Tribute & MEMORIAL Gifts
California Botanic Garden joins you in honoring a friend or loved one by offering you a special way to give a gift.
California Botanic Garden offers a number of opportunities to honor someone special. Tribute and memorial gifts to the Garden can be arranged for any amount and provide important financial support for our mission. All gifts are fully tax deductible.
honor someone special
A donation to the Garden is appropriate for any occasion. An anniversary, wedding, graduation, birthday, holiday or other event may be celebrated with a gift in the name of the honoree.
Some donors may wish to make a substantial contribution to the Garden through an estate gift. Garden staff will work with you to arrange a bequest, charitable trust, or other appropriate gift that meets a need at the Garden, while offering you the opportunity to honor a loved one. Endowments may be named in tribute to a special person.
The Garden may be designated to receive memorial gifts or donations in memory of a special person. For memorial services, Garden-addressed envelopes are available on request.
tribute & memorial benches
Created by a master carpenter, the benches seen throughout the Garden are made of redwood and have a term of 20 years. The minimum donation for a bench is $10,000, which includes installation, annual maintenance, and an optional engraved bronze plaque. Bench donations are fully tax deductible.
CalBG is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and your gift is tax deductible to the extent allowable by law. You will be provided with a gift receipt confirming the value of your gift for tax purposes.
Names of tribute and memorial gift donors and honorees are listed in the Garden’s annual Honor Roll of Donors and published in the annual report. Gifts are acknowledged with a letter to the honoree or their family, without reference to the gift amount.
Dedication receptions are available to bench donors who would like to celebrate the bench installation with friends and family. Dedication receptions may be arranged through the Garden’s Facility Rentals Office at (909) 625-8767, ext. 289.
download the memorial & tribute gifts brochure