Legacy Circle

Empower the next generation.

What is the Legacy Circle?

Canyonlands Field Institute’s Legacy Circle is a network of supporters who have made a lasting commitment to environmental education: those who have chosen to support CFI’s mission by making a life-income gift or by naming Canyonlands Field Institute as a beneficiary in their estate plans. These gifts make an enduring impact by guiding the next generation of environmental leaders, teachers, and parents.

Since 1984, CFI has worked towards its mission to inspire care of wild places and renew the human spirit by providing quality outdoor education on the Colorado Plateau for schools, youth, adults, and families. Legacy Circle members believe in CFI’s fiscal management to effectively shape tomorrow’s leaders. All unrestricted charitable gifts to CFI are used to further its mission through outdoor education. If you would like to make a gift designated to a specific purpose, please contact us first to ensure that we can meet your wishes.

What are my options?

Canyonlands Field Institute is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. As such, it is a qualified charity, and your life-income gifts are exempt from all federal gift tax limits. There may also be tax benefits to your Estate when you name Canyonlands Field Institute as a beneficiary.

Consult your professional advisor for more information about planned giving options, some of which may include:

  • Specific Bequest: A specific amount of money – or other assets – you wish to leave CFI.
  • Residuary Bequest: This type of bequest is honored after all other bequests have been made, and all debts, expenses, and taxes have been paid.
  • Contingent Bequest: This type of bequest is fulfilled if certain conditions are met. For example, if your primary beneficiary does not survive you, you can indicate your next choice through a contingent designation.

In consultation with your professional advisor, you may make these bequests by updating your will or trust, or simply by naming Canyonlands Field Institute as a beneficiary (primary or contingency) on your cash and savings accounts, brokerage and stock accounts, annuities, retirement plans, and life insurance policies.

How do I become a Legacy Circle Member?

Consult with your professional advisor and request that Canyonlands Field Institute be included as a beneficiary in your estate plan.

For purposes of beneficiary designations, please use the following information:
Canyonlands Field Institute; PO Box 68, Moab UT 84532; EIN 87-0418027

Complete the Declaration of Bequest Intention form and return it to CFI. You will receive membership recognition and invitations to special events for Legacy Circle members unless you wish to remain anonymous.

How do I learn more about Canyonlands Field Institute’s Legacy Circle?

Please contact CFI to learn more about the Legacy Circle. You can contact us in any one of the following ways:
• Fill out the Information Request Form and submit to development@cfimoab.org or PO Box 68, Moab, UT 84532 to receive more information
• Call (435) 259-7750
• Email development@cfimoab.org

I have already named CFI in my will or estate plans.

If you have not already, please let us know if you have named CFI in your will or estate plan. We would like to acknowledge your generosity and welcome you to the Legacy Circle.

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