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Sharing the Garden & Annual Fund Making Memories by Sharing the Garden

Don Williamson

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he holidays are a season of sharing, and this extends to Garden visitors as well. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden has a “Sharing the Garden” program that provides free passes to groups from need-based organizations. Some of these passes are made available by sponsors such as Dominion, title sponsor of GardenFest. Don Williamson

Last year Mary Arginteanu with the Richmond Audubon Society (RAS) helped bring 40 schoolchildren to GardenFest through this program. The schoolchildren, ages third through fifth grade, would not have been able to visit otherwise. “It was an exciting experience for the children, their parents and the teachers, and it really built bonds for us as a group,” she wrote. The field trip exposed the youngsters to the natural world and supported the RAS motto, “No child left inside.” Arginteanu noted that “coming to GardenFest was an experience the children will remember for a very long time.” Don Williamson

Brad Alston

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Annual Fund Nets Significant Returns

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here are you assured a solid return on your investment? Lewis Ginter’s Annual Fund, where your contribution supports horticulture education, environmental stewardship, cultural opportunities and more. Your Annual Fund gift will help: • M  aintain our gardens, programs, exhibits, and facilities—core elements that make Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden one of the most fascinating public gardens on the East Coast. • S  ustain our environment and teach the next generation about stewardship of natural resources. • C  omplement the Annual Fund donations given by 100% of our Board of Directors. • B  enefit future visitors—including you, your family, and your community.

GLUE STRIP

I would like to give a restricte d gift of $

annual fund

to the Garden’s Circle of Please select a key mission area Friends Giving Program. for your restricted gift. ❑ Friends of Education ❑ Friends of Horticulture ❑ Friends of the Conservatory ❑ Friends of the Library ❑ Friends of the Children’s Garden I would like to give an unrestric ted Annual Fund Gift of $ Please check one: ❑I

decline benefits and will receive full tax deduction. ❑ I would like to receive gift club benefits and recognize that a portion of my gift is not tax deductible.

PAYMENT INFORMATION: Total of gift(s) from above $

Method of payment:

❑ VISA

❑ MASTERCA RD

❑ CHECK (Payable to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden)

MASTERCARD / VISA NUM BER

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E X P I R AT I O N D AT E

I am interested in receiving information on Planned Giving. I am employed by a company that has a matching gifts program

. I have enclosed a matching gift form.

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ADDRESS

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Thank you for helping Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden to realize its three-fold mission: horticultural display and botanica public education, l research.

Gifts to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Inc., a 501(c) (3) organization, are tax deductible as permitted by law. are provided to the donor as a result No goods or services of this gift.

Please use the enclosed envelope to mail your 2011 Annual Fund gift, or donate online at www.lewisginter.org then click Donate. Accomplishing our mission begins with YOU!

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Newsletter of Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden for Winter 2011