Friends of the Michigan 4-H Children’s Gardens
The Michigan 4-H Children’s Gardens and its programs are made possible by private donations to the Michigan 4-H Foundation.
You may remember the garden from the very beginning. We have come a long way and have touched hundreds of thousands of lives. Your support over the years has made a difference in the lives of kids of all ages. One thing that hasn’t changed – we need your continued support. We invite you to support the gardens to insure their beauty and provide fun learning experiences for kids – experiences that encourage them to let their imaginations grow. Please consider making a donation for the gardens, sponsoring a theme garden or program, becoming a volunteer or sponsoring a brick.
Help us Grow!
With a gift of at least $50 a year, you can become a friend of the Michigan 4-H Children’s Gardens. Your gift will build on the legacy that the Children’s Gardens have already become through outstanding gardens and creative learning opportunities.
Friends of the Michigan 4-H Children’s Gardens are invited to an annual event in the gardens and receive a newsletter.
Because the Michigan 4-H Children’s Gardens are supported by the Michigan 4-H Foundation, your gift will also be recognized according to giving level through the foundation’s Clover Citation Program.
Bricks can be donated in your name; in honor of a family, friend or club; or in memory of loved ones and are placed in the courtyard of your choice. They are then placed in Demonstration Plaza in the Michigan 4-H Children’s Garden (at Michigan State University). Bricks are usually installed in the spring and fall of each year.
Memorial and tribute gifts are charitable contributions that support the Michigan 4-H Children’s Gardens and at the same time honor friends and family members.
- Memorial gifts make a lasting tribute to the memory of family members and friends.
- Tribute gifts recognize the contributions and talents of living persons or celebrate a special occasion such as a birthday, graduation or anniversary.
Major gifts to the Michigan 4-H Children’s Gardens support the future of the gardens and its learning opportunities. Major gifts to the Michigan 4-H Foundation are also recognized by Michigan State University major gift clubs.
- Sponsor an amphitheater seat — $1,000
By sponsoring an amphitheater seat in Demonstration Plaza of the outdoor 4 H Children’s Garden you will help ensure that the amphitheater continues to be an exceptional place for educational demonstrations and presentations. Download the amphitheater seat sponsor form.
- Sponsor an activity center — $2,500
Discovery Carts and Wonder Totes provide teachers, families and other visitors even more access to education in the gardens. Be among the first to sponsor a year of garden education through a cart or set of five totes. Download the activity center sponsor form.
- Other major gifts
The impact of your donation will reach far into the future with a gift to:
- Grow the Gardens Education Fund or the Gardens Renewal Fund.
- Create a named endowment.
- Sponsor a garden theme area.
- Develop a garden educational programs, including technology-delivered curriculum and programs.
For more information about these and other major gifts to the Michigan 4-H Children’s Gardens, contact:
Michigan 4-H Foundation
Phone: (517) 353-6692