"Renewed Hope: Chesapeake Bay's Ecosystem Flourishes Thanks to Faith Communities"

"IPC's Faithful Green Leaders Training Program Cultivates the Next Generation of Stewards"

"Chesapeake Bay Thrives: Celebrating 5 Million Trees Planted Milestone"

These are the headlines we want to see in our lifetimes. These are the headlines the people of the Chesapeake need to read. These are the headlines that Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake (IPC) is working toward.

However, these are not just headlines; they are our vision, our commitment, and our invitation for you to join us in crafting a future where hope meets transformation.

With your help, IPC has already started working toward that vision.

The headlines that we have already generated over the past year show our collective progress:

IPC's impact extends far and wide, from Akron Mennonite Church in Lancaster PA down to our work with Laudato Trees through our Trees for Sacred Places program in the District of Columbia  we are expanding our reach. We want to see more awe-inspiring nature preserves, more trees planted, more grant funding secured for congregational projects.

In the past year alone we made great strides that were not mentioned in the media that are worth celebrating:

  • Over 200 congregations engaged through Creation Care efforts
  • ~55 acres of stormwater management projects were installed on faith-owned land
  • 30+ activities held across our One Water Partnership hubs that inspired more congregations to get involved
  • 150 legislators, people of faith, and community members came together for our first Chesapeake Champions Interfaith Breakfast
  • 28 new green teams trained through our Faithful Green Leaders Training program

Let’s sustain this momentum! Join us in building a new future for the Chesapeake and crafting headlines that inspire hope and progress. Lock arms with us, and together, we can shape a brighter reality for our watershed.

Because the truth is, we can't do it without you. Your generosity matters. Consider supporting IPC as we are trying to raise $30,000 before he end of the year to put IPC on the path to success in 2024:

  1. Make a Financial Gift: Your contribution, whether a one-time donation or a monthly commitment, helps build a brighter future for the Chesapeake.
  2. Consider a Major Gift: Your investment in IPC of $600 or more will help us generate more stories of positive change.
  3. Give a Gift of Stock: Maximize your giving potential and reduce tax obligations through a gift of stock. Reach out to [email protected] for guidance on this process.

While financial support is critical, your actions are also needed. Consider these ways to help us continue to grow this work:

Thank you for being a vital part of this community and for your ongoing commitment to this transformative movement. Together, we are creating headlines that inspire hope, serve as beacons of progress, and leave an enduring mark on the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

Thank you for being as generous as you can!