The Leelanau Conservancy receives gifts from many donors who prefer to keep information about their charitable giving private, including people in the Richard O. Ristine Heritage Society* who have included the Leelanau Conservancy in their wills.
Reasons for anonymity?
- Some don’t want their names in the donor list
- They don’t want friends or family members to know
- They don’t want other charities to know
- They don’t want institutions (banks, attorneys, newspapers) to know
- Some don’t mind their names listed, but don’t want the amount disclosed
- Some might make tentative plans that could change and they don’t want to raise false hopes for the charity
It’s all OK! The Leelanau Conservancy strives to honor our donors’ wishes, including requests to be anonymous. Some anonymous donors (in print) are happy to come to our annual Heritage Society party (in person). We are sorry we can’t have the party this year.
*The Richard O. Ristine Heritage Society, named for a Leelanau Conservancy planned-giving hero, recognizes those who have included the Leelanau Conservancy in their estate plans—if they allow us to.