Support Us

Imagine a world in which we live in a dynamic relationship with nature, not using it up or wiping it out.

Join us in promoting a healthy and sustainable planet. Our success is rooted in the generous contributions of individuals, businesses, and organizations that believe in the power of educating people today for a healthier, more sustainable future tomorrow.

Please consider making a tax-deductible gift, in any amount, to one or more of the following important ways.

Annual Fund and Membership

Support education for a healthy planet by making a gift to Hitchcock’s Annual Fund.  Whether you become a member of the Hitchcock Center, choose to make an impact all year long as a monthly sustainer, or champion our mission by joining the Leadership Gift Circle, your generosity is vital to our ongoing excellence in environmental education. Learn more…

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Building for the Future Capital Campaign

Our Building for the Future campaign has created a pioneering “living” environmental education center unlike anywhere else in New England.  Our one-of-a-kind new home is our newest educator and a teaching tool for new ways of thinking and learning about our environment. We have helped Massachusetts to become a nexus of “living” buildings in New England.

For more details of this transformative project and our Building for the Future campaign, visit Our Living Building Project page.

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Biothon

The Hitchcock Center’s annual Biothon occurs each spring when our region’s biodiversity is at its peak. You’ve heard of marathons, walk-a-thons, and dance-a-thons: this is our version!  This citizen science event gets people outside in teams, exploring our local habitats and having fun enjoying the return of spring!  An annual tradition and community favorite for experienced naturalists and beginners alike, Biothon has become an important annual fundraiser for Hitchcock’s environmental education programs.

For more details on Biothon, visit our Biothon page.

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Business Partnership Program

Business Partnerships provide a network of support for bringing more low-cost and free programs to our community. Thanks to our local Business Partners, Hitchcock is expanding our service area to geographically underserved communities, and strengthening our community’s commitment to education for a healthy planet.

Our new Sustainability Series Sponsors are helping to launch our inaugural series of community programs, building tours, lectures, presentations and symposiums centered on energy, water, toxic use reduction, local food, ecological design, native landscapes, and much more. These unique Sustainability Programs will use our building as a teaching tool to create new ways of thinking and learning about energy, water, materials use, waste reduction, ecological design, greening our homes, social justice and the environment, food security in the Valley, and much more.

Business gifts in any amount are welcome. View our Business Partnership page for more information about the opportunities for recognition and partnership between your business and the Hitchcock Center.

For more information on becoming a Business Partner, please contact Marcus Simon, Development Coordinator: (413) 256-6006 x 104.

Scholarship Gifts

Our Nature Summer Camp programs help young people to discover the wonders of nature, make new friends, and develop self-esteem during these critical months.  Scholarship gifts in any amount have a lasting impact on youths who are otherwise at risk of spending long summer days without positive outdoor experiences.”

Please visit our Scholarship Fund page for more information, or contact Jeff Mazur, Environmental Educator: (413) 256-6006 x 110.

Planned Gifts

Everyone can leave a legacy. Planned gifts include bequests in one’s will, naming the Hitchcock Center as beneficiary of retirement assets, or using giving strategies such as charitable remainder trusts.

Whichever vehicle is right for you, your legacy involves thoughtful deliberation with a financial advisor to shape your gift. To learn more about options, visit our Planned Giving Glossary of Terms.

For more information about planned giving, please contact Marcus Simon, Development Coordinator, at (413) 256-6006 x 104.

Other Ways to Give

You can donate your used car, truck, boat, or ATV at no cost to you, and receive a tax-deduction – Cars Helping America does all of the work on Hitchcock’s behalf.

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Your internet searches using GoodSearch and your online shopping through GoodShop support the Hitchcock Center. It’s easy to register, designate the Hitchcock Center, and save money while giving back! Special coupons and discounts are also available exclusively through GoodShop. Your shopping at Amazon can also support the Center and Hitchcock receives 0.5% of your purchase at no cost to you. Easy!

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