Planned giving

Conserve the rural character and scenic beauty of the Monadnock region by naming the Monadnock Conservancy in your will or trust.

Several charitable planning options are available that allow you to make a long-term gift to the Conservancy. We encourage you to talk with other family members and seek the advice of your own attorney, financial planner or tax specialist before deciding on a course of action. Your personal circumstances will dictate the best way for you to make a lasting impact with your donation.

If you are interested in a planned gift benefiting the Monadnock Conservancy, we would be honored to work with you and your advisors to carry out your wishes.

 

Monadnock Forever Society

Our legacy society honors the individuals and families who have remembered the Monadnock Conservancy through their estate plans with a planned gift. Gifts to the Monadnock Forever Society are acts of generosity that celebrate of our region by helping to conserve open space and care for the land in the years to come. Download our fact sheet about the Monadnock Forever Society.

To become a society member, simply let us know that you have included the Conservancy in your will or estate plan: email Lindsay Taflas, development director, or call 603-357-0600, ext. 113.

View a current list of Monadnock Forever Society members.

 

Meet Dan Hall, Monadnock Forever Society member

Dan Hall

Warren “Dan” Hall, spry with his hiking poles and sneakers, sets a brisk pace as he walks to a dense stand of trees on his family’s property on a hill in Alstead. The son of a clergyman, Dan and his family moved frequently in his youth. Yet Alstead was a constant. “It was really the only permanent home I ever had,” he proudly said.

“This place was essentially an abandoned farm when we started coming here in the twenties,” he remembered, gazing at the trees. “My father worked with the county forester, my uncle and the local kids to plant thousands of white pine seedlings right here in a pasture. His goal was for the timber to fund our educations, but he didn’t realize that kids grow a lot faster than trees.” The kids, he chuckled, were off to college long before the trees reached merchantable size.

A few years ago Dan set up a charitable gift annuity to benefit the Conservancy. “It always seemed like a well-organized and worthwhile organization,” he said of his choice of the Conservancy. “Plus, the annuity income is good, and I like that my support stays close to where I live.”