Wood Ducks.
Wood Ducks.
Giving

Planned Giving

Gifts from your estate, charitable gift annuities, and more
Wood Ducks. Photo: Peter Brannon/Audubon Photography Awards
Wood Ducks. Photo: Peter Brannon/Audubon Photography Awards
Giving

Planned Giving

Gifts from your estate, charitable gift annuities, and more

If you share Audubon's values and feel a personal responsibility for conserving our natural world, consider extending your support beyond your lifetime with a planned gift. Leaving a gift to Audubon Rockies in your will or trust, by beneficiary designation, or another form of planned gift can make a lasting difference to our work. Many gifts cost you nothing now, have no minimum contribution, and are not locked indefinitely. 

There are many ways to make a planned gift:

  • Making a gift through your IRA by designating Audubon Rockies as a beneficiary. This strategy may have important tax benefits for your heirs and your estate.  Please see our information sheet for guidance on beneficiary designation.
  • Naming Audubon Rockies as a beneficiary or partial beneficiary of a life insurance policy that has outlasted its original purpose.
  • Naming Audubon Rockies a successor beneficiary for your donor advised fund or the recipient of a portion of the remaining account value.
  • Setting up a charitable gift annuity agreement to provide lifetime income for yourself or members of your family and a gift to Audubon Rockies.
  • Naming Audubon Rockies or one of its programs in your will. Naming Audubon Rockies in your will can be as simple as adding this language: “I bequeath (dollar amount or % of estate) to the National Audubon Society, Inc., a not-for-profit organization, with its principal offices located at 225 Varick Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10014. This gift should support Audubon Rockies programs. Tax ID # 13-1624102.”

Please let us know about your intentions by filling out our Legacy Confirmation Form so that we may honor your wishes to the best of our ability and recognize your support through our Grinnell Legacy Society.

To ensure that your gift is dedicated to Audubon Rockies, simply specify in your estate plans that your gift is intended for Audubon Rockies, a program of The National Audubon Society. Tax ID # 13-1624102. For more information, contact John at jklosterprew@audubon.org or 970-416-6931.

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