Annual Campaign

The Garden is a 100% community supported nonprofit that connects people with plants in an environment that engages, inspires and refreshes. A gift to the Annual Campaign allows us to continue to grow for years to come!

More than 183,000 annual visitors access a living museum of beautiful plants, outstanding educational opportunities and exciting and engaging exhibits and events. This is possible because of the philanthropic support of our partners- YOU! You allow us to turn ordinary days into extraordinary experiences for all who come to the Garden and continue to grow memories for many years to come.

NEW! Monthly Giving Option

Be a champion for nature all year long! This easy, convenient, affordable and automatic monthly gift of your choosing puts less stress on your bank account, and continually helps us make a lasting impact on our Garden community in every season.

Join our monthly donors – a group of individuals who are the heart and soul of our organization allowing us to turn ordinary days into extraordinary experiences for all who come to the Garden.

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Learn more about the different ways you can support the Garden!

Ways to Give

 

See how your donation makes an impact:

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Green Bay Botanical Garden is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation. Gifts to the Garden are tax-deductible as allowable by law.

Contact Us

For more information about giving to the Garden, contact our Director of Development, Cindy Berton, at 920.491.3691 ext. 104 or cberton@gbbg.org.

Ways to Give

Monetary Gifts

Donate online or mail in your donation with our Annual Campaign Donation Form.

NEW! Monthly Giving Option

Minimum gift of $10

Be a champion for nature all year long! This easy, convenient, affordable and automatic monthly gift of your choosing puts less stress on your bank account, and continually helps us make a lasting impact on our Garden community in every season.

Join our monthly donors – a group of individuals who are the heart and soul of our organization allowing us to turn ordinary days into extraordinary experiences for all who come to the Garden.

Donate

 

IRA Charitable Rollover

A tax-saving way to help Green Bay Botanical Garden (GBBG) – If you are 70 ½ or older you can take advantage of a simple way to benefit GBBG and receive tax benefits in return. You can give up to $100,000 from your IRA directly to a qualified charity such as ours without having to pay income taxes on the money. This law no longer has an expiration date so you are free to make annual gifts to our organization this year and well into the future.

Gifts of Stock

Gifts of appreciated securities may provide significant tax benefits.

Employer Matching Gifts

Many companies match gifts to the Garden made by their employees. Some companies match 2:1 or even 3:1 which means your gift is doubled or tripled in your name. Some companies also match donations of their retirees! To find out if your company matches donations, contact your human resources department.

Contact Us

For more information about giving to the Garden, contact our Director of Development, Cindy Berton, at 920.491.3691 ext. 104 or cberton@gbbg.org.

Legacy Giving

Leave a legacy of amazing beauty and adventure. Join Our Perennial Legacy Society today.

The joy you find in the Garden can last more than a lifetime.

We all want to share what gives us joy. We want to make an impact that lasts. It’s human nature.

For many of us, the Garden is a place to enjoy all seasons of the year and all seasons of our lives. Your connection to the Garden is timeless when you create a legacy gift, ensuring future generations can experience the amazing beauty and adventure the Garden offers. Essentially, with a legacy gift, you share the joy you experienced at the Garden with countless future guests and members.

Any time is the right time to show your love of the Garden. What will your legacy be?

You don’t need abundant resources to show you care for the Garden, and your legacy gift doesn’t need to impact your financial situation today.

Whether you wish to put your donation to work today or benefit the Garden after your lifetime, you can find a charitable plan that lets you provide for your needs today and support the Garden. Become part of Green Bay Botanical Garden’s Perennial Legacy Society, a community of generous and visionary supporters who have pledged a legacy gift to the Garden. Their gifts promise a future of amazing beauty and adventure to delight their loved ones, future visitors and the entire community for years to come.

Legacy Gift Benefits & Ways to Give

 

Simply complete the form below. Any information about your gift will remain confidential (unless you indicate otherwise) and does not create a binding obligation.

Society Membership Form

 

If you would like to talk about planning a legacy gift, or if you have already included the Garden as a beneficiary in your estate planning, please share this information with us so we may celebrate your gift in your lifetime. We would like to thank you appropriately.

Cindy Berton
Director of Development
cberton@gbbg.org
920.491.3691 ext. 104
Susan Garot
Executive Director
sgarot@gbbg.org
920.491.3691 ext. 102

Please note individual financial circumstances will vary. The information on this site does not constitute legal or tax advice. As with all tax and estate planning, please consult your attorney or estate planning advisor. 

CONTACT US

For more information about planning a Legacy Gift, contact Cindy Berton, Director of Development, at 920.491.3691 ext. 104 or cberton@gbbg.org or Susan Garot, Executive Director, at 920.491.3691 ext. 102 or sgarot@gbbg.org.

Corporate Partnership

As a 100% community supported non-profit organization, support from businesses like you helps us care for our nationally recognized plant collections, as well as help us offer free educational, recreational and cultural programming for our northeast Wisconsin community and beyond. Your corporate citizenship also gives us the opportunity to bring engaging exhibits, concerts and other unique events to the Garden, while connecting visitors of all ages with nature and the outdoors in every season.

Our Corporate Partnership Programs offer large and small businesses around our community an opportunity to receive recognition and a broad range of professional benefits. Rooted by a local initiative and embraced by northeast Wisconsin and beyond, a partnership with the Garden can increase your company’s visibility, help your business grow and show the community you care. Build relationships with clients, conduct business in a setting that stimulates creativity and team-building and provide employees with a beautiful family-friendly destination.

Join us today and let’s grow together!

