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There are several convenient and secure ways to donate to the ongoing work of the Monhegan Associates. One can make a one-time donation by sending us a check, by using Paypal, or even sending a quick text. We also welcome gifts in the form of Donor Advised Funds and Qualified Charitable Distributions.  Please see information about all of these options below and do not hesitate to reach out to us at for more information.

While Monhegan Associates, Inc. is a 501(c)3 organization that accepts tax exempt donations, none of the information on this page is offered as legal advice. For legal advice, please consult a qualified financial advisor or estate attorney.

MAI has sponsored the video above showing many surprising ways that you can support us financially and maximize the effect of your donation, both to you and to the MAI. Its worth the watch.

Maximizing Your Philanthropy

Maximizing Your Philanthropy is a 3-part series of interactive web meetings that the Associates has organized for those who have a special place in their hearts for Monhegan Island! The series, entitled “Maximizing Your Philanthropy, Minimizing Risk,” focusses on philanthropy that makes a difference in the lives of donors, enhances a charity’s endowment /mission /programs, and changes the way we consider assets.

Please view our Gift Acceptance Policy for more information about donating to the Monhegan Associates.

By Check:

Linda S. Rae
PO Box 145
Cross River, NY 10518

By Paypal or Credit Card:

By Text: 

to 44-321

A Word about Planned Giving from Fred Faller, MAI President

Fred and Ellen Faller

“Ellen and I and our family have loved and enjoyed Monhegan summers for decades. When we sat down to consider the decision of how to allocate assets in our will, we realized that Monhegan Associates, and the good is has brought to the island, should be part of our enduring legacy. I hope you, too, will consider making a gift in your will to MAI.

Other kinds of “planned gifts” or gifts of assets are now easy to give through this website. We welcome you to search the easy-to-use buttons that guide you to give either a gift from your Donor Advised Fund and/or a gift from an Individual Retirement Account. Please give yourself a moment to explore these new additions to our site. 

Let us know your thoughts and do let us know if you have a gift in your will for MAI so that we can properly thank you.”

A Gift In Your Will

Creating a gift in your will for Monhegan Associates will live on for generations to come. There are various kinds of bequests, and here is a simple bequest you might consider with the specific language to use in your will if you choose to give any portion of your assets to Monhegan Associates.

“I/we irrevocably give, devise, and bequeath to Monhegan Associates, Inc., Tax ID #01-6013556, P O Box 97, Monhegan ME 04852 the sum of 

$__________ (or percentage, or a description of a specific asset), to be used for unrestricted purposes.”

Gratitude for the Land through Donor Advised Funds

The Christie and McConagha Family

“Our family has always found restoration and balance in Monhegan’s woodlands and coastlines. Protection and public access for Monhegan’s wildlands set the island apart as an example of sustainable land management in cooperation with the local community. 

But conservation isn’t free, it’s the outcome of visionary founders and careful stewards working together to minimize human impact on the land. We express our gratitude for this treasure by supporting Monhegan Associates through a donor advised fund (DAF), an investment account created to support charitable purposes. If you use a DAF, you can join us in supporting the conservation of Monhegan by sending a recommendation to your fund manager with this information: Monhegan Associates, Inc., Tax ID #01-6013556, P O Box 97, Monhegan ME 04852″

John Christie and Megan McConagha

Donor Advised Funds

If you have a donor advised fund (DAF) with any provider like Fidelity Charitable, Merrill Charitable, Vanguard Charitable, or other fiduciaries, you can recommend a gift from your fund to Monhegan Associates. You can make a one-time gift, a pledge for a certain amount scheduled to be paid over time, and/or name Monhegan Associates, Inc. as a beneficiary of the fund.

It is as easy as sending your recommendation to your fund manager with this information:     

Monhegan Associates, Inc., Tax ID #01-6013556, P O Box 97, Monhegan ME 04852

Individual Retirement Account Gift

As a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD)

Donors over age 72 with a regular Individual Retirement Account (IRA) are required to take a minimum distribution (RMD) each year or be taxed on that amount.  Instead of being taxed on that distribution, ask your provider to “roll over” the distribution (up to $100,000/year) to Monhegan Associates Tax ID #01-6013556, P O Box 97, Monhegan ME 04852 and no tax will be due. This is called a “Qualified Charitable Distribution” (QCD). You have the gratification of making a difference for the island’s longevity and the gratitude of all who love this pristine land.

Thank you for your generous philanthropy.