Frederik Meijer Gardens& Sculpture Foundation

Gifts that grow
and bloom forever

The Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Foundation is a single-purpose foundation established in 1992. The Foundation exists to build and maintain an endowment fund to support the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.

Your support of the Foundation helps Meijer Gardens maintain its world-class botanical gardens, sculpture collection, amphitheater, art and educational programs.

The Foundation offers many ways to give to the endowment with gifts that will grow and bloom forever. Please consider your role in the Foundation and your legacy in perpetuity.

Giving Options

Be part of the beauty by donating a gift of cash or a planned gift.

Gift of Cash

A lifetime gift of cash is the most immediate and simple way to give to the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Foundation. This donation may be claimed as a charitable deduction by those taxpayers who itemize their deductions.

Gift of Appreciated Securities

A lifetime gift of an appreciated asset, which has been owned for more than one year, gives the donor a charitable deduction for the full market value of the asset by those taxpayers who itemize their deductions. This strategy also avoids capital gain taxes on the growth of the security.

Gift at Death

A gift at the donor's death by way of an estate pledge, by will or by Trust, to the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Foundation may reduce a donor’s estate subject to tax.

Donors

Congressman Vernon* & Johanna* Ehlers
Jeff & Nancy VanWinkle
Jay & Adriana Kilpatrick
Sandra Swanson
Janet Krueger & Bruce Goodman
Lexy McCulloch
Commerce Corporation
Dean & Sandie Bull
Donor Advised Fund of Grand Rapids Community Foundation
Bob, Lois & Sara Jean* De Boer
Frederik* & Lena Meijer
A.G.* & Mary* Morrison
Donald Klopcic, Sr*
Pat* & Armen* Oumedian
Katherine Keane
Robert L. Bytwerk*
Marilyn Titche
Harvey Lemmen*
The Ferguson Valore Family
In Memory of Seth Soleil Thomas
Daniel & Kathleen Molhoek
Albert Preston*
John & Kate McGarry
Ping & Tim Liang
Tom & Sally Kyros
Julie Haveman
Ken Betz & Pat Brewer
Carter & Mary Bacon
Rita Champion Balczak
F. Martin & Dorothy A. Johnson Family Fund
James N.* & Joy S. DeBoer
Woods Construction
Rosalyn Stuart*
In Memory of Don & Dorothy Hoyt Pingree
Stuart B. Padnos* & Jean W. Barkin
John & Mary* Morrison
Frank & Sharon Van Haven
Charles R. & Linda H. Johnson
Chris & Deanna Eckert
Helen & Fred Tallmadge
Dirk & June Hoffius
Rich* & Sheri Brolick
The Tassell-Wisner-Bottrall Foundation
Jesse & Gia Budrick
Donald* & Kathleen Maine
Gillett Family Foundation Trust
Ed* & June Prein Family
Karl F. & Patricia J. Betz
Hank & Liesel Meijer
Peter & Joan Secchia
Michael & Teresa Gaudino
Richard G. & Maureen J. Morrison
Marsilje Foundation
The McCuistian Family
Jack & Katie Klomp
Rachel Ruser
Lisa, Greg, Asher & Avy Lockwood
Kelly Ballor
Sara R. Ferguson & David K. Whitmore
Robert Israels
Edwin & Nancy Barnes
Mary Jean Waddell*
Donald & Bunny Johnson
William & Laurie Boer
Mark Sherwood & Saralyn Coupe
Marilyn Lankfer & Jeffrey Schad
Larry & Cindy Havard
Thomas* & Margaret* Jack
Jack H. Miller
Gwen Bolt & Dorothy Williamson
David & Kathleen Ray
Tammy & Howie Bailey
Todd & Jan Polavin
Dr. David G. Dvorak & Ms. Karol J. Peterson
Alwyn & Chris Rougier-Chapman
Ned & Kristi Snell
Hilary F. & Connie* Snell
Thomas B. Cornell*
Mark & Marti Prein
Don & Fran Buske
Fred & Julie* Bogaert
Sarah & Michael Julien
Barrie & Jim Loeks
Martin* & Sue Kloostra
Earl & Donnalee Holton
In Memory of Sallie Peterson Ferguson*
Kent Garden Club
Judy* & Ken Betz
Richard* & Jeanenne Morton
Gregory Carnevale & Diane Mahon
William E. Alt
Maureen C. Meinert
James P. Keane, Jr.
Mary S. Peterson
Mattie Loeschner
Dena & James DeVormer
Mark A. Loeschner
Mark A. Loeschner, Jr.
Emma C. Keane
Henry & Maureen* Keane

Join a Society

The Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Foundation offers two societies for those who have made significant contributions to the Foundation. Members of the societies qualify for permanent recognition by the Foundation, have opportunity to establish a named fund and are invited to the annual Donor Recognition event.

Bonsai Society

For those who have cumulative monetary and/or pledges in estate plans of $100,000 or more.

Perennial Society

For those who have cumulative monetary and/or pledges in estate plans of $10,000 or more.

The Johnsons

It takes the better part of 12 hours to drive from Crewe, Va. to Grand Rapids. But what makes the trip especially worthwhile for Crewe residents Chuck and Linda Johnson is knowing that what awaits them always is the beauty and grandeur imbued in Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. “You…

The Boers

“Whoa! That’s in West Michigan?!” And Bill Boer answers with a nod. “It sure is.” Bill and his wife, Laurie, love sharing that sort of reaction from people they meet while traveling, after mentioning where they’re from and how they patronize the Meijer Gardens. “I’ll talk about this facility and…

The Trowbridges

On the surface, it might not appear there’s much in common between Rotary Clubs and Meijer Gardens and the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Foundation. But if you were to ask George Trowbridge – who will be celebrating 50 years as a Rotarian and is a generous donor to the Foundation…

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President's Letter - Annual Report 2019

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