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Support / Ways to Help

Membership and Donations

The Friends of Madera Canyon prides itself in getting the greatest possible conservation impact from your membership and donation. You can be confident that your gift will help protect Madera Canyon for generations to come.  We rely on an alliance of donors like you who believe in the core value of conservation through education in Madera Canyon.

As a non-profit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code,  your donations to The Friends of Madera Canyon are tax-deductible.

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Unrestricted Gifts
These tax deductible contributions help us meet our annual operating expenses.   When you allow us to use your gift where it is needed most, you give us the flexibility to prioritize your gift based on the board's needs.

Restricted Gifts
These tax deductible contributions are restricted to specific Friends’ projects — for example the adult/youth education programs (Education Fund) and the annual scholarship we provide to graduating high school seniors (Scholarship Fund).

For more information on ways of giving to Friends of Madera Canyon, please contact us.

Friends of Madera Canyon
PO Box 1203
Green Valley, Arizona 85622-1203

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More Ways To Give

Memory Wall Plaques

Remember loved ones with plaques 'In Memory of' that recognize departed spouses or first order relatives — mothers, fathers, sons or daughters — who had a special recognition of this extraordinary place in their lives. The BOD committee follows operations plan criteria for 'In Memory of' plaques.

The fee for 'In Memory of' plaques is $2,000, which includes engraving and continued maintenance of the wall, as well as a donation to support the operations and programs of the Friends of Madera Canyon. The wall offers Proctor a beautiful and meaningful entry and introduction to Madera Canyon.

To find out more and receive an application form, contact; info@friendsofmaderacanyon.org.

Honor Wall Plaques

The Friends of Madera Canyon Honor Wall, through partnership with the U. S. Forest Service, stands at the Bud Gode Interpretive Nature Trail at Proctor. A natural stone wall holds granite 'In Honor of' plaques with engraved names of volunteers who devoted extraordinary time and talent in support of the mission and programs of the Friends of Madera Canyon. The committee is guided by the operations plan with criteria for selection of names of volunteers to be recognized by 'In Honor of' plaques.

Tribute Gifts
Donations to the Friends of Madera Canyon can be made as a memorial gift in memory of a friend or loved one -- as an honorary gift to pay tribute to a special family member, friend, or business associate.  This is a wonderful way to permanently recognize those outstanding individuals who have left special impressions on our lives.

Including the Friends of Madera Canyon in your will is another great way to make a lasting contribution to environmental conservation and education and to the lasting beauty of Madera Canyon.  It also makes you eligible to join the Friend's Madera Society, a small select group of others like yourselves who have included the Friends in their will.
Gifts of Securities
Donating stock or mutual funds can be arranged to support the Friends’ efforts. Either you or your banker/stock broker simply informs us of your intentions to transfer the stock to the Friends’ account.  It's that simple.

Matching Gifts
Matching gifts are initiated by donors whose company offers such a program. If your employer does not have a matching gift program, an inquiry from an employee sometimes helps motivate management to set one up.  Matching gifts from your employer are a good source of steady, predictable income for the Friends.

In-Kind Gifts
The Friends often accept in-kind gifts, whose value (determined by you) is tax deductible. Let us know what you would like to offer in support by writing to us: info@friendsofmaderacanyon.org.

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