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Estate & Legacy Giving
Estate & Legacy Giving

Leave a Legacy - Estate & Planned Giving

The Crane Trust is grateful for families and individuals who have designated the Trust as a part of their estate plans. When you make a gift from your will or trust, you will join others who help to ensure that the cranes and other migratory birds continue to thrive along the Platte River for generations to come. 

The Crane Trust is a 501(C)3 non-profit formally named the Platte River Whooping Crane Maintenance Trust, Inc.  EIN 47-0623996

Planned Giving Options: 
  • From your will in the form of cash, securities, real estate or personal property
  • Beneficiary gifts from a qualified retirement plan 
  • Charitable gift annuity to provide you with tax benefits from fixed payments for life 

Talk with your financial advisor on how charitable giving might benefit your annual tax rate. 

  • Platte Society Membership
    Platte Society Membership

    The Platte Society honors those who have included the Crane Trust in their charitable plans. When you make a gift from your will or trust, you will join others who share your commitment to preserving this vital prairie ecosystem.

    Membership is easy. Notify the Crane Trust of your intentions and you'll be added to the Platte Society.

"I know my donation to the Crane Trust directly supports the programs that are necessary to continue the work of the Trust. My donation ensures that the next generation will continue to enjoy the spectacular migrations of Whooping Cranes, Sandhill Cranes and all the other awe-inspiring migrating birds."

Beverly Thompson - Lincoln, Nebr. 

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