With your help, we can:
CONNECT our coastal communities,
CONSERVE our coastal resources and way of life, and
INSPIRE the next generation of coastal stewards
Please join us in bringing this Center for Coastal Protection and Restoration to life.
Thanks to our campaign supporters, over 85% of the funds are committed, and construction will begin in 2023!
Make your gift today and help bring this coastal resource to life! Recognition opportunities are available.
New Giving Opportunities
The new Center offers a variety of outstanding giving and recognition options for donors. Explore some of our most popular options below, or view the full list of options in our Recognition Brochure.
Support the new Center through a business and be recognized through an art installation in the Business Garden.
Starting at $2,500. Learn More.
Engraved Brick Paver (Details Coming Soon!)
Support the Center as an individual, family, or business, and engrave your name (or the name of a loved one) on a brick paver at the Center.
Starting at $1,000.
Support the Center as an individual, family, or business, and engrave your name (or the name of a loved one) on an individual bench at the Center.
Starting at $10,000.
Named Rocking Chairs
Support the Center as an individual, family, or business, and engrave your name (or the name of a loved one) on an individual rocking chair on one of the porches.
Starting at $5,000.
Gifts of $10,000 or more will be prominently recognized on a permanent indoor installation at the Center for Coastal Protection and Restoration. Additionally, the Federation will work with leadership donors to identify customizable recognition through the sponsorships of rooms, buildings, and other features. View our full Recognition Brochure for ideas and contact Sarah King at firstname.lastname@example.org or 252-393-8185 for more information.
Your Support Will Make a Difference
Your gift today will help bring the Center for Coastal Protection and Restoration to life. Join the more than 200 visionaries who have pledged their support during our leadership phase in making a meaningful contribution to secure a healthy and vibrant coast for future generations. Your gift will support:
- A Coastal Resource Center and Federation Offices
- An Education and Event Center
- The Chris B. Smith Nature Trail
- Indoor and Outdoor Meeting & Education Spaces
- Living Shorelines and Sustainability Demonstrations
- Nature-Based Stormwater Strategies
- Communications Studio
- Coastal Library
- 67-acre neighboring County Park with a Public Boat Ramp
- And much more!
Give today to accelerate this exciting project to construction in 2023. Your support will enable us to move forward on:
- Trailheads, crossing & amenities
- Entry road & parking
- Native landscape plan
- Building Construction
Capital Campaign Fundraising Progress
CAMPAIGN GOAL: $9,250,000
TOTAL COMMITTED: $7,741,616*
*As of 8/31/23
The Coastal Federation is grateful to our generous campaign supporters. Thank you for sharing our vision and joining us in bringing the Center for Coastal Protection and Restoration to life!
Thank you to our Campaign Cabinet for their leadership support.
Coming Soon: Memorial Forest
The Center for Coastal Protection and Restoration will offer a myriad of ways to connect with our coast, including inspiring grounds, bird-watching tours, and nature trails. Over the coming years, the Coastal Federation will transform much of this land back to native forest and wetland habitats by thinning weak and storm-damaged trees, planting native tree species, and restoring oyster and wetland habitat in a living shoreline. In time, the grounds will include four distinct coastal habitats: coastal wetlands, maritime forests, hardwood forested wetlands, and pine forests.
Join us in celebrating the rich natural heritage of the coastal plain with our Memorial Forest. Honor a friend or loved one by sponsoring a young or mature tree. Once planted, your tree will be marked with a permanent marker honoring your friend or loved one with their name, a short message, and the name of the donor. We’ll also send you a keepsake marker as a reminder of your special gift.
The Memorial Forest will open for donations in 2025.