Planned Gifts

Planning for the Future of Hawk Mountain

A select group of visionaries

Rosalie Edge Society logo

Meet some of the Members
Print and complete your Rosalie Edge Society survey

The Rosalie Edge Society was established to honor those select individuals who designate $25,000 or more through a planned gift, OR who make an outright gift of cash to support endowment. Like our great founder Rosalie Edge, such donors support the future of Hawk Mountain and leave a legacy.

Member benefits:

  • A pin designed exclusively for Rosalie Edge Society members
  • Name listed in the Annual Report
  • Invitation to a biannual investors' report from the President and
    Chairman of the Board of the Directors

Most important, members enjoy the satisfaction of knowing they play a unique and long-lasting role in protecting and promoting birds of prey worldwide.

If you have already provided for Hawk Mountain in your will or estate plans, please complete the Rosalie Edge Society membership form. You may qualify and not realize it, and regardless of your age or the size of your gift, we want to acknowledge your planning, and say thank you for your vision and generosity.

Print and complete your Rosalie Edge Society survey.
This information is completely confidential. Please direct any questions to:

Mary Linkevich, Director of Development
610-756-6000 x212 or [email protected]
1700 Hawk Mountain Rd
Kempton, Pa  19529

EIN Number:   23-1392700

Share your story

Have you thought of Hawk Mountain in your estate planning? Is Hawk Mountain named in your will? We'd love to hear your story. Email us today using subject line "Planned Giving Story," along with your name and contact information. Tell us why you made this decision, and what Hawk Mountain means to YOU.

About Rosalie Edge

Mrs. Edge with a red-tailed hawk

The Rosalie Edge Society is named for Hawk Mountain founder Rosalie Edge, one of the most important conservationists of the 20th Century. In 1930 at age 52, Mrs. Edge established the Emergency Conservation Committee, an information clearinghouse that distributed news about wildlife issues. Her Emergency Conservation Committee or "ECC" was operated almost exclusively by Mrs. Edge, who distributed thousands of pamphlets. Each bulletin reported outrageous acts of wildlife and habitat destruction, named the guilty and rallied readers to action.

Thanks to her tireless devotion and talent for grassroots activism, the Emergency Conservation Committee fast became one of the most successful conservation groups ever to operate in the United States.

Although Edge and her Emergency Conservation Committee made numerous gains for wildlife, she considered her crowning achievement to be the creation of Hawk Mountain Sanctuary. Here, her individual action stopped the shooting of migrating raptors. And, at the height of the Great Depression she single-handedly raised the funds necessary to complete the purchase of this special ridge.

Rosalie Edge established Hawk Mountain as a private, non-profit sanctuary that was open to all. She created a legacy ... she founded the world’s first refuge for birds of prey.

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