JANUARY 25, 2011
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Cleveland Metroparks has introduced a new donor opportunity -
Branching Out - to support reforestation now and in the
Through a gift of $1800, donors have the opportunity to have a
tree planted in a reservation or golf course of their choice and
support future tree planting through the Emerald Necklace Endowment
Fund of The Cleveland Foundation.
Trees planted through the Branching Out program will be
native species that are approximately 8' in height. Plantings
will take place in spring and fall. Specific planting
locations and tree species will be determined based on natural
resource plans for the particular reservation and golf course.
Donors will be notified of the location of the tree planted from
In addition to keeping Cleveland Metroparks green, Branching
Out is also a great way to make a living gift to remember a
loved one, recognize a special event in someone's life or honor a
friend. All donors and those being honored will receive recognition
on Cleveland Metroparks website, as well as in the Park District's
Emerald Necklace monthly publication and the Development
Division's Gift of Nature annual report.
The Emerald Necklace Endowment Fund was established within The
Cleveland Foundation to preserve and protect Cleveland Metroparks
for generations to come. Fund contributed to the Emerald
Necklace Endowment Fund remain within the fund and generate annual
income to benefit all aspects of Cleveland Metroparks.
For more information on Branching Out or other ways to
support Cleveland Metroparks, contact Karen Kannenberg, CFRE,
manager of gift and donor development, at 216-635-3217 or "rect" target="_blank" href=
For additional information on the new Branching Out
program and other donor/development programs, visit
clevelandmetorparks.com and click on 'get involved.'
Choose to "branch out" as a donor to Cleveland
Metroparks - part of your life, naturally.