Create Your Legacy
Over 100 years ago, Benton MacKaye had a dream to create one of the most extraordinary paths in the world—a trail that was deliberately planned and made for those who love the mountains, who wanted to traverse them, and who wanted to protect this magnificent land forever.
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s mission is to protect and manage the more than 2,190 miles of the Appalachian Trail and the surrounding landscape for all to enjoy. We can’t do it without you. Join us in ensuring the A.T. lasts for the next 100 years.
Some planned gifts have an impact now, some in the future. Several offer tax savings, all make a lasting difference to the Trail. Create your legacy today!
Explore Ways to Give
Photo by Robert Campbell at Max Patch
Transfer appreciated stocks, bonds, or mutual funds to the ATC and save on capital gains tax.LEARN MORE
Photo by Brad Gibson at Big Firescald Knob
IRA Charitable Donations
If you are 70½ or older, you can direct your Required Minimum Distribution to the ATC.LEARN MORE
Photo by Eddie O'Leary at Big Bald
Donor Advised Funds
Make a grant to the ATC from your donor advised fund.LEARN MORE
Photo by Photo by Christopher Randall in the Great Smoky Mountains
Letting the Appalachian Trail Conservancy know of your intended gift will help us plan for our future work and ensure your wishes are fulfilled. Click below to complete a Legacy Confirmation Form.Notify Us
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Director of Gift Planning
Appalachian Trail Conservancy