More than most, geologists know the value of considering a longer timescale. Often, donations are made to meet an immediate need, but a legacy gift can ensure support far beyond current needs and usually, on a larger scale.
GSA has served geologists at all stages of their careers for nearly 135 years, thanks in large part to generous donors who have included the Society in their estate plans. Even as needs change and technology becomes more advanced, geoscience remains relevant and essential for addressing many of the challenges facing us around the world.
A legacy gift allows you to make a lasting difference for the Society, the programs you are passionate about, and geoscience as a whole. There are no costs or fees to set up a planned gift and you may be able to give more through your estate than during your lifetime, which allows you to make a larger impact over time and leave a legacy that reflects your values.
If you are interested in including GSA in your estate plans, you can find more information here or by contacting Debbie Marcinkowski at +1 303-357-1047 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spanning the years:
(Left) Walter Keller and students from the University of Missouri Branson Field Laboratory, the longest continuously running field camp in the U.S., on top of Wind River Peak in 1935. (Right) Students/TAs from the University of Missouri Branson Field Laboratory on top of Wind River Peak in 2018.