American Bird Conservancy’s Planned Giving

The Future for Birds


American Bird Conservancy (ABC) is the only U.S. based not for profit organization focusing solely on the conservation of wild birds and their habitats in the Americas. For ABC to help our partners remain strong, keep reserves thriving, and continue to develop cutting-edge conservation projects, we need long-term support.


You can play an important role in the future of bird conservation by including ABC in your estate plans. A bequest may be for a specific amount or percentage of your estate. It may be made for a specific purpose or be left unrestricted to allow ABC to direct funds to where need is greatest. And a bequest may be advantageous to your family by reducing estate taxes. If you haven't already made a bequest to American Bird Conservancy, won't you consider one now?


Ways to Plan


Without action, the future for many bird species is at risk. You can ensure direct conservation results for years to come through your bequest to ABC. There are several ways to make a planned gift through your will, retirement plan, trust, or life insurance policy. By combining charitable giving with long-term financial planning, you may be able to give more to conservation than you thought possible, while still providing youor someone you designate, with favorable financial and/or tax benefits. We recommend that you consult with your tax advisor when making these plans.


ABC's Legacy Circle


Baltimore Oriole by Greg Lavaty
Baltimore Oriole by Greg Lavaty

A growing number of our members have made a vital commitment to birds by naming ABC as a beneficiary of their wills, trusts, retirement plans, or insurance policies. When you inform us that you have made a bequest to ABC, we will be honored to welcome you to our Legacy Circle. ABC's Legacy Circle is composed of core supporters with a vision for the future of bird conservation in the Americas.



For planned gifts of $10,000 or more, ABC Legacy Circle members receive lifetime membership in ABC with a subscription to Bird Conservation magazine and Bird Calls newsletter. Legacy Circle members also receive the year-end report made by the president of ABC to the Board of Directors.

Your bequest will ensure that ABC will remain a champion for wild birds in the Americas for generations to come. As a symbol of gratitude for a gift and hope for securing the future of birds, Legacy Circle members receive ABC's enamel hummingbird lapel pin.




More Information


Download our Legacy Circle Brochure


Read how one such gift has left an enduring mark on bird conservation


Read testimonials from ABC Legacy Circle members



If you would like more information, please contact us at (540) 253-5780 or .


If you have already made a planned gift to ABC, please let us know.