Leave a Legacy Worthy of Giants
Leaving a legacy gift, or planned gift, is a simple way to provide lasting support for the redwood parks and public lands that you cherish. With only 5% of old-growth redwood forests remaining, and higher visitation to our parks than ever, our work as stewards of these lands will continue far into the future. A lasting gift can help ensure that future generations continue to forge strong connections to the old-growth forests we have today.
A bequest from a will is the most common legacy gift because it is private, revocable, and will not affect your assets or cash flow during your lifetime. A bequest may also provide certain tax benefits. If you wish to name Redwood Parks Conservancy in your will, contact your financial adviser, accountant, and/or attorney to ensure that your gift aligns with your financial and charitable goals. You may also contact our Development Director, David Reed, at any time with any questions regarding your gift.
Language for your will or living trust
We've put together some samples of bequest language that will direct your gift to Redwood Parks Conservancy:
A Specific Gift
If you would like to leave a specific amount or percentage of your estate, consider the following statement:
"I give, devise and bequeath to Redwood Parks Conservancy (1111 Second Street, Crescent City, California; Tax ID number 68-0084901) the sum of $____." Or ____% of my estate."
A Residual Gift
If you would like to leave a certain percentage of what remains of your estate after debts and expenses and all other devises have been satisfied, consider the following statement:
"I give, devise and bequeath to Redwood Parks Conservancy (1111 Second Street, Crescent City, California; Tax ID number 68-0084901) [all or a percentage] of the residue of my estate."
A Contingent Gift
If you would like to leave a gift as a contingency in case your current beneficiary does not survive, consider this example:
"In the event that [name of beneficiary] does not survive, I give, devise and bequeath the deceased beneficiary's gift to Redwood Parks Conservancy (1111 Second Street, Crescent City, California; Tax ID number 68-0084901).
If you have questions about planning your gift, or if you would like information on how to support a specific project or set up an endowment, contact David Reed at (707) 445-6547 xt. 16 or via email at [email protected].
Legacy donors Richard Ross and Linda Carpenter during a visit to the redwoods.