Endowment is one of the most important financial underpinnings an institution can have. It represents a long-term investment by today’s donors in the future generations who will enjoy and benefit from the work of the institution. In the case of The New York Botanical Garden, those benefits are many. Endowment sustains the quality of the urban oasis that is at the heart of our mission. It perpetuates programs such as changing exhibitions and the Edible Academy, which educate adults and children alike. It furthers scientific endeavor that helps save the plants of the
world and trains future botanists. Increasing NYBG’s endowment is one of the most urgent
goals of the 125th Anniversary Strategic Plan.