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Minnesota Grown, Serving Northern Gardeners
We frequently hear people talk about the importance of “locally grown”. From the food we put on our table, to spending our money with local businesses, to practicing environmental stewardship of the land where we live, we recognize the importance of working together locally to create healthier lives and vibrant, sustainable communities.
That’s something the Minnesota State Horticultural Society (MSHS) has been doing in Minnesota since 1866. The pioneering apple growers who founded MSHS understood the value of sharing resources to meet the specific needs and challenges of growing in this climate. They joined forces, set ambitious goals and planted the seeds for future growth.
Today, we ask you to join forces with us. The MSHS programs Northern Gardener magazine, Minnesota Green and Garden-in-a-Box are dependant on supporters like you. With your gift above membership and subscription dues, we will continue to serve the community of northern gardeners for generations to come.
Thank you for your support!
The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 has reinstated the charitable IRA rollover, also called qualified charitable distributions which are available to taxpayers through December 31, 2013. There is still time for some individuals to capture tax savings on distributions taken in 2012 through January of 2013.
You may make a charitable contribution from your IRA if:
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Since 1866, MSHS has inspired and educated gardening enthusiasts throughout Minnesota and the upper Midwest. Our information, education and outreach programs are made possible by generous contributions from members and friends. Your tax deductible gift will help nurture a growing community that shares your passion for gardening and building community. Here are some ways to keep MSHS the best tool a northern gardener could have—today and for future generations.
Make a gift online. You can support MSHS through a one-time donation from a credit card by clicking on the donate button.
Give by check mailed to Minnesota State Horticultural Society, 2705 Lincoln Drive, Roseville, MN 55113.
Become a Sustaining Donor. Making a monthly automatic donation is convenient and hassle free, and helps increase the level of your gift by spreading it over time. Sustainers help MSHS by providing a steady source of income we can count on. Once set up, your monthly giving continues until you decide to make a change. Click here to become a monthly sustaining donor through your credit or debit card. Contact your bank for more information on how to enroll through your savings or checking using on-line banking.
Gifts in Honor or Memory. Honor or remember a special person through a gift to MSHS. The name of the person you honor or remember will be included in our annual report. Please give us the name and address of the person you are remembering or honoring, or the address of their loved ones, and we will notify them of your thoughtfulness. Click here to donate.
Gifts in celebration. Ask friends and family to make a gift to MSHS in celebration of your birthday or special occasion. Or, recognize the gardeners in your life with a gift to MSHS in their name for a holiday, birthday or other occasion. It's like engraving their name on a trusted garden tool that will work for them all year long. We'll send a note informing them of your gift. Best of all, you will see your gift at work throughout the year educating and inspiring gardeners everywhere!
Give through your workplace. Designate your gift to MSHS through Community Shares Minnesota, United Way or other workplace giving program. Also, check to see if your gift to MSHS—by any means you choose to give—will be matched by your employer. It’s a great way to double or triple your gift!
Make a gift of stock or other securities. You can support MSHS with a gift of appreciated stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares. By giving securities that you have held for more than one year, you can take a tax deduction for the full market value of the gift, and avoid capital gains taxes. To get the maximum benefit for you and MSHS, the security should be transferred, not sold. But please check with your tax or legal advisor to confirm the anticipated tax benefits.
Your broker may make an electronic transfer of stock or other securities to MSHS with the following information:
MSHS Heirloom Circle members have included MSHS in their will, as a beneficiary of an IRA or other retirement fund, or insurance policy.