Planned Giving / Bequests

Invest in NH Audubon for Tomorrow

Ensure NH Audubon’s mission for generations to come.

“I care a lot about Audubon and its work, and I want it to continue after I’m gone. The best asset I could think of leaving to Audubon is my IRA. Unlike most other estate assets, an IRA, because of the deferral of income tax on the deposited earnings, would be taxable as income to my heirs. By identifying tax exempt Audubon as the recipient on the IRA distribution form, I’ve saved on taxes while helping Audubon, and it’s a very simple process.”
– Arthur Mudge, NHA Trustee

There are various ways individuals can leave money or other assets to a nonprofit or entrust their money to the nonprofit during their lifetimes so that both the donors and the nonprofit benefit. These gifts can also support estate tax and financial goals. You don’t need to be wealthy to consider a planned gift.

Bequests: Most commonly, people simply name the nonprofit as a beneficiary in their will or trust. A will or trust can be modified during the individual’s lifetime if changing circumstances so dictate.

You can name NH Audubon as a beneficiary of an IRA, 401k, 403b, or other qualified gift plan. This simple approach to planned giving may generate significant tax savings for your estate and heirs while supporting NH Audubon and our conservation work. You can also name NH Audubon as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy, with potential estate tax savings for heirs and support for NH Audubon.

Life-Income and other Gifts: For someone who would like to make a lasting gift to a nonprofit but needs income during his/her lifetime, planned giving alternatives such as Charitable Gift Annuities and Charitable Remainder Trusts may be appropriate. There are other tools for legacy gifts as well.