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Cacapon Legacy Fund

Please consider joining me, along with several of our Board members and Valley landowners, in making this organization a benefactor in your will, or providing a Legacy gift to the Trust. Your gift will help establish a secure future for the Trust allowing us to forever defend the conservation easements under our care, while we continue to protect additional land and resources of the Cacapon and Lost River Valley.

My family came to Hampshire County, West Virginia eight generations ago; I am very proud of this heritage. During my thirteen-year tenure (2000-2013), as the Trust’s Executive Director, our organization joined many landowners in voluntarily and permanently protecting over 13,000 acres, becoming nationally accredited, and in being recognized by West Virginia University Press with their publication of our book, Listening to the Land: Stories from the Cacapon and Lost River Valley.

I am thrilled about these accomplishments, and many more over those years! As retirement loomed, I realized that there was one more important step for me — establishing the Cacapon Legacy Fund.

A Legacy is about what you leave behind, and how you will be remembered. We hope that you will add to your Legacy by considering a donation to the Cacapon Legacy Fund. Please call Emily Warner, the Land Trust’s Executive Director at (304) 856-1188 to discuss your interests or answer any questions. Her email address is

Thank you,
Nancy Ailes


There are many ways you can provide a Legacy Gift to the Trust

Here are some examples:

  • an outright gift is a gift given to the Trust directly from you. More details
  • a bequest is a gift made through your will or revocable trust. More details

Whichever way you may choose to make a gift to the Cacapon Legacy Fund, we want you to feel secure in knowing that our financial holdings and investments are protected by strong Board policies. Investment decisions are made by the Board and receive full-Board approval. We are an accredited member of the Land Trust Alliance, a national organization that insures the financial integrity of its members. Our financial records and policies are completely transparent and available immediately upon request.

Planned Giving Information

Cacapon and Lost Rivers Land TR Inc is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt, nonprofit corporation. The Trust’s mission is to assist landowners an communities (throughout the Cacapon and Lost River watershed) in maintaining healthy rivers, protecting forests and farmland, and in preserving rural heritage for the enjoyment and well-being of present and future generations.

Checks should be made payable to “Cacapon and Lost Rivers Land Trust” and PLEASE WRITE “Cacapon Legacy Fund” on the memo line of the check. All gifts must be postmarked the year in which you want to receive your tax deduction.

Matching Gift Information

If you would like to make your gift go further, many employers match donations to nonprofits. Check with your employer or you spouse’s employer to see if they have a gift-matching program.

Cacapon Legacy Fund

EIN: 55-0700086
Cacapon and Lost Rivers Land TR Inc.
PO Box 57, Capon Bridge WV 26711
(304) 856-1188