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Join the Legacy Circle


The Olympic Club Foundation's Legacy Circle was formed to recognize and thank those who have included the Foundation in their estate plans through a bequest or other type of planned gift.

The Foundation is very grateful for their support which strengthens our Foundation and ensures our continued support for sports programs for young athletes, many of whom are growing up in challenging circumstances.

When you step forward, others are encouraged to do the same.

To make a planned gift, please complete the attached form and mail it to: The Olympic Club Foundation, 524 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94102.

When you notify us of your gift, you automatially become a member of the Legacy Circle. You will receive a Legacy Circle pin and be invited to join other members at an exclusive, annual event for planned giving donors.

In addition, unless you prefer to remain anonymous, you will be recognized in publications, on our donor recognition plaque, and on our website,

Thank you for considering the Olympic Club Foundation in your estate plans. If you have any questions, please contact us at 415-345-5230 or e-mail



"I have served the Olympic Club on at least one committee every year since 1980 but the most rewarding experience, bar none, is the work I experience every year being done by the Olympic Club Foundation.
I have always believed that one of the most important attributes a young person can have growing up is CONFIDENCE in their self worth. One of the values that the Olympic Club Foundation provides to the underprivileged youth in the Bay Area is funding to support athletic programs that support those youths and helps build that confidence and self-esteem that will lead to productive lives in the future.
The combination of poverty and limited access to outdoor physical activity is detrimental to the health and well being of children and youth residing in lower-income neighborhoods.
My wife Mary and I have provided a bequest to the Foundation's endowment fund through our Estate Plan and I would encourage all Olympians to join us in this endeavor to provide much needed funding for those less fortunate youth in the Bay Area."


"I was fortunate to be one of the first women to join the Olympic Club in 1992 and become part of this great sports tradition. I met Dick Bechelli soon after. We shared the dream of helping young athletes and I quickly became involved in the Olympic Club Foundation -- initially in its fundraising efforts and then as a member of the Board. Sports was an integral part of my life, and I recognized that as Olympians we could make an important difference in the community, changing young lives for the better by supporting the Foundation. I see the good we are doing for Bay Area youth and know the importance of continuing this Olympic tradition. We are protecting the future. I joined the Legacy Circle so that I could help assure that these great programs will continue. I hope you will join me."


"As a member of the Olympic Club since joining as a "Junior Merit Member" in 1967, I have flourished as a person and have enjoyed a growth in my ability to play golf, which has been a big part of my life. In my many years as an Olympic Club member, I have had some special occaisions including winning the Junior Club Championship, The Club Championship, being elected to the Hall of Fame and volunteering for several national golf championships and gained many lifelong friends.
With all that said, in my years as a Board Member and committee volunteer of The Olympic Club Foundation, I have gained an undersatnding of and admiration for what the Foundation and The Olympic Club have done to impact youth athletics in the San Francisco Bay Area and surrounding counties. I'm proud to have been a member of the Club's investment/endowment committee in the early 1990s when the Olympic Club Foundation was started
My time has been incredibly rewarding. As a next step I have elected to become part of the Legacy Circle and pledge a donation to the Foundation in my family trust. As an advocate for junior golf and youth athletics, I feel it is important to give back, and in my case there were organizations and individuals that gave me opportunities to succeed. As I like to say 'I'm not even done yet'"