Charitable gifts support specific gardens and projects, purchase new plants, structures and provide financial stability during seasons of growth. We would not be where we are today without this kind of generosity.
Invest in Cheyenne’s treasure and help the Gardens grow.
More Ways to Give
Once the needs of your family have been considered, we hope you include the Gardens in your estate plans. Your attorney should assist you with the wording, so your wishes are met. Even a small amount can have a significant impact over time.
Charitable bequests may also be used to support specific gardens and projects. For example, the Paul Smith Children’s Village received substantial funding through a gift from the Paul Smith Trust. Thanks, in part, to this support, this project became a reality.
Guidelines and suggested language
Full legal name: Friends of the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens
Taxpayer identification number: 83-0302260
A gift of appreciated securities such as stocks, mutual funds, bonds or real estate is another giving option. Excellent tax advantages exist if you donate appreciated assets you have owned for more than one year. An outright gift of long-term appreciated assets may avoid capital gains taxes and qualifies for a charitable income tax deduction equal to the market value of the securities.
An endowed gift is permanently invested, and only a portion of the earnings is withdrawn. The principal is never spent. A gift to the Friends of the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens endowment not only helps today but also builds future stability by enabling us to plan projects, because the gift is a permanent one.
Gifts of Life Insurance
Many of us have life insurance. Some have had policies for years, and the life insurance is no longer needed for personal or financial reasons. In these cases, it may be an opportunity to make a significant gift to the Friends of the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens.
Lasting Gifts on display at the Gardens
Engraved Brick: $100
Placed on the outer circle of the Garden Labyrinth.
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