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Planned Giving

Even when we are no longer walking the earth, the land we lived on – the land we loved – will remain. Including Cardinal Land Conservancy in your estate plans allows you to choose how the land you love will exist for future generations. 

Including Cardinal in your estate plans, whether through a monetary gift or a gift of land, you will join the Cardinal Wings Program. Cardinal Wings members will get invited to special programming throughout the year. The programs will allow you to understand the impact your planned gift will have on Cardinal’s mission of preserving and protecting land in Southwest Ohio into perpetuity.

Your Land, Your Legacy – Gifts of Land or Conservation Easements to Cardinal
Consider a planned gift to Cardinal Land Conservancy, Inc. (EIN 31-1673211) during life or in your estate plan.  As a tax-exempt charity, all gifts to Cardinal are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.  Cardinal will accept gifts of land or conservation easements.  If you donate a conservation easement on your land to Cardinal, you continue to own the land and can pass it to your heirs, sell it, or otherwise transfer it knowing that it will be protected in perpetuity.  Donations of conservation easements are eligible for an enhanced tax deduction under I.R.C. 170(h).  Gifts of land with high conservation value can be protected with a conservation easement and then sold to provide a gift to Cardinal while keeping the land preserved in perpetuity.  Lands without conservation value (e.g. a house or building lot in a municipality) can be sold and the funds used to protect other lands with high conservation value.  
To discuss these options and plan your gift,  please contact cardinal by emailing

Your Legacy – a Greener Southwest Ohio

If preserving and protecting the land in Southwest Ohio, the land we love, is important to you, consider leaving a bequest gift to Cardinal. When you include Cardinal in your estate plans, you are choosing clean water, food security, and access to green space are part of your legacy.

Talk to your legal advisor about how to add Cardinal Land Conservancy, Inc. (EIN 31-1673211) to your estate plans. This could mean adding Cardinal as a beneficiary of a retirement account or life insurance policy, or it could mean an outright gift of land, cash, securities, or other valuables from your estate.  For a planned gift to Cardinal in your estate plan, please contact us by emailing

Cardinal’s most recent Form 990 and other information is available upon request. Your donation to Cardinal Land Conservancy, Inc. (EiN 31-1673211) is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.  An enhanced deduction or federal gross estate reduction is available for donations of conservation easements under I.R.C. 170(h) and 2031(c), respectively, for qualifying donations.  

Cardinal Land Conservancy, Inc. (“Cardinal”) is an Ohio non-profit corporation and an I.R.C. 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization (EIN 31-1673211).  Cardinal is a nationally accredited land trust and the sixth to be accredited in Ohio. Cardinal’s charitable purpose is to protect natural areas, waterways, farm, and forested land in perpetuity. All information concerning donors or prospective donors (including their names, addresses, and telephone numbers, the names of their beneficiaries, the amount of their gift, etc.) shall be kept strictly confidential by Cardinal’s staff and volunteers unless permission is obtained from donors to release such information or disclosure is required by law. Cardinal Land Conservancy will never sell, rent, or lease our mailing list to another organization.  Please consider remembering Cardinal in your Will by making an unrestricted gift to “Cardinal Land Conservancy, Inc. (EIN 31-1673211).”  To discuss major gifts and legacy gifts, including gifts of land or conservation easements, please contact our Executive Director Andy Dickerson at or by calling him at 513-207-0700 or Development  Director Lauren Stanula at


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