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Ways To Give

Annual Gifts

Protect the place you cherish most by making a cash gift. Annual Gifts support the essential operation of the Preserve and are the backbone of our supporters. Gifts are accepted in any amount and may be fully tax deductible.

Planned Gifts

Many of our donors support the Preserve through planned gifts, which may qualify for significant tax deductions. Options range from a simple bequest in your will to various life income plans. The Legacy Society recognizes friends who express their commitment to the environment by making planned gifts to the Preserve. Legacy Society members provide resources to protect the land for all time and all generations. We invite you to join other members of the Legacy Society by remembering the Preserve as you plan for the future. Legacy Society members receive invitations to special receptions and events for members only and recognition in many forms.

Appreciated Securities

Gifts of appreciated securities, such as stocks and mutual funds, are excellent ways to support the Preserve. Such gifts are simple and may provide a greater tax benefit than an equivalent gift in cash. A gift of stock owned for more than one year entitles you to an income-tax charitable deduction for the full fair market value of the donated asset. If the stock has appreciated, you also avoid any capital gains tax on the appreciation.

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For more information about different types of giving, or assistance in making a gift, please contact Director of Donor Relations Mallory Pierce at or (845) 255-0919 ext. 1240.

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