Planned Giving



Please consider contributing to The Conservancy's future by planning for a special kind of gift. Although cash contributions are always appreciated, there are other creative and flexible options that can benefit you and our organization. You can help ensure The Conservancy's future by creating a Trust while you are living or by including us in your will.

CONTACT: For details please contact Sylvia Rapoport, Conservancy President, at 615.862.6810 or by email at

Restrictions apply, so consult with your advisors to determine how such a gift would affect your overall tax and estate planning, as well as the rules pertaining to the state you reside in.

The Conservancy is prohibited from providing Membership or any goods and services in return for these gifts. This option may be most useful for donors who:

  • Must make a required minimum distribution from their IRA but do not need the income
  • Have exceeded their ability to claim an income tax deduction
  • Do not itemize their deductions
  • May have more of their Social Security income taxed by receiving additional income