WAYS TO Support THE TRUST

The Crane Trust is a self-sustaining non-profit organization that depends on your generous support to protect and preserve critical habitat for the endangered whooping crane, sandhill cranes, and other migratory birds along the Platte River for years to come. There are many different ways to support our work, as outlined below.

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Monthly Giving Options:


» Cash Gifts +

A check or money order made payable to the Crane Trust can be sent to the following address:
The Crane Trust, Inc.
6611 W Whooping Crane Drive
Wood River, NE 68883

» Land and Appreciated Asset Gifts +

If you are considering selling land, stocks or any other appreciated asset, pre-sale planning can significantly reduce taxes and increase your potential charitable gift. The Trust has partnered with the leading firm in the country to help donors consider their options. To find out more about this complimentary service, please contact the Crane Trust office at 308.384.4633.

» Planned Giving +

Planned gifts like charitable gift annuities or charitable remainder trusts can provide lifetime income to donors and significant tax savings. These planned giving tools are customized for each individual. For more information, please contact the Crane Trust office at 308.384.4633.

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» Employee Matching Gifts +

Many employers will match the charitable contributions (volunteer service or cash gift) of employees. Please check with your employer and encourage their participation.

» Honorarium and Memorial Gifts +

A gift given in someone’s honor is a wonderful way to commemorate a special day or event, or just giving to give thanks for someone special in your life. Remembering someone who has passed away with a gift in their name is a beautiful way to pay tribute to his or her love of birds, wildlife and nature.

As a complimentary service to donors and others considering how to include the Crane Trust in their charitable giving plans, we invite you to take advantage of our legacy planning service to identify and compare your best charitable options—and to make it easier for you to support the causes you care about most in life.

This confidential no-obligation service is designed to help you pave the way for more informed discussions and planning decisions with your financial advisor and/or attorney. Please contact us today to learn more about how we can work together to ensure a lasting legacy the eco-system on the Platte River.