Living Coast Discovery Center

The Coastal Alliance recognizes those who have generously remembered Living Coast Discovery Center in their estate plans, through wills, living trusts, or other planned gifts. As a member of the Living Coast Discovery Center’s Coastal Alliance, you are inspiring others to consider leaving a legacy and helping to fulfill our vision for a thriving natural coast through engaged conservation.

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

To support us through any of these measures, contact our Development Department at 619-409-5902 or email

Ways to Give

Will or Living Trust

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, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation (Tax ID# 33-0750177) to support their greatest needs.”

Donate Your Vehicle or Real Estate

To learn more about how to donate your vehicle or real estate to the Living Coast, please contact us.

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. 

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

Life Insurance Policy

You can name Living Coast Discovery Center as the primary or secondary beneficiary of all or a portion of your life insurance policy.

Retirement Plan

If you have an IRA, 401(k) or 403(b) plan, you can name Living Coast Discovery Center as a primary or secondary beneficiary to receive all or a portion of the proceeds from your retirement plan.

Charitable Gift Annuity

To learn more about how to support us through a charitable gift annuity, please contact us.

Charitable Remainder Trust

To learn more about how to support us through a charitable remainder trust, please contact us.

Once you have made provisions for the Living Coast Discovery Center, please let us know so that we can thank you now for your future support by inviting you to join the Coastal Alliance.

The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor.

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