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Ways to Contribute
Giving options for individuals.

Contribute Online

The quickest way to show your support of The Garden Club of America is to contribute online. Receipts and acknowledgments will be sent within two business days.

Contribute by Mail, Phone, or Wire

The GCA gladly accepts contributions by check, credit card via phone, or wire transfer. Learn more about contributing by mail and phone.

Contribute to the Second Century Campaign

Donate or make a pledge to the campaign. These gifts secure the GCA's financial future and impact our membership and communities for the better.

Secure a Corporate Matching Gift

Your company can tell you if they have a matching program. If they say yes, send your contribution to us by mail along with their matching gift form.

Send a Gift of Stock

Stock gifts can be a beneficial choice to some donors, and can be made to the GCA by transfer or postal mail. Follow our instructions for making a gift of stock and kindly notify us so we can identify the source of the transfer.

Learn About the Great Oak Society

Ask about Planned Giving options through the GCA's Great Oak Society and learn how to show your support through a bequest, charitable lead trust, and other investments.

Designate to a Specific Fund

You can choose to give to our annual funds which support immediate needs or restricted funds which are invested for specific purposes. Learn more about fund options.

Contribute in Honor of Someone

When contributing online, you can select the box to honor or remember someone special. By mail, enclose a note with your check, or write on the memo line. If you provide honoree addresses, we are able to notify them of your gift.



Contribute OnlineContribute to the Second Century Campaign

A contribution online is the quickest way to show your support of The Garden Club of America. Receipts, acknowledgements, and any necessary follow up will be directed to the contact listed below.




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My contribution will support:

Annual Giving

Gifts to the Annual Giving Campaign are available for immediate use.

Botany
Coastal Wetlands Studies
Conservation & Ecological Restoration
Desert Studies
Garden History & Design
Horticulture & Related Fields
International Work & Study
Landscape Architecture
Native Bird Habitat
Pollinator Research
Summer Environmental Study
Urban Forestry

Endowment Giving

Gifts to the Second Century Campaign are permanently restricted and these gifts are held, invested and reinvested by the GCA in accordance with its standard investment policies and procedures.

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 My contribution is in honor or memory of someone special


 This contribution should be applied to a previously submitted pledge

 
 



Gift of Stock

The Garden Club of America accepts donations in the form of stock via electronic transfer or regular mail. Before initiating a stock gift, please notify us by contacting Jennifer Barnette Cohen by phone at 212-753-8292 or by email at contribute@gcamerica.org.

By Electronic Transfer

Ask your broker to transfer shares using the GCA's DTC number and notify us by contacting Jennifer Barnette Cohen by phone at 212-753-8292 or by email at contribute@gcamerica.org

Depository Trust Company: VANGUARD
DTC#: 0062
Brokerage Account Name: Garden Club of America
Brokerage Account #: 21265982

Please provide donor name and cost basis.



Mail, Phone, or Wire

By Mail

Make checks payable to: The Garden Club of America

If making a contribution to a particular fund, indicate the fund name on an enclosed note with your check. If no fund is indicated, the GCA will attribute your gift by mail to the GCA General Fund.

ANNUAL GIVING

Gifts to the Annual Giving Campaign are available for immediate use.

  • GCA General Fund (AG / unrestricted)
  • Founders Fund (AG)
  • General Medal Fund (AG)
  • General Scholarship Fund (AG)
  • Botany
  • The Anne S. Chatham Fellowship in Medicinal Botany
  • The Garden Club of America Summer Scholarship in Field Botany
  • The Zeller Summer Scholarship in Medicinal Botany
  • The Joan K. Hunt and Rachel M. Hunt Summer Scholarship in Field Botany
  • The Garden Club of America Awards in Tropical Botany
  • Coastal Wetlands Studies
  • The Garden Club of America Award in Coastal Wetlands Studies
  • Conservation & Ecological Restoration
  • Elizabeth Abernathy Hull Fund for Early Environmental Education
  • The Garden Club of America Fellowship in Ecological Restoration
  • The Sara Shallenberger Brown Garden Club of America National Parks Conservation Scholarship
  • Desert Studies
  • The Garden Club of America Award in Desert Studies
  • Garden History & Design
  • The Garden Club of America Scholarship in Garden History and Design at the Archives of American Gardens
  • The Douglas Dockery Thomas Fellowship in Garden History and Design
  • Horticulture & Related Fields
  • The Catherine H. Beattie Fellowship in Conservation Horticulture
  • The Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture
  • The Loy McCandless Marks Scholarship in Tropical Horticulture
  • The Corliss Knapp Engle Scholarship in Horticulture
  • The Garden Club of America Hope Goddard Iselin Fellowship in Public Horticulture
  • The Garden Club of America Montine M. Freeman Scholarship in Native Plant Studies
  • International Work & Study
  • The Garden Club of America and the Royal Horticultural Society Interchange Fellowships
  • Landscape Architecture
  • The Garden Club of America Rome Prize Fellowship in Landscape Architecture
  • Native Bird Habitat
  • The Frances M. Peacock Scholarship for Native Bird Habitat
  • Pollinator Research
  • The Garden Club of America Board of Associates Centennial Pollinator Fellowship
  • Summer Environmental Study
  • The Clara Carter Higgins Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
  • The Garden Club of America Awards for Summer Environmental Studies
  • The Caroline Thorn Kissel Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
  • The Mary T. Carothers Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
  • The Elizabeth Gardner Norweb Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
  • Urban Forestry
  • The Garden Club of America Zone VI Fellowship in Urban Forestry

