Remembering Evergreen in Your Will

Your legacy is a reflection of your life and values.
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Updating Your Estate Plans Can Help Establish Your Legacy

Your story is the legacy you leave to your family, friends and community. When you leave a financial gift to The Evergreen State College Foundation in your will, trust or estate plan, you create a lasting legacy reflecting your values and care for Evergreen’s students, innovative programs, a focus on equity, and a liberal arts and science education leading to meaningful careers.

In this current time of uncertainty, many people are creating and updating their wills and estate plans. Planned gifts enable future generations of Greeners who will inherit the work of building a more just, equitable, and sustainable society to earn college degrees and achieve their dreams. Read more about the generational impact of planned giving and one donor's inspiring gift.

Helle Burlingame, Planned Giving Officer
Helle Burlingame, Planned Giving Officer

There are many ways in which you can leave a legacy gift. Planned giving officer Helle Burlingame, MPA '20 helps donors navigate the decision-making process of making a legacy gift through a gift vehicle such as: will, trust, life insurance policy, IRA (and other retirement plans), stock, real estate property and other personal property. “When you leave a planned gift to The Evergreen State College Foundation, you create a lasting legacy reflecting your values and care for the students, innovative programs, and focus on equality and justice that make Evergreen special.”  

Contact us to learn about simple language you can add to your will to ensure your wishes are honored with a giving plan that matches your passions and intentions.

Need assistance? We’re here to help!

Helle Burlingame
Planned Giving Officer

The Evergreen State Foundation, (federal ID 91-0981488)

Attn: Planned Giving
The Evergreen State College Foundation
Library Bldg. L3900
2700 Evergreen Parkway NW
Olympia, WA 98505

Including Evergreen in your estate plans is another powerful way to increase the impact of your giving.

Please remember to include The Evergreen State College Foundation, (federal ID 91-0981488) in your will, trust or estate plan. Also, a retirement asset like an IRA or 401(k) makes an excellent bequest to charity. By designating The Evergreen State College Foundation as the beneficiary of you IRA, the full value of your gift is transferred to us tax free at your death and your estate receives a charitable deduction.

If you have chosen to include Evergreen in your estate plans, please let us know so we can document your intent and thank you in your lifetime.

Consult your personal advisor for information specific to your situation.