Oak Legacy

Planned Giving Through the Oak Legacy


Oaks are long-lived trees that produce one of the larger tree seeds, yet the acorn is very small in comparison to what it becomes: a giant over centuries.  Estate gifts, too, can become giant sources of revenue over time for SWMLC’s mission of land protection and land stewardship.

You can protect land in southwest Michigan forever with lifetime gifts or gifts through your estate.  Some options for giving include:  cash, life insurance, marketable securities, charitable gift annuities, wills, and more.  Thoughtful planning on your part can provide major tax savings to you today, ensure financial security for your family in the future, and yield substantial gifts for your preferred nonprofit organization.

Make a commitment as part of your estate and become a member of The Oak Legacy.  Like the mighty oak that starts as a small acorn, your gift over time will grow and provide the resources needed for the success of our ongoing land conservation efforts.

Click here (pdf 1.09 MB) for our planned giving brochure.  For more information, contact Peter Ter Louw, executive director, at (269) 324-1600.