Donations must be sent to the organization at the address listed below. All donations are the property of the organization upon delivery and are non-refundable, except as expressly provided in this Donation Agreement. This Donation Agreement is the entire Agreement of the Donor and the Organization and fully supersedes all prior or simultaneous written or oral statements of the parties or any conduct of the parties. A well-crafted donation agreement contains a description of the investment of time and money or other potential inconvenience that the conservation organization may suffer by relying on the promised donation. The purpose of this Agreement is to define the terms of the gift and the manner in which it takes effect. The agreement must indicate the expectations and agreements of both parties. A written agreement helps reduce the likelihood of misunderstandings between the parties and also makes the pledge a legally binding commitment. This helps to protect human interests. Pennsylvania recognizes two formal substitutes for consideration to be included in a donation agreement: a well-written donation agreement may contain these assurances. It can also perform other functions: for example, the nature conservation organization wants to acquire land that is important for its mission. It has sufficient resources for deposit, but depends on donor contributions to pay the balance.

Before risking losing a non-refundable bond or investing other significant amounts of money in due diligence investigations, the conservation organization must be confident, through donation agreements, that the donor will keep its promises to contribute to the funds necessary for its conclusion. In these and other similar circumstances, both the donor and the donor have an increased interest in having the terms of the gift clearly demonstrated in order to avoid future misunderstandings. The donation agreement is not discretionary and therefore the arguments set out below are irrelevant. taking into account the reciprocal commitments of the [easement holder] to assume responsibility for the management of a conservation easement on the property of the licensor and the commitments made by the donor to provide funding to the stewardess where necessary under this Agreement. The landowner may also have tax, estate or land use planning goals. The donation agreement gives both parties the opportunity to discuss these goals, the extent to which the Organization is committed to promoting these goals, and under what circumstances the landowner may withdraw if it is not achieved. Some potential donors are unwilling or unable to afford to fund easement liability or sustainably reduce their real estate value without a federal income tax deduction being available. The gift agreement gives them the opportunity to negotiate withdrawal rights if they are not satisfied with the future tax benefit estimated by their tax advisors and appraisers. The donation agreement gives the conservation organization the opportunity to clarify that it has no responsibility for approving easement provisions that do not further its purposes or are otherwise inconsistent with its policies and procedures. .

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