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    The Mayo-Giese Endowment


    To qualify as a Founding Member of the Mayo-Giese Coastal Legacy Society, and to be recognized at the 35th Anniversary Gala in 2011, you may make an immediate gift ($5,000 minimum) designated for the Mayo-Giese Endowment or may notify the Center about planned gifts designated for the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies. As part of celebration of the 35th Anniversary Year and from time to time thereafter, the roster of members in the Mayo-Giese Coastal Legacy Society will be celebrated and published. Of course, you may also choose to remain anonymous if that is your wish.

    Barbara and Stormy Mayo attend a
    ceremony in the office of Governor
    Michael Dukakis to mark
    "Coastal Studies Day" in 1985.
    The Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies is a 501(c)(3) organization and contributions are deductible for income tax purposes according to IRS guidelines.

    Gifts to the Mayo-Giese Endowment are administered by the Board of Directors of the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies, pursuant to the investment policies established by the Board.

    The Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies encourages non-designated gifts to the Mayo-Giese Endowment so that proceeds may be allocated when and where the need is greatest.

    However, designated gifts are also welcome. For example, a donor's gift, or a series of pledged gifts over time, to the Mayo-Giese Endowment may be made in honor of an individual and used to "endow" a position at the Center--e.g., the "Mary Jones" Memorial Endowment to Underwrite the Position of Director of Marine Mammal Disentanglement-or to support a specific program or strategy--e.g., the "Mary Jones" Memorial Endowment to Underwrite Studies in Sea Level Change.


    PCCS respects the privacy of its donors and has established a Donor Privacy Policy to protect your rights, which reads as follows: PCCS collects and uses personal information such as: name, address, phone number, and email address when a donor voluntarily provides it to us. In addition, PCCS keeps a record of each donor's giving history. This information is kept on file for IRS purposes and is also used by the Development Department to analyze overall giving patterns in order to make more accurate budget projections. PCCS never shares or sells its donor information to other individuals or organizations outside of PCCS. Donors at specific levels of giving are recognized by name only in our newsletter and annual report, unless they have previously indicated that they wish to remain anonymous.

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