Summer Membership Drive

We are a member-driven nonprofit serving the Adirondack region of Northern New York. In order to grow our impact in the region, we are working to recruit 100 new members by the end of this summer.

AdkAction isn’t just a name – we take action to get things done! As a member, you can take pride in knowing that you are improving the Adirondacks for current and future generations.

We are responsive to community needs as they arise. For example, when COVID-19 hit, we pivoted nearly overnight to create the Emergency Food Packages project. We leveraged our partnerships with local farmers, direct support organizations, and the Hub on the Hill to bring more than 35,500 meals with locally sourced ingredients to our Adirondack friends and neighbors in need. 

AdkAction members generate ideas, inspiration, passion, and financial support to make our projects possible. Members are able to get involved at whatever level feels right for them. Whether showing support by paying dues, attending events, volunteering on project committees, planting pollinator gardens, or delivering farm-fresh food to people in need, our members are at the heart of our work. 

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. 

With your help, we can do even more good for Adirondack communities. 

We’re working to recruit 100 new members

We’ve set a goal to gain 100 members by the end of this summer, September 22, 2020. Please become a member today by making a tax-deductible donation at one of the following levels: $35, $75, $125, $250, $500. 

Join by clicking the button below, or send a check for your chosen membership amount to: AdkAction, PO Box 655, Saranac Lake, NY 12983

Membership Benefits

All of our members get the satisfaction of making a difference by being a part of a movement to promote a brighter future for Adirondack communities and preserve the epic beauty and pristine natural character of the region. Besides the intrinsic benefits, you will also receive:  

Student – $25/year – Quarterly digital newsletter, networking opportunities, free attendance for one at annual meeting, AdkAction sticker.

Starter – $35/year – For first time members and members under the age of 35. Welcome letter, quarterly digital newsletter, networking opportunities, free attendance for one at annual meeting, AdkAction sticker.

Individual – $75/year – Receive a Member Welcome Package, quarterly digital newsletter, free attendance at annual meeting, free attendance at Member Mixers, an AdkAction sticker, free native wildflower seeds,  recognition in our annual report, invitation and free admission for two at our Annual Meeting.

Family – $125/year – Receive a Member Welcome Package, quarterly digital newsletter, free attendance at annual meeting, free attendance at Member Mixers, two AdkAction stickers, free native wildflower seeds,  recognition in our annual report, invitation and free admission for two at our Annual Meeting.

Sponsor – $250/year – Receive a Member Welcome Package, quarterly digital newsletter, free attendance at annual meeting, free attendance at Member Mixers, two AdkAction stickers, free native wildflower seeds,  recognition in our annual report, invitation and free admission for two at our Annual Meeting.

Sustaining Member – $500/year – Receive a Member Welcome Package, Quarterly digital newsletter, free attendance at annual meeting, free attendance at Member Mixers, two AdkAction stickers, free native wildflower seeds,  recognition in our annual report, invitation and free admission for two at our Annual Meeting, and coffee or lunch with AdkAction leadership. 

Leadership Circle – Gifts of $1000 or more with a three-year committment. Please email our Executive Director, Brittany Christenson, at brittany@adkaction.org to set up a meeting if you would like to join our Leadership Circle. 

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Check Your Membership Status

Not sure whether your membership with AdkAction is current?  Use the button below to send us an email inquiry and we will let you know. 

Perennial Memberships

Become a member for as little as $7/month

Monthly or Annual Giving

Just as we can count on perennial plants to come back year after year, we depend on our perennial members to show their enduring support. Annual recurring memberships are easy for you and a reliable source of income for us. The result? Meaningful giving without any fuss! Thank you.

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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