Impact Giving | Announcing New Estate Planning Resources

The Mountaineers has invested in a new resource for members, created to provide the latest information about estate planning and tax-smart ways to plan for your future. We are excited to share this new website where you can find easy-to-use toolkits to help you plan the management of your personal estate.
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June 01, 2021

It's estimated that 50-60% of Americans do not have a will in place. While not often a topic of public conversation, we have heard from many members that they are interested in setting up their first will but aren’t quite sure where to start. For this reason The Mountaineers has invested in a new resource for members, providing the latest information about estate planning and tax-smart ways to plan for your future. This online support will be available at any time of day, so that you can find the educational resources you need at a time that makes the most sense for you.

New Mountaineers Estate Planning Toolkits

This online resource was created through a strategic partnership between The Mountaineers and The Stelter Company, a national nonprofit leader specializing in legacy and estate planning. 

Plan My Legacy With the Mountaineers

We are excited to share this new website (www.mountaineers.planmylegacy.org), which serves as an education center where you can learn about the many options involved in estate planning. Its easy-to-use toolkits are designed to help you plan the management of your personal estate and to help you protect your loved ones, organize everything in one place, and save on your taxes. It's also a great resource to discover how you can create a lasting impact for The Mountaineers, or any organization that has brought value to your life, by planning for a future gift in your will. 

Setting up a will can seem so overwhelming that many people hesitate to start. But no matter the size or scope of your personal belongings, estate planning is important for everyone. 

“I made my first will when I was in my 30s. I lost my father when I was young and through that learned first hand what happens when someone passes away. As I thought about my own life, I wanted to be organized, knowing it would be easier and take some of the burden off of the people I love. I wanted to make sure that the things I wanted to happen would happen and the way to do that was to create an estate plan for myself. In this plan, I also decided to arrange for a gift to The Mountaineers, for the day I am no longer able to contribute in person directly. By including a gift in my estate plan, it says this was important enough to me that even if I’m no longer here, I really do want to ensure that others have the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. ” 

- Lorna Corrigan, 30-year member, Peak Society, Summit Society

If you have already made arrangements to include The Mountaineers in your estate plans or are considering setting up a future gift today, it is important to name “The Mountaineers” and specifically list our Tax ID: 27-3009280. It can also be helpful to include our current address: 7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle WA 98115. Finally, we hope you’ll feel comfortable letting us know your plans, so that we can help to ensure it's set up to support The Mountaineers in the manner you intend. 

To chat more about options to include The Mountaineers in your will or estate plan, or if you know someone who would like to receive a mailed copy of some of our online tools, please contact Brianne Vanderlinden at (206) 521-6006 or briv@mountaineers.org.


As a 501(c)(3) organization, gifts made to The Mountaineers® are 100% tax-deductible. The Mountaineers, Tax ID 27-3009280, is located at 7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115. 

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