Other ways to give

Other ways to give

Donate From Your IRA

Tax-free IRA gifts help ACR put Conservation Into Action. IRA owners now have the option of satisfying their required minimum distribution with an easy-to-arrange IRA gift to qualified nonprofit organizations, like Audubon Canyon Ranch.

Here’s what you need to know about IRA charitable rollover gifts:

  • You must be 70½ or older when you make your gift.
  • You can transfer up to $100,000 annually without triggering income tax.
  • You can use your gift to satisfy some or all of your required minimum distribution.
  • Your IRA custodian must make the distribution directly to the charity.
  • Your IRA gift will pass to ACR tax-free, so 100% can be used to support the programs and preserves of Audubon Canyon Ranch.

Please use this sample letter to send to your IRA custodian: IRA request for distribution form

To learn more about IRA gifts, contact the ACR Development team

Give a Gift of Stock

By giving appreciated property like stocks or bonds, donors may be able to avoid capital gains taxes and receive a tax deduction for the full value of the gift.

If you wish to donate stock, please:

  • Notify your broker that you are making a charitable gift of stock to ACR.
  • Instruct your broker to transfer the stock into ACR’s account at Morgan Stanley:

Morgan Stanley

DTC: 0015
FBO: Audubon Canyon Ranch
Account #: 122-056143

Andrew Aviles – [email protected]
Maria Echaide – [email protected]
Graystone Consulting from Morgan Stanley
3562 Round Barn Circle, 1st Floor
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
707-571-5755 (main)

  • Inform the ACR Development team. Notifying us enables ACR to track the stock transfer and acknowledge your gift promptly.
  • If we can assist you, contact the ACR Development team at 415.868.9244 ext. 119.

David Bouverie Scholarship Fund

The David Bouverie Scholarship Fund of Audubon Canyon Ranch provides academic scholarships to graduates of the Bouverie Junior Naturalist (Juniper) Program. It was established in memory of Phyllis Ellman, a longtime ACR Board member, supporter, “founding mother” of the Bouverie Preserve Environmental Education Program, Bouverie docent, and a member of the Quercus Quire (the ACR choir). Phyllis requested the Fund be named after David Bouverie, who talked about the need to provide financial support to motivate students with a sincere interest in higher education and the natural sciences. The Dennis and Carol Ann Rockey Fund of the Marin Community Foundation established the Fund in June of 2009 with a grant of $25,000. Since then many ACR supporters have contributed to the Fund, which has since doubled in size. 

Donations to the Fund 
Donations to the Fund can be made securely online (in comments, please note David Bouverie Scholarship Fund), via credit card by phone at 415.868.9244 ext. 119 or via check with the memo “David Bouverie Scholarship Fund” to:

Audubon Canyon Ranch
P.O. Box 577
Stinson Beach, CA 94970

Award recipients
ACR is honored to have awarded the David Bouverie Scholarship to:

2021 Hunter Halkovich, Cardinal Newman

2020 Lucia Garay, Casa Grande High School

2016 Katy Tracy and Sara Tracy, Windsor High School

2015 Jared Abramson, Montgomery High School

2014 Daniel Grubb, Rancho Cotate High School (valedictorian)
2014 Alex Lutzow, Technology High School 

2013 Jason Allen

2012 Nick Tracy, Windsor High School 

2011 Elliott Smeds, Maria Carrillo High School Graduate (summa cum laude)

2010 Sophia Grubb, Rancho Cotate High School Graduate 

2009 Gerrit Van Sickle, Sonoma Valley High School Graduate  

Donate Your Car

Thinking of donating an unwanted car, truck or RV? Cash from vehicle donations is a creative way to support the programs and preserves of Audubon Canyon Ranch.

Click here for more information.

Other ways to help

For information on event sponsorship opportunities, wish list fulfillment, gifts-in-kind, memorial gifts, gifts to the endowment, and other ways to contribute to ACR, please contact the ACR Development Department at 415.868.9244 ext. 119.

Mailing address

Development Department
Audubon Canyon Ranch
PO Box 577
Stinson Beach, CA 94970

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