You can create a lasting legacy of clean water for future generations and healthy communities. Join our Legacy Giving Circle by adding Columbia Riverkeeper to your will or trust.
More and more Columbia Riverkeeper supporters are adding the organization to their will. Why? Riverkeeper is here for the long haul to fight for clean water and your values. You have a strong connection to the river and you want to continue to protect it. Including a bequest of any size is a powerful gift for future generations. You can support family first and earmark a comfortable amount to charity.
Join Columbia Riverkeeper’s Legacy Giving Circle
No matter where you are in life, a legacy commitment to Columbia Riverkeeper can make a meaningful impact for future generations relying on clean water. If you have included or are considering a gift to Columbia Riverkeeper as part of your will or estate plan, please let us know.
We would like to recognize* and thank you for your support.
There are various ways that you can add Riverkeeper to your estate plan. It does not have to be complicated. We’d love to talk with you about what you value. Please email or call us so we can better support your decision to protect clean water for future generations.
Check out these common examples of bequest language to use in your will or estate plan.
Just getting started?
We have partnered with FreeWill to provide you with this free will writing tool you can use to easily and quickly create a legal will and leave a legacy with Columbia Riverkeeper.
Importance of Creating a Will
Without a will, there is no mechanism in place to make a bequest, here are some steps to make sure your wishes are granted.
- Make a list of organizations or causes that you would like to support.
- Make a detailed list of your assets (financial, real estate, vehicles, jewelry, collectibles, musical instruments, etc.)
- Set up an appointment with your financial analyst or attorney, or planned giving officer at the organization you intend to support. These professionals can help sensitively guide you through the process.
Common ways that people make legacy gifts
You can include Columbia Riverkeeper in your will or trust in any amount. You can give a specific amount, a percentage of your estate, or a residual gift after others benefit.
You can designate Columbia Riverkeeper as a beneficiary of your retirement account.
You can make life income arrangements that provide you with regular fixed payments for life while transferring your assets to Columbia Riverkeeper.
You can make Columbia Riverkeeper the beneficiary of a new or existing life insurance policy.
Columbia Riverkeeper is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization incorporated in the State of Washington. Our offices are located in Hood River and Portland, Oregon. Our federal tax ID# is 91-1583492.