Gift and Estate Planning with ADK

Consider the many ways you can support the ADK mission while meeting your financial goals.

Is ADK already in your estate plans?
Let us know! We would love to thank you and welcome you to The Legacy Society. 

Need more information about gift and estate planning with ADK?

Contact us!

Email: donations@adk.org                    Mail
Phone: 518-668-4447                           ADK
Toll Free: 800-395-8080                        814 Goggins Road
Fax: 518-668-3746                                Lake George, NY 12845

ADK is not able to provide tax or legal advice. We encourage you to consult with your advisor(s).

Cash and Recurring Donations

A gift of cash is the simplest and fastest way to protect the wild lands and waters of New York State. Send a check payable to Adirondack Mountain Club, call in your credit card details, or contribute securely online.  ADK is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, so your cash donation is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Become an ADK Champion with a recurring donation and join the ranks of ADK’s most ardent supporters. Your automatic monthly gift of $10 or more sustains our ongoing efforts to protect New York’s wild lands and waters and teach responsible recreation. Monthly giving is the easiest and most efficient way to support ADK. Visit ADK.org/donate and choose “make this a monthly gift.” You can stop your recurring donation at any time with a phone call, email, or letter.

Individuals who contribute $500 or more in a calendar year qualify for our Major Donor Societies.

ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club)
814 Goggins Road
Lake George, NY 12845
518-668-4447
Toll free: 1-800-395-8080
ADK.org/donate

Appreciated Securities

Donations of publicly traded stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares support the ADK mission, may result in a tax deduction and help you avoid capital gains tax.

For stock donations, use the transfer information below and please inform the development office of your plans: 800-395-8080, ext. 23 or lynn@adk.org.

Account name: Adirondack Mountain Club, Inc. (Tax ID #15-0586270)
Account number: 9757-7209
DTC number: 0164
Broker:
Charles Schwab
677 Broadway
Albany, NY 12207
518-455-7110

Donor Advised Funds

With the recent tax law changes, you may be able to maximize your charitable giving deductions through a Donor Advised Fund (DAF).  You can make a bulk charitable contribution to the DAF and receive the tax benefit this year, but distribute the actual gift to the charities of your choice over time. (Deduct now, give later.) You tell the DAF when and which charity. It’s a great way to support ADK!

If you’ve already set up a DAF, you can make your gift to ADK directly here.

Gifts through your IRA

If you are at least 70½, you can make a tax-free distribution of up to $100,000 annually from your traditional or Roth IRA. If you do not need the income from your required minimum distribution, donating a qualified charitable distribution to ADK will allow you to avoid the taxes on your distribution and protect the wild lands and waters of New York State. Consult with your tax advisor or IRA plan administrator to determine what is best for your situation. A formal letter of transfer is required. See a sample here.

Gifts of Personal Property or Real Estate

A donation of tangible personal property or real estate can offer you tax benefits and will be put to use to protect the public lands and waters of New York State.

Bequests

The Adirondack Forest Preserve and New York’s other wild lands and waters need you now and for a long time to come. Help protect them for future generations by remembering ADK in your will. Your bequest can be a particular asset or a percentage of your estate. Please contact us if you wish to restrict the use of your gift.

Sample language for your advisor(s):

I bequeath $____ or ___ % of my estate to Adirondack Mountain Club, 814 Goggins Road, Lake George, NY 12845 to be used or disposed of as its Board of Directors in its sole discretion deems appropriate.

Let us know your plans! We would like to welcome you into ADK’s Legacy Society.

Retirement Plan Gifts

You can name ADK as a partial or full beneficiary of your pension, 401(k), 403(b), IRA, or other retirement plan. Your plan’s administrator will provide you with the beneficiary designation forms you need to make this legacy gift.

Let us know your plans! We would like to welcome you into ADK’s Legacy Society.

Life Insurance

You can name ADK as a whole or partial beneficiary of your policy.

Let us know your plans! We would like to welcome you into ADK’s Legacy Society.

Other Options

Work with your advisor to establish a split interest gift that provides you with income during your lifetime.

ADK is not able to provide tax or legal advice. We encourage you to consult with your advisor(s).