Make a Gift

Renovation rendering by Layne Knoche

Our renovation was made possible by funding from SSC and other donors and by project partner Facilities & Services. We’d love your support for additional improvements, which include a bridge and early-blooming plants. For fundraising, we partnered with CCDC. Joining us is the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation, who match your dollar with three more dollars.

Join our community of supporters!

To give by mail: find instructions here.

To give online: visit the CCDC Foundation website or click below.

  • All gifts at $100 or more will be acknowledged on the website as Bridge Donors.
  • Donors at $250 and above will also receive set of greeting cards featuring beautiful, garden inspired mosaics made by University of Illinois ceramics students.
  • Donors at $500 or more will receive a special Berries & Flour gift basket filled with handcrafted local harvest goods.

As a 501(c)3, your contribution is tax-deductible. If you have any questions about supporting the Red Oak Rain Garden, contact Eliana Brown.

Bridge Plans: For information about the bridge plans, see this blog post.

Garden Improvement Plans: Your gift goes towards garden improvements that benefit both human and wildlife visitors. Plans are to build a boardwalk bridge so people can easily move from one side of the garden to the other. We’ll also have an interpretive sign that educates campus and community. Additionally, early-blooming plants will be established to provide welcome nourishment for birds and pollinators returning after winter.

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