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The mission of Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is to inspire meaningful connections among people, plants and nature through horticulture, education and research.

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is more than New England’s largest botanical garden – we are also a nonprofit organization that relies on charitable gifts to support our mission. We would not be the garden we are today without this generosity.

Your support makes it possible for us to provide a place of beauty, learning and connection to the natural world. With your help, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is creating new and exciting opportunities for lifelong learning in the areas of horticulture, home gardening, botany and botanical arts. When you support the Gardens, you support the connection between people and nature, helping to foster a deeper understanding of conservation, botanical diversity and the importance of regional ecosystems. Together, we are creating a resource for the community, for local wildlife and for present and future visitors. We hope to see you soon.

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Annual Gifts, or Memorial/Commemorative Gifts

Annual gifts are what sustain every nonprofit. These unrestricted dollars provide current operating support. Memorial and tribute gifts are also welcomed for those who wish to honor family, friends, or special occasions. We depend on annual gifts and are enormously grateful to our donors who know that every gift matters and every dollar counts.

Planned Gifts

Planned gifts take various forms but the most common is a bequest in a will. Planned gifts are among the most important ways you can have a lasting legacy at the Gardens. We are happy to answer your questions about how to remember the Gardens in your will or estate plan. We will also provide information at your request on other types of planned or deferred gifts to the Gardens.

Giving Securities

Gifts of securities to Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens are welcome and encouraged.
We maintain an account with Fidelity Investments. Delivery of securities to our account can be made either electronically (via DTC) or in certificate form (with proper endorsement or a stock power):

DTC Eligible Securities:
DTC #0226
FBO Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Inc.
Account #X20 178 071

In Certificate Form:
Fidelity Investments
FBO Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Inc.
Account #X20 178 071
Attn: TOA Receive
PO Box 770001
Cincinnati, OH 45277-0036

Important Note to Financial Institutions or Donors

In order to credit the gift to the proper donor, when the gift is sent to Fidelity Investments, please contact the Gardens (see information below) with the name of the security, number of shares, and donor’s name. Thank you.

Contact

The Office of Philanthropy at the Gardens is here to answer your questions and provide assistance to you with donations or bequests. For assistance, please contact Jen McKane via e-mail or at (207) 633-8011.

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens respects our donors’ privacy in all matters. We do not sell, share or trade our donors’ names or personal information with any other entity, nor do we send materials to our donors on behalf of other organizations. This policy applies to all information received by Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, through whatever source and in whatever format.