Join Our Legacy Circle

The Leatherback Legacy Circle gives you the opportunity to make a meaningful difference for imperiled sea turtle species around the world. Your planned gift can support our mission today or you may design a plan that benefits The Leatherback Trust after your lifetime. All planned gifts support The Leatherback Trust's research, advocacy, and education initiatives to protect critically endangered East Pacific leatherbacks and other imperiled sea turtles worldwide. Their future is in our hands.

Volunteering at Playa Grande in Costa Rica this past February and actually being able to tally the eggs of a Leatherback female as she was laying them was one of the highlight experiences of my life. The Leatherback Trust is doing such important work. I'm hoping that in a small way I can help.

Legacy Circle Member, retired English professor from Minnesota

You do not have to be a certain age or of a certain affluence to participate. You just need a plan. The Leatherback Legacy Circle offers several types of planned gifts to consider. Each one provides a meaningful, financially beneficial way to prepare for your future and to help The Leatherback Trust sustain long-term sea turtle conservation efforts. We are happy to work with you to structure the type of planned gift that best fits your financial and philanthropic goals.

For more information please contact Dr. George Shillinger, Executive Director of The Leatherback Trust, at 831-291-5123 or

You can read more about our program here as well.