Make a donation
By making a gift today, you will give children and families the opportunity to experience the wonders of the natural world first-hand.
Become a sustainer
Your recurring gift is a vitally important way to provide reliable support for our educational programming.
Other ways to give
From planned giving to event sponsorships and beyond, there are many ways to make a difference by partnering with Eagle Bluff.
To make a donation by check, please mail to:
Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center
Attn: Joe Goetzke
28097 Goodview Drive
Lanesboro, MN 55949
Gifts to Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Tax ID: 41-1431959
Invest in Outdoor Education
Eagle Bluff is a privately funded 501(c)3 nonprofit environmental learning center. Your generosity gives environmental education and transformative outdoor experiences to thousands of children, adults and families every year.
For more than 40 years, Eagle Bluff has been providing youth, families and adults the opportunity to explore nature through self-discovery. With your donation to Eagle Bluff, you’ll be:
- Facilitating deeper understanding of the people and places around us
- Imparting applicable and life-long skills
- Building networks that strengthen communities
- Creating positive change in our social and ecological environments
With your investment in outdoor education, you’re developing the next generation of nature lovers, conservationists, and environmental stewards. From our staff, our students, and our planet – thank you!
More Ways to Give
Eagle Bluff donors are a passionate group of people who are committed to environmental conservation and fostering a love of nature in future generations. There are many ways to support Eagle Bluff while sustaining and expanding our mission of empowering people to care for the earth and each other.
Gifts of Property & Real Estate
Unencumbered real property will be accepted at fair market value as established by at least one qualified appraisal. Eagle Bluff may obtain a formal appraisal and the donor will obtain a second appraisal to eliminate any question of conflict of interest. In most cases a single appraisal paid for by the donor, unless negotiated otherwise, will be adequate.
Tangible personal property:
Tangible personal property may be accepted as a gift. Eagle Bluff and the donor must comply with Treasury regulations for obtaining and reporting qualified appraisals. To be deducted at their full fair market value, gifts must be made directly to Eagle Bluff and Eagle Bluff must use those gifts in a way that is related to its exempt purposes.
To donate property, please contact Joe Goetzke, Development Director, at 507-467-2437 or email@example.com to get started!
Over 1/3 of schools that visit Eagle Bluff receive financial support to make their trips a reality. You can directly contribute to our scholarship fund to provide environmental education and positive outdoor experiences to students in need.
To make a scholarship donation by check, please mail to Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, Attn: Joe Goetzke, 28097 Goodview Drive, Lanesboro, MN 55949. Write “scholarships” in check memo line.
Tribute and Memorial Gifts
Make a gift to Eagle Bluff in honor or memory of a loved one. We will send a note letting the honoree or family members know of your gift.
As a general policy, Eagle Bluff will establish a named fund upon the donor’s request. Donors may create a named permanent endowment with a minimum contribution of $25,000.
To make a tribute or memorial gift, contact our development office at 507-467-2437 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We offer events that are open to the public throughout the year, many of which could provide an opportunity for your business to advertise your services to our attendees.
To learn about event sponsorship opportunities, please contact our Development Director, Joe Goetzke, at 507-467-2437 or email@example.com.
Corporate Giving and Foundations
Our corporate and foundation partners provide indispensable support to our work. Whether it’s general operating support, sponsorship or investing in a specific program or project, we appreciate working with you to fulfill your funding goals and mission. To learn more about partnering with Eagle Bluff, please contact Joe Goetzke, Development Director, at 507-467-2437 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In-kind gifts benefit a wide-range of needs at Eagle Bluff, from classroom supplies, to animal care, to outdoor equipment and beyond. If you would like to make a donation of goods, please contact the development office at 507-467-2437 or email email@example.com.
Leave a legacy that includes environmental conservation and outdoor education! Planned giving helps you meet your personal, financial and estate planning goals by making a current or future gift to Eagle Bluff. There are many ways to make a gift!
To notify us of a legacy gift you have planned, or to discuss the best gift option for you, please contact our Development Director, Joe Goetzke, at 507-467-2437 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please consult your attorney and/or tax advisor when making planned giving decisions
Gifts in a Will (Bequests)
A charitable bequest is a simple and flexible way to support Eagle Bluff for years to come. You may prefer that a bequest be for a specific amount or represent a percentage of your estate, or you may create a bequest that benefits Eagle Bluff after you have provided for your family and friends.
Have you already named Eagle Bluff in your will or trust? Please let us know your plans by contacting our development office at 507-467-2437 or email@example.com. We’d like to thank you for joining us in our work to empower people to care for the earth and each other.
There are several ways that you can make a gift to Eagle Bluff through your will:
Specific gift: An outright gift of securities, real estate, or a specific amount of cash. You describe exactly what kind of gift you want to leave to Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center and the designated source. If you want to leave a specific dollar amount from a specific source or a particular item (such as a piece of property or a collector’s item), this is the type of bequest you would use.
Residuary gift: This type of bequest is honored after all other bequests have been made, and all debts, expenses and taxes have been paid.
Contingent gift: This type of bequest is fulfilled if certain conditions are met. For instance, if your primary beneficiary does not survive you, you can indicate your next choice as Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center through a contingent bequest.
Codicil to your will: If you already have a will that spells out your intentions, but would like to include Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, you can do so by using a codicil to your will. A codicil is a supplement that modifies your will. Please consult your attorney or adviser before incorporating these new changes.
Sample bequest language for an unrestricted gift:
I give [the sum, percentage, or description of property] to Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, 28097 Goodview Drive, Lanesboro, Minnesota to be used for its general tax-exempt purposes, without other restriction as to use.
Sample bequest language for a specific restricted purpose:
I give [the sum, percentage, or description of property] to Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, 28097 Goodview Drive, Lanesboro, Minnesota to be used to support [name or description of program, purpose, or specified use.]
Sample bequest language for a permanently restricted endowment fund specific gift:
I give [the sum, percentage, or description of property] to Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, 28097 Goodview Drive, Lanesboro, Minnesota to be invested by the Eagle Bluff Board in the Eagle Bluff Endowment Fund, and used per the rules governing that fund to further the long-term stability of Eagle Bluff operations.
This is meant for informational purposes only. Please consult your attorney.
Publicly-traded and closely-held stocks and bonds will be accepted at fair market value on the date of transfer as determined under Internal Revenue Service rules. Securities are valued at the time the donor surrenders control. It is the donor’s responsibility to obtain any appraisals.
Publicly traded securities may be given directly to Eagle Bluff or through an Eagle Bluff brokerage account maintained for the purpose of receiving and liquidating the securities it receives. The amount received by Eagle Bluff upon the disposition of donated securities may be more or less than their gift value.
Please contact Joe Goetzke, Development Officer, at 507-467-2437 or firstname.lastname@example.org with number and type of shares so we can be sure to properly acknowledge your gift.
Please consult your tax adviser for tax information.
Donor Advised Funds
Do you have a donor advised fund? You can recommend a contribution from your fund to Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, 28097 Goodview Drive, Lanesboro, MN 55949.
If you have questions, please contact Joe Goetzke, Development Director, at 507-467-2437 or email@example.com.
Gifts from an IRA
If you are over age 70 ½, supporting Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center directly through your Individual Retirement Account (IRA) can yield tax savings for you while providing valuable environmental education.
Please consult with your advisers regarding the tax benefits of such gifts and your plan administrator for the required forms.
Life Insurance Beneficiary Designation
Name Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center as a beneficiary, gift an existing policy or purchase a new policy. Annual premiums may be tax-deductible.