Planned Giving Testimonials

David Harrison and Joyce Millen

Steve and Britt ThalWhen we started to discuss estate planning, we decided that, after putting aside an adequate amount for our eight-year-old daughter, the rest should go toward the things we care about most deeply. We get a great deal of pleasure from watching birds, and have been fortunate to be able to travel and see amazing birds around the world. We realized there would be no more fitting legacy than helping to protect the wonderful diversity of bird life that has given us so much pleasure. American Bird Conservancy is a natural fit for this aim, as it is dedicated to tackling the full spectrum of threats to birds in the Americas. We like ABC’s science-based, collaborative approach, using both hands-on conservation projects and advocacy. Every year ABC accomplishes an amazing amount, from purchasing the last remaining habitat for some of the rarest birds to advancing legislation to address widespread threats to our common, everyday birds. We know that money given to ABC will be used effectively and ensure that future generations will also be able to experience the joy of seeing beautiful birds in the wild.

 

 

David Harrison and Joyce Millen




Kathleen Burger and Glen Gerada

We are involved in birding both in our local community and internationally. In developing our estate plans, we believed it was important to give back, not just to specific people in our families, but also as a lasting gift to ideas we are passionate about. For us that means a commitment to preserve and protect bird species and their habitat, which in a larger sense protects the vital ecosystems we all depend on.

American Bird Conservancy is included in our estate plan because:


ABC focuses like a laser on critical birds and habitat, such as preserving summer and wintering grounds for the Cerulean Warbler;


ABC adresses "big issues" critical to birds, such as wind towers and lead in hunting ammunition; through the Bird Conservation Alliance, ABC brings together diverse environmental groups to work as partners for the benefit of birds;


Finally, we have had the opportunity to meet and to bird with many of the ABC staff. They have invariably impressed us with the passion and extreme work ethic they bring to their efforts.


ABC is a nimble, results-oriented group which has earned our respect and our financial support.

Kathleen Burger and Glen Gerada

 

 


Steve and Britt Thal

Steve and Britt ThalBritt and I have been long-term supporters of ABC. We have always admired how ABC focuses on creatively solving the most pressing bird conservation issues throughout the Americas. We believe ABC provides the best insurance that birds will continue to bring pleasure to those who value their company.

 

In these difficult economic times, we were looking for ways to continue to support ABC’s programs. What better way to accomplish this than by including ABC in our will? It is a wonderful way for people like us, with a fixed income, to give to an organization that so reliably delivers conservation results for birds.

 

We hope that others will join us in helping support ABC in perpetuity.

 

 



Steve and Britt Thal
Marin County, California

 


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