RMI Legacy Society

Sustain Your Values for Future Generations

Ensuring the clean energy transformation today and tomorrow – RMI’s Legacy Society is a community of dedicated supporters who have included RMI in their estate plans to catalyze a low-carbon, just and thriving world for all, for ever.


What will your legacy be?

Your decision to make the gift of a lifetime will help RMI continue to forge a path toward a better world for generations to come. When it comes to defining your legacy at RMI, your options are many:


An easy way to transfer assets through your estate.

Retirement Plan Assets

You can also use retirement assets to ensure a clean energy future.

Life Insurance

Donating an existing policy or purchasing an additional policy to benefit RMI can be a low cost way to make a significant donation.

Real Estate

Gifts of land and buildings can be donated for liquidation to support RMI.

Other Pathways

Your financial planning professional can suggest additional ways your assets can benefit you, your family and RMI:

  • Donor advised fund
  • Charitable remainder trust or charitable lead trust
  • Financial accounts


To learn more about giving through RMI’s Legacy Society, please contact RMI's Development Department at develop@rmi.org or by phone at +1 (303) 567-8716.

If you wish to name RMI in your will or estate plan, we should be named as: RMI, 22830 Two Rivers Road, Basalt, CO 81621.
Our tax identification number is 74-2244146.

We recommend you seek advice from an estate or tax professional to determine the most appropriate way to include RMI in your will or estate plans.


“RMI is transforming energy in the world in the way it needs to be transformed, more effectively than any other organization; I’m happy that I’m able to contribute to that.”– Keith Mesecher, Member since 2004
“The main reason for choosing RMI above so many others–and the main thing that makes RMI stand out–is the global scale on which they are contributing. There’s a lack of opposition that I feel RMI has in its views between renewable, environmental, and progressive ideals on the one hand, and business ideals on the other. I feel RMI looks at those two worlds not in terms of how they are opposed, but how they can support each other.”– Meredith McIntosh, Member since 2012
“My connection with RMI goes back to the 1970s. At that point, Amory Lovins was among the first to raise awareness, at a national and international level, that there was not an eternity of fossil fuels, and that it made economic sense to move toward a sustainable energy program. His whole approach is thinking beyond the box. Something he said always stuck with me: You can start an avalanche by moving the right rocks.”– John Harter, Member since 2007
“For decades, RMI has worked with the diverse interests of different stakeholder communities to find common ground and create win-win solutions that leave everyone better off. As a Legacy donor, I feel I can do my very small part in ensuring that RMI has a solid and predictable foundation to support its long-term goals and strategies.”– Chuck Sieloff, Member since 2012
“My association with RMI started with hearing Amory during those years. He’s impressed me with his insight and tenacity, and also with the fact that he’s worked around government to foster private partnerships, and even make change with corporations people don’t much care for. I think we shouldn’t write off any potential partnership as long as it moves us toward the goal line.”– Mark Schaffer, Member since 2007
“It’s important for us to support the key institutions in the world. People say, ‘Think global, act local.’ In my striving for that, I find RMI right in the middle of that outward path. They are a vehicle for my impact to be global.”– Liza Loop, Member since 2012