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Anonymous Donor Helps Mountain States Legal Foundation
Mountain States Legal Foundation owns its professional national headquarters thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor. Read More
Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Sylvester Jr. - MSLF Donor Story
Mr. Sylvester was born in LaSalle, Colorado and earned an undergraduate degree in Animal Science and a Masters Degree in Agricultural Economics at Colorado State University. Read More
Horace H. "Shorty" Koessler
Horace H. "Shorty" Koessler was one of the original members of the Legacy Society and in 1989, shortly after his tragic plane crash, the MSLF law library was dedicated to him. Now, his name appears on the wall plaque in the MSLF national headquarters. Read More
At the age of thirteen, Paul Berger set out from home on his horse, Chum. He found work as a ranch hand, punching cows, breaking horses, and working up to 40,000 head of sheep. What he wanted most was a ranch of his own. Read More
Dennis and Nile Gerbaz
Two of the names that appear on the Legacy Society wall plaque are Dennis and Nile Gerbaz. Dennis and Nile began as clients of MSLF when the federal government ordered them to appear in court to pay fines of $45 million dollars each for moving the Roaring Fork River off their ranch land and back to its historic river channel. Read More
A charitable remainder trust provides you or other named individuals income each year for life or a period not exceeding 20 years from assets you give to the trust you create.
You fund this type of trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. You can also make additional gifts; each one also qualifies for a tax deduction. The trust pays you, each year, a variable amount based on a fixed percentage of the fair market value of the trust assets. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to MSLF as a lump sum.
You fund this trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. Each year the trust pays you or another named individual the same dollar amount you choose at the start. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to MSLF as a lump sum.