Katie Parks, center, at the organization's Revolving Fund property in Hagerstown, MD.

Annual Fund 2020: Two Special Giving Incentives

By Katie Parks

I joined Preservation Maryland as Director of Development this summer, amidst a global pandemic, civil unrest, and a presidential election on the horizon. In these past few tumultuous months, one thing is clear – history is happening.

Preservation Maryland does not just preserve that history. We actively participate in projects and programs that illuminate new angles to age-old interpretations of past events and we maximize the value of our historic communities through revitalization efforts.

Our work has not stopped and it has not slowed. In fact, our organization has taken on many firsts recently:

And now, I need you. As a fellow Marylander, can I count on you to help save the heart of our historic communities?

Annual support from our generous members allows Preservation Maryland to advocate for historic buildings, neighborhoods, and landscapes throughout Maryland, offer important educational programming, and to provide grants to directly preserve the best of Maryland.

As detailed in the recently passed recovery bill, if you take the standard deduction on your taxes and you give $300 to charity, you’ll get a $300 tax break in addition to the standard deduction ($12,400 for individuals and $24,800 for married couples filing jointly). While I am not providing tax advice, I really want you to know about this giving opportunity and have made a $300 giving level on our secure online donation form.

Your gift directly supports the preservation of Maryland’s irreplaceable heritage — and helps revitalize the heart of our historic communities.

Also, if you give $500 or more, you will receive a special salvaged memento from our Jonathan Street property – a historic cut nail from a wall that required deconstruction and repair. It will be a powerful reminder of resilience, history, and your investment in our future.

I hope you’ll make this gift because you know that:

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Legal Disclaimer: Preservation Maryland and its affiliates do not provide tax, legal or accounting advice. This material has been prepared for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, tax, legal or accounting advice. You should always consult your own tax, legal and accounting advisors before engaging in any transaction.

Katie Parks · Director of Development

Katie Parks, heralding from the Eastern Shore, leads Preservation Maryland's development and fundraising programs with a focus on our new Revolving Fund. There are many ways to support and contribute to our important work - and Katie is always willing to discuss your giving goals.

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