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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 if you would like to see something on a particular topic.


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.

NOW: Your IRA Gift Counts Double

Now through December 31, Audubon has a powerful matching gift challenge for IRA charitable distributions. Learn more about how to double your impact, or contact Shari Kolding for information.

The Science You Support

Bequests and other legacy gifts support Audubon’s climate science and migration studies. Click here for our recent report and steps you can take to mitigate climate change. Contact Shari Kolding with questions about the Grinnell Legacy Society.

A New Tool for Easier Planning

We are thrilled to announce a new partnership with FreeWill – a free member benefit that makes it easier than ever to leave a gift to Audubon in your estate plan. Click here for more information, or contact Shari Kolding to learn more about giving through a charitable trust.

Puffin - Photo Credit: Jim Pickrells

Photo credit: Jim Pickrell

Every Gift Changes These Birds’ Futures

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.

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Silver State Wings Conservation Fund advances programs in Nevada

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.

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contact Shari Kolding with questions.

Photo credit: Larry Lynch/Audubon Photography Awards

Photo credit: Larry Lynch/Audubon Photography Awards

Legacy Gifts Help Protect Sandhill Cranes

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.

Read more about Rowe Sanctuary.

Click here to view our crane-cam live feed.

Solomon Fingold leaves generous bequest to Audubon California

Fingold was a charismatic self-made businessman and a passionate supporter of environmental and social causes.

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