Legacy Society

Leave a Legacy… Leave Your Mark

By naming Advocates for the West as a beneficiary, you are making a lasting commitment to defend and protect the American West’s natural treasures, pristine waters and native wildlife… now, and into the future.

Creating an enduring impact through a legacy gift – for yourself or a loved one – can be one of the most important and rewarding commitments you make. We are here to help you explore what you want your legacy to be, to ensure that your gift will leave a permanent and positive mark on the American West.

“It has been well over 4 decades since I first began thinking about the growing footprint of humanity on the environment and the importance of our environmental laws. Not only do these laws safeguard Nature, they also protect us from ourselves and keep us from destroying the very environment upon which we depend. However, these laws can only protect the environment if they are followed by the state and federal agencies overseeing the management of our communal resources: land, water, air and wildlife. Advocates for the West holds these agencies accountable to the law which is why I have been a supporter of Advocates since its inception.

It is important to me to know that Nature will still have a fighting chance thanks to the safety net provided by our legal system. Therefore, I have named Advocates for the West as a beneficiary in my will so that they can continue to protect and defend the wild places and wildlife I have cherished for my entire life, even after I am no longer around to enjoy them.”

-Amy Haak

Explore the many ways to leave your legacy:

  • Gifts by Will or Living Trust
  • Gifts of Life Insurance
  • Gifts of Real Estate
  • Gifts of Securities
  • Gifts of Annuities
  • Gifts of Real or Personal Property
  • Gifts of Charitable Remainder Trust

If you choose to make a gift in your estate plans, our legal name is Advocates for the West, Inc. and our 501(c)(3) tax ID number is 06-1654062. We recommend you seek the advice of your financial or legal adviser before making your bequest.

If you have already included Advocates for the West in your estate plans, please let us know. Sharing your plan with us places you under no obligation, but it does enable us to say thank you and welcome you into our Legacy Society. We respect all requests to remain anonymous.

Contact Anna Demetriades to learn more about how to make a lasting commitment to protecting the natural treasures and wildlife of the West.

Anna Demetriades, Director of Development & Communications
ademetriades@advocateswest.org | (208) 342-7024  ext. 210

Special Naming Opportunities

Protecting Fish & Wildlife

  • Salmon
  • Bighorn Sheep
  • Sage-Grouse
  • Wolves

Defending Special Places

  • Quiet Winter Recreation
  • National Monuments – Jewels of the West
  • Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness
  • Sagebrush Sea Ecosystem

Safeguarding Water

  • Salmon River
  • Willamette River
  • Boise River
  • Snake River

Note: When you make a symbolic gift, you are supporting Advocates for the West’s general mission.

Human-caused threats to the well being of our home Planet Earth abound. And in these times it is imperative to aggressively advocate for the protection of the environment.

Advocates for the West is on the front-line of protecting public lands, defending iconic Western species and safeguarding precious natural resources. Their legal team, board leadership and support staff are all passionate and motivated professionals who worktogether to achieve real, lasting results at an impressive rate.

We are honored to be members of the Sage Society and have included Advocates for the West in our estate planning. Giving to Advocates for the West is the best conservation investment you can make.

– Janice and Roger Inghram

Benefits of Joining the Legacy Society

Your gift shows a true commitment to protecting the natural treasures, water, and wildlife of the American West. It is a beautiful way to leave your mark, or to honor a loved one.

As part of the Legacy Society you will receive:

  • Recognition in the Annual Report
  • A special holiday card and gift
  • VIP invitations to special events, including an annual outing
  • Advocates for the West case notes twice a year
  • An IRS letter showing your charitable gift can be tax deductible