Leave a legacy that will last for generations by including the Conservancy in your estate planning.
With many options available, including bequests, charitable gift annuities, and 401(k) designations, your generosity will have a lasting effect on Central Park.
Get started today! Regardless of your stage of life — whether you're starting your first job, welcoming your first child into the world, or enjoying retirement — it's never too early or too late to create an estate plan to care for loved ones and remember organizations that mean so much to you.
Call our Office of Planned Giving at 212.310.6645, or email [email protected] for more information. All requests and discussions are confidential and without obligation.
Ways to Give
A bequest for Central Park is one of the simplest ways to provide for the Park's future.
Charitable Lead Trusts
A charitable lead trust provides a current stream of income to the Central Park Conservancy while minimizing or eliminating gift and estate taxes.
Charitable Remainder Trusts
An agreement through which donated assets are transferred to a trustee, and you receive income for a specified term. Upon completion of the term, the assets then pass to the Conservancy to support Central Park.
Charitable Gift Annuities
In exchange for a gift of cash or appreciated securities to the Conservancy, receive fixed payments for life and a generous tax deduction.
Other Beneficiary Designations
Name the Conservancy as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy, a bank or brokerage account, or an individual retirement account (IRA).
Free Estate Planning ToolsThe Conservancy is pleased to offer our supporters free access to Giving Docs. Here you can easily create your will and other estate planning documents in just a few minutes. It's safe, secure, and free for life for our supporters.
Proper designation: When referring to the Conservancy in your will or other beneficiary designation please use, "Central Park Conservancy, Inc., New York, NY."
Tax Identification Number (EIN): 13-3022855
Always consult with your attorney and/or financial professional when planning your estate or determining if any of the gifts described in this brochure are appropriate for you. We look forward to working with you and your legal or financial advisers and welcome your inquiries.
In 2005, Jane Levenson had a surprising proposition from a friend: he offered to endow a Central Park tree in her name. She told him yes, she’d be thrilled by such a gift, and eventually she selected a European hornbeam to be planted in the Park. That gift, and that tree, led Jane to become more intimately involved with the Conservancy and its efforts to restore, beautify, and maintain the Park.
Looking back, she recognizes the Park as a lifelong source of joy and a valuable place for community, rest, and pleasure. These days she loves the north end, where she can walk up and down the rolling hills reminiscent of the Adirondacks. “The trees, the flowers—I like to see them blossom in progression,” says Jane. She walks several miles every day, taking in the Park’s colorful landscapes. On her early morning strolls, she often sees Conservancy staff planting, trimming, and cleaning in preparation for the day. “They’ve done an awfully good job,” she says.
This appreciation inspired Jane to establish an estate gift for the Conservancy. Through our planned giving program, she helps ensure the Park will remain a beautiful retreat and valuable ecosystem for generations to come.
The Conservancy is pleased to offer our supporters free access to Giving Docs, an online estate-planning platform. Here you can easily create your will and other estate-planning documents in just a few minutes. It's safe, secure, and free for life for our supporters.