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:

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

Kirsten Howe, J.D.
Absolute Trust Counsel

Daniela Lungu, Esq.
Lungu Law

Adam Lyon, CFA
Wells Fargo Wealth Management

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

Drew Porter, CPA
Comyns, Smith, McCleary & Deaver, 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 21074, Crestmont Station, Oakland, CA 94620, or (510) 544-2202, or

  • 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

  • Our kids benefit tremendously from being outside of their community and venturing into nature, even though it’s just 15 minutes away. – Jennifer Pennybacker, Fifth-grade Teacher