My Public Lands Legacy Gift

"Growing up in St. Louis, I had the unique opportunity to watch the St. Louis Arch being built on the Mississippi Riverfront. The city was proud of the fact that the Jefferson National Monument (now Gateway Arch National Park) was in our very own backyard!

From that point on, my passion for our local, state and federal public lands grew throughout my life as a visitor, concessions employee and now as a member of the Public Lands Alliance (PLA) Board of Directors.

By leaving a legacy gift to PLA through their Planned Giving program, I am confident that I will help their community of public lands nonprofits protect and sustain these treasures for future generations. They deserve the opportunity to hike in the Kaibab National Forest, kayak on Lake Tahoe and enjoy the ride to the top of the St. Louis Arch for years to come."

-Chris Muldoon, CM Communication International, Inc.

Planned Giving

Planned / Legacy Gifts are hugely impactful in ensuring the preservation of public lands for generations to come.

Gifts made through wills and living trusts allow for flexible planning as they can be changed at any time. There are various options for planned giving:

  • Give a specific dollar amount or asset.

  • Give a percentage of your estate.

  • Make a contingent bequest (i.e. if you outlive other heirs).

  • Give a portion of the remainder of your estate after friends and families are paid.

Bequest language can vary from state to state, so it is important to employ the help of an estate-planning attorney when creating or updating your estate plans.

If you are interested in more information about planned giving to the Public Lands Alliance, please email