Ways to Give

Your support is critically important to the land, air, and water of Connecticut and all the shores and waters of Long Island Sound. Thank you for your interest in giving to Connecticut Fund for the Environment, Save the Sound, and the Long Island Soundkeeper!

Your gift makes a difference:

  • $15 can provide 10 native grass seedlings for marsh restoration
  • $25 can buy gloves and trash bags for one coastal cleanup
  • $75 can help our Climate Attorney spend one day lobbying in Hartford to protect environmental laws
  • $500 can sponsor a hands-on green job skills workshop for youth
  • $750 can pay for one education event about protecting Plum Island
  • $2,500 can support a policy and communications intern for the summer
  • $5,000 can install a riverside vegetated buffer the length of a football field
  • $10,000 can fuel the Soundkeeper’s patrol boat for one season
  • $15,000 can pay a solar energy community organizer for one year

There are many ways to give. You are welcome to give at the leadership level to the organization as a whole or target your contribution to your favorite program. Become a Sustaining Member with your monthly gift. Choose a once-a-year contribution, or remember CFE/Save the Sound in your will.

However you choose to give, thank you!

CFE/Save the Sound is a tax exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

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Leadership Gift

Become an Environmental Champion or join the ranks of Advocates for the Public Trust with your leadership gift. Advocates make an annual commitment of between $1,000 and $9,999 while Champions often make multi-year commitments and give $10,000 or more per year. Schedule your payments to suit your needs, give quarterly, annually, or in regular installments. Designate your gifts to a specific program, or donate to meet the organization’s highest need. However you choose to participate, please know that Advocates and Champions are key to CFE/Save the Sound’s success. Your kind donations provide one-fourth of all funding and the lion’s share of flexible unrestricted dollars.

To begin to show our appreciation, we’ll recognize your generosity with personalized updates and communications, VIP invitations, and insider access. Be on the shortlist to see Plum Island. Cruise with the Long Island Soundkeeper. Hear the latest insights from program staff and organizational leaders. And most importantly, know that your gifts are vital to saving Long Island Sound and protecting Connecticut’s environment. Please call Alicia Sullivan, chief development officer, at 203-787-0646 ext. 109 anytime to find out more.  

Transfer stock

CFE/Save the Sound welcomes your contribution of appreciated stock shares from individuals and corporate donors. We routinely work with donors who have set up perpetual trusts, annuities, and donor-advised funds. To gift appreciated stock to CFE/Save the Sound, please contact our broker below and email your transaction receipt to Michelle LeMere at mlemere@ctenvironment.org, who will prepare your tax acknowledgement.

Joe Mahoney, Account Executive UBS Financial Services
265 Church St., 6th floor
New Haven, CT 06510-1708
Phone: (203) 562-0700
Account #: LH 21887-93 DTC #: 221
CFE/Save the Sound Employer Identification Number: 06-0990195
CFE/Save the Sound is a 501c3 tax exempt charitable organization.

Real property

Gifts of real property can be harder to manage, so we cannot always accept them. Please contact Alicia Sullivan at asullivan@ctenvironment.org or 203-787-0646 ext.109 if you have a piece of property you’d like to donate.

Matching gift

Does your employer match your donations? Many do, and will double or triple the amount you give! Contact Michelle LeMere at mlemere@ctenvironment.org for more details.

Planned Gift

Planning for your philanthropic legacy is like planting a tree. It will grow and benefit the region long into the future. So, leave a legacy that will last for generations by remembering the environment in your estate plans. With many options available, including bequests, charitable gift annuities, life insurance, and 401(k) designations, your generosity will have a lasting impact on our land, air, and water! Please use our exact name: Connecticut Fund for the Environment, Inc. or Save the Sound, a program of the Connecticut Fund for the Environment, Inc.

With a planned giving strategy, you put your assets to work in perpetuity for CFE/Save the Sound. Many gift options are available. Your gift can be named for you, a loved one, or a favorite staff member. You may endow a staff position. Development staff would be happy to discuss gift opportunities in more detail. Please let us know that you plan to leave a gift in your will or from your life insurance or 401(K). That way, we’ll know to add you to our Legacy Society. You will receive special invitations to talks, events, and parties, and you’ll be recognized in annual reports. To discuss leadership gifts and planning giving strategies, please contact Alicia Sullivan, chief development officer, at asullivan@ctenvironment.org or 203-787-0646 ext.109.

Tribute Cards

Honor a friend, family member, or colleague with a memorial contribution or holiday tribute card. Contact Michelle LeMere at mlemere@ctenvironment.org to order your cards.

Donate Your Birthday, Your Wedding, or Make an Honorary Gift

To find out more, please contact Michelle LeMere at mlemere@ctenvironment.org. 

Corporate Gifts

Engage your colleagues and cement your team while cleaning up a beach, planting a marsh or installing a rain garden. Sponsor a walk, party or outing. To find out more, contact Alicia Sullivan at asullivan@ctenvironment.org or 203-787-0646 ext.109.


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