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Funding is an ever important way to help the gardens and also a wonderful way to honor a friend or family member. Choose from  making planned or annual contributions to our general fund, underwriting events, or for for specific project such as the Signature Garden. Check with your employer to see if they would like to match your donation.

The SIGNATURE GARDEN is the main signage for the Garden. It is comprised, in part, of fourteen individual letters spelling the name CONGDON GARDENS. It is our most ambitious project to date but without it Congdon Gardens could remain virtually unknown to those who can benefit the most from its existence.
We’d like your assistance in making our communities and Walworth County aware of Congdon Gardens. This is how you can help:
        > Each letter of the sign can be purchased by an individual or group for $5000
       > A three year plan is available whereby you can pay $2000 now and $1500 in each     of next two years.  Arrangements can be made for automatic payment. When the total payment is complete your name or group will be featured at the site.If you cannot purchase a letter at this time but would like to make a contribution, please make it payable to Delavan Rotary Gardens, Inc. and send it to: Congdon Gardens / P.O. Box 385 / Delavan, WI 53115.

TRIBUTE GIFT PROGRAM

Granite Tables $3000

Names or expressions engraved on a brass plate on a table with benches on the patio of the Gazebo Garden.

Bench $2,000
Names or expressions inscribed on a brass plate on a one of a kind granite bench around the courtyard of the Independence Garden.

Trees $800
Located throughout the Garden, various varieties of trees marked with names or inscriptions on a brass plate at the base of the tree.

Planters $500 – $800
  – Names or inscriptions on a brass plate on large terra cotta pots within the
     Founders’ Circle of the Rotary Peace Garden- $500
  – Names or inscriptions on a brass plate on large square granite planters in the                      Independence Garden – $800

Bricks and Pavers $100 – $300
Names or expressions engraved on any of the following:
  – Pavers 12”x12” surrounding the fountain in the Rotary Peace Garden – $300
  – Pavers 8”x14” lining the Avenue of Friends  in the Rotary Peace Garden – $250
– Main 4”x7” ground bricks in the Avenue of Friends in the Rotary Peace Garden – $100

General Operating Gifts $25 and up
Each year general operating funds are used for ongoing maintenance, marketing, events and general operation and administration.  For specifications contact Lis Friemoth, Horticulture Director at email pr 262-745-2904

Other Opportunities 

In addition to the options shown above there are many opportunities to honor friends, family and events in the form of naming major gardens, pathways, events and special projects.  For specifications contact Lis Friemoth, Horticulture Director at email pr 262-745-2904

MAJOR GIFTS
Congdon Gardens seeks financial support for a number of special programs and projects that are funded outside the annual operating budget including legacy gifts and gifts that help with furthering our Master Plan.  For specifications contact Lis Friemoth, Horticulture Director at email pr 262-745-2904
IN-KIND GIFTS
In-kind gifts are another way to contribute to the Garden without the exchange of cash. Individuals, businesses or foundations may prefer to contribute an item that will enable Congdon Gardens to minimize expenses.  The following items are currently being sought.
    – Garden cart with seat
    – Leaf bags- Extra large, lightweight with handles
    – Lightweight tarpaulins
    – 2 – 50 gallon wheeled trash containers
    – Small garden shed approximately 8’x10’
    – Large aerator fork
    – Mulch and compost
For specifications contact Lis Friemoth, Horticulture Director at email pr 262-745-2904.

DRGF is a private, not-for-profit 501 c(3) organization that is developing and maintaining Congdon Gardens.  Your contribution may be tax deductible.