We are thankful for the committed and growing group of people who choose to support our work by making personal financial contributions. There are many ways to support conservation including, but not limited to, making a direct donation, volunteering time, donating land, asking employers to match gifts, and much more. Below are details on different types of contributions to help you distinguish which type is best for you.
Before making your individual contribution, check with your employer to determine if they offer a company dollar-for-dollar match. Often, the completion and submission of a simple form to your employer allows supporters to double their contribution to Hollow Oak. If you are unsure if your company offers a company matching program, you can contact your company’s HR for more information.
HOLLOW OAK AS YOUR BENEFICIARY
Another popular way to make a planned gift is to name Hollow Oak a beneficiary of all or a portion of your retirement plan assets, other investments, or bank accounts. It’s as simple as filling out a form and can provide tax benefits.
HOLLOW OAK IN YOUR WILL OR REVOCABLE TRUST
Anyone can make a gift in their will or revocable trust. The benefit of this method of giving is that you can make a lasting impact on the future of our region without impacting your immediate finances. You can adjust this pledge of support during your lifetime should circumstances change.
GIFTS OF STOCK
A gift of appreciated stock is a tax-wise way to support Hollow Oak because the full value of the stock can be donated without you or Hollow Oak paying taxes on its appreciated value.
GIFT FROM YOUR IRA
If you are 70½ or older, you may make direct charitable contributions from your IRA. Check with your financial planner or tax advisor to see if this is a good option for you.
GIVING FROM A DONOR-ADVISED FUND
Give to Hollow Oak during your lifetime from an established donor-advised fund and/or designate Hollow Oak as a future beneficiary of your fund.
GIFTS OF LAND
There are many ways for a real estate gift to support Hollow Oak’s efforts. These include direct conservation of the land if suitable, resale to generate funds (if land is not appropriate for protection), or to generate on-going revenue. Gifted land value is eligible for a federal tax deduction.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ABOVE SUGGESTIONS ARE NOT INTENDED TO BE FINANCIAL PLANNING, LEGAL, OR TAX ADVICE. PLEASE CONSULT YOUR PLANNER, LAWYER, OR ACCOUNTANT TO DETERMINE IF THESE FORMS OF GIVING WOULD BE APPROPRIATE FOR YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES.
Please contact Sean Brady, Executive Director, at SBrady@hollowoak.org to discuss possible gifts of these types.
Information You May Need
Organization Name: Hollow Oak Land Trust
Employer Identification Number (EIN): 25-6374165
Address: PO Box 741 Coraopolis, PA 15108