Join our Legacy Circle and be part of the Arboretum story
The Legacy Circle honors people who have made an investment in the Arboretum Foundation by establishing a future gift through their will, trust, or other form of planned giving. Your designated gift will benefit the future of Washington Park Arboretum and/or the Seattle Japanese Garden. We hope you will consider joining this group of generous donors.
You don’t need to be wealthy to have a significant impact on the Arboretum and/or Japanese Garden. Just as annual memberships of all levels help provide critical sustaining funds, your planned gift (of any amount) will help ensure a vibrant Arboretum and Garden in the years to come.
Click the button to download our enrollment form. You can return the form via email or by mailing to our office (2300 Arboretum Drive East, Seattle, WA 98112).
Types of Planned-Gift Commitments
- Gift through a will or living trust.
- Beneficiary designation on a variety of assets, including IRAs, 401(k)s, 403(b)s, qualified retirement plans, life insurance, brokerage accounts, bank accounts (checking or savings), and real estate.
- Life income arrangement (charitable remainder trust).
- Remainder interest in your home.
- Other planned gift arrangements.
Benefits of Legacy Circle membership
- Acknowledgement in the Arboretum Foundation’s Annual Report
- Invitations to select Arboretum Foundation events and tours throughout the year
Please let us know of your intent to include the Arboretum Foundation/Seattle Japanese Garden in your estate plans. We want to be able to thank you and welcome you to the Legacy Circle. We respect the privacy of members who wish to remain anonymous and not be included in any listings of the Arboretum Foundation.
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