Tribute Giving

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is a special place to many people, whether for its natural beauty and peacefulness, breath-taking landscape design, or for its rich history in plant exploration, environmental education and scientific research. Tribute gifts are a wonderful way to celebrate the lives of those who have found Fairchild to be that special place. 

Tributes can be given for any amount. A special acknowledgement will be sent to the honoree or their family notifying them of your generosity; the gift amount will remain confidential. For more information on each of the Tribute Gift opportunities, please click on the following links:  

When you dedicate a brick, tree or  a bench, you can purchase a membership for the tribute recipient at half price. This discount applies to all one-year memberships except Fellow and Donor Society. Limit one membership per dedication. 

The Frances Greer Fund

Frances Kruvand Greer was Miami-Dade County's top public health official in the 1980's. She championed programs for the poor and oversaw many community health issues, including two nursing homes, a prison medical program, an alcohol and drug abuse program, a home care program, a mental health clinic and a primary care center. Presiding over a $27 million budget, Greer supervised 700 employees, and recommended, set and carried out public-health policy. Greer saw nursing as a way to improve the quality of life for people. To donate to the Frances Greer Fund, please call 305.667.1651 ext. 3338 or donate online.

Donations are fully tax deductible and may be eligible for matching funds. Your contribution will support Fairchild’s vital programs in education, conservation and horticulture.

Tram Fund

Our effort to purchase new trams began with a generous commitment from Pat and Allan Herbert to honor Don and Terry Blechman. Don Blechman was one of our great volunteer tram drivers, and Terry is one of our best guides. Our efforts have been successful and our goals within reach. It would be great to honor our wonderful volunteers and provide all our visitors with a first-class experience of a great tram tour of Fairchild. If you are able to help, please call 305.667.1651, ext. 3390 to make your gift today or donate online.

For additional information on our Tribute Program, please contact Leslie Bowe at 305.667.1651, ext. 3338.