Giving Societies

Your giving builds a bright future for our climate, regardless of amount.

Sustaining gifts – those that repeat or can be counted on in the future – help WRA plan for and drive the innovative policy needed to solve climate change in the West. These types of gifts are an easy way to create long-lasting impact with your generosity.

To recognize our most loyal donors, we have created three giving societies that honor those making remarkable progress possible. Society benefits include a welcome gift, special recognition and communications, and unique event experiences.

Interested in learning more? Reach out to to connect with Theresa Bushman.

The 1989 Legacy Society honors donors who make a planned gift to WRA.

We were founded in 1989 with the belief that the environment needed a strong community of dedicated advocates. That community used their expertise, time, and passion to advance solutions to the increasingly complex environmental issues of the West. This created a strong foundation of support and passion for change that propelled WRA into what it is, and what we benefit from, today.

Members of the 1989 Legacy Society are visionary individuals who name WRA in their will, trust, or other estate plans, making solutions possible in the future for generations to come. By giving this way, you can reduce the taxes on your estate while leaving a lasting impact to the cause you care about. There is no minimum gift to become a member and all ages are welcome. To become a member, simply complete our planned gift notification form to document that you have included WRA in your planning. Learn more about planned gifts.

The Green Society honors the generosity, loyalty, and vision of donors who give to WRA for 15 years or more.

It is named in honor of the late Kelley Green, an environmental lawyer who dedicated years of her life to the West and founded what has grown into WRA today. Every gift matters – so donations of any size qualify for recognition in the society.

Ongoing annual support recognizes how the magnitude of the issues that we tackle often take years to solve. The commitment and dedication of loyal donors sustains our team of experts, who develop innovative and impactful on-the-ground solutions to climate change time and time again – even as the issues evolve.

The Source honors donors who provide recurring, dependable support to the ongoing work of WRA.

All water supplies have a source, and all living things need water for survival. Donors who commit to recurring gifts to WRA provide a critical source of funding to protect the lands and water we all rely on.

The scale of the climate crisis can make it easy to lose hope and overlook our ability to affect change; giving regularly to WRA is one simple and concrete way to take meaningful action. Be the source of winning solutions for the West and make your first recurring gift today!

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Learn more about ways to give or make a recurring gift today by selecting “monthly” or “quarterly” under Gift Information. Do you have questions about WRA’s giving societies? Please email to connect with Theresa Bushman.

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