Membership

Friends of the Rockefeller State Park Preserve has members from all over the world. The tax deductible gifts from our Friends fund the ongoing maintenance of the historic carriage roads as well as projects large and small throughout the Preserve.  Annual memberships begin at $25.

Membership Benefits

  • You will receive the Preserve Observer Newsletter. Published twice a year, it features articles about the history, the future and all we can do to preserve this treasured landscape. You will also finds news about upcoming fundraising events and volunteer opportunities.

  • A 10% discount on Friends Shop purchases.

  • A thank you gift.

 

Donate

Open Donation

Some Friends choose to make a donation, in lieu of membership.  Donations can be made in any amount and are fully tax-deductible.  

 A 1,200 feet section of David's loop was refurbished by the friends in 2018. Drain swales redefined, roadsides shaped, new surface material added, graded & compacted and New grass seed sown.

A 1,200 feet section of David's loop was refurbished by the friends in 2018. Drain swales redefined, roadsides shaped, new surface material added, graded & compacted and New grass seed sown.


Membership and donation funds have made the following accomplishments possible:

  • Storm damage clean up and tree removal.

  • Redefining of drain swales, shaping roadsides and resurfacing sections of David's Loop.

  • Clearing fallen trees.

  • Clearing and repairing over 4,000 linear feet of drains and swales along Big Tree, Peggy’s Way, Eagle Hill, 13 Bridges, Pocantico River, Brook Trail and David’s Loop in 2016.

  • The planting of various native species to enliven the Visitor Center courtyard during the winter.

  • Seasonal mowing of pastures, carriage roadsides and blowing of leaves.

  • Maintenance and repair of the stone and wooden bridges.

  • Promotion of conservation of the Preserve’s natural features, habitats, and wildlife.

  • Promotion of educational programs.

Learn more about Friends funded projects throughout the Preserve.

If you would like to donate by personal check, please make check payable to Friends of the Rockefeller State Park Preserve and mail to: Friends of the Rockefeller State Park Preserve, P.O. Box 8444, Sleepy Hollow NY 10591

In addition to cash donations, the Friends welcome the following:

  • Double Your Donation with a Matching Gift: Many companies offer matching gift programs to encourage employees to contribute to charitable organizations. Some provide matching funds to support employee volunteer hours. Most of these programs match contributions dollar for dollar, and some will even double or triple the amount of your gift!

  • In-Kind Donation: The Friends also accepts in-kind donations from various individuals and corporations. For information about making an in-kind donation please contact us by phone or email at: 914-762-0209 friends@friendsrock.org

  • Gifts of Appreciated Securities: For further information about making a stock donation, please contact us by phone or email at: 914-762-0209 or friends@friendsrock.org

  • Amazon Smile: The charitable purchase site of Amazon.com. Login with your exisiting Amazon account and designate Friends of the Rockefeller State Park Preserve as your charity and Amazon will automatically donate 0.05% of the cost of each purchase to the Friends.

Friends of the Rockefeller State Park Preserve is a nonprofit organization recognized under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Your membership contribution is tax deductible to the extent provided by law.

For more information on membership please contact: friends@friendsrock.org