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Leave a Legacy for the Valley You Love

Planned gifts are an inspiring way to support land conservation in the future while providing for your own and your family’s financial security at the same time.

A planned gift is a contribution that is arranged in the present but allocated at a future date, and is commonly donated through a will or trust. Many types of planned gifts offer tax benefits to the donor.

To learn more about our philanthropic opportunities and their tax benefits, please contact Monica Green, Development Director, by email or call 413-549-1097.

Consider these planned giving options:

Bequest
You can designate Kestrel as the recipient of cash, real estate, or another asset in your will. Or, you can leave a percentage of your overall estate to Kestrel.

Retirement plan assets
You can name Kestrel as the beneficiary of an IRA, 401(K), 403(b), or other qualified retirement plan.

Life insurance
You can name Kestrel as the owner and beneficiary of a new or existing policy.

Real estate or other assets
Gifts of any type of asset may be made during your lifetime. Gifts of real estate can be structured in various ways to provide tax benefits and financial flexibility.

Gift of appreciated securities
Gifts of stock may provide savings on capital gains taxes as well as an income tax deduction.

Other planned giving tools include retained life estates, charitable remainder trusts, and more.

Join These Visionaries When You Make Your Planned Gift

Kestrel Land Trust is grateful for the generous bequests provided by the following members of our community over the years. These visionary gifts helped Kestrel Land Trust grow from an idea in 1970 to an accredited regional land trust that has protected more than 23,000 acres with our conservation partners. You can help ensure a legacy of land conservation in the Valley by including Kestrel in your estate plans today. Thank you!

Janet & Toby Dakin of Amherst
Elizabeth M. Guest of Amherst
Hanna W. Hopp of Northampton
Thelma J. Isaacs of Amherst
Robert & Gale McClung of Amherst
Eva Schiffer of Amherst
Carl & Dorothy Swanson of Amherst
Clarice Brows Thorp of Pelham
Isabel Wilder of Amherst
Richard & Nathalie Woodbury of Shutesbury
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