As we look into the next decade at Boxerwood, we realize there are many improvements to be made—all designed to keep the magic of the nature center alive and make sure that we are accessible and inclusive for people of all ages and income levels.
We would happily accept donations of tools, equipment, volunteer hours or a generous donation for these vital aspects of helping Boxerwood and the planet to thrive. Here are a few items on our wish list:
A wood chipper and a new tractor would be make life so much easier for our garden staff and volunteers.
THE LODGE FACELIFT
It is 65 years old and those years are showing. We need a new roof, a new floor, and we’re nursing the furnace along with little more than tender loving care.
We are committed to improving accessibility at Boxerwood with better parking options, outdoor restroom facilities, and a trail that accommodates folks with mobility challenges.
Boxerwood is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. More than half of our funds are based on memberships and donations from kind, hardworking folks who recognize a community treasure when they see one. There are many ways to support Boxerwood, and no gift, no effort is too small or too great.
The NEST Mission is to raise a generation of young citizens who have the knowledge, skills, and
motivation to care for the earth—our home. Supporting them, means supporting our children.
What better way to honor a dear friend or family member than a Memorial Gift or Honor Gift to Boxerwood? A monetary donation, a tree, artwork, or bench would be a beautiful tribute.
strengthen our roots
This fund keeps Boxerwood flourishing. It pays our operational costs and builds our capacity to provide programs, events, and amenities. Dr. Munger planted thousands of trees and shrubs, but unfortunately, money doesn’t grow on any of them! Your generous gift to Boxerwood is an investment that guarantees our roots are deep and strong for many years to come.
The garden fund
The need for funds—like weeding—is never ending. Donations go towards purchasing new equipment, new plantings, replacement plantings, seasonal help, and ongoing garden projects such as the small greenhouse.
In honor of
Birthday? Anniversary? New Birth or Adoption? Just Because? This is a gift that inspires and delights on any occasion, and will last a very long time! We’ll plant a tree with an honor donation of $50 or more. Or, if you’d like to donate a bench, or artwork, we will make sure it finds the perfect spot at Boxerwood.
Bee a play trail supporter
Purchase a pre-cut wooden insect to be painted, inscribed with your family’s name and staked along the Boxerwood Play Trail.
Paint it yourself or let your artists do the honors.
A Legacy Gift helps you continue to grow your deep roots to Boxerwood. There are several financial vehicles to do so, including: Gift of Will Retirement Gift Charitable Gift Annuity Charitable Remainder Trust Income Retained Gift As you explore the many options for charitable giving, we’re here to help. Our Executive Director, Levy Schroeder, will gladly meet with you and your advisors to provide more information about Boxerwood’s garden, facilities and programs, and our anticipated needs for the future. Please call 540-463-2697 to make an appointment.
If you have any further questions in regards to giving to Boxerwood, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We would be happy to help you in any way we can.