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WAYS to GIVE:

1) BECOME A PARK SUSTAINER: Support the Friends with a monthly gift – the best way to sustain Patterson Park as “Baltimore’s Best Backyard.”

Enter the amount you’d like to contribute each month.

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2) MAKE A ONE-TIME/ANNUAL GIFT AT ONE OF THESE LEVELS:

FRIEND:  $25-99

Benefits:

  • Satisfaction of helping Patterson Park
  • Newsletter and Event updates
  • Friends of Patterson Park logo sticker
  • Boat Lake Breakfast Invitation

CONTRIBUTOR: $100- $249

All of the above, plus
TWO
Moonlight Pagoda Party tickets

ADVOCATE:  $250-499

All of the above plus,
The book, ”Baltimore’s Patterson Park”

PATRON:  $500 and Up

At the PATRON level eligible donors qualify for a Maryland Community Investment Tax Credit! Your donation at the $500 threshold and above provides you with a 50% tax credit that comes directly off your Maryland income tax obligation. Friends of Patterson Park is one of the select 501 c 3 charities in Maryland able to offer this benefit to our donors. A $500 gift provides you with a $250 tax credit; a $1,000 gift provides you with a $500 tax credit, and so on. For questions, contact Jennifer Ardnt Robinson, Executive Director, at 410.276.3676 or Jennifer@pattersonpark.com

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3) INCLUDE THE FRIENDS OF PATTERSON PARK IN YOUR LAST WILL & TESTAMENT

Naming the Friends of Patterson Park in your Will gives you the opportunity to leave a lasting legacy in Patterson Park, and possibly provide your family with tax benefits after your death.

People of all ages and walks of life chose to name their favorite charities in their Last Will and Testaments, or as a beneficiary of an insurance policy or investment account.  The Friends suggests you consult with your professional advisors when making such important decisions about your estate plans.  If you chose to include the Friends in your Will, here is the language we suggest using:

“I devise to the Friends of Patterson Park, a nonprofit corporation of the state of Maryland located at 27 S. Patterson Park Avenue, Baltimore, 21231, ___% / the sum of $____ to benefit the Friends of Patterson Park.”

Please let us know if you’ve named us in your Will! The Friends plans to start a Legacy Society in the near future to honor and recognize our planned giving supporters. You can send an email to Jennifer Arndt Robinson, Executive Director (Jennifer@pattersonpark.com) or call her at 410-276-3676.

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4) GIFTS OF STOCK/APPRECIATED SECURITIES

The Friends of Patterson Park accepts gifts of stock as a charitable contribution.  Giving gifts of stock can save you capital gains tax, and result in a charitable deduction on your tax return.  Your Friends membership level will correspond with the value of your gift.

For delivery information for your broker, and more information on how to donate stock, please contact Jennifer Arndt Robinson, Executive Director, 410-276-3676 or Jennifer@pattersonpark.com

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5)  CHARITABLE GIFT ANNUITIES

The Friends of Patterson Park has a small endowment held at the Baltimore Community Foundation (BCF). Working with BCF, your cash or appreciated property donation can be used to create a Charitable Gift Annuity that would provide you income for life in quarterly payments, and benefit the Friends of Patterson Park after your life (minimum initial investment is $10,000).  The principal of your Charitable Gift Annuity will be designated to the Friends of Patterson Park endowment.

For more information, contact Jennifer Arndt Robinson, Executive Director, 410-276-3676 or Jennifer@pattersonpark.com.