MEMBERSHIP FAQS

Frequently Asked Questions - Membership

What are the benefits of becoming a member?

Individual Members

  • Knowing that your donation will help to protect the Lowcountry
  • Biannual newsletters - The Journal of the Lowcountry Land Trust
  • Annual Report
  • Invitations to the Annual Meeting and our annual Membership Picnic as well as other events throughout the year
  • Charitable deduction to the extent allowed by law

Business Members

  • Knowing that your donation will help to protect the Lowcountry
  • Visibility for your business in the donor lists of LOLT publications
  • Biannual newsletters - The Journal of the Lowcountry Land Trust
  • Annual Report
  • Invitations to the Annual Meeting and our annual Membership Picnic as well as other events throughout the year
  • Invitation to LOLT business events
  • Charitable deduction to the extent allowed by law

How much are individual membership dues?

Individual members may join at the following levels:

  • $5,000+ Preserve Donor
  • $2,500-4,999 Landscape Donor
  • $1,000-2,499 Plantation Donor
  • $500-999 Woodland Donor
  • $250-499 Wetland Donor
  • $100-249 Vista Donor
  • $50-99 Buffer Donor
  • $25-49 Sapling (Youth)

How much are business membership dues?

Business members may join at the following levels:

  • $5,000+ Preserve Donor
  • $2,500-4,999 Landscape Donor
  • $1,000-2,499 Plantation Donor
  • $500-999 Woodland Donor
  • $250-499 Wetland Donor

$250 is the minimum business membership level

How do I join the Land Trust or renew my membership?

You can join the Land Trust online by credit or debit card at www.lolt.org. If you prefer, you may pay by check and mail it to 43 Wentworth Street, Charleston, South Carolina 29401. We also accept gifts of securities. Please call our office at 843-577-6510 for instructions on how to make a transfer.

How will I know when it is time to renew my membership?

Individual and business memberships are active for one year from the day you join. As your renewal date approaches, we will send you a renewal notice with a remittance envelope. If you prefer, you may renew your membership online.

How do I prevent duplicate mailings?

If you receive more than one issue of our publications or other mailings, this may mean that your name appears in our database more than once. If this happens, please let us know and recycle the mailing by giving it to a friend who may be interested in our work.

What should I do if I relocate or if my contact information changes?

If you are relocating or your contact information changes, please let us know so that we can update your membership record. We value your membership and do not want to lose touch!

Can I access my membership information online?

Yes, our new website allows you to create your own membership account. You can then make changes to your contact information, check your membership status and due date, register for events, and renew your membership.

What should I do if I am already a member, but receive an invitation to join the Land Trust?

From time to time the Land Trust reaches out to solicit new members. Should you inadvertently receive one of these invitations, please disregard it and accept our most sincere apologies. While we try to prevent such duplications, variations in name or address may result in an invitation being sent to you.

How can I make a memorial or honorarium gift to the Lowcountry Land Trust?

If you would like to make a gift in memory or in honor of an individual, you may so designate the gift either online or on your remittance envelope. Please be sure to provide the name of the person for whom the gift is being given as well as any family members who should be notified.

Can I give a gift of membership?

Yes, memberships in the Lowcountry Land Trust are meaningful and appreciated as gifts for family members and friends. You may designate a gift of membership for one or more individuals at the time you make your gift.

How can I include the Land Trust in my estate plans?

Planned or estate gifts provide for the future and enable the Land Trust to ensure the conservation in perpetuity of our protected properties. We invite you to make a lasting legacy gift to the Lowcountry Land Trust and we suggest you consult with your advisor on what type of planned gift is best for you. If you have already named the Land Trust in your estate plans, we hope you will let us know so that we may recognize you in our list of legacy donors.

What types of gifts does the Land Trust accept?

The Land Trust accepts gifts of cash, checks, and credit cards as well as stock, gifts-in-kind and bequests. For more information, please see Join and Support or contact our Development Office at 843-577-6510.