Donor-Advised Fund

Diagram of Donor-Advised Fund

Thank you for considering a gift from your donor-advised fund (DAF) to support the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Because the Cornell Lab is a unit of Cornell University, we share the university’s tax ID number: 15-0532082. Many donor-advised funds therefore don’t list the Cornell Lab of Ornithology as an entity. You can request that your donor-advised fund make a gift to Cornell University "for benefit of the Lab of Ornithology." Cornell will receive and process your gift and see that the funds are routed to the Lab of Ornithology. We receive funds in this way regularly.

Your DAF administrator will typically mail the check to the primary address they have on file for Cornell, or they may send your gift electronically. In either case, please remember to request “for benefit of the Lab of Ornithology” and let us know about your forthcoming gift so that we may ensure it is properly designated by emailing with the following information:

  1. Name of your DAF administrator
  2. Amount of your gift
  3. Date you requested the distribution

If your DAF will make a gift directly payable to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, it can be mailed to our address:

Cornell Lab of Ornithology
159 Sapsucker Woods Road
Ithaca, NY 14850

If you have any questions, please feel free to email Liz Kinast at or call 607-254-2471.

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159 Sapsucker Woods Rd.
Ithaca, NY 14850


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