Ultimately, Arundel Rivers is effective because hundreds of people who live, work and play on the South, West, and Rhode rivers are willing to invest in a healthy future for our rivers.
Check out the many ways in which you can become an active member of Arundel Rivers Federation below. If you have questions about donation options please see our FAQ pages below or feel free to contact us at anytime.
Ways to Give
Make a Donation
Becoming a monthly sustainer allows you to better manage your annual philanthropic giving and provides a predictable and reliable stream of funding for Arundel Rivers Federation. Monthly giving is a terrific way to support our various efforts year-round. You choose the amount you wish to give monthly and you can change, or cancel, your pledge at any time.
By naming Arundel Rivers Federation as a beneficiary of your estate plans through a will, trust, retirement plan, or insurance policy, you leave a conservation legacy. For more information, please contact Matthew Johnston, Executive Director, at [email protected].
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Gift of Stock
Would you like to make a donation of stock to Arundel Rivers? You can do so easily here. There are favorable tax rules for donors who want to donate long-term (stock owned for greater than one year).
Donors never have to pay capital gains on the appreciated stock. Donors get a deduction equal to the fair market value of the stock at the time the transfer (its increased value). No matter how large the donation, there is no need to obtain an appraisal.
For more information, please contact Matthew Johnston, Executive Director, at [email protected].
Gifts via Charitable Rollover
If you’re 70 ½ or older, you can donate to Arundel Rivers Federation through your IRA Charitable Rollover (also called a Qualified Charitable Distribution) – and receive a tax benefit in return! For more information, please contact Matthew Johnston, Executive Director, at [email protected].
Here’s an easy way to double your donation: Many companies will match employee donations to a charity. If yours does (check with your HR department to find out), just get the necessary paperwork, and enclose it with your gift when you mail it to us.
Alternately, you may be asked to complete a form at the time you make your gift, and your HR department will handle the request. Check with your company to learn the proper procedure.
Celebrate a special occasion such as a birthday or anniversary with a gift to Arundel Rivers and in the process, support its year-round mission of protecting and restoring our rivers. To make an honorary gift, include the person’s name in the “In Honor/Memoriam” section of the donation page.
A gift in honor or memory of a loved one is a great way to pay tribute to someone while also helping the South, West and Rhode Rivers. Ensuring the long-term well being of the rivers provides a lasting legacy for future generations while honoring the memory of a loved one. To make a memorial gift, include the person’s name in the “In Honor/Memoriam” section of the donation page.
Show your support for our largest annual fundraiser, Arundel Rivers on the Half Shell, by becoming a sponsor. Sponsors receive special recognition via our sponsorship packages. This is a great way to directly support our work for the rivers. Learn more.
How can I make a donation to Arundel Rivers Federation?
Donations can be made through our website at arundelrivers.org, by mail or over the phone. Checks should be made out to “Arundel Rivers Federation” and mailed to:
Arundel Rivers Federation
PO Box 760
Edgewater, MD 20137
Are donations and contributions to Arundel Rivers Federation tax-deductible?
Yes, Arundel Rivers Federation is registered with the IRS as a 501(c)(3) charitable corporation. Your donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
Will I receive a receipt?
Yes. After making a donation you should receive a letter in the mail or email within 1-2 weeks that can be used as proof of donation. If you donate online, you will also receive a confirmation of your donation via email immediately following your donation.