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3854 Crawford Road ● Dryden, Michigan 48428 ● (810) 796-3200

Opportunities to Contribute

Seven Ponds Nature Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We depend on the generosity of our members and supporters in order to fulfill our mission. Please consider one of the giving opportinities shown below. We truly appreciate your support!

2021 BIRD-A-THON

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On Saturday, May 15 a team of highly skilled birders, led by retired naturalist Nancy Kautz, will rise well before dawn, their goal for the day: see and identify as many birds as possible within the boundaries of Lapeer County before the end of the day. They will search and scan forests, fields, marshes, swamps, ponds, rivers, creeks, ditches, and the sky from horizon to horizon in search of feathered treasures. From the tiny Ruby-throated Hummingbird to the mighty Bald Eagle, every bird counts!

Please consider supporting their quest by becoming a sponsor. Click below to make a fixed pledge. Call the nature center to make a per-bird pledge. On the day they hope to see 100 or more species of birds.

MEMORIALS & HONORARIA

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Honor a friend or family member with a donation to Seven Ponds. We will use these gifts to impact the future by connecting children with nature.

BUY-A-TREE

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Each fall we plant numerous trees around the nature center grounds, protecting them from browsing deer with a fence enclosure. Help us create a "forest of the future" by purchasing a native tree.

PLANNED GIVING

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Some places are so special that people find themselves returning over and over again. Seven Ponds Nature Center is one of those places. Over the first 50 years, more than a million people, representing four generations, participated in the nature center's programs. Hundreds of thousands of school children have walked the trails.

Seven Ponds is indeed a very special place and you will be in good company when you make a planned gift to Seven Ponds. Click the link below to learn more about how planned giving can benefit Seven Ponds.

If you do your personal or gift shopping online, please use SmileAmazon.com - and designate Seven Ponds Nature Center for your 0.5% donation each and every time you shop.

SmileAmazon.com offers the same selection and prices as the regular Amazon site, but you're able to designate Seven Ponds as a beneficiary of every purchase you make - at no cost to you! You shop, Seven Ponds benefits!

MAXIMIZE YOUR GIFT TO SEVEN PONDS

If you are over 70 1/2 you are required to start taking funds (RMD: Required Minimum Distribution) from your IRA, 401K, or sheltered accounts. There are ways you can save significant amounts on taxes and help Seven Ponds. You may avoid the normal income tax on these withdrawals if you donate the money directly to a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The government does this to encourage charitable giving and it's a great way to save a significant amount on taxes and maximize your gift to Seven Ponds. Talk with your financial advisor if this strategy seems like a fit for you.

DONATE APPRECIATED STOCKS TO SEVEN PONDS

Donating appreciated stocks may help you save on your taxes. If you sell appreciated stocks you will face capital gains tax on the increased value of your stocks. The good news is this: if you donate the stocks you can avoid paying capital gains taxes altogether. Contact the nature center or your financial advisor to find out how easy it can be to donate stocks to Seven Ponds.

Making a donation is simple and easy!