Planned Giving Donor Profile

Meet the Adams’: Putting Their IRAs to Work for Eagles

When longtime members Bruce and Carolyn Adams started their required minimum distributions, they decided to directly distribute the extra income from their IRAs to the National Eagle Center.

The Adams’ live in North Dakota, and have supported the National Eagle Center since their first visit nearly a decade ago. For Bruce and Carolyn, their grandson Harrison is an important reason for their support. Carolyn says, “The National Eagle Center staff does an incredible job of personally connecting to every visitor. Harrison is always excited to come back and see the eagles and learn something new.”

“Directing our IRA distributions directly to the National Eagle Center allows us to use some of our income to support what we care most about.” ~ Bruce Adams, National Eagle Center Member

Bruce and Carolyn joined the National Eagle Center in 2010. “We support the National Eagle Center because of the personal way they inspire people to care about nature using eagles,” said Bruce. “It’s a responsibly run organization with great leadership and an exciting future.”

Today Bruce and Carolyn support the National Eagle Center by contributing through their IRAs. For them, it makes economic sense and achieves their goal of leaving the world a better place.

Your gift can inspire people with eagles.

Support the National Eagle Center through a Charitable IRA Rollover.

Support the eagles and inspire over 80,000 people each year at the National Eagle Center directly from your IRA.

If you are 70 ½ or older and have an IRA fund, you will need to withdraw a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD).

Avoid tax penalties by gifting all or a portion of this amount to the National Eagle Center. Every dollar you donate will count towards your RMD for 2018.

It’s easy to do! Call your financial advisor and ask them to send the amount you specify directly to the National Eagle Center.

Your gift must be complete by December 31, 2018. The National Eagle Center IRS ID is #41-1817466.