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.

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

Alexia Allen
in memory of
Alysia Beaty
Ervin Lee Bell
Therese Charvet & Tere Carranza
Victoria DeCillo & David Catterson
John Hartman & Donna Johnson
in honor of
David Kirschbaum
The Pollock Family
Scott Schorer
The Welch Family
The Wickwire Family
Teunis Wyers
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2017 Donors

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

Marilyn Cossey & Darrell Hogan
Susan Dvorak
Eamon & Maggie
Louis H. & Patricia A. Leatham
Dale & Beverly Plank
in memory of
Nancy Rust
in memory of
Saajeda Mikaela Stratma
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2019 Donors

Pamela Abernethy & Chris Fletcher
in memory of
Calvin Boone Lindsay
The Carlson Family
in memory of
in honor of
Grandma Chris
in memory of
Elizabeth (Libby) Palmquist
Susan Holmes & Greg Brulé
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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 | | 206-383-3285

Shonie Schlotzhauer, Sacred Earth Foundation Executive Director | | 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 Memorial Preserve

a Natural Burial Ground at Ekone Ranch

Have questions? Email us here.

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