Planned Giving

Investing in the Future

You have a vested interest in the future of the outdoors, whether it is your own or for your children. Today, the lands we cherish face serious environmental impacts, so consider the legacy you leave by including Leave No Trace in your plans for the future.

By making a planned gift to the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, you are playing a critical role to protect the outdoors for generations to come.


The Options from Leave No Trace

Unlike cash donations, planned gifts are typically made from assets in your estate rather than disposable income. Planned giving is not only for the wealthy. Everyone can make a very meaningful difference through planned giving.

Many options exist to help you meet your own financial goals and maximize your philanthropic giving through sound and timely gift planning to the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics.


Include the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics in your Will. If you do, let us know so we can thank you and ensure your wishes were known.  Benefits may include flexible planning that can be modified as circumstances change, estate tax deductions, and the continued use and enjoyment of assets.

An Outright Gift

This may consist of stock, securities, real estate, cash, an in-kind gift and more. Benefits may include income tax deduction, and possible avoidance of capital gains tax. 

Charitable Gift Annuity

A charitable gift annuity provides you with dependable payments for life as you support the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics. Benefits may include guaranteed fixed income for life, income tax charitable deduction, reduction in capital gains tax, and possible estate tax deduction.


Take the First Steps

Understanding the Leave No Trace Center’s Planned Giving options is the first step you need to take. Then, you can pick the plan that best suits you and your family’s needs. As soon as you make your gift, it will begin working for you and for the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics.

Call the Center and talk with Susy Alkaitis (303) 442-8222 x108 who will provide you with the information you need to start planning.