Leave a Legacy Through a Planned Gift

Make a planned gift to Bird Conservancy of the Rockies and create a personal legacy that will benefit the birds, people and land of the Rocky Mountains, Great Plains, Mexico and beyond! There are simple ways you can include Bird Conservancy of the Rockies in your estate plan that won’t affect your budget today and still ensure you and your loved ones are cared for beyond your lifetime.

Since 1988, the Bird Conservancy has made lasting contributions toward conserving birds and their habitats. With a planned gift, you ensure that we will continue to make a lasting difference for bird and habitat conservation after your lifetime. By creating a legacy through your will or naming the Bird Conservancy as a beneficiary, you will know that you are contributing to a healthy world for future generations.

Join Our Golden Eagle Society

Have you included Bird Conservancy of the Rockies with a gift in your estate plan? If so, please let us know so we can welcome you as a member of the Golden Eagle Society. We would be honored to recognize your demonstration of faith in our mission and lasting legacy in support of bird conservation.

As a Golden Eagle Society member, you will receive invitations to special outings and activities, regular updates about our work, and more.

Benefits of a Planned Gift

  • It costs you nothing during your lifetime.
  • You reduce your estate taxes.
  • You maximize the value of your charitable giving.
  • You support vital programs that will conserve birds and their habitats beyond your lifetime.

How to Make a Gift

It’s easy to make a lasting contribution to bird and habitat conservation through a planned gift. To include Bird Conservancy in your will or estate plan, use language similar to the following (note that our legal name is Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory):

I give, devise, and bequeath the sum of $____ [or __ percent of my residual estate] to DBA Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (Federal tax ID number 84-1079882), a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization located at P.O. Box 1232, Brighton, CO 80601, for its general use and purposes.

You can also name Bird Conservancy of the Rockies as a beneficiary of your IRA, 401(k), pension or life insurance.

Effective in 2015, the IRA Charitable Rollover allows taxpayers age 70½ or older to transfer up to $100,000 annually from their IRA accounts directly to charity without first having to recognize the distribution as income.

Contact Us for Assistance

For more information about the Golden Eagle Society, contact:
Kelli Hirsch, Development Manager via e-mail or phone: (303) 659-4348 ext. 12

Bird Conservancy has the utmost respect for your privacy, and we will treat your wishes accordingly.

The information above is not intended to be legal or tax advice. It is always advisable to consult with a qualified estate planning attorney when drafting your will to ensure it reflects your personal circumstances and your wishes for family and Bird Conservancy of the Rockies. If you already have a will, your attorney can help prepare a codicil to amend it.

For more information:
Kelli Hirsch
Development Manager
(303) 659-4348 ext. 12
[email protected]

Photo Credit:
Rebecca Riedner