Leave a Legacy
Leave a Legacy ~ Support the Preservation of YOUR State Park's Natural and Cultural Resources
From the old growth redwood forest of Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve to the remote wilderness areas of Austin Creek State Recreation Area and the magnificent Sonoma Coast, Stewards will be here to promote, restore and protect these natural and cultural resources into the future.
We invite you to provide a lasting gift that will move us beyond keeping our work going a year at a time to creating sustainability for our efforts into the future. We would be honored to help you provide a gift that is meaningful and fulfills your wishes.
Ways to Give
Gifting Appreciated Stock
Have stocks and need tax-deductions? If you're fortunate enough to own stock that has gone up in value since you purchased it, you may consider gifting some to Stewards. This will not only help a good cause, but enable you to reap substantial tax savings. Please ask us how!
Designate Stewards as a Beneficiary on your IRA
Have an IRA? These days, many people have a large percentage of their wealth in the form of traditional IRA accounts. A lot of people also have charitable intentions. Consider designating Stewards as one of your beneficiaries of your IRAs. Even if just a small percentage, we would appreciate you doing so. Call your investment advisor and ask them how to list us as a beneficiary!
Do you have a Donor Advised Fund?
A donor advised fund gives you the flexibility to recommend how much and how often money is granted to non-profits like Stewards. You transfer cash or other assets to a tax-exempt sponsoring organization. In addition, you avoid the cost and complexities of managing a private foundation. If you have one of these, we would greatly appreciate being part of your gifting strategy.
Is your Business Part of the 1% for the Planet network?
If your company has committed to being a member of the 1% for the Planet network, please know that Stewards is a non-profit partner of the organization. We would greatly appreciate it if you would consider us as part of your annual corporate gifting strategy. The Coast and Redwoods would appreciate it too!
Stewards is always honored to accept bequests in support of our work. With a contribution from your estate, you can:
- Fund programs in a given park
- Select a specific program to support
- Give to one of our Endowment Funds
- Designate your bequest to be used where it is needed most
Sample Bequest language:
Example: I hereby give and bequeath to Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods, a nonprofit organization incorporated under the laws of the State of California, with a principal address at P.O. Box 2, Duncans Mills, CA 95430, (____) percent of my estate, (or) the sum of (____) dollars, (or) the following assets (____). Tax ID # 94-3039895.
Endowments provide income for an organization into perpetuity. The interest from the endowment is what is used to support the intended purpose as set forth by the donor. The principal stays intact and continues to grow over time. Donations by other donors can be made to support endowments. Stewards currently has the following endowments that support our work.
- The Armstrong Restoration Endowment - designated for restoration and education at Armstrong Redwoods SNR and Austin Creek SRA
- The Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods Board Endowment - designated for education programs supported by Stewards
- The Finley-Dickenson Fund for Armstrong Redwoods - designated to continue publishing the books and DVDs published by Carmen Finley and Doris Dickenson. Funds can also be used for educational purposes at Armstrong Redwoods SNR.
Our tax ID number is 94-3039895.