Wow! It really is spring…
… and Lake Season is open for business! There is so much to be excited about this year at the Lake Hopatcong Foundation. A new home at the Lake Hopatcong Foundation Environmental & Cultural Center in Landing, a fresh strategic plan, and a revamped logo are just some of the exciting changes that we bring with us into 2019. And we hope this year brings a renewed commitment from our incredible supporters to help us work together toward our vision of a vibrant and healthy Lake Hopatcong and its surrounding community.
We are thrilled to report that with the help of our supporters, we have been able to actively expand our efforts in a variety of ways around the lake, including expanding our educational field trip program to include 1,200 students from 19 schools this spring; bringing together more than 440 volunteers during the drawdown to collectively pull thousands of pounds of debris from the lake bed; welcoming new and exciting programming into our rehabilitated home at the former Lake Hopatcong Train Station; and planning what became the biggest and best Lake Hopatcong Block Party yet.
We value our donor’s support so deeply and are always looking to spend our income in ways that are smart, efficient, and effective. We are also always seeking the best way to show our appreciation to our donors. Since its inception, the Lake Hopatcong Foundation has struggled to articulate where membership ends and donations begin. After many conversations among supporters and friends, and some inward soul searching, we decided it is time to make yet another 2019 change. This year, we have eliminated “membership fees” and will instead simplify the donation process by just asking for contributions to our 100% tax-deductible “LHF Annual Fund,” which supports all we do to achieve our mission.
In this same vein of giving, please consider making a regular giving commitment to the LHF, monthly or quarterly. Through giving in this way, you can help us plan for the future by allowing us to better predict our income, which helps us with our long-range budgeting and decision making. Sustaining donors generously give a set amount to the Lake Hopatcong Foundation every month or every quarter. Gifts will be automatically deducted monthly/quarterly from your credit card, though you can change or cancel your gift at any time.
No matter what you give, please know that we are so grateful for your commitment to the Lake Hopatcong Foundation and all we will be able to do together to make Lake Hopatcong the best it can be.
And please stop by and visit us at our new home. We would love to see you!