Madison Audubon Sanctuaries Fund

Planning for the future in Wisconsin involves making sure the necessary resources are available to care for the natural resources that 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.

 

What is an Endowment?

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.

An endowment is a permanent fund that is placed in an investment pool where it is managed for long-term growth. The principal value of the fund is preserved, and a percent of the average fund value is distributed annually for the purposes the fund was established to support. Unlike outright gifts, an endowment provides permanent sources of sustainable funding to ensure the long-term support for Madison Audubon. Often these endowment funds grow through the naming of the fund in one's estate plans

We are thrilled to work with such a wonderful and well-respected partner in the Natural Resources Foundation

 

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.


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