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Philanthropy

Help this living museum thrive and grow.

Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens relies on the generous support of patrons, individual donors, community foundations and corporations.


Ways to Give

Giving Tuesday: November 28, 2017 #GivingTuesday is right around the corner! This global day of giving invites you to celebrate the holiday season by giving back and helping Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens maintain its beautiful setting, inspiring horticulture, ever-changing art exhibitions and rich education opportunities.

Donations of $25 or more online on Tuesday, November 28 will receive a FREE ADMISSION ticket and a 10% off at Johnson's Real Ice Cream in Bexley.

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Donations Gifts to Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens help elevate quality of life and connect the community through educational, cultural and social experiences. Learn more about the donor experience here.

Unrestricted gifts to the Annual Fund sustain these and other programs by providing essential support where it is needed most.

Would you like to make your charitable dollars go further? Many companies provide Employee Matching Gifts that can amplify contributions made by their associates and retirees. Please check with your employer for opportunities to increase the impact of your gift.

Your gift has an immediate impact at the Conservatory. We invite you to image what is possible by your generosity.

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Monarch Society Join the Monarch Society, a community of loyal philanthropic leaders, by contributing $1,000 or more to the Annual Fund. Your gift enables the Conservatory to fulfill its mission and ensures operational strength and security.

Monarch Society members enjoy special donor events, exclusive behind-the-scenes moments, and personal assistance with their involvement, support and experience of the Conservatory.

We are grateful for the generosity and commitment of the 2017 Monarch Society members.

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Tribute Gift
Tribute Gifts Honor someone special at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Whether you are looking for a unique and unexpected gift for a friend, a meaningful remembrance of a loved one, or a thoughtful recognition of a family member’s accomplishment, we can help you discover a significant way to pay tribute to the important people in your life.

Gifts of $25 or more to Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in recognition of your friends or family show them you are thinking of them while providing needed resources to the Conservatory. A personalized note card will be sent to your honoree notifying him or her of your kindness, the gift amount remaining confidential. Tribute donations are fully tax-deductible.

Tree of Life
Share a tribute message on the Tree of Life, a bronze and brass sculpture in the North Conservatory. An engraved bronze, silver or gold leaf can be placed on the sculpture with a tribute message of up to 144 characters, $100 - $500. Please click here to create your tribute.

Tribute Bench
A park bench can be dedicated to celebrate and honor a special person. Each bench has an inset plaque allowing for a custom message. The dedication will remain for the life of the bench. Starting at $2,500.

Tree Dedication
Provide a living tribute on the grounds of Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. The dedication will remain for the life of the tree. Tree selection is coordinated through the Development Office. Starting at $1,500.
Heirloom Society The Conservatory honors and celebrates the philanthropic legacy of those who have joined with us to plant the future. The Heirloom Society is comprised of individuals who partner with us to fulfill our mission aligned with their philanthropic goals.

With thoughtful planning, you can create a legacy that enables Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens to focus on serving the community today, while ensuring its sustainability into the future.

A legacy gift can take many forms. You can name Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens as a beneficiary in your Will, life insurance, IRA or retirement plan. You can also establish a gift that will provide you payments for life by funding a charitable remainder trust.

If you have already included the Conservatory in your estate plans, please share the good news! To discuss a planned gift, or to notify us of your gift intent please contact, Leigh Ann Miller, at lamiller@fpconservatory.org or at 614.715.8042.
Master Plan 2.0 Capital Campaign Master Plan 2.0, a comprehensive concept plan for the Conservatory and Franklin Park, was developed and approved by the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens Board of Trustees in 2013.

Through a $22 million capital campaign, the Conservatory has expanded its facilities to include The Wells Barn, critical repairs and updates to the Grand Atrium, a new front entrance and visitor center, and the Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Children’s Garden (to open in May 2018).

Thanks to tremendous public and private support, fundraising has reached 91% of goal! For more information on master plan projects, click here. If you are interested in giving, please click here.

Your gift is tax-deductible.

 

Philanthropic Opportunities To learn more about philanthropic opportunities at Franklin Park Conservatory, or to make a gift by phone, please contact Leigh Ann Miller, Development Officer for Donor Stewardship, at lamiller@fpconservatory.org or 614.715.8042.
Plant Donations For plant donation inquires, please contact Amanda Bettin, Senior Horticulture Manager, at abettin@fpconservatory.org or 614.715.8092. The Conservatory cannot accommodate off-site plant pick-ups. The Conservatory is unable to accept animal donations.
Art Donations If interested in donating works of art or historical artifacts connected to the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, please contact Anita Burton, Collections Associate, at aburton@fpconservatory.org or 614.715.8015.