Central Maine’s forests, shorelands, islands, farms, and wildlife are our natural and cultural heritage. Kennebec Land Trust’s Conservation Leaders and Legacy Society members have a valuable role in conserving this heritage for current and future generations.

 The KLT Legacy Society is a group of forward-thinking KLT supporters who care about the future of land conservation in Kennebec County and have chosen to make planned gifts that ensure KLT’s long-term success as a regional conservation leader.  Donors who name KLT a beneficiary of a portion of their estate or set up a life-income gift will be recognized as members of our Legacy Society. All proceeds from planned gifts are invested for the long-term in an endowment fund that preserves their principal.

KLT is seeking to raise one million dollars for our endowment fund in cash and pledges, as well as in planned gifts and bequests.  

Gifts to date: December, 2018

Cash: $128,405

Pledges/Bequests:  $437,500                             

Remainder of goal: $434,095

Make an immediate gift to the Endowment Fund online.    

Legacy Society Brochure


KLT Conservation Leaders are household members who give $1,000 or more in annual membership dues in support of the Trust's land acquisition and conservation, stewardship, education, and sustainable forestry and farming programs.

Your generous gifts will help ensure our long-term financial stability and will create a powerful legacy that will support Kennebec Land Trust’s work today and in the future.

Conservation Leaders receive:

  • An invitation to an annual Board of Directors and Advisors Gathering

  • A KLT hat or vest


What is a bequest?  A bequest  is perhaps the simplest form of planned giving. You can make a bequest by  naming KLT a direct beneficiary of specific assets or a portion of your estate in your will. A bequest can also include naming KLT the direct beneficiary of a life insurance policy or retirement plan, such as an IRA 401(k) or 403(b).In most cases, the language in a will should be brief and straightforward. For example:

I hereby give the Kennebec Land Trust, a Winthrop, Maine 501c-3 nonprofit organization, a bequest of $_________  to be used for its general charitable purposes. 

Please contact Theresa Kerchner, KLT Executive Director, for additional information or to schedule a confidential meeting: 207-377-2848  tkerchner@tklt.org

KLT Tax ID number: 01-044-0729 

Egypt Pond, Chesterville & Vienna

Egypt Pond, Chesterville & Vienna

Summer 2018 interns on the new trail at the Ezra Smith Wildlife Conservation Area in Mount Vernon.

Summer 2018 interns on the new trail at the Ezra Smith Wildlife Conservation Area in Mount Vernon.

Thank you for your generosity and for helping us conserve lands that sustain our communities and each of us.