Membership with The Piedmont Environmental Council is an investment in your community and the environment.
PEC will contact you approximately two months before your renewal date (i.e. the month in which you joined the organization). If you have not renewed your membership by your renewal date, we will send you a reminder in the month in which you membership is due.
Your entire payment is tax-deductible.
The Development Team of PEC makes every effort to send all donors letter of acknowledgements within a four week period of the receipt of your gift. The letter will clearly state that you have received no goods or services for your donation. Please retain this acknowledgement for filing with your taxes. If you do not receive an acknowledgement within a timely manner, please contact Karen Hunsberger at (540) 316-9972. If you paid your membership dues online, you will receive an e-mail acknowledgement. Please print the acknowledgement and retain for tax filing purposes.
PEC will ask for you to renew your membership once a year, with a reminder two months later should you not renew immediately. We also send out quarterly updates /accomplishments which will include a solicitation envelope. You of course do not have to send an addition contribution when you receive these quarterly updates. So we will contact you at least five times per year.
PEC not only accepts monetary contributions in the form of cash, checks, credit cards and gift of securities, but you can also contribute In-Kind Donations. We are often looking for items for event auctions. Anytime you make an In-Kind Donation, PEC will provide you with an In-Kind Donation Worksheet on which you will place a description of your gift and the value at the time of the gift. PEC is unable to place a value on your gift, IRS regulations require that the contributor provides all of that information. Once you have filled out the worksheet, PEC will record the amount of the donation into your gift record and provide you with a letter of acknowledgement.
PEC's financial condition is included in each year's Annual Report. Our most recent Annual Report, issued in Spring 2013, included the following chart:
*PEC's financials incorporate all activity of organizations for which we act as a fiscal agent. In 2012, this included the Coalition for Smarter Growth, Shenandoah Valley Network, Earth Day @ Loudoun, Virginia Food System Council and the Virginia United Land Trust Conference.