The Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust can help you create a legacy in conserving what makes the Rangeley Region so special to you, whether it’s clean, cold sparkling lakes; uninterrupted forests; scenic vistas, or world-class fly-fishing rivers and ponds.

From simple bequests, designating fund beneficiaries, or establishing a tax-deductible gift, we can help you plan your financial future. Begin a confidential conversation today by contacting Charles Gauvin at (207) 838-0238 or via email at

Ways to Make a Legacy Gift 

We have many planned giving options to help you achieve your financial and philanthropic goals while supporting the mission and work of Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust.

There are a number of ways to create a legacy, including:



Gifts by will are one of RLHT's most important sources of support and are simple to arrange.

You may leave RLHT:

This sample language may be useful:

"I give and bequeath to Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust, Inc, P.O. Box 249, Oquossoc, ME 04964 [the sum of __________ Dollars ($____)] [ _______ % of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate], to be used for its general charitable purposes."

Unrestricted bequests give us the greatest flexibility to use funds where they are most needed. 


Retirement accounts

You can name RLHT as a beneficiary of all or a specified percentage of your IRA, 401(k), 403(b), or other retirement plans.


Bank and investment accounts & commercial annuities

You can leave a legacy by naming RLHT as a Transfer-on-Death (TOD) or Payable-on-Death (POD) beneficiary on a bank or investment account, or a commercial annuity. Check with your financial institution to see if this option is available to you.

Real Estate

Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust accepts certain gifts of real estate.  Please contact David Miller at (207) 864-7311 ext. 101 or via email at to begin a discussion about creating your legacy with a gift of real estate.


Life insurance policies

If you have a life insurance policy that is no longer needed for your family, designating RLHT as a beneficiary is a simple way to support our work.

Charitable Remainder and Lead Trusts and Charitable Gift Annuities

Please contact David Miller at (207) 864-7311 ext. 101 or via email at to discuss creating your legacy with a charitable remainder or lead trust or a charitable gift annuity.


How to name RLHT in your gift:

Legal name: Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust, Inc.

Address: P.O. Box 249, Oquossoc, ME 04964

Federal tax ID#: 01-0472641

Notifying RLHT of your gift

We hope you’ll let us know when you have named RLHT in your will or trust so that we can thank you.  Of course, if you wish to remain anonymous, we’ll gladly honor your request.

Please use this Planned Giving Intention Form to notify us of your intention.

Important notice

The above contents are provided for informational purposes only and are not intended as a substitute for professional legal or estate-planning advice.  Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust encourages you to consult with an attorney or financial adviser when considering any of these planned gift options.