Lisa Cashdan and Peter Stein
Creating a conservation legacy
In 1975, Peter Stein and Lisa Cashdan began a close, lifelong relationship with The Trust for Public Land. With the organization just a few years old, they joined our team and helped to deepen our urban commitment around the country.
Now, decades after they first set foot in our San Francisco offices, they continue to enjoy the relationship that they built in those pivotal, early years. “We have a good inside perspective,” Peter says. “The Trust for Public Land is a brave and unique organization.”
That inside perspective has led Lisa and Peter to become legacy donors of The Trust for Public Land. “With our resources,” Peter says, “we are investing in the future.”
Of all that The Trust for Public Land has accomplished, Lisa says that our stories of people inspire her imagination the most. With an M.A. in environmental psychology and a lifetime of work dedicated to community building and conservation, she values the creation of urban parks, where residents of cities can connect to nature, regardless of their means.
“No other NGO (non-governmental organization) in America,” Peter says, “has brought so much political science to conservation finance.” To that end, The Trust for Public Land created The Conservation Campaign to generate, renew and protect public funding for conservation. Every dollar contributed to The Conservation Campaign generates over $2,000 in new public funds for conservation.
By including gifts to The Trust for Public Land in their estate plans, Lisa and Peter ensure that The Trust for Public Land will continue to create parks and protect land for the benefit of future generations. Their legacy gifts will give people across the country the opportunity to experience the benefits of conservation well beyond their lifetimes.
You can change lives nd transform communities by including a gift to The Trust for Public Land in your longterm plans. Contact Dana Padden Thomas at 415-800-5278 or Dana.Thomas@tpl.org to explore your options today.