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Leave a Legacy Gift

Many of our supporters have included Save the Redwoods League in their will or trust. Their gifts, and yours should you choose to join them, strengthen and help ensure the future of our redwood forests.

Leave a gift to the redwoods through your will or trust.

Leave a gift to the redwoods through your will or trust.

We are especially grateful to you for a gift through your will or trust, a life income plan or some other type of legacy gift. We'll recognize your commitment by inviting you to join our Redwoods Legacy Circle. We recognize Legacy Circle members in several ways:

  • You will be acknowledged in publications including our annual report.
  • We will send you the beautiful color book, Coast Redwoods, A Natural and Cultural History.
  • You will receive invitations to special members-only events such as our annual reception and our popular redwood tours.
  • We'll honor you by listing your name at many League functions.

When you make a legacy gift, others are encouraged to do the same, though you may choose to remain anonymous.

If you would like additional information about remembering Save the Redwoods League with your legacy gift, please contact Sharon Rabichow, Planned Giving Officer, at (415) 820-5828 or srabichow@SaveTheRedwoods.org.

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Explore the Various Ways to Leave a Legacy Gift

Gift Through Your Will or Trust

Gift Through Your Will or Trust

Learn more about the most common types of bequests and what you should include.

Charitable Gift Annuity. Photo by goingslo, Flickr Creative Commons

Charitable Gift Annuities and
Charitable Remainder Trusts

Read a general introduction to charitable life income plans and learn how to find out more information about this tool.

Dedicate a Redwood Grove through Bequest. Photo by Dave Baselt

Dedicate a Redwood Grove through Bequest

Find out more about dedicating a grove through your will or trust.

Other Legacy Gifts. Photo by Peter Buranzon

Other Legacy Gifts

Explore the many different types of assets, in addition to cash, that can be used to make a legacy gift.

Donor Profile

Allegretti Family: The League 'Gets Results'
Allegretti Family: The League 'Gets Results'

Marcia and Jim Allegretti have been League members since 1987. They named Save the Redwoods League in a bequest through their living trust. Photo by Julie Martin

Longtime League members Jim and Marcia Allegretti want to protect redwoods after they pass  on, so they named Save the Redwoods League in a bequest through their living trust. It's a step Marcia couldn't have foreseen when she met Jim in college at San Francisco State University more than 40 years ago.

"My family did not do outdoor things," Marcia said. "Until I met him, I never did anything outdoors. But his family did a lot."

Like Jim, Marcia is a lifelong San Franciscan. But she didn't see a big redwood until she was in college. She recalled the experience — her first camping trip with Jim to the Russian River area.

"I knew nothing about camping," Marcia said. "When he came to pick me up, I had a big suitcase, a little suitcase and my beehive hairdryer, until Jim said to me, 'Where are you going to plug it in?'"

"The redwoods showed me the outdoors in a way I'd never seen before," Marcia said. "I was just awestruck when I saw how big they are and how beautiful they are."

Jim owned a copy shop that printed mailings and newsletters for the League. He liked what he read, so he became a member in 1987. The couple has supported Save the Redwoods League ever since. So it made sense for them to name the League in their estate plan.

"We don't have children," Marcia said, "so a lot of our money is going to organizations that we care about." Jim said, "What the League does and the way they do it really rings a bell for us. They get results."

Read more legacy gift highlights:

You're Keeping an Ancient Forest Reachable

You helped us buy Noyo River Redwoods, a magical ancient forest you can see only by the historic Skunk Train, in 2011. Recently you came to the rescue again. Your gifts helped to repair a collapsed railroad tunnel that shut down the train's famous Redwood Route last April. The tunnel is now open and full Skunk Train service has resumed. You can make sure we're ready to protect and provide you access to amazing forests like this one: Please donate today.

Joaquin Miller Park

HIGHLIGHTS: Only 9 miles from downtown Oakland, Joaquin Miller Park offers amenities you can't find in most cities: fern-lined creeks, wet meadows, redwood groves and oak woodlands.

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