How can you make a difference?
Thank you for your membership donation! Making an annual donation at or above $250 helps to sustain our important water protection programs. Using the Make this donation yearly function opts you in to receive convenient reminder notifications when your membership is due to expire and offers the opportunity to update your giving information before renewing. Please take a moment to visit your profile page and enter any additional information, including your family members. You can reach this page by going to Membership -> Your Profile in the nav bar above.
The GLA General Fund supports the ongoing operational expenses of the nonprofit organization such as:
- General Operations
- Boat Wash
- Swimmer's Itch
- Discovery Boat
- Endangered/ Invasive Species
- Water Quality
- Scientific testing for invasive species control
- Unforeseen watershed protection issues
- Special programming initiatives
The Endowment Fund and Legends Initiative have been created for the long-term financial stability of the organization. As a permanent endowment held by the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation, this GLA fund has a goal of $1 million.
The Endowment Fund:
- Is managed by professional investment advisers
- Is audited annually by CPAs
- Allows Michigan residents an income tax credit of up to $400
- Gifts must be directed to the GT Regional Community Foundation/ Glen Lake Association
Gifts to memorialize or honor friends and family are accepted for any amount and for the above stated funds.
The Glen Lake Association is proud to celebrate its 75th Anniversary in 2020 with the continuing mission of protecting and preserving water quality of the Glen Lake/ Crystal River Watershed.
To commemorate this milestone, the GLA Board of Directors is announcing its 75th Celebration Campaign to protect our cherished lakes, rivers, streams and groundwater for the future. Your development committee is seeking $150,000 to support costs associated with the GLA’s Watershed Scientist position. This role, currently held by Rob Karner, is essential in protecting the watershed, controlling invasive species, monitoring water quality and tackling challenges such as Swimmer’s Itch and more.
Three generous investors have challenged us to raise $75,000, which they will match dollar for dollar, doubling the impact of every gift.
Please help us meet our matching goal and invest in the future of the GLA during this landmark year. Your support will enable GLA to continue to research and deploy environmental best practices, resulting in protecting and preserving the unparalleled Glen Lake/Crystal River Watershed.