WINTER 2007                               water, land, life.

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As a member of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, you stand with us in preserving our region’s unique and important natural places. With the year quickly drawing to a close, now is an ideal time to ensure that you have accomplished your charitable goals for 2007.

Ways to make a year-end gift:

Make a gift of cash or appreciated securities to support today’s conservation efforts. If you hold long-term appreciated stocks, bonds, or mutual funds, they could make a great gift because they may result in extra tax savings for you. Please call your financial advisor or our office for details.

 Are you 70 W or older? Don’t miss this last opportunity to make a tax-free gift from your Individual Retirement Account (IRA) to WPC! As part of the Pension Protection Act of 2006, Congress has made it possible to make tax- free gifts from your IRA, but only until December 31, 2007.

You can  make a gift by check or credit card or click here to give online via our secure website. All All gifts, postmarked or otherwise delivered by December 31, 2007, qualify for tax deductibility in 2007.

Consider including WPC in your long-range estate and financial plans as well. Bequests and charitable gift annuities are just two of the many ways you can provide a legacy of support for our conservation efforts. Many life income plans, such as charitable gift annuities, offer the benefit of an immediate tax deduction in the year of the gift and guaranteed income.

No matter how you choose to make a gift to WPC, your gift will make a difference in our caring for water, land and wildlife, supporting community gardens and greenspaces, and preserving Fallingwater©, Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterwork. Your gift will help to ensure that many generations to come enjoy western Pennsylvania’s exceptional natural places.

For more information on how you can make your gift, contact Carey Scheide Miller at 412.586.2356 or via email at