Leave a Legacy

With thoughtful gift planning, you can make a difference in the lives of young people for generations to come. The most straightforward planned giving option is to make a bequest in your will. Bequests made through your will take various forms:

  • Specific Bequest: Directs a defined dollar gift or property to pass along
  • Percentage Bequest: Designates a percentage of the total value of your estate as a gift
  • Residual Bequest: Directs that MSHI receive the remainder of the estate, or a portion thereof, after all expenses and other bequests have been made.


Gifts may also be in the form of securities, IRAs, insurance policies, and real or personal property. In addition to knowing your memory will influence young people well into the future, you may receive financial benefits and tax savings during your lifetime.

For more information, please contact:

Ray Yurkewycz
Executive Director

Mount St. Helens Institute is recognized by the IRS as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. The Institute does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, military, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, age, citizenship or any other basis prohibited by law in any of its policies or programs.