Ways to Help

Make a Planned Gift

Consider extending your support of Audubon beyond your lifetime.
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Ways to Help

Make a Planned Gift

Consider extending your support of Audubon beyond your lifetime.

What Will Your Legacy Be?
Have you considered making a bequest to support the causes that you have cared about throughout your lifetime? If you share Audubon's values and feel a personal responsibility for stewarding our natural world, please consider extending your support beyond your lifetime by including Audubon New York in your plans with a legacy gift.

To ensure that your gift is dedicated to Audubon New York, simply specify in your estate plans that your gift is intended for Audubon New York, a state program of The National Audubon Society. Tax ID # 13-1624102

There are many ways to make a legacy gift, including:

  • Making a gift through your IRA by designating Audubon New York 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 New York as a beneficiary or partial beneficiary of a life insurance policy that has outlasted its original purpose.
  • Naming Audubon New York 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 New York. Please see our brochure for more information about this option.
  • Naming Audubon New York or one of its programs in your will.

Naming Audubon New York 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 programs in New York (or, name a specific Audubon New York center or program). 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.

Contact us for additional information or for assistance in determining which type of gift may be right for you.

Jocelyn Anderson, Audubon New York Development Manager - 212-979-3058 or jocelyn.anderson@audubon.org

Audubon Office of Gift Planning - 212-979-3033 or plannedgifts@audubon.org

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