Photograph by Bruce Seymour

Photograph by Bruce Seymour

“I present to you ... this large and beautiful Forest Park for the enjoyment of yourselves, your children and your children’s children forever.”
— Remarks from Forest Park’s Opening Ceremony, June 24, 1876


Your Legacy for Forest Park

We are so pleased that you are interested in the Planned Giving Program at Forest Park Forever. Our ability to advance our mission and accomplish our goals — from completing major capital projects to planting new trees each year to preserving the Park's greatest icons — are directly tied to the generous support we receive from families and individuals, including legacy planned gifts.

There are a number of ways you can support Forest Park Forever through planned gifts, including:

  • Beneficiary Designations from Life Insurance or Retirement Plans
  • Bequests
  • Charitable Gift Annuities
  • Charitable Lead Trusts
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts
  • Gifts from Retirement Plan Accounts

Through careful planning, you may be able to make such gifts while minimizing capital gains taxes on certain appreciated property and reducing income and estate taxes. All planned giving donors are eligible to become members of Forest Park Forever’s Nathan Frank Society. Society membership has numerous benefits, including invitations to members-only events and a subscription to the Forest Park Forever newsletter.

 

Contact Us Today

To discuss Park Forever’s Planned Giving Program, please contact John O’Gorman, Senior Vice President, Development, or complete the online form further down this page: 

Such an inviting, yet large space requires significant funding to maintain and improve. Deferring such work in the coming decades would put at risk what we’ve worked so hard to restore. With legacy gifts like yours, Forest Park Forever will be in a much stronger position to care for the Park, securing its future as an unequalled landmark for the people of St. Louis and our guests from around the world. This includes:

All requests for information will remain confidential.

Disclaimer: Forest Park Forever does not provide legal or tax advice. You should consult with your attorney or tax advisor to determine the benefits and risks of any planned gift. This document and other information about gifts to Forest Park Forever are not intended to be used to avoid tax liability.

Brochure: Open or download a PDF of Forest Park Forever's "Legacy Gifts to Forest Park" brochure.


Join us for a Legacy Luncheon!

Join Forest Park Forever President and Executive Director Lesley S. Hoffarth, P.E., for a discussion of "The Forest Park Waterway," exploring this beloved and restored natural asset enjoyed by Park visitors and wildlife alike. Lesley will also provide an update about the latest improvement projects happening in Forest Park.

Enjoy a complimentary lunch as well as remarks on planned gift strategies by Christopher B. Williams, Head of Private Wealth: Missouri, The PrivateBank & Trust Co.

When: Wednesday, September, 28, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Where: Trolley Room in the Dennis & Judith Jones Visitor and Education Center, 5595 Grand Drive in Forest Park

Please send your RSVP and dietary restrictions by September 19 to Liz Deken at 314.367.7275 or ldeken@forestparkforever.org.


Because we cannot imagine St. Louis without Forest Park, we have each included Forest Park Forever in our estate plans. The Park is an important part of our lives and we want it to be beautiful, forever.
— Jerry and Bo Pratter, Nathan Frank Society Members
We must continue to maintain and improve this oasis for future generations to enjoy, as we have. Our bequest to Forest Park Forever is our small way to contribute to the continual funding needed to meet this promise.
— Mary & Tom DeBenedetti, Nathan Frank Society Members

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Have questions about planned giving, or would you like to receive more information about the Nathan Frank Society? Fill out the form below and we'll be in touch!

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