You can create a legacy of parks and green space for future generations by including the Fairfax County Park Foundation in your will, as an insurance beneficiary or other planned and estate giving vehicle. This information is not intended as tax or legal advice. Consult with your attorney or financial advisor before taking any action that affects your estate.

Suzanne and Kevin Holland.
“Whether promoting outdoor play, leading environmental programs, volunteering, or supporting a woodland tree sculpture, we’ve always been inspired by the natural connections at Hidden Oaks Nature Center. Everyone can help ensure the future of stewardship through a Fairfax County Park Foundation financial legacy gift. Please join us!”
-Kevin Holland, FCPF Legacy Circle Founding Member (pictured with his wife Suzanne)

Legacy Circle

Legacy Circle logo.Heartfelt appreciation is extended to each of the following Legacy Circle Members. Individuals listed below have pledged to create a lasting legacy for the future of parks by including the Fairfax County Park Foundation as a beneficiary in their Will or other Planned Gift.

Our Legacy Circle members who have passed are commemorated with a leaf Legacy leaf.. The park improvements and outreach programs made possible through their largesse continue to benefit thousands of children and adults who enjoy Fairfax County parks! Scroll down to see their enduring stories.

Other individuals listed below have pledged their intent to create a lasting legacy for the future of their parks.

Learn how you can make a lasting difference in the Plant Your Legacy brochure.

Gifts of all sizes are welcome. Each gift plays a vital role in caring for our parks.

Ways to Leave Your Legacy

Give by your Will or Trust

Contributions may be made by bequeathing a specific dollar amount or a percentage of your residual estate to FCPF.

In addition to monetary funds, appreciated stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and real estate can be included in your Will.

A simple statement is all that’s needed to enrich Fairfax County parks for years to come. Here is that sample language to share with your attorney.

“I give [a specific dollar amount; ___ percentage of my estate; remainder of my estate; or property] to the Fairfax County Park Foundation, Inc., a charitable organization located in Fairfax, Virginia, Tax ID 54-2019179, to benefit [the most critical needs of Fairfax County parks; or name of FCPA park or park program].

See more examples of statements to match your desires through a will or trust.

Once your Will or Trust is signed, retain a copy for your files.

Share with the Fairfax County Park Foundation so we may recognize your Legacy Gift (by name or as anonymous) and document your future wishes.

Give by Beneficiary Designation

Naming the Fairfax County Park Foundation as a beneficiary of a retirement account, life insurance policy, certificate of deposit, brokerage or bank account is an easy way to leave your legacy. Designating FCPF as beneficiary of some or all remining contributions in your donor-advised fund is also possible.

Ask for a Beneficiary Form from your insurance agent, retirement plan administrator, broker or financial institution.

Here is that sample language to include on the beneficiary form.

“Fairfax County Park Foundation, Inc., Fairfax, VA, Tax ID 54-2019179, as [sole, partial or continent] charitable beneficiary of your account.”

Return the signed form to your administrator; retain a copy for your files.

Share with the Fairfax County Park Foundation so we may recognize your Legacy Gift (by name or as anonymous) and document your future wishes.

Discuss these and other giving methods with your attorney, accountant or other financial advisor. You may be surprised to find that planned gifts can have significant tax benefits for both donors and heirs.

Complete our Letter of Intent to make a Planned Estate Gift to notify the Park Foundation in advance of your wishes.

For more information or to inform us of your decision to include the Fairfax County Park Foundation in your estate plans, contact:

Roberta A. "Bobbi" Longworth, Executive Director
Fairfax County Park Foundation
703-324-8581
Email

Olander Banks Sr.
Olander Banks, Sr. gifted his family homestead that is now the Olander Banks, Sr. and Margaret Lomax Banks Community Park in Springfield, VA. He thoughtfully requested memorial gifts to the Park Foundation in lieu of flowers.

Judith Currier.
Judith ‘Judy’ B. Currier left a special legacy through her estate to benefit Green Spring Gardens in Alexandria, VA.

LeRoy Eakin Sr.
LeRoy ‘Daddy Roy’ Eakin, Sr. donated 14.5 acres that became Fairfax County’s first parks, Eakin Community & Eakin Mantua parks in Fairfax, VA.

Jim Hawthorne and Heidi Allen.
Jim Hawthorne inspired his step daughter, Heidi Allen, (pictured) to support natural resource management as a continuation of his legacy through a generous estate gift.

Adele Lebowitz.
Adele Lebowitz gifted land to create Clemyjontri Park in McLean, VA where every child can play.

Dog playing.
Margaret M. Loveless bequeathed funds to help Westgrove Off Leash Dog Area where canines and owners socialize and play in Alexandria, VA.

treehouse.
Elisabeth Guerry Newton funded the accessible Treehouse that inspired Chessie’s BIG Backyard and more at Lee District Park in Franconia, VA.

Arleen Richmond.
Arleen B. Richman bequeathed a generous gift for birding and other naturalist programs at Huntley Meadows Park, in Alexandria, VA.

Elizabeth ‘Betsy’ Eakin Walsh.
Elizabeth ‘Betsy’ Eakin Walsh included a bequest to help Eakin Park as well as undesignated support to the Park Foundation to help where needed most.