All contributions to Friends of Lake Panorama are tax deductible. All donors will receive a letter of thanks as their receipt. Donations can be made in someone's memory or in honor of someone. Planned giving as part of an estate is welcomed.

Donations can be made to one of five funds, or a combination of funds. There is a general fund, plus funds for Boulder, Shady, and Sunset beaches. There is a Golf Course Beautification fund, where donors can designate either Lake Panorama National or Panorama West. Money donated to these five general funds will be used for targeted projects approved by the Friends board.

Every donation is important, but only donations of $500 or more receive public recognition. Donor recognition levels are:

  • Sponsor - $50,000 and above

  • Champion - $25,000 - $49,999

  • Leader - $10,000 - $24,999

  • Benefactor - $5,000 - $9,999

  • Steward - $1,000 - $4,999

  • Friend - $500 - $999

To donate by check, make it payable to Friends of Lake Panorama. Complete a donation guide and send it along with your check to Friends of Lake Panorama, PO Box 488, Panora, IA 50216. 

Donations of securities (stocks, mutual funds, etc.) are welcome, and will be sold once transferred. A securities account has been established with GCSB Investment Center in Panora. For information, contact Kristen Crouthamel at 641-755-2799 or

Donations also can be made online by credit card. Credit card transactions carry at 2.9% fee, which will be taken from your donation by the processing company before the remainder is deposited into the Friends of Lake Panorama bank account. If paying by credit card, please consider increasing your donation to cover this fee.