Blue Heron Legacy Society

Audubon’s vision is made stronger through long-term commitments made by ACNC members, donors, and friends; those who wish their legacies to be a part of a thriving, educational, nature-based organization. Commitments can include giving gifts of stocks, donations made from donor advised funds, bequests, and IRA charitable giving.


What will your legacy be? How will you leave your mark on the world?

Acknowledgement Form

Current and interested Blue Heron Legacy Society Members met at ACNC for an exclusive event on October 17, 2021. 

Including ACNC In Your Will
This is what most people think of when they think of estate planning. In a will, you can leave a specific dollar amount or you can leave a percentage of your estate. If you already have a will, there is no need to rewrite it; a simple codicil may suffice.*
Charitable Gift Annuity
Some people are looking for the security of a fixed income from their investments for their lifetime. This is the purpose of a Charitable Gift Annuity. When the owners of the annuity pass, any remaining amount in the fund benefits the designated non-profit. There is also a tax benefit in setting up the fund. The Chautauqua Region Community Foundation can provide this opportunity through the Jamestown Audubon Society Fund.
Individual Retirement Account or Insurance Beneficiary
One of the easiest ways to include ACNC in your estate plans is by listing them as a beneficiary. You may do this by filling out a simple form provided by your insurance company or IRA provider. This may provide tax benefits to your estate and to its beneficiaries.*

To become part of Audubon’s Blue Heron Legacy Society, please contact ACNC Executive Director, Leigh Rovegno by email ( or phone (716) 569-2345.

Neither Audubon Community Nature Center, nor its employees and volunteers are experts on taxes or estate planning. ACNC has a list of professional estate planners available for your consultation. 


Audubon Community Nature Center
1600 Riverside Road
Jamestown, NY 14701

(716) 569-2345

Click here for directions

Hours and Admission

Nature Center Hours:

Monday - Saturday
10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

1:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Building Admission:

Members - Free
Non-member Adult (ages 16+) - $6
Non-member Child (ages 3 - 15) - $2
Children ages 2 and under - Free
Maximum cost for a Family - $15
Free admission to the Nature Center for SNAP/EBT cardholders.
Free admission for all on Sundays

Grounds and Outdoor Exhibits:

Open daily, year round from dawn to dusk free of charge

Click here for holiday closings

Thank you, Community Partners

Audubon Community Partners make a significant financial contribution each year because they believe that every child deserves the opportunity to have a real and healthy connection to nature.

Bruce and Juline Battler

Carnahan-Jackson Foundation

Chautauqua Region Community Foundation

Donna and Mark Hampton

Holmberg Foundation

Hultquist Foundation

Jessie Smith Darrah Fund

The Lenna Foundation

The Ralph C. Sheldon Foundation


Hal and Mary Conarro

Cummins Jamestown Engine Plant

Kravitz Tree Service

Doug and Lamae McCullor

National Fuel Gas Company

Weinberg Financial Group

Curt and Susie Westrom