Leave a Legacy

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.

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We Are 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 by filling out the form below. 

If you are a current Legacy Giving Circle member, use this form below to share updated contact information and your thoughts on why leaving a Legacy gift is important to you. Your insights and feedback are welcome! We always hope to honor your wishes.

When and however appropriate, 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. 

Please contact us and we can assist you
Alex Smith
Membership Specialist
Clouds on the Columbia River, sunny day with clouds above the water.
Learn more about legacy giving

Check out these common examples of bequest language to use in your will or estate plan.

Dianne Riley
Sustaining Gifts Director

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.


Join the growing network of Columbia Riverkeeper Legacy Givers:
Legacy Circle member Mary Lou Soscia
Legacy Circle member Carol Newman
Legacy Circle member Gayle Kiser

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. 

Retirement account
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.

Life insurance
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.

What legacy do you want to leave the world?