A Meaningful Gift –
A Mindful Investment.
Earl Larson was one of the founding members of the Little Traverse Conservancy, and he has many fond memories of his role helping the organization form and get rolling forward nearly 44 years ago. In 1999 Earl and his wife Barbara retired from their work in Harbor Springs and moved to the tiny town of DeTour Village in the eastern Upper Peninsula. He and Barbara then focused on their philanthropic goals which included a scholarship fund to Lake Superior State University and a Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust to the Little Traverse Conservancy – the first such planned gift ever received by the Conservancy.
“I believe that using the annuity as a form of gifting was a three-way “win”. First, the yield is extremely good and gets better as you age. In my case the yield was superior to the stocks I was holding. The second “win” is for your spouse: the annuity payments continue to them even after your death. The final “win” is that you are giving funds to a terrific organization that is devoted to protecting the countryside you love – and ensuring that this countryside will be there to be loved and enjoyed by your children and grandchildren.” ~ Earl Larson
Bequests are very flexible, and like the Larson’s Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust, come in several types and scenarios. There are many Planned Giving options that can deliver significant benefits to the Little Traverse Conservancy and provide tax benefits to the donor. You can make a planned gift during your lifetime, or through your will and estate plan. Advanced and thoughtful planning offers you an opportunity to support the Little Traverse Conservancy knowing your gift will further the organization’s mission for years to come.
Please contact us to find out what option might work best for you.
Ty Ratliff, Director of Donor Relations
Little Traverse Conservancy, Inc.
A qualified 501 (c) 3 Michigan non-profit organization.
Tax ID # 23-7267810
Above photo: Boyd B. Banwell Nature Preserve/Todd Parker