A gift that costs nothing during your lifetime.Greater Yellowlegs. Photo: Brad James/Audubon Photography Awards
Leaving a gift to Audubon 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, there is no minimum contribution, and you are not locked into a decision you make today.
Photo: Barbara Driscoll/Audubon Photography Awards
Photo: Bette Parette/Great Backyard Bird Count
Sandhill Crane with chick.
Photo: Mary Lundberg/Audubon Photography Awards
Photo: Jerry am Ende/Audubon Photography Awards
Great Blue Heron with nestlings.
Photo: Pamela Underhill Karaz/Audubon Photography Awards
Photo: Kelley Luikey/Audubon Photography Awards
Photo: Ray Whitt/Audubon Photography Awards
If you have no spouse and you leave assets in your IRA, 401(k), 403(b), Keogh or other qualified retirement plan when you die, your estate may have to pay combined taxes of up to 70% on those assets before your heirs can receive them!
The problem is "IRD" -- Income in Respect of a Decedent -- and there is a creative charitable solution you may want to consider.
Costa’s Hummingbird. Photo: Belen Schneider/Audubon Photography Awards
Office of Gift Planning
National Audubon Society
225 Varick Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10014