Lasting Legacies

 

Why Should I Give a Memorial / Honorary Gift?
Memorial and honorary gifts provide meaningful, living, long-term tributes to friends, relatives, or
colleagues. Your gift also helps the Parklands Beautification & Improvement Foundation of Gallia County continue its work to strengthen the bonds between people and nature.

 

Memorial and Honorary Gift Opportunities
Memorial and honorary contributions are allocated by size of gift. Multiple gifts may be pooled and the total amount used toward the donor’s wishes.

Gifts of Less than $250
Contributions of less than $250 are allocated to the beautification fund, the reference library fund or the educational materials fund, from which books, trees, plants and educational materials are purchased each year.
Gifts are acknowledged with a listing on our website at the time of the gift, a one time newspaper posting of donors and by an entry into a permanent book of memorial / honorary gifts maintained in the O.O. McIntyre Park District office.

Gifts of $250 to $750
Donors of $250 to $750 can select a specific tree from a list of trees created by OOMPD. These donors receive the same recognition as donors of less than $250, except that their name(s) repeat on the website and the newspaper posting for five years. Tree Donors also receive a map showing the location of their tree.
Trees planted as memorials are guaranteed for 10 years, and will be replaced if they become sick or die.
A tree older than 10 years is considered to be established and will be allowed to live its full life. When it dies, it may or may not be replaced.

Gifts of $750 or more
Donors of $750 or more may select a memorial bench, instead of a tree, from a style selected by OOMPD. Park Staff will work with donors to select an appropriate site to place the bench. A small memorial/honorary plaque will be affixed on the back of the bench itself.

Naming Opportunities

-Shelter House
Six shelter houses available for gifting.
Name plaque will be displayed on shelter.
$25,000 ea

-Hiking Path
Four paths available for gifting.
Name plaque will be displayed at beginning of pathway.
$10,000 ea

-Baseball Field
Three fields are available for gifting.
Name plaque will be displayed at field.
$8,000 ea

-Soccer Field
Five fields are available for gifting.
Name plaque will be displayed at field.
$8,000 ea

-Basketball Court
Two Courts are available for gifting.
Name plaque will be displayed at Court.
$5,000 ea

-Tennis Court
Two Courts are available for gifting.
Name plaque will be displayed at court.
$5,000 ea

-Orchard
One orchard is available for gifting.
Name plaque will be displayed.
$3,000

-Horse Shoe Pits
Two Pits are available for gifting.
Name plaque will be displayed at site.
$3,000 ea

-Black Walnut Grove

One is available for gifting.
Name plaque will be displayed at entrance.
$3,000

-Historical Tree Forest
One is available for gifting.
Name plaque will be displayed at beginning of pathway.
$3,000

-Tot Lot-Playground
Three are available for gifting.
Name plaque will be displayed at playground.
$3,000 ea

-Beauty Spot with Bench
Six will be available.
Name plaque will be displayed on bench.
$1,500 ea

Three or five year payment plans are available.
Special Wishes
Sometimes donors wish their gift to be used for memorials other than trees, books, or benches that better match their interests and that are consistent with the Parkland Foundation’s mission. Examples include acquisitions of sculpture or art; permanent additions such as buildings, exhibits or educational items; scholarships or other programs; and other opportunities. A variety of special arrangements can be made depending on the wishes of the donor and the needs of the Foundation.

When you make a memorial or honorary gift to the Parklands Foundation, the person or family you designate is immediately sent a card acknowledging your gift made in their name. The amount of your gift is shown only on the receipt mailed back to you.

For More Information
To make a memorial or honorary gift to the Parklands Beautification & Improvement Foundation of Gallia County, simply send your gift with a short note explaining who it is for and any person or family who should be acknowledged. To learn more about memorial or honorary gifts, or to discuss a specific wish, call, write, or send an e-mail.

Mailing Address:
18 Locust St.
Suite 1262
Gallipolis, Oh. 45631

Phone: (740) 446-4612 x 254

Fax: (740) 446-6275

E-Mail: info@oomcintyreparkdist.org
The Parklands Beautification & Improvement Foundation of Gallia County, Inc.
For the Benefit of O.O. McIntyre Park District