Endowments and Gifts

The Pennsylvania Forestry Association (PFA) is a non-profit association deeply committed to sustaining the rich forests that are so much a part of the Commonwealth. Almost 60 percent of Pennsylvania is forestland, a valuable natural resource providing opportunities for recreation and forest products—and a woodland home for Pennsylvania wildlife, plants, and flowers.
The key to successfully meeting the demands made on our state’s forests is education—the PFA’s primary role. Each year, we offer a variety of programs and publications to promote a better understanding of proper forest management. In addition, we offer scholarships to enable teachers and students to participate in forestry-management programs and workshops.

Your donation will allow the PFA to continue to educate its members and other citizens of the Commonwealth. With your help, we will be a stronger organization that continues to educate the public on the importance of sustaining the Commonwealth’s forestland.
There are many ways to sustain the PFA and contribute to our important mission. Every gift, large or small, makes a difference.

PFA Endowment Fund

The PFA Endowment Fund was established to expand and enrich the mission of the Association. Both unrestricted and designated gifts are accepted, and none of the funds are used to support the operating budget. The Board of Directors will consider using undesignated funds for support services only when unusual, temporary, or difficult circumstances arise and only when gift restrictions permit. Designated gifts will be scrupulously stewarded.

Joseph E. Ibberson Endowment Fund

The Joseph E. Ibberson Endowment Fund supports the Pennsylvania Forestry Association’s efforts to foster the preservation and wise use of all the forest lands in Pennsylvania, including their flora, fauna, water, and air. Ultimately, the Fund helps the PFA preserve the environment by promoting sustainable recreation, abundant wildlife, pure air, pure water, and sustainable timber products. A key function is to educate landowners and the general public via workshops, publications, conferences, and school teacher program. The endowment assists the PFA in its fundraising efforts via mail, direct solicitation, and the magazine.

Henry Chauncey Endowment Fund

The Educational Testing Service established the Henry Chauncey Endowment Fund in honor of its founder. The fund supports PFA educational activities—especially for teachers, students, and forest landowners—that foster the conservation and wise use of all aspects of forested lands in Pennsylvania.

Estate Funds

If you value the work the Pennsylvania Forestry Association does, and you would like to see our work continue, please consider including the PFA in your will.  Any bequest, no matter the size, helps continue our important mission to ensure forest sustainability for all Pennsylvanians. For more information on how to make the PFA one of your beneficiaries, please contact us at 1-800-835-8065.

The Pennsylvania Forestry Association is a tax exempt organization under IRS code 501(c)3, so gifts may be deducted from current income taxes and are not subject to federal gift or estate taxes. Your gift may be sent to:

PFA Office
116 Pine Street, 5th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17101
The official registration and financial information of the Pennsylvania Forestry Association may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.