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Consider donating to Hartley Nature Center's Endowment Fund.

Our endowment is a permanent investment in the future of Hartley Nature Center and our commitment to furthering environmental learning and stewardship. Endowed funds are invested, rather than used as cash for immediate needs. Earnings from the endowment are unrestricted and are distributed to the Nature Center to support current priorities and exciting new opportunities as they arise.

Establishing a fund or contributing to our unrestricted endowment is not only generous, but an act of tremendous vision. Donors who decide to create a fund do so because they understand the importance of supporting Hartley not only during their lifetime, but for generations to come. Many donors choose to establish an endowed fund in order to honor a loved one, or to memorialize an important figure in their life, ensuring that their name and generosity will forever be a guiding force in Hartley's success.

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Leave a legacy... it's the Natural thing to do!

Hartley Nature Center's Legacy Circle was created to recognize individuals who include the Nature Center in their estate plan. These gifts range from simple bequests to planned gifts, structured according to the donor's individual needs. By actively structuring their gifts during their lifetime, Legacy Circle members can ensure that Hartley Nature Center can continue in its mission.

People of all ages and incomes can now join the Legacy Circle. Gifts are cumulative- making it possible to start giving now with further recognition as giving continues. To join the Legacy Circle please download and complete the Legacy Circle gift intent form.


To learn more or if you have any questions about the form or endowments, please contact the Executive Director Tom O'Rourke at (218)-724-6735 or director@hartleynature.org.


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