Inland Northwest Land Conservancy's Legacy Circle

What is your legacy for the Inland Northwest? What do you love about this region that you call home? What will be its fate when you are gone? How can you make an investment that will support local lands and waters for generations of plants, animals, and humans? Find out how people just like you are planning now to ensure that their support for this special place will continue, long after they are gone.

For the Future

Planned Giving

Do you want to make a difference to this world – even after you are gone? Are you afraid to make a big gift now in case you need the money in your later years?  If so, you may wish to make a planned gift.

A planned gift to Inland Northwest Land Conservancy will help us continue to protect the land we all love for years to come.

Here are some of the ways to leave a legacy:

  • Include a gift of cash, stocks, or bonds to Inland Northwest Land Conservancy in your estate plan (i.e. will or living trust)

  • Direct part or all of your IRA or 401(k) to Inland Northwest Land Conservancy upon your passing

  • Name Inland Northwest Land Conservancy as a full or partial beneficiary of a life insurance policy.

Call our office or download Sample Language and Information for Your Attorney to get started. Please consult your attorney or tax advisor to be sure that planned giving is right for you.

Endowment Giving

Inland Northwest Land Conservancy has an endowment fund at Innovia Foundation.  Planned gifts to the endowment may be made to Inland Northwest Land Conservancy or directly to Innovia with “Inland Northwest Land Trust Fund” specified as the recipient.

By Heidi Lasher, Conservancy Volunteer and Strategic Communications & Policy Consultant

Palouse Champion Leaves a Legacy

For most of Alice Clausen’s life, she saw the sun rise and set over the Palouse. Her home near Spangle, Washington south of Spokane had been her husband’s childhood home. She spoke passionately about the farmland and the pockets and seams of brush and tall grasses that she shared with birds and wildlife. Alice passed away peacefully in her home under the vast Palouse sky last fall. Her generous gift has made a substantial addition to the Conservancy’s endowment funds, which are managed by the Innovia Foundation, a community foundation serving Eastern Washington and North Idaho. Her $400,000 legacy gift will be used in part to support the Volunteer Land Steward program, to restore habitat, and conserve wild places throughout the Palouse and the Inland Northwest.

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