Make a Lasting Impact on the Landscape

The Silvertip Legacy Circle recognizes donors who make a lasting commitment to Vital Ground through wills, trusts, charitable gift annuities, or other planned gifts. By doing so, Silvertip Legacy Circle members ensure that Vital Ground will continue to protect crucial habitat for grizzly bears (known for their “silver-tipped” fur) and all of the Northern Rockies’ rich diversity of life for generations to come.

Photo of Gary and Rita Wolfe and Sabina C. d'Baca
Planning Through the Generations: Both Sabina C’de Baca and her daughter and son-in-law Rita and Gary Wolfe are leaving a legacy for bears and other wildlife. Before Sabina and her husband Nazario died, she said: “I believed in the mission and work of Vital Ground so we created a Charitable Gift Annuity to help ensure a future with wildlife and wild places. I did it for my children, grandchildren, and now my 36th great-grandchild.”  Rita adds: “Gary and I trust that Vital Ground will continue to make the right decisions to conserve just the right places, not only for the grizzly, but for all wildlife that benefits from that rich and diverse habitat.”

As a way to thank our Silvertip Legacy Circle donors and keep them informed about our strategies, achievements and challenges in protecting habitat for grizzly bears and other wildlife, we offer the following:

To confirm your participation in the Silvertip Legacy Circle and initiate your recognition benefits, please complete and return the Membership Confirmation Form.

If you have questions or would like more information about making a planned gift to Vital Ground, please contact our Development Department at 406-549-8650 or Kim Davitt.


Please Note: We have sample language available to assist you when you wish to include Vital Ground in your will or estate plan. If you have already included Vital Ground in your will or living trust, please send a letter to our mailing address below,  Attention: Development, Silvertip Legacy Circle, advising us of your generous decision.  Once we receive that, we will send you a certificate and a letter outlining all of the benefits of your Silvertip Legacy Circle membership with a confirmation of receipt.

Mailing Address:

Silvertip Legacy Circle
Attn:  Development
The Vital Ground Foundation
30 Fort Missoula Road
Missoula, MT  59804