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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

Donations Your gift to Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens helps elevate quality of life and connects 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 imagine 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 2018-2019 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. For more information on Tribute Gifts, please call 614.715.8048.

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.

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 $5,000.

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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 Mary Beth McNamee, Development Officer for Individual Giving, at 614.715.8042.

Your gift is tax-deductible, vital, and so appreciated.

 

Philanthropic Opportunities To learn more about philanthropic opportunities at Franklin Park Conservatory, or to make a gift by phone, please contact the Mary Beth McNamee, Development Officer, at 614.715.8042 or mmcnamee@fpconservatory.org.
Plant Donations For plant donation inquires, please contact Patrick Hoehn, Plant Records and Health Care Specialist, at phoehn@fpconservatory.org or 614.715.8083. 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 Bonnie DeRubertis, Associate Director of Exhibitions, at bderubertis@fpconservatory.org or 614.715.8016.
Donation Requests Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is happy to support non-profit organizations whose mission aligns with the mission of the Conservatory. Each year we receive numerous requests for donations. Please fill out form to be considered. Donation Requests Form