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    Types of Gifts

    Donate Cash

    Donors can support Swaner’s mission by donating with cash, check, or credit card. This is an easy way support the conservation and environmental education you care about. This can be done by clicking the donate now link
    Give through a Family, Business, or Donor Advised Fund.
    This gift is an easy way to support Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter. Simply let your fund holder know that you would like to allocate a donation to Swaner. Please note due to IRS stipulations, donations of this kind are not eligible for benefits, such as membership benefits.

    Gift of Stock

    We are pleased to accept donations of appreciated securities, such as stock or mutual funds. Here are instructions on how to make this transfer. Please also contact a staff member, and we will look for the arrival of your gift. {add transfer link}

    Planned Gifts

    Leave a legacy of nurturing, education, and preserving by making a will bequest, a charitable gift annuity, a charitable remainder trust, or a charitable lead trust.

    Life Insurance and Retirement Plans

    Name Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter as a beneficiary of an existing life insurance policy, a new life insurance policy, you Individual Retirement Plan, Keogh plan, 401(k), 403(b), or another qualified pension plan.


    Swaner’s 1200-acres is a result of thoughtful donors setting aside land in the name of conservation. You can donate land, tangible personal property or real estate. Before considering a donation of this kind, consult a staff member about maintenance, ongoing costs, and insurance before making this donation.

    Wish List

    Our Little Naturalist program is possible because of the books donors have gifted to Swaner. A Gift In-Kind like this can help us in our education and conservation programs. Due to our limited staff time, we encourage donors to stick to the wish list found at the link below.


    Ways to Give

    Recurring Donations

    This donation is similar to cash and supports Swaner through a monthly, quarterly, or annual gift. You can set up a recurring payment with a credit card through our website or over the phone.

    Electronic Fund Transfer

    Similar to a recurring donation, an electronic fund transfer (EFT) comes straight from your checking account. This gift is automatically deducted from your checking account. Please call us to set up this form of giving.


    Are you planning to give a large amount, but over the course of many years? By letting Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter about your intended giving, we can plan our annual budget to strategically meet programmatic goals that require funding. Fill out a pledge form, and help us plan ahead.


    Would you like to see your legacy live on at Swaner EcoCenter? You can make a donation to help us endow a staff position or endow our programming. Please consult with staff when considering this significant gift.

    Payroll Deduction

    If you are an employee of Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter or Utah State University, you can make a donation of any size that will be taken out of your paycheck.

    Matching Gift

    Many employers have matching gift programs. If you give to Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter, check to see if your employer is willing to match your gift and double your impact!

    Sally Tauber

     Name: Peregrine Bosler

     Position: Director of Development

     E-mail: Peregrine.Bosler@usu.edu

     Phone: 435-797-8939