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The Bellevue Botanical Garden Society needs your support now more than ever!

 

The Bellevue Botanical Garden Society works in partnership with the City of Bellevue to achieve the Garden’s mission. Our role is to raise funds, support the Garden’s physical growth and development, and provide a broad range of programs and events designed to engage, inspire and inform Garden visitors. We rely on donations, memberships, special events and sponsorships to support the free and low-cost educational programs for children and adults that enrich our community. Your donations provide critical funds to ensure that these programs can continue.

The Bellevue Botanical Garden Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and donations are tax-deductible. Our Tax ID# is  91-1333659

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Donations by Mail

If you prefer to mail your donation, please make your check payable to the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society and mail to:

Bellevue Botanical Garden Society
ATTN: Donations
PO Box 40536
Bellevue, WA 98015-4536

Memorial and Honorarium Gifts

For memorial or honorarium gifts, please use the comment section in the check-out form to tell us the name(s) of the honoree(s) and the name and address where the acknowledgment should be sent. You can also send us an email with this information.

Tributes in the Garden

The Garden is a cherished place, filled with beauty and lasting memories. A commemorative gift, such as a bench or tree, is a meaningful way to create an enduring tribute in honor, celebration or memory of a loved one. For additional information, contact Nancy Kartes, Garden Manager, at (425) 452-2749 or by email.

Workplace Giving & Employer Matching

Workplace Giving Programs

Many workplaces offer the option of designating a portion of your paycheck to nonprofit organizations. This is an easy way to make tax-deductible donations to the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society. Contact your employer for further information.

Employer Matching Funds

Double the impact of your gift and apply for employer matching! Many corporations offer charitable giving programs that match or even double or triple employee, employee partner, and retiree donations to nonprofit organizations. Use the search tool at right to find out if your employer matches donations.

Gifts to Endowments

Your Gift Can Last Forever

An endowment gift to the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society today provides a brighter picture for our future. When you donate to an endowment, you give a gift with both immediate and long-term benefits.

Endowment gifts provide the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society with self-sustaining resources to support Garden operations and maintenance, the Society’s horticultural education program, and development of the Garden to enhance the visitor’s experience. The Bellevue Botanical Garden Society has two endowment options for donors.

Bellevue Botanical Garden Endowment

The Society has an endowment fund to help ensure perpetual care of the Garden. Annual income from this endowed fund supports Garden operations and maintenance as determined by the Coordinating Committee and the Board of Directors. To direct your gift to this endowment please include the following with your gift:  “This gift is intended for the BBGS Endowment for Garden Operations and Maintenance.”

BBGS Mission Endowment

The Society also has an endowment to fund the two objectives of the Society’s mission of Education and Garden Development.  Unless otherwise specified by a donor, contributions will be split evenly between the two mission segments. To direct your gift to this endowment please include the following with your gift: “This donation is intended for the BBGS Endowment supporting the Society’s Missions of Education  and Garden Development. “

By making a gift towards an endowment, donors ensure funds will be available in perpetuity to be used as they intended. For more information, please contact Courtney Voorhees at (425) 452-5248 or by email.

Planned Giving

Planned Giving

Make a lasting contribution toward ensuring the Bellevue Botanical Garden and the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society are here for future generations. The Society brings life to the Garden through education, events, and Garden development. Learn more about Planned Giving options.

There are many types of planned gifts, including outright gifts, bequests by will, charitable trusts, life income agreements, gift annuities, and life insurance. As a donor, it can be confusing to determine which vehicle (if any) is most beneficial to your circumstances. While the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society is ever-grateful for planned gifts, it is important for us to know that you have consulted an attorney or financial advisor. Please note that the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society is not engaged in giving legal or financial advice.

Corporate and Foundation Support

Sponsorships

Sponsoring the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society provides you with the unique opportunity to connect with the diverse people of King County, build brand awareness, and show your support of a beloved community institution–the Bellevue Botanical Garden!

For more information about sponsorships, please see our Sponsorship page, or contact Courtney Voorhees at (425) 452-5248 or by email .

Gifts of Stock and other Securities

Giving appreciated stock, mutual funds or other securities can help you avoid capital gains taxes while providing important support to the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society. To give a gift of appreciated stock, contact Courtney Voorhees, Society Manager, at 425 452-5248 or by email.

Download instructions for donating securities

Other Ways to Give

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