FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
BOB ROTATORI - 216-635-3263 -or-
PAULETTE WELCH - 216-635-3205
Cleveland Metroparks is considered by many as one of the most
treasured �gifts� of Northeast Ohio. The Park District provides
opportunities for quiet reflection and joyous festivities,
recreation for every season, outdoor education for all ages, and a
sense of knowing that the natural landscape cherished by many will
be preserved and protected for generations to come.
To help ensure that Cleveland Metroparks remains an oasis of
green, the �Emerald Necklace Endowment Fund' was established.
Contributions by many patrons of Northeast Ohio have made it
possible to protect and preserve the Park District, and are an
important gift to Cleveland Metroparks.
And now, giving to Cleveland Metroparks just got easier. Gifts
can be made online at clevelandmetroparks.com by clicking on
�donate� at the bottom of the page.
Gifts may be designated to a favorite reservation or facility or
the following programs:
� Branching Out - A program to support
reforestation throughout Cleveland Metroparks now and
in the future. Through a gift of $1,800, a tree will be planted
in the reservation or golf course of
your choice and will support future tree planting.
� Emerald Necklace Endowment Fund - Established
within The Cleveland Foundation to preserve
and protect Cleveland Metroparks for generations to come. Funds
contributed to the Emerald
Necklace Endowment Fundremain within the fund and generate
annual income to benefit all
aspects of Cleveland Metroparks.
� Fishing Fund - Helps provide a rewarding fishing
experience throughout the Park District
with fish stocking and habitat enhancement.
� Golf Education Fund - Contributes to all aspects
of the Junior Golf Program at the Park District's eight golf
courses, including instructional clinics, leagues, tournaments and
full week day camps.
� Legacy Fund - Benefits Cleveland Metroparks
efforts to conserve and enhance the Park District
through tree and wildlife plantings. Legacygifts are also a
meaningful way to honor a loved one,
celebrate a special occasion or pay tribute to an
� Outdoor Education Fund - Assists with
special exhibits, programs, resource materials and
equipment to provide outstanding opportunities for all ages to
experience the natural world
through outdoor learning.
� Ranger Department K-9 Unit Fund - Helps provide
veterinary care, specialized training and
equipment to ensure the safety of all Park District visitors as
well as promote public safety.
� Ranger Department Mounted Unit Fund - Supports
ongoing training and equipment purchases to ensure the safety of
all Park District visitors, while conserving natural resources.
� Trails Fund - Assists with rehabilitation of the
Park District's extensive trail system. Natural
surface trail improvements will meet sustainable standards to
minimize natural resource impact
and maintenance while maximizing user enjoyment.
Information regarding planned giving options, including sample
documents, is also available for reference.
For more information about including Cleveland Metroparks in
estate plans, or to discuss other kinds of giving, call
216-635-3217 or email "mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your gift to nature supports the �Emerald Necklace Endowment
Fund' and can be done conveniently online toCleveland
Metroparks - part of your life, naturally.