Planned Giving

Exhibits, education, programs, nature and people all benefit from your generous support. Countless students, families and individuals travel Audubon Community Nature Center’s trails to learn, enjoy, and share in the experience. Will you help Audubon provide community and discovery for future generations by supporting the Natural Giving Legacy?
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.*

Please contact ACNC Executive Director, Leigh Rovegno by email ( or phone (716) 569-2345 to further discuss these options.

Neither Jamestown Audubon Society, nor its employees and volunteers are experts on taxes or estate planning.Please consult experts. ACNC has a list of estate planners who have identified themselves to the local community foundations.


Audubon Community Nature Center
1600 Riverside Road
Jamestown, NY 14701

(716) 569-2345

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Hours and Admission

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


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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.

Bob and Kathy Frucella
Carnahan-Jackson Foundation

Chautauqua Region Community Foundation
Holmberg Foundation
Hultquist Foundation
Jessie Smith Darrah Fund

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

The Boocha Family
Bush Industries Inc.
Chautauqua Lake and Watershed Management Alliance

Hal and Mary Conarro
Jan Simons Boyle