How do you experience the wonders of Bainbridge Island? Do you hike the Gazzam Lake trail, explore the shoreline at Agate Passage Preserve, or immerse yourself in the serenity of Cougar Creek Preserve? These cherished lands hold a special place in our hearts, and now you have the power to protect them for future generations.
By including the Bainbridge Island Land Trust in your estate plans, your legacy giving will not only support the stewardship of existing properties but also enable new land acquisitions. Planned giving, also known as legacy giving, allows you to leave a lasting impact while ensuring the protection of our natural spaces, wildlife habitats, and scenic landscapes.
Why Choose Planned Giving?
- Preserve Your Passion: If you have a deep appreciation for Bainbridge Island and want to protect our natural environment forever, planned giving is a powerful way to make a lasting impact. Your legacy will help safeguard our unique ecosystems, forests, wetlands, and shoreline, maintaining their beauty and biodiversity.
- Flexibility and Control: Planned giving provides you with flexibility and control over how your assets are distributed. You can choose from various options such as bequests, charitable trusts, retirement accounts, life insurance policies, or real estate gifts, tailoring your giving to align with your personal goals.
- Tax Advantages: When you engage in planned giving, you can potentially enjoy significant tax benefits. Depending on your circumstances and the type of gift you choose, you may reduce estate taxes, eliminate capital gains tax, and even receive income tax deductions.