The Trust greatly appreciates the generous gifts of our donors.

Contributions help support our commitment to protect our open space and forest, protect our water quality and supply, preserve the rural flavor of our town through responsible planning, and increase our recreation opportunities with our natural resources.

By Mail
Mail the completed Membership Form (requires Adobe Acrobat, free download) with your contribution to The Maxwell Conservation Trust, 292 Clapp Road, Scituate, MA 02066.
Conservation Options
Your family may have land that you care deeply about and would like to see preserved. There are many ways for the Trust to work with landowners, such as:
Conservation Restrictions
Outright Gifts
Conservation Buyers
Advantage Sale
Trade Lands
Donate land, buildings or lots not suitable for conservation that can be sold to the benefit of the Trust.
Appreciated Securities (stocks)
Donate appreciated stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. The general appreciation in stock values may mean that you can make a gift that is particularly tax-advantaged.

Gifts of appreciated securities held for more than one year are eligible for a charitable income tax deduction for their full market value. In addition, if the securities have appreciated in value since you acquired them, you completely avoid the capital gains tax you would incur if you sold them. So your actual cost of giving is less than that of an equivalent gift of cash.

To make a gift of stocks:
Notify your broker in writing asking him/her to transfer the stock to the Maxwell Conservation Trust, Ltd., at Merrill Lynch. Then, please contact The Maxwell Conservation Trust at (781) 545-4167 or send us a copy of your letter.
If you hold the certificate:
Send the stock certificate (unendorsed) and a signed (but not dated, and otherwise blank) stock power (available at your bank or your broker's office) in separate envelopes by registered mail to The Maxwell Conservation Trust, 292 Clapp Road, Scituate, MA 02066.
The Trust is a non-profit 501 (c) (3), which means that gifts of any type (land, cash, securities, etc.) will have definite tax benefits. Please consult your tax consultant or attorney about how tax benefits can apply to your specific situation.
The Trust cannot exist without its members! To join, please print, fill out and mail us your Membership Form (requires Adobe Acrobat, free download).

$5,000 Guardian of the Land
$50 Land Saver
$2,500 Keeper of the Land
$100 Land Protector
$1,000 Trustee of the Land
$25 Land Saver
$500 Land Conservator
Donation in Memory of ___________
$250 Land Caretaker
Donation in Honor of ___________
Corporate Giving
The Maxwell Conservation Trust partners with companies that share our commitment to preservation. Please contact us at (781) 545-4167 to discuss various ways your company can be involved.
Other Giving Options
Major Gifts
Memorial Gifts
Planned Gifts and Endowments
Volunteer Stewards