You can help protect our land, our water, and our way of life - forever. A planned gift is an excellent option to provide lasting support to the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust while ensuring your own financial needs are met. Planned gifts allow you to take advantage of tax benefits associated with charitable giving. You can benefit through reduced capital gains, estate, and income taxes.
When considering a Planned Gift to the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust, we encourage you to consult with your legal or financial advisors.
Stocks, bonds, and mutual funds are easily donated, and can often provide you with exceptional tax savings. When you donate appreciated securities or closely held securities to CDLT, your gift will be exempt from capital gains tax on the appreciation, and you will usually receive an income tax deduction on the full value of the gift. Click here for Stock Donation instructions.
Gifts of Real Estate:
Gifts of real estate or other tangible personal property can be made through a bequest under your will, or as an outright gift today. Sale proceeds support our work. Gifts made during your lifetime may be able to receive an immediate tax deduction, avoid capital gains taxes, and provide immediate benefit to Chelan-Douglas Land Trust.
Gifts may be left unrestricted, to be spent at the board’s discretion. Gifts may also be restricted to our Stewardship Fund or our Endowment Fund, ensuring the care for our conserved lands forever. To make sure your goals for your gift are achieved, please contact Sharon Lunz, Development Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (509) 667-9708.