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Begin your legacy with us!

Make Grand Canyon a part of your legacy through planned giving donations.

Grandparents and grandchild smile while overlooking the grand canyon PC Lear Miller

Through a planned gift to Grand Canyon Conservancy, you qualify for lifetime membership in our most esteemed giving club – the Bright Angel Circle! Through a bequest or other gift planning vehicle, you help support GCC’s mission to inspire generations of park champions to cherish and support the natural and cultural wonder of Grand Canyon. 

By far, the most common way people make planned gifts is by remembering Grand Canyon Conservancy in their wills or living trusts. But there are lots of other ways to make planned gifts that may offer significant advantages to you and your family, including ways to make gifts of property other than money. 

While many goals can be achieved with planned giving, the greatest satisfaction, in the end, is knowing that your gift will make a lasting impact on the park you love.

Gift Planning Vehicles

Bright Angel Circle Member Testimonials

Ellie and Chris Tiano

Ellie and Chris Tiano

“We are adventurers, seeking out rugged landscapes, new cultural experiences and demanding physical challenges. There is no place on earth that combines all these elements like the Grand Canyon. However, we recognize that for all of the Grand Canyon's natural beauty and rich cultural history, it remains fragile and in need of attentive stewardship. By becoming a member of the Bright Angel Circle, we hope to enhance the work of the Grand Canyon Conversancy on behalf of generations of visitors to come.”

Terri Kline

Terri Kline

“I chose to become a member of the Bright Angel Circle to preserve hiking trails in the park so that future generations can experience the pure joy of the breathtaking views while descending into the canyon and the personal satisfaction of climbing back out to arrive at the rim exhausted and exhilarated.  ”

Barry and Jeffrey

Barry Oleksak and Jeffrey D. Judds

“After 29 years of loving the canyon, hiking, backpacking and exploring the rim - I count my volunteer time with Grand Canyon Conservancy among my best experiences. I would recommend it to anyone. It's an opportunity to give back and experience parts of the canyon you never knew existed. You work with a great group of people and staff who love the canyon. And of course, the canyon, ever present, urges you on. Recently, we decided to make a provision for Grand Canyon Conservancy in our will so that others have the opportunity to enjoy the canyon as much as we have. We set aside a sum of money to benefit the Trails Forever program as part of our estate plan to benefit Grand Canyon.”

Free Estate Planning Tool

To help you get started on your plans and legacy, we have partnered with FreeWill, an online tool that guides you through the process of creating a legally valid will or trust. It’s easy to use, accessible online, and can be completed in 20 minutes. You can use this resource on its own or use it to document your wishes before finalizing your plans with an attorney.

Planned Giving Advisory Council

The GCC Planned Giving Advisory Council comprises a group of talented and influential professional advisors dedicated to the mission and vision of Grand Canyon Conservancy. Their goal is to serve as ambassadors of this mission, educating clients, communities, and colleagues about the funding opportunities at Grand Canyon National Park.