Plan a Gift

An enduring legacy in this legendary landscape

Bartram’s Garden has been sustained for centuries by a community of devoted partners and friends. Your gift through your will or estate, retirement fund or life insurance plan, or other legacy vehicle will ensure the long-term sustainability and health of this vital public space.

To include Bartram’s Garden in your estate planning, please identify the John Bartram Association (EIN: 23-7393771) as the beneficiary.

Planned Giving Overview

For more details about planning a gift to Bartram’s Garden, including the types of gifts accepted, please click here.

For more information or to share your intentions about a planned gift, please contact Director of Development Caroline Winschel at cwinschel@bartramsgarden.org or 215 729 5281 x104.

Communicating Your Intentions

We welcome but do not require details about your planned gift. All materials will be kept in strict confidence and referenced only at such time that your gift is fulfilled.

Honoring Your Gift

We recognize those who have provided for Bartram’s Garden in their estate planning as members of the Franklinia Society. With your permission, upon receiving notification that you have included Bartram’s Garden in your estate, we will include you in lists of the Franklinia Society’s membership on our website below and in select print materials.

Franklinia Society

We gratefully celebrate the generous members of our Franklinia Society, who have ensured the long-term care of Bartram’s Garden by making a gift in their estate planning.

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Mark Bower
Elizabeth Bressi-Stoppe and Arthur Stoppe
Estate of Joan Z. Brinton
Laurie Burnette
Estate of James T. Carson
Estate of Donald G. Cleaver
Estate of Margaret B. DeVan
Estate of Mary Fink
Estate of Mary Bartram Hohorst
Albert E. Hoppe
Estate of Margot Bowie Hunt
Charles P. Keates
Paul Lantieri III
Sheila and Paul McFarland
Estate of Frances Mohoreanu
Estate of Elizabeth Mower
Mrs. Craig W. Muckle
Robert P. Raymond
Robert G. Rogers
Maitreyi and Avik Roy
Estate of Mark Saville
David Schultz and Susan Davidson
Estate of the Reverend Douglas Seidel
Jonne and Corey Smith
Estate of Frances A. Velay
Estate of Elizabeth G. Woodward

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