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What do I get for my membership dues?

How long does my membership last?

How will I know when it is time to renew my membership?

How much of my membership is tax deductible?

How do I claim my dues/donation on my income tax return?

How often am I solicited for funds by PEC?

What other forms of donations can I contribute to PEC?

Refund or return policy?

Can I view PEC's Statements of Financial Condition?

 

What do I get for my membership dues?

Membership with The Piedmont Environmental Council is an investment in your community and the environment.

  • Members at the $35 level will receive our quarterly newsletter "The Piedmont View"; Action Alerts and invitations to Special Events and Community Meetings.
  • Members at the $50 level will also receive a free copy of the book, Hallowed Ground: Preserving America's Heritage
  • Members at the $100 level receive the same benefits listed above and will also be listed in and receive PEC's annual report.
  • If you would like to join at the $1000+ level you will become a major donor. Learn more about becoming a major donor >>

How long does my membership last?

One year.

How will I know when it is time to renew my membership?

PEC will contact you approximately two months before your renewal date (i.e. the month in which you joined the organization). If you have not renewed your membership by your renewal date, we will send you a reminder in the month in which you membership is due.

How much of my membership is tax deductible?

Your entire payment is tax-deductible.

How do I claim my dues/donation on my income tax return?

The Development Team of PEC makes every effort to send all donors letter of acknowledgements within a four week period of the receipt of your gift. The letter will clearly state that you have received no goods or services for your donation. Please retain this acknowledgement for filing with your taxes. If you do not receive an acknowledgement within a timely manner, please contact Danielle Castellano at (540) 347-2334 ext 7001. 

How often am I solicited for funds by PEC?

PEC will ask for you to renew your membership once a year, with a reminder two months later should you not renew immediately. We also send out quarterly updates /accomplishments which will include a solicitation envelope. You of course do not have to send an addition contribution when you receive these quarterly updates. So we will contact you at least five times per year.

What other forms of donations can I contribute to PEC?

PEC not only accepts monetary contributions in the form of cash, checks, credit cards and gift of securities, but you can also contribute In-Kind Donations. We are often looking for items for event auctions. Anytime you make an In-Kind Donation, PEC will provide you with an In-Kind Donation Worksheet on which you will place a description of your gift and the value at the time of the gift. PEC is unable to place a value on your gift, IRS regulations require that the contributor provides all of that information. Once you have filled out the worksheet, PEC will record the amount of the donation into your gift record and provide you with a letter of acknowledgement.

Refund or Return Policy?

If a contribution of the wrong amount is made, please contact Nicole Erickson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 540-347-2334 x. 7004 to have your donation adjusted or refunded. If an event that you have registered for has been canceled or you are no longer able to attend, please contact Nicole Erickson if you wish to have the registration fee refunded. Refunds or adjustments will be made within 10 business days.

Can I view PEC's Statements of Financial Condition?

PEC's financial condition is included in each year's Annual Report. You can also view a copy of our Form 990 for 2015 (posted fall 2016) or our 2016 Audit (posted May 2017) online. Our most recent Annual Report, issued in Spring 2016, included the following chart: 



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