Connection to the land is essential to our health and well-being. Taking care of and managing our resources not only for our own benefit, but also for future generations is the guiding spirit behind the Dutchess Land Conservancy’s Legacy Society. If you want to be remembered as someone who cared deeply about the rural nature of this county and its survival, recalled as someone who had the foresight to plan for the area’s protection and not leave it to chance; if you want to be part of a lasting legacy, join Marta Nottebohm and other members of the Legacy Society by including the DLC in your estate planning.

“I only want to be remembered if my example would help motivate others to preserve open land. We had the privilege of receiving it unspoiled from previous owners and we should pass it on that way.” - Marta Nottebohm


Legacy Society members may take advantage of a variety of financial tools when naming the DLC as a beneficiary in their will or trust. The membership involves no additional dues or obligations. However, the society does allow the DLC to thank and recognize donors for their generosity, which may also serve to inspire others. The most important benefit participants receive is the satisfaction from making a lasting contribution to the protection of the beautiful countryside and valuable natural assets of Dutchess County. By joining the Legacy Society, individuals help protect the land for our children, grandchildren and all forthcoming generations of the community.

Legacy Society Members include all who have named DLC as the beneficiary with a planned gift such as:

Whatever the objectives, the DLC will be happy to work with you in planning a bequest that will be satisfying, economical and effective in carrying out specific wishes in our shared mission.


Your love of the land and its forever protection can live in perpetuity by including the DLC in your estate and retirement planning. Click here to find out more.  If you would like more information about joining the Legacy Society or have already named the DLC as a beneficiary, please contact Karen Karis at 845.677.3002. We would like to recognize and thank you for your generosity.

Legacy Society Members

  • Barbara J. Agren
  • Sara Allen
  • Kathleen Vuillet Augustine
  • Mr. and Mrs. Steven Benardete
  • Anne Briggs
  • Mr. and Mrs. Everett Cook
  • Lawrence G. and Lorna H. Graev
  • Mrs. David Hathaway
  • Nancy H. Henze
  • Scott and Molly Hurley
  • Fernanda M. Kellogg
  • Tara Kelly
  • Mr. and Mrs. George McLaughlin
  • Charles Milligan
  • Mrs. Marta Nottebohm
  • M. Taylor Pyne
  • Eric W. Roberts
  • Mr. and Mrs. David Rosenberg
  • Georgina Schaeffer
  • Peter Tcherepnine
  • Becky Thornton
  • Olivia van Melle Kamp
  • Henry H. Westmoreland

Those who have left us generous bequests:

Joyce Alpi
Julia Hall
Arnold Rubinstein
Molly Schaefer
Jay Schwamm
Faith Tompkins
Everett Ken Weedin, Jr.
The Weindling Family

The Dutchess Land Conservancy
PO Box 138 Millbrook, NY 12545
Federal tax ID #14-1667526

Learn more about the Case for Supporting Dutchess Land Conservancy with your planned gift.