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Retirement Plan Beneficiary Designation

Boone River Oxbow Oxbow located on the Boone River © Lauren Nickell/TNC

Name The Nature Conservancy as a Beneficiary of Your Retirement Plan

Take care of nature and your heirs by making TNC a full or partial beneficiary of your IRA, 401(k) or other qualified retirement plan. The taxes applied to your retirement plan assets may be different than you imagined—in fact, using retirement assets to make a donation and leaving other assets to your heirs often enables you to give more to your heirs.

Quote: Beth Salerno

We wanted to ensure our money went to the causes we cared most about. It was simply a matter of knowing what you care about and putting that down on paper.

Mad Island Marsh ALL INTERNAL RIGHTS, LIMITED EXTERNAL RIGHTS. December 2013. The Mad Island Marsh Preserve protects 7,063 acres, including rare tallgrass coastal prairies. Every winter, birders flock to preserves and parks to tally species and take part in the Christmas Bird Count, a friendly competition that pits teams from across the contitent against each other. For five years, the team at The Nature Conservancy's Mad Island Marsh Preserve has come out ahead. Photo credit: © Karine Aigner © Karine Aigner