Year-End Appeal 2021

Yes! I want to help our community enjoy this special place.

Dear friends,

So many people have come to Teatown over the last 20 months for comfort, to hike our trails in the fresh air, to experience the meditative quiet of the woods, to learn about the vibrant environment around us, and to enjoy the company of friends and family. They are first-time visitors and long-time members; children, parents, and grandparents; summer campers and school classes; from near and far. They have been energized by a walk around the lake or experienced the peace that comes of sitting silently on a bench and feeling the sun’s warmth.

If you are among the thousands of people who have found joy, solace, or space for contemplation here, please consider supporting Teatown with a year-end gift. Your generosity now helps us continue to be the unique place where our diverse community comes together throughout the year, unified by our love of the natural world and our need to feel nature’s embrace.

When you are gathering with family and friends in this holiday season — perhaps for the first time in almost two years — we hope you will come to Teatown together, make new memories, and share the delight and pleasure of time spent in nature. We look forward to greeting you on the trails!

Kindest regards,

Kevin Carter
Executive Director

If you are the age of 70 ½ or older, you may want to consider making a tax-free charitable donation to Teatown Lake Reservation through a qualified charitable distribution (QCD). A QCD is a direct transfer of funds up to $100,000 annually directly from a traditional IRA (or Roth IRA), payable to qualified charities. In addition to the benefits of giving to charities you care deeply about, you can use QCDs to satisfy your annual Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) from your retirement account. Please contact your tax professional to further discuss your eligibility.

Teatown Lake Reservation is a 501 (C) (3) charitable organization; your donation is fully tax deductible as specified by IRS laws.