Other Gifts

Investing in Education, Engaging our Community, Sustaining the Environment

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization actively involved in conserving and researching one of the most vulnerable ecosystems in the world – the Alpine Tundra. The Gardens is funded through memberships, individual donations, memorial and tribute gifts, grants, corporate support and planned giving. Join in our stewardship by donating today! 

Underwritting & Sponsorship

2018 Underwriting & Sponsorship Opportunities

If you are interested in underwriting  or sponsoring any of the below programs or events, please contact our Development Director, Liz Campbell at (970)476-0103 or via email Liz@bettyfordalpinegardens.org 

Special Appeal

The Gardens seeks funding from our members for special projects. From expanding our plant collection to participating in research and conservation efforts, the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens is vested in our natural world and the community. These special appeals keep Betty Ford Alpine Gardens flourishing and recognized nationally as a leader in alpine plants and environments.

Please check back in Spring of 2018

Year End Appeal

Please consider a year-end gift and help us grow into the premier alpine botanical garden in the world.  For non-members, gifts of $50 or more will also receive a garden membership.Want to support the Gardens? Click HERE to donate now.

Tribute Donations & Naming Opportunities

Contributions to honor or remember a loved one makes a permanent and lasting impression in the Gardens. Tribute gifts can purchase naming rights for benches, garden beds and bridges in perpetuity. All memorial and tribute donations are recognized in the year-end annual report and the Memorial & Honorarium Book displayed at the Gardens. Please call the development department at 970-1476-0103 ext. 5 for more information on naming opportunities. Click HERE to make an Honorary or Memorial Donation.

Planned Giving

Your legacy will support our future – the Perennial Partners. Once the needs of your family have been considered, we hope you include the Gardens in your estate plans.The Perennial Partners recognizes those who have made or pledged lasting gifts to Betty Ford Alpine Gardens that extend beyond a lifetime. You may become a member of the Perennial Partners by notifying us that you have done any of the following:

  • Have made a planned gift that benefits Betty Ford Alpine Gardens
  • Have included the Gardens in a future bequest
  • Make a gift of $10,000 or more to the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens Endowment Fund.

For more information about becoming a Perennial Partner please call (970) 476-0103 x 5

Click the Endowment tab below for more information about different way to make a planned gift as part of your estate plans.

Legal Name: Betty Ford Alpine Gardens              Tax ID: 74-2395097

Endowment Fund

Endowment gifts will secure the future of Betty Ford Alpine Gardens. An endowed contribution is permanently invested, and only a portion of the earnings is withdrawn. The principal is never spent. Endowment gifts ensure the legacy of the Gardens for future generations. Betty Ford Alpine Gardens has an actively managed investment portfolio to ensure that our investments are protected and allowed to grow. There are many different ways to consider supporting the Endowment Fund, click HERE to find out how. Information provided is a guide only and the advise of an attorney is recommended.

New for 2018 The Bristlecone Pine Endowment Program “Longevity, Resilience, Beauty”

Two Board members have come together to offer a $350,000 matching challenge. Any gift to the general endowment fund will be matched dollar for dollar. For more information about the match please call Nicola Ripley – Director (970) 476-0103 x 6 or Liz Campbell – Development Director (970) 476-0103 x 5.


Vehicles For Charity


 “A way to give more” 

Every donation to Betty Ford Alpine Gardens makes a difference. Many of our donors tell us they wish they could give more. If you’re looking to get rid of a vehicle… but don’t want the hassle of selling it or fixing it… consider donating it to us. Donating your car is a fast, safe and easy way to support the programming you value. Make a difference by donating your unwanted vehicle by contacting :

Vehicles For Charity (Denver, CO)



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