Your Gifts are Essential

Thank you for your interest in supporting the Garden Club of Virginia. The Garden Club of Virginia is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 1920, and is Virginia’s oldest environmental organization. Contributions are tax deductible and support the conservation of Virginia’s natural resources and the funding of historic landscape and garden restorations.

You may choose to support GCV’s general mission or you may designate your gift to sustain the endowment, to restore historic gardens, to support conservation initiatives and more. Every gift is important to the mission. Support and further GCV’s mission in the way that best fits your individual financial plan.

Make your gift today!

Complete the form below in a safe and secure transaction or print a contribution form and mail your check to the Garden Club of Virginia, 12 E. Franklin Street, Richmond, VA 23219.  Make your check out to the Garden Club of Virginia and designate how you would like your gift used, i.e. Annual Fund, Endowment, Conservation Fund, Common Wealth or Restoration.

Description of Funds

 

Other ways to make a gift:

Planned Giving

Help build financial resources to carry GCV into the next century. Planned or "legacy" giving is a way for donors to ensure that the GCV remains strong for the work of future generations. Planned Giving offers the donor a way to make substantial gifts without depleting income or retirement assets while also reaping significant tax advantages. Will bequests, insurance beneficiary designation and gift annuities are some planned approaches. 

A planned gift also distinguishes one as a member of the Green Arrow Society. Named for one of GCV’s enduring and familiar symbols, this is a group of loyal members, past members, and friends who have pointed the way to a 2nd century of service with their planned gifts. Just as the GCV’s green arrow signage has directed hundreds of thousands of visitors along Historic Garden Week in Virginia's tour routes for 80 years, members of the Green Arrow Society are helping point the way to a bright and sustainable future for the GCV.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Historic Garden Week in Virginia (HGW) is the oldest and largest statewide house tour in the nation, attracting tens of thousands of visitors to communities across Virginia each year. All tour proceeds fund the restoration and preservation of Virginia’s historic landscapes and gardens. Benefits for sponsors include Historic Garden Week in Virginia Guidebook recognition (circulation 80,000), links and recognition on the Historic Garden Week in Virginia website (one million unique hits), complimentary statewide passes, and other promotional opportunities.

The GCV Annual Conservation Forum presents expert panels and nationally recognized speakers to address Virginia’s current environmental challenges. The GCV is committed to providing education and facilitating public dialogue in the belief that these are necessary elements for enacting balanced policies that are economically and environmentally sound. The forum, which is open to the public, is held in November at various locations around the commonwealth. Organizations partnering in the recent past include Monticello, the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, the College of William and Mary, and the University of Richmond. Past topics have included the effects of wide-use pesticides, Virginia’s ban on uranium mining, waterway health and climate change.

Stock Transfer
Gifts of stock are fully tax deductible and based on the fair market value of the stock on the date it is transferred to GCV.  To initiate a transfer, notify your broker or bank that you would like to donate the stock to GCV and have them contact us for detailed instructions.

IRA Transfer
If you are 70-1/2 years or older you can make a gift through your IRA payout. The Charitable IRA Rollout allows you to give up to $100,000 each year to a charity of your choice.

Matching Funds
Your employer may match your annual charitable contribution. The Garden Club of Virginia is a 501(c)(3) organization and so eligible to receive matching funds from corporations. If you or your spouse’s company participates in a matching gift program, make your gift to the GCV today and coordinate a matching gift with the company.

For more information about any of these options please contact the GCV Executive Director, phone at 804-643-4137 or by email at development@gcvirginia.org.

Additional Resources

Gift Acceptance Policy
Donor’s Bill of Rights