Giving

Financial support from the Foundation’s endowment plays an important role in maintaining world-class botanical gardens, sculpture collections, art and educational programs which have become the hallmark of the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.

There are Seven Ways to Give:

  1. 1 Gift of Cash

    A gift of cash is the easiest and most immediate way to give to the Foundation, and it qualifies for income tax savings.

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  2. 2 Gift of Reserved Life Estate

    A gift of land results in tax savings and avoidance of capital gains, and the donor reserves the right to use the property for life.

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  3. 3 Charitable Gift Annuity

    A charitable gift annuity is part gift and part purchase of an annuity, and results in an income tax deduction.

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  4. 4 Charitable Remainder Trust

    A charitable remainder trust is one way of deferred giving with attractive income tax savings.

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  5. 5 Gift by Bequest

    A bequest is one of the preferred ways to leave a significant gift to the Foundation without making an immediate gift, and qualifies for estate tax savings.

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  6. 6 Gift of Appreciated Securities

    A gift of an appreciated asset to the Foundation can serve as attractive savings to the donor with "double" tax savings.

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  7. 7 Wills or Estate Plans

    A provision in the donor's will or estate plan for a gift to the Foundation.

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  • Specify How Your Gift is Used

    There are a number of established funds, both restricted and unrestricted, from which to choose when making your donation.

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  • Recognition of Gifts

    Gift of $200 to $999

    Qualifies you for recognition as an annual contributor.

    Gift of $1,000 or more

    Qualifies you for permanent recognition at the Gardens.

    Gift of $10,000 or more

    Entitles you to permanent recognition and allows you to establish a named fund.

    Gift or pledge of $10,000 or more

    Entitles you to join the Perennial Society.

    Gift or pledge of $100,000 or more

    Entitles you to join the Bonsai Society.

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