How do you want to be remembered?

In 1968, James Dilley set out to save Laguna’s greenbelt. In 1990, his dream led to the founding of Laguna Canyon Foundation. We’ve been working ever since to keep Dilley’s legacy alive and protect Laguna’s beautiful coastal canyons.Now you have a chance to create your own legacy. A charitable bequest to Laguna Canyon Foundation will ensure our open space is protected for generations to come.

There are a variety of ways to remember Laguna Canyon Foundation in your will or during your lifetime.

In addition to tax benefits for you and your heirs, you’ll also receive the benefit of membership in our Acorn Society, prominent acknowledgement on Laguna Canyon Foundation’s website and donor banners, and the knowledge that you’re making a difference that will last long into the future.

The information in this document is intended for reference only and does not constitute legal advice. Please contact your attorney for legal advice regarding planned gifts, or call Laguna Canyon Foundation for more information about our Acorn Society. We recommend the following language:

Upon my death, my Trustee shall distribute (% of my Estate) or ($_________stated dollar amount) to Laguna Canyon Foundation, located in Laguna Beach, California, or its successor in interest, to be used for its general charitable purposes. I instruct my Trustee to satisfy this gift, to the extent possible, from property that constitutes income in respect of a decedent.

Ways To Give

For questions please contact Jacky Cordero  at

There are a number of ways to remember Laguna Canyon Foundation in your estate. Please ask your financial advisor which option would be best for you. We accept gifts through trusts, bequests, revocable living trusts, IRAs, charitable remainder trusts, charitable gift annuities, and life insurance. To join, complete the Declaration of Intent form below.


Join The Acorn Society: Declaration of Intent Form