See the many ways you can give and make a difference at Tin Mountain.

               

Mid-Summer 2015

We invite you to support Tin Mountain Conservation Center and its mission in one of the following ways:

Membership: Click here to view the membership page.

Tin Mountain Conservation Center Endowment Fund: Many revenue sources fund the daily work of fulfilling Tin Mountain’s mission. One small but growing source is the Tin Mountain Conservation Center Endowment Fund. Early Tin Mountain supporters had the foresight to create the endowment fund anticipating its growth would provide important future support for environmental education programs. As the principal grows, so too does the interest generated to support Tin Mountain programs. Donations to the Endowment Foundation remain a living legacy, ensuring that Tin Mountain Conservation Center will exist in perpetuity for hundreds of thousands of people to enjoy.

Annual Fund Donations: Your donation to the annual fund supports the general operations of Tin Mountain Conservation Center.  Each fall, the Annual Fund Drive is launched inviting community members to show their support by making a tax-deductible contribution of any amount.

Company Matching Gifts Program: Does your company have a matching gifts program? If so, your donation could be doubled by simply completing your company’s necessary paperwork for your matching gifts program.

Sponsorships: A variety of sponsorship packages are available for each of Tin Mountain Conservation Center’s popular annual events, specific programs, and exhibits.  Many businesses and individuals sponsor the First Season Benefit Dinner/Auction, The Mt. Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb and Century Ride, Eco-Forums, the Nature Program Series, the Camp Brochure, and others. Sponsorship is a cost-effective way to stretch your marketing budget and link your business to the environmental education efforts at Tin Mountain Conservation Center. For more information, contact Dawson Winch.

Planned Giving: the Barbara Rockwell Henry Legacy Society: Tin Mountain Conservation Center will work to recognize and honor special donors who wish to make a planned gift. The Legacy Society is a donation to a charity that is coordinated with financial and estate planning to serve both philanthropic and personal needs. It can incorporate many different kinds of financial and tax benefits for the donor.

For more information on the Legacy Society click here or contact Lori Kinsey.

Charitable Bequests: The donor makes a provision within his or her Last Will & Testament. This is the simplest way to make a planned gift and the vehicle most commonly used. Gifts made through your will may include cash, securities, real estate, life insurance.

Remainder Interest: Described as ‘the gift that give back,’ the Charitable Remainder Trust makes it possible for the donor to make an irrevocable gift of cash or property that produces an annual income stream from the trust. Income may be fixed or variable depending on the choice of trust.

Gifts of Interest Income: Described as ‘the gift you get back,’ a Charitable Lead Trust allows a donor to give the income from assets placed in trust to TMCC for a term of years, while retaining principal for the either the donor, heirs or a third party on the termination of the trust.

IRA Gift: Persons over 70 ½ may direct a gift from their IRA up to $100,000 directly to Tin Mountain. The benefit being transfers are tax free and may satisfy minimum distributions, saving income tax. 

Life Insurance: A donor names TMCC as the owner and beneficiary of a new or no longer needed existing policy. Insurance payments are deductible under currant law and may fund a significantly larger end-gift.

Gifts of Real Estate & Property: Real estate come sin a variety of forms including personal residences, vacation homes, commercial property and land. Each have their own tax benefits, including life use.

In-Kind Donations and Our Wish List: In-kind donations of items that you believe we could use are always welcomed and appreciated. Please be in touch with us and we will determine if that/those item(s) are on our wish list. Your donation is tax-deductible and will help us continue our environmental education and preservation programs.