Endowment Giving

Gifts to the Second Century Campaign are permanently restricted and these gifts are held, invested and reinvested by the GCA in accordance with its standard investment policies and procedures.

  • GCA Endowment Fund
  • Blackburn Conservation and National Affairs Fund
  • Cudahy Education Fund
  • Founders Fund
  • General Scholarship Fund
  • Partners for Plants Fund
  • Shirley Meneice Horticulture Conference Fund

If making your gift in honor / memory of someone special, please include that information on an enclosed note or the memo line of the check. If you also provide a mailing address, we will send a notification of your gift in their name.

Mail checks to
The Garden Club of America
Attn: Alison Dolack
14 East 60th Street
New York, NY 10022

By Phone
If you prefer to make a credit card donation over the phone, please call Magdalena Cruz at 212-753-8287.

By Wire Transfer
If you wish to contribute by wire transfer, please contact Jennifer Barnette Cohen by phone at 212-753-8292 or by email at contribute@gcamerica.org.

The Great Oak Society
of The Garden Club of America

As our nation's official tree, the oak symbolizes strength, stability and longevity. Under the canopy of an oak tree, Elizabeth Price Martin created the concept of The Garden Club of America.

Over one hunderd years later, the oak continues to embody the GCA's purpose and to symbolize the lasting legacy its work makes possible.

The GCA: Past, Present, and Future

Founded in 1913, The Garden Club of America is recognized nationally as a leader in horticulture, conservation, creative arts, historic preservation, and environmental protection.

As you consider your personal legacy, we invite you to join The Great Oak Society.

The Society celebrates and honors those who remember The Garden Club of America in their estate plans or other planned giving.

Ways to become a member:
(Please consult your financial advisors when considering these options.)

  • Name the GCA as a beneficiary in a will or trust. The following information is all that is necessary to update a will or trust: I give (____ dollars or a ____ percent of all of the residue of my estate) to the The Garden Club of America, a Delaware nonprofit charitable organization, for its general purposes or for _____).
  • Designate the GCA as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy
  • Name the GCA as a beneficiary of a retirement plan, such as a 401(k) or IRA
  • Establish an annuity or charitable trust for the benefit of the GCA

Please inform us that you have made arrangements to support the GCA through a bequest or planned gift by contacting Jennifer Barnette Cohen at GCA Headquarters at (212) 753-8292 or contribute@gcamerica.org. It is not necessary to provide the GCA with formal documentation of your plans. Inquiries are confidential and do not obligate you in any way.

Supporting The Second Century

All bequests and planned gifts submitted by December 31, 2019 will be designated towards the Second Century Campaign.

Benefits of the Great Oak Society

  • Pleasure in supporting the GCA's purpose
  • Attendance at Great Oak Society gatherings
  • Recognition, if desired, in the GCA's annual report of donors and The Great Oak Society registry


Where your gift goes.

In so many ways, the GCA is engaged in urgent efforts across the country to promote gardening and to restore and protect the environment. By contributing to The Garden Club of America, you can ensure that the GCA enjoys a second century of distinguished leadership in the gardening and conservation communities.

The Garden Club of America is a registered 501(c)(3) organization.

Tax ID 13-1626773

All thanks to you.

The critical support of club members across the country enables The Garden Club of America to continue its efforts to restore, improve and protect the environment. And great work requires resources. That's why we are grateful for all donations to the Annual Giving and Endowment Funds.

We are pleased to recognize all those who have made donations throughout the year in the 2018-2019 Stewardship Report , originally distributed in the summer 2019 issue of the Bulletin. It's because of you that the GCA has been able to be a leader for more than 100 years. It's because of you that we will remain a leader in our second century.

Questions about these and other giving options?

Call us at 212-753-8292 or connect by email: contribute@gcamerica.org

Our Donor Privacy Policy:

Donors will be recognized in the GCA's annual donor acknowledgment report by name (as shown on the contribution form) unless the donor has opted to make an anonymous gift. Changes may be requested by emailing contribute@gcamerica.org.

All information concerning prospective and current donors to The Garden Club of America will be treated in strictest confidence by staff and volunteers.