Give to the UEC

There are many ways to support the Urban Ecology Center’s mission of connecting people in cities to nature and each other. Below are a few popular giving options. For additional questions, contact Brittany Peters at or 414-626-8570.

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Donor Advised Funds (DAF)

Through a Donor Advised Fund, you can make a charitable contribution, receive an immediate tax deduction, and then continue to recommend grants from the fund over time. Giving through a Donor Advised Fund streamlines your giving to maximize your impact!  Ask your financial advisor or fund manager for more information.  

Tax ID Number

To give through a donor advised fund, the UEC's Tax ID number is: 39-1712663.

Gifts of Stock

Increase your impact by donating long-term appreciated securities, including stock, bonds, and mutual funds directly to the Urban Ecology Center. 

When you contribute securities directly to the Urban Ecology Center, we gain the full proceeds from the sale, and you can potentially eliminate capital gains exposure. It’s a win-win! You generate more support for our environmental education programming and receive a tax deduction for the fair market value of your donated shares.

Stock donations are processed and sold through our brokerage firm, Robert W Baird.
Baird DTC #: 0547,
UEC Baird Acct #: 7115-6743

In-kind Donations 

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle — The UEC is in need of some specific items to assist in our programs.  Click here to see the Wish List items from each branch. If you don’t see an item listed, please call for more information so we can determine together if your donation is best for the UEC or another local organization!

Wish List Items

Check out our Wish Lists to see what items we are in need of right now.

Wish List

Planned Giving

Gifts of the future come in many forms - bequests, stocks, insurance, real estate, charitable trusts and more! Learn more about how you can plan now to give later here: UEC’s Legacy Society.

Legacy Society

Your planned gift can make a long-term impact.

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Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD)

If you are over age 70½, you may give a gift from your IRA as a tax-free distribution to the Urban Ecology Center. Any amount (up to $100,000 annually) transferred from your IRA directly to the Urban Ecology Center can count toward your required minimum distribution without being considered taxable income. The distribution is known as an IRA Charitable Rollover.Contact your IRA custodian to request a gift from your QCD be made to the Urban Ecology Center as an IRA Charitable Rollover. You may find this form helpful when making your request.

QCD Form

You may find this form helpful when making your QCD request

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Workplace Giving

Did you know many employers match gifts made by their employees? Matching gifts are an easy and wonderful way to double your impact! Ask your employer (check with HR!) about their matching gift program. 

Here are some of the organizations that already provide generous support to the UEC through their matching gift programs:

  • Artisan Partners
  • Baird Foundation
  • Caterpillar Foundation
  • Eaton Corporation
  • GE Foundation
  • IBM
  • Reader’s Digest
  • Rockwell Automation
  • U.S. Bank

Double your impact!

Ask the HR team at your employer about their matching gift program.

Wish List

We accept items that are in good condition and that can be used by our program teams to support our mission. Check out our wish list to see items that we are seeking for each branch.

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Wish List

Donor Recognition

Many thanks to the local foundations, corporations & all of you who support us!

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