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NOTICE: Membership Program Changes

Dear Friend:

Thank you for your support as a member of the Friends of Allen Centennial Garden in 2018. Whether this was your first year as a member, or you’ve been with us since the beginning, we appreciate your continued friendship.

As a member, you made great things possible in 2018. You helped us recognize and steward a fabulous group of dedicated volunteers; you helped us host educational programming for all ages, from Winter Classes to the new Amazing Sprouts; and you helped us present a third season of Summer Sunday Concerts. This is just a sample of the great things accomplished because of your membership, and we hope you’ll want to join us for another year.

Soon, the winter newsletter will be arriving in your mailbox, and with it, our request for your membership renewal for 2019. You’ll notice a few changes in the membership program, and we’re writing today to tell you more about those changes. These changes were informed in part by your feedback on the annual membership survey in March 2018.

We’re making membership simpler. We’ve condensed the number of levels and changed a few names, making for a streamlined and more inclusive membership program. In your renewal, you’ll see two options;

  1. Annual Membership: $40 (Friend) or $100 (Centennial) for a 12 month term.
    1. The new $40 “Friend” level reflects a merging of the $30 and $50 levels. After reviewing comparable membership programs in the area, and considering the benefits received with a membership (free classes or discounts on programs, etc.) we felt the $30 level was underpriced.
    2. Your benefits will not change with an annual membership. You’ll still have access to free or discounted educational offerings, reciprocal admission privileges at public gardens across North America, and a subscription to the From the Garden
  1. Sustaining Membership: Enroll for as little as $5/month for an ongoing term.
    1. Sustaining membership is just that – a way to sustain the Friends throughout the year. You decide how much you want to give each month, and this ongoing contribution provides a stable base of affordable, constant support for our work.
    2. No annual renewal notices – you’ll automatically receive a new membership card each year.
    3. Enjoy special perks as a Sustaining Member:
      1. Enjoy a coupon to visit the Babcock Dairy Story, and enjoy the best ice cream in Wisconsin on your next visit to the Garden.
      2. A 4-pack of Garden notecards.
      3. A coupon for a half-price annual membership that you can gift to a friend, colleague, or family member.

As you consider your renewal, we hope you’ll give serious consideration to becoming a sustaining member. It’s easy and seamless – you can sign up online in just a few minutes. If you’re already a sustaining member, you’re already set for 2019!

These changes will take effect November 1, 2018, and will be reflected in your membership renewal arriving with the winter newsletter sometime mid-November.

If you have any questions or concerns about your membership, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We hope you’ll agree these changes represent an exciting evolution in the growth of the Friends, allowing us to continue amplifying and showcasing a treasured campus resource.

With Gratitude,

The Board of Directors, Friends of Allen Centennial Garden

Sustaining Friends of Allen Centennial Garden Membership

Sustaining membership is just that – a way to sustain the Friends throughout the year. You decide how much you want to give, and for as little as $5/month, your ongoing contribution provides a stable base of affordable, constant support for our work.

  • No annual renewal notices – you’ll automatically receive a new membership card each year.

  • Enjoy special perks as a Sustaining Member:
    • Enjoy a coupon to visit the Babcock Dairy Story, and enjoy the best ice cream in Wisconsin on your next visit to the Garden.
    • A 4-pack of Garden notecards.
    • A coupon for a half-price annual membership that you can gift to a friend, colleague, or family member.

As you consider your renewal, we hope you’ll give serious consideration to becoming a sustaining member. It’s easy and seamless – you can sign up online in just a few minutes. If you’re already a sustaining member, you’re already set for 2019!

BECOME A SUSTAINING MEMBER

Standard Friends of Allen Centennial Garden Membership

Standard Benefits for all Friends Members 

  • Reciprocal admission to more than 300 botanical gardens across North America.
  • Invitation to annual Member Appreciation events.
  • Premier registration for classes, workshops, and events.
  • Subscription to From the Garden, the newsletter of the Friends.
  • Free or discounted (20%) classes, programs, and workshops.
  • Two names per membership card.

Standard Membership

  • Friend $40
  • Centennial $100

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Become a Champion of Horticulture

Make a special commitment to the Friends of Allen Centennial Garden, allowing us to offer significant and impactful educational and cultural programming throughout the year.

  • $250 allows the Friends to host a single Winter Class.
  • $500 allows the Friends to host a single Summer Sunday Concert.
  • $1000 allows the Friends to fully participate in Family Gardening Day, a signature celebration of horticulture for all ages on the UW-Madison campus.

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