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?

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 (lrovegno@auduboncnc.org) 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. 

Address

Audubon Community Nature Center
1600 Riverside Road
Jamestown, NY 14701

(716) 569-2345
info@auduboncnc.org

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Hours and Admission

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

Sunday
Closed

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Admission
Temporarily by donation

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.

Curt and Susie Westrom

Bob and Kathy Frucella
Carnahan-Jackson Foundation

Chautauqua Region Community Foundation
Holmberg Foundation
Jessie Smith Darrah Fund

Lenna Foundation
Ralph C. Sheldon Foundation
Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation