Eastern Shore Land Conservancy


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Mission Statement
Conserve, steward, and advocate for the unique rural landscape of the Eastern Shore.

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Ways To Give

Your Support Makes a Difference

There are a variety of ways to financially contribute to Eastern Shore Land Conservancy’s mission to improve the quality of life on the Eastern Shore through conservation. Some of these include:

  • Make a one-time or recurring gift.
  • Donate stock.
  • Leave a legacy.
  • Give from your IRA.
  • Donate real estate.

You can read more about these options below.

Donate Now or Set Up an Automatic Recurring Gift

We offer secure online giving (eslc.org/donate) but, if you prefer, download a mail-in gift form. Alternately, call Lauren Halterman at 410-690-4603 ext. 167. Recurring donations are a wonderful way to make a large impact in smaller increments. Donations of all sizes are important to Eastern Shore Land Conservancy.

View and Download Mail-in Gift Form
(.pdf, 483 KB)

Donate Stock

When you give appreciated securities, you can avoid paying capital gains taxes, receive a tax deduction on the full value of the gift, and support Eastern Shore Land Conservancy at a lower cost to you than if you made a cash gift. For instructions or questions on donating stock, please call Lauren Halterman at 410-690-4603 ext. 167.

Leave a Legacy

Create a lasting conservation legacy by naming Eastern Shore Land Conservancy as a beneficiary in your will or living trust, life insurance, or retirement accounts. It’s easy to do and it costs nothing during your lifetime. If you decide to do this, please let us know by sending in a bequest intention form. Another way to leave a legacy is to invest in Eastern Shore Land Conservancy now and receive income for life. Legacy gifts can provide you or your estate with important tax benefits too. To learn more, please contact Lauren Halterman at 410-690-4603 ext. 167.

View and Download Bequest Intention Form
(.pdf, 397 KB)

Give from Your IRA

If you are age 70½ and older, you can donate up to $100,000 directly to Eastern Shore Land Conservancy from your individual retirement accounts (IRAs) without it being counted as taxable income. The gift can be used as your required minimum distribution. Your financial institution needs to issue the check directly to us, and the gift must be made by December 31 of the tax year. Contact your provider or visit their website to obtain a simple form to fill out.

Donate Real Estate

Another way to have a significant impact is to donate real estate. In some cases, we may accept donations of property that has conservation value, as well as smaller lots and homes that may be sold to fund future conservation. Giving real estate can be a current strategy, or part of your legacy. To learn more about donating real estate to Eastern Shore Land Conservancy, please contact Rob Etgen at 410-690-4603 ext. 166.

Have More Questions?

If you have questions about giving to Eastern Shore Land Conservancy, contact us and we’ll help you to get the information that you need.

Make a Contribution Today

You can make a financial contribution large or small through our website. The process is easy, straightforward, and secure. Your donation supports the mission of the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy and makes a difference by improving the long-term quality of life in the Eastern Shore community.