Make KLT a part of your conservation legacy!

Remembering KLT in your will or estate plans is not only a memorable way to make a lasting contribution to land conservation, but can also provide tangible benefits to you or your family through income tax deductions, favorable tax treatment of appreciated securities and/or estate tax savings. Below are some ways you can leave a lasting conservation legacy.

  • Bequest by will or living trust: Donate a specific amount, make a gift from the residuary of your estate or name KLT as a contingent beneficiary.

  • Stock and other securities: Give a gift of appreciated stock or securities to KLT. These gifts may provide you with an income tax advantage; discuss the possibilities with your financial advisor.

  • Real Estate: Gifts of real estate may include land that could be permanently protected as a preserve; land upon which a conservation easement might be placed and the land then sold by KLT; or land that is not meant for conservation but could be easily sold by KLT to help fund other conservation projects.

  • Life insurance or retirement assets: Name KLT as a beneficiary under a life insurance policy or retirement plan, annuity contract, 401(K) plan or IRA. Some of these gifts may also provide you with tax advantages; discuss the possibilities with your financial advisor.

  • Other planned giving tools include charitable gift annuities, charitable lead trusts and charitable remainder trusts. 

Whatever option you may choose, please consult with KLT in advance so that we can make sure your wishes are fully met. Contact Jerry Jost at jjost@klt.org or call 785-749-3297.


Kansas Land Trust is not a financial or legal advisor. Please consult your own financial or legal advisors for advice regarding your planned giving wishes.