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Adirondack Explorer

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The Adirondack Explorer is a 501(c)(3) dedicated to protecting the Adirondack Park through understanding of its unique value and vulnerability.

Please help us continue telling the stories that emphasize the rare importance of the Adirondacks with a tax-deductible contribution of any size. We can’t do this without you!

  • Online: Fill out the amount below and add it to your cart
  • By Phone: Call 518-891-9352 during business hours and make your donation.
  • By Mail: Send your check to 36 Church St., Saranac Lake, NY 12983
  • Questions: Call publisher Tracy Ormsbee at 518-891-9352 Ext. 21 or e-mail her at tracy@adirondackexplorer.org

As our special thank you, if you donate $150 or more we will send you an Adirondack Explorer baseball cap.

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There are many ways that you can invest in the Adirondack Explorer, thereby ensuring our effectiveness and longevity.

Gifts of Cash–Outright contributions are the easiest way to give. When considering the size of your gift, remember that you may make an outright gift or a pledge that can be fulfilled over several years. Contributions of cash are tax deductible.

Gifts of Appreciated Assets–Any appreciated asset, such as securities or real estate, that is donated to the Explorer qualifies for both a federal and state tax deduction and avoids the tax on capital gains.  You receive a charitable deduction for its fair-market value, and you escape tax on the capital-gain element in the property.

Charitable Bequest–You may designate the Adirondack Explorer as a direct beneficiary of specific assets, of a portion of your estate or of your residuary estate. The following assets provide an easy and tax-efficient way to make a bequest:  Retirement plans such as an IRA 401(k) or 403(b); life insurance policy; financial accounts such as a bank or brokerage account or a certificate of deposit (CD).  Making a charity the beneficiary of an IRA or retirement plan gives a double tax benefit:  Your estate gets a charitable deduction for estate tax purposes and the charity pays no income tax on funds withdrawn from the plan.

A bequest is simple to arrange, reduces your taxable estate, allows you to retain your assets throughout your lifetime, and perpetuates values you hold dear. Whatever the size of your bequest, you can have a lasting impact on the Explorer and help to ensure permanent protection of the Adirondack Park for future generations.

We suggest the following wording for a bequest:

I bequeath $___________(or a percentage of the residuary estate) toward the endowment of the Adirondack Explorer, a nonprofit news organization devoted to the preservation and enjoyment of the Adirondacks.

The Adirondack Explorer is pleased to work with donors to define the terms of your gifts. We invite you to contact Tracy Ormsbee, Publisher, if you have questions, need more information, or would like to meet. You may reach her at (518) 891-9352; Tracy@AdirondackExplorer.org; or by mail at 36 Church Street, Saranac Lake, NY 12983.

The Adirondack Explorer is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and gifts to the Explorer are fully tax deductible as allowed by law