Ways to Give

As we enjoy all the beauty and wonder this holiday season, 2018 is quickly coming to a close. If you’re still considering a donation, here’s some helpful information.

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If you have any questions about your gift this year, please contact us by phone or email. We are happy to help if you need help to plan your year-end gift.

By phone, please call 831-625-5523 and ask for Amber Sanchez Leon, Development Associate, at ext. 103 or Kate Mitchell Mehle, Director of Development, at ext. 105.

By email, please contact Amber at asleon@bigsurlandtrust.org or Kate at kmitchell@bigsurlandtrust.org.

We are available Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Please note our office is closed on December 24th & 25th and December 31st  & January 1st.

Best Ways to Make Year-End Giving Simple.
By Mail

If you’re planning to mail your charitable gift, it must be postmarked on or before December 31st to be counted as a 2018 contribution. Please make sure you have the correct mailing address and send your gift to:

Big Sur Land Trust
P.O. Box 4071
Monterey, CA 93942

Online

Your secure donation can be made on our website at bigsurlandtrust.org/donate or through Monterey County GIVES! at montereycountygives.com/bslt. These are the easiest way to make your contribution and ensure your gift is received by midnight on December 31st. And, donating through Monterey County GIVES! means a percentage of your donation will be matched!

Gift of Stock

A gift of stock can be an excellent way to support the work of Big Sur Land Trust. You avoid the capital gains tax and receive a charitable deduction for the full value of the stock, regardless of appreciation. Big Sur Land Trust can then sell the stock and use the proceeds to continue our mission to inspire love of land across generations, conservation of our unique Monterey County landscapes, and access to outdoor experiences for all.

To transfer stock please contact Amber or Kate for the transfer instructions.  

By phone, please call 831-625-5523 and ask for Amber Sanchez Leon, Development Associate, at ext. 103 or Kate Mitchell Mehle, Director of Development, at ext. 105.

By email, please contact Amber at asleon@bigsurlandtrust.org or Kate at kmitchell@bigsurlandtrust.org.

IRA Disbursement Check or Wire Transfer

Now that the IRA Rollover was made permanent, you have another great way to give. Contributing from your IRA to Big Sur Land Trust (IRA Rollover) is an easy way make a significant gift while reducing your tax burden. Each year, the IRS requires you to withdraw a certain amount (required minimum distribution) from your IRA and you pay income tax on every distribution you take.

If you are 70 ½ or older, you can make a gift from your IRA to BSLT. Gifts made from your IRA (up to $100,000 per year) are not reportable as taxable income and qualify toward your required minimum distribution which can lower your income and taxes. Best of all, it’s easy.

To transfer from your IRA by check, please have your IRA administrator mail the check to:

Big Sur Land Trust
P.O. Box 4071
Monterey, CA 93942

To wire transfer from your IRA, please contact Amber or Kate for transfer instructions.

To leave a legacy, you may also consider designating the Big Sur Land Trust as a beneficiary of your IRA.

For questions or more information about our Land & Legacy Society, please contact Amber or Kate.

By phone, please call 831-625-5523 and ask for Amber Sanchez Leon, Development Associate, at ext. 103 or Kate Mitchell Mehle, Director of Development, at ext. 105.

By email, please contact Amber at asleon@bigsurlandtrust.org or Kate at kmitchell@bigsurlandtrust.org.

Matching Gifts

Many employers have matching gift programs, which is a wonderful way to double or even triple your contribution. Please check with your Human Resources department to determine if your company provides a match.

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For questions or more information, please contact us. We are here to help.

Kate Mitchell Mehle 
Director of Development
Phone: 831-625-5523 ext. 105
kmitchell@bigsurlandtrust.org                   

Amber Sanchez Leon
Development Associate
Phone: 831-625-5523 ext. 103
asleon@bigsurlandtrust.org

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