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There Are Many Ways You Can Support WFO

Make a Lasting Gift: Consider Planned Giving

Providing for Western Field Ornithologists in your estate planning creates a timeless legacy, helping to ensure that the WFO mission in support of birds and their habitats continues to be supported for generations to come.
      A planned gift can result in: (a) years of financial support; (b) development of new programs, studies and publications benefiting birds and their habitats; and (c) the opportunity to expand  the overall scope and reach of WFO’s mission.

In general, planned gifts are made through:

  • a bequest in a Will or Trust
  • a Life Income Gift such as a pooled income fund, a charitable gift annuity, or a charitable remainder trust
  • a gift(s) of special assets (real estate, closely held stock, life insurance, retirement accounts)

Contact WFO today about any questions you have or to learn more about how gift and estate planning can benefit you and nature. Your inquiry is always confidential.

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WFO strongly recommends that each person considering a planned gift consult with his or her own attorneys, tax professionals and/or financial advisors.*
      Western Field Ornithologists is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a tax-deductible 501 (c)3 non-profit organization. Its federal taxpayer’s identification number is 23-7176822. All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

*DISCLAIMER: The material presented on this Planned Giving section is not offered as legal or tax advice.
Neither the author, the publisher, nor Western Field Ornithologists is engaged in legal or tax advisory service. For advice or assistance in specific cases and to make certain a contemplated gift fits well into your overall circumstances and planning, the services of an attorney, certified public accountant, financial advisor, or other professional advisor should be obtained.
      The purpose of this section is to provide general gift, estate, and financial planning information. Watch for tax revisions. State and Federal laws govern wills, trusts, and charitable gifts made in a contractual agreement. Advice from legal counsel, tax professionals and financial advisors should be sought when considering these types of gifts.
      We do not collect or store any sensitive information through this website. When you send us an e-mail, please remember that like any other e-mail it is not secure, and therefore you should refrain from sending sensitive data such as social security numbers, credit card numbers, bank routing numbers, and the like.

Donate in Any Amount

A donation to the WFO Publications Fund will help us expand our offerings, including new books and new titles in our Studies of Western Birds monograph series, while maintaining the high quality of Western Birds and free public access online to its back issues, to The Euphonia, and to other publications.

Donate to WFO Publications Fund

A donation to the Michael R. San Miguel Student Scholarship Fund will provide support for young birders to attend the annual WFO conference and to participate in workshops, field trips, a special reception and more.

Donate to Michael R. San Miguel Student Scholarship Fund

You can also donate in general way for the organization to use at its discretion, or you can specify a specific purpose for your donation if it's different from the other options listed on this page. 

General DonationSpecify Your Wish on the Checkout Page

Special Option for AuthorsSeeking to cover publication costs

If you would prefer to donate by check, please make your check payable to:
Western Field Ornithologists

Send your check to:
Shaun F. Wilde
793A East Foothill Blvd. #134
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

THANK YOU for your support!
Western Field Ornithologists is a 501(c)3 charitable organization and your donation is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

Become a Patron

Patrons enjoy the same benefits as Life members (a lifetime subscription to Western Birds and early registration for conferences and trips), and invitations to special social events. The minimum donation to become a Patron is $1,500, independent of the donor's membership status. The donation may be directed to any of WFO’s established funds. Click here to start.

We thank the following members, who have generously chosen to support WFO at the Patron level (listed alphabetically, followed by year of investiture):

Larry Allen (2020)
Patricia Bacchetti (2020)
Tom Blackman (2020)
Neil M. and Kathleen Bogue (2020)
Robert Day (2022)
Jon L. Dunn (2008)
Daniel D. Gibson (1999)
Frank and Susan Gilliland (2020)
Alane Gray (2020)
W. Edward Harper and Susan Scott (2020)
Karen A. Havlena (2017)
Lena Hayashi (2020)
Cynthia Hudson (2020)

Tony Leonardini (2020)
David and Janice Levasheff (2020)
Ron Mallory (2021)
Andrew Mauro (2020)
Bernie McHugh (2020)
Joseph Morlan (2015)
Edward R. Pandolfino (2017)
James Pea [= “Bicycle-Birder”] (2013)
Kurt and Cindy Radamaker (2021)
W. David Shuford (2007)
Philip Unitt (2017)
Jay Withgott (2017)
Dr. Robert Zirl (2020)