Pillar Society

Learn more about our planned giving group.

Just as pillars hold up buildings, Los Angeles Conservancy’s Pillar Society members substantially support our efforts to protect L.A.’s historic places.

Including the Conservancy in your estate plans will make a significant and lasting contribution to our cultural heritage. You will help recognize, preserve, and revitalize the architectural and cultural resources of Los Angeles County for generations to come.

You have several options to support the L.A. Conservancy with a legacy gift:

  • Include the Conservancy in your will or living trust with a dollar amount or percentage of your estate.
  • Designate the Conservancy as a retirement plan or life insurance policy beneficiary.
  • Leave the Conservancy a gift of personal property such as stocks, bonds, mutual funds, or real estate.

The Los Angeles Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (Federal Tax ID: 95-3273046).

Pillar Society Benefits

Your membership in the Pillar Society entails no dues or solicitations, but it does allow us to thank and recognize you for the plans you have made. It may also inspire others to follow your lead. Your gift will be kept completely confidential if you prefer to remain anonymous.

Pillar Society members receive:

  • An invitation to an annual special event with the Conservancy President
  • A Pillar Society membership certificate
  • Acknowledgment on our website (below)
  • A complimentary subscription to the Conservancy’s bi-monthly member newsletter (if you don’t already receive it)

How to Join

To get started and/or learn more, indicate your interest by completing this form or contacting Liz Leshin at lleshin@laconservancy.org or (323) 270-4334.


If you have any questions about the Pillar Society, please get in touch with Liz Leshin at lleshin@laconservancy.org or (323) 270-4334.

Pillar Society Member List

Thank you to our Pillar Society Members (as of June 20, 2024)!

Janis Ashley
Suzanne Avila
Margaret Bach
Jay Bacon
Rona Lynn Berns
Bob Brennan
Janet Charlton
Bud Coffey
Bill Counter
Donna Crane
Rory Cunningham
Clare DeBriere
Jill DiGiovanni
Linda Dishman & John Hinrichs
Lindsay Doran & Rodney Kemerer
Joan Gordon
Barbara Hadsell
Kevin Harlin
Sheila & Dan Harlow
Jim Heimann
Hernan Hernandez
Leslie Heumann
Kevin Kane & Sandra Snider
Dale Kendall
Pamela LePoint
Liz Leshin & Dennis Smith
Daniel Loftin
Mary Ann Lovato
Lorraine McIntire
Christy McAvoy
Thelma Mericle
Alan Merson
Lisa Murray
Cindy Olnick & Tom Davies
Gail Ostergren
Catherine Pegram
Barbara Petersmeyer
Saryl Radwin
Tom Rau & Carolyn Griffiths
Suzanne Ridgway
Darling Rooney
George Rooney
Michael Rutigliano
Deanne Sando-Neiman
Patricia Serenbetz
Loren Smith
Steven Smith & Michelle Guy
Max Stolz
Paul Tolbert
Ruta Vaisnys
Robert Vogt
Roslyn Wilkins
Mary Alice Wollam & Bob Brennan

Pillar Society members enjoy special gatherings at historic places.
Membership in the Pillar Society includes special programs about L.A. history.
Pillar Society members provide sustained, long-term financial support to ensure we preserve historic places that matter.
The Conservancy honors the generosity of those who remember the Conservancy in their estate plans.
The Pillar Society gathered for tea at the historic Biltmore Hotel in 2023.
Members are invited to an annual special event with the Conservancy President.

Give with trust.

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