Membership - St. Simons Land Trust

Membership

When you become a member of the St. Simons Land Trust, you can be assured that your dollars are going directly to helping preserve the scenic and natural qualities of the island.  Your gift is an investment in the quality of life on St. Simons and an investment in the future. We hope you will consider joining the more than 1,000 individuals, families, and businesses who are helping to maintain a culture of conservation on St. Simons Island.

Please read below for more information about St. Simons Land Trust membership levels, Tribute Gifts, recurring payment options, gifts of stock, and corporate matching. Thank you!

ST. SIMONS LAND TRUST MEMBERSHIPS

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP

Members who join at a level between $50 and $999 will receive a number of benefits, including knowing that they’re part of a communitywide effort to provide greenspaces, hiking trails, bike paths and protected spaces across the island and to carefully maintain the more than 1,110 acres in our Trust.

General Membership Benefits also include:

  • E-newsletters and other communications throughout the year
  • Special member rate, discounted tickets to the annual Oyster Roast
  • St. Simons Land Trust car decal

 

LIVE OAK SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP

By joining at the $1,000 level or higher, Live Oak Society members are making a strong statement about their belief in land conservation and in protecting Coastal Georgia. Over the last decade, an invaluable group of Live Oak Society members have increased their annual giving to the $10,000 level and above. These Benefactors implicitly understand the need for unrestricted funds to support programming, property acquisitions and management, education and outreach, capacity building, and all other operations of a nonprofit organization. If you are interested in more information about the Live Oak Society Benefactor giving level, please contact Emily Ellison at (912) 638-9109 or emellison@sslt.org.

Live Oak Society Membership Benefits include:

  • E-newsletters and other communications throughout the year
  • Special member rate, discounted tickets to the annual Oyster Roast
  • Invitation to the annual Live Oak Society Reception and other events
  • Special Live Oak Society car decal

 

For questions about becoming a member or renewing your membership, please contact Membership Manager Dalia Charles at dcharles@sslt.org.

If you prefer to join with a check, please mail your membership contribution to:

St. Simons Land Trust
P.O. Box 24615
St. Simons Island, GA 31522

TRIBUTE GIFTS

Honor a friend or loved one with a Tribute Gift to the St. Simons Land Trust any time of the year. It’s a thoughtful, environmentally conscious way (No shipping costs! No packaging materials headed to the landfill!) to celebrate those you care about whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, retirement, holiday, or just a way to say thanks to someone special.

Tribute Gifts can be made “In honor” or “In memory” of a friend or loved one. To complete a Tribute Gift, please follow the step-by-step instructions below.

  1. Click the button below.
  2. Choose a recurring frequency (One-Time, Monthly, Quarterly, or Annually).
  3. Choose a gift amount (or create a custom amount).
  4. Under Giving Options, choose “One-Time Tribute Gift“.
  5. Click “Dedicate my donation in honor or in memory of someone” and fill in the necessary information.
  6. Click “Next” and complete payment information.

Tribute Gifts are fully tax deductible and will have a lasting, positive impact on St. Simons. Thank you.

RECURRING GIFT PAYMENTS

A growing number of Land Trust members have signed up for automatically recurring gift payments. These payments can be made on a monthly, quarterly, or annually recurring basis and provide a reliable stream of support to the Land Trust while also cutting down on renewal reminders. Simply choose the “Monthly” or “Annually” option in the donation portal linked below.

GIFTS OF STOCK

Gifts of appreciated stock are an easy and beneficial way to contribute to the St. Simons Land Trust. You receive credit for the full market value of the gift, and you avoid capital-gains tax on that stock. In ensure that we receive and properly acknowledge your stock gift, please take the following steps:

  • Ask your stockbroker or brokerage firm to make a direct electronic transfer of the stock certificates to the St. Simons Land Trust account. Please call Emily Ellison at (912) 638-9109 for account information.
  • Please notify us as soon as your transfer instructions have been given to your broker and provide us with the name of the security or securities being transferred, the number of shares to be donated, and the name and phone number of your broker. This is an important step because your brokerage firm may not notify the Land Trust and our broker may not know the originating source of the contribution. Without this information, we will be unable to properly acknowledge your gift.

 

CORPORATE MATCHING

Many Land Trust supporters choose to participate in their company’s corporate matching program, which can sometimes double or even triple the size of your donation. Be sure to check with your employer to see if the company provides dollar-for-dollar contribution matches for employees or provides matches based on volunteer hours donated to the community.

How You Can Help

The St. Simons Land Trust is genuinely grateful for the many ways that it is supported by this community.
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