From special gifts and specific donors, to updates in estate and tax law, to Audubon programs that are benefiting from gifts like yours – we’ll post unique and informative stories here from time to time. Please email us at email@example.com if you would like to see something on a particular topic.
Long-time Audubon leader and scientist Trice Booth left a meaningful bequest to the Seward Park Audubon Center in Seattle, which she helped found. Click here for more information, or contact Shari Kolding to learn more about how a little planning can make a big impact to Audubon’s future.
Grinnell Legacy Society member Dorothy Blair worked with Audubon to establish a trust in her name. Decades later, more than 100,000 annual visitors experience Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary and the Blair Audubon Visitors Center thanks to her generosity. Click here for more information, or contact Shari Kolding to learn more about giving through a charitable trust.
In 1904, New York insurance executive Albert Willcox established a planned gift to help Audubon chapters launch Audubon as a national organization. His gifts funded our earliest conservation projects and the crusade against plume hunters. 117 years later, look at the impact that single act of generosity has made. Contact Shari Kolding to learn more about making a gift from your will or retirement account.
In a year like no other, our conservation leaders, bird advocates, college students, ambassadors, volunteers, and scientists accomplished amazing things. Take a look at our top bird wins in 2020, made possible by the support of our Grinnell Legacy Society members. Contact Shari Kolding to learn more about making a gift from your will or retirement account.
Audubon’s work in western states led to 8 water policy wins before many legislative sessions ended early due to the coronavirus. This is just one of many vital programs supported by estate gifts and Grinnell Legacy Society members. Click here to read more about our work with water in the West, or contact Shari Kolding to learn more about making a gift from your will or retirement account.
Audubon magazine recently featured a cousin of our Grinnell Legacy Society’s namesake and his significant contributions to conservation science. Please contact Shari Kolding to learn more about how you can help protect birds and Audubon’s important work for generations to come.
Congress recently passed new legislation that affects everyone with a retirement plan – and their loved ones. It’s mostly good news, and this article from Fidelity gives a full explanation. Please contact Shari Kolding with questions or for more discussion on how the SECURE Act may impact you.
Even small gifts left through a retirement plan, will, or living trust can make a big difference in our work protecting birds and the places they need. Click here to see summer nest cams of Osprey, Puffins, and more -- a wonderful display of how we transform donor generosity into a hopeful future for birds.
Grinnell Legacy Society members Douglas and Nancy Chang have established a special fund to support conservation and education in Nevada. Grants from the fund will help Audubon chapters build capacity and conduct conservation and education projects.
Dr. Lillian Annette Rowe’s bequest to Audubon in the 1970s made possible the purchase of the first 750 acres on the Platte River for migrating cranes. Today, the Lillian Annette Rowe Bird Sanctuary in Gibbon, Nebraska is known worldwide, and subsequent bequests continue to expand our work.
Fingold was a charismatic self-made businessman and a passionate supporter of environmental and social causes.
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