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Gifts, Bequests & Endowments

Make an investment in Audubon New Mexico today and commit to the long-term health and sustainability of our conservation and education programs.
Great Egret in breeding plumage, Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge. Photo: Pat Gaines
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Gifts, Bequests & Endowments

Make an investment in Audubon New Mexico today and commit to the long-term health and sustainability of our conservation and education programs.

Invest in the next generation of environmental stewards empowered by our curriculum.  Invest in New Mexico's grasslands, forests and rivers that are protected and restored by our science-based conservation programs. Invest in strengthening our communities and economy through Audubon advocacy and engagement.

Gifts

The IRA Charitable Rollover enables individuals age 70 ½ and older to make income tax-free outright gifts up to $100,000 total from IRAs to charities. This legislation does not have an expiration date!

  • Benefit Audubon New Mexico's work in a meaningful way today!
  • Meet your Minimum Required Distribution (MRD)
  • Pay no income tax on the amount withdrawn for your gift
  • Give above your  deductible limit of 50% of adjusted gross income

Please consult your professional advisor regarding the tax consequences of any prospective gift. The gift must come directly to Audubon from your IRA account administrator in the form of a check.

For more information about making a gift from your IRA or about other ways to support Audubon New Mexico with a planned gift, please contact Maryam Miller, Deputy Director, or call (505) 983-4609, ext. 24.

Bequests
A gift through your will can be transformational. Your gift is made only with the money that is left after your lifetime needs have been met. Please consider putting aside a set gift or a percentage of your estate for Audubon New Mexico. Percentage bequests are particularly convenient because you will not know the total value of your estate in advance. By using a percentage, the dollar amounts will automatically adjust to the size of your estate.

Endowments
Create your legacy with Audubon New Mexico. To ensure the long-term success of Audubon’s conservation and education work in New Mexico, we welcome gifts to existing endowments or we will assist you in establishing a new endowment. 

  • The M.A. Healy Environmental Education Endowment to benefit Audubon's education programs in New Mexico.
  • The David J. Henderson Conservation and Education Endowment, in recognition of his 25 years of dedication and achievement for Audubon New Mexico.
  • The Jervis Endowment for Conservation to benefit Audubon's work in New Mexico.
  • The Zimmerman Wildlife Conservation Endowment was established by Dale to honor his recently passed wife, Marian. 
  • The Tom Wootten Memorial Fund, created by his wife, Eleanor, with the support of his family, in honor of her late husband’s love for southern New Mexico

Please contact Maryam Miller, Deputy Director, at (505) 983-4609 ext. 24, if you have any questions about contributing to an established fund, or if you would like to set up a new fund for yourself or a loved one.  If you would like to send a check, please make payable to Audubon New Mexico and note which endowment you'd like to contribute to:

Audubon New Mexico
PO Box 9314
Santa Fe, NM 87504

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