Madison Audubon Sanctuaries Fund

Planning for the future in Wisconsin involves making sure the necessary resources are available to care for the things we cherish. Thanks to the generosity of Madison Audubon members and donors, the board of directors was able to establish the Madison Audubon Sanctuaries Fund, to be administered by the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin as part of their Wisconsin Conservation Endowment. As this endowment grows, it will help us fulfill our long-term commitment to the maintenance, expansion, and enhancement of our wildlife sanctuaries that so many native species call home and that so many people enjoy. 

  A white-tailed deer fawn hides in the cover of Faville Grove Sanctuary. Photo by Drew Harry.

A white-tailed deer fawn hides in the cover of Faville Grove Sanctuary. Photo by Drew Harry.

WHAT IS AN ENDOWMENT?

An endowment is a permanent fund that is carefully invested and managed to generate income. This fund provides a perpetual source of reliable income that helps meet its intended purpose.

HOW YOUR GIFT HELPS

The Madison Audubon Sanctuaries Fund is a bit like a "nest egg,” and we need your help to strengthen it. A valuable feature of the fund is that your gifts are permanent. That is, once your money is placed in the endowment, only the investment income from the contribution is used to support Madison Audubon's wildlife sanctuaries. Therefore, your original gift is never depleted, but continues to give, over and over again, year after year. This constant source of funding will help sustain Madison Audubon's mission into the future.

    How you can give

    Donations to the Madison Audubon Sanctuaries Fund can be done in two ways. Contributions are tax-deductible.

    1. Donations to can be made directly to Madison Audubon through the mail or online. Make sure to notify us that the gift is  for the Sanctuaries Fund. We will pass on the gift to the Natural Resources Foundation.
    2. You can skip the middle man and send a gift directly to the Natural Resources Foundation. Contributions can be made by sending gifts to the Natural Resources Foundation of WI, Attn: Madison Audubon Sanctuaries Fund, PO Box 2317, Madison, WI 53701 or by donating online at www.wisconservation.org/Donate.
      A Northern Harrier plans its next move. Photo by Phil Brown.

    A Northern Harrier plans its next move. Photo by Phil Brown.

    If you would like to donate a gift of stock, please provide the following information to your broker or financial adviser:

    Institutional Trust Administrator: TIAA, FSB
    DTC Eligible Securities
    DTC Participant Number: 2039
    Agent Internal Account #: 11129-C
    Interested Party A/C #: Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin 882292401
    Gift Purpose: Madison Audubon Sanctuaries Fund


    The Madison Audubon Sanctuaries Fund will also grow through the naming of the fund in one's estate plans. Consider leaving a legacy gift behind by including the fund in your will. To leave a bequest to the Fund, simply incorporate the following language in your estate plans:

    "I give [describe the gift] to the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin (federal tax id #39-1572034), a nonprofit corporation organized and existing under the laws of Wisconsin and with a principal mailing address of PO Box 2317, Madison, WI, 53701. This gift shall be designated to the Madison Audubon Sanctuaries Fund."
     

    questions?

    Feel free to contact Matt Reetz, Madison Audubon executive director, by phone (608-255-2473) or email (mreetz@madisonaudubon.org) to learn more about our Sanctuaries Fund or to find out how you can help it grow. You may also contact the Natural Resources Foundation toll free at 866-264-4096, email info@wisconservation.org or visit the Wisconsin Conservation Endowment page online. 


    Banner photo: Otsego Marsh, a sanctuary owned and operated by Madison Audubon, is swathed  in sunlight and wood geranium. Photo by Mark Martin