Honor and Memorial Gifts

Mark your Special Occasions

Are you looking for a meaningful way to remember or honor a loved one, or to celebrate a marriage, anniversary or other special event? The Rocky Mountain Conservancy provides several opportunities that will last long after flower arrangements have faded. You will also have the comfort of knowing that your decision will benefit the park.


Setting Up a Memorial or Honor Fund

If you have lost a loved one, or are celebrating a marriage, birthday or other special event, you can set up a fund with us (donations may be directed to a fund of your choice). Contact us for more information, or,

Mail checks to:

Rocky Mountain Conservancy
Attn: “Last Name” Fund
P.O. Box 3100
Estes Park, CO 80517

  • Please include the memorial or honor name on the check
  • Also include contact information so we can acknowledge a memorial or honor gift to the recognized family or individual

You can also donate a memorial or honor gift online here.


Memorial Plaques

Donor wallEngraved, leaf-shaped plaques are installed on our Donor Recognition Wall at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center. This beautiful display evokes a grove of aspen trees and is located in the peaceful lower level of the Visitor Center. Donations of a set amount are eligible for placement on the donor wall and may be applied to a fund of your choice. Contact us for more information.

Memorial Benches

5.1.1 Memorial BenchThese rustic pine benches are placed in available locations throughout the park and provide places for rest and contemplation. Your donation will enable us to build and place a new bench in the name of your loved one (Note: the average lifespan of a bench is 5–10 years, depending on location). Please contact us for gift levels and availability.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How will the money be used?

You may select a fund that is most meaningful to you. Options include youth education, land protection, trail improvement, and more. Find details at Park Projects, or contact us for more information.
Can we arrange to have a memorial tree or garden planted?

That’s a lovely idea, but unfortunately the park simply does not have the resources to maintain trees or other live plantings.
Can we have a plaque mounted on our bench? Or on a rock in the park?

To keep the park as natural as possible, these kinds of personal markers are not permitted. However, we can place an engraved plaque on the Donor Recognition Wall.
Contact us for more information
Can we choose where our bench will be?

Donors are able to select from available sites determined by the park.
How long do the benches last?

Depending on a variety of factors, benches can last up to ten years.
How do you collect the money?

There are several options:

  • You can collect the gifts yourself and send them to us.
    You can instruct people to send their gifts directly to us. They may give on this web site or send a check (please have them include the full name of the memorial or honor recipient.)
  • In most cases, memorial service providers will gladly provide assistance. They can collect the donations on your behalf and forward them to us.
  • Gifts can be made directly through our web site at www.RMConservancy.org. Just include the memorial and notification information in the notes section.

How are people notified of memorial gifts?

When we receive a gift, we send a thank you letter to the donor and an acknowledgement note to a designated family member of the deceased. Additionally, all contributions are listed in our Quarterly newsletter.
Can we leave a planned gift for Rocky in our will?

Yes. The easiest way to leave a lasting legacy for the benefit of Rocky Mountain National Park is to include the Rocky Mountain Conservancy in your will. Learn More
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