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Membership

Members are the lifeblood of AdkAction, generating ideas, inspiration, passion, and financial support to make our projects possible. Members pay annual fees that keep our work going, and in return, members take pride in knowing that they are taking action to improve the Adirondacks for future generations. 

Annual Membership Levels

$35 – Starter Membership (Under 35 or first time member)

$75 – Individual Membership

$125 – Family

$250 – Sponsor

$500 – Sustaining Member

Benefits of being a member:

  • Receive a “New Member Welcome Package” with a letter from our leadership, AdkAction sticker, information about our projects, free pollinator-friendly seeds, and more!
  • Get our Quarterly E-Newsletter to stay up-to-date on our projects 
  • Be invited to our free membership mixer events to meet people with shared interests
  • Be recognized in our Annual Report
  • Free admission to our Annual Meeting

Monthly Membership

Become a member for as little as $7/month

Perennial Memberships

Annual recurring memberships are easy for you and a reliable source of income for us. The result? Meaningful giving without any fuss! Thank you. Perennial members are our annual automatic renewing supporters. This type of membership is a vital way to support AdkAction. 

Other Ways to Give

Become a Business Sponsor

All of our projects aim to make life better for the people who live and work in the Adirondacks and protect the natural resources that make this place so special. You can invest in the future of the Adirondacks by becoming a Business Sponsor today. 

Business Sponsorships are at four levels and entitle the organization to different benefits by level. Being a business sponsor is a great way to connect with your community, support the sustainable growth of our region, and ensure the Adirondacks are healthy for many generations to come.  

For more information, please visit our Business Sponsorship page or email us at info@adkaction.org.

Gift of Stock

Get an extra tax break from appreciated stock. Giving appreciated stock or mutual funds to charity gives you an extra tax benefit: You can deduct the current value of the investment as a charitable contribution if you itemize, and you’ll avoid paying capital-gains taxes on the profits. (You’d owe capital-gains taxes if you sold the stock first and then wrote a check.)

If it’s a losing stock, it’s better to sell it first and give the cash. You’ll still be able to deduct your charitable donation if you itemize, but you’ll also be able to take a capital loss when you sell the investment.

IRA Distributions

Donors age 70 1⁄2 and older can make tax-free charitable gifts of up to $100,000 per year directly from an IRA to AdkAction or any qualified charity.

Here’s how it works: After the age of 701⁄2, taxpayers are required to take annual distributions from IRAs. Distributions are included in their adjusted gross income and subject to tax. However, if you make a gift directly to a charitable organization from your IRA, the amount of the gift is excluded from your adjusted gross income, but the distribution sill counts toward you required minimum distribution.

Long-Term Giving

Beneficiary Designations – Many people contribute to annual funds but also name a charity as a beneficiary of their IRA, life insurance policy, checking or savings account. No cost or professional services are involved. Only a signature is required. You can designate an amount or percentage as the gift, and you can name multiple charities as beneficiaries. Then, the designated amount in an account transfers directly to charity and minimizes or avoids taxation. By leaving gifts to charity, you often provide more to your heirs. You can join AdkAction’s Legacy Society when you let us know that you have chosen one of these options.

There are also other ways to give that allow you to be generous and provide for your family, including options that provide you income in retirement.

For more information, please contact:

Brittany Christenson, Executive Director

(518) 593-8753 or Brittany@adkaction.org

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