We're certain that, like us, you love California's diverse and beautiful forests—its towering redwoods, Giant sequoias, mixed-conifer forests, and oak woodlands—and want to help us fight to protect them against degradation and destruction.

In this season of giving we would like to call to your attention to an important way to make a charitable donation to Forests Forever and realize a tax advantage while giving more: Donating appreciated stocks or bonds.

Before the end of the year you can transfer these securities to Forests Forever and avoid a capital gains tax assessment on the gift while still writing off the amount. If you need more information here's an article from Fidelity on the subject, and another from Kiplinger.

And through Dec. 31 if you are 70.5 years of age or older you can make a charitable cash distribution to Forests Forever of up $100,000 directly from your IRA. Click on this link and scroll down to "Requirements for Qualified Charitable Distributions from An IRA."

Your generous donation will help Forests Forever take on the timber companies through our campaigns at every level of government-- via legislation, executive branch advocacy, public education and even litigation.

Here is all the information you need to make a gift:

Forests Forever's investment account is with: Charles Schwab and Co., Inc.

Account Title/ Registration: FORESTS FOREVER FOUNDATION, INC. (FEIN 94-3244942)

FCC Account Number: 7151-7545

DTC # 0164

Feel free to call us at 415/974-3636 if you have any questions.

For the many benefits of healthy forests—water, wildlife, recreational opportunities, spiritual refreshment, and more—we hope you will donate generously. Thank you!


Forests Forever:
Their Ecology, Restoration, and Protection
John J. Berger

from Forests Forever Foundation
and the Center for American Places