FINDING YOUR INNER PHILANTHROPIST: Donor Advised Funds, Supporting Organizations, and Private Foundations Wednesday, November 2, 2016
4:00 – 5:30pm
Design Lab, Main Post, The Presidio

Members, volunteers, and advisers: Please join us for a reception and program co-hosted by the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy and California Academy of Sciences. Brigit Kavanagh, Esq., NEO Law Group will share strategies for how to maximize bang for your philanthropic buck. A leading attorney in the area of philanthropic planning, Brigit is a friend of both the Conservancy and Academy of Sciences and is sharing her time and expertise with our community because the missions of our organizations resonate with her. Following the program is an optional walk to view the Tunnel Tops, which will become new landscape over the old Doyle Drive. Space is limited. We hope to see you there! RSVP: Audrey Yee, ayee@parksconservancy.org, (415) 561-3016, or Jay Auslander, jauslander@calacademy.org, (415) 379-5202.

When you make the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy a beneficiary in your estate plan, your legacy helps make possible:

      Thousands of children and youth in environmental education programs

      New trails, bikeways, overlooks, and visitor centers

      Tens of thousands of volunteers engaging in park stewardship

      Restored habitat for endangered and threatened species

      Hundreds of thousands of native plants revitalizing ecosystems

      An infinitely expanding web of ecological knowledge

      And countless moments of wonder, from young people visiting a national park for the first time.


When you make a planned gift to the Conservancy, you become a member of the Silver Lupine Circle — a community of park lovers who, like you, want these national treasures protected and nurtured for generations to come. You join an extraordinary group of people — hikers and history buffs, beachcombers and triathletes, volunteers and  philanthropists, parents and grandparents, friends and neighbors — who care about these parks as much as you do.


Benefits of the Silver Lupine Circle include:

      A gift from the Conservancy

      Acknowledgement in the Conservancy’s annual report and Gateways newsletter

      Invitations to exclusive events and tours

      Regular correspondence sharing an insider’s view on park happenings

      The lifelong satisfaction of knowing your gift will protect wildlife, safeguard our cultural heritage, and enrich lives far into the future


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


      Charitable trust

      Retirement plan assets

      Life insurance policies


To learn more, download our brochure Where Does Forever Begin? (pdf) or contact:


Audrey L. Yee, Esq.

Director of Planned Giving:

Phone: (415) 561-3016