LEAVING A GIFT TO NATURE IS ONE OF THE MOST SIMPLE AND POWERFUL WAYS TO PROTECT THE PLACES YOU VALUE, FOREVER.

Bequests play a crucial role in ensuring our long-term vision for Tasmanian to be a global leader in nature conservation, and we are so grateful to supporters who have had the generosity and foresight to leave a gift to the TLC.

By leaving a gift in your Will to the TLC, you will join our Natural Guardians. This group has been established to recognise and bring together supporters who have made the profound commitment to nature by leaving the TLC a gift in their Will.

Natural Guardians receive exclusive invitations to special information events and hosted trips to our magnificent reserves. (see related content)

Please do something wonderful and consider joining our growing community of Natural Guardians who are helping to ensure that nature lasts, for generations to come.

PLANNING YOUR GIFT

There are many ways to leave a gift to the TLC in your Will. For example, you may choose to leave TLC a specific sum of money, a gift of property, a percentage of your estate, or a residual bequest (i.e. what is remaining after all other gifts to family and friends have been distributed). We suggest that you please speak with us, and then seek advice from a solicitor when drafting your Will, as the wording you chose is very important. We want to ensure that when your gift is ultimately received that we are able to honour your wishes.

For further information about our Bequest Program or to let us know that you have already included in your Will, please contact Sophie Marshall at smarshall@tasland.org.au or 0419 389 390.

PROTECTING YOUR GIFT

We at the TLC pride ourselves on demonstrating sound governance, which has resulted in the utmost respect and trust from our supporters and the broader community.

The TLC Foundation is an endowment fund, established in 2009 to secure the independent, long-term resourcing required to ensure the effective and crucial management of our reserves. All bequests to the TLC (unless otherwise specified in your Will) are held by the TLC Foundation and invested using a sound ethical screening process. Gifts are preserved to ensure the highest return on investment with the lowest possible risk. Interest earned is used to directly fund the ongoing management of our magnificent reserves.

Let us know

Please share your intentions to leave a gift, so that your generosity and commitment is properly acknowledged, and to ensure you receive invitations to our special events. All information will be respected and kept in confidence.

From the tender age of 15 I wanted my life to leave minimal impact on the planet. Knowing that in the scheme of things one person may not count for much, my dream has been that when I finally depart the world, I would have helped ‘save’ a special piece of our environment in perpetuity, contributing to our bigger picture of conservation.

When those like-minded forces join together nothing is impossible; and so it was, when we happily handed over $50 to help establish the TLC in 2001, that we witnessed the amazing story of conservation at its best. Without children or heirs, but with an ideal as strong today as when I was 15, it was without question that I chose to bequeath all of my assets to the TLC. To know that perhaps my conservation dreams will be realised, if not by me but through what I leave behind, makes me smile every time I think about it.

Tony Eldridge, with his partner Wanita Wells

Banner image:Leaf litter at Five Rivers Reserve Photo: Arwen Dyer