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Planned Giving

Legacy gifts play an important role in enabling Golden Gate Audubon Society to safeguard Bay Area birds and wildlife and inspire local residents to support our conservation, education, and birding programs. Over the past 90 years, legacy gifts have helped us save more than 1,400 acres of important habitat for federally endangered California Red-legged Frogs and Alameda Whipsnakes from development in Orinda’s Gateway Valley; win strong protections for Golden Eagles, Burrowing Owls, and other raptors at the Altamont Pass Wind Resource Area; and establish our Permanent Sanctuaries Fund, which provides critical support for our conservation priorities. As Golden Gate Audubon grows as the Bay Area’s leading bird and wildlife conservation organization, these gifts play an increasingly important role in providing the financial foundation to support our work on behalf of local birds, wildlife, and wild places.

Golden Gate Audubon recently launched our formal planned giving program, making it easier than ever to leave a legacy of conservation in the Bay Area. We’ve created a brochure that details many of the many planned giving options available to our members and supporters. We also established the Rara Avis Society, a select group of supporters dedicated to the long-term protection of local birds and wildlife through planned giving. Rara Avis Society members receive exclusive society-only benefits, including a handsome certificate from Golden Gate Audubon and special invitations to GGAS trips and other events.

If you’d like to receive a copy of our brochure, talk with our staff about planned giving options, or add your name to the Rara Avis Society roster, please contact our office at 510.843.2222 or ggas@goldengateaudubon.org. We welcome your support of our work to secure a legacy of conservation for Bay Area birds and wildlife.