Leave a Legacy

Three Ways to Leave a Legacy Gift


hen you can’t give as much as you would like during your lifetime. A planned gift is a creative way to support the Central Coast State Parks Association that benefits both you, your loved ones, and the local parks. A legacy gift helps you achieve your personal financial goals and fulfill your philanthropic objectives while remaining fully in control of your assets. Planned giving ensures your legacy to endure beyond your lifetime and will affect the type of positive change that is important to your values. To notify us of your existing gift or to discuss gift options to the Central Coast State Parks Association, please contact Kristin Howland, Executive Director at ed@centralcoastparks.org or (805) 548-0391. Click on the images below to learn more about ways to leave a legacy (will, IRA and other).

Name CCSPA In Your Will

Give a gift that lasts a lifetime. When you give through your will or estate, you become part of our family. A gift to Central Coast State Parks Association in your will or revocable trust enables you to support our mission and make a difference in the lives of future generations.

Put Your IRA to Work for CCSPA

Make a plan to support the future education and interpretive programming at your local Central Coast State Parks by leaving all or part of the balance of your IRA, 401(k) or other financial account to the Central Coast State Parks Association. — all you have to do is submit a simple form to your plan administrator naming us as a beneficiary. We’ll receive the assets tax-free; you’ll still be able to take withdrawals and modify your beneficiaries if your family’s needs change during your lifetime.

If you’re at least 70½ years old, you can also make tax-free gifts to the Central Coast State Parks Association of up to $100,000 from your traditional or Roth IRA. Your donation will count toward your minimum required distribution.

Other Planned Giving Options

There are lots of ways to support your Central Coast State Parks. You can always make a gift to CCSPA online or set up a monthly donation in just a few clicks. For even more ways to give back to your local state parks, check out all the options on this page.