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Annual Fund

Gordon Interactive Playscape - child on slideThe year 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of Squam Lakes Natural Science Center.

Since 1966 we’ve played a major role for environmental education in New Hampshire thanks to five decades of support from members and donors like you. Together we do great things!

  • The exciting new Gordon Interactive Playscape, made possible by the Nature Matters capital campaign donors, opened in July 2015 and attracted many new visitors and members.
  • Trail attendance exceeded 53,000 visits in 2015 and is up again in 2016.
  • Blue Heron School – New Hampshire’s first Montessori early learning nature school – opened with full enrollment in September 2016 for its seventh year.
  • 13,000 New Hampshire school students learn about the natural world every year.
  • Thousands follow migrating Ospreys on Facebook and in classrooms across the state, the country, and even in Europe and Africa.

In May 2016, the Water Matters Pavilion opened, filled with new animal exhibits and stimulating, interactive exhibits all about water. We held many events in 2016 to celebrate the 50th anniversary and published two new books.

This year also marks my tenth year as your Executive Director. Our dedicated and talented staff members are ready for the challenges ahead as they aim for excellence every day and our outstanding Board is energized, focused, and committed to the mission.

All this achievement requires resources and support. I hope you are going to be there for us again. Together we can do great things!

Will you join us now by making a gift today using the form below or print and mail your annual fund donation.? Thank you for your support.

Yours sincerely,
Iain MacLeod, Executive Director

Fill out my online form.

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 x 12 or Janet.Robertson@nhnature.org.