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Six great reasons to make a year-end gift to the LHF

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As 2018 comes to a close, we hope it will be the perfect opportunity to include the Lake Hopatcong Foundation in your year-end giving.

With your financial support, the Lake Hopatcong Foundation plans to add more programs at our new home at the Lake Hopatcong Train Station, continue to build more nature trails around our beautiful lake, provide more students with our lake education field trips and continue to make the lake environment and experience the best it can be.

Six great reasons to make a year-end gift to the LHF

By donating to the Lake Hopatcong Foundation you can:

1. Keep your money local

All of the money raised by the Lake Hopatcong Foundation stays in the area and supports projects and programs for the surrounding communities. Your donation makes a difference right here at home.

2. Protect our beloved lake

Your financial support underpins our programs that help prevent the spread of invasive species, improve water quality, and teach the next generation how to be stewards of New Jersey’s largest lake.

3. Make the lake a safer place

From dock numbers to ice safety presentations to supplemental police patrols, families can feel safer on Lake Hopatcong because of the generous support of donors like you.

4. Bring together the lake community

The LHF is all about neighbors coming together: whether it’s 400+ volunteers pulling debris from the lake bed, hundreds of local businesses and organizations descending on Hopatcong State Park for the Lake Hopatcong Block Party, or dozens of local residents blazing nature trails that the whole community can enjoy, the community is what keeps the LHF gears turning, and your contributions allow us to “connect the dots” in the towns and counties around the lake to make great things happen.

5. Get a financial boost through your tax-deductible donation

Especially as the tax laws change for 2019, you can consider donating before the end of the year to reduce your capital gains taxes by gifting appreciated stock, “bunching” your charitable donations for future years, or making a contribution through a donor-advised fund. (We always recommend that before you act, you check with your tax advisor or attorney to see which option works best for your circumstances.)

6. Help create a legacy to be proud of

The Lake Hopatcong Foundation is still a young organization, but your support in its early years has set the groundwork for so many success stories, now and to come. In the years and decades ahead, you can feel a special sense of pride when you look out on beautiful Lake Hopatcong, knowing your part in caring for it.

With all good wishes for 2019. May it be healthy and filled with joy!

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