Support

You can support ORLT's current work, or make a gift to ORLT's Endowment Fund, which will ensure that ORLT is as permanent as the land we protect.
Here are ways you can give:

Outright Gifts

This is the simplest gift usually with a tax benefit for the donor and immediate benefit for ORLT.

Bequest Gifts

One of the most common and lasting forms of giving which allows you, in your last will & testament, to designate a specific property, dollar amount, or percentage of your estate to be donated to ORLT.

Gifts of Retirement Plans or IRAs

Distributions of your IRA or retirement plan to your heirs can be subject to income and estate taxes. By designating ORLT as a beneficiary, 100% of the balance can be used by ORLT.

You can also choose to make a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) directly from a taxable IRS.  Donors over 70 1/2 may donate up to $100,000 to a qualified charity from their IRS.  This donation can be used to meet all or a part of the required minimum distribution while reducing your taxable income.  Please contact ORLT or your financial advisor for more information.

Life Insurance Policies

Transferring ownership of policies you feel you  may no longer need may allow you to receive a charitable income tax deduction.  You may also designate ORLT as a beneficiary of your policy.

Charitable Remainder Trusts

Also fundable with a wide variety of assets, this can provide income for you, your spouse, or other beneficiaries. Upon death, a specific amount or percentage of your estate will be designated to your heirs, and the remaining balance can be donated to ORLT to avoid capital gains taxes.

Real Estate

You can receive a charitable deception by donating property to a nonprofit land trust.  ORLT will accept gifts of real estate for conservation lands to be protected and for real estate intended to be sold by the land trust to support our work.

Please call your financial advisor or tax attorney to discuss options that meet your estate planning and philanthropic needs.

If you would like to discuss how to support ORLT, please contact ORLT's executive director, Steffney Thompson:
 steffney@oconeeriverlandtrust.org
 706-552-3138