Tree of Life Planned Giving Program
Save the Dunes Conservation Fund is a nonprofit organization working to protect the dunes and surrounding natural areas in Northwest Indiana through conservation, education, research, and legal safeguards.
Tree of Life
Just as a tree must have water, sunlight, and nutrients to grow, Save the Dunes Conservation Fund relies on volunteers, staff, and funding to protect
the dunes and surrounding natural areas of Northwest Indiana.
The Tree of Life Planned Giving Program facilitates the charitable gift giving process so that all supporters have a chance to fulfill their philanthropic goals. Through planning ahead and understanding the options available, supporters can make charitable gifts that not only support Save the Dunes Conservation Fund, but also lead to personal economic benefits. Those who may have thought they would never be able to make a charitable gift, find out that they can!
A charitable gift to Save the Dunes Conservation Fund rewards you with the satisfaction that you are contributing to the health of the environment today and into the future. The gift is 100% tax deductible. Additionally, depending on the type of gift, other benefits include:
Save the Dunes Conservation Fund fulfills a vital role in Northwest Indiana by participating in local environmental protection issues. We are involved at the community level to ensure that the health of local natural resources is considered. The goals of Save the Dunes Conservation Fund are:
- Increased spendable income
- Reduced taxes and/or probate costs
- Creation of a stream of retirement income
We work toward the acquisition, restoration, and preservation of land and resources required to preserve the vitality of the Indiana Dunes and surrounding natural ecosystems.
We coordinate and partner in education and volunteer programs that help promote public interest in preservation.
Our Park Elementary Stream Troopers learn
to monitor water quality at local streams.
We are active in and supportive of current research in the area. Our bird banding program and vegetation monitoring data contribute to more sound land management practices in the region.
This Solitary Vireo was banded at our Miller Woods Bird
Banding Station during the year 2000 Fall Migration.
Protection (legal safeguards)
We monitor and strive for the enforcement of existing laws and regulations affecting Northwest Indiana's natural ecosystems. We do not lobby.
Tree of Life Levels of Giving
- Dune Willow: up to $1,000
- Sand Cherry: $1,001 - 5,000
- Flowering Dogwood: $5,001 - 15,000
- Black Oak: $15,001 - 30,000
- White Pine: $30,001 +
YES, I am interested in participating in the Tree of Life Planned Giving Program.
( ) Please contact me.
( ) Please mail me information.
( ) I have already planned for a charitable gift to Save the Dunes Conservation Fund.
( ) I have enclosed a charitable gift of
(city, state) (zip)
Save the Dunes Conservation Fund, Inc.
444 Barker Road
Michigan City, Indiana 46360
Please make check payable to:
Save the Dunes Conservation Fund, Inc.
Save the Dunes Conservation Fund is tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Your gift is tax deductible to the full extent permitted by law.
Tree of Life Gift Ideas:
- Designate a gift to Save the Dunes Conservation Fund in your will or living trust
- Designate Save the Dunes Conservation Fund as beneficiary for your life insurance, retirement account, checking account, etc.
- Purchase a Save the Dunes Conservation Fund charitable gift annuity
- Donate land directly to Save the Dunes Conservation Fund
- Contribute directly to The Save the Dunes Conservation Fund Endowment
that has been established through the following community foundations:
- Unity Foundation of LaPorte County
PO Box 527
Michigan City, IN 46361
- Porter County Community Foundation
PO Box 302
Valparaiso, IN 46384
*Save the Dunes Conservation Fund plans to establish an endowment fund with the Community Foundation in Lake County.