Planned Giving

A bequest to Orange County Land Trust will turn your commitment to protect the beauty of Orange County into a lasting legacy.

I love the fields, forests and highlands of this county and want to preserve as much of them as possible, to be enjoyed by future generations. Donations to the Orange County Land Trust provide a local and lasting gift.” ~ Dr. Douglas McBride, formerly of Washingtonville

Since 1993, the Orange County Land Trust has been working to conserve the farmland, forests, wildlife habitat and rural character of Orange County, strengthening connections between people and the land.

Our goal is to ensure that Orange County will be a strong and vibrant rural community, where agriculture continues to play a central role in the economy, where development respects historic traditions and natural resources, and where there are accessible open spaces and abundant, healthy natural lands and wildlife habitats.

If you share this vision, you can make the conservation of Orange County’s exceptionally scenic landscapes and rich ecological resources a vital part of your own legacy by making a planned gift to the OCLT.

A planned gift is a good way to ensure that future generations will continue to enjoy the unique character of Orange County. It is also an important way for you to maximize the financial rewards of your philanthropy.

These gifts are structured to help you realize the full range of the tax and income incentives provided by law to encourage your charitable giving.

Thank you for considering a lasting gift to the Orange County Land Trust. As with any charitable bequest, please consult with your attorney on the language and tax effect.

For more information on making a planned gift, or to notify us that you have done so, please contact us at 845.534.3690.