Ways to Support Your Garden

‘A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN’ – Mr. Eugene Bouligny challenged us.
WE raise $50,000; HE donates $50,000! Please contribute to our ‘Palm & Landscape Freeze Fund,’ the unbudgeted “cold call!” Replacing 10-15 tropical palms with freeze-hardy Florida Sabals. Brown fronds stripped from all survivors, plus tree removal and planting, estimated total cost is $20,000.


  • Besides $20,000 for palm tree removal, replacement and stripping,
  • We’ll also be replacing some tropical plants, like hibiscus, succulents, citrus.
  • Donors of $50, $100, $250, $500, $1000+ will appear in our newsletter.
  • Mail or drop off a check with memo “Freeze”;
    South Texas Botanical Gardens

    Corpus Christi, TX 78413
    or for VISA, Mastercard, Discover, Amex. call MaryJane or Kathie, 361-852-2100.
  • Other options for Bouligny Match:
    New memberships, memorials/honorariums, Endowment Fund, animal sponsors, or unrestricted funds.
    The Botanical Gardens enjoys support of many foundations, corporations, businesses and individuals through grant requests or unsolicited gifts.
    Three or four annual community events, with substantial staging costs require sponsorships, giving public recognition.
    • BIG BLOOM Plant Sale, in early April brings 5000 + Coastal Bend gardeners, families
    • MOONLIGHT in the GARDENS casual fall evening soiree, with 500- 800 guests
    • BIRDIEST FESTIVAL in AMERICA, in late April draws 200+ Birders from around the U.S.
    • HOLLY-DAYS weekends, in December, with Holiday features including Santa
  • UNDESIGNATED GIFTS go to the program or area with greatest need.
  • ANNUAL FUND highlights one or two special needs for donations near year-end.
  • SPECIFIC ANIMAL SPONSORS are needed annually. For more information contact dedrab@stxbot.org.
  • MEMORIALS or HONORARIUMS in memory of, or in honor of family, friends, speakers (etc).
  • IN-KIND CONTRIBUTIONS may be equipment, office furnishings, construction materials, specimen plants, professional or contractor services.

For more information, contact:

Dr. Michael Womack, 361-852-2100, wmwomack@stxbot.org.


Please consult your estate attorney, income tax advisor, CPA or financial advisor in making these decisions. If you desire a needs or informational consultation with the South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center, please contact Executive Director Dr. Michael Womack, 361-852-2100, wmwomack@stxbot.org.

“Legacy gifts” make a lasting impact! Whether during or after your lifetime, several charitable plans allow you to support both family and the non-profit Botanical Gardens. An estate attorney or financial advisor can guide you in supporting the Gardens. “Naming Rights” are possible depending on project, scope and donation amount.

PLAN NOW for GIVING LATER, Maintaining control of your goals!

  • Transfer of appreciated stock owned more than a year.
  • Grant from your Donor Advised Fund.
  • When you are at least 70 ½ (now 72), a gift from your IRA, made directly to the Botanical Gardens by your Account Custodian.
  • Gifts now or later may be designated for the Botanical Gardens ENDOWMENT, held at the Coastal Bend Community Foundation, funding the future.
  • Real estate or mineral rights may be donated in the present, or willed in the future for the Botanical Gardens to lease or sell for income.
  • Make a gift through your will, or revocable living trust.
  • Bequeath a specific asset, or amount of money— cash, stock or other property.
  • Leave a percentage of your estate to the Gardens.
  • Provide a residual gift, what remains in estate— after all obligations are met.
  • A CHARITABLE REMAINDER TRUST provides income for yourself or others, for a specific amount of time, at a fixed amount or fixed percentage. At the end of the period, the “remainder” goes to the Botanical Gardens.
  • A CHARITABLE LEAD TRUST is the inverse. The Gardens would “lead”, receiving income for a period of time, with heirs then receiving the remainder.
  • “NAMING RIGHTS” are possible depending on project, scope and donation amount.