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Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy is a California non-profit Community benefit organization incorporated in 1988.

Taxpayer ID #: 33-0309722

The Conservancy should be designated in your estate plans as: Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy. Donations to the Conservancy are not subject to gift or estate taxes. Bequests will be distributed after all debts, taxes and expenses of your estate have been paid.

Business contact details:
916 Silver Spur Rd, Suite 207
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
Tel: (310) 541-7613
Fax: (310) 541-7623

The Conservancy helps preserve plants, animals and natural habitats all over the Peninsula, each and every single day, and we have one of the highest ratings for charities with 82% of our funding dedicated to this work.

By joining the Conservancy today, you will be welcomed into a family of dedicated individuals committed to saving open spaces on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. There are many ways to make a donation – below are several ways you can support the Conservancy.

  • Donations: By donating to the Conservancy, you become a supporting member of the organization. Your membership every time you renew will ensure future generations enjoy the lands and waters we work to protect and restore.
  • Matching Gifts: You can make your Conservancy contribution go further by having your employer match your gift at no additional cost to you.
  • Tribute Giving: You can give an honorary tribute gift to celebrate a special occasion such as a birthday, wedding, anniversary, or retirement, or a gift in memory of someone special.
  • Gifts of Membership: Gift membership contributions are a fun and easy way to spread the word to your friends and family about the Conservancy’s work while continuing to help protect land on the Peninsula.
  • Naming opportunities: By adopting an acre, a trail, or a scenic point for yourself or a friend on one of the Preserves, you'll help to save some of the most important habitats in California. These significant recognition opportunities are one-time only and a rare opportunity to leave a lasting impression on this beautiful part of the world. Read more

  • Legacy Circle and Mariposa Circle: Join the Conservancy at these levels (see below) and be recognized for your extraordinary commitment to protect open space on the Peninsula.
  • Planned Gifts: Make a Planned Gift to the Conservancy and give a gift to future generations.

Palos Verdes Peninsula boy with spiny podLegacy and Mariposa Circle

Join the Conservancy's Legacy Circle with a $5,000 or more donation a year, and be recognized for your extraordinary commitment to protect open space on the Peninsula. The far-reaching support provided by members of the Legacy Circle allows the Conservancy to pursue its mission into the future, while the generous support of Mariposa Circle members at $1,000 or more a year allows the Conservancy to pursue its mission annually.

Both Legacy Circle and Mariposa Circle memberships acknowledge your commitment to protect open space on the Peninsula. Members of both circles receive special invitations to events and outings, including a private nature walk for family and friends led by a Conservancy naturalist. Circle membership builds a strong foundation for our ongoing land conservation work.

If you would like to donate or have any other questions, please contact Susan Wilcox, Development Director, at (310) 541-7613, ext. 202, or

Donor's Stories:  The Cicoria Family
Cicoria FamilyMike Cicoria is perhaps best remembered by the Conservancy and residents on the Peninsula as the "Hero of Land Preservation." He was a true friend to the Conservancy nearly from its inception in 1988. Mike, his wife Virginia, and his family have provided significant support at every step of the organization's evolution: from much-needed funds to pay the very first staff to answer phones, to funding the first Executive Director position, to volunteering in different capacities. Over twenty-two years, this annual vote of confidence has moved the goals of the organization forward.

Mike Cicoria passed on his legacy of generosity to the Conservancy to his wife in 2007. Virginia has continued matching the community's contributions at the Legacy Circle level to ensure continual preservation and conservation of the land. "It was Mike’s dedication to the work of the Conservancy that showed me the way," Virginia says. "He loved the land – whether it was his family's homeland in southern Italy or our house he built from scratch here in Rancho Palos Verdes." Virginia encourages others to give: "What better way is there to contribute than to give to your local area where it benefits family, friends, and others – where you can see the direct impacts?" The Cicoria Family's imprint on the Conservancy and the entire Peninsula has certainly been direct, significant, and beneficial.