Every day, Bay-lovers just like you make profound contributions to the Bay's future through planned gifts to CBF. Through life-income gifts like charitable gift annuities and legacy gifts like charitable bequests, your friends and neighbors are pledging to protect the Bay and its rivers and streams now and well into the future.
Together, this rising tide of support lifts all our boats. Donors secure their retirement, provide for their families, and leave a legacy of clean water. And CBF enjoys increased security so we can achieve our mission of a saved Bay.
Click the photos below to read personal stories from fellow Chesapeake citizens who've joined CBF's Chesapeake Legacy Circle and made an impact. Have questions? Please contact us.
Linda and Cliff Rossi
"We established an endowment to support CBF in our will because we want future generations of young people to experience the Bay firsthand so they can learn to treasure it as we do."
Richard E. Wilson and Eliot M. Girsang
Richard E. Wilson and Eliot M. Girsang share an intense passion for cleaner water and are doing their part for the future of the Bay by including CBF in their estate plans...
Chesapeake Legacy Circle member Brian Dillistin's passion for the Bay runs deep. From age two, he spent summers at his grandparents' family home on the Corrotoman River in central Virginia.
Virginia Voght Rocen
The Chesapeake Bay has always played an important part in my family's lives. We had a home on the Bay for many years where we enjoyed kayaking, sailing, motor boating, fishing, and crabbing.
Property Turns Into Income
Miranda lived in the family home where she and her spouse had raised their children. After her spouse passed, Miranda found it increasingly difficult to care for her home.
Flexible Deferred Gift Annuity
Lewis is a 54-year-old executive at a large healthcare company. He purchased company stock during years when the stock price was low, and now the stock has grown substantially.
What Will You Do with Your Unspent Retirement Savings?
Michael and Kelly were retired engineers with two adult children. They owned a home, some stocks, and IRAs.
Testamentary Charitable Remainder Unitrust: Have Your Cake and Eat it Too!
We have all heard the saying "Have your cake and eat it too." It's something we say when we can have more than one good thing at the same time.