Planned Giving

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

Become a member of the Heritage Circle:

By leaving a planned gift to the Orange County Land Trust, you will join an esteemed circle of supporters whose dedication to the land will be appreciated for lifetimes to come.

This is a meaningful and rewarding way to make a difference now and for the future! Click here for more information or to submit a pledge.

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.

“Andy and I pledged our long-term support for saving and stewarding the land by leaving a gift to OCLT in our wills. We’re leaving a bequest as a tribute to my parents, and our shared love of the land.”

Elinor Hart
Past Board Member and Donor of a Planned Gift to Orange County Land Trust