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Your legacy

Giving throughout our lifetime is only one form of philanthropy. Since 1981, we have worked hand-in-hand with individuals and families to create charitable legacies that provide lasting support for causes in Santa Fe and northern New Mexico. We invite you to use planned gifts to create a new fund or to support an existing fund at the Santa Fe Community Foundation through the Piñon Legacy Society.

PIÑon Legacy society

Recognizing tomorrow's gift today

The Piñon Legacy Society honors those whose generosity and careful planning will benefit the next generation. Members have learned that by establishing a planned gift, they receive the satisfaction of participating in philanthropy during their lifetimes. We encourage you to let us know when you arrange for a planned gift that benefits the Santa Fe Community Foundation.

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Ways to give:

  • Giving through your will
  • Charitable gift annuities
  • Retirement plan designation
  • Life insurance
  • Gifts of real estate or personal property

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The Piñon Legacy Society Members

Our generous donors have used legacy gifts to support an array of vital causes from clean water to community shelters and food security.

Aku Oppenheimer

Alexis F. Pier

Alexis Girard

Alice Kitselman

Allan Affeldt and Tina Mion

Amy Duggan

Anders Richter

Andrew Beckerman

Anne Hays Egan

Anonymous (8)

Asenath Kepler and Ed Mazria

August and Christal Pfeiffer

Barbara Ann Michael

Barbara Doroba-Ogg and Michael Ogg

Bill Wetzel

Billie Blair

Bob and B.J. Weil

Bob and Kim Larsen

Bruce and Mary Anne Larsen

Caitlin McHugh and Courtney Kerr

Caroline Monaco and Michael A. Halsey

Carolyn Dietrich

Carolyn Spolidoro

Cheryl A. Brown

Christina and Eric Kristoffersen

Claire and Jon Schneider

Claudia Kleefeld

Dale K. Haworth and Karen F. Beall

David Burling

Dorothy H. Bracey

Edward and Sally Evans

Eileen Rojas

Elizabeth Bremner and Karen Crow

Elizabeth Heller Allen

Ellen Walton

Ellie Edelstein and Margie Edwards

Estate of Jack Stamm

Fred and Phyllis Altenhaus

Georgia and Jud Fischel


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Donor Story

Piñon Legacy Society: Creating a Lasting Local Impact

The Santa Fe Community Foundation is a valuable resource for donors who want to make a lasting impact in their local community. We spoke with Bud Hamilton and Sherry Parker, two members of our Piñon Legacy Society, about their decision to make a planned gift.

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Your support makes all the difference

The funding needs of nonprofits in our region are significant. We work to align our fundholders' your philanthropic goals with the most pressing needs of our community. Discover the impact that fundholders at the Foundation are making through the stories of our grantees.

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Want to learn more about planned giving?

Our team is eager to assist you. Contact us today to learn more about our many giving opportunities.

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Sandra Session-Robertson

Vice President, Development & Donor Relations