The Bayshore Center at Bivalve

Legacy gifts shared today make a difference for tomorrow.

Make a lasting gift that will be compounded with time and good works.

The land, the water, the air – this is our legacy and we hope you will join us in making a commitment to them all.

“Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.”
– G.K. Chesterton

By including the Bayshore Center at Bivalve (BCB) in your Planned Giving you will be creating a powerful and lasting legacy which will impact generations to come creating long-term positive change. Your Gift will further BCB’s mission of advancing the understanding of the human impact on the environment as well as ensuring the continued preservation of the historic Schooner AJ Meerwald. You will help to celebrate and preserve history and culture for future generations by your support of the Delaware Bay Museum.

Whether you designate a dollar amount, property, or specific asset, your contribution will:

  • Support science-based education and advocacy
  • Preserve the history of the Delaware Bay Shore including the Schooner AJ Meerwald
  • Promote the NJ oyster industry
  • Inspire the next generation through experiential learning

Financial Benefits.

The benefits of Planned Giving extend to you as well with the potential of:

  • Lower tax rates on inheritances for your heirs
  • No capital gains taxes on your bequests
  • Prominent acknowledgement of your gift in Bayshore Center’s Annual Report
  • Invitations to exclusive Donor Appreciation events

We invite you to leave a legacy for tomorrow by considering one of the planned giving opportunities below.

"Now, more than ever, it’s a privilege to support Bayshore Center; a unique opportunity to highlight history and environmental programming. It’s pure magic to experience a sail on the only traditional Delaware Bay oyster schooner. Hope to see you aboard soon!"

Hilary and Chuck Pritchard

"I support the Bayshore Center at Bivalve because it promotes the unique ecology and rich history of the Delaware Bay.  A sail on New Jersey’s tall ship, the A. J. Meerwald,  is an unforgettable experience for everyone".

Lea Sherk

"Supporting the Bayshore Center at Bivalve honors our own history as community members and allows that history to come alive through the environmental and educational programs the Center offers throughout the region".

The Conner Family

Leave/Bequest a Planned Gift in Your Will

Charitable gifts by will are one of BCB’s most important sources of support. Unrestricted gifts give us the greatest flexibility to use funds where they are most needed. Donor may leave a portion of their estate to Bayshore Center including cash and property

Name BCB as a Beneficiary

Naming BCB on a retirement account or life insurance policy is a simple way to provide for BCB’s future without writing or re-writing your will.

Leave Gifts of Stock and Appreciated Assets

Take advantage of appreciated securities without incurring capital gains tax.  To do so, consult your financial advisor, estate planning attorney, accountant or other appropriate professional to assist you with this option.

Request a copy of our BCB Planned Giving brochure or if you have made plans to leave a gift in your will, please notify us of your intention.

Bayshore Center at Bivalve’s Tax ID number is 22-3019683

To join, complete the Declaration of Intent form

Learn more about the Bayshore Center at Bivalve:

If you have any questions, please reach out to us at 856-785-2060 or

The planned giving material presented is not offered as legal or tax advice.

The Bayshore Center at Bivalve provides support for a full range of charitable gift planning options. The Bayshore Center, its employees or representatives, do not offer legal or financial advice. We strongly urge prospective donors to consult with their estate planning attorney, financial advisor, accountant or other appropriate professional before making any material decisions based on information we provide through this website, printed materials, or other sources.

The purpose of this information is to provide general gift, estate, and financial planning information.  Watch for tax law revisions.  State laws govern wills, trusts, and charitable gifts made in a contractual agreement.  Advice from legal counsel should be sought when considering these types of gifts.

This program’s launch is supported through a grant from The New Jersey Cultural Trust.