Building for the Future
What will be your Legacy?
“Legacy.” It’s about learning from the past, living in the present, and building for the future. It helps us decide the kind of life we want to live and the kind of world we want to live in. It’s about understanding that we are a part of a larger community, and learning from our history to build our future.
Creating a will and wealth plan gives you the opportunity to preserve parts of our beautiful planet. By naming your local land trust in your plans you make it possible for the places and pathways, the plants and wildlife you love to be a part of the lives of others – your family and friends, and those you don’t even know. They will have an opportunity to explore, learn from, and be in “conversation” with the land, water and air that sustains us. It’s not only a legacy of place, but a legacy of caring and stewardship.
Bandera Farms Park represents the first time that 3 municipalities and Guilford County have collaborated jointly on a preservation and recreation project. Plans for the park have been in the works since 2019, led by local land trust, Piedmont Land Conservancy, with representatives from Town of Summerfield, Town of Oak Ridge, City of Greensboro, and Guilford County all coming together with a joint vision.
Piedmont Land Conservancy members who have let us know they’ve included PLC in their estate plans are part of our
Forever These Lands Society.
Through bequest gifts, many game-changing projects in our nine-county region have been made possible:
- The easement at Crossnore School & Children’s Home in Winston-Salem,
- Bandera Farms Park in Guilford County,
- and PLC’s upcoming Caraway Creek Nature Preserve in Randolph County.
We hope you will consider including Piedmont Land Conservancy in your legacy plans. By letting us know that you have put PLC in your will, you will join other members who have already done so in our Forever These Lands Society. The name says it all, and we would be honored and grateful to welcome you.
The Nuts and Bolts
Everyone needs a legal will to ensure their assets benefit the people and causes they value the most. By leaving a gift to PLC in your will, you can create a legacy that will help us protect wildlife and land, clean water and air, and ensure the survival of our organization both now and in the future.
Estate planning consists of at least 4 key documents:
- Last Will and Testament and/or Trust
- Durable Power of Attorney for Finances
- Durable Power of Attorney for Healthy Care
- Living Will or Advance Directive
Estate planning is for everyone.
Estate planning starts with you.
Now is the perfect time to set up a meeting with an attorney to discuss your wishes. If you already have a plan, now is a great time to evaluate it and review your documents to determine if you need an update.
If you have any questions for us, please contact Karrie Jo Manson, Director of Development or Kevin Redding, Executive Director at email@example.com or 336.681.0088.
Here’s what some of our Forever These Lands Society members have said recently:
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