Different Ways to Support Us
Membership // Donations // Memorials // In-Honor-Of Gifts // Deferred Gifts // Volunteer Time
Become an annual supporter or renew your membership support of the Friends of the Wild Flower Garden, Inc. You then become a continuing supporter of the Garden and join a diverse group who have recognized the value of this small patch of land and wish to honor the vision of an extraordinary woman, Eloise Butler, who first sought to preserve it over a century ago.
Help us with the Student Transportation Grant Program to bring school age children to the Garden.
Help us with Garden projects such as refurbishment, special or general plantings; these that are fully or partially funded by the Friends and are developed in cooperation with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and the Garden Curator.
Help us maintain our reserve funds that are used when necessary to fund major projects.
Memorials are a loving way to remember someone. Families who have lost a loved one frequently request that memorials be made to the Friends, particularly if the loved one appreciated the beauty and serenity of the Garden.
In Honor of: A gift to the Friends "in honor of" can simply be a means of honoring a living person(s) or some group OR use this as an alternate type gift for a holiday, a birthday, an anniversary, etc. We will inform them of your gift, about the Friends and the Garden.
Your Amazon Smile purchaes can result in a donation to the Friends. The link takes you their link where you review the program and set up your Amazon purchases to benefit the Friends.
We Also Accept Donated securities, Qualified Charitable Distributions from IRAs, Distributions from Donor Advised Funds.
Remember the Garden in Your Estate Plan.
Please consider a gift to benefit the Garden in your estate plan. Estate gifts can be made through your will or revocable living trust by a provision such as this:
"I give $_____ to The Friends of the Wild Flower Garden, Inc. to benefit the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary."
You can also leave a gift by naming the Friends of the Wild Flower Garden, Inc. as a beneficiary of a portion of your life insurance or retirement account. Thank you for helping us fulfill our mission to preserve and protect the Garden!
Volunteer opportunities at the Garden are managed by the Friends or by the Garden Staff. Visit our VOLUNTEER Page for details.
Have a topic you would like to write about and publish in our newsletter? Contact us for information.
Want to volunteer some time to help direct the work of the Friends or work on committee activities? On social media? On the Friends Board of Directors? Contact us for information.
The work of the Friends is funded primarily via annual member support donations, other individual donations, gifts in-honor-of someone and memorials. Administration and fund raising expenses of the Friends are small and are covered by non-donation resources, thus all of your support money goes to our mission to protect, preserve, and promote the interests of the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary.
Current Donor List
These links provide a list of donors to the Friends:
ADDRESS OR E-MAIL CHANGE? OR JUST A NOTE
Tax deductible: As the Friends of the Wild Flower Garden has been an IRS approved 501-c(3) non-profit organization since 1953, all donations and memorials are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by Minnesota and Federal law for gifts to charitable organizations. All donors will receive written acknowledgment from The Friends of their gift if the donors address is provided. IRS and FRIENDS organization documents.
Friends’ discretion. It is not possible for the Friends to dedicate donations, gifts and memorials to specific projects or objects other that the specific funding needs outlined above. General donations are used at the discretion of the Friends Board unless choices are provided during the payment process.
THANKS TO OUR 50+ YEAR SUPPORTERS
Karol Gresser - 1967
Jerry and Lee Shannon - 1967
Mr. J. S. Futcher - 1970
THANKS TO OUR 40+ YEAR SUPPORTERS
Jeremy Nichols & Evelyn Turner - 1981.
Susan & Robert Warde - 1980.
Garden theme sale items sponsored by The Friends