Donor Spotlight: Jean Held

photo by Christine Kraft

March 12, 2018

By Amanda Abraham

Jean Held's Legacy Gift Will Make a Difference for the Better

Jean Held has been a friend and supporter of the Trust for many years. By including the Trust in her estate plans, she is supporting a vision of the future that she would like to see.    

Jean Held in 1996 in Lamont Smith's Shinnecock Gardens in Springs.

“The Trust’s mission aligns with my belief in the need for diversity in nature, specifically agriculture. Making sure that we have a diverse farming community, growing all sorts of local fruits and vegetables, is important for our survival. I support the work of the Trust because they are dedicated to making sure that agricultural biodiversity continues.  

“My love of history is another reason that I will leave a legacy gift to the Trust. The Trust believes in a world in which farmers and their history is important. I feel that by supporting the Trust, I am supporting a vision of the future that I would like to see, where children can enjoy wide open fields, fresh, local food, and an abundance of dragonflies.”

— Jean Held  

We are so grateful, Jean! And thank you to all our donors who have decided to include the Trust in your estate plans!  

To see how estate giving through the Trust can help make your vision for the East End a reality, please contact Amanda Abraham at 631-283-3195 or, or click here to learn more about legacy gifts.