Planned Giving

There are several options to consider when making a legacy gift to The Walden Woods Project.  We welcome the opportunity to work with you to find the alternative that best aligns with your objectives.  Planned gifts may include cash bequests or estate gifts (e.g., real and personal property, retirement accounts, life insurance).  By including The Walden Woods Project in your estate, you will help us preserve historic Walden Woods and keep Thoreau’s legacy alive through environmental education.

For more information contact:
Kathi Anderson, Executive Director
Phone: 781-259-4700

Please include the following when making a bequest to The Walden Woods Project – Tax ID number: 95-4292658

By making a planned gift to The Walden Woods Project you will be enrolled in our Legacy Circle.  As an expression of our profound appreciation,  Legacy Circle members receive a Certificate of Recognition suitable for framing, a special gift and an invitation to an annual Legacy Circle reception at The Walden Woods Project headquarters.

If you have already included The Walden Woods Project in your estate plan, let us know so that we can recognize you in our legacy circle! Please email us at and include “Planned Gift” in the subject line.

Frequently Asked Questions:

I am interested in making a planned gift to The Walden Woods Project. What is the first step?

We are available to assist you by suggesting language to include in the your estate plan.  You can contact us by phone (781-259-4700) or by e-mail (

Are there any tax benefits to making a planned gift?

We advise you to consult your attorney or tax advisor for specific advice.  In many cases, planned gifts are exempt from federal estate tax and may reduce your tax liability.

Can I designate how my gift will be used?

You may assign your gift to a specific purpose. However, by making an unrestricted gift you will give us the flexibility to use your gift where it is most needed.