How to Give

Donating to the “Timeless Chocorua” campaign is your personal statement that you care about forever protecting the Chocorua Lake Basin for future generations.

If you’ve spent any time at Chocorua Lake picnicking, swimming, kayaking, taking a photograph of the mountain, fishing from the Narrows Bridge, climbing Mount Chocorua, walking in the Bolles Reserve, or watching the sled dog races, please consider supporting the “Timeless Chocorua” campaign with a one-time donation or a multi-year pledge.

Challenge Gift >> Two CLC households have made a generous Challenge Gift to the Timeless Chocorua campaign.  They will match all gifts, multi-year pledges, and pledge increases received through Columbus Day up to $70,000.  Give today so your campaign gift will be doubled!  

Donate Online:  Please click here to donate today using a credit card or debit card.  You can make a one-time donation or a monthly donation.

Donate By Check:  Mail a check payable to the “Chocorua Lake Conservancy” with “Timeless Chocorua” written on the check to:

Timeless Chocorua Campaign
PO Box 105
Chocorua, NH 03817

Please give TODAY to preserve forever the view of the Chocorua Lake Basin that we all treasure.

Other Ways of Giving

  • Make a Multi-Year Campaign Pledge:  Campaign gifts may be pledged for receipt over multiple years through the year 2022.  The CLC will mail you annual reminders. Please click here to download a campaign pledge form.
  • Donate Appreciated Securities:  For instructions on how to make a gift of appreciated stock or other securities, please contact our treasurer Bob Seston at
  • Donate via the PayPal Giving Fund:  You can donate online via the PayPal Giving Fund and avoid the transaction fee charged for credit or debit card donations.  To donate via the PayPal Giving Fund, you must have (or create) a PayPal account.  After you donate you will receive a tax receipt for your records by email directly from PayPal Giving Fund.  To make a campaign donation via the PayPal Giving Fund, please do the following:  1) click here and make your donation; and 2) email our treasurer Bob Seston at and let him know your PayPal Giving Fund donation is a campaign gift (thanks!).
  • Planned Giving:  Include the Chocorua Lake Conservancy in your estate plans and become a member of our Conservation Legacy Society.  Please contact Peg Wheeler at with any questions.
  • Qualified Charitable Donation:  If you are at least 70½ and taking a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) from an IRA, you can direct some (or all) of that RMD directly to the Chocorua Lake Conservancy as a Qualified Charitable Donation (QCD)?  This makes giving easy and can help to lessen your tax liability, especially important given that the new tax plan has eliminated some tax advantages to charitable giving.  To learn more about how to set up a QCD, consult your IRA custodian or financial adviser.

How Will My Campaign Gift Be Used?

Your gift to the “Timeless Chocorua” Campaign will provide the CLC with the necessary resources to:

  1. Purchase a conservation easement on the iconic Basin View Lot to prevent any new buildings and to ensure a convenient, safe public access area for visitors forever.
  2. Create a Stewardship Fund to provide the necessary funding to employ a full-time Stewardship Director (currently Lynne Flaccus) and thereby ensure the protection and management of 3,900 acres of conserved land in perpetuity.
  3. Create the Chocorua Lake and Land Access Fund so that the thousands of visitors to the Grove, Island, beaches, and trails on CLC conservation land each year will always find this public land to be clean and well maintained.

What is the Direct Impact of My Gift?

Your gift to the “Timeless Chocorua” Campaign will help provide the Chocorua Lake Conservancy the necessary resources to forever ensure:

  • Assure that no house or other structures will ever be constructed on the Basin View Lot.
  • Allow safe public access to designated areas of the the Basin View Lot.
  • Maintain the historic view form areas accessible to the public at the Basin View Lot.
  • Provide safer parking for visitors at the Basin View Lot by creating off-highway parking spots.
  • Ensure maintenance of the exterior of the historic barn at the Basin View Lot.
  • Erosion control, landscaping and shoreline maintenance in the Grove and Island public access areas.
  • Employ a Lake Patrol Officer (currently Troy Emerson) who visits all CLC-maintained public access areas at Chocorua Lake twice a day, seven days a week, from May through October to pick up trash and ensure visitors are able to enjoy clean and attractive areas.
  • Maintenance of the parking areas in the the Grove and Island.
  • Portable toilet rentals in the Grove and Island from May to October.
  • Trail maintenance in the Bolles Reserve and other CLC-maintained conservation lands.
  • Repairs and periodic replacement of the historic wooden railings on the Narrows Bridge.
  • Maintenance of the dam at the outlet from the Little Lake to the Chocorua River.
  • Continue employing a full-time Stewardship Director (currently Lynne Flaccus) who will work with land owners to ensure conservation;
  • Meet and sustain best land stewardship practices as defined by the Land Trust Alliance;

Your gift will help the CLC preserve and protect the Chocorua Lake Basin forever.

Donor Recognition

The Chocorua Lake Conservancy will publicly recognize the generosity of all campaign donors at the information kiosks this summer in the Grove and Island areas, and also at many CLC events this summer and fall.  The names of campaign donors and giving levels will be published in our 2018 Annual Report, which will be distributed to members in the spring of 2019.  The CLC will not publish names of donor on the web, and we do not share our our donor list with other organizations.  Campaign donors can ask be listed anonymously when they make a gift.

Donors will be recognized at three giving levels:  $1 to $999; $1,000 to $9,999; and $10,000+.

The Chocorua Lake Conservancy (CLC) is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization under the provisions of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The CLC’s federal tax identification number is 02-0277083.  No goods or services were provided in exchange for your financial donation.  Donations to the CLC are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.  

All gifts to the Timeless Chocorua campaign are unrestricted gifts to the Chocorua Lake Conservancy.  Both the Stewardship Fund and the Chocorua Lake & Land Access Fund are board-designated funds which will be invested in accordance with the CLC’s approved Investment Policy to provide income for their designated purposes for a long period.  The board has the right to reallocate capital and/or expend the principal of such funds if the board determines such an action is in the organization’s best long-term fiduciary interest.

We greatly appreciate your generous support of the “Timeless Chocorua” campaign!