Additional Ways to Give

Planned Giving & Bequests


Common throughout West Michigan, the oak tree is one of the enduring symbols of strength, stability, and timelessness. As such, it is the perfect symbol of the Land Conservancy of West Michigan’s Legacy Society. By including us in your estate plans, you will join a group of dedicated people–our Circle of Oaks–who are committed to sustaining the work of the Land Conservancy for future generations.

Through planned giving, supporters of the Land Conservancy of West Michigan can leave a legacy that will help ensure that special natural areas are protected forever. With planning, people of all income levels have the capacity to create a legacy. Click here to learn more about planned giving opportunities.

Giving Stocks or Securities


A donation of stocks or securities not only goes toward the long-term protection of natural lands, but might also benefit you. You may be able to avoid capital gains taxes and may receive a tax deduction on the fair market value of the gift. Contact your financial advisor for full benefits and details and be sure to let us know if you’ve made a gift. Contact Brian Obits, Development Director for more information about donating stocks or securities or for transfer instructions and account information.

Become a Business Partner


The Business Partners Program provides the opportunity for businesses to support the Land Conservancy of West Michigan in a number of ways including monetary donations, in-kind donations, and volunteer work days. Business Partners may receive sponsorship recognition at Land Conservancy events and in publications. (See our current business partners.)

Being a Business Partner tells the community that your organization values the natural places that enhance the quality of life here in West Michigan, and that you are willing to invest in the legacy of keeping nature nearby for future generations. For more information, contact Brian Obits, Development Director, or call 616-451-9476.

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