Many Friends of St. Marks Wildlife Refuge 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’s also possible to make a donation in memory or honor of someone special to you.

Estate Planning

Many Friends of St. Marks Wildlife Refuge 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.

Other Ways of Helping

The Friends of St. Marks Wildlife is also interested in working with you if you awould like to support 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.