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Legacy Giving: The Sylvia Siegel Legacy Circle

Leave a lasting gift of consumer protection that will help insure affordability and accountability for the families of the future.

When Sylvia Siegel sat down at her kitchen table and formed TURN, she left a lasting gift not only for her children and grandchildren, but yours as well. TURN continues to build on the foundation Sylvia left, expanding our impact and our focus to face new challenges.

As long as the utility companies’ bottom line is profit, TURN will be needed to advocate for consumers’ rights.

We invite you to invest in TURN’s future by remembering TURN in your estate plan.

Leave a lasting gift of consumer protection that will help insure affordability and accountability for the families of the future.

Donors who give special gifts by remembering TURN in their estate plans become members of the Sylvia Siegel Legacy Circle.

We'll acknowledge your commitment through membership in the Sylvia Siegel Legacy Circle. We recognize Legacy Circle members in several ways:

  • You will be acknowledged in our annual report and other publications.
  • You will receive preferred seating at TURN events.
  • You will be invited to special events with TURN staff and board, including our annual Consumer Champion Wine & Cheese Reception.

Have you already named TURN in your estate plan? This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

You can use many different types of assets for a legacy gift. We encourage you to work with your professional advisors and our staff to help you determine which type of legacy gift is best for you.

Learn about special ways to make your lasting contribution and continue Sylvia’s gift for future generations.

Gift Through Your Will or Trust


Gifts that Generate Income for You
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Remembering TURN founder Sylvia Siegel

When firebrand Sylvia Siegel discovered that no one was challenging outrageous utility rate increase applications at the California Public Utilities Commission, she stepped up and decided to do the job herself. Siegel founded TURN, originally called Toward Utility Rate Normalization, from her kitchen table in 1973. She taught herself the complex laws and rules that govern utility rates and quickly learned how to use them to the benefit of the public, rather than utility shareholders. Siegel was ably assisted by TURN's first attorney, Mike Florio, who represented TURN for over 30 years before being appointed to the CPUC by Governor Brown in 2011.

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