There’s still time to make a year-end contribution to the Lake Hopatcong Foundation.
Make your gift by December 31st to take advantage of tax incentives, while improving Lake Hopatcong and supporting our lake community. Your contribution supports initiatives focused on water quality, education, safety, community, recreation and so much more!
Don’t forget to check to see if your company sponsors a matching gift program to double your dollars! To find out if your company has a matching gift program, click on the link below and enter your employer’s name. If your employer is not listed, you can double check their website to find out for sure.
Wishing everyone all the best in 2019.
Six great reasons to make a year-end gift to the LHF
By donating to the Lake Hopatcong Foundation you can:
1. Keep your money local
All of the money raised by the Lake Hopatcong Foundation stays in the area and supports projects and programs for the surrounding communities. Your donation makes a difference right here at home.
2. Protect our beloved lake
Your financial support underpins our programs that help prevent the spread of invasive species, improve water quality, and teach the next generation how to be stewards of New Jersey’s largest lake.
3. Make the lake a safer place
From dock numbers to ice safety presentations to supplemental police patrols, families can feel safer on Lake Hopatcong because of the generous support of donors like you.
4. Bring together the lake community
The LHF is all about neighbors coming together: whether it’s 400+ volunteers pulling debris from the lake bed, hundreds of local businesses and organizations descending on Hopatcong State Park for the Lake Hopatcong Block Party, or dozens of local residents blazing nature trails that the whole community can enjoy, the community is what keeps the LHF gears turning, and your contributions allow us to “connect the dots” in the towns and counties around the lake to make great things happen.
5. Get a financial boost through your tax-deductible donation
Especially as the tax laws change for 2019, you can consider donating before the end of the year to reduce your capital gains taxes by gifting appreciated stock, “bunching” your charitable donations for future years, or making a contribution through a donor-advised fund. (We always recommend that before you act, you check with your tax advisor or attorney to see which option works best for your circumstances.)
6. Help create a legacy to be proud of
The Lake Hopatcong Foundation is still a young organization, but your support in its early years has set the groundwork for so many success stories, now and to come. In the years and decades ahead, you can feel a special sense of pride when you look out on beautiful Lake Hopatcong, knowing your part in caring for it.