Create a Lasting Legacy: Leave a Bequest for Conservation

Consider the legacy you wish to leave behind—a legacy of stewardship, conservation, and safeguarding our planet’s natural wonders for generations to come. With a simple gesture, you can make a profound impact through a bequest to LightHawk.

By including LightHawk in your will or trust, you can designate a specific dollar amount, percentage of your estate, or residual estate to support our vital conservation efforts. LightHawk receives the gift after your lifetime and applies it to the purpose(s) you indicate. Unrestricted gifts are used to support our conservation missions across the country to ensure the longevity of our planet’s precious natural resources.


  • You maintain control of your assets. Your inform us of your gift, but it can be amended at any time.
  • Your gift may lower taxes for your heirs or offer tax benefits.
  • You qualify for Legacy Society membership.
  • You can dedicate your gift in honor or memory of a loved one.
  • Your gift will help to safeguard our natural world for future generations.

Charitable Trusts

A charitable trust is an irrevocable trust established for charitable purposes, often used by individuals to leave a portion of their estate to charity for philanthropic purposes and tax benefits. There are two types: lead trusts, where the charity is paid first, and remainder trusts, where the charity is paid last. Payments may be fixed or a percentage of principal, offering significant estate and income tax savings. Various trust and annuity arrangements exist, providing tax benefits and potential lifetime income for donors or designated individuals, while supporting LightHawk and your heirs.

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