In addition to being able to support the work of the Foundation through regular donations, the Foundation is also pleased to accept legacy gifts through bequests and charitable remainder trusts. This type of charitable contribution can not only support the Regional Parks and its programs in perpetuity, but may also provide substantial tax savings.

To help donors and supporters make informed decisions on estate planning and the options that are available, the Regional Parks Foundation hosts several estate planning seminars throughout the year. These seminars are lead by professionals in the field of estate planning and wealth management, and take place at a variety of locations for added convenience. Each seminar is presented by the Planned Giving Committee of the Regional Parks Foundation:

Robert Jacques, CFP®, Chair    
Destination Wealth Management

Carla S. Bryant, CPA  
Mowat Mackie & Anderson LLP

Kirsten Howe, J.D.
Law Offices of Kirsten Howe 

Paul D. Hunt, J.D.
Law Offices of Paul D. Hunt

Mark T. Weaver, Esq.
Farella Braun + Martel, LLP

Geoff M. Zimmerman, CFP®
Mosaic Financial Partners

For more information about how to leave the Regional Parks Foundation a bequest or charitable remainder trust in your estate plan, please contact Regional Parks Foundation, P.O. Box 21074, Crestmont Station, Oakland, CA 94620, or (510) 544-2202, or help@regionalparksfoundation.org.

  • Our active and fearless group loves going outdoors and the East Bay Regional Park District creates very user friendly experiences for us. – Gina Lombardi Gravert, Supervisor Martinez Senior Center

  • I just enjoy being out with my family and dog; it's so peaceful and beautiful. You're having fun even if it’s wet and muddy. I’m like a little kid out there. – Gary Savell, Army Veteran Member

  • I donate to the East Bay Mountain Lion Project because these majestic creatures live and roam free in our parks! – Raj Hajela, Foundation Administrator and RPF Donor