Additional Ways to Give

Thank you for considering other ways to support the mission of Great Rivers Greenway.

Please review the following options and contact Karen Schleicher, Great Rivers Greenway Foundation, for a confidential discussion at 314-655-1297 or via email at

Wills and Bequests:
Thank you for considering inclusion of the Great Rivers Greenway Foundation in your will or trust. The following suggested language may be discussed with your legal counsel while developing your estate plan:

“I give and Bequeath to Great Rivers Greenway Foundation, Federal EIN # 47-3769925, (please insert dollar figure or estate percentage), for the use and benefit of the mission of Great Rivers Greenway to serve the citizens of the St. Louis region.”


Beneficiary Designations:
You can promote our work and benefit future generations of active St. Louisians by designating the Great Rivers Greenway Foundation as a beneficiary on your bank account, certificate of deposit, an IRA, fully-paid life insurance policy or your brokerage account by listing the following:

Great Rivers Greenway Foundation
EIN # 47-3769925
3745 Foundry Way, Suite 253
St. Louis Missouri 63110
Contact: Karen Schleicher, 314-655-1297

Stock Gifts:
If you hold long term publically traded securities, you may be able to benefit Great Rivers Greenway while avoiding capital gains tax and obtaining a potential federal charitable tax deduction (if you itemize) on the fully appreciated value of your stock. Please contact Karen Schleicher, Great Rivers Greenway Foundation, at 314-655-1297 for a confidential discussion of this potential giving option.

Charitable IRA Gifts (Qualified Charitable Distributions-QCD)
In December 2015, Congress passed and the President signed into permanent law charitable IRA distributions per the following guidelines:

  • You must be 70½ or older to be eligible to make a QCD.
  • The maximum annual amount that can qualify for a QCD is $100,000. This applies to the sum of QCDs made to one or more charities in a calendar year. (If, however, you file taxes jointly, your spouse can also make a QCD from his or her own IRA within the same tax year for up to $100,000.)
  • For a QCD to count towards your current year’s Required Minimum Distribution, the funds must come out of your IRA by your distribution deadline, generally December 31.

To make a QCD gift from your individual IRA, please inform your IRA custodian that you intend to make a Qualified Charitable Distribution directly to Great Rivers Greenway Foundation, federal EIN # 47-3769925. The check should be made payable to “Great Rivers Greenway Foundation” and be sent DIRECTLY from your IRA custodian to us at the following address: ATTN: Ms. Karen Schleicher, Great Rivers Greenway Foundation, 3745 Foundry Way, Suite 253, St. Louis, Missouri 63110.

Please request that your IRA custodian include a cover letter or note identifying you as the donor and providing your mailing address so we may promptly transmit a donation acknowledgment letter to you. If you or your custodian have any questions, please contact Karen Schleicher at 314-655-1297.

Your kind consideration of the Great Rivers Greenway Foundation will enable future generations of St. Louis area residents to live life outside. Thank you!

The Great Rivers Greenway Foundation does not provide legal or tax advice. Please consult your attorney and/or tax professional when considering a gift.