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 the hundreds of local businesses and organizations gathering at Hopatcong State Park for the Lake Hopatcong Block Party, or presenting community programming at the Lake Hopatcong Foundation Environmental and Cultural Center, 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
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
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.
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