Giving has never been easier, and now there is more way than one.
A legacy gift is more than a donation. It is an expression of your desire to make a difference—in the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers and in the world—and to leave a lasting legacy. Potomac Riverkeeper Network is grateful to its members and friends who prearrange their special gifts to support the long-term success of the organization. With your legacy gift, you help ensure that our work to protect your right to clean water can continue to benefit your children and grandchildren, and the rivers that we love.
We recommend that people considering making a legacy gift, such as a bequest in a will, work with their financial advisor. We do understand that some people prefer to deal with these issues on their own, so for more information on how to get started, as well as sample language to use in your will, please contact Maria Barry at (202) 888-3991 or by email at maria(at)prknetwork.org.
Tribute Giving is an opportunity to dedicate your birthday, graduation, or special occasion to support clean water. Tribute giving is a highly effective way to make a difference. Have your friends and family make their contribution in honor of you through a custom donation page created just for your event. Participants can choose the amount they would like to give, and we'll stay in contact to let you know how your tribute page is working!
Gifts of securities either held by your bank or brokerage or held by you offer significant tax advantages. To transfer securities held by your bank or broker, please provide written gift instructions to your representative and make sure to copy Development & Membership Associate Elise Wirkus, in order to avoid unidentified gifts. Potomac Riverkeeper Network’s bank information is as follows for any stock donation.
Account # 073261360
DTC # 0226
Contact: Jeffrey McCloskey
Workplace giving is a convenient and easy way to help Potomac Riverkeeper Network ensure your rivers are swimmable, fishable, and drinkable. There are a variety of ways you can participate in workplace giving. Check out the options below and ask your employer if these programs are available to you.
- Employer Match – Many employers offer to match charitable donations made by their employees. Simply ask your HR representative if this option is available at your workplace.
- Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) – The CFC is the largest workplace giving program in the world, offering federal employees the option to simply deduct a portion of their paycheck every month to be donated to Potomac Riverkeeper Network. Our CFC number is #87828.
- EarthShare – Potomac Riverkeeper Network is a proud member of EarthShare – MidAtlantic, a program working to connect environmentally conscious individuals with environmental groups across the country. Employees can choose to designate a portion of their paycheck to Potomac Riverkeeper Network. Our EarthShare number is #87828.
Looking to make a long-term investment in your local river? The foundation of PRKN’s long-term financial health is thoughtful giving by our most loyal members and supporters. Just as annual or monthly gifts enable PRKN to balance its current operating budget, capital gifts allow the organization to sustain its long-term health and mission-driven vitality, improve legal capacity, provide for special projects and increase the endowment. For more information on capital gifts, please contact Elise Wirkus at (202) 888-4963 or by email at elise(at)prknetwork.org.
Annual Fundraising Event Sponsorships
Every year we host events for our members to celebrate the rivers, to shine a spotlight on our success, and to raise some much needed funds for our work. For more information on event sponsorships, please contact Elise Wirkus at (202) 888-4963 or by email at elise(at)prknetwork.org.
On November 3rd, 2017, over 250 friends, guests and supporters gathered at the historic Old Ebbitt Grill to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Clean Water Act and all those who have played a part in its enduring success. This year, we had the privilege of honoring three of the first implementers of the Clean […]
FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2016 — 6:00PM – 9:30PM The rain stopped, the sun came out and over 200 people boarded the Cherry Blossom for a wonderful evening on the Potomac River celebrating the progress we’re making to protect the Potomac and the Shenandoah Rivers. We’re taking on some very well funded adversaries — this evening, […]
Join us as we celebrate our second annual Harvest Hoedown October 17, 2015 — 4:00 PM to Twilight at Todd Ellis’s Limestone Farm in Boyce, Virginia Join us to celebrate our Second Annual Shenandoah Harvest Hoedown. This year’s event will feature a farm-to-table dining experience, serving a family-style pig roast feast with delicious sides and local brews. We’ll also have a […]
JOIN US AS WE CELEBRATE OUR 15TH YEAR OF SUCCESS SATURDAY, MAY 30TH, 2015 — 5PM TO 8PM at the Potomac Boat Club of Washington, DC Congratulations to our 2015 Protectors of the Potomac David Buente and Jim Wedeking, and Volunteer of the Year Whit Overstreet Award Winners. TICKETS ARE CURRENTLY SOLD OUT Thank you to […]
Our work would not be possible without our members. Not only do our members give us the financial backing to protect our right to clean water in our rivers and streams, they also provide us with the standing necessary to engage in litigation against polluters.
A membership gets you a free yearly subscription to our quarterly newsletter, River Watch, and access to exclusive membership-only events. Just make a donation of $35.00 and you're in!
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