Become a Member by Donating Today
Water quality. Wildlife habitat. Hiking trails. Scenic vistas. Preservation of these natural resources by Opacum Land Trust enhances our community in so many ways. But, we cannot do it without the generosity of hundreds of individuals, businesses, partners, and foundations. Please join our growing group of community supporters.
You can make a donation to support the work of Opacum Land Trust:
- online through Network for Good
- or you can mail a check to P.O. Box 233, Sturbridge, MA 01566. Checks can be made payable to Opacum Land Trust.
Opacum Land Trust is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. You can research Opacum and all the rest of your favorite non-profits using GuideStar.org.
Become a Member
Every gift, large and small, makes you a member of Opacum Land Trust. When you become a member or renew your membership online today, you’ll join a growing community working together to conserve iconic New England landscapes, wildlife habitat, water quality, cultural heritage, and places for recreation and education.
Membership Benefits include:
- Subscription to our newsletter
- Invitations to special programs and events
- Updates on our conservation projects
Become a member by making a donation today!
Why Support Opacum Land Trust?
Opacum Land Trust exists because of people who care about the environment and the future of our communities. We are a private, non-profit local charity with an all-volunteer board of directors. Your donations go directly towards proactive land conservation efforts here in south-central Massachusetts.
Additional ways to Support Opacum Land Trust:
Employee Matching Gift Programs
Many large companies will match donations made by employees. Ask your employer for details or email membership@OpacumLt.org with your employers name and will help you look it up. Current matching partners include MassMutual, Karl Storz Endovision, and National Grid.
Gifts of Appreciated Securities
As you contemplate your Annual Appeal Gift to Opacum Land Trust, you might consider a gift of appreciated securities in lieu of cash. The general appreciation in stock values may mean that you can make a gift that is particularly tax-advantaged. Gifts of appreciated securities held for more than one year are eligible for a charitable income tax deduction for their full market value (we advise that you check tax laws as they apply to your situation). In addition, if the securities have appreciated in value since you acquired them, you completely avoid the capital gains tax you would incur if you sold them. So your actual cost of giving is less than that of an equivalent gift of cash.
Help us to build our endowment: Make OLT the beneficiary of your IRA
Did you know that you can designate Opacum as the beneficiary of your IRA? Your savings can be used for land protection with no income taxes due! Leave a legacy that helps to make a difference. Designating a beneficiary is revocable at any time. There is no cost, and it is a simple process. Contact us if you have questions: membership@Opacumlt.org, (508) 347-9144
Thank you for your generous support!