Leave Your Legacy on the Land

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Blue Ridge Conservancy protects undeveloped land in northwest North Carolina in perpetuity. This means that our children, our grandchildren and all future generations will be blessed with the same clean mountain air, fresh drinking water and healthy local foods that we enjoy today. It means they will have even greater opportunities to explore the natural world. And it means the inherent spirit of this region, the natural and cultural heritage that makes our mountains such a special place to call home, will endure.

What better way to make your own contribution to this legacy than to include a gift to BRC in your estate plan? In doing so, you demonstrate a deep-rooted commitment to conservation and recreation in northwest North Carolina for future generations.

There are many ways to make an estate gift to BRC:

  • Bequests. A bequest is one of the easiest and most flexible ways to leave a gift to BRC through your estate. Gifts of cash, securities or other property can be included in your will or living trust.

  • Retirement Accounts. You may designate BRC as a beneficiary of your IRA, 401k or other retirement savings plan.

  • Life Insurance. You may name BRC as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy.

Real Property. BRC can accept gifts of real estate, with or without high conservation value. Properties with high conservation value will be preserved. Properties without high conservation value will be sold, and the income used to support BRC’s mission.

Life Income Gifts. Life income gifts allow you to make a gift to BRC while guaranteeing income for yourself or your family in the future. Gift options include Charitable Gift Annuities, Charitable Remainder Unitrusts and Charitable Remainder Annuity Trusts.

Every family’s financial situation is unique and it is important that you work with your attorney or financial advisor to find the most suitable arrangement for you and your family. Blue Ridge Conservancy does not give tax or legal advice.

If you have included Blue Ridge Conservancy in your estate plan, we would appreciate the opportunity to thank you for your support. To notify us of a planned estate gift or to learn more about BRC’s planned giving opportunities, contact Caroline Gandy at 828-264-2511 or caroline@blueridgeconservancy.org

Blue Ridge Conservancy is a nonprofit tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)3 of the IRS code, Federal ID #58-2502695.

Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the NC State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 919-807-2214. This license is not an endorsement by the state.