Planned Giving

You can make a long-lasting impact on North Carolina's environment - one that outlives you, even - through planned giving to the North Carolina Sierra Club.

Major gifts to the N.C. Chapter can include gifts of cash or stock as well as legacy gifts. All gifts to the North Carolina Chapter allow us to protect air, water, wildlife, and public lands for ALL North Carolinians. And 100% of gifts designated to the N.C. Chapter are used right here at home to advance the environmental issues you care most about.

Two people hold hands as they look over a forested sceneLegacy gifts include:

  • Stock
  • Retirement Plan
  • Living Trust
  • Donor-Advised Fund
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Charitable Remainder Trust
  • Charitable Lead Trust
  • Remainder Gift of Real Estate
  • Any other gift that benefits the North Carolina Sierra Club in the future

While not required, we ask that you notify us if you intend to make a stock or planned gift so that we can work with the national Sierra Club to document your plans, offer guidance, and appropriately direct and steward your gift.

We offer both charitable and non-charitable gift options to benefit the North Carolina Chapter. You may choose one or both of these options. These gifts go to our separate, but affiliated organizations. In each case, 100% of your gift will be used to advance the Sierra Club's mission in North Carolina. Download this document, which has details that you can share with your financial advisor.

Non-Charitable Gifts:

These gifts go to the Sierra Club-North Carolina Chapter, a 501c4 political advocacy organization. These contributions are not tax-deductible, but are a good option if your estate exceeds the current allowable limit for charitable contributions or you want to support our political advocacy work. Such gifts also may support our day-to-day operations, legislative lobbying, and voter registration efforts, giving us the greatest flexibility in putting your donation to work.

Charitable (deductible) Gifts:

These gifts go to the Sierra Club Foundation-North Carolina Chapter, a 501c3 charity, and are fully tax-deductible. These gifts can be used to educate the media or general public about important environmental issues, ensure that the Executive Branch and state agencies implement existing environmental law, conduct policy research and analysis, or do other work allowed by IRS rules for 501c3 organizations.

Contact us if you need additional information, would like a list of estate planners in the area, or want to alert us to your planned gift. Thank you!

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