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Gifts in a Will, Trust, or IRA/Retirement Plan

Gifts in a will, trust, or IRA/retirement plan (often referred to as legacy or planned gifts) are a positive reflection of your conservation ethic. And they make you feel great! Your gifts via a will, trust, IRA/retirement plan protect the Connecticut Forest & Park Association's (CFPA’s) future. They allow CFPA to be an independent advocate for Connecticut’s forests, parks, trails, and open spaces even during difficult economic periods.

Gifts in a will, trust, or IRA/retirement plan are made during your lifetime and/or as part of your end of life planning. These unique gifts are a wonderful legacy you leave to protect the future of people and organizations like CFPA that you love. Listed on this site are simple explanations of ways to give to CFPA. As a result of creative planning, you can be generous in supporting CFPA, benefit your family, and, in some cases, reduce the impact of taxes at death. Simple ideas include:

  • Leaving CFPA a bequest in your will
  • Designating CFPA as a beneficiary of your IRA or other retirement plan
  • Naming CFPA as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy
  • Giving appreciated securities (contact our office for delivery instructions)

Please inform us if CFPA is named in your estate plan—we’d like to thank you, that’s all!

With select gifts, you will have access to naming opportunities and, often, children are pleased when charitable gifts are made in parent’s estates.

The Connecticut Forest & Park Association was recognized as exempt under 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code in April, 1945.

CFPA’s Tax ID # is 06-0613430

We are located at 16 Meriden Road, Rockfall, CT 06481.

Special thanks to John Ivimey and David Sullivan of Reid & Riege and Jim Cama of Cama & Associates for providing support and copy for the site. We suggest you see a professional advisor when creating and implementing your planned giving program.

If you have questions, please contact Jim Little at CFPA via (860) 346-TREE (8733) or jlittle@ctwoodlands.org.