Support Our Work

How to Support Rowe Sanctuary's Work

Audubon's Rowe Sanctuary relies on the generous support of people like you.
Photo: Rowe Sanctuary

We need your help to ensure that Sandhill Cranes, Whooping Cranes and other wildlife continue to have a place along the Platte River for generations to come. There are many different ways to support our work.

Donate online

Cash Gifts
A check or money order made payable to Rowe Sanctuary can be sent to the following address:

Rowe Sanctuary
44450 Elm Island Rd.
Gibbon, NE 68840

Monthly Giving Plan
Help provide urgent support for birds and their habitats. Your reliable monthly support will ensure we have the resources to protect valuable wildlife habitat, advocate on behalf of birds and other wildlife, and continue to be the nation's premier force for bird conservation. Click here to start your monthly donations.

Stock Gifts
Make your gift in the form of stock or mutual funds to enjoy the added benefit of avoiding capital gains tax. For information about how to make a stock gift, please contact us at

Planned Giving
Planned gifts provide lifetime income to donors in exchange for charitable gift annuities, gifts to a charitable remainder trust, or gifts to a pooled income fund. Donations may also be made through a donor's will or retirement plan. In addition to helping Rowe Sanctuary with its important conservation objectives, your planned gift can help you earn guaranteed life income, while saving income and capital gains taxes. Click here to learn more about planned giving. All inquiries will be handled confidentially.

Employee Matching Gifts
Many employers will match the charitable contributions of employees. Ask your company's human resources representative for a matching gift form, fill out your portion, and enclose it with your cash gift.

Honorarium and Memorial Gifts
A contribution given in someone's honor is a wonderful way of commemorating a special day or event, or just giving thanks for someone special in your life. Giving a contribution in the name of someone who has passed away is a beautiful way to pay tribute to his or her love of birds, wildlife and nature.

When you give an honorarium or memorial gift, the person honored or the family of the person memorialized will receive an acknowledgement of your tax-deductible gift. Your token of appreciation recognizes that person's contribution to our conservation efforts and at the same time it broadens and continues their legacy by supporting our work.

Volunteers are a very important part of the operation here and an important link into the greater community. Volunteers are encouraged to get involved with a variety of projects and programs including land management activities, crane tours, community science, education programs, office administration, and building maintenance.

The first step to become a Rowe Sanctuary volunteer is to complete the volunteer application online HERE or filling out the print version below. The print version can be sent electronically to or in the mail to

Iain Nicolson Audubon Center at Rowe Sanctuary
Attn: Volunteer Coordinator
4450 Elm Island Road
Gibbon, NE 68840

Upon receiving your application, we will be in contact with you to complete additional paperwork, including a successful background check and schedule an interview.

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How you can help, right now