Including Camp Treetops in your planned giving is an especially meaningful way to ensure the future of our community. By doing so, you become an honored member of our Balanced Rocks Circle.

There are many ways to make a donation to Treetops through planned giving — all are easy, and for many, membership in the Balanced Rocks Circle is its own reward.

Donate a portion of your retirement plan assets

You can elect to donate retirement plan assets to Treetops/NCS through your will. By naming Treetops/NCS as the beneficiary of your IRA, 401(k) or other qualified retirement plan, any residual left in your plan when you die passes to NCS/Treetops tax-free.

Donate life insurance

You can either purchase a new policy or donate an existing policy you already own but no longer need. By designating Treetops/NCS as both the owner and beneficiary of the policy, you will be eligible for a tax deduction.

Donate property

A residence, vacation home, farm, or acreage may have appreciated in value over the years to the extent where sale of the property would result in a sizeable capital gains tax. By donating property to Treetops/NCS, you avoid capital gains taxes and receive a deduction for the full fair market value of the property.

Donate through a bequest in your will

“I hereby give to North Country School and Camp Treetops, a not-for-profit organization located in Lake Placid, NY:

The sum of $ ____________ (amount)
AND/OR _____% (percent) of the residue of my estate
AND/OR The following described property _______________ (description)

to be used for _______________________________.” (stated purpose)

Your bequest can be added to your existing will as an amendment or a codicil, so you don’t have to revise the entire document.

Need More Information?

BRC membership is growing.

If you think you might already be a member, please confirm your plans with the development office. To do so, or for more information about planned giving, please contact Matt Donahue, Director of Advancement, at mdonahue@camptreetops.org at (518) 837-5446.