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.

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 Legacy Society

If you have already named Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (or Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory) in your estate plan or would like to do so, please let us know. We would love to welcome you to our legacy society. As a 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 the 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 the Bird Conservancy 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

To discuss how your personal interests can be met within the Bird Conservancy’s mission, or ask questions, please contact Tammy VerCauteren, Executive Director, at 970-482-1707 x16.

The 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:
Sonja Macys
Development Director
(970) 819-4260
sonja.macys@birdconservancy.org

Photo Credit:
Rebecca Riedner