2019-2020 Special Event Sponsors & Corporate Partner Members

 

Corporate Sponsorship

View Corporate Sponsorship Guide View Corporate Sponsorship PDF

 

Corporate Membership

Show your organization’s commitment to positively impacting lives in northeast Wisconsin and become a Corporate Member.

Corporate Partner Member Benefits Summary

 

Corporate Matching Gifts

A thoughtful benefit for your employees and the Garden, companies can demonstrate their community commitment by matching gifts made by employees or retirees to non-profit organizations.

Annual Corporate Donations

Recognition for your partnership spans the entire year and helps make the Garden a year-round recreational, educational and horticultural resource.

Volunteer Opportunities

Organize a team of employee volunteers and create a team-building exercise. Volunteers can work with staff inside and out in the Garden.

Learn More about Volunteer Opportunities

 

Book Your Next Meeting or Corporate Event at the Garden

With the variety of conference and meeting rooms, you’re sure to find a unique and elegant space for any event.

Learn More about Corporate Rentals

 

Contact Us

For more information about Corporate Partnership, contact Cindy Berton, Director of Development, at 920.491.3691 ext. 104 or cberton@gbbg.org.

Memorials & Tributes

Honor and remember a loved one, pay tribute to a special someone who made an impact in your life, or commemorate a special occasion. Memorial and tribute opportunities at the Garden celebrate the important people in your life in an inspiring and refreshing environment. From books, bricks, tributes at concerts, stones and benches, choose the most meaningful tribute for your someone special. Opportunities are subject to change and based on availability.

NEW! Tribute Trellis: $150, $350 or $1,000

Name is inscribed on a metal badge on the Tribute Trellis located in the Lux Foundation Upper Rose Garden. Renewal option at the end of term.

  • Leaf ($150 – 6 years)
  • Butterfly ($300 – 8 years)
  • Magnolia ($1,000 – 10 years)

Book(s) & Sponsorship of Educational Programs: $25+

Name or expression inscribed on a commemorative bookplate. Gift supports the Youth & Adult Education Programs, as well as the Children’s or Horticultural Lending Libraries.

General Operating Gift: $25+

Name is recognized in the tribute section of the Garden’s Annual Report. Gift supports ongoing garden maintenance.

Summer Concert Dedication: $250

Dedicate a summer concert to celebrate a special occasion such as an anniversary or retirement, to honor a loved one, or to commemorate the birth of a special individual. The dedication will be announced during a Thursday night Sanimax Concerts at the Garden. Concert date of your choosing (dates subject to availability). Four tickets and four reserved seats are included.

Plant Endowment Societies: $250+

Name or expression is inscribed on the Society plaque in the Donald & Patricia Schneider Education Center. Plant Endowment Societies are the perfect way to leave a legacy and make a difference by helping maintain the Garden’s annual (Monet), rose (Redoute), and perennial (Renoir) plantings.

Wood Memorial Grove: $500

Name engraved on stainless steel pillars of the main structure in the Memorial Grove.

Tribute Stone: $2,000

Name or expression inscribed on 24” x 30” paving stones on the South Terrace.

Bench in the Garden: Varies

Name or expression inscribed on brass plate on teak or pine benches located throughout the Garden.

Download Memorial & Tribute Order Form

 

Search for a Specific Memorial or Tribute within the Garden

You can search the Garden’s online map to locate a memorial or tribute within the Garden. Search for names or features on the map linked below. Garden staff is continually working to update this map.

View Memorial & Tribute Map

 

Memorial Services & Funerals

Honor your loved one with a Celebration of Life event at Green Bay Botanical Garden. The beauty and tranquility of the Garden creates an ideal setting to remember and celebrate a loved one. Guests are also welcome to wander the Garden and take in the beauty and serenity.

View Memorial & Tribute Map

 

Leave a Legacy of Amazing Beauty & Adventure. Join our Perennial Legacy Society today.

Make a Legacy Gift to Green Bay Botanical Garden.

Learn More

 

Contact Us

If you are making a memorial or tribute gift, download and complete the Memorial & Tribute Order Form so that we can properly acknowledge your gift. For more information about Memorials & Tributes, contact Bobbie Anderson, Executive Assistant, at 920.491.3691 ext. 114 or banderson@gbbg.org.

Other Ways to Support the Garden

Legacy Giving

Leave a legacy of amazing beauty and adventure. Join our Perennial Legacy Society today! The joy you find in the Garden can last more than a lifetime.

Legacy Giving

 

Major Gifts

Make a difference with a Major Gift to Green Bay Botanical Garden. Your contribution helps a number of special programs and projects that are funded outside the annual operating budget. Your Major Gift helps keep your Garden experience a unique and unexpected adventure.

Endowment

Endowment funds provide a stable source of income to guarantee that the Garden will continue to be an inspiring getaway and educational resource for your future. You can also help keep our admission and membership fees affordable so that the entire community can make memories in Mother Nature. Named endowments also exist so you can choose specific gardens, programs, staff positions or facilities you wish to support.

In-Kind Gifts

There are a variety of ways you can give to the Garden. We’re always in need of in-kind gifts of goods and services that help support our horticulture team, educational programs and special events throughout the year. Donating an in-kind gift may also provide you with a charitable gift deduction.

 

Green Bay Botanical Garden is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation. Gifts to the Garden are tax-deductible as allowable by law.

Contact Us

For more information about giving to the Garden, contact our Director of Development, Cindy Berton, at 920.491.3691 ext. 104 or cberton@gbbg.org.