Support

Ways to Give

OUTRIGHT GIFTS & PLEDGES—Your gift of cash makes the most immediate impact and allows you to receive full tax benefits to the extent allowed by law. We encourage you to also consider a multi-year pledge to maximize the power of your gift. Most pledges are for a three-year term, but, depending on the size of the gift, other terms can be arranged.

MATCHING GIFTS—Many employers match their employees’ charitable giving. Please ask your HR department for the appropriate forms to increase the impact of your contribution.

FOUNDATION GIFTS—Lotusland welcomes grant awards from personal, private, and public foundations.

SHARED GIFTS—Shared gifts allow donors to pool their resources and make larger gifts than they might make individually. Typically given in exchange for naming rights, Shared Gifts provide prominent recognition to the donors. Examples include friends and family giving together for collective projects.

GIFTS OF SECURITIES—Making a gift of appreciated securities can provide significant tax benefits. By donating appreciated securities, you may claim the current market value of the shares as the gift amount and thereby avoid capital gains taxes.

CORPORATE SUPPORT—Corporations wishing to demonstrate their commitment to the well-being of the community in which their employees live and work are encouraged to consider corporate gifts. This type of support includes marketing visibility and corporate philanthropy benefits.

CHALLENGE GIFTS—Donors wishing to increase the impact of their individual or foundation gifts should consider making a Challenge Gift. Challenge Gifts require a matching component from other donors, thereby generating double the amount of the original gift. These types of gifts provide visibility to the original donor, and allow the matching donors to help generate increased support.

PLANNED GIFTS—Lotusland has a bequest and deferred gift program—The Lotus Society. All deferred gifts to the campaign will be designated to the Lotusland endowment. Donors interested in this option should consult with their attorneys and financial advisors, and provide Lotusland a copy of their estate plan or legal document.

BLENDED GIFTS—A blended gift is one that has both current and deferred components. Donors may combine current and future giving to increase support and make more impact.

MEMORIAL OR TRIBUTE GIFTS—Outright gifts may be made in memory or in honor of a loved one.

Tax ID: 23-7982550
Lotusland is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization. All charitable gifts to Lotusland are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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Naming Opportunities

Donations in any amount are gratefully received. All donors who support the Lotusland Forever Campaign with gifts of $25,000 or more will be recognized on a beautiful feature wall in the historic Pavilion Patio. Additionally, named gardens and capital improvements will be commemorated with a recognition feature designed in accordance with that space.

ENDOWMENT OF POSITIONS
You may choose to establish and name the following:

  • Executive Director – $3,000,000
  • Director of Gardens and Ground – $2,500,000
  • Director of Conservation and Curator of the Living
    Collections – $2,000,000

ENDOWMENT OF PROGRAMS

  • Building & Grounds Heritage Fund – $5,000,000
  • Education Program Fund – $2,500,000
  • Sustainable Horticulture Program Fund – $1,500,000
  • Art & Artifacts Fund – $1,000,000
  • Internship Fund – $500,000

Tax ID: 23-7982550
Lotusland is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization. All charitable gifts to Lotusland are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

DONOR HONOR ROLL

As of 12/31/23

Lotusland gratefully acknowledges the generosity of the following donors who have contributed
to the
Lotusland Forever Campaign:

$1,000,000+
The Ann Jackson Family Foundation
Connie Flowers Pearcy
The Estate of Hania Tallmadge
The Wyatt Family

$500,000-$999,999
Anonymous
Julie and Roger Davis
The Estate of Harry Felder
The Manitou Fund with special thanks to Nora McNeely Hurley

$100,000-$499,000
Jeanne and Robert Anderson
Anonymous
Maureen and Edward Bousa
David and Judy Jones
Mimi Michaelis
Mari and Hank Mitchel
Julie and Peter Morley
Stephen P. Schaible
Chris Toomey
Crystal and Clifford Wyatt

$25,000-$99,999
The Alice Tweed Tuohy Foundation
Anonymous
Laura and John Bridley
Lynn Cunningham Brown and Christopher C. Brown Ronald and Patricia G. Caird
Lesley Cunningham and Cyndee Howard
Rachael Douglas
Sheri Fults
The Garden Conservancy Jean and John Greene Award
Dorothy H. and John R. Gardner
Virginia Hunter
Joseph Marek and John Bernatz
Jeffrey Romano and Stan Shayer
Nita and Henk van der Werff
John and Nancy Vasi
Rick and Sheila Vitelle
Tim Walsh and Mike Healy
Lisa and David Wolf

$10,000-$24,999
Merryl Brown
Geoff and Kimberly Crane
Giffin and Crane
Ginni Dreier
Mark and Maria Schmidt
George and Beth Wood

$1,000-$9,999
Allison Armour
Daniel Bifano and Allan Brostrom
Jack and Elizabeth Bunce
Harrison Design Santa Barbara
Susan and Robert Lieff
Jill Taylor and Ray Link
Caroline R. Thompson

Lotusland gratefully acknowledges the generosity of the following donors who have made a planned gift to the Lotusland Forever Campaign:

Anonymous
A Friend
Laura and John Bridley
Lynn Cunningham Brown and Christopher C. Brown
Ronald and Patricia G. Caird
Dorothy H. and John R. Gardner

Mr. Kim L. Hunter
David and Judy Jones
Joseph Marek and John Bernatz
Patti Prairie and Alan Hochberg
Lisa and David Wolf

The following Naming Opportunities are reserved as of June 5, 2023:

George Washington Smith Pavilion – The Ann Jackson Family Foundation
Pavilion Patio – Julie and Roger Davis
Abalone Pond & Fountain – The Manitou Fund at the direction of Nora McNeely Hurley
Triton Fountain – The Manitou Fund at the direction of Nora McNeely Hurley
Sunken Drawing Room – David and Judy Jones
Rooster Grotto – Mari and Hank Mitchel
Cycad Garden Terrance – The Wyatt Family

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION,
PLEASE CONTACT:

Ganna Walska Lotusland | 695 Ashley Road | Santa Barbara, CA 93108
805.969.3767 | lotusland.org

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