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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:

Geoff Zimmerman, CFP®, Chair
Zimmerman Wealth Advisory Group LLC

Kirsten Howe, J.D.
Absolute Trust Counsel

Daniela Lungu, Esq.
Lungu Law

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

Esther Kim, Esq.
Turner, Huguet, Adams, & Farr

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 2527, Castro Valley, CA 94546, or (510) 544-2202, or

  • East Bay Regional Parks are one of the best things about the Bay, I want everyone to be able to experience them. - Matt C., Member & Donor

  • This was the first field trip my students ever went on. The self-esteem, the joy and the fulfillment of being part of this special event supported growth and community life skills for each of my students! – Teacher at Turner Elementary in Antioch, Disability Fishing Derby Participant

  • I notice how the hill has many dragonflies on it and how the crisp sunlight melts over the bugs, blending them in with cool shadows while the soft flowers come out from the damp forest floor. -Isla, Camper at Redwood Reinhardt Regional Park