Planned Giving … Leave a Legacy
Educate Generations – Protect Birds & Habitats Include Denver Audubon in Your Will and Other Gift Planning Options“We chose is the A Denver Audubon because of the work the organization does, their efficient use of funds and resources, and our desire to help preserve our natural environment. We are not wealthy but we know that every gift has an impact and it’s so easy to leave a planned gift through your will or simply putting Denver Audubon in your life insurance policy.” – Denver Audubon Legacy Society Member The Denver Audubon Legacy Society provides lifetime recognition to donors who have included Denver Audubon in their estate plan. All you need to do is let us know your plan is in place and you have no objection to being publicly listed on the Denver Audubon Legacy Society honor roll. It also allows us to thank you properly for your generosity during your lifetime, letting you personally see the benefits of your long term “charitable investment” in our mission.
Ways to Give Back
- Bequest by Will: You can make a charitable gift by designating a percentage or a specific dollar amount of your estate. This type of gift qualifies for the charitable estate tax deduction.
- Beneficiary Designations Many financial accounts, CDs, mutual funds, annuities and life insurance policies allow you to make a charitable gift using beneficiary designations.
- Appreciated Property: Gifts of stocks, bonds, mutual funds and real property qualify for a charitable income tax deduction, avoid capital gains taxes and reduce potential estate taxes.
- Retirement Plans: You can make a charitable gift using the beneficiary designation of your IRA, 401(K) or other retirement plan. This type of gift avoids estate and income taxation on the assets accumulated tax-free during your lifetime.
- Gifts of Life Insurance: Life insurance offers flexible ways to make a charitable gift of an existing or new policy.
- Gifts that Provide Income: You can make a gift now, get immediate tax benefits, ensure that you or a loved one receives income payments for life and make a future charitable gift.
Please Let Us Know We often receive bequests from people whom we have never had the opportunity to thank. If you include Denver Audubon in your estate plans, please let us know. We value the opportunity to express our gratitude in person to let you know that your gift is greatly appreciated now and for future generations of people and birds to come. Those people who have notified us of their intention to make a bequest to Denver Audubon are invited to our Legacy Society. Download the Form to Let Us Know
Sample Bequest LanguagePercentage of Estate: I give Denver Audubon, 9308 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Littleton, CO 80128 ________% of my estate to be used in such a manner as the Board of Directors of Denver Audubon shall, in its sole discretion, determine. Fixed Amount I give Denver Audubon, 9308 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Littleton, CO 80128, the sum of $________ to be used in such a manner as the Board of Directors of Denver Audubon shall, in its sole discretion, determine. Residue of Estate (after probate costs and other expenses) I give to Denver Audubon, 9308 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Littleton, CO 80128, __________ % of the rest and residue of my estate to be used in such a manner as the Board of Directors of Denver Audubon shall, in its sole discretion, determine.
“Being a member of the Denver Audubon Legacy Society makes sense. There are a variety of ways that work both for me and Denver Audubon. I strongly encourage you to join me and consider insuring Denver Audubon’s future financial soundness. Perhaps, given we’re a bird centric organization, maybe it’s better to say let’s all look ahead and plan how we can help add more of those legacy eggs to Denver Audubon’s proverbial nest.” – Denver Audubon Legacy Society Member
Legacy Society Members Hugh & Urling Kingery, Michele Ostrander & Sofia Aguilar, Karl Brummert, Anonymous (1)