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Create your legacy

Make Your Gift Count

Let us know your estate plan intentions.

 

How to Give Back Through Your Estate

Bequest by will or trust

  • Gift of a dollar amount, percentage, specific asset, or the residue of your estate.
  • Our federal tax ID number is: 68-0194652

Sample bequest language to share with your advisor and/or attorney:

  • Specific dollar amount or designated real or personal property: “I give $___ (or describe real or personal property, including exact location) to John Muir Land Trust, a California nonprofit organization, currently located at PO Box 31, Martinez, CA 94553. Tax identification number 68-0194652.”
  • Percentage: “I give ___% to John Muir Land Trust, a California nonprofit organization, currently located at PO Box 31, Martinez, CA 94553. Tax identification number 68-0194652.
  • Residual Bequest: “I give all the residue of my estate, including real and personal property, to John Muir Land Trust, a California nonprofit organization, currently located at PO Box 31, Martinez, CA 94553. Tax identification number 68-0194652."

Beyond Bequests

  • IRA Rollover: Designate JMLT as a beneficiary of your retirement account for tax-free benefits. Learn More
  • Beneficiary Designation: Include JMLT as a beneficiary of your retirement or bank accounts, investment portfolio, or life insurance policy. Contact your account administrator or use your client portal to complete a beneficiary designation form.
  • Real or Personal Property: Donate land, homes, or valuable items to further JMLT's conservation efforts. Learn More

Your Legacy's Impact

  • Where it's Needed Most: Support JMLT's diverse conservation projects across the East Bay.
  • Stewardship: Empower ongoing care for protected lands, ensuring their health and vitality.
  • Land Acquisition: Secure new lands for future generations to enjoy and explore.
  • Direct Your Gift: Specify how you want your contribution to be used (contact JMLT for details).

Join the John Muir Legacy Society

Leave a lasting mark on the landscape you love. Join the John Muir Legacy Society, where passionate individuals like you commit to protecting these natural treasures through their estate plans. By joining them, your gift will help us preserve the beauty and wildness of the East Bay hills for future generations to explore and cherish.  Learn more about the Legacy Match Challenge and become a member of the Legacy Society.

Have Questions? 

Please contact Kathleen Stavis, Associate Director, Major and Legacy Giving, by email or call (925) 293-4807.

 

Information contained herein was accurate at the time of posting. This site is informational and educational in nature. It does not offer professional legal, tax, or accounting advice. For such advice, please consult a qualified professional advisor. John Muir Land Trust's federal tax ID number is 68-0194652.

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