Thank you for considering a gift to Pickering Creek. Your tax-deductible gift supports the projects and programs that help us achieve our mission as one of the state's leading environmental centers that is teaching about the Chesapeake Bay, and its ecosystems and plant and animals that call it home. Charitable contributions provide roughly two-thirds of Pickering Creek's operating budget, click here to learn more.
Gifts to Pickering Creek may be made in a variety of forms. Below is a brief description of a few of the many ways.
You can use your MasterCard, Visa, or American Express, visit Pickering's Online Giving Site by clicking HERE. If you are uncomfortable making an online donation, you may mail a check payable to Pickering Creek Audubon Center to:
Pickering Creek Audubon Center
11450 Audubon Lane
Easton, MD 21601
Please be sure to include you name, address and phone number with or on your check.
An unrestricted contribution of $1,000 or more qualifies you for membership and special benefits in the George Olds & Margaret Strahl Giving Society.
Recurring Monthly Gifts
Take the mail reminders, calendars and "I keep forgetting" out of the equation with Monthly giving. Through Audubon's "Cardinal Club," you can make a recurring gift with your credit card or bank account to help out Pickering Creek throughout the year. Be sure to select Pickering Creek Audubon Center in the drop down menu.
Gifts of Stock or Mutual Funds
There may be significant tax advantages to giving stock or mutual funds to Pickering Creek Audubon Center, and the process is quite simple. Please instruct your broker to transfer DTC-eligible shares to the following account:
Bank: Northern Trust Company
DTC #: 2669 Account #:26-08267
Reference: National Audubon Society, Inc. (Tax ID # 13-1624102)
Your notification is the only way we can identify your gift when it is received by National and ensure that it goes towards Pickering Creek and not another National Audubon Society entitiy.
Living Tribute Program
Make a contribution to Pickering Creek Audubon Center in memory of a loved one or to honor someone special. What better way to honor the environmentalist in your life than by giving the gift of preserving the natural environment? Let the memory of a special person live on through our Living Tribute Program. Giving a contribution in the name of someone who has passed away is a beautiful way to pay tribute to his or her love of nature. The memory of a loved one lives on in our sanctuaries, our educational outreach, our science programs and all of our other efforts to protect birds, wildlife and habitat.
You can give contributions in honor of anniversaries, birthdays, graduations, weddings, or other special occasions. A contribution given in someone's honor is a beautiful way of commemorating a special day or event, or just giving thanks for someone special in your life. When you give an honorarium or memorial gift, the person honored or the family of the person memorialized will receive an acknowledgement of your tax deductible gift. Your token of appreciation recognizes that person's contribution to Maryland's environment at the same time that it broadens and continues their legacy by supporting to Pickering Creek Audubon Center's work.
Matching Gifts Program
Make your gift go twice, or even three times as far. If you work for a matching gift company, they will match the dollars you donate. It's really that simple. It's usually just a matter of filling out a form. Ask your company's human resources representative for a matching gift form, fill out your portion, and enclose it with your gift.
Pickering Creek Audubon Center is always in need of various materials, supplies and equipment, ranging from nature books to children's snowshoes to a pickup truck. You can see some of our wish list by clicking here
Bequests, Gift Annuities and More
Discover how to make a gift that will support both Pickering Creek Audubon Center and your future, providing you with extra income in your retirement years or helping to fund elder care, educational expenses and other needs while supporting Audubon’s mission to protect birds, other wildlife and natural habitats.
Visit Audubon's website to Discover the Benefits of Giving Wisely to learn more about your options to support Pickering Creek Audubon Center!
Planned Giving allows you to "do well by doing good." You can enhance your financial plans and security by maximizing the tax benefits to you and/or your family while helping to assure that Pickering Creek Audubon Center's work will continue long into the future. Planned gifts are usually made after considerable thought on the part of the donor, and may be given to support current operations, capital expenses, special projects or endowment.
For more information about giving to Pickering Creek Audubon Center please contact:
11450 Audubon Lane
Easton, MD 21601
Thank you for considering making a gift!