Planned Giving: Leaving a Legacy
Perhaps you choose to live in northern Michigan or spend time here because the land inspires you. Maybe you feel connected to the land through family memories, a hiking trail, a pristine stretch of river, or your favorite stretch of shoreline.
As you think about the past and ponder your vision for the future, you may be considering how you can make a significant difference in conserving what makes northern Michigan so special — its unparalleled lakes, rolling hardwoods, scenic highways and blue-ribbon trout streams.
While planned gifts take many forms, they are the result of careful planning and an intention to make a lasting gift. These could include bequests made in a will, naming the Little Traverse Conservancy as a life insurance beneficiary, or using tax-wise giving options such as charitable gift annuities or remainder trusts.
Conservancy supporters who have made planned gifts have had an extraordinary impact on our work. Proceeds from planned gifts fund our endowment, ensuring our continued long term success and stability. Planned gifts help ensure that the Little Traverse Conservancy is stable and equipped to steward our many nature preserves, monitor our perpetual conservation easements, and continue to preserve significant natural and scenic lands in northern Michigan