Planned Giving

Leaving a Conservation Legacy with Planned Gifts.

Irvin Farm Planned Giving

The Irvin family generously gave their farm to TLC in their estate.

The J. Logan and Elinor Moore Irvin Nature Preserve is a hub of activity. On any given day at Irvin, you can find young children spending time outdoors learning and exploring with Learning Outside, refugee families from Burma tending their crops through the Transplanting Traditions Community Farm, and active ecological restoration projects in the property’s forests and grasslands.

Irvin Nature Preserve is a model for how conservation can impact the greater community, and would not be possible without the generosity of someone just like you. Longtime TLC member and friend Elinor Moore Irvin left the land to TLC through her estate, leaving behind a conservation legacy for future generations to enjoy and cherish.

Planned gifts are a wonderful way to carry on your legacy and commitment to TLC and its mission. They offer creative, flexible strategies for your estate and charitable planning. Some even provide you with income and many can reduce your taxes. When you notify us of your planned gift, you become a member of the Heritage Society, a way for TLC to thank and recognize donors now for their commitment to making a future gift. Though, the greatest benefit is knowing you’re supporting permanent conservation efforts in your community.

Planned giving options include, but are not limited to:

  • 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. 

    To make the process of creating a bequest simple, we’ve partnered with FreeWill to give you a free, online resource to help you write your legally valid will in 20 minutes or less. If you would prefer to finalize your plans with an attorney, FreeWill can also be used to create a list of documented wishes. Get started today.

  • Retirement Plans: You can name TLC as a beneficiary of your IRA, 401(k) or other qualified plans. 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.

  • Conservation Burial Grounds – Consider making the ultimate gift to mother nature with a Green Burial. Green Burials are an alternative, low-impact choice for burial that respects and restores nature. TLC proudly partners with Bluestem Conservation Cemetery, the first conservation burial ground in the Piedmont. This gorgeous 90-acre property in Cedar Grove is under a conservation easement held by Eno River Association and Triangle Land Conservancy. For more information on Bluestem, visit

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 us at 919-908-8809 or [email protected] to add your name to our list of Heritage Society members.

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