Summit Society | Legacy Giving

Summit Society | Legacy Giving

The Mountaineers Summit Society recognizes forward thinking donors who have made provisions for The Mountaineers in their estate plans. Choose from a variety of options that reflect your values and philanthropic goals. Your planned gift commitment today will ensure the strength of The Mountaineers tomorrow.

For over 115 years, The Mountaineers organization, our members, and our publications have had a profound impact on the larger outdoor community. We have aided the growth of outdoor recreation far beyond the Pacific Northwest and many of today’s natural resources are protected thanks to actions and activities of Mountaineers members like you.

Heading into the next century, The Mountaineers leaders are committed to building on this foundation and stewarding The Mountaineers legacy by providing generations of today and tomorrow with meaningful outdoor experiences that will ensure a future for conservation.

If you’d like to make arrangements for a legacy gift but are not sure where to start, The Mountaineers has invested in a new resource for members just like you.

New Mountaineers Estate Planning Toolkits

This online resource serves as an education center where you can learn about the many options involved in estate planning. Here you'll find sample bequest language, story examples of giving options, and easy-to-use toolkits designed 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.

Learn About Legacy Giving

The Summit Society

The Summit Society recognizes forward thinking donors who have made provisions for The Mountaineers in their estate plans. We gratefully acknowledge the following individuals for their generosity and forethought, and for including The Mountaineers in their will.


Barbara J. Allan*
Thomas Allen
Diane Altwein*
Richard C. Berner*
Justin Blackburn
Richard & Sheridan Botts
Andy Cahn
Colin & Jennifer Chapman
Helen & Arnie Cherullo
SuJ'n Chon & Han So
Peter Clitherow & Arvia Morris
Lorna Corrigan
Colt de Wolf*
Jim & Camelia Dobrick
Rich & Martha Draves
George Duncan*
Edward Earl*
William Eichenberger*
Cathy Edelman
Robert & Nancy Eschrich
Dale Flynn & Jeanette Mills
Martinique & Eliot Grigg
Harry Goldstrom
Charles M. Haberbush
John and Helen Hansen*
Drs. Peter Hendrickson & Nancy Temkin
James Henriot*
Raymond Huey
Esther Johnson*
Suzanne Johnston
Stuart D. Jones*
Judy Knold
Michael Kovacs
Dan & Nadine* Lauren
Geoff & Peg Lawrence
James & Jane Lea*
Pam & Eric Linxweiler
Nancy Lloyd
Dr. Roseanne Lorenzana
Daniel Lee Luchtel*
Evie MacDonald*
Alison Mehravari and Sean Gorton
Roger Mellem
John Moen*
Shirley Olson*
Yvonne*  & John Palka
Nick Parish & Sandra Bowman
Steven & Rhea Payne
Sylvia Peckham*
Patti Polinsky* & Dave Claar
Travis Prescott
R.L. Puddicombe*
Jordan & Joyce Roderick
Eric & Susan Schmieman
     In Memory of Sgt Dietrich Schmieman, USMC Raider
Sara Springgate*
Judy Sterry
Paul Stevenson & Megan Davis
Helen Strom*
Joanne Stroup*
Peter Tran
Sherrie Trecker
Bri Vanderlinden
Tom Vogl
Marie Wells*
Hazel Wilcoxon*
Tab* & Anita Wilkins
Paul Wiseman*
Brunhilde Wislicenus*
Shoko Yoshikawa
Patricia Young*
Anonymous (16)

*In memoriam

join the summit society

We hope you will consider becoming part of The Mountaineers Summit Society. If you have already included The Mountaineers in your estate plans, please let us know by completing the Summit Society Intention Form so we can express our gratitude for your generosity and help to ensure it will be utilized in the way you intend. Please reach out to Alfe Wood at or call 206-521-6004.