Make a Financial Contribution Today

Please consider becoming a supporting member of the Catoctin Land Trust. You can either print and mail in our membership form with a check, or, you can make a safe and secure cash gift online today by using or your Paypal account.

Membership Form (PDF)

 

$25 Individual Membership 

 

$50 Family Membership 

 

$100 Supporting Member 

 

$250 Sustaining Member 

 

$500 Patron 

 

$1,000 Benefactor 

 

$5,000 Conservationist 

 

$10,000 Preservationist 
Other amount 

To make a financial contribution with a check or money order, please make it payable to:

Catoctin Land Trust
PO Box 107
Frederick, Maryland 21705

Gifts of Stock and Bonds

If you are interested in learning more about how to donate stocks or bonds to the Catoctin Land Trust, please contact a trust representative.

Contribute with your Life Insurance and Retirement Accounts

Many people are unaware that they can easily contribute to the Catoctin Land Trust through their life insurance policies and contribute all or part of their mandatory withdraws from retirement accounts. By giving in this way you may qualify for significant tax benefits. To learn more about how this option might work in your situation please contact your financial advisor and a trust representative.

Charitable Remainder Trusts

With a Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT) you make a significant cash or equity donation to the Catoctin Land Trust and then receive a regular income from that donation. Upon your death Catoctin Land Trust retains the balance of the CRT’s portfolio. There are significant tax and estate planning benefits associated with establishing a CRT with Catoctin Land Trust. For more information please consult your financial advisor and a trust representative.

Organize a Fundraiser

Become a Catoctin Land Trust fundraiser the next time you participate in a road race or other event. For instance, if you are planning on running a marathon, hiking the Appalachian Trail or having some other great adventure, please consider doing so as a fundraiser for the trust. If you are interested in learning more about how to organize and promote your fundraiser, please contact a trust representative.

Donate “Trade Lands”

Often, owners may have property that is of high commercial value but of little conservation value due to location. For instance, a building lot in a residential area or city may not be appropriate as conservation land. You may donate such a parcel to the Catoctin Land Trust with the agreement that we may sell it to generate the funds needed to buy more significant conservation lands or to provide funding for the stewardship. You can also leave the Trust trade lands in your will. 

Benefits to You:

  • Federal income and state tax deductions for the appraised value of the land you donate.
  • Relief from paying property tax.
  • Reduction of your estate taxes.
  • For more information on tax benefits, click here.

If your are interested in learning more about how to donate your land to the Catoctin Land Trust, please contact a trust representative.

Donate Income-Producing Property

In some instances landowners find it advantageous to donate income producing properties to the Trust. These may be commercial or agricultural lands that the trust can use as a steady source of income to support our conservation programs. You can also leave the Trust income producing property in your will.

If your are interested in learning more about how to donate your land to the Catoctin Land Trust, please contact a trust representative.