Many park supporters and visitors make gifts to preserve the Bay Area’s beautiful national parks for future generations.
Please consider joining these extraordinary individuals and leave a legacy to support our parks.
Not only will you have the satisfaction of making an important contribution to the future of your favorite national parklands but your legacy commitment will entitle you to special benefits as a lifetime member of the Silver Lupine Circle.
Benefits of membership in the Silver Lupine Circle include:
- Acknowledgment in Parks Conservancy publications such as the annual report and in the quarterly Gateways, inspiring others to make a similar commitment
- Invitations to special events throughout the year
- Quarterly insider letters that inform you of interesting and important happenings in the parks
- A special gift of a book or a silver lupine plant
If you already have included the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy in your estate plans, please let us know so that we may include you in the Silver Lupine Circle…our proper and personal thanks to you.
We welcome your interest in and questions about our planned giving program. We’d be happy to talk with you or send you information about how your legacy gift can benefit you and your estate as well as the Golden Gate National Parks and its visitors. Feel free to contact us—your inquiry will remain confidential, and there is no obligation.
Gift Arrangements are another way in which you can give to the Golden Gate National Parks.
For more information, contact Audrey L. Yee, Esq. at firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 561-3016.
Make a tax-free gift from your individual retirement account to the parks!
IRA gifts extended through 2013
Congress has extended through 2013 the legislation which allows donors to make tax-free gifts from their IRA accounts to charitable organizations. If you are age 70½ or older and do not need all or a part of the distributions from your IRA, you can make tax-free gifts totaling up to $100,000 in 2012 and in 2013 from your IRA to qualified charities until December 31, 2013. While you cannot claim a charitable deduction for IRA gifts, your gift amount will reduce your taxable estate, and you will not pay federal income tax on any amounts you distribute to qualified charities.
For 2012: IRA funds distributed directly to charity through January 31, 2013 shall be deemed a 2012 charitable gift. Individuals who took outright distributions from their IRAs in December 2012 can transfer up to $100,000 of that amount to charities and elect to treat it as a direct distribution to charity in 2012.
Consult with your IRA administrator or financial planner/attorney to see if this opportunity can help you maximize your annual fund, campaign or endowment gift to the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy or to fulfill a pledge.