Author Archives: Sharon Rabichow

Avatar for Sharon RabichowSharon joined the League in 2006 and serves as the Director of Gift Planning. The combination of her fundraising experience and passion for redwood forests made her a perfect fit for the League.

The Live Like Coco Foundation takes Santa Cruz County students on a field trip to Nisene Marks to see redwoods. Photo courtesy of The Live Like Coco Foundation

In Loving Memory: Foundation Sponsors Youth Field Trips

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The Live Like Coco Foundation has partnered with Friends of the Santa Cruz State Parks, taking third-graders from Santa Cruz County on field trips to Nisene Marks to see redwoods, and banana slugs, firsthand.

League President Sam Hodder, left, Board member Peggy Light, and Redwood Legacy Chair Mike Helms.

Redwood Legacy Circle Celebrates Peggy Light

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Save the Redwoods League recently celebrated Board Member Peggy Light for her extraordinary generosity in inspiring 105 new legacy gift commitments in 2018 to commemorate the centennial of Save the Redwoods League. Peggy offered to match each new legacy gift commitment made in 2018 with a $1,000 gift, with a goal to encourage 100 people to join the Legacy Circle. We were thrilled to surpass our goal.

You can include a gift in your will to protect redwoods. Photo by Julie Martin

Write Your Will in Minutes, for Free

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This year, Save the Redwoods League wants to help you make a resolution you can keep (in 20 minutes or less, for free). Everybody needs a legal will, but too many people put it off year after year. Make your will today, and include a gift to the League to ensure the protection of our redwood forests for generations far in the future.

Legacy & Leadership: Celebrating 100 Years with our Supporters

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We’re just over halfway through the year, and 2018 has already proven to be legendary for Save the Redwoods League. As you have probably heard, this year is the League’s 100th birthday, which has been a joyous cause for celebration! I am so glad that we were able to share our festivities and show our appreciation for members of the Redwood Legacy Circle, who have committed to the long-term protection of the redwoods by including the League in their estate plans.

Your donation can help support the League’s general purposes, our Redwood Land Fund, or one of our priority projects.

IRAs: Amazing Year End Giving Opportunity

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In 2015, Congress voted to reinstate the IRA Charitable Rollover and it is now a permanent part of the tax code! This legislation allows you to make tax-free charitable gifts from your IRA without claiming any increased income. And, your gift may count towards your minimum distribution requirement.

Elizabeth Saucier, Redwood Legacy Circle Member

All Aboard: The Skunk Train!

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On Sunday, October 22, the League hosted its 2017 Annual Thank You Event, where Redwood Leadership Circle and Redwood Legacy Circle members took a ride through the redwoods of Mendocino County on the beautiful and historic Skunk Train.

Charles Clarke visits Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park with Sharon Rabichow, League Major and Planned Gifts Associate, to dedicate the Ella S. Clarke Memorial Grove in 2009.

Happy Thanksgiving! I’m Thankful for Our Members

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Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays.  Not only is it a day spent with family and great food, but it also provides an opportunity to reflect on the year and express our gratitude. November marks my  seventh anniversary working …