Legacy Giving

Planned gifts are a wonderful way to ensure that Sakonnet Preservation will continue to protect the rural character and beauty of Little Compton for generations to come. By including Sakonnet Preservation in your estate plans, you are contributing to the ongoing legacy and long-term financial stability of the oldest community land trust in Rhode Island. Options include a bequest in your will or trust, or naming Sakonnet Preservation as a beneficiary of a retirement plan or life insurance policy. Discussions with your financial or legal advisors will inform you of the potential tax benefits associated with the different giving options.

Not only are we eternally grateful for their foresight and generosity, but the impact of legacy donors will also be felt on the character of Little Compton forever. We wish to recognize all legacy donors on our website and annually in our newsletters. To notify us or to discuss making a legacy gift, please contact us at spa@sakonnetpreservation.org or 401.635-8800.  

Legacy donors are: 

Joseph Azrack & Abigail Congdon
Tara Bradley
Abigail Brooks & Nick Long
Sidney “Gerry” Clifford, Jr.*
Dr. Frank Faltus
Patricia “Patty” Goodrich*
Don & Alison McNaughton
Susan Mygatt
J. Christopher & Mara Shore
Stanley Sorrentino*
Jane & Eric Philippi
Charlie Whipple & Randi vonSteinwehr
Deborah Wiley


You can make a bequest to Sakonnet Preservation of a percentage of your estate or a specific dollar amount. You can designate your bequest for general use or you can restrict its use.

Specific bequests are used to make a gift of a specific dollar amount or specific assets, such as securities, real estate, or personal property.

Residuary bequests are used to give all or a portion of the remainder of your estate after payment of expenses and any specific amounts designated to other beneficiaries.

The information presented on these web pages is not offered as legal or tax advice. You are urged to seek the advice of your tax advisor, attorney, and/or financial planner to make certain any gift you are considering fits well in your specific circumstances.

Contact us by email or phone: spa@sakonnetpreservation.org | 401.635-8800