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Good for My Family, for the Lab of Ornithology, and for the Birds

Carol Sisler and grandsonWhen plans for the new Lab of Ornithology were unveiled, my eyes and mind were immediately drawn to the second-floor observatory. It appeared to be a superb location from which to watch birds—for my friends, my grandson, and me.

I discovered I could fund and name the observatory in honor of the Lab’s founder, Arthur A. Allen, by establishing a life-income agreement with Cornell University. With their expert guidance, I established a charitable remainder trust—an investment that provides me income for life and ultimately benefits the Lab of Ornithology. Moreover, the trust provided me immediate tax relief and helped avoid hefty capital gain on appreciated stocks.

Working with the Lab in this way was immensely satisfying—good for my family, good for the Lab of Ornithology, and good for the birds. A life-income agreement with the Cornell Lab might work for you.

Carol U. Sisler
Ithaca, N.Y.

 

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