Green Legacy Society

Create a Living Legacy

In addition to providing for your family, your will or living trust can be a way to support Openlands’ work to protect the open, natural spaces that help balance and enrich our lives into perpetuity.

Through a simple bequest or designating Openlands as a beneficiary of your IRA, retirement plan, or life insurance, you can influence the quality of life in northeastern Illinois, making a difference for generations to come.  Unless otherwise specified by the donor, all planned gifts will be directed to Openlands’ Endowment Fund.

All donors who include Openlands in their estate plans will qualify as members of Openlands Green Legacy Society. Society members will receive an invitation to an annual event with the president, recognition in the Annual Report, and a private tour of any of Openlands’ current projects.

Please let us know if you have included Openlands in your estate plans so that we may thank you during your lifetime for your outstanding support and commitment to conservation in the greater Chicago region. For more information, please contact the Development office at or 312-863-6261.