nightingale

SUPPORT THE WFVZ DURING YOUR LIFETIME 

If you’d like to make an impact now, the WFVZ Bird Museum and Research Center can help you arrange one or a combination of planned giving strategies that allow you to contribute to our efforts today, and into the future.

TAX-FREE IRA DISTRIBUTIONS
If you are 70½ or older, you can make tax-free contributions — up to $100,000 per year — through your traditional or Roth IRA. The process is simple. You can direct a distribution in the amount of your choosing to from your IRA to the WFVZ, which will not be subject to income tax. And the distribution can be set as either a one-time or recurring gift.

CHARITABLE GIFT ANNUITY
A charitable gift annuity allows you to make a donation to the WFVZ while receiving an annual payment for the rest of your life.

GIFT OF STOCK
One additional way to support our efforts is a gift of stock. By transferring appreciated stock as a donation, you can provide generous support to the Western Foundation’s mission and create a lasting legacy. You may also receive significant personal tax savings with a charitable deduction for the contribution without capital-gain tax.

CASH GIFT
You can make a monetary gift today. If you would like your funds put to use in a specific way, please contact us so we can ensure that your wishes are met.