Building A Climate Legacy - Greyson Morrow

Average Rating:
Greyson Morrow is a volunteer, legacy donor, and longtime supporter of Citizens’ Climate. As a single guy who lives modestly in a comfortable home he purchased for $5,500, and whose most expensive passion is his bicycle, he says, “I decided the most satisfying thing I could do with my saved money was fund the Citizens’ Climate effort.”

e17dd494f14e185c2aea64f35812b309-huge-gr In his life, Greyson has been blessed by caring parents, an appointment to the Air Force Academy, 24 years of military service, a helicopter flying career, and profound exposure to the beauty and complexity of nature—all of which have helped shaped his philanthropic journey. Greyson explains that deep gratitude drove his decision to make a legacy gift and give back. He says, “Funding Citizens’ Climate is a way to help save our kids’ future. For me, it is also a way of showing gratitude for what I have been given.”

He became interested in environmentalism in the 70s, initially getting involved with the Sierra Club and the Nature Conservancy. Climate has become his core passion, and he sees it as the underlying issue that affects all others. “To not take a stand on climate change is really just a disservice to us all,” he explains.

Greyson first became involved with CCL in 2014 and has attended two Citizens’ Climate International Conferences in Washington, D.C. “I’m impressed with CCL’s professionalism, positive approach, and dedication to the democratic process,” he explains. Plus, he’s on board with CCL’s climate policy. “It is CCL’s Carbon Fee and Dividend solution that is our best means to turn things around. We need to raise public awareness, but we also need to educate members of Congress. Since I do not have the skills needed to be a full-time lobbyist or part of the national lobbying team, I decided I would reach into my pocket to help fund CCL staff who provide essential support to our volunteers.”

We are so grateful for Greyson’s generous support and that of our other legacy members. Legacy giving is a powerful and meaningful way to generate long-lasting impact for the causes and organizations that have been most important to you during your lifetime. Planned giving can also be financially advantageous, as certain types provide current cash flow or tax savings.

Legacy gifts can include bequests and beneficiary designations, both of which can help you achieve your personal and philanthropic goals.
  • Bequests: Bequests include gifts of cash or other various assets made through your estate plan, which maximize tax benefits. This form of planned giving can provide estate tax deductions while also supporting the organizations that you care about. Legacy gifts are typically made through a will, charitable trust, or other legal structure.
  • Beneficiary designations: Some assets do not pass according to your will or trust, but instead to the person or organization you name in a beneficiary designation. Two of the most common types of beneficiary designations are life insurance and retirement assets.
By joining the Citizens’ Climate Legacy Club, you create a lasting legacy through your commitment to reducing carbon emissions and advancing the transition to a clean energy economy. Legacy giving is extremely important for organizations like CCE/CCL, and even relatively small gifts can be game-changers for our work.
Posted by Topher Anderson on Jun 22, 2021 4:40 AM America/Los_Angeles

Share this


Recent Posts

By Tony Sirna , CCL Strategy Director CCL is hosting its first nationwide phone banking effort to mobilize supporters to make emails and calls to the Senate asking for a price on carbon in the budget reconciliation bill. We've scheduled a series of virtual phone banks where we will be calling CCL supporters across the country, asking them to contact ... more
Posted by Brett Cease on CCL Community Bulletin Aug 1, 2021 5:13 AM PDT
July 21, 2021 Two major newspapers — the Washington Post and the Houston Chronicle — recently published editorials calling on Congress and the Biden administration to include carbon pricing in climate legislation expected to be taken up this year. Citing Europe’s approach and the need to follow their lead, the Post said, “What is clear is that ... more
Posted by Brett Cease on CCL Community Bulletin Aug 1, 2021 5:11 AM PDT
July 21, 2021 This is the big moment we’ve been waiting for to get a price on carbon enacted. Between now and September, decisions will be made about climate solutions moving forward in Congress, and now is the time to make our voices heard. “This is what we were built for,” said Danny Richter, CCL’s VP for Government Affairs. “Our organization was built ... more
Posted by Brett Cease on CCL Community Bulletin Jul 21, 2021 10:21 PM PDT
July 14, 2021 Ever wonder what the world will smell like in the future if climate change continues on its current course? CCL’s Marketing team did, and they’ve just launched a campaign — “Smells Like Climate Change” — to let everyone know it will really stink if we don’t put a price on carbon. With the aim of generating some buzz and initiating ... more
Posted by Brett Cease on CCL Community Bulletin Jul 14, 2021 3:19 PM PDT