Ways to Give

There are so many ways to contribute.

Support our mission by fulfilling a Catalina Island donation request today. Your contribution helps keep Catalina beautiful and accessible while supporting our programs.

Leadership Circle

Leadership Circle members, by responding to the Catalina Island donation request, join a special group of extraordinary donors. They value California’s ecological treasure, share the Conservancy’s passion for the natural world, and believe in lifelong learning. As a member, you’ll enjoy unique benefits like private tours, learning opportunities, and exclusive invitations to Leadership Circle events.

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Stocks & Securities

Fulfilling a Catalina Island donation request strategically involves donating appreciated securities to Catalina Island Conservancy. This approach allows you to support our programs and mission while enjoying two key tax benefits: avoiding capital gains taxes and becoming eligible for a charitable deduction at the full fair market value at the time of your gift.

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IRA Contributions

If you are 70 1/2 years old or older, you can fulfill a Catalina Island donation request by giving up to $100,000 of your IRA’s required minimum distribution (RMD) directly to Catalina Island Conservancy, all without reporting additional income. This simple step allows you to help keep Catalina wild and beautiful while potentially lowering your taxes at the same time!

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Legacy Society

Legacy gifts are a powerful way to support the long-term stability of the Conservancy, ensuring our ability to protect the Island for generations to come. By responding to this Catalina Island donation request, your legacy gift not only contributes to our mission but also offers you opportunities to manage your assets and pass on your values.

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Matching Gifts

Many companies offer employees a matching gift benefit that, in effect, doubles (or in many cases even triples) your gift to the Conservancy. Matching gifts make a critical contribution to our continued conservation, education and recreation programs on Catalina.

So when making a gift to the Conservancy, please consider earmarking us for a corporate match.

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Ball Sponsorship

The Conservancy Ball is the most popular fundraising event on the Island, taking place annually in April in the historic Casino Ballroom. Ball sponsors and attendees have helped raise more than $7.5M for Conservancy programs since it began 25 years ago. Sponsors receive exclusive recognition and hospitality benefits in appreciation of their generosity.

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Corporate Partnerships

The Conservancy’s Corporate Partner opportunities offer you company the chance to raise brand awareness, amplify your corporate social responsibility message and network with the shared communities we serve.

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Orange County Community Foundation

Give directly from your donor advised fund at Orange County Community Foundation.

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If you have questions, talk to your respective tax or financial advisor or contact the Catalina Island Conservancy.

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