BRC’s Matching Gifts Program is a great way to make your giving go even further. If your employer participates in a matching gift program, your company will match the contributions that you donate to a charitable organization. Some companies even match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.
Give the Gift of Conservation
A BRC Membership is a great gift for any occasion! Do you know someone who is conservation minded? Send them a gift of conservation and help us make a difference today. We will send your special someone a card acknowledging your conservation gift.
Gifts of Land
Donors who choose this method of giving do so for many reasons: to ensure their land is conserved for future generations or to provide a lasting memorial. Gifts of land can result in a charitable tax deduction as well as avoidance of capital gains taxes for the landowner. The IRS requires an independent qualified appraisal for this deduction.
Gifts of Stock
A donation of stock that you've owned more than one year and that has increased in value can be beneficial to you as well. Capital gains taxes can be avoided through this donation and your charitable contribution deduction is equal to the full market value of the stock.
Retirement Plan Benefits
Few Americans realize that upon death a significant portion of their retirement plans such as an IRA or 401 (k) may be distributed to the federal and state government in the form of estate income taxes. Instead the BRC can be named as the beneficiary of all or part of the residual balance of qualified retirement plans. You can also take withdrawals from the plan to make outright or life-income.
Memorial and Tribute Gifts
Gifts to the BRC can be made in honor of a friend, family member, colleague — or even a pet. They’re a great gift for any occasion! We will send your special someone a card acknowledging your gift to the BRC in their honor. The BRC will also acknowledge you and your special someone in our Annual Report.
One of the easiest ways to give to the BRC is through your will. In your will, you can name The Bayfield Regional Conservancy as the direct beneficiary of specific assets, a portion of your estate, or of your residual estate after payment of other bequests. Bequests to BRC are completely free from federal estate tax and can, therefore, offer substantial estate tax savings. There is no set limit to the amount that you may leave to BRC or other charities through your will.
Here is an example of the language to include in your will:
"I give ___________ (residue, percentage, or specific amount) to the Bayfield Regional Conservancy, having its principal offices at 33 N. First Street, Bayfield, Wisconsin, 54814 for its general purposes to protect the natural lands, waters, forests, farms and places of scenic, historic, and spiritual value in the Bayfield Region."
Your Bequest Gift offers several benefits: