When you think of your legacy, do you want it to be marked by your love for the natural resources, inspiring beauty and captivating history of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park?

If so, make us a part of your family. Leave a “forever gift” by designating Anza-Borrego Foundation as the beneficiary of your asset by will, trust or other instruments. Your legacy gift ensures that the wonders of the Park are here to contemplate and cherish for generations to come!

Why give a legacy gift?

Because we cannot all give in the way we wish we could today.

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is in constant need of vibrant programming, natural and cultural resource protection, exciting visitor experiences and well-maintained amenities — so that the Park can continue to be replenished and inspire all who visit. Your legacy gift ensures that all of this is possible through the support of Anza-Borrego Foundation.

Learn more: Contact Bri Fordem at 760-465-2601  or sends e-mail)

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Anza-Borrego Foundation

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“Once you start, it grows,” Mike Medema says.

He’s referring to giving back, and he should know. Mike has been a Visitor Center Volunteer for 11 years; he led the charge in bringing the Adopt-A-Wash program to life (a monitoring program similar to the “Adopt-A-Highway” program); he volunteers his time at the State Park Store once a week, and he’s been instrumental in our legacy campaign to support an endowment fund for ABF. Mike has been a long-time donor to the Anza-Borrego Foundation; he is also a current Century Circle member who has named ABF in his trust.

Mike’s support of the Foundation has evolved over the years as he has grown to better understand how we partner with the Park to meet its needs. There was a time when Mike felt compelled to restrict his gifts to particular aims and programs, but he professes that it is too hard to know what ABF’s needs will be in three, five, ten and more years. As such, he has put his trust in the board of the Foundation to do what is most pressing to achieve our mission. Mike is confident in his decision to leave a portion of his assets to the Foundation to support the future of ABF. Today he does what he can because he enjoys giving back. He offers our visitors a rich personal history, a passion for the Park, and a dynamic skill for helping us plan a bright future for Anza-Borrego. We are grateful to you, Mike, for all your gifts. We, and future generations of park admirers and advocates, thank you.