Leave a Legacy


Be remembered for protecting what—and who—you love.

By including Heal the Bay in your estate planning, you can take comfort in knowing you have provided for yourself, your family, and the Bay you cherish.

Whether you designate a dollar amount, property, or specific asset, your contribution will:

  • Support science-based advocacy that holds polluters accountable.
  • Protect beachgoers by underwriting cutting-edge water quality testing methods.
  • Inspire the next generation by funding K-12 environmental education programs

Your planned gift has perks.

By becoming a Poseidon Legacy Circle member, you can enjoy these other financial and lifestyle benefits to you and your heirs:

  • Lower tax rates on inheritances for your heirs
  • No capital gains taxes on your bequests
  • Be part of the Bay forever: Receive a section of the Bay named symbolically in your honor
  • Prominent acknowledgement of your gift on Heal the Bay’s website and Annual Report
  • Invitation to the annual Poseidon Legacy Circle President’s Update Luncheon
  • Invitations to exclusive Donor Appreciation events

Heal the Bay’s Tax ID number is 95-4031055.

To join, complete the Declaration of Intent form:

Postal mail:
You can download the Declaration of Intent Form and mail it to:
Heal the Bay
Attn: Sheila McSherry
1444 9th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401

We’d be happy to discuss your estate planning in greater detail. Call us anytime.
Sheila McSherry, Associate Director of Foundation Relations: (310) 451-1500 x121