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Photo credit: John James Audubon
Photo credit: John James Audubon

Welcome!

Welcome to Houston Audubon's interactive Planned Giving web pages. We are prepared to help you leave a legacy using techniques called "planned gifts," because with thoughtful planning, you create win-win solutions for you and your chosen charitable organizations. Discover the benefits of giving wisely in partnership with Houston Audubon:
  • You can make a gift that costs nothing during your lifetime.
  • You can give stock and realize larger tax savings.
  • You can get a quarterly check for life in return for your gift.
  • You can donate your house, continue to live there, and get a tax break all at the same time.
Not sure where to begin?
  • Try our Plan by Age tool.
  • If you already have gift options in mind, choose Compare Gifts to see how your choices match up.
  • Click on eBrochures to request specific information on a planning option.

  • If you get lost, rest assured that we're always here to help. Simply contact Helen Drummond at 713-932-1639 x107 or hdrummond@houstonaudubon.org with any questions.

    Check Out Our Monthly Feature Articles:

    Q&A: Take a Closer Look at Your Financial Plans
    When making a long-term life plan, it's important you know the fine details of your finances and estate. As you learn more about your assets, you eliminate future risk for loved ones inheriting your estate. Be sure to share your plans with the people you care about. Here are the questions—and answers—to preserve what you are planning on passing on. More

    Find a Gift That Works for You
    You've always answered the call to help others, and now that you want to extend that support through gifts of treasure, where do you start? It's easiest to begin with what you know—your overall goals. Use this checklist to match your wishes with the right charitable path for you. More

    Should Estate Planning Be Called Life Planning?
    Guess what! If you have belongings, you have an estate. And without a plan, your estate could be subject to what the courts decide in case anything happens to you. More

    The Dangers of DIY Wills
    Don't let your family lose money to legal fees, taxes and interest because of a do-it-yourself will. Learn a lesson from this real-life example of a DIY will gone wrong. More

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