Wills & Retirement

Leave a Legacy

Planned giving means preparing a future gift to the Land Trust, ensuring generations to come enjoy the same beautiful landscapes we have today. This type of giving is a meaningful way to leave a legacy of care for future generations.

A bequest can be made by naming the Crested Butte Land Trust as a charitable beneficiary either in your existing will (by adding an update, called a codicil) or when establishing a new will. Suggested Language: “I give, devise and bequeath to the Crested Butte Land Trust, of Crested Butte, Colorado, assets having a value equal to __% of my gross estate to be used for its general charitable purposes.” 

You can also name the Crested Butte Land Trust as a beneficiary of your retirement plan. IRA’s, 401k’s, 403b’s are popular and effective saving vehicles. If you name the Land Trust as a beneficiary in the event of premature death, none of the assets are subject to tax.

Our Legacy Donors

Liz Chambers Cameron

Michael Gould and Simon Cook

Denis Hall

Denise Hawk

Jeff Hermanson

Margaret Mead

Debby Phelps and Ralph Kwiatkoski

Daphne and Jay Shipowitz

Mary Louise Skinner and Richard Kimball

Zenia Tata

Becky and Joe Williams

If you have remembered Crested Butte Land Trust in your will, please let us know so that we can say Thank You during your lifetime.

Protect What You Love

As pressures on the Gunnison Valley increase, you can be part of the solution.
Leave a legacy of open space protection by donating to the Crested Butte Land Trust today,
and ensure that you and generations to come will continue to enjoy our unique quality of life.


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