Vision: 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 – Multiple Levels of Engagement Available
- Individual donations
- Memorial and tribute gifts
- Corporate support
- Planned giving – a gift in your estate
Give today to create a brighter tomorrow. There are multiple ways to make a gift. Contact philanthropy staff, Melissa Ebone, to talk about different ways you can make a gift to create the future.
2019 Sponsorship Opportunities
Events and programs are promoted to 100,000 summer visitors and 400+ members.
Most opportunities include opportunity for name feature and promotion.
If you are interested in exploring what may be the right fit for you,
Contact Development Director, Melissa Ebone
Current Public Opportunities:
From expanding the plant collection to participating in research and conservation efforts, Betty Ford Alpine Gardens is invested in your natural world and the community. Your answer to these appeals, keeps Betty Ford Alpine Gardens blooming and able to continue its role as a nationally recognized leader in alpine plants and environments.
*We ask family members and donors of memorial benches to support the continued investment in the Gardens with a gift each year to the Gardens. An updated plaque costs $115.
Currently, there are naming opportunities with 2 benches, 2 reading corners and the listening pavilion. Call 970-476-0103 x5 for more information on naming opportunities. Click HERE to make an Honorary or Memorial Donation.
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
- 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 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.
The Bristlecone Pine Endowment Challenge “Longevity, Resilience, Beauty”
Currently – $2,045,000
Goal – $3,000,000
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 Melissa Ebone – Development Director (970) 476-0103 x 5
Every donation to Betty Ford Alpine Gardens makes a difference. Many of our donors tell us they wish they could give more. If you are 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)