Planned Giving

Planned Giving

Join the Sequoia Legacy Society!

Redwoods (Sequoiadendron giganteum) are the world’s tallest trees and can live for hundreds – even thousands – of years. Their role is critical in building a protective canopy that nurtures the surrounding ecosystem and helps it thrive. With a lasting gift, you can be a critical part of Hoyt Arboretum’s “protective canopy” for future generations of tree stewards and for the world.

As a member of the Sequoia Legacy Society, you become a part of Hoyt Arboretum’s ecosystem for generations to come. Your generous contribution will help the Arboretum flourish in many ways, including:

  • Intentional, long-term planning
  • Recruitment and retention of talented employees
  • Innovative programmatic and educational opportunities
  • Revenue sources and reserve funds that are resilient in times of economic toil. 

Become part of the Hoyt Arboretum legacy with the gift of a lifetime. You’ll make a lasting impact on Portland’s living museum of trees, as well as the visitors who enjoy it. 

Below, find information about making your legacy gift to Hoyt Arboretum, and learn more about the Sequoia Legacy Members who currently make up the protective canopy of our living museum in Portland’s Southwest hills.

Wills and Bequests

Wills and bequests are a straightforward way for donors to show their charitable intent to organizations that reflect their values. With the assistance of an attorney, donors can draft a Will or Trust or execute a Codicil. A Codicil is an addition or supplement that explains, modifies or revokes a Will/Trust or part of one so that donors who wish to include Hoyt Arboretum Friends in their existing estate plans, will not need to create an entirely new document. To include Hoyt Arboretum Friends in your Will or Trust, you can use the following language:

I give ________(dollar or % of estate) to Hoyt Arboretum Friends, a non-profit organization, located at 4000 SW Fairview Blvd. Portland, Oregon 97221. Tax Identification: 93-0919495.

Retirement and Other Accounts

Donors can allocate all or a percentage of their estate to Hoyt Arboretum Friends with a Beneficiary Designation form that can be obtained through their respective financial institutions. Donors may also allocate all or a percentage of their:

  • Retirement 
  • Bank Account
  • Insurance Policy

Planned Giving Form

If you wish to name Hoyt Arboretum Friends in your estate plan, please complete this form so you can be recognized and honored for your commitment. If you’d rather print it out, you can download the form here and send it to 4000 SW Fairview Blvd, Portland, OR 97221.  We will hold this form in a secure and confidential file.

For more information about becoming a member of the Sequoia Legacy Society or if you have further questions, please call Anna Goldrich, Executive Director at: 503- 823-1648 or email her at to set up an appointment.


Sequoia Legacy Society Members

Below, click on the highlighted names to learn more about each Sequoia Legacy Member’s story. 

Gillian and Jeffrey Abendroth and Henry Noodle
Gregory Blaumer
Lyn Cameron
John and Lou Chapman
Nancy Freeman
Susan Lamb
Susan Jackson McAnulty
Judy Bradley and Dave Mitchell
Des and Kerma Murphy
Joey Pope
Hilary Russell
Jeanne Schramm
Peggie J. Schwarz
William Sefler

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