Ways to Help Today

Some of our supporters have asked what they can do to help The Watershed Center continue to thrive during these uncertain times. There are multiple ways to support The Watershed Center and we want to help you figure out the way that works best for you.

  1. Give a cash gift. Thanks to the recent passage of the CARES Act, charitable contributions up to $300 are tax-free and the cap on annual contributions for those who itemize is 100% in 2020.
  2. Amazon Smile. If you are shopping from home, please consider adding us as an Amazon Smile partner. It costs nothing to you and is an ongoing way to help The Watershed Center.
  3. Become a Bay Guardian. Bay Guardians are our dedicated reoccurring contributors. Reoccurring contributions are one of the best ways to support The Watershed Center all year long.
  4. Join the many people who have included us in their legal will. Planned giving is a way to ensure your dedication to keeping water in Grand Traverse Bay clean continues even after your lifetime.
  5. Transfer IRA funds (QCD). Although there are no Required Minimum Distributions in 2020, giving pre-tax funds out of your IRA will still lower your future tax burden compared to giving cash.

We hope you find this information useful as you make important decisions about how to best support The Watershed Center this year. Recognizing this is a challenging time, we appreciate your help if you are able. If you have any questions please contact our Executive Director Christine Crissman by phone at 231.935.1514 x1 or email at ccrissman@gtbay.org.

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