Bequests

Conservation can last forever: in the clean water lapping our islands and shoreline, in the trails overlooking our lake, and in the salamanders our kids discover. You can make sure that happens in more and more areas around the lake with a legacy gift through your will.

It’s simple to do–and the impact with last for generations.

A bequest can be made by naming the Lake Champlain Land Trust as a charitable beneficiary either in your existing will (by adding an update, called a codicil) or when establishing a new will.

Suggested Language:

“I give, devise and bequeath to the Lake Champlain Land Trust, of Burlington, VT, assets having a value equal to __% of my gross estate to be used for its general charitable purposes.”

  • If you are considering a restricted gift or gift of land, please call Chris Boget, Executive Director at (802) 862-4150 to discuss your vision and interest so we can match it with our work. All conversations are confidential.

Recognizing Your Extraordinary Generosity:

We would love to recognize your planned gift with a membership into the Archer Family Legacy Society. If you wish to name the Lake Champlain Land Trust in your will or estate plan, our legal name as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization is: Lake Champlain Land Trust, Inc. Our tax identification number is: 03-0267331.

Please contact Executive Director Chris Boget at (802) 862-4150 to discuss your legacy gift, to ensure it meets your wishes and the needs of the Land Trust.

  • We can also connect you with our volunteer estate planning experts for a free and confidential consultation.

Note that we cannot provide legal advice as a non-profit. Please consult your attorney or estate planner.