Planned Giving

IMG_5896You can help ensure that the Opal Creek legacy lives on through future generations with a gift through your will or trust, or as a beneficiary of your retirement account.

We would love to hear from you if Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center is one of your beneficiaries. While it places you under no financial obligation, this gives us the opportunity to thank you and welcome you to our family of supporters. Please contact Development & Communications Manager Gabrielle Haber with any questions or to notify us of your intentions.

Our financial statements are audited annually and our volunteer board of directors is strongly involved in our financial leadership and vision, so you can be confident that your gift will be considered strategically and put to use in the best possible way to further our educational mission. Opal Creek’s tax identification number is 94-3112973.

Bequest Information

A bequest to Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center will qualify your estate for a charitable deduction equal to the entire amount you bequeath.

Sample language:

I give to Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center, whose current legal address is 721 NW 9th Avenue, Suite 236, Portland, OR 97209, the sum of $______ [or specifically state the percentage of the estate or residual], to be used for its general charitable purposes as the Board of Directors of Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center shall determine.


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