Planned gifts provide the Foothills Land Conservancy, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, with a permanent foundation for conservation related projects including land acquisition and stewardship programs.
Across the Southeast, our rural character is rich in history, biological diversity, and majestic beauty. Scenic views, working farms, natural areas, and wildlife habitat just scratch the surface of why our region is worth preserving.
Planned gifts provide Foothills Land Conservancy, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, with a permanent foundation for conservation related projects including land acquisition, land stewardship, and a landowner financial assistance fund.
For those whose passion lies in passing on their love of the land to future generations, we hope you will consider supporting the Conservancy through these options:
Planned gifts can be designated as restricted or unrestricted and FLC can work with your financial advisor to facilitate any giving method you choose. For those whose passion lies in passing on their love of the land to future generations, we hope you will consider supporting FLC through these options:
Naming FLC as a beneficiary in a will, trust, insurance policy, or retirement plan
Gifting appreciated assets, securities, or land parcels
Donating land to FLC for the purpose of retaining its agricultural or natural features
Please contact Bill Clabough or Elise Eustace at the Foothills Land Conservancy office (865-681-8326) for more information.
I did not think Foothills would be interested in the bequest of my house, that they were only interested in large parcels. It was good to know that FLC appreciates any and all land/monetary donations. If you have something you would like to will to an organization, whose mission you identify with, then I would encourage you to do it. I was interested in doing my part to save land – preserving it is so important. You gotta have land! – Nancy Ann Schimmick
The natural world has always inspired us and in recent years we’ve seen our area in Sevier County grow tremendously. We knew for a long time we wanted to work with FLC in order to permanently preserve the natural features of our property. I would tell other landowners that with a conservation easement you still maintain control of your land and do not give up your rights. This decision has given us both peace of mind. – Bob & Kathy (with FLC Exec. Dir. Bill Clabough, pictured left)
In 2009, FLC received a land donation of 510 acres atop Bluff Mountain in Sevier County, Tennessee, from the estate of the late Marian Oates. Earlier that year, Foothills worked with Marian to permanently protect her property with an FLC conservation easement. (Image looking out from Bluff Mountain towards the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Photo courtesy of Mike Naney.) Click here to learn more about this special place and Marian’s wishes.