Leave A Legacy

WILLET, by Chris Mayne

Legacy Circle members are creating a legacy for tomorrow

Did you know there are many ways to give to the Conservancy that won't impact your current finances? Including San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy in your will or trust is one way.

Our Legacy Circle members are individuals who have generously included us in their estate plans; special gifts that will help support the Conservancy in perpetuity. Many individuals find that their legacy gift carries valuable tax incentives. Planned giving can even provide a guaranteed life income for the donor, or loved ones. Legacy Circle members are a direct part of the Conservancy's efforts to support the well-being of community and nature.


Planned giving is a wonderful way to make a lasting contribution to the Conservancy, while maximizing your financial goals and estate planning needs. There are several ways to leave a legacy:

  • Charitable Gift Annuity
  • Beneficiary Designations
  • Pooled Income Fund
  • IRA Rollover Gift
  • Charitable Remainder Trust
  • Gifts of Property

For more information about charitable gift annuities or other ways to include San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy in your estate plans, please contact us today.


San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, will not sell, share, or trade personal information with anyone else, nor send mailings on behalf of other organizations. Tax ID # 33-0358660




Gift Acceptance Policy (PDF)
Link to Bequests & Legal Information 

We are grateful to the following donors for including San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy in their estate planning. 

Russell & Betty Benson (realized)
Bob & Lois Chaddock
Patty Cornelius
Janie DeCelles
Ilse Epprecht
Marc & Lynne Friedmann
Doug & Lauren Gibson
Bill Gish (realized)
Tom & Donna Golich
Margaret Griffith
Pastor Bill & Patti Harman
William E. Miller & Ida Houby
Sheila K Johnson
Mayme Kline
Peter & Marge Kohl
M. Alberta Kruger Declaration of Trust (realized)
James Lauer
Michael & Teresa Lea
Paul & Leah Lonsdale
Andy & Kathleen Mauro
Brys & Rita Myers
Craig & Jeanne Olson
Mariette Pinchart
Janet Placido
Ann Pogue
Elaine Dodge & Martin Staubus 
Dave & Denise Stillinger
Robert Jensen & Erin Thomas
Elizabeth Venrick
Tom Heywood & Stephanie Wilde
Paul Worthington
Ret. Col. Harold Wright (realized)
Art & Sandy Yayanos

Jennifer Bright, Development Director
San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy
(760) 436-3944 x705