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Planned Giving

If you have already made a provision for the Living Coast Discovery Center in your estate plans, thank you for acknowledging the value of the many educational programs, animals, native plants and habitats that call the Living Coast home.

Types of planned gifts:


 Will or Living Trust (Bequest)

One of the many ways our supporters contribute to the Living Coast Discovery Center is by adding the Living Coast as a beneficiary to their will or living trust. This is one of the easiest ways to leave a legacy of support for environmental education and coastal resource conservation.

Sample Bequest Language

“I/we the undersigned, give (a percent or a dollar amount) 
of my/our estate to:

The Living Coast Discovery Center
1000 Gunpowder Point Drive
Chula Vista, CA  91910

Tax ID # 33-0750177
619-409-5900

 Donate Your Vehicle or Real Estate

To learn more about how to donate your vehicle or real estate to the Living Coast, please contact the Development Department at 619-409-5902.

 Gifts of Stock and Appreciated Securities

By making a gift of appreciated stock to the Living Coast Discovery Center, you may claim a federal income tax charitable deduction for the full, appreciated value of the securities. Additionally, you will pay no capital gains tax on the transaction. 

Stock Transfers (DTC Transfer):

If you have your shares of stock in a brokerage account this is a convenient way to transfer your securities. Simply instruct your broker to electronically transfer your securities out of your account into Living Coast Discovery Center’s Merrill Lynch account and provide the appropriate account information:

Merrill Lynch FBO: Living Coast Discovery Center
DTC #5198

Please contact the Development Department for questions regarding account information or for assistance with a certificate transfer at 619-409-5902. 

 Life Insurance Policy

To learn more about how to support us through your life insurance policy, please contact the the Development Department at (619) 409-5902. 

 Retirement Plan

To learn more about how to support us through your retirement plan, please contact the the Development Department at (619) 409-5902.

 Charitable Gift Annuity

To learn more about how to support us through a charitable gift annuity, please contact the the Development Department at (619) 409-5902. 

 Charitable Remainder Trust

To learn more about how to support us through a charitable remainder trust, please contact the the Development Department at (619) 409-5902. 

 

Please contact Lori Coons at 619-409-5902 to learn more about how to help us continue to provide valuable environmental education and conserve our precious natural resources for generations to come.