Why We Joined the Legacy Society

peteandsueWe’ve been involved with the Committee for Green Foothills for most of its 50 years, recently as members of the Board of Directors. Over that time we have seen both victories and defeats in our work to protect our nearby open spaces, fortunately more victories. From our initial struggle to stop inappropriate development in the Stanford foothills to the celebration after fighting for decades to help keep the San Mateo County coastline as pristine as we see it today, culminating with the recent opening of the Devil’s Slide Tunnels where there would have been a freeway.

The challenges continue – from maintaining the strong policies which protect our forests and hillsides in San Mateo County to reining in the sprawl that so many are pushing for in the southern Santa Clara Valley.

Without Committee for Green Foothills, our region would be a very different, much less beautiful place. As two of the thousands people who have been a part of our local, grassroots community, we can’t emphasize enough how appreciative we are for what Committee for Green Foothills has done and will continue to do.

We try to help where we can, both by volunteering and by providing annual financial support. But we wanted to support future fights for open space as well.

This is why we have included Committee for Green Foothills in our planned giving, by making the organization one of the beneficiaries of our IRA plans. We ask that any of you who value Committee for Green Foothills’ work as we do, to consider joining us and becoming members of the Green Foothills’ Legacy Society by giving a planned gift that makes the most sense for you.


By Peter and Sue LaTourrette

Learn more about the Green Foothills Legacy Society and planned giving  today.

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