Support Options

“To know these special places will never be developed brings me great peace and satisfaction. Please join me in supporting the work of Eagle Valley Land Trust.”

– Dr. Tom Steinberg, Board Member Emeritus

Giving Levels

The work of the Eagle Valley Land Trust is 100% dependent upon donations. We hope that you will be inspired and moved to support our efforts to protect the future of our home in one of the following ways:

SUSTAINING COUNCIL – $10,000

Sustaining Council members are included in all Land Trust events and recognized on all of our materials. the property they are underwriting via recognition both Sustaining Council members represent the Land Trusts on the property and in our materials.

GUARDIANS – $5,000
Guardians of our land are exactly that… Each Guardian member is an underwriter of one of our 15 larger parcels under conservation easement. Each member will be attached to the property they are underwriting via recognition both on the property and in our materials.

STEWARDS – $2500
Stewards are underwriters of our smaller conservation easement properties. Each member will be attached to

FRIENDS – $1000
Friends of the Land program invites members to provide support for the educational activities the Land Trust engages in with our community members.

DEFENDER – $500
Defender donors provide the funds needed for our team to continuously work toward securing properties that will go under an easement, ensuring they are forever protected.

GRASSROOTS – UP TO $499

 

Lasting Gifts

Appreciated Property: Securities and Real Estate

  • Long-term appreciated stock, mutual funds, or real estate – easy and tax-efficient.
  • Greater tax benefits than a cash gift of equivalent value.
  • Please notify us prior to your stock transfer.

Life Insurance: Name EVLT as sole beneficiary of your policy, transfer ownership of a paid-up policy, or give a policy on which you are still paying premiums.

Charitable Gift Annuities: In exchange for a gift of cash or other assets, EVLT will pay you and/or a loved one a fixed, guaranteed annual income for the rest of your life. After your death, the remainder of your annuity is used to create a charitable endowment fund in your name.

Charitable Remainder Trusts: An irrevocable trust provides you and/or a loved one with a fixed, guaranteed annual income or an income that varies with the value of the trust

Bequests: the simplest lasting gift

  • You could designate a bequest as an outright cash gift, a percentage of your estate, from your IRA, or set up a plan that provides lifetime income to your beneficiaries.
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Special Gifts

Matching Gifts: Expand the impact of your gift when your employer matches your charitable contributions.

Naming Opportunities: Endowed or other special purpose funds may be named for someone you wish to honor.

Endowment: Receive tax benefits for an endowed gift, while providing income in perpetuity for a project of particular interest to you.

Special Events and Projects: Become involved in our fundraising events by sponsoring, volunteering, donating products or services, or simply by attending. Find out more about special events…

Memorial and Commemorative Gifts: Memorial gifts are lasting tributes in honor of a beloved person who has passed away. Commemorative gifts celebrate a person or special occasion such as an anniversary, birthday, or retirement.

The gift of your time

Volunteers are the backbone of the Eagle Valley Land Trust!

Your local Land Trust accomplishes its mission from the assistance of a dedicated group of committed volunteers. Volunteers enable us to perform annual monitoring and inspection visits, run an efficient office, host special events, educate the public about open space and set policies that govern our organization.

To learn more about volunteer opportunities with The Eagle Valley Land Trust, please contact stewardship@evlt.org.

We are pleased to provide you with tax-deductible information, but it is not intended to provide legal or tax advice. We encourage you to consult with your financial and legal advisors for additional tax information.

For more details on all of these ways of giving, please call 970.748.7654 or complete the form below. All inquiries regarding gifts to EVLT are completely confidential.