Land conservation & stewardship are forever, that’s why land trusts and legacy giving go hand in hand. Planned giving is flexible, and can be tailored to your unique wishes. Gifts made through wills and living trusts are easy to arrange and can be changed at any time. 

Through a planned gift to Loon Echo Land Trust, you can leave a legacy of abundant natural resources, scenic views, working forests, space to recreate, and safeguard our rural character for generations to come.

Anyone who makes a bequest or other planned gift to Loon Echo becomes a member of the Bob Chase Legacy Society.

Ways to Contribute

  • Name LELT to receive a percentage of your estate
  • Include LELT in your will to receive a fixed dollar amount or shares of stock
  • Name LELT as a beneficiary of your Donor Advised Fund, retirement account, or life insurance policy
  • Bequeath personal property or property rights, such as real estate, land, or a conservation easement

Legacy gifts may provide you or your estate with important tax benefits. Be sure to consult with your attorney or a trusted personal adviser to determine which gift(s) is most appropriate for you. If you have general questions, please contact us at 207-647-4352.

We Want to Thank You

If you are considering making a legacy gift – or have already done so – please let us know so that we can support and thank you. Those who include LELT in their will and/or estate plans are eligible to be part of the Bob Chase Legacy Society.

Please let us know by completing the Bob Chase Legacy Society Pledge Form. You may also let us know of your intentions while remaining anonymous to the public.

Resources & Important Information

About Bob Chase

Bob Chase

Bob Chase loved the natural world. Passionate and charismatic, Bob’s vision and leadership were a driving force behind Loon Echo’s initial formation and successes until his passing in 2005. In naming the Legacy Society after Bob, we seek to honor his lifelong commitment to make the world, and especially our special corner of the world, a better place.