Types of Gifts

There are many different ways for you to help build the future at WWLT. When you make a gift, large or small, to the Woodie Wheaton Land Trust, you have tremendous flexibility in determining how the funds will be used, as well as many options for making your gift.

Unrestricted Gifts: This type of gift can be the most valuable to WWLT because it allows the Trust to allocate funds wherever the need is greatest, and to take advantage of unique opportunities as they arise. It is well worth mentioning here that there is an amazing abundance of paperwork and manpower involved in conserving and protecting each piece of land. We work closely with several agencies, both private and governmental and there are many behind the scenes costs of our day to day operations that may not be evident. All gifts received will be considered “unrestricted gifts” unless specifically designated otherwise.

Directed Gifts: When you make a directed gift to WWLT, you enjoy the satisfaction of knowing you are supporting a specific program or priority area that is personally meaningful to you. You can also designate your gift for current use or for endowment. Current use gifts provide funds and flexibility over the short term, whereas endowment gifts provide security over the long term by expanding the Trust’s permanent financial base and creating a predictable source of future income for such things as acquisitions or stewardship.

All gifts and pledges–regardless of size, designation or duration–are important to meeting our annual and long-term fundraising goals. We have immediate and ongoing needs in the following areas:

– The Annual Fund for General Operating Expenses
– The Outdoor Heritage & Education Initiative-Our Speaker Series
– The Capital Fund for Conservation Projects
– The Stewardship Fund
– The Endowment Fund

Outright Cash Gifts can be made through credit/debit card transactions, outright cash, or personal checks. When you make an outright gift to WWLT, your contribution can be put to work immediately–either providing funding for current programs or creating a reliable source of future income by expanding the Trust’s endowment.