Now more than ever, the community needs the stress-relieving benefits of green space. Our indoor and outdoor gardens provide this natural escape year-round, from summer sun to winter snow. The Conservatory needs your support to continue providing this respite.
The Conservatory serves Columbus and our surrounding communities - it is your connection to the natural world. We rely on donations of all sizes to help drive our direction and our ever-growing community impact.
The Conservatory is one of the only arts and culture institutions in central Ohio specifically designed to provide nature-based stress relief and regrowth as we move forward. We rely on donations to fuel our work and expand the impact of our community outreach programming. Our outreach includes education programs with an emphasis on connecting with nature, hosting family-focused exhibitions, and cultivating beautiful, stress-relieving green spaces for our community to call their own.
You have an opportunity to invest in our community’s future through a donation of any size - 100% of which is used to serve our community and visitors. Donate to our Areas of Greatest Need today.
Charitable giving laws have changed under the CARES act. You can now claim deductions for up to $300 in charitable giving, or $600 per household! Learn more.
Year-End Gift Summaries
Due to reduced staffing and budget reductions, we are not sending donors a year-end gift summary letter this year. However, we’re happy to send you a letter if you’d like one. To request a letter summarizing your 2020 contributions to the Conservatory, please email Laurel Quaintance, Donor Relations Manager, at email@example.com.
Other Ways to Give
Monarch SocietyJoin 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 2020 and 2021 Monarch Society members.
Tribute GiftsHonor 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.
Heirloom SocietyThe 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 at firstname.lastname@example.org