Your Support Makes a Difference

Briar Bush Nature Center relies on a variety of funding sources that enable us to share our collections, exhibits, and educational programs with thousands of visitors, adults, and school children each year.

 

All gifts that support Briar Bush's annual, capital, and endowment needs are important. There are many ways in which a gift can be made, most with income tax savings. Please consider a gift to the Center so we may continue to offer interesting exhibits and important education programming for our community.

 

A copy of The Friends of Briar Bush's official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free (800) 732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

Make checks payable to "Friends of Briar Bush" and mail to address below or click below:

Donations

Briar Bush Nature Center

1212 Edge Hill Road

Abington, PA  19001

Annual Giving

 

Contributing gifts of cash provides unrestricted support for the day-to-day operations of Briar Bush.

 

As a non-profit organization, Briar Bush Nature Center relies on the generous annual support of individuals like you. Your tax-deductible donation supports all aspects of the nature center's daily operations including trails, exhibits, animal care, educational programming, and the staffing required to make it all happen.

 

Unrestricted gifts offer us the flexibility to direct funds where they are needed most and will have the biggest impact, giving our administrators the latitude to take advantage of unexpected opportunities and to act quickly. Unrestricted gifts can still be designated; that is, can be directed to a particular program or focus (ex: purchasing plants for the butterfly house or maintaining the nature playscape) and still be considered unrestricted.

To learn more about Annual Giving, contact us at (215) 887-6603.

 

Corporate Sponsorships

 

Corporate support for Briar Bush Nature Center helps to ensure that our fun, inspiring, learning experiences will be available to children, adults, families, and school groups across our community.

 

Briar Bush Nature Center encourages individuals, corporations, and foundations to consider the many sponsorship opportunities that exist within our organization. Sponsorships offer the opportunity to make a charitable gift while also gaining recognition both onsite and within our community through our extensive marketing campaigns. Through a partnership with Briar Bush Nature Center, your company will be associated with one of the region's leading environmental education centers in Eastern Montgomery County with almost 50,000 people participating in our programs annually.

 

Throughout the year, Briar Bush offers numerous possibilities for sponsorship, including:

  • Permanent and changing exhibits

  • Seasonal Festivals

  • Naming opportunities

  • Camp Scholarships

  • Educational programs (child and adult)

 

You will receive a customized benefits package that meets your specific marketing objectives. Opportunities include category exclusivity, promotions, advertising exposure, on-site exposure, and various cross-promotional activities. To find out more about our sponsorship opportunities, contact us at (215) 887-6603.

 

Estate Planning - The Evergreen Society

 

Your opportunity to enrich the lives of generations to come by including Briar Bush in your estate plans.

 

Planned gifts allow you to increase income, save taxes, avoid the management burden of certain assets, and leave portions of your wealth to causes you believe in and "make a big difference," perhaps in perpetuity. By supporting Briar Bush Nature Center through a legacy gift, you will ensure Briar Bush's future while enjoying estate tax savings.

 

Donations of stock, life insurance policies, charitable remainder trusts, gift annuities or a charitable bequest in a will or trust can be accepted. To find out how to become a member of The Evergreen Society and include Briar Bush Nature Center in your will, contact us at (215) 887-6603.

 

Matching Gifts

 

Did you know that hundreds of corporations across the United States will double or even triple the amount of your gift to Briar Bush?

 

One of the best ways to increase your giving to a non-profit is through a matching gift program, where your company matches donations to charitable organizations. Check with your company's human resources or payroll department to see whether it offers a matching gift program. These matches are often dollar for dollar, which doubles your charitable-donation power to Briar Bush. To learn more about Matching Gifts program, contact us at (215) 887-6603.

 

In-Kind Gifts

 

A gift-in-kind is a non-monetary item such as equipment, software, or a product or service that a donor voluntarily transfers to the Friends without charge or consideration. We gladly accept these items to be used in our educational programs and to maintain the museum, animals, and grounds. Please see the list below for suggestions of needed items.

 

Donors, please complete a gift-in-kind form to submit along with your donation.

 

In-Kind Gift Wish List:

  • Capital Needs

  • Carpet cleaning services and/or new carpets for the education building

  • Tree gator bags (up to 10)

  • Motion sensing light switches

  • Snow plow (or snow blower) attachment and snow chains for ATV

  • Waders (chest or hip)

  • Gardening equipment (new or lightly used): hand pruners, loppers, work gloves, 5-gallon buckets

  • Museum/garden needs

  • T-square (for exhibits)

  • Animal care items

  • Metal dog/animal enclosure (8-12 foot square)

  • Small/medium mammal travel carriers

  • Mammal chew toys and bird shredding toys (ongoing)

  • Miscellaneous

  • A few pots and pans (any sizes)

To learn more about In-Kind Gifts, contact us at (215) 887-6603.

 

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