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! 

Underwriting & 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.

Year End Appeal
Please consider a  gift and help us grow into the premier alpine botanical garden in the world.  Right now we are purchasing plants for new gardens. Any gift would help. 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 970-476-0103 ext. 2 for more information on naming opportunities. Click HERE to make an Honorary or Memorial Donation.
Planned Giving
Your legacy will support our future. Thank you for considering a planned gift to Betty Ford Alpine Gardens. Once the needs of your family have been considered, we hope you will include us in your estate plans. If you have the Gardens in your plans already please let us know so we can be sure to thank you.

There are many different ways to make sure the Gardens thrive beyond your lifetime. Information provided is a guide only and the advise of an attorney is recommended.


Leaving a gift to Betty Ford Alpine Gardens as part of your will or estate plan is the most common planned gift. These gifts often take the form of 

  • cash
  • closely held stock
  • real estate
  • appreciated securities
  • tangible personal property

Retirement Planned Gift

Consider making a contribution to the Gardens from your IRA. These gifts are very simple to set up and can save money in taxes. Traditional IRA’s can be donated to charity tax free.

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. 

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

Two Board members have come together to offer a $450,000 matching challenge. Any gift to the general endowment fund will be matched dollar for dollar. For more information about the match click HERE or call Nicola Ripley – Director (970) 476-0103 x 6

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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