George Perkins Marsh Society
Known to many as America’s first environmentalist, George Perkins Marsh was a 19th century scholar, diplomat and naturalist. His book, Man and Nature, sparked the establishment of forest reserves and the national forest system. It still is widely considered a pivotal text in the founding of the conservationist and environmental movements. To express our sincere appreciation to those who commit to planned gifts, Woodwell Climate offers lifetime membership in the George Perkins Marsh Society.
Benefits and Privileges of Membership
As a George Perkins Marsh Society member, you will enjoy the benefits that flow from sound estate and financial planning. Your generosity may result in an increased spendable income, immediate income tax deduction, reduced estate taxes, and/or reduced capital gains taxes on appreciated assets. As a member of the Society, you play an important role in securing the future of Woodwell Climate’s work to safeguard the health of our planet for generations to come.
Each year, George Perkins Marsh Society members:
- are recognized in the Honor Roll of Donors in the Center’s annual report;
- are invited to special events hosted by the Center around the country;
- receive periodic reports about Center activities, plus special reports from the Center’s president not otherwise available to the public;
- are invited to participate in an annual “State of the Center” briefing hosted by Woodwell Climate President Phil Duffy.
For many types of gifts, we require only a simple written statement of your commitment to initiate your George Perkins Marsh Society membership.