Leading a local community in appreciating, understanding, and protecting birds and their natural habitats.


Planned Gifts






The Legacy Circle consists of Seattle Audubon members who have chosen to make a lasting commitment to birds and the natural environment by naming Seattle Audubon as a beneficiary in their will. The Legacy Circle is a way for us to acknowledge those individuals who have chosen to make this special type of gift. 

We are grateful to our Legacy Circle members for making our work possible and for helping to create the next generation of environmental stewards. 

Create Your Legacy

Since 1916, Seattle Audubon has strived to cultivate and lead a community that values and protects birds and the natural environment.  Over the years, bequests and planned gifts have provided vital support and helped to ensure that our education, conservation, and many different enjoyment opportunities are available to as many people as possible. You can help continue this tradition by designating Seattle Audubon in your estate plans.  

When you join The Legacy Circle, you play an integral role in making our mission and vision a reality for future generations. And, the expression of your individual values will provide hope, inspire others and have a real and lasting impact on Earth’s natural places.

Legacy Circle Benefits

  • A personalized membership certificate;
  • Seattle Audubon's EarthCare Northwest, our quarterly newsletter;
  • Personal invitation to Seattle Audubon's annual Rare Birds event;
  • Invitations to experience our work in the classroom and field, first-hand;
  • Invitations to special events; and
  • Knowing you've made a difference for generations to come.

Many passionate birders and conservationists have stepped forward and expressed their most cherished values by making a deeply meaningful gift to Seattle Audubon in their estate plans.

We invite you to join this special group of Seattle Audubon supporters who have made connecting people with birds and nature their personal legacy.

Use this website as your guide to explore, understand, and choose a way to leave a legacy that's right for you.

Whatever your stage of life, and whatever your family and financial situation, there is a planned giving option that is right for you.

To learn more about the various types of planned gifts, or to answer any questions you may have, please contact our development staff at (206) 523-8243 x 16.


The following groups can help you plan your planned gift to Seattle Audubon.

Leave a Legacy of Western Washington is a public awareness campaign, to educate and inspire people of Western Washington to make charitable gifts in their wills and estate plans. They have many resources to help you learn about making a planned gift.

The Seattle Foundation was established in 1946 to create an endowment to improve the quality of life for the people of the Puget Sound region. The Foundation facilitates and acts as a catalyst for charitable giving and administers charitable funds, trusts, gift annuities, and bequests.

The information included here does not constitute legal or financial advice and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional advice. Seattle Audubon encourages you to seek professional legal, estate planning, and financial advice before deciding on a course of action. All information submitted will be held in confidence. 

"One of the most important lessons my
parents taught me is that it is important to give time and money to charitable organizations. I have been impressed
with Seattle Audubon from the beginning of my involvement with the dedication and
knowledge of the staff. This is why I see my gift to Seattle Audubon's Legacy  Club as so important - the education of
our future birders and stewards of our environment.

Seattle Audubon - with its solid
science, dedicated volunteers and
staff, and love for the planet will help save it for the people we leave behind - and
if I can help in a small way, that helps make my life worthwhile."

-Rebecca Evans, Legacy Club Member

Click Here to Join the Legacy Circle

 Seattle Audubon is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization.  Our Tax ID # is 91-6009716.  


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