You Can Help

Planning a Legacy Gift

When you plan a gift to the Kawartha Land Trust you are helping to protect the land you love and ensuring long-term conservation of land in the Kawarthas.

Your planned gift can honour a loved one, recognize your family or stand as a living monument to your own personal passion for the environment and love of the Kawarthas’ natural heritage.

 

Planned gifts allow you to:

  • Gain valuable credits on your final estate income tax return
  • Enjoy current tax savings and secure a lifetime income for yourself and/or your spouse
  • Establish a memorial fund in the name of a loved one
  • Provide a significant legacy with a small current contribution
  • Leave something truly meaningful for people to remember you by
  • Planned gifts are tailored to your personal circumstances. You will need to consult with your lawyer and other estate planners and financial advisors before making a gift of this nature.

Please contact us to discuss making a Planned Gift.

Bequests / Gifts in Your Will

Charitable bequests are gifts made through your will. You can choose to leave KLT a pre-determined sum of money or a percentage of your estate.

Life Insurance Policies

Giving through life insurance is a low cost way to give. You can give a new policy, an existing policy or simply name the KLT as the beneficiary.

 

Christie Bentham, A Lasting Legacy.

Christie Bentham was a valued friend and volunteer for the KLT. She had a vision of protection for special places on her beloved Stony Lake and wanted to ensure the abundant species found there would thrive into the future beyond her lifetime.

Christie passed away after years of working tirelessly on many causes. She left her mark both on the landscape and on those who knew her.

Christie & William Bentham
Christie & William Bentham

In her words:
We like to think of Stony Lake as a constant in our lives, yet the natural environment changes continually.  Many of the oak trees have gone, victims of the gypsy moth, forest tent caterpillars and lack of moisture in the thin layer of soil.  On the positive side, descendants of the white pine which were heavily logged in the last century have flourished.  Invasive species such as eurasian watermilfoil, purple loosestrife and zebra

mussels have appeared, while the indigenous Canada geese, ospreys and cormorants are much more numerous.”   

'The Spree' Photo by: Paul Orenstein
‘The Spree’                             Photo by Paul Orenstein

Christie chose to make a substantial contribution to achieve her vision, both through the sale of her beloved boat, Spree and in her Will, representing one of the largest financial gifts to Kawartha Land Trust to date.

Christie’s gifts build upon the momentum of many other families and individuals who have chosen to help protect important sites in the Kawarthas, through gifts of land, gifts of conservation agreements, gifts of financial support and gifts of time.

We are grateful for Christie’s gift and confidence in KLT to protect the land you love.

 

You too can create a legacy to protect the land you love for future generations.

Making a planned gift to Kawartha Land Trust is a simple and powerful way to leave a legacy for the future of the Kawarthas.

Contact us today to find more about we can help you plan your Legacy Gift.