Gifts to Cope Environmental Center support efforts to improve the local environment, enhance environmental education opportunities for the local community, and promote responsible resource use throughout our region! Every gift makes environmental education more affordable, more accessible, and more effective for participants. We charge our students and community a fraction of the actual cost of programming, so that we can continue to provide high quality, relevant programs for an affordable price. From the public schools of Connersville to the Mayor’s office of Richmond, your contributions make the environment a priority in our communities!
We wish to extend a special thank you to the local foundations who continue to support the work of Cope Environmental Center through significant investment in our annual programs and special projects:
Stamm Koechlein Family Foundation – The Stamm Koechlein Family Foundation actively serves the communities of our board members, especially Richmond, Indiana and the surrounding areas. We support non-profit community organizations that enhance the vitality of the community, especially for young people. Our goal is to build, strengthen and sustain community life by bringing opportunity to youth.
Wayne County Foundation – The Wayne County, Indiana, Foundation, Inc. exists to foster and encourage private philanthropic giving, to enhance the spirit of community and to improve the quality of life in the Wayne County, Indiana, area now and for future generations.
If monetary gifts aren’t you style, think about about giving in-kind! In-kind giving means giving materials that help run the center instead of money! CEC can always use the following:
|Senior / Student||$35|
|Supporting Levels||$150 & $300|
Become a member by choosing a donation level, then clicking the “Donate” button below. Please note “Membership” in the “Designation” line.
The Sustainers’ Circle of the Cope Environmental Center is a circle of friends working together to assure a stable financial future for CEC. This Circle was created to recognize individuals who believe in and support environmental education with financial gifts of $500 or more. Donors may choose to participate on a yearly basis or commit to long-term giving through a variety of multi-year pledging options.
The Corporate Sustainers’ Circle of the Cope Environmental Center is a circle of businesses working together to assure a stable financial future for CEC. This Circle was created to recognize businesses who believe in and support environmental education with financial gifts of $1,000 or more. Donors may choose to participate on a yearly basis or commit to long-term giving through a variety of multi-year pledging options.
This fund was created in memory of Founder Jim Cope by some of his closest friends. It is managed by the Wayne County Foundation and provides a modest income of unrestricted funds for CEC each year. Donations to the Jim Cope Endowment Fund are greatly appreciated and can be made by simply sending a contribution to: Jim Cope Endowment Fund, 1730 Airport Rd., Centerville, IN 47330.
We are so thankful for everyone who has supported the work of CEC through planned gifts! If you would like to support the legacy of our founders and the programs that help our community, please consider naming CEC in your estate plans.
Sample language:“I hereby give, devise, and bequeath to Cope Environmental Center, a nonprofit corporation with principal offices in Centerville, Indiana, the sum of _______ dollars ($ ) as an unrestricted gift to be used in the area of greatest need at the time the gift is received.”
We welcome the opportunity to talk with you about other ways to include CEC in your estate plans. Please call the Development Director at 765-855-3188 if you are interested! If you have already named CEC in your plans, please let us know so that we may thank you and confirm your gift designation wishes!
Read more about ways you and CEC can benefit from planned giving options. Alan Spears, CEC Board Member and Vice-President of Trust Services for First Bank Richmond, explains the benefits of charitable gift annuities.
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