Memberships are a major means of support for the operation of the arboretum and provide funding for displays and educational programs. There are also benefits to you for becoming a member of the arboretum as described in the Become A Member section.
Designating gifts to special projects ensures that the arboretum continues to grow. Designated gifts have helped fund new garden displays, bridge construction in the Bird Watch Area, sculptures for the gardens, and a Visitor and Education Center.
Corporate Matching Gifts
Your employer may match your gift to the Dyck Arboretum. This can double or even triple your individual contribution depending upon the company's policy.
Memorials and Other Tributes
Remember a loved one through a memorial gift or honor a special person in your life for their birthday, anniversary, or retirement. We will notify the person of your gift and recognize your contribution in our newsletter.
Purchasing a tree, bench, or wildflower planting provides opportunities for a lasting tribute with a plaque engraved with the person's name placed at the site.
Gifts of goods and services help support our horticultural needs, education programs and fundraising efforts and may provide you with a charitable gift deduction.
Gifts of long-term appreciated stock and mutual funds are an easy way to make a gift to the Dyck Arboretum of the Plains and may help you avoid capital gains. Your gift can be placed with the endowment of the arboretum to provide a continual income stream or designated for a particular program.
Making a bequest in your Will or Trust to the arboretum leaves a legacy that continues to make an impact after your death. To help you with your estate plan, call the director of the arboretum at (620) 327-8127 or the Advancement Office at Hesston College at (620) 327-8149.
Every day, the Dyck Arboretum of the Plains makes our community a more beautiful place to live and work. The arboretum is a valuable community and regional resource for young children and adults including the retired and elderly.
The arboretum provides trails and an environmental setting helping all ages maintain a healthy lifestyle while enjoying the outdoors. Intergenerational families interact, learn and enjoy the natural beauty of Kansas.
The arboretum is a laboratory for college students studying prairie ecology and environmental biology. Hands-on science projects explore the connections between man and nature and lead to a greater understanding of environmental issues such as water shortages, pollution and extinction of species.
Through exhibits and programming, the arboretum connects us to the flora and fauna that once flourished in Kansas and the Great Plains.
Classes for landscapers and gardeners offer alternatives that depend less on water, pesticides and herbicides. Display beds at the arboretum offer a new paradigm for landscapes around schools, libraries, hospitals, and retirement communities as well as beautiful alternatives in home settings.
Help us do more. Your tax-deductible donation will support education, conservation, and preservation of prairie species at the Dyck Arboretum of the Plains. Ask your employer today about increasing your gift through a corporate matching gift.
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