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Pennsylvania Master Naturalist thanks you for your support!

Your support will make a lasting impact in natural resource conservation efforts in Pennsylvania communities.  Even though we have made important impacts in one Pennsylvania region, there are still hundreds of organizations throughout Pennsylvania challenged to address the most urgent of natural resource priorities such as managing habitat loss, watershed restoration, invasive species control and natural history education, because they don’t have the resources to do so. This is why Pennsylvania Master Naturalist Volunteers are so important.

Pennsylvania Master Naturalist (PMN) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, wholly supported by program service fees, donations, gifts, and grants. We will provide all donors with an acknowledgement letter, and donors will be listed in the PMN Annual Report. PMN will not sell, trade, or share any donor’s personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations.


HERE’S HOW YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE:

Give Online Now by donating here.

Donate By Mail by downloading and mailing a Donation Form.

Employee Matching Gifts – Many companies offer employer matching funds that multiply your tax-deductible individual gift. You can make your donation go farther through your company’s matching gifts program, doubling your gift to Pennsylvania Master Naturalist at no additional cost to you.  Check your company’s website, or ask your personnel or benefits manager if your company has a matching gifts program and about the forms you need to submit to qualify.  Most companies will ask you to include Pennsylvania Master Naturalist’s tax identification number, which is 46-0799543.  Matching gift donations and paperwork can be mailed to: Pennsylvania Master Naturalist, Attention: Development Chair, 197 Montour Road, Elysburg, PA 17824; or e-mailed to michele@pamasternaturalist.org.

In-kind Gifts – In-kind gifts such as equipment, supplies and printing.   Currently, we are seeking items for our online auction fundraising event.

Donate Stock – Gifts of stock or appreciated assets can save on capital gains taxes.  Pennsylvania Master Naturalist is in the process of setting up an account to appreciated asset gifts that would support our volunteer training and service program. Donating the full value of your shares is a tax-efficient method of contributing to life-long learning and community stewardship. We recommend that you speak to your financial planner or tax advisor for more specific information on how a gift of appreciated assets can best benefit you. Please call us for more information on making a gift of stock to Pennsylvania Master Naturalist at (570)441-3364 or michele@pamasternaturalist.org.

Corporate Gifts and Sponsorships – Pennsylvania Master Naturalist welcomes corporate support and offers a range of corporate sponsorship opportunities. Please contact Michele Richards at (570)441-3364 for more information.

Planned Giving – By including Pennsylvania Master Naturalist in your estate planning, you can support PMN while making a tax-wise gift for the future.  A bequest is a simple statement in your will that directs a gift to PMN.  The most common bequest is an unrestricted gift of a specified dollar amount or percentage of your residual estate. To ensure future generations benefit from the Pennsylvania Master Naturalist program, please consider joining the Naturalist Legacy Club by naming Pennsylvania Master Naturalist as a beneficiary in your will. If you would like information on how to name Pennsylvania Master Naturalist in your will, please contact us at (570) 441-3364. Or, if you have named Pennsylvania Master Naturalist in your will and we don’t know it, please contact us. We would love to recognize your generous support. Thank you!