Please remember the Beaver Island Association on this Giving Tuesday.
We are currently showing an anticipated deficit in next year’s operating budget of about $3,600.00. Your support is greatly needed to continue the work of the BIA. Many of you should have received the BIA year end appeal letter in your mail. Giving Tuesday is a great reminder to take action on our request. For those of you that did not receive the letter, it is posted below.
Invest in our beloved Beaver Island and the happiest of holidays to everyone!
Please keep the Beaver Island Association in mind when doing your
year end charitable giving.
The work of the BIA is crucial to issues that affect the fundamental character and beauty of Beaver Island. Without your help, we would not be able to continue our important mission, which is to:
Work with all levels of governments, as well as foundations and corporations, to support the views, concerns and investments of Beaver Islanders by:
Providing a forum for discussion of island governance and property taxes
Representing membership concerns through township government liaison
Supporting preservation and wise use of natural resources, plants, and wildlife of Beaver Island while developing economic sustainability by:
Collaborating with tribes, environmental organizations, schools, and government agencies
Proposing environmental conservation policies and / or methods
Sponsoring environmental education programs and public lectures and presentations
Publishing a quarterly newsletter and a continuously updated website
Monitoring and controlling invasive species
Cleaning up beaches and campgrounds and helping with forest fire prevention
Sponsoring trails development
Assisting in the filing of applications and organizing of The Dark Sky Sanctuary activities
Sponsorship of events such as Warblers on the Water
Our High Speed Internet initiative.
Your past support has helped to make these efforts possible. Please join us in our work once again by making a donation to the BIA. Donations may be sent to: BIA, P O Box 390, Beaver Island, MI 49782 or made on our website. Our website is beaverislandassociation.org
You can take a tax deduction even if you don’t itemize. For 2021, this above-the-line deduction is increased to $600 for cash donations for married couples filing jointly who do not itemize tax deductions. Charitable giving deduction limit increased to 100 percent of Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) on cash donations for those who itemize.
Please consult your financial advisor for more information about deductibility.
We pledge to continue working to improve the quality of life on our beloved Beaver Island, but we need you to help support our important work. Please join us in investing in the future.
The Beaver Island Association Board