Charitable Gift Planning


Nurture   Sustain   Preserve

Your Charitable Giving…

There are many ways to help preserve our historic Gardens:

Your gift plays a critical role in ensuring and sustaining the commitment and devotion to Boerner Botanical Gardens, delivered by the Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens (FBBG), since 1984.

Our Endowment

In 2022, Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens, Inc. received an Endowment gift of $1,000,000. from the Bucyrus Foundation.

If you would like to contribute to our endowment, ensuring our future and all of our initiatives, helping to sustain and preserve Boerner Botanical Gardens…
please contact Ellen Hayward, 414 525 5651 or

Wills and Estate Plans

Gifts of cash, securities, annuities and retirement provide a strong and ever growing source of support for the Gardens and FBBG’s year round programming for children, adults and families.

Gifts of Life Insurance

Gifts of life insurance may be given as a direct gift or estate gift, designating Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens, Inc. as your beneficiary of all or part of your policy.

Gifts of Stock

Gifts of stock are welcome. We are happy to assist you in making a gift of stock.

Corporate and Foundation Grants for FBBG K-12 student Education

These gifts are an essential source of support for FBBG’s broad variety of outcomes based, nature driven classes, serving K>12 students year ’round.

Many of the children that we serve would not otherwise experience this learning, which they carry with them throughout their lives

Corporate Matching Gifts

Many area employers will match your gift. You can obtain a matching gift form from your human resources office.

Memorial Benches and Trees

Boerner Botanical Gardens is a lovely place to honor someone special or celebrate cherished memories.

There are several choices and we welcome the opportunity to work with you.

Garden Preservation Projects

There is an ongoing need for funding that will preserve various structural areas of the historic gardens… walking paths, various gardens, fountains, etc.

We’ll share open projects with you and restrict your gift for specific use as you wish.

Please call us at 414-525-5651…your support is invaluable.