The Legacy Society

Members of the ELI Legacy Society have indicated the Environmental Law Institute as a beneficiary in their will, trust or other estate planning documents. By taking this important step, Legacy Society members help to carry out ELI’s vision of a healthy environment, prosperous economies, and vibrant communities founded on the rule of law.

Leslie Carothers

John C. Cruden

Stephen Dujack

Ridgway M. Hall, Jr.

Carol Adaire Jones

Craig Mathews

William H. Meadows

Thomas Mounteer

Elissa Parker

John A. Pendergrass 

Ann Powers

Scott Schang

You can join the ELI Legacy Society by doing one or more of the following:

  • Including ELI in your will, living trust or testamentary trust.
  • Naming ELI as a beneficiary of an insurance policy or retirement plan.
  • Making a gift to ELI through a charitable gift annuity, charitable remainder trust or pooled income fund contribution—all of which provide income for the life for you (and then your spouse or significant other, if you so desire) or beneficiaries named by you.
  • Transferring readily marketable real estate, such as a vacation home, commercial building or acreage to ELI.*
  • Gifting assets to a charitable lead trust to provide income to ELI for a number of years before passing them back to you or your named beneficiary or beneficiaries.

For more information on the Legacy Society and how to benefit the Environmental Law Institute in your estate plans, see our brochure.

For suggested bequest language click here.

Please contact our development team at for more information and to explore your planned giving options.



* ELI reserves the right to inspect all such property prior to its acceptance.


ELI does not undertake the sale, rental or exchange of donor names. ELI does not disclose privileged or confidential donor information to unauthorized parties. All donor information created by, or on behalf of, ELI is the property of ELI and shall not be transferred or utilized except on behalf of ELI. This policy applies to all donations, whether made online or by cash, check, in-kind donation or stock transfer.