Thank you for considering a planned gift for the Conservatory ~ your thoughtfulness means so much for our future.

Gifts to the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory through estates, insurance policies and other planned giving options provide the support necessary to operate an uplifting, enjoyable and welcoming botanical facility.

Planned gifts also may include funds from cash gifts, stocks, annuities, or retirement plans. Unless otherwise designated, these gifts will be placed into the Conservatory’s general trust fund ~ providing support for many projects such as quarterly exhibits, the plant collection and capital improvements.

Interested in giving options at the Conservatory and how you can help the gardens thrive as a vital part of our community? Please contact Linda at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 260-427-6454.




Giving options include:

Cash Gift
Make a significant cash gift ~ per IRS regulations you may be eligible for deductions on your taxes.

Gift of Certificate of Deposits, Savings, or Brokerage Accounts
Name the Conservatory as an account owner to receive funds upon your passing.

IRA disbursements
Donate your IRA withdrawal as part of the required annual Qualified Charitable Distribution after the age of
70 1/2. Your gift may help reduce income taxes you owe.

Designation as a beneficiary in a will, trust, or retirement plans
Name the Conservatory as a beneficiary for your estate via a will or trust or for IRA/401K policies.

Stocks, annuities, insurance plans
Designate the Conservatory as the beneficiary for stocks, annuities or insurance plans.

Funds from donor-advised funds
Do you already have a donor-advised fund? Make a gift now and/or add the Conservatory as one of your beneficiaries for a gift later of remaining funds.

Funds from split-interest charitable trust
Name the Conservatory as a recipient of your split-interest trust – to receive gifts now and at the end of the trust term.


Curious about the Conservatory, its history and future?click here to learn more!

(The Conservatory is a division of the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department and donations made to the department are considered deductible charitable contributions per Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidelines. All donors will be recognized in the annual report of the Park Department.

We suggest you contact your financial and legal advisor for detailed information on how to make a planned gift.)