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 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.

Your contribution supports initiatives focused on the environment, education, community, safety, recreation, arts & culture and so much more!

Matching gifts

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.