Member support is what enables Loon Echo to carry out our mission of protecting the natural charm of the Lake Region. Member support accounts for 1/3 of Loon Echo’s total operating budget and assists in funding much of our land conservation and stewardship endeavors.
A donation of any dollar amount to our annual fund makes you a member of Loon Echo for one year. Benefits of this annual gift are:
- Bi-annual newsletter.
- Updates on special projects.
- Invitations to Loon Echo events and monthly hikes.
- The satisfaction of belonging to an organization that is working hard for you every day.
Cash gifts are tax deductible for the year in which the gift is made. To make a one time donation with a credit card, using the donate button below. If you prefer to send a check, print and mail this form, click here (pdf).
Other giving options include:
Transfer securities to Loon Echo. This method of gift has certain tax advantages, and the donor may claim an income tax deduction for the fair market value of the securities on the date of the transfer. Please contact us to learn how to transfer your securities to Loon Echo.
Give a gift of cash or securities to help Loon Echo perpetually care for our conserved properties. Your gift would be deposited into our reserve fund that is invested with Norway Savings Asset Management Group. A percentage of the interest earned supports our annual budget to assist with land stewardship needs and the monitoring of our conservation easements.
A society of those who have endowed the land conservation and protection programs of Loon Echo Land Trust. Anyone who makes a bequest or other planned gift to Loon Echo becomes a member of the Bob Chase Legacy Society. Click here to view program details and members.
Contact us for more information on membership options or specific land campaigns you would like to support.
Read more about Loon Echo’s conservation efforts and programs by visiting our News page.