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Annual Fund

Make a donation to support Squam Lakes Natural Science Center using the form below, or print and mail your annual fund donation.

Be A Survivor Guided DiscoveryDid you know research shows giving makes you feel good? Here’s a perfect opportunity for you to feel really good because it’s the time of year we ask you to support the Science Center with a donation. I also hope you will give because you believe we offer something worthwhile – a unique place where people of all ages connect with the natural world. Here are some things your donation does:

  • OPENING A WINDOW TO THE NATURAL WORLD - through our interpretive live animal trail, Squam Lake cruises, year round programs, and Blue Heron School
    “We always find some new and interesting discovery.” – July 2012 visitor
  • ENVIRONMENTAL LITERACY IN SCHOOLS – teaching students and teachers about ecology via field trips and live animal, activity-based programs statewide
    “The kids said it was the best field trip they’ve had!” - Facebook comment
  • LIFELONG LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES – for adults and teen volunteers as docents, education assistants, animal caretakers, in Kirkwood Gardens, and more
    “It’s important to learn about our environment! I care about the outdoors and want to share that knowledge.” –Volunteer docent Bebe Wood

If that’s not enough incentive for you to make a gift, you can look forward to a new Coyote Exhibit to open for the 2014 season. To achieve all this, and more, we need your support now. It’s only with contributions from people like you that we can continue our good work. Giving to the Science Center doesn’t just feel good. It does good. Please show your support today and make a donation.

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You can also make a recurring gift to the Annual Fund. This is a way for you to make a larger gift, spread throughout the year through monthly or quarterly donations. It is convenient for you and provides dependable support for Squam Lakes Natural Science Center. Your donation will be billed to your credit card and automatically renew each year. Once a year, we will send you a record of your giving history for tax purposes and give you an opportunity to update your pledge amount and account information. Of course, you can change or cancel your payments at any time although there is a minimum donation of $10 per donation and a 30-day notice to cancel your authorization. Recurring credit card deductions are a simple way to make a stretch gift to the Annual Fund that feels easy. Fill out this form once and we will do the rest. You can choose monthly or quarterly tax-deductible contributions to support general operations.

The IRS and the State of New Hampshire recognize Squam Lakes Natural Science Center as a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. Our federal tax identification number is 02-0271824. Unrestricted contributions are tax deductible to the extent the law allows. Donors to the Annual Fund will be listed in the Annual Report unless requested otherwise.

Gifts will be listed in the following categories:
Benefactor $10,000 and above
Leader $5,000 - 9,999
Partner $2,500 - 4,999
Patron $1,000 - 2,499
Associate $500 - 999
Sponsor $250 - 499
Supporter $100 - 249
Colleague Up to $99

For more information about Annual Fund Gifts please contact Janet Robertson, Development and Communications Director at 603-968-7194 x12 or Janet.Robertson@nhnature.org.