Other Ways to Give:
Become a Monthly Donor
By making a monthly donation you can help us maintain and protect the Long Trail System year round. Often, donors find they can give more to the trail in smaller increments throughout the year. Set up your monthly donation online or to have an automatic deduction from your bank.
Donate From Your Retirement Account
Individuals older than 70 1/2 can transfer up to $100,000 per year from their traditional IRAs to charity, which can count as their required minimum distribution, but is not taxable if they follow the rules for a qualified charitable distribution (QCD). Ask your IRA administrator what steps you need to take, because the procedures can vary from firm to firm. Typically, you will need the Green Mountain Clubs Tax ID (03-0162865) and address (4711 Waterbury-Stowe Rd., Waterbury Center, VT 05677) to complete your form.
Gifts of Stocks, Bonds, and Mutual Funds
Giving gifts of stocks, bonds, and mutual funds is a great way to provide direct financial support of the Green Mountain Club. When you donate stock, you generally take a tax deduction for the full fair market value. And because you are donating stock, your contribution may instantly increase because you can avoid paying capital gains tax if you have held the stock for over a year. This could mean more trail maintained, education programs provided, and land protected. (Of course, we recommend speaking to your financial advisor with any questions.)
Green Mountain Club Account Information
DPC Number: 0226
Ref: Green Mountain Club, Inc.
Account Number: SGP000162
Tax ID: 03-0162865
Contact Person: Troy Sanborn ([email protected]; 800.392.3009)
For any questions or to inform GMC of your gift, please contact Alicia DiCocco; (802) 241-8322.
Become a Life Member, $1,000
Your membership will help provide financial stability today and for future generations. Life membership dues go directly into the club’s endowment fund. Interest earned from the endowment is used to fund our programs, including maintenance and protection of the Long Trail System. Join the GMC as a Life Member.
Join Our Ridgeline Society, $1,000
Give an unrestricted gift of $1,000 or more annually and you will be included in the club’s Ridgeline Society. Ridgeline members receive copies of all new GMC publications and are invited to an annual hike and reception, hosted by the GMC president and executive director, where they get an inside look at current club projects and initiatives. Join today.
Sponsor the Long Trail Patrol for a Week, $5,000
Since 1930, the club’s seasonal professional trail crew, the Long Trail Patrol, has worked to repair and build trails, bridges, and shelters. The amount of public and private funds available each season determine how many crews we can employ, and for how long. By sponsoring a week of trail crew, you, or your business, can help us keep the trail in good shape. Sponsor the LTP. For more information, please contact us.
Endow a Section of Trail or a Shelter, $10,000-$20,000
These gifts are invested in our endowment fund and are a great giving opportunity for a donor looking to “leave their mark” on the trail in a more permanent way. They are also a nice way for an individual or group to memorialize a friend or family member. Endow a section of trail or a shelter. For more information, please contact us.
Donate your Used Vehicle
Get a tax break and provide the club with vehicles to support our summer trail crews. All donated vehicles are used by staff and significantly reduce our annual operating costs. For more information, please contact Matt Krebs; (802) 241-8321.
Workplace Giving Through EarthShare
Becoming an EarthShare New England partner sends a definite message – your workplace and its people care about conservation, the environment, and sustainability. Learn more about the benefits of starting a workplace giving campaign or expanding it to include EarthShare New England so that you can support us conveniently through payroll deduction.
Make a Gift in Someone’s Name
When you make a gift in memory or honor of a friend or loved one, you are making a lasting contribution to the Long Trail system. Make a gift today.
Join the Long Trail Legacy Society
Planned giving ensures the long-term financial strength of the Green Mountain Club and your legacy will protect and maintain the Long Trail for future generations. Learn more about planned giving here or contact Alicia DiCocco; (802) 241-8322.
Give Your Time
Volunteers have been the backbone of the Green Mountain Club since the club was formed in 1910. With over 1,000 volunteers working in the office, on the trails and in the public, we rely on our volunteers to help us maintain and protect the Long Trail. For volunteer opportunities, please visit the volunteer page or contact us.
I know it takes a lot of support and hard work to maintain the Long Trail for all of us to enjoy. As a former caretaker, I am so thankful to current trail crews and caretakers for their work, and I want to see the GMC thrive into the future.
– Ryan Morra, 2011 Caretaker