Membership & Donations
The Pelican Island Preservation Society is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and donations are tax-deductible, to the extent allowed by law. We rely on memberships, donations, and fundraising to carry out our mission of support and advocacy for the Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge, and the National Wildlife Refuge System.
You may visit Charity Navigator for verification of PIPS’ non-profit status.
You may donate to PIPS by either making a payment through our PayPal service, or by mailing a donation. You may even set up a recurring, monthly donation using the PayPal service. You do not need a personal PayPal account to use this service. If you do have a PayPal account, though, PIPS is a member of the PayPal “Giving Fund” and donating to us through this Fund avoids the usual processing fees charged to PIPS. Visit the PayPal Giving Fund web page for more information.
You may designate/restrict your donation to a specific cause or purpose – just let us know. Please reference our contact section if you would like more information.
Please mail donations by check to:
Pelican Island Preservation Society
P.O. Box 781903
Sebastian, FL 32978-1903
Or donate through PayPal below:
Click here for a printable copy of our membership application. Renewing members do not need to submit an application, unless you would like to update any of your membership information. You may also send us any changes by email – see the contact information on the About Us page.
Please provide us with your email address if you can. We send occasional emails to our members with reminders of our events and activities, membership renewal reminders, opportunities to “take action” or speak up in advocacy for refuges, etc. We also send our newsletter by email only, to those members for whom we have a working email address. This saves us lots of time, and helps increase your support of our Refuge!
Our newsletter is published in the months of January, April, June and October each year, and is also available on the Newsletters/Library page.
As of April 2019 we have updated our membership program and all renewals are based upon the date you joined/renewed. Below is the list of our new membership levels.
If you would like to pay/renew your membership with a credit or debit card, please click on the “Donate” button above to use the PayPal service. Please note the membership level you wish to contribute at below and fill in this amount as your membership donation. You may also include any additional amount above that level as a donation for the Refuge.
Pelican Circle – $500
Preservationist – $250/year
Conservationist – $100/year
Enthusiast – $50/year
Family – $40/year
Individual – $20/year
Student (under 18) and Active Military – $10/year
A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL FREE 1-800-HELP-FLA (435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY
ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.
The department's website is www.FloridaConsumerHelp.com
PIPS registration #CH8899