“Raise your hand” for the land

Planned giving is a powerful way to make a lasting difference for local land conservation. Knowing this, North Olympic Land Trust has launched a “Raise Your Hand” campaign to help ensure the Land Trust will meet the goals of those who have or are planning to leave a bequest or other gift from their estate to the Land Trust.

As part of this campaign, we’re asking you to consider raising your hand to let us know of your plan. You can be as private or public as you choose and nothing about raising your hand will prevent you from changing your mind whenever you want. You don’t have to have all your estate planning done, either.

When you “raise your hand”, it gives us the chance to thank you for your generous decision. And, it gives us the opportunity to make sure we understand what you intend while we can still talk it through with you. In a short visit, we’ll make sure we understand the type of gift you plan and the specific way you want your gift to impact land conservation. Nothing about that will be made public without your specific permission.

Exploring options:

If you haven’t decided, but want to learn what your options are, go ahead and raise your hand, too. Our goal in the “Raise Your Hand” campaign isn’t to persuade. It’s to plan with you to make sure you get maximum joy from your support for land conservation.

Some donors are pleased to learn future estate gifts are an important consideration when the Land Trust plans its work. Knowledge of a future gift permits us to responsibly and confidently commit to projects in the future.

That’s not to say planned gifts need to be large. The national average bequest may be $30,000, but a $10,000 bequest has big impact at North Olympic Land Trust. It can cover transaction costs on a donated property or fund the annual stewardship work on a conserved parcel.

How to Raise Your Hand:

  • Call Tom Sanford, North Olympic Land Trust executive director (360) 417-1815 Ext. 6 or e-mail tom@northolympiclandtrust.org.
  • Drop by the Land Trust, 602 E. Front St. Port Angeles, WA 98362.
  • Contact a Board member you may know. Click here for the Board of Directors.

For more information on planned giving and the John Willits Legacy Circle, click here to review our legacy giving brochure or contact Dean Miller at dean@northolympiclandtrust.org or (360) 417-1815.