Legacy Giving


Become a Nisqually Natural Legacy Partner

The Nisqually Land Trust has pledged to care forever for land that you are helping conserve today.

By making a gift through your will or estate plan, you can help us protect the water, wildlife, and people of the Nisqually River Watershed for generations to come.

We invite you to join our Natural Legacy Partners, a circle of supporters who have included the Nisqually Land Trust as a beneficiary in their estate plans. PLEASE NOTIFY US if you would like more information on our planned giving program or if you are planning on including the Nisqually Land Trust in your will so we can work with you to ensure that your gift will be used as you wish. We appreciate your generous support of the Nisqually Watershed.

If you have already included the Land Trust in your estate plans please let us know using the form below:

One of the easiest ways to create a lasting legacy in the Watershed is by leaving a bequest to the Nisqually Land Trust in your will.

Creating a will ensures that you can provide for the people, places, and causes that matter most in your life through your estate. Legacy giving is a way for you to make charitable gifts that integrate your personal, financial and estate plans.

Click here for sample language to use.

Donating your retirement assets, such as your IRA, 401k, 403b, pension or other tax deferred plan, is a smart way to make a gift to the Nisqually Land Trust. Did you know that your retirement assets may be taxed at 60%-65% if you leave them to your heirs at your death? Another option is to leave your heirs assets that receive a step up in basis (such as real estate and stock) and give the retirement assets to the Nisqually Land Trust. As a charity, we are not taxed upon receiving an IRA or other retirement plan assets.

To leave your retirement assets to the Nisqually Land Trust you will need to complete a beneficiary designation form provided by your plan custodian. If you designate the Nisqually Land Trust as beneficiary, we will benefit from the full value of your gift because your IRA assets will not be taxed at your death. Your estate will benefit from an estate tax charitable deduction for the gift.

For additional giving opportunities, download our Planning Your Legacy brochure.

We are so grateful to the following individuals for including the Nisqually Land Trust in their estate plans. Their legacies will live on in the forests and streams they help to protect.

Gladys Burns
Bartlett Burns
Ken Braget
Thelma Gilmur
Margery Sayre
Suzanne Shafer
Jane Willits
Caroline Feiss


The Nisqually Land Trust is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.