Planned Giving through the Evergreen Society

Preserve land in New Canaan forever by including the New Canaan Land Trust in your estate plans. Join the dedicated individuals and families who have taken steps to preserve open space in New Canaan with a planned gift to the New Canaan Land Trust. Once you notify us of your intentions, you will be part of our legacy society, the Evergreen Society.

Below are a few of the options available to those wishing to leave a conservation legacy through Planned Giving:


Leave the New Canaan Land Trust a gift through your will or revocable living trust.

Sample language:

“I hereby bequest to New Canaan Land Trust, A non-profit 501©(3) organization headquartered in New Canaan, CT EIN 06-6098244 $(amount) or (percentage).”

You should discuss what is ideal for your situation with your estate attorney, financial planner, other professional advisor, and your administrator or executor.

Name NCLT as a Beneficiary

Designate the New Canaan Land Trust as a beneficiary of your bank account, retirement, pension plan, or life insurance policy.

Appreciated Assets

Donate securities (i.e. stock), personal property, real estate and insurance policies.

Talk to your legal or financial adviser to learn more about the ways in which you can include the New Canaan Land Trust in your estate plans.

For more information on how you can support the New Canaan Land Trust through Planned Giving, please contact us at [email protected]

The protection of New Canaan’s natural heritage is absolutely essential. I have included the Land Trust in my Estate Plans and joined the Evergreen Society to help ensure that adequate resources will be available for conserving additional land for our town in the future.

Art Berry

Immediate Past President, New Canaan Land Trust