Leave a Legacy

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Thinking of the future? There are many ways to protect the birds you love for generations to come.

Include New York City Audubon in your Will or Irrevocable Trust. Specify “New York City Audubon Society, 71 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10010” as a beneficiary. You can change your bequest or designation at any time.

Name “New York City Audubon” as a residual beneficiary, or co-beneficiary, in your Retirement Account, Bank Account, or Insurance Policy. It’s very easy! Many times it can be done online. Retirement plans include IRAs, 401(k) plans, profit-sharing plans, Keogh plans, and 403(b) plans.

Have payments from your Retirement Account made directly to New York City Audubon. You must be 70½ or older. Payments made this way are not included in your gross income.

The tax benefits these options can be very attractive, too! Be sure to speak with your financial advisor about them.

For more information about including NYC Audubon in your estate plans, please call Kellye Rosenheim, director of development, at 646-502-9611 or write to her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

If you have already provided for the birds in your will, let us know!

New York City Audubon was honored to receive the following bequests in 2015-16:

Estate of Anne Howat
Estate of Helen Mattin
Estate of Christina J. Norton

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