Many ways to give

Since 1963 Mohonk Preserve has protected land along the Shawangunk Ridge. Just as we have thoughtfully stewarded the land, we’ve also wisely managed our financial resources to ensure that this special place will be here for generations to come.

A planned gift can have tremendous impact and help ensure that your investment supports your love of conservation, land protection, sustainable recreation, and environmental education.

Choose a planned gift that’s right for you.

Whatever your stage in life, there’s a planned gift option that works for you and helps protect the Shawangunk Ridge for generations to come. Explore your options and contact us when you’re ready to talk.

Name Mohonk Preserve in your will or trust

Anyone can make a gift in their will or trust. Naming Mohonk Preserve as a beneficiary will not affect your finances now and you can always change your plans later if your circumstances change.

Use your retirement plan

Another popular way to make a planned gift is to name Mohonk Preserve a beneficiary of your retirement plan. Contact your financial institution to get the form – it’s that simple.

Direct your bank account or other assets

You can make a planned gift by just filling out a form and directing that Mohonk Preserve be the beneficiary of your bank or investment account. Contact your bank to make this change.

Give from a donor-advised fund

Give to Mohonk Preserve during your lifetime and/or designate the organization as a beneficiary of your fund. Contact your financial institution to learn more.

Gift of real estate

There are many ways that real estate can be used to benefit Mohonk Preserve. Such gifts also can create sizeable tax deductions for donors. To begin the process, contact Mohonk Preserve to discuss options.

Join the Legacy Society

Anyone who makes a planned gift has the option to join the Legacy Society. What’s the Legacy Society you ask? It’s a group of like-minded individuals who share your desire to ensure the future of the Preserve. Membership in the Legacy Society is one way we can recognize and thank you during your lifetime. If you prefer to keep your plans confidential, rest assured that membership is optional. We will thank you profusely in private.

For more information:

Send a message to Mallory Pierce, our director of development, at or call 845-255-0919, ext. 1240.


Disclaimer: This information is not intended to be legal or tax advice. Please consult your lawyer or accountant to decide if this form of giving is appropriate for your circumstances. New York Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act.

Hear from Legacy Society member Lynn McGrew

about why Mohonk Preserve is special to her:

Banner photo by Jeff Severson; Hikers on Millbrook Ridge Trail by Andrea MacScott; Red Foxes by Karen Maloy Brady; Wildflowers by Lurleen Monteleone; Fall Leaves by Stephen D. Stewart-Hill; Million Dollar View at the Spring Farm Trailhead by Gerald Berliner; Autumn Carriage Road by Steve Aaron