Your gift, your legacy

Hope for the future, faith in the present. This is what your planned gift gives to the generations who will call the New River Watershed home. We are grateful for your foresight and trust in New River Conservancy.  Ed Adams was one of our founders, and it is his work we honor in
The Edmund Ivan Adams Legacy Society.

We can work with you and your estate planning professional to help you identify areas where your gift can make the most impact.  It may help if you fill our Legacy Giving Form

To learn more about how to expand your gift through planned giving opportunities, please contact Elizabeth Underwood, Executive Director for the New River Conservancy at (336) 846-6267 or email

Planned Giving

Types of Planned Gifts:

Bequest or Will

The easiest way of making a planned gift. You can designate a specific amount, a percentage of your estate or a specific asset. By naming New River Conservancy as a beneficiary of your estate plans through a will, trust, retirement plan, or insurance policy, you leave a conservation legacy by making the world a healthier place for future generations. We can help you prepare to meet with your attorney. Have you already made New River Conservancy part of your legacy? Let us know your plans.

Life Income Gifts

Charitable gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts are examples of a life income gift and generally reduce or eliminate certain taxes and guarantee an income for life. New River Conservancy can offer a charitable gift annuity. First, make a donation to a single charity – the New River Conservancy. Then, the gift is set aside in a reserve account and invested. Based on your age(s) at the time of the gift, you receive a fixed monthly or quarterly payout (typically supported by the investment account) for the rest of your life. At the end of your life (as well as your spouse’s, if you’re giving as a couple), the charity – New River Conservancy- receives the remainder of the gift.

Life Insurance

Do you have life insurance? Life insurance can be used to make a gift to a non-profit. Simply add New River Conservancy as a beneficiary to an existing policy. You can also designate New River Conservancy as owner and/or beneficiary of an existing policy you no longer need or you can purchase a new policy and designate New River Conservancy as beneficiary. Contact your employer, broker, or insurance company to find out how.

Qualified Charitable Distributions

Making a gift to New River Conservancy with a QCD from your retirement account, or IRA rollover, may be a tax-smart way to donate. QCDs may be counted toward satisfying your required minimum distributions (RMDs) for the year. Certain rules must be met to quality, for example, you must be 70 ½ or older to be eligible to make a QCD. Please consult your financial or tax advisor for more details. Checks may be made out to New River Conservancy