Planned Giving2018-06-18T21:55:01+00:00

Planned Giving

Planned gifts are among the most important ways you can leave a lasting legacy at the Botanical Garden. Planned gifts help maximize the tax benefits of your charitable giving, while supporting our long-term financial health. There are two simple ways to support us today, tomorrow and for years to come:

Bequest
One of the most common ways to give a planned gift is by naming the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden as a beneficiary in your will or estate plan.

Endowment Fund
The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden also participates in the Endow Iowa Grant program. In order to make a gift through Endow Iowa, the gift needs to be made through a Community Foundation.

For more information on making a planned gift to the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden please contact Debra Peckumn, Director of Philanthropy, at dpeckumn@dmbotanicalgarden.com or at 515.323.6289.

Note: An attorney specializing in estate and charitable gift planning is essential to advise you about the best charitable estate planning strategies. It is also important to include your accountant in your discussions.