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Planned Giving

Your Gift + Your Plan = Planned Giving


The generosity of our donors safeguards ASA’s vital efforts to conserve farmland for future generations.

Legacy gifts, also known as planned gifts, allow donors to earmark various types of assets for philanthropic purposes. Because some gifts provide tax benefits to the donor and/or beneficiaries, we recommend talking to a financial advisor or estate planner when structuring a planned giving strategy.

Help us protect local farmland and working forests from encroaching development by including ASA in your will or estate plans.

A popular planned gift is a bequest, made through your will or living trust. This gift may be for a specific dollar amount or a percentage of your estate or the residual. Your attorney would add special wording to your will or trust document.

The following is suggested bequest language:

I give and bequeath to the Agricultural Stewardship Association, Inc. (Tax ID # 22-3084628), a nonprofit charitable organization located in Greenwich, New York, the sum of _____________ dollars (or all the rest, residue and remainder of my estate) to be used for its general support.


To request that an ASA staff member reach out to you regarding a bequest, click here.

You may also leave a bequest through your IRA, life insurance, donor-advised fund, bank account, brokerage account or by deeding your property to ASA. For more information, click here

Have you already included ASA in your estate plans? If so, please let us know so that we may acknowledge your generosity during your lifetime and welcome you into ASA's Legacy Society.

ASA’s Legacy Society 

A growing group of visionary supporters

As a member of ASA’s Legacy Society, you will leave a beautiful and bountiful legacy to future generations living in Washington and Rensselaer counties.

To join our Legacy Society, all you have to do is let us know that you have included ASA in your estate plan by completing a Bequest Commitment Form. We want to acknowledge your generosity during your lifetime and welcome you to ASA’s Legacy Society.

Meet Phyllis Miyauchi, ASA's newest Legacy Society member.

You may complete a Bequest Commitment Form online by clicking here or you may download the form below.

To start a conversation, click here and Donna Dodd-Thomas, ASA’s Development Manager, will reach out to you.

Bequest Challenge

When you complete a Bequest Commitment Form, ASA receives an immediate $500 from philanthropist Bob Ross of New York City. Bob issued his Bequest Challenge to provide matching funds that immediately go to ASA and at the same time provide for the future of our organization and the protection of our local working landscapes.

All bequest intentions—old or new—will be matched. ASA considers being included in your estate as one of the highest honors and signs of trust.

Download Bequest Commitment Form.pdf

Online Planned Giving Commitment Form (google form)

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