Lifetime Giving

Recognizing Donors Who Make a Significant Impact on Lifelong Learning and Elderhostel’s Future

Members of Elderhostel's Founders' Circle and Legacy Society are very special supporters who have made a significant investment in Elderhostel's future. These donors help to ensure Elderhostel's educational programs and the opportunities they provide — intellectual stimulation, personal growth and new friendships — will be available for generations to come.

The Founders' Circle
The Founders' Circle honors David Bianco and Marty Knowlton, Elderhostel's visionary founders. This giving society honors those who have made an outstanding commitment to Elderhostel's educational mission over the years through contributions totaling $100,000 or more.
The Legacy Society
The Legacy Society was established to recognize donors for contributions made during their lifetimes. We are grateful to our many friends who have chosen to support lifelong learning through such gifts as bequest intentions, charitable gift annuities, gifts to the Elderhostel Pooled Income Fund, charitable remainder trusts, insurance policies and retirement plans. Elderhostel is grateful to the more than 265 Legacy Society members for their generosity.

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For more information about Lifetime Giving, call Ann Lamond, Senior Leadership and Planned Giving Officer, toll-free at (877) 737-0664, or email at

If you have made provisions to benefit Elderhostel’s future, please let us know and we will welcome you to the Legacy Society. To notify us of your gift, please contact or complete and mail this form.