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The San Francisco Botanical Garden adds pleasure and a deeper sense of purpose to many people's lives. For those who want to ensure the Garden will thrive for generations to come, please consider including the Garden Society in your estate planning.

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The following pages will offer ideas on how you can be a partner in securing the future of the Botanical Garden Society through your gifts and support.

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There are as many different ways to support San Francisco Botanical Garden as there are needs for your support. Planning a gift is more than just finding a need. There are many factors to consider. If you are unfamiliar with charitable gift planning, you might want to take a moment to explore some of the factors when planning for the future. And check out our chart briefly describing some of the charitable vehicles that are available to you - see How Can I...?

The stories that follow share some of the different ways people can become partners with San Francisco Botanical Garden Society (SFBGS). Take a moment to see how they - perhaps in circumstances similar to yours - have found ways to support the charities that are important to them - the way San Francisco Botanical Garden is important to you.

Explore the links below for information on the most common planned giving vehicles used to make gifts to the Garden Society.


Living Trusts, Wills and Bequests Gifts of Appreciated Stock
Gifts of Real Estate Charitable Remainder Trusts
Gifts of Retirement Assets Gifts of Life Insurance
Charitable Lead Trusts

The Botanical Garden Society honors those who have made gifts through bequests, trusts, and other planned gifts with membership in the Magnolia Associates, the Garden's legacy circle. Benefits include invitations to special events, and recognition in Leaflet, our member publication.

Some of our friends name the Botanical Garden Society in their estate plans and never let us thank them for their invaluable support. If you have included the Botanical Garden Society in your plans, we hope that you will share this information with us. We would appreciate the opportunity to express our gratitude, and welcome you into the Magnolia Associates. Of course, if you wish to be anonymous, we will respect your wishes.

If you have already included San Francisco Botanical Garden Society in your estate plans, please let us know by calling us at 415.661.1316 Ext 304 or filling out our estate intention form. Its receipt will enroll you in the Magnolia Associates and help us make certain your intentions will be carried out. If you have not written a will yet, regardless of your charitable intent, please consider this for it is a gift to your loved ones.

Individual circumstances will vary. As with all tax and estate planning, please consult your attorney or estate planning specialist. We will be glad to answer questions and offer suggestions confidentially based on your personal circumstances. Please call us or e-mail us (see contact page). You may also use our planned giving information request form.

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For tax purposes, the San Francisco Botanical Garden Society, I.R.S. 501(C)(3) number is 94-6050168. All donations to the San Francisco Botanical Garden Society are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Please note, individual financial circumstances will vary. The information on this site does not constitute legal or tax advice. Donor stories and photographs are for purposes of illustration only. As with all tax and estate planning, please consult your attorney or estate specialist. All material is copyrighted and is for viewing purposes only. Use of this site signifies your agreement with the terms of use. The content in this Planned Giving section has been developed for San Francisco Botanical Garden Society by Future Focus. Please report any problems to section webmaster.

SFBGS and San Francisco Recreation and Park Department San Francisco Botanical Garden's beauty and value as a major cultural resource are the result of a successful public/private partnership between San Francisco Botanical Garden Society and the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department.

ADMISSION  FREE for Members, SF Residents (with proof of residency) & School Groups | $8 Non-residents | Discounts for Seniors, Families & Children

LOCATED In Golden Gate Park, with entrances at the corner of Ninth Ave. at Lincoln Way (Main Gate) & at MLK Jr. Drive off the Music Concourse (Friend/North Gate) | Phone: (415) 661-1316 | Mail: 1199 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122-2370

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