Buffalo Audubon Society

Legacy Giving

Visionaries look past the here and now to shape the future - Your bequest or planned gift will help Buffalo Audubon make a lasting impact in protecting wildlife and habitat, while building your conservation legacy.

The Legacy Society recognizes individuals who have made a bequest or other estate plan to benefit the Buffalo Audubon Society and who have let us know of their intent. If you have made such a gift and would like to be recognized or if you would like information about how to make such a gift, please contact Executive Director Loren Smith at (585) 457-3228 or smith@buffaloaudubon.org.

Gifts from your Estate - Bequests to consider

Specific, Residuary and Contingent Bequests - Name Buffalo Audubon as a beneficiary of your will or trust, to receive a specific gift from your estate; to receive all or a portion of the residue of your estate, or to be the contingent beneficiary.

Retirement Accounts and Pension Plans - Name Buffalo Audubon as the beneficiary of your retirement account and gain tax incentives.

Real Estate - Donate real estate or land holdings to Buffalo Audubon. Your donation might be a priority natural area intended for protection or real estate intended for sale. If you are considering a gift of real estate, please talk with us first to assure that your gift fits within our conservation strategies.

Insurance - Name Buffalo Audubon as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy and receive immediate tax advantages. A bequest of insurance enables you to assure a large future gift at a small cost now.

Please consult with your financial planner and attorney to assure you receive the best financial advantages and that your intentions are carried out fully.

The Buffalo Audubon Society should be legally designated in your documents as: "The Buffalo Audubon Society, Inc., a nonprofit corporation (Tax ID # 16-6088768) with current headquarters address of 1610 Welch Road, North Java NY 14113."

We value the opportunity to express our gratitude in person to let know that your gift is greatly appreciated now and for future generations of people and wildlife to come. You will be invited to join our Legacy Society where as a member, you will be invited to special events and activities - a way to keep you connected to the legacy that you have planned for us.

If you wish to remain anonymous, we will respect your preference.

We would be glad to discuss any planned giving option with you - in confidence and without obligation.

Please contact:
Loren Smith
Executive Director
(585) 457-3228, x11