Leaving a Lasting Legacy Through Planned Giving to the Catskill Center

You can leave a lasting Catskills legacy by including the Catskill Center in your will

Remembering to give something back to to the Catskills in your will is a wonderful way to leave a legacy in the Catskills to preserve our work to foster, protect and preserve our region. A generous bequest can continue to support the sound stewardship and enrichment of the Catskills – a lasting legacy as big as the mountains that surround us!

If you choose to remember the Catskill Center in your will or if you have already done so, please let us know so that we may thank you for your generosity.

How to Make a Bequest

In order to leave a Catskills legacy and remember the Catskill Center with a bequest, please include the following language in your will:

I, (name), of (city, state, zip), give, devise, and bequeath to Catskill Center for Conservation and Development, INC., a non-profit corporation organized and existing under the laws of the state of New York and having its principal office at 43355 Route 28, PO Box 504, Arkville, NY 12406 the sum of $___ (written amount or percentage or description of property or “the rest, residue and remainder of my estate”) for its unrestricted purposes. Catskill Center's federal tax identification number is 23-7058142.

If you already have a Will, you can use the suggested wording above to make a codicil that names Catskill Center as a beneficiary of your estate.

For more information on the benefits of such gifts or to discuss leaving a bequest to Catskill Center, please speak to your financial advisor and contact Office Manager Susan Blake at the Catskill Center at 845-586-2611 or via email at sblake@catskillcenter.org.

The Catskill Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization (EIN: 23-7058142). Your contribution and membership dues are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

A copy of our most recently filed financial report is available from the Charities Registry on the New York State Attorney General’s website (www.charitiesnys.com) or, upon request, by contacting the New York State Attorney General, Charities Bureau, 28 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10005, or us at Catskill Center, PO Box 504, Arkville, NY 12406.  You also may obtain information on charitable organizations from the New York State Office of the Attorney General at www.charitiesnys.com  or (212) 416-8401.