Gift and Estate Planning

Photo By: Anela Kopshever, NPS

Join our Legacy Circle

Your legacy gift to Point Reyes National Seashore Association will support projects and programs that preserve and protect Point Reyes National Seashore resources and enrich the visitor experience forever. The vast majority of legacy gifts are made by bequest through a will or trust. We invite you to let us know when you designate Point Reyes National Seashore Association as the beneficiary of your will or trust so we can acknowledge you.

In addition, when you make Point Reyes National Seashore Association a beneficiary in your estate plan, your legacy helps make possible:

  • Thousands of children and youth engaging in environmental education programs
  • Development of inclusive programs and curriculum for welcoming all people to the seashore
  • Restored habitats for endangered and threatened species
  • Thousands of hours of conservation work through internships and technician positions to support scientific research and resource protection
  • Preservation of cultural and natural resources throughout the park
  • Infinitely expanding community of park stewards who will preserve the park for present and future generations
  • Countless moments of wonder from young people visiting a national park for the first time

We can help you arrange a convenient and tax-efficient way to give long-term support to the parks through your:

  • Will
  • Charitable trust
  • Retirement plan assets
  • Life insurance policies
If you are interested in supporting a particular project or program or have a specific asset in mind that you wish to leave to PRNSA in the future, please contact Heather Clapp to ensure that your intention can be met.  
If you already have made an estate provision to benefit the work of PRNSA in the future, please let us know so that we may thank and honor you now.

Types of Assets
Many different types of assets, in addition to cash, can be used to make a legacy gift. PRNSA encourages you to work with your professional advisors or lawyers to help you determine which type of legacy gift is best for you.

Charitable Bequest
Your charitable bequest is the most important type of gift for building Point Reyes National Seashore Association’s future. When received, your bequest will be put to use by Point Reyes National Seashore Association to continue to preserve and protect the park habitat and wildlife, repair and restore trails, provide education opportunities, and preserve historical legacies.

If you would like information about remembering Point Reyes National Seashore Association with your legacy gift please contact Donna Faure, Executive Director at (415) 663-1200 x 303 or send an email.

There are four types of bequests for you to consider:

Beneficiary Designations

In addition, there are many types of legacy gifts you can easily make without incurring the services of your professional advisor. Adding Point Reyes National Seashore Association as a beneficiary to your retirement, savings or other accounts is simple.  All you need to do is fill out your provider’s paperwork for the following gifts:

  • IRA or pension plan
  • Life insurance
  • Stocks and bonds
  • Savings account
  • Checking account