Planned Giving & Estate Planning

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    
Union Bank 

Carla S. Bryant, CPA  
Mowat Mackie & Anderson LLP

Carol L. Hoffman, J.D., LL.M.
Private Fiduciary Services


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


Geoffrey M. Zimmerman, CFP

Mosaic Financial Partners


After each seminar, attendees are provided with the opportunity to meet individually with an estate planning and wealth management professional for a free consultation to address specific questions.


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


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