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Philanthropy

Now more than ever, people recognize the joy and stress-relieving benefits of spending time in green space. Our indoor and outdoor gardens provide this natural escape year-round, whether during summer sun or winter snow.

The Conservatory serves Columbus and our surrounding communities – it is your connection to the natural world. We are one of the only arts and culture institutions in central Ohio specifically designed to help connect you with nature-based stress relief. We rely on Annual Fund donations to fuel our work, including these 2021 priorities: expanding the reach of our community outreach programming, offering youth and adult education programs with an emphasis on connecting with nature, hosting family-focused exhibitions, and cultivating beautiful gardens our community can call their own.

You have an opportunity for investing in our community’s future through a donation of any size. Donate to our Annual Fund today!

Thank you!

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Other Ways to Give

Monarch Society The Conservatory’s vision is a world that celebrates nature as essential to the human experience. No group makes this vision possible on a daily basis moreso than the Monarch Society. Just as monarch butterflies are a symbol of transformation, this group of donors creates transformational change in our education, outreach, arts and culture, and horticulture offerings.

Join the Monarch Society with a gift of $1,000 or more to the Annual Fund. Support from people like you enables the Conservatory to fulfill its mission and ensures operational strength and security. We thank our Monarch Society members through complimentary year-round admission, special donor events, and exclusive behind-the-scenes moments.

We’re grateful for the generosity and commitment of the 2021 Monarch Society members and hope to welcome you to this group!

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Tribute Gifts 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.

Tribute donations come in many forms and are fully tax-deductible. When you make your Tribute Gift, please be sure to include any special instructions in the “Notes” field on the giving form or email development@fpconservatory.org. For more information on Tribute Gifts, please click here.

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Heirloom Society The Heirloom Society is a group of compassionate individuals who make an estate gift, creating a philanthropic legacy that enables the Conservatory to focus on serving the community today while ensuring its sustainability into the future.

A legacy gift can take many forms: please see this form for more details on the various gift vehicles and options available for membership in the Heirloom Society.

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 mmcnamee@fpconservatory.org.

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

Gifts of all sizes make a big difference to the communities we serve at the Conservatory. View our most recent Annual Report and read about the impact our donors made!


Additional Options

Philanthropic Opportunities To learn more about philanthropic opportunities at Franklin Park Conservatory, or to make a gift by phone, please contact the Claudia Lutz, Development Assistant, at 614.715.8070 or clutz@fpconservatory.org.
Fundraising Events The Conservatory hosts signature events throughout the year. Becoming a sponsor or attending as a guest supports our education and community outreach programs. Learn More
Charity Information Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens’ official charitable name is Friends of the Conservatory, our 501(c)3 nonprofit arm. The Conservatory’s employer identification number (EIN) is 31-1657027. The full legal name and address of the organization is:

Friends of the Conservatory
1777 E. Broad St.
Columbus, OH 43203
Plant Donations For plant donation inquires, please contact Barb Arnold at barnold@fpconservatory.org or 614.715.8094. 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 via ticket donations. Each year we receive numerous requests for ticket donations. Please fill out the form to be considered. Donation Requests Form