Choosing to give to the Calvert Marine Museum demonstrates your belief in the goals and vision of the museum: investment in the education of our children; preservation of our culture; and stewardship of our environment. Over the past 40 years, donations have been the foundation of the museum’s growth, producing new exhibits, increasing our educational outreach, and helping to preserve some of our historic regional treasures. We count on the generosity of people like you to support our work and thank you for wanting to share your good fortune with others.
Members and friends may support The Calvert Marine Museum in a number of ways. The most common forms of giving are outright gifts of cash and securities, but there are other types of assets that may be donated as well and planned giving options that have favorable financial and tax benefits. While your generosity can certainly improve the community in which you live and work, it can also help you financially. Please take a look at some of the giving options listed below, and thank you for helping the museum survive and prosper.
November 29, 2016 is #GIVINGTUESDAY and we invite you to celebrate the spirit of giving back at #GIVINGTUESDAYCMM. All donations will support Southern Maryland’s iconic Drum Point Lighthouse, which is in need of major repairs.
#GIVINGTUESDAY is a global movement engaging thousands of organizations worldwide when charities, families, businesses, community centers and students all around the world come together for one common purpose: to celebrate and to give.
Our beacon on the Bay, the Drum Point Lighthouse is Southern Maryland’s most popular tourist attraction. It needs your help please as major repairs are necessary to keep this light shining! Drum Point is a cottage style screwpile lighthouse and one of Maryland’s oldest dating back to 1883. It’s the only furnished lighthouse of this kind on the Bay. Thank you!
General Donation We welcome you to become a part of the museum’s giving circle. The most straightforward approach when making a charitable donation is an outright unrestricted gift, which can include cash and securities. You are can make a general donation to the museum knowing the museum will use this gift where most needed. Donations of this kind are 100% tax-deductible and receive no benefits. In recognition of a general donation, a tax letter is mailed to donors shortly after receiving any gifts. Deductions are allowed for up to 50% of your adjusted gross income.
Support the Skipjack Dee of St. Mary's Maintaining an old wooden workboat requires not only time and skill, but money. We have created the Plank Owner's Program as a way for you to help us keep this iconic boat sailing in good condition. Find out more.
Memorial Donation A Memorial Donation is a fitting way to remember a special person, while at the same time helping others. Every year we are fortunate to receive memorial donations enabling our important work to continue. Make a one-time donation towards the work of CMM in memory of a loved one, friend, or colleague. To set up a memorial fund for others to make donations in honor of a loved one, please contact the Development Office at 410-326-2042, ext. 18.
Matching Gift You can Increase your gift with Corporate Matching Gifts. Your business may offer a plan to match your personal contribution. Some even match gifts made by retirees and / or spouses —doubling your support. Simply send us your company's matching gift form along with your gift. If your company doesn't have a matching gift program and would like to participate, please contact us at 410-326-2042, ext. 18.
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