There are many reasons to help Six Rivers Regional Land Conservancy preserve the special lands close to home and work. These range from proven increases in positive attitudes when we’re close to nature to the preservation of critical wetlands that provide important breeding areas for many fish and bird species. We hope you will find a reason of your own to support our day-to-day mission of preserving the lands and waters of our region.
In order to make things easier for you, we’ve developed several ways of giving. To explore ways in which we can help you leave a lasting legacy or support special projects, please peruse the options listed below.
You can support us each year on our online store HERE. In the store, there are options for gift memberships, different membership levels, memorial or honorary gifts, and our newest option of recurring gifts.
When you choose to give a recurring gift, you will be helping Six Rivers maintain consistent funding each month, which allows us to plan better and get more work done. When you choose a recurring gift amount, this amount will be process on the card of your choice each month for the following 12 months. You can contact us to cancel these withdrawals at any time.
Thank you for supporting our work!
Individuals who have the ability to make larger gifts want to invest in an organization that can help them make a difference in the world and their community. We invite you to consider Six Rivers Regional Land Conservancy when you plan your charitable giving. Any member of the Board of Trustees or Executive Director Christopher Bunch is available to meet with you to plan your gift, which might include designation of your gift to a program that is of special interest to you. Major gifts can include non-cash items such as securities, real estate or other items of value. Major donors receive all member benefits, plus additional acknowledgement of support for special programs and invitation to special Conservancy circle events.
Six Rivers Regional Land Conservancy has benefited from supporters who have left gifts to the Conservancy in their wills. These may be gifts of cash or securities or gifts of land. Gifts of land may be planned to be preserved as conservation land or planned as an asset the Conservancy can sell and use the proceeds to purchase conservation land. It is important to include the Conservancy in your planning, especially with gifts of land, so please contact us if you’re considering including us in your estate.
The work of the Six Rivers Regional Land Conservancy that you see throughout this website is made possible through gifts from individuals, grants from foundations and corporations, and revenue from our events. With your support we are able to restore native oak savanna on the Golden Preserve, permanently protect an undisturbed stretch of the Stony Creek, work with urban school children to steward parkland in southern Oakland County, and protect equestrian farmland in the Metamora area.
Only with your gifts and support are we able to do this work. Supported by your gifts, we pledge to do our work with joy and integrity and to invite you to be a part of that work. Together we can engage in our greatness as human beings and in the rediscovery of our home in the natural world.
"I challenge you to move the resources that flow through your life toward your highest commitments and ideals, those things you stand for. I challenge you to imbue your money with soul - your soul - and let it stand for who you are, your love, your heart, your word, and your humanity." (From Lynne Twist, The Soul of Money)
Planned giving refers to several gift techniques that typically involve you retaining a portion of, or an interest in, the asset you are giving to charity. For example, a charitable gift annuity is an arrangement where you transfer assets to the charity and in exchange you receive regular annuity payments during your life. The gift that sets up the annuity is generally cash or securities, but a gift of land may also be possible.
With any planned giving option, it is very important that you work with your personal financial and tax advisor to do what is right for you and your family – and your land. For charitable gift annuities, Six Rivers has a relationship with the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan.
For information or assistance in planning your gift annuity, you can contact the Community Foundation at (313) 961-6675 or visit them on the web at www.cfsem.org.
Information for Donors
You and your financial advisor or tax preparer need correct information about Six Rivers to make sure your gift is distributed as you plan. Six Rivers Regional Land Conservancy is an IRS 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Our federal identification number is 38-3189562.
The following documents are provided for you:
IRS Tax Exemption Letter
Articles of Incorporation
Bylaws of the Conservancy
2012 Annual Report
Contact Executive Director Christopher Bunch at (248) 601-2816 for more information.