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A Forest is Supposed to be Forever

A forest is supposed to be forever. So they say. But in modern times can we make that promise? Can we keep it? Today, you have that chance. Step up and preserve Lake Lacawac and its forest preserve for your grandchildren. And for their grandchildren too!

     The Lacawac Sanctuary is a non-profit organization of volunteer members founded in 1966, and dedicated to preserving Lake Lacawac, the Lacawac Forest, facilitating ecological research and providing beneficial environmental learning opportunities to the community.

     The Lacawac Forest Preservation Fund is an endowment created to preserve the forest, protect the lake, maintain the historic buildings and to carry out the overall mission.

    The Fund provides a continuing source of income that can be relied upon year after year. Investment income produced by each endowment gift to Lacawac is used to benefit the ongoing general operation of the preserve or may be used to fulfill a donor’s specific intent. The principal of the endowment remains intact and is prudently invested.

    The Lacawac Legacy Club was created in 1966, with Isabel and Arthur Watres as founding members. It is an organization of men and women committed to environmental protection and learning and that is focused on protecting and preserving the unique natural features of Lacawac. Individuals and families qualify as members of the Legacy Club in one or more of these ways:

  • Naming Lacawac as a beneficiary in a will or living trust
  • Creating a charitable remainder trust, pooled income fund, charitable annuity, or life estate gift
  • Naming Lacawac as a beneficiary of a new or existing life insurance policy or IRA direct disbursements
  • Establishing a general or specific donor directed fund within the Lacawac endowment via an outright gift of money, securities, real property, art, or other assets
  • Designating Lacawac to friends and families as your chosen memorial

Download a complete informational flyer on our Legacy Club giving opportunity