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Planned Giving

Bequests and Estate Planning

International Bird Rescue is grateful for those caring individuals who have included the organization in their estate plans. Their generosity has helped us meet current challenges and will be a source of financial support for years to come.

Bird Rescue has a record of responsible stewardship, with a demonstrated commitment to programmatic and financial integrity.

When you include Bird Rescue in your estate planning, you can be confident that whatever you give will be carefully used to advance your goals.

International Bird Rescue is large enough to make a difference around the world, but small enough that these gifts make a real difference.

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There are many ways to support Bird Rescue through estate planning - starting with a will. The following sample language may help you and your advisors in crafting your will.

Legal Name and Address

Mailing address:

International Bird Rescue
Post Office Box 2171
Long Beach CA 90801

Physical address:

International Bird Rescue
4369 Cordelia Road
Fairfield CA 94534

Tax ID No. 94-1739027

Specific Bequest

"I give $________ [or describe asset] to International Bird Rescue, a nonprofit corporation of the State of California, to be used for general purposes as determined by the Board of Directors." [If you are interested in designating your gift to a specific program or activity, please contact Bird Rescue to ensure your wishes are carried out.]

Residuary Bequest

"I give to International Bird Rescue, a nonprofit corporation of the State of California, all [or ____ percent] of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate, to be used for general purposes as determined by the Board of Directors."

Codicil

You may also amend your current will with a codicil to designate a gift to International Bird Rescue.

Sample Codicil

"Codicil to Last Will and Testament of [name]

"I, [name] of [city, state], declare this to be my Codicil to my Last Will and Testament.

"My Last Will and Testament is to be amended to add the following provision:

"I bequeath the sum of [dollar amount]/[specific asset] to International Bird Rescue, a nonprofit corporation of the State of California, to be used for general purposes as determined by the Board of Directors.

"Except as modified by this Codicil, I republish my Last Will and Testament."

We strongly encourage individuals considering making or changing their estate plans to contact their attorney and tax advisor.

Beneficiary

You may also help support wildlife by naming International Bird Rescue as the beneficiary of your:

Life insurance policies
IRAs or other retirement accounts
Stocks, bonds, or other securities
Mutual funds or bank accounts

In many cases, these beneficiary designations may be made online or with a quick telephone call.

Other planned-giving vehicles

Through wise estate planning, you may be able to received significant tax and income benefits during your lifetime, through remainder trusts and gift annuities.

We encourage you to consult your attorney, financial advisor, or bank trust officer for information about which option might be best for you. If you do not have a financial advisor, Bird Rescue will be happy to put you in touch with an estate management professional who can help you select the tools that best meet your needs and achieve your financial goals.

For additional information about including International Bird Rescue in your estate plans, please contact JD Bergeron by email. All inquiries will be treated in strict confidence.

We strongly encourage individuals considering making or changing their estate plans to contact their attorney and tax advisor.

Bird Rescue has established the Legacy Society for individuals who have informed us that they have included the organization in their wills or estate plans. If you would like to have your name included in the roster of Legacy Society members, please contact JD Bergeron at 707.207.0380 x100 or by email.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Financial Report

IRS Form 990 details 2015 income and expenses for Bird Rescue.