Join the Founders Circle - Planned Giving

Plan a Legacy for your Valley

Create a lasting legacy with the Wood River Land Trust by making a planned gift for the future of our valley.

You may find your connection to the Valley through fond family memories, a hiking trail, a fishing spot or iconic views of the mountains. By giving to the Wood River Land Trust, you make a difference in protecting the Valley – its land and river and special character.

Making a planned gift through your will, insurance beneficiary designation, IRA beneficiary designation, or other vehicles like remainder trusts can have a big impact on our work here in the valley. If your estate plans include a gift to the Wood River Land Trust, please let us know so that we can thank you for your generosity, honor your wishes and recognize your impact as part of our Founders Circle.

Ways of Giving – Create Your Legacy

Bequests
Life Insurance Policies & Retirement Assets
Gifts of Real Estate
Life Income Gifts
Other Common Ways to Give

As an accredited land trust, we understand that permanent land protection requires a strong and solvent organization, a robust stewardship program to manage and defend protected lands, and a board of directors that excels at leading the organization. The accreditation seal guarantees you that we have the systems in place to ensure the long-term success of our organization and the permanent protection of the lands we together have protected.

RECOMMENDED FUNDS

We know that charitable giving is personal and that each gift is given thoughtfully. We welcome unrestricted gifts since such gifts provide the flexibility to use the funds where they are most needed. You may also assign your gift to a particular fund within WRLT (see funds below). By indicating unrestricted or the specific fund name, we will allocate your funds as you wish.

Open Space Fund: This fund is used to buy or otherwise protect land. It is used when we have to move quickly or risk losing a property. Properties whose protection was assisted by this fund include Rock Creek Ranch and Colorado Gulch.

Legacy Fund: This fund was created in the nature of an endowment fund. The principal of this fund is to produce income for operations in accordance with guidelines established by the Finance Committee and to provide a source of cash to meet emergency financial needs.

NEXT STEPS

After reviewing this information, we strongly recommend that you discuss your planned gift options with your attorney, accountant, or other financial advisors to determine how these options might affect your personal tax and estate planning objectives. Any advisor you consult can help you explore your options and make a planned gift advantageous for you, your family and WRLT. We also encourage you to contact us so that we can help you create your legacy and support your conservation goals.  Before making your planned gift, please establish that your gift aligns with your wishes while also supporting the mission of WRLT. Working together, we can help you maximize the positive impacts of your gift.

If you are interested in making a planned gift to benefit WRLT, we would be honored to work directly with you and your advisors to formulate a mechanism to carry out your wishes and achieve valuable tax savings. And if you wish, we would be honored to acknowledge your thoughtful preparation at a time you deem appropriate.

If you would like more information on planned giving please contact:
Courtney Jelaco
Director of Development
phone: 208-788-3947
email: cjelaco@woodriverlandtrust.org