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Bernheim Giving Circles

Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest is launching Bernheim Giving Circles as a way to thank and engage our members who make a  significant investment in Bernheim.

Bernheim is a private 501(c)(3) organization that depends on the generosity of our members to ensure the health and vitality of the forest and the arboretum. Members of Bernheim’s Giving Circles provide essential funding for award-winning programming, stewardship, research, and much more. All membership, donations and gifts throughout the calendar year count towards your Giving Circles level.

In addition to membership benefits and Bernheim’s Giving Circles benefits, throughout the year we will extend special invitations to unique, one-of-a-kind Bernheim experiences. Join the fun and become a member of Bernheim’s Giving Circles today!  Contact Cadell Walker, Director of Development at (502)955-8512, ext. 254 or cadell.walker@bernheim.org or online.

BERNHEIM GIVING CIRCLES

AMERICAN ELM: $25,000+

All benefits listed below, plus:
• A weekend stay in Bernheim Forest at our historic Lake House (sleeps 8)

WHITE OAK: $10,000 – $24,999

All benefits listed below, plus:
• An overnight stay in Bernheim Forest at our historic Lodge (sleeps 4)

TULIP POPLAR $5,000 – $9,999

All benefits listed below, plus:
• A private lunch for six people, catered by Isaac’s Café, and accommodations in the Sassafras Room in Bernheim’s LEED™ Platinum certified Visitor Center.

SUGAR MAPLE: $2,500 – $4,999

All benefits listed below, plus:
• Special invitation to Bernheim’s exclusive Artist in Residence events

FLOWERING DOGWOOD: $1,000 – $2,499

All benefits listed below, plus:
• Special invitation to State of the Forest presentation and discussion with Dr. Mark Wourms and special guests.

REDBUD: $500 – $999

All benefits listed below, plus:
• Special invitation to join a VIP tour of Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest

PAWPAW: $250 – $499

All benefits listed below, plus:
• Receive “The History of Isaac Wolfe Bernheim”, a limited edition book that includes two books in one highlighting the life of Bernheim’s founder Isaac Wolf Bernheim

OTHER MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

• Five general admission passes to give to friends and family to enjoy Bernheim ($25 value)
• Free year-round admission with your window decal for two vehicles
• 10% discount in Bernheim’s Gift Shop with your membership card
• Free program admission pass to a select Bernheim Program ($30 value)
• Discounts on Bernheim classes and programs
• Subscription to The Forest Echo, our award-winning full-color quarterly publication
• Free admission and/or discounts and other benefits at nearly 300 arboreta and botanical gardens throughout the U.S., Canada, the Cayman Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands
• Our monthly eNewsletter, giving you the latest Bernheim news
• One-year subscription to Better Homes and Gardens
• Early registration for Bernheim programs and events
• Satisfaction knowing your Bernheim membership helps protect and enhance the beauty and mission of Bernheim, connecting people with nature

Many companies will match employees’ contributions which will increase the impact of your gift. Contact your human resources department to see if your gift is eligible for a matching gift from your employer. Please mail your matching gift form to: Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest Attn: Membership P.O. Box 130 Clermont, KY 40110-0130.

Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. This contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.