CEI is deeply honored to be the designee for memorial gifts in honor of Mr. Sherman Howell, a beloved and incredibly impactful community member. To give a gift in Sherman's honor, please click here.
Essential Operating Support
Your tax-deductible donation helps equip the Community Ecology Institute with the resources we need to flourish as an innovative and inspiring community asset. Your contributions matter deeply, watering the roots of all we do and helping our literal and figurative gardens grow. We are especially grateful for sustaining donors, whose reoccurring gifts help us:
Green Farmacy Garden Stewardship
CEI is honored to become the new owner of the Green Farmacy Garden (GFG), a unique teaching garden and plant and seed sanctuary. The stewardship of this land for both social and ecological benefits requires $100,000 per year, at a maintenance level, which includes continuing the work of the three current gardeners who are knowledgeable about the property and its specialized needs. We are asking for the community's support to help us step into this important role in 2023. We plan to move mindfully in in this journey and want to come to know the property before making any substantial changes or adding any substantial programming. Your support will help us ensure a thoughtful and successful transition process.
You can also support CEI via PayPal or Venmo. If you prefer to make a contribution by check, please make the check payable to the Community Ecology Institute and mail it to 8000 Harriet Tubman Lane, Columbia, MD 21044. We are happy to work with you if you would like to make a gift through a different pathway. Thank you!
Tax-Wise Giving: Donating Stock
Are you interested in making a charitable gift that may yield double tax benefits and additional savings? When you make a gift of stock to CEI, by eliminating the capital gains tax that would be due upon selling the stock, you receive tangible tax-savings and benefits while supporting our mission. A gift of stock may be right for you if:
* You are holding stocks that have risen in value. If your stocks are highly appreciated, you may find yourself with a hefty tax bill when it comes time to sell. By using these securities as a gift, you can avoid the capital gains tax.
* You would like to maximize your deduction while not affecting your liquidity. If you decide to make a gift of stock, you not only retain your cash assets, but you also receive a charitable tax deduction for the full fair market value of the stock that you’ve owned for more than one year.
STEP ONE: DONATE STOCK
Please provide your broker with the following information:
Name of Account: The Community Ecology Institute
Name of Broker: Fidelity
DTC Number: 0226
Tax ID: 81-0954815
STEP TWO: NOTIFY US
When your stock or mutual funds are transferred to our account we do not receive information that identifies you as the donor. We wish to ensure all gifts are properly received and acknowledged, so please email firstname.lastname@example.org either before or after donating securities and provide the following information about the gift:
Name of the stock
Number of shares
Your name and address
The Community Ecology Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible. A copy of the current financial statement of the Community Ecology Institute is available by writing 8000 Harriet Tubman Lane, Columbia, MD 21044 or by calling (443) 832-3824. Documents and information submitted under the Maryland Solicitations Act are also available, for the cost of postage and copies, from the Maryland Secretary of State, State House, Annapolis MD 21401, (410) 974-5534.