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Support the Important Work of CEC with a Legacy Gift

Welcome!

Thank you for your interest in learning about the many benefits of building a long term legacy by designating a charitable gift to CEC in your estate plan.

Born from the traumatic experience of the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill, CEC is dedicated to maintaining a healthy environment and preserving a livable world for future generations. For five decades, CEC has created, promoted, and implemented effective solutions to environmental challenges, particularly the existential threat of climate change. CEC is a community-based and community-focused organization that provides regional and state-wide leadership.

Through a gift in your estate plan, you can join the visionary founders of CEC in supporting this extraordinary organization by establishing a long term legacy for the benefit of future generations. Some types of estate gifts also provide tangible tax benefits to donors during their lifetime.

We hope you will enjoy exploring the information provided in this web site. If you have any questions about how to make an estate gift or the best way for you to benefit though a planned gift, please call CEC's Legacy Giving Consultant, Karl Hutterer, at (805) 453-8162 or email khutterer@cecmail.org. He will be happy to provide additional information with no obligation.

  • Help us preserve a livable world for our grandchildren and create a lasting legacy.
  • Find peace of mind through a wide variety of tax benefits
  • Help the Community Environmental Council to continue its critical work of finding solutions to environmental challenges.
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Endowment Gift

Endowment Gift
Pat and Shelly were recently married. They both had been dedicated volunteers at their favorite charity for many years. They wanted to make certain the charity's programs continued even after they were gone.

Pat: We appreciated the organization's work. We hoped to register our commitment and support by making a gift that would last well into the future.

Shelly: A staff member at the organization asked us to consider making a gift to the endowment. We learned that the endowment was a fund that served as a permanent source of income for the organization's projects.

Pat: I liked that giving to the endowment would help the charity continue its programs on an ongoing basis.

Shelly: I also felt that the gift would provide a legacy for us. We were both thrilled that our gift would keep on giving to a cause we love.

The support of donors like Pat and Shelly makes our work possible. When you make an endowment gift, your gift is maintained in perpetuity and creates a lasting, meaningful difference. Please contact us to learn how to create your legacy through an endowment gift.

Is an endowment gift right for you?


If you would like to learn more about how you can make a gift to our endowment, please contact us. We would be happy to work with you to structure an endowment gift to meet your charitable goals.

*Please note: The names and image above are representative of a typical donor and may or may not be an actual donor to our organization.


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