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Ways to Give 

Current Donations

A current gift helps us act now; to improve our outreach, conservation and education efforts, and to protect more of the fast-disappearing tallgrass prairie.

  • General Donations - Click Donate Online, or make checks payable to Wachiska Audubon Society and mail to: 

Wachiska Audubon Society

4547 Calvert St, Ste 10

Lincoln, NE  68506

  • Memorials – Remember a loved one or commemorate a milestone event with a gift to Wachiska Audubon Society in that person’s name.

  • IRA Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) can be given directly to Wachiska and the donor avoids taxes on that distribution. 

  • Donate Securities – Gifting stocks, bonds, or mutual funds to Wachiska Audubon Society not only helps our chapter, it may provide significant financial benefits to you and your family by reducing capital gains, estate, or income taxes.

  • Charitable IRA Rollover – Individuals 70.5 and older can transfer up to $100,000 of IRA assets to Wachiska Audubon Society tax free.

  • Charitable Gift Annuity – You can receive a guaranteed lifetime income payment in return for a transfer of cash, stock, or real estate to Wachiska.

  • Employer Matching Programs – Many employers offer charitable giving matching programs to their employees. T If your employer offers a matching program, your donation to Wachiska Audubon Society could be multiplied by your employer. Check with your employer’s Human Resources Department to see if they have a charitable giving matching program in place.

Your Donation is Tax Deductible

Wachiska Audubon Society was chartered in 1973 as an independent chapter of the National Audubon Society.

Wachiska is a qualified 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization, TIN 51-0229888. 

More Ways to Give

A Donation from your Estate

A gift from your estate will support Wachiska Audubon Society’s work in the future and secure your legacy of supporting environmental conservation during and beyond your lifetime. If you would like to help in this way, there are many ways to do so:

  • Bequest – Name Wachiska Audubon Society in your will or trust.

  • IRA or Life Insurance – Designate Wachiska Audubon Society as a full or partial beneficiary (or contingent beneficiary) on any IRA, retirement, or life insurance plan.

  • Life Estate with Remainder Interest – You can give future interest in an asset (example, a home) to Wachiska Audubon Society, while retaining the right to use that asset for your lifetime.

  • Charitable Remainder Trust – Establish a trust that provides income, during or after your lifetime, to the beneficiary of your choice (may be yourself), and the remaining value of the trust goes to Wachiska Audubon Society.

If you include Wachiska Audubon Society in your estate plan, we hope you will contact us, so we can thank you and honor your wishes appropriately.

For More Information

Wachiska works closely with the Lincoln Community Foundation and Nebraska Community Foundation.

Contact us, one of these foundations, or your attorney for more information on these and other types of charitable gifts. 

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