Protecting Places to Play
For Kel Rossiter, access to public lands isn't important just for him. Operating and guiding with Adventure Spirit Rock+Ice+Alpine in the Northeast, he has built his career around inspiring people to get outdoors and connect with nature. "As an outdoor adventure guide," Kel explains, "I personally value the health benefits that I get from the environment—being outside, having a place for active recreation. But the success of my business is also tied directly to having public outdoor spaces available for people to play."
Kel supports The Trust for Public Land because of our commitment to protecting and creating public land in all areas of the country, whether it be a beautiful, remote mountain area, or a local park in the inner city or the suburbs. He values The Trust for Public Land's focus on improving access to the outdoors for people of all backgrounds, regardless of income or access to transportation.
After supporting The Trust for Public Land annually for more than a decade, Kel and his wife Alysse decided they were ready to make a deeper commitment and included The Trust for Public Land in their living trust. As Kel says, "Most of our philanthropy goes to organizations working on some type of environmental issue. The Trust for Public Land has shown us that it is a well-run organization deserving of our support and combines our passion for the well-being of the environment with the well-being of communities."
Kel and Alysse's legacy gift ensures that The Trust for Public Land will continue to protect and create healthy, outdoor spaces for people to play long into the future.
At whatever stage of life you are, there may be "no time like the present" to start laying the groundwork for your financial and philanthropic future. Please let us know if The Trust for Public Land can be helpful in that process—or if you have already included us in your estate plans—by contacting Dana Padden Thomas at 415-800-5278 or Dana.Thomas@tpl.org.