Legacy gifts like yours allow us to plan ahead and work more efficiently at a larger scale—meaning even better results for nature.

Some of the most wondrous places on Earth are here for us to enjoy today because of the commitments that past generations made to help protect nature. Many TNC donors created their own legacies to keep the lands and waters they love healthy for tomorrow.


“I am so grateful to leave what I can to the Conservancy, to preserve my beloved natural world for all of us and for future generations."

- Rebecca Richman

“I want my gift to be a lasting one that is good for my children and grandchildren. It is my investment in the future quality of life of our descendants.”

- John Schneider

"This world needs us to think beyond the present. I want to make a difference in this world tomorrow.”

- Edwin Austin

Thank you for all you do for nature and for your commitment to The Nature Conservancy. For more information about the benefits you receive as a Legacy Club member, visit our Legacy Club page at nature.org/legacyclub.

Tell us what inspired you to become a member! Your story may be shared with your fellow conservation champions.

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Messages of Gratitude from Conservancy Staff

"Thank you to our Legacy Club members for allowing us to be bold! You provide us with the stability we need to work on big problems rather than only chasing after things we can do quickly and easily.

There are so many choices about the legacy you want to leave after you’re gone - I’m humbled and honored that so many people have put their faith in the Conservancy. That faith inspired me to become a Legacy Club member myself."

-Jon Fisher, Senior Conservation Scientist

"I am always in awe of the incredible dedication and commitment of our Legacy Club members. 'Thank you' feels insufficient to express my gratitude for what you do for nature."

-Anna Simmonds, Director of Bequests and Annuities

"Thank you for everything you do. Your vision for a better world and your deep generosity make the work we do possible and ensure the Conservancy will have resources to continue the conservation legacy we have built together."

-Bryan Piazza, Director of Freshwater and Marine Science, Louisiana