Planned Giving

Conservation Fund & Planned Legacy Giving

 

You’re Invited—to make protection and stewardship of Upper Rock Creek a part of your legacy, as an expression of the conservation values shared by you and your loved ones.

Visit our Conservation Fund Donations page to make a donation online, or scroll down this page for more information about memorial donations, land stewardship support, and how to include Sacred Earth Foundation in your legacy giving.

White Eagle Memorial Preserve grew from deep love for the Earth, and the Upper Rock Creek Watershed. As a certified Conservation Burial Ground and part of Sacred Earth Foundation, our purpose, mission, and vision includes protection and stewardship of this watershed.

Sacred Earth Foundation Land Map.

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Here are a few resources to help you begin the Legacy Planning process:

When How and Why to Plan a Gift

25 Estate Planning Documents to Put in One Place

Planned Giving Will Codicil template

Bequest Language for Unrestricted and Restricted Giving

Already a Donor? We would love for you to share a testimonial:

Donor testimonial template

For questions about the Conservation Fund, planned giving, or the work of Sacred Earth Foundation, please contact:

Jodie Buller, White Eagle Cemetery Manager | whiteeagle@ekone.org | 206-383-3285

Shonie Schlotzhauer, Sacred Earth Foundation Executive Director | shonie@ekone.org | 509-773-4536

To make a gift by check:

Sacred Earth Foundation

401 Ekone Rd

Goldendale, WA 98620

To Give Online:

Ekone’s Conservation Page

Mightycause Conservation Fund Donation Page

All donations are fully tax-deductible. Sacred Earth Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

White Eagle green cemetery exists within a larger land conservation effort—20 acres within the 1,138 acres currently held in trust by Sacred Earth Foundation (see map above). We protect land from adverse impacts, and actively steward important habitat and waterways in this arid landscape, which is home to native fish populations and also rare habitat for native western grey squirrels. And we share the land with hundreds of children and adults each year, who find solace, inspiration, and deep learning here.

Legacy gifts, in the memory of a loved one, and planned gifts designated during estate planning, are a powerful way to support the conservation values of White Eagle and Sacred Earth Foundation.

 

Also, we’re currently working a  lovely cart horse named Egret, to help us offer cart drawn burials. Many gratitudes to generous donations from Patt and Louis Leatham and Sally Carlson, for helping to make this long-held dream possible!

Here’s a beautiful example of how one family honored the memory of their beloved daughter and sister, Mikaela, and how their community helped raise $5000 in her name, through a Mightycause fundraising campaign.

For more information about the Conservation Fund and our stewardship priorities, visit the Conservation Fund page on Ekone Ranch’s website.

All gifts of $1,000 and above are recognized on our Conservation Funders' Gratitude Trail, a permanent installation at the White Eagle entryway gate.

Huge Gratitude to these Conservation Fund Donors:

Founding Donors

Alan Welch
Alan Welch
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Allan Byer, aka White Mouse
Allan Byer, aka White Mouse
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Bob & Lindell Eslinger
Bob & Lindell Eslinger
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Bob Jeffers & Chris Woodcock
Bob Jeffers & Chris Woodcock
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Christina Coffman
Christina Coffman
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Frank McJunkin
Frank McJunkin
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Jack Fee
Jack Fee
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Jeff Sher
Jeff Sher
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Jennifer Price
Jennifer Price
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Leslie Boswell
Leslie Boswell
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Nancy Fisse Davis
Nancy Fisse Davis
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Ray Mitchell
Ray Mitchell
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Susan Mitchell
Susan Mitchell
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Timothy Lamb
Timothy Lamb
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Tobiah & Adar Israel
Tobiah & Adar Israel
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2016 Donors

Alexia Allen
Alexia Allen
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in memory of
in memory of

Alysia Beaty

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Ervin Lee Bell
Ervin Lee Bell
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Therese Charvet & Tere Carranza
Therese Charvet & Tere Carranza
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Victoria DeCillo & David Catterson
Victoria DeCillo & David Catterson
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John Hartman & Donna Johnson
John Hartman & Donna Johnson
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in honor of
in honor of

David Kirschbaum

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The Pollock Family
The Pollock Family
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Scott Schorer
Scott Schorer
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The Welch Family
The Welch Family
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The Wickwire Family
The Wickwire Family
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Teunis Wyers
Teunis Wyers
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Anonymous
Anonymous
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Anonymous
Anonymous
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2017 Donors

Leslie Allen Bancroft & Brian Lowry
Leslie Allen Bancroft & Brian Lowry
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Carla Jacobsen & Margret Zimmerman
Carla Jacobsen & Margret Zimmerman
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Judy Todd
Judy Todd
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2018 Donors

Marilyn Cossey & Darrell Hogan
Marilyn Cossey & Darrell Hogan
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Susan Dvorak
Susan Dvorak
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Eamon & Maggie
Eamon & Maggie
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Louis H. & Patricia A. Leatham
Louis H. & Patricia A. Leatham
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Dale & Beverly Plank
Dale & Beverly Plank
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in memory of
in memory of

Nancy Rust

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in memory of
in memory of

Saajeda Mikaela Stratma

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Anonymous
Anonymous
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2019 Donors

Pamela Abernethy & Chris Fletcher
Pamela Abernethy & Chris Fletcher
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in memory of
in memory of

Calvin Boone Lindsay

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The Carlson Family
The Carlson Family
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in memory of
in memory of

Cassius

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in honor of
in honor of

Grandma Chris

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in memory of
in memory of

Elizabeth (Libby) Palmquist

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Susan Holmes & Greg Brulé
Susan Holmes & Greg Brulé
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White Eagle Memorial Preserve

a Natural Burial Ground at Ekone Ranch