Individual Giving

Learn about all the ways you can share your treasure.

Your gift of treasure – in any amount – makes a direct, local impact in the Lehigh Valley – now and for future generations.

Annual Fund
Your unrestricted gift to Wildlands’ Annual Fund directly supports the protection of irreplaceable lands, invaluable natural resources and the education of future environmental stewards.
All donors are:

  • Recognized in our annual report
  • Recognized in our annual report
  • Invited to special events and volunteer opportunities

Donate to the Annual Fund

Evergreen Society

evergreen_societyThe Evergreen Society represents the highest level of individual giving to Wildlands. Our society members each make a total annual contribution of $1,500 or more.
As core supporters, Evergreen Society members are:

  • Privileged with insider information
  • Celebrated at an annual reception
  • Invited to exclusive events and engaged in our mission first-hand
  • Recognized in our annual report and throughout the year at special events

Join the Evergreen Society. Donate today! 

Wildlands welcomes gifts-in-kind that are well-aligned to support our mission. These may include: items or services to help administrative needs, preserves management, special event planning and program staffing. All gift-in-kind donations are recognized in our Annual Report.

Visit our Donate page to view our Gifts-in-Kind Wish List.

Gift Acceptance and Gift-in-Kind Policy

Gifts-in-kind are reviewed prior to acceptance to:

  • Ensure the gift meets an organizational need
  • Assess any liabilities the gift may pose
  • Ensure the proper submission of paperwork for recording, acknowledgement, recognition in our annual report and compliance with IRS guidelines/reporting.

Wildlands reserves the right to decline any gift that does not help further the land trust’s goals, involves special maintenance or other conditions we’d be unable to satisfy.

The donor is responsible for making any necessary delivery arrangements.

Contact us to talk about your gift-in-kind contribution. Contact Us

Gifts in Honor or Memoriam
Make a gift in memory or honor of a loved one, co-worker or friend. All memorial and honoree gifts are recognized in our annual report.

Visit our donation page and complete the Gift in Honor or Memoriam section. Please know we are happy to send a notification of your contribution to the individual or family member.


Legacy Society: Planned Giving & Endowment
Planned gifts and endowment contributions involve you beyond your lifetime in Wildlands’ committed protection of the Lehigh Valley’s natural resources, its beautiful character and the education of future environmental stewards.

  • Planned gifts and endowment contributions significantly strengthen Wildlands’ long-term financial health.
  • Your tax advisor can inform you of the many ways you can make a charitable bequest to Wildlands through your will, gifts of stocks, bonds or IRAs.

About the Endowment Fund

Your contribution to our endowment fund makes a lasting impact, forwarding our conservation efforts today, tomorrow and always. Interest income from the endowment fund directly offsets the ongoing expenses associated with the perpetual scope of our work.

About the Legacy Society

Donors who make planned gifts and endowment contributions at specific levels are listed as members of our Legacy Society and acknowledged in our annual report. If you’ve made such a provision, please notify us so we can recognize your visionary support.

Contact us about Planned Giving & Endowment. Contact Us

Gifts of Stock
Gifts of stock are another way you can contribute to Wildlands’ mission. Follow the listed instructions to make a gift of stock:

  1. Contact your stockbroker. Your stockbroker can make a direct electronic transfer of your stock certificates to Wildlands’ account with the following information:
    First Clearing, LLC
    DTC #0141
    FBO Account #2571-7495/Wildlands Conservancy, Inc.
    Magellan Financial, Inc.
    Attention: Carol Stehlin
  2. Give your stockbroker Wildlands’ taxpayer identification number: 23-7401326.
  3. Notify Wildlands as soon as the transfer instructions have been given so that we can alert our stockbroker. You or your stockbroker should contact:

Elizabeth Dugan, Vice President of Development & Communications
610.965.4397 X126

Wildlands Conservancy
3701 Orchid Place
Emmaus, PA 18049

Please communicate the name of the security, the number of shares to be donated and the name/phone number of your stockbroker. This notification enables Wildlands alert our own stockbroker about your gift arriving.

Landowner Donations
Gifts of land and conservation easements meaningfully support our role as the Lehigh Valley’s land trust. All landowner donations are evaluated on a case-by-case basis, and property owners are advised to consult their legal and tax advisors.

Contact us about Landowner Donations. Contact Us

Third-Party Fundraising
We welcome community-focused organizations that are inspired to support the work of Wildlands as third-party fundraisers. If you represent an interested group, please review our Third-party fundraising guidelines and event proposal form along with contacting us directly.

Contact us about Third-Party Fundraising. Contact Us

Questions about Making a Donation?

Contact Elizabeth Dugan, Vice President of Development & Communications
610.965.4397 X126