Planned Giving

Conservation Fund & Planned Legacy Giving

You’re Invited – to make protection and stewardship of Upper Rock Creek a part of your legacy, as an expression of the conservation values shared by you and your loved ones.

Visit our Conservation Fund Donations page to make a donation online, or scroll down for more information about memorial donations, land stewardship support, and how to include Sacred Earth Foundation in your legacy giving.

White Eagle Memorial Preserve grew from deep love for the Earth, and for the Ekone Ranch land of the Upper Rock Creek Watershed. A certified Conservation Burial Ground and part of Sacred Earth Foundation’s land trust, our purpose includes protection and stewardship of this watershed.

White Eagle green cemetery exists within a larger land conservation effort – 20 acres within the 1138 acres currently held in trust by Sacred Earth Foundation. We protect land from adverse impacts, and actively steward important habitat and waterways in this arid landscape, which is home to native fish populations and also rare habitat for native western grey squirrels. And we share the land with hundreds of children and adults each year, who find solace, inspiration, and deep learning here.

Legacy gifts, in the memory of a loved one, and planned gifts designated during estate planning, are a powerful way to support the conservation values of White Eagle and Sacred Earth Foundation.

Here’s a beautiful example of how one family honored the memory of their beloved daughter and sister, Mikaela, and how their community helped raise $5000 in her name, through a Mighty Cause fundraising campaign.

For more information about the Conservation Fund and our stewardship priorities, visit the Conservation Fund page on Ekone Ranch’s website.

All gifts of $1000 and above will be recognized on our Conservation Funders Gratitude Trail, a permanent installation at the White Eagle entryway gate.

Huge Gratitude to these CONSERVATION FOUNDERS:

Founding Donors

Alan Welch * Allan Byer, aka White Mouse  *  Bob & Lindell Eslinger  *   Bob Jeffers & Chris Woodcock      Christina Coffman *  Frank McJunkin   *   Jack Fee   *   Jeff Sher    *  Jennifer Price   *  Leslie Boswell      Nancy Fisse Davis   *   Ray Mitchell    *  Susan Mitchell    *   Timothy Lamb   *      Tobiah & Adar Israel

Conservation Fund Donors:

2016  Alexia Allen in memory of Alysia Beaty   *    Ervin Lee Bell   *   Therese Charvet & Tere Carranza   *   Victoria DeCillo & David Catterson   *   John Hartman & Donna Johnson in honor of David Kirschbaum   *   The Pollock Family   *   Scott Schorer   *   Welch Family   *   Wickwire Family   *   Teunis Wyers             *    Anonymous (2)

2017 Leslie Allen Bancroft & Brian Lowry   *  Carla Jacobsen & Margret Zimmerman * Judy Todd

Here are a few resources to help you begin the Legacy Planning process:

When How and Why to Plan a Gift


Planned Giving Will Codicil template

Bequest Language for Unrestricted and Restricted giving

Already a Donor? We would love for you to share a testimonial:

Donor testimonial template

For questions about the Conservation Fund, planned giving, or the work of Sacred Earth Foundation, please contact:

Jodie Buller, White Eagle Cemetery Manager – 206-383-3285

Shone Schlotzhauer, Sacred Earth Foundation Executive Director – 509-773-4536

To make a gift by check:

Sacred Earth Foundation – 401 Ekone Rd  Goldendale, WA 98620


Ekone’s Conservation Page

Mighty Cause Conservation Fund Donation Page

All donations are fully tax-deductible. Sacred Earth Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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