Support Our Work
What do the Friends of St. Marks Wildlife Refuge and a flotilla of White Pelicans have in common? Cooperative effort helps both groups reach their goal.
White pelicans form crescent-shaped groups that herd their prey into shallow water for efficient harvesting. The more birds, the more likely all will reach their goal of full stomachs. Likewise, reaching our goal of supporting Refuge programs and projects depends on all Friends of St. Marks Wildlife Refuge.
Please help our flock achieve its goal. Become a member of Friends of St. Marks Wildlife Refuge, or RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP TODAY ! And, you might even wish to purchase a Gift Membership for someone special.
Benefits of joining Friends of St. Marks Wildlife?
- 10% discount in the Nature Store
- Refuge newsletter
- First-hand knowledge of upcoming Refuge activities
- Partnership in making a difference preserving the Refuge for generations ahead.
GIVING BEYOND MEMBERSHIP
Many Friends of St. Marks Wildlife give beyond their membership dues by volunteering or by making purchases at the Nature Store run by the Friends. Others, who are able, go beyond membership by making an annual donation to a specific Refuge program important to them. Even many Life Members, who no longer pay dues, continue investing in the Refuge by making annual donations to programs they especially value. It is also possible to make a donation in memory or honor of someone special to you. THINK ABOUT YOUR FAVORITE REFUGE PROGRAM(S), AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE NOW.
An Endowment Fund was initiated by the St. Marks Refuge Association in 2012 to ensure future support of Refuge programs and projects. The principal amount in this Fund, built by donations from Refuge friends, will never be touched. Once the Fund has grown to an appropriate size, its annual earnings will be used to support Refuge activities and programs. Thus, your support of the Endowment Fund now will ensure the Refuge is supported forever. Learn more here about our Endowment Fund .
Many Friends of St. Marks Wildlife have spent a lifetime volunteering and otherwise supporting organizations and causes that reflect their values. So, it is not surprising that, later in life, many elect to include a planned gift as part of their overall financial or estate plan. By leaving a bequest to Friends of St. Marks Wildlife in your will, you create a legacy by helping protect a place you value, and at the same time you demonstrate and pass on your values to family and friends. You can take one last opportunity to make the world a better place. Learn more here about including a bequest in a will or trust.
OTHER WAYS OF HELPING
The Friends of St. Marks Wildlife is also interested in working with you if you are interested in supporting a special project through a Charitable Gift. To discuss special opportunities to support the Refuge, please email the Development Committee
or CALL the Refuge (850-925-6121) to discuss your interest.
Friends of St. Marks Wildlife is a 501.c.3 non-profit organization,
led by an all-volunteer Board of Directors with no paid staff.
All (100%) of your contributions go to support Reguge programs and projects.