Planned Giving

Tern © Jean Hubble
Tern © Jean Hubble

Let your passion inspire the future. By remembering Mass Audubon in your will or estate plan, you will honor your commitment to our natural world and provide support that will help Mass Audubon stay strong, relevant, and vibrant into the future. We invite you to become a part of our planned giving recognition group, the Tern Society, for making this thoughtful choice.

There are many ways to create a legacy to the organization—one size does not fit all—we will work with you to find the perfect solution for you.

Bequests: A Simple Option

Naming Mass Audubon in your will is an easy way to invest in the future. Some language is as follows.

I bequeath to Massachusetts Audubon Society, Inc. a Massachusetts charitable corporation of Lincoln, Massachusetts, the sum of $______ (or ____%) of my residuary estate to be used for its general purposes (or a specific designation, sanctuary or program in keeping with our conservation mission).

Our tax identification 501c3 number is: 04-2104702

Life Income Gifts: An Investment Opportunity

Mass Audubon offers several planned giving opportunities that can help you achieve your charitable giving intentions while also establishing an income stream for yourself or designees.

  • Charitable Gift Annuity
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts
  • Charitable Lead Trusts
  • Pooled Income Fund

Other Estate Gifts: Creative Solutions at the Right Time

Sometimes the perfect fit for your individual needs, we can talk with you about these and other options.

  • Real and Personal Property
  • Retirement Accounts
  • Life Insurance 

Tern Society


We honor those who have included Mass Audubon in their estate plans, by welcoming them into our Tern Society. Benefits include:

  • Recognition in the Annual Report
  • Invitations to special events each year
  • Communications about Mass Audubon work and accomplishments