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Planned Giving

Join the Dark Sky Defender Society

Leave a legacy to the International Dark-Sky Association … keep the stars burning bright for future generations across the globe.

IDA’s planned giving program provides the means for you to sustain the programs and projects that are critical to our success. By joining the Dark Sky Defender Society you will ensure that the dream lives on!

What Is Planned Giving?

Planned gifts allow donors to provide future benefits to causes about which they care passionately, usually through a bequest in a will or a living trust. Donors control the bequest during their lives. Other planned giving instruments provide the donor with immediate tax and financial benefits.

Why Make A Gift to IDA?

A planned gift to the International Dark-Sky Association will help ensure that IDA meets its mission of reducing light pollution and protecting the planet. Your gift will help provide an enduring source of income for the future of the International Dark-Sky Association.

Ways to Join the Dark Sky Defender Society

Membership in the IDA’s Dark Sky Defender Society is open to all who care to make a lasting gift that will continue to support our important work well into the future. You can become a member by naming the International Dark-Sky Association in your will or estate plan or by making a life-income gift. Download the form here.
Please return the signed form to us so that we may officially welcome you!

Benefits of Becoming Member of the Dark Sky Defender Society

In addition to knowing that you are investing in the future of IDA and protecting dark skies, by becoming a member of the Dark Sky Defender Society you will receive

  • A personalized IDA Dark Sky Defender certificate of appreciation ready for framing
  • Invitations to special receptions during the Annual General Meeting
  • Insider communications from IDA’s Executive Director
  • Recognition, if you wish, in IDA’s Annual Report

For more information on how to support the important work of IDA by joining the Dark Sky Defender Society, please contact Susan Ciarniello at susan@darksky.org or by calling 520.293.3198.