Illinois Dunesland Preservation Society - Gifting

Protecting the Nation's First State Dedicated Nature Preserve
Protecting the Nation's First State Dedicated Nature Preserve
Illinois Dunesland Preservation Society - Protecting the Nation's First State Dedicated Nature Preserve
Illinois Dunesland Preservation Society - Protecting the Nation's First State Dedicated Nature Preserve

Illinois Dunesland Preservation Society

We are a volunteer organization and appreciate the financial support of citizens like you. People say that they are “for the environment,” but in many busy lives, we know that time is not always available to help physically. Now is your opportunity to offer support to fund the volunteers who are dedicating their lives to improving our environment.

Dear Friends

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Please consider joining Dunesland or giving a gift membership to a friend or relative who is environmentally aware. Illinois Dunesland Preservation Society is a registered not-for-profit Illinois corporation under Internal Revenue Code SEC 501(c)(3). Your gift will make a great difference to our efforts to protect Illinois Beach State Park, improve conditions at the park and on the Illinois shoreline. Your membership donation will fund the efforts of our dedicated volunteers.

*Sign Up Online
To fill out the online Membership form, please click here.  Renewals may also be paid online.

*Mail in a Membership Form
You may download our membership form if you wish to mail it to us.

Annual Membership
• Regular, Individual
• Regular, Family
• Full Time Student
• Senior (over 65, upon request)
• Friend of Dunesland

Special Membership
• Lifetime 

$25
$40
$15
$20
$100


$1500

Make a Bequest

You may make a donation in your own name or in honor of another person. Your membership donation will fund the efforts of our dedicated volunteers. Illinois Dunesland Preservation Society is a registered Illinois not-for-profit corporation and registered under Internal Revenue Code SEC 501(c)(3).

Your donation is tax deductible. Please consult your accountant or tax advisor for tax deduction information. For all contributions, you will receive a contribution letter from Dunesland which states the amount of your deduction.

If you would like to make a donation in your own name, please fill out the online Donation Information form or click to download a form to mail. The online Donation Information form is linked to a secure payment site that takes credit cards and PayPal.

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Personal Contribution

Commemorative Contribution

Are you seeking a memorable way to recognize an important life event for someone who is special to you? This type of contribution is a unique way to honor an anniversary, wedding, birthday, promotion or any other significant holiday – or for no special reason! An attractive letter will be sent informing the individual of your gift. The amount of the gift will be kept confidential unless you instruct us to inform the recipient in writing.
Please fill out the online Donation Information form or click to download a form to mail.

Memorial Contribution

If you would like to make a donation honoring another person’s life, we will send an attractive donation letter to the person or family members you designate to receive it. The amount of the gift will be kept confidential unless you instruct us to inform the recipient in writing.
Please fill out the online Donation Information form or click to download a form to mail.

Donation of Investment Property

You may make a donation of appreciated investment (stock, bond, mutual funds) or property and not have to pay capital gains tax if you transfer it to Dunesland and don’t sell it. You will receive the full value of the stock or property at the time of the donation as a tax deduction and Dunesland will receive the benefit of the full appreciated value rather than the amount that would have been available if you had sold it and donated the proceeds to us.  That tax benefit will give us a larger amount of money to help the environment and fund our programs. Please contact us for further information and consult with your attorney, financial advisor, or accountant for information about your particular tax situation.

If you would like to donate a stock, bond, or mutual fund please download our FAX/letter form.

Other Types of Property

For other types of property you may wish to donate, please contact our office at 312 332-3377. Please consult with your attorney, financial advisor, or accountant for information about your particular tax situation.

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We do not share our mailing list or our email list. All emails are sent Blind Carbon Copy (BCC).

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Please join our email list on the Home Page or at ildunesland@aol.com. This will help us get information to you quickly and save mailing costs.

Our precious Illinois Beach State Park is under assault from industrial pollution.  The environment and the health and safety of the public are suffering from lack of enforcement by government agencies and officials because there are areas of the park are open to the public that would be closed in other places. The contamination that affects the park also moves southward toward Chicago in the Lake Michigan currents and washes up on the beautiful Illinois beaches. Please aid our efforts to protect the ecology of the park and Lake Michigan, protect the Illinois shoreline, and encourage our government agencies to do their jobs and properly enforce environmental regulations to protect Illinois Beach State Park.

This is an opportunity for you to offer financial assistance so that we can keep up the battle on behalf of future generations, so that they may enjoy what was pure and pristine in the past. We need to stop the ecological degradation caused by man. If you would like to help us in any way, your Time, Talent, and Treasure are needed! There are many opportunities and levels of support.

Thank you for your contribution!
The Board of Directors

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Many people prefer to make a donation through their will or living trust, or a vehicle such as a charitable foundation or donor advised fund (DAF). We are very grateful to receive such contributions which enable us to pursue our work. With proper estate planning, such bequests are usually exempt from federal or state estate taxes, and subject to an unlimited deduction. It may be possible to support Dunesland’s work, yet take a significant tax deduction.

If you have a specific environmental program which you would like to fund for Illinois Beach State Park, we would be glad to assist you in formulating a funding plan or an endowment. You may be interested in considering protection of endangered species, educational program, land purchase program, building program, legal issues fund, or special equipment/services fund.  Please contact us for further information and consult with your attorney, financial advisor, or accountant for assistance.

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