Membership with The Piedmont Environmental Council is an investment in your community and the environment.
- Members at the $40 level will receive our quarterly newsletter “The Piedmont View”; action alerts and invitations to special events and community meetings.
- Members at the $75 level can choose to receive a free copy of the book, Hallowed Ground: Preserving America’s Heritage
- Members at the $100+ level will also be recognized in PEC’s annual report and receive a copy of the publication.
- Members at the $1000+ level will become a major donor. Learn more about becoming a major donor >>
How long does my membership last?
One year. We rely on annual contributions to enable our work.
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 your membership is due.
Your entire membership donation 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 Karissa Epley at (540) 347-2334 ext 7002.
How often am I solicited for funds by mail?
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 additional contribution when you receive these quarterly updates. So we will contact you at least five times per year.
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 acknowledgment.
If a contribution of the wrong amount is made, please contact Karissa Epley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-347-2334 x7002 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 Karissa Epley if you wish to have the registration fee refunded. Refunds or adjustments will be made within 10 business days.