Sunrise light on a grove of tufa towers emerging from the water of Mono Lake with soft green and dusty-red wild grasses in the foreground, Canada geese in the shallow water with reflections of the rocky towers, and desert hills in the distance.

Support Mono Lake with donor-advised funds, IRA/stock gifts

As the calendar speeds quickly towards Thanksgiving, there are so many things for which we are grateful! This time of the year connects us with so many members through year-end contributions.

As you consider a year-end gift to support the protection, restoration, education, and science research work of the Mono Lake Committee, I wanted to share some different ways people use to support the work of the Committee that might be helpful for you to consider.

Donor Advised Fund
A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a type of giving program that lets you combine the most favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to easily support the Mono Lake Committee.

If you have a DAF, you can make a gift through your account to help support our work today. To give through your DAF, contact your provider and initiate a grant recommendation to support the Mono Lake Committee.

Tribute or Memorial Gifts
Take a moment to honor the legacy of a friend or relative with a tribute gift. From supporting an intern for summer 2020, to providing transportation for underserved youth to visit the Mono Basin, we have many creative ideas to make a meaningful and memorable contribution.

IRA/Stock Gifts
Don’t forget that you can support the Mono Lake Committee with a donation of appreciated securities or by making a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) through your IRA. These gifts have the possibility of reducing your tax burden but take a moment to coordinate. For these transactions, you will likely need our federal tax ID number, which is 77-0051124.

Please know that we are grateful for you, and all of the ways that you support the Mono Lake Committee—your membership, your consistent support, and your investment in the future of Mono Lake. If you are interested in additional information, please contact me by email.

If you would like to see a more comprehensive picture of our financial position, check out our most recent Annual Report and 990 forms.