Legacy Circle

Invest in the Future with a Planned Gift

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The Legacy Circle consists of Birds Connect Seattle members who have chosen to make a lasting commitment to birds and nature by naming Birds Connect Seattle 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.  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 Birds Connect Seattle 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:

  • Birds Connect Seattle’s EarthCare Northwest, our quarterly newsletter;
  • Personal invitation to Birds Connect Seattle’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 Birds Connect Seattle in their estate plans.

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

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

Want to learn more? Contact our Development Director to start a conversation.

How to get started? If you don’t already have a will or estate planner you can get started with Freewill, which provides free estate planning services. They offer opportunities to help you make Birds Connect Seattle and/or others part of your estate plans.


Already made arrangements?

Download our Legacy Circle enrollment form to let us know about your estate plans.

“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 Birds Connect Seattle from the beginning of my involvement with the dedication and knowledge of the staff. This is why I see my gift to Birds Connect Seattle’s Legacy Circle as so important – the education of our future birders and stewards of our environment.

Birds Connect Seattle – 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 Circle member