There are many ways you can help Wild Ones promote environmentally sound landscaping practices to preserve biodiversity through the preservation, restoration, and establishment of native plant communities – including financial support or volunteering your time. It is critically important to spread awareness and educate people on the need to sustain the plants and animals that run our ecosystems. Through your support we can reach those who have not yet joined the movement, as well as to work with local municipalities to get our message across —
that by using native plants in our neighborhoods and corporate landscapes, we can restore vital ecosystem function where we live and work
that those ecosystems are vitally important to our very existence and to the existence of the Earth as a living planet.
You can choose to provide additional support in various ways. Which of these might work for you?
Annual gifts, in addition to membership fees, provide critical ongoing resources to support daily operations and enable Wild Ones to carry out its mission throughout the year. Acorn Circle members provide dependable income for Wild Ones programs by making their annual gifts through convenient monthly deductions via credit card or direct debit from a designated financial account. Any amount is greatly appreciated.
Burr Oak Circle
Donors who make annual gifts of $1,000 or more are honored through this leadership circle program, and are provided with special benefits such as special viewing days at Wild Ones headquarters and a 10 percent discount on items at the Wild Store.
Oak Savanna Circle
Members of this circle have loyally supported Wild Ones for 15 years or more.
Employee Matching Gift Program
Many companies and organizations match employee contributions, greatly increasing the impact of a charitable gift to Wild Ones. Please contact your human resources office for further information.
Special Gifts and Heritage
Contact the Wild Ones Executive Director for further information about the Wild Ones Legacy Program which includes making gifts of appreciated stock, real property, in-kind gifts, IRA-rollover gifts (option through December 2007 per the Pension Protection Act of 2006), and multi-year commitments. The Legacy Program (see opposite page) also can include bequests, charitable gift annuities, trusts, and other planned giving vehicles which provide significant support to Wild Ones while also benefiting the donors and their families. If you are considering such a gift, you should consult with your attorney or accountant for how the gift will affect your estate plan.
More than 4,500 people annually volunteer their time and energy for land conservation, community garden plantings, and other chapter and national Wild Ones activities. Please consider becoming a “plants-roots” partner with Wild Ones.
Lifetime members have shown a long-term commitment to the Wild Ones mission and its goals.
One of the easiest ways to advocate and help others who are not already Wild Ones members learn about the benefits of using native plants in their landscaping is to give them a gift membership.
For more information on supporting Wild Ones, contact Executive Director, Wild Ones, 2285 West Butte des Morts Beach Road, Neenah, Wisconsin 54956-1008, or call 920-730-3986.