Leave a lasting legacy at Grand Staircase.

You can help protect the Monument for future generations and further your financial goals through planned giving.  Planned charitable gifts may include estate gifts, retirement plan distributions, or appreciated securities. While these gifts cost you nothing now, including Grand Staircase Escalante Partners in your estate planning is a thoughtful, meaningful, and lasting way to support our mission to safeguard the Monument.


Include Partners in your will or estate planning.

Help safeguard Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument by designating a specific asset or percentage of your estate to Grand Staircase Escalante Partners. When you prepare your will, you can leave a specific dollar amount, percentage, or asset to GSEP. You can also name Partners as a beneficiary of life insurance policy or charitable remainder trust.

Work with your financial advisor to include our organization as a primary or contingent beneficiary. Please send an email to admin@gsenm.org or call Partners at (435) 644-2724 to notify us of your planned gift.

Sample Language:  “I hereby give and bequeath to Grand Staircase Escalante Partners (or any successor organization), a non-profit 501(c)(3) membership organization incorporated under the laws of the State of Utah, with a principal address at 310 South 100 East, #7, Kanab, Utah 84741, ___ percent of my estate, (or) the sum of _____dollars, (or) the following assets: 


Retirement Plan Distributions

Naming Grand Staircase Escalante Partners as a full or partial beneficiary of your Individual Retirement Account (IRA) or 401(k) is a great way to utilize your retirement assets to make a donation while avoiding taxes for your heirs.  Leaving qualified, tax-deferred retirement distributions to a charitable organization and other assets (such as stock) to heirs can minimize income tax and tax burdens while maximizing the impact of your retirement assets.


In this example, income received by heirs from an IRA would be taxed at the highest tax rate, but gifted stock would not generate taxable income to the heirs since current tax law would adjust the stock shares’ cost basis to their value at the time of your death.

If you’re over the age of 70.5, you may also make a gift directly from your IRA. Contact us for more information about donating retirement plan distributions.


Donate Appreciated Securities

When you donate stocks or mutual funds you receive an immediate income tax deduction for the fair market value of these securities, and you avoid capital gains tax. Click here to learn more about donating appreciated securities.


Make a Memorial Gift

You can make a gift on behalf of a friend or loved one.  To make a Memorial Gift, you can select the ‘Tribute’ option on our donation form or contact us.