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donor bench in the gardenDonor Recognition

With permission from the donor, Olbrich recognizes all gifts to the Gardens in Olbrich's quarterly newsletter, the Garden News, and in Olbrich's Annual Report.

Olbrich Loyal Friends: Olbrich supporters who have made donations for ten consecutive years but have not yet reached $5,000 in cumulative giving are considered Olbrich's Loyal Friends. They are invited to an annual tour of the Gardens given by members of the Conservatory and Horticulture staff.

Lifetime Members: Donors whose cumulative giving to the Gardens is $5,000 or more are invited to become Lifetime. This group represents Olbrich's closest friends and is honored each year with a special reception. Lifetime members are members at the Garden Famil level for life and are no longer required to pay annual dues. However, they are asked to make an annual donation to support the Gardens. They also enjoy special privileges such as being the first shoppers at Olbrich's annual Plant Sale.

doner arbor walkwayDonors' Arbor: With permission from the donor, Olbrich recognizes cumulative giving to the Gardens with a bronze plaque on the Donors' Arbor, a lovely Prairie style wisteria arbor that serves at the gateway to the Gardens. Categories for recognition of cumulative giving range from $5,000 to $1 million. The Arbor is updated annually.

Garden Benches/Adirondack Chairs: Individual gifts of $10,000 can be recognized with a bronze plaque on a garden bench or set of Adirondack chairs placed in the Gardens. Olbrich staff works with each donor to determine the general placement of the bench.

Other Recognition Opportunities: Additional recognition opportunities such as tribute stones and column plaques are available during special fund-raising campaigns. Currently no special campaign is underway.


Olbrich Botanical Society Privacy Policy

Olbrich Botanical Society is committed to maintaining privacy protections for our members and donors. Olbrich Botanical Society's web pages, membership payment page, and donor payment page are hosted by the City of Madison. The City of Madison’s internet privacy policies are located at http://beta.cityofmadison.com/policy.

Olbrich Botanical Society (OBS) is committed to protecting your privacy. OBS will not sell or share your personal information with a third party, and uses information submitted solely for OBS purposes. Your name may appear in Olbrich Botanical Society's annual report as a donor, but will not be linked with personal information. Please e-mail olbrichinformation@cityofmadison.com to change your name to 'anonymous' in Olbrich Botanical Society's annual report.

Revised 4/28/2015

OBS Board of Directors



Olbrich Botanical Gardens is operated as a public-private partnership between the City of Madison Parks Division and the Olbrich Botanical Society.
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