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President's Circle

To honor and recognize Maine Coast Heritage Trust’s most generous members, Maine Coast Heritage Trust has created The President’s Circle.

The founders of MCHT had a vision for the coast of Maine. They realized there was a need to ensure that the coastal landscapes we all cherish would remain conserved for future generations to enjoy.

For more than 40 years MCHT has been realizing this vision, and we are continuing to sustain the pace and quality of land protection and stewardship that has defined our history. Our work would not be possible without the consistent and dedicated support of philanthropic leaders like you. While gifts of all sizes are important and appreciated, members willing to support MCHT at the highest levels have the most impact on our ability to carry out our mission.

The President’s Circle has been established to salute our leading members and offer a special level of engagement and involvement. I invite you to join me as an inaugural member of The President’s Circle by making a contribution to MCHT at one of the levels described below. I look forward to building on the work we’ve done to protect the character of Maine’s coast, and to conveying our appreciation in the months and years ahead.

Sincerely,

Tim Glidden
President

Why join The President’s Circle?

By establishing The President’s Circle, MCHT has chosen to specially recognize your leadership support. Members making a commitment of $1,000, $5,000, $10,000 or more to MCHT will be acknowledged and honored in ways that recognize your dedication to Maine’s beloved coastal landscapes. We will be offering many new opportunities for you to become better acquainted and connected with MCHT’s work all along Maine’s coast. The creation of The President’s Circle also recognizes the central role members play in our ability to achieve meaningful results on a yearly basis.

Giving Benefits & Levels

Conservationist $100,000+
Steward $25,000 – 99,999
Guardian $10,000 – 24,999
Caretaker $5,000 – 9,999
Partner $1,000 – 4,999
ShoreKeepers (age 49 and younger) $500+

The President’s Circle members will receive these special benefits:

  • Exclusive communications directly from the President on strategic topics of interest and importance.
  • Invitations to special events for The President’s Circle hosted by MCHT’s President and members of our Board of Directors.
  • Two free gift memberships to offer to your friends and family. All members of The President’s Circle will continue to receive notice of general membership events, our newsletters and annual report, and a discounted rate to attend the annual Maine Land Conservation Conference.

Each member of The President’s Circle also will receive special public recognition at these designated levels in an annual publication, unless you prefer to remain anonymous.

Eligible Gifts

All gifts to MCHT, including Aldermere Farm, in support of the Annual Fund; capital gifts for land protection, stewardship and community well-being; all received planned gifts; corporate and foundation grants; and gifts of land are included in The President’s Circle in the year in which they are received. Contributions can come in the form of cash, securities or gifts-in-kind. For more information, or to obtain specific giving instructions, please contact MCHT’s Director of Development at 207-729-7366.

“I have long believed that Maine’s coast and islands are incredible treasures. MCHT has been the statewide leader in protecting these precious assets. The President’s Circle now recognizes generous leaders who share my passion for MCHT’s mission and its history of achievement.”

Lillie Johnson, MCHT Council Member