Charitable Lead Trust

Through a charitable lead trust, you can support the Southern Environmental Law Center generously for your lifetime or a specified number of years—and then reclaim the trust assets yourself or pass them along to your heirs. Here’s how it works:

  • You place cash, stock, or other assets into a trust, which is invested to generate revenue.
  • A set amount or percentage of the investment returns are paid to SELC, which uses your gift to support important southern conservation projects.
  • When the trust ends, the remaining funds are passed back to you or on to your beneficiaries.

Establishing a charitable lead trust can have tax benefits, particularly regarding estate tax reductions for your heirs.

If you have any questions, call or email Deborah Donnelly at (434) 434-218-7382 or ddonnelly@selcva.org for more details and a personalized proposal based on your circumstances, which you should discuss with your lawyer or financial advisor.