Why become a member? For many reasons.
Your tax-deductible contributions are vital to the success of the Dennis Conservation Trust.
Membership support is the primary source of our funding, making it possible for DCT to preserve and protect land and open space in Dennis. Membership contributions also support operating costs, the maintenance of existing properties, and DCT’s growing educational and community outreach programs. Any remaining funds are added to a capital fund for use when future acquisition opportunities arise.
Gifts, Wills and Legacies
Another way to give: The work of The Dennis Conservation Trust is made possible by generous donations in various forms. Annual donations help to cover the annual operating costs. Special gifts are usually earmarked and help to meet the funding needs of special projects. The Trust has been greatly helped by memorial gifts made at the time of death of an individual. What better way to honor someone who particularly loved Dennis and its environs than to honor their memory with a gift to continue land preservation in their memory?
The Dennis Conservation Trust has been the recipient of extraordinary gifts of legacy through a person’s will. Recently, Marge Milano of East Dennis gifted a large sum of money at the time of her death to benefit land acquisition by the Trust. Her vision and generosity will be preserved forever having made possible the protection of some special properties in Dennis. We encourage you and yours to consider gifting to the Trust in your will. We have tax and legal advice available.
A third way to give: A major responsibility of The Dennis Conservation Trust is to maintain its properties. In 2005, Americorps joined staff member Lisa Strock and Trustee Lisa Hendrickson in establishing a baseline portfolio on each piece of property the Trust owns. We are in the process of having volunteers serve as stewards for each of these properties with minimum responsibility of visiting the site once or twice a year and reporting on its condition and well-being. If you are interested in serving as a steward, please fill out our volunteer interest form or contact Katherine Garofoli at 508-694-7812 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.