SUPPORT THE TRUST
You can support the work of Western Foothills Land Trust by making a donation!
By Mail: Western Foothills Land Trust, PO Box 107, Norway, Maine 04268
Online: Click on the button below to donate with a credit card and take advantage of the opportunity to give recurring automatic payments, dedicate donations, and choose where you would like the donation to be placed. You can also preserve your privacy or sign up for newsletters to stay updated on our projects!
"Roberts Farm is a place I love to go to and use for recreational purposes—getting others out there to do the same is logical, and doing it from Brooklyn via social media is the best way I can help WFLT. The benefit to me and my family (especially my kids as they get older) far outweighs the cost of volunteering."
– Simon Rucker
BECOME A MEMBER
Please help to preserve significant wilderness, agricultural, and heritage properties in Western Maine with a membership to the Western Foothills Land Trust. Become a member through the Join Now button below by specifying that your donation is for WFLT membership.
If you are unable to make a donation or if you would enjoy working alongside us, there are many opportunities to volunteer with WFLT! Email us if you're interested in trail work, mapping, event planning or help, and marketing.
ENDOWMENTS & BEQUESTS
Gifts of those who include Western Foothills Land Trust in their estate planning can make a valuable contribution while taking advantage of federal and state tax laws that may allow reduction of income taxes, lower gift, and estate taxes, or provide income during the donor's lifetime.
Some of the possibilities include a bequest through a will or trust; naming Western Foothills Land Trust as the beneficiary of an insurance policy or retirement plan; a charitable remainder trust or charitable lead trust; and a pooled income fund.
For more information about planned giving, including bequests and annuities, please contact Lee Dassler at 207-739-2124.
Fred Garbo of Garbo+Kane Solar and Dave Greenleaf install signage for the electric vehicle charging station powered by the sun, which was organized by the Center for an Ecology-Based Economy.
Volunteer Chuck Frost helping some young snowshowers.
Kate Bonowitz helps competitors at the winter biathlons.
A SIGNIFICANCE OF BEQUESTS
In 2005 WFLT received an estate gift from a new Norway resident unknown to the Board of Directors. Like many from above, this gift allowed the all-volunteer Trust to hire part-time staff. That modest gift allowed us to grow from a quiet non-profit protecting 350 acres to an active community-based organization protecting over 7000 acres with year-round programs and 30 miles of recreational trails.
Last year the trust received a bequest from a dear friend of the Trust and long term visitor to the shores of Marshall Pond in Hebron and Oxford, Sandra Page. (above) A former teacher and nature lover, and a loyal volunteer assisting blind x-c skiers in her hometown of Brattleboro, Sandie included the Trust with several other organizations in her will.
All of us at a certain age have drafted our wills in order to provide continuity and protection for the ones we love. We should also include the charitable organizations we honor, volunteer for, and rely upon to continue good works after our lifetime.
When you enjoy the expansive views from Noyes and Hawk Mountains, or when you hear the giggles of children at our after-school ski program, or as you merely take in a sunset across the verdant landscape of a protected farm, think about adding the Trust to your list of beneficiaries. The type of bequest depends on individual circumstance but may take the form of specified amounts of cash, securities, life insurance, real estate, or other property.
A bequest in your will is often the most direct and significant way to make a planned gift to the Western Foothills Land Trust. Charitable bequests are fully deductible and can help reduce your state and federal estate taxes, helping you to achieve your personal goals and protect your family’s financial security.
Sandie Page (in orange) with her family at Marshall Pond.