Planned Giving

Leaving a Conservation Legacy

The J. Logan and Elinor Moore Irvin Nature Preserve is a hub of activity.  From kids who experience the preserve’s 269-acre outdoor classroom through the Irvin Learning Farm to refugee families from Burma who tend crops through an Orange County Partnership for Young Children program.  To those in need in our community who are fed with fresh produce grown by the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle.

holly at Haw Slopes State Natural AreaThe Irvin Nature Preserve is a model for what conservation can be by putting land to use in new ways that create a greater community impact.  But those programs and partnerships would not be possible without the generosity of longtime TLC member and friend Elinor Moore Irvin, who left that land to TLC as part of a larger gift through her estate.

Planned gifts are a wonderful way to carry on your legacy and commitment to TLC and its mission.  Those who make planned gifts to TLC become members of the Heritage Society, recognizing their dedication to protecting our land for future generations.  Some of those planned giving options include:

• Bequests: You may designate a bequest – a provision in your will that outlines how your assets will be distributed after your lifetime – for a specified dollar amount, particular asset or a percentage of your overall estate.

• Retirement Plans: You can name TLC as a beneficiary of your IRA, 401(k) or other qualified plan.  By doing so, you can remove the asset from your estate and save your beneficiaries from paying income taxes on the balance of your retirement account.  Your beneficiaries can be changed at any time.

• Insurance Policies: You can designate TLC as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy either for the total value of the policy or partial interest. 

To name TLC as the beneficiary of a retirement plan or insurance policy, please include the following information:

Legal Name: Triangle Land Conservancy, Inc.
Address: 514 S. Duke St., Durham, NC 27701

Tax Identification Number: 58-1514406

If you have already included TLC in your estate planning, please contact Director of Development Sandy Sweitzer ( or 919-908-0051) so we can add you to our list of Heritage Society members.

Photo: Doug Nicholas