Planned Giving at IHT
Leaving a legacy gift to Island Heritage Trust will ensure that the natural beauty of Deer Isle that you have so loved will continue to be protected and championed into the future.
Planned gifts come in a variety of forms. The most common is the Charitable Bequest – the simple naming of IHT in your will. In most cases, the language to include is brief and straightforward, such as:
I devise and bequeath to Island Heritage Trust, Inc., a Maine charitable corporation, P.O. Box 42, Deer Isle, Maine 04627, the sum of $______ (or ______% of my estate) to be used for its general charitable purposes.
Alternatively, you can designate a residuary bequest:
I devise and bequeath to Island Heritage Trust, Inc., a Maine charitable corporation, P.O. Box 42, Deer Isle, Maine 04627, all (or ______%) of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate whether real, personal, or mixed, to be used for its general charitable purposes.
Or a gift of property:
I hereby devise the following property to Island Heritage Trust, Inc., a Maine charitable corporation, P.O. Box 42, Deer Isle, Maine 04627, for its charitable purposes: [description of property].
Please consult with your estate advisor on the proper form for your gift.
Another option is to make IHT the beneficiary of a life insurance policy.
Island Heritage Trust introduced the Heritage Society to recognize the extraordinary commitment of people who include IHT in their estate planning. Members of this Society will be honored annually with a special summer event and, with permission, in our annual report and newsletters.
If you would like more information about becoming a Heritage Society member, or have already included IHT in your will and would like to be recognized as a member of the Heritage Society, kindly contact the office at 207-348-2455 or fill out and send in the IHT’s Heritage Society Membership Form.
The importance of these future gifts to support the Trust should not be underestimated. They give the Trust the endowment and confidence that the work we do and the lands we love will remain in good keeping for future generations to come.
IHT does not offer other planned giving options, but if you would like to explore such a donation vehicle, IHT works with Maine Community Foundation to make options such as the following available to our supporters:
- Qualified Pension Plans
- Life Payment Gifts
- Charitable Gift Annuities
- Charitable Remainder Trusts
If you have any questions about contributing to Island Heritage Trust, please feel free to contact our office:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone: (207)348-2455
- Mail: Executive Director, Island Heritage Trust, P.O. Box 42, Deer Isle, ME 04627
IHT is a charitable, 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization. Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.