Ways to Give

Your gift—in any amount—powers valuable community outreach programs that provide access to plants and gardening resources. Beyond giving online, over the phone or by mail, here are seven additional ways you can support MSHS.

Become a sustaining donor

Making an automatic, monthly donation is convenient and spreads your gift out over time. Sustaining donors provide a steady source of income that our programs depend on. Once set up, your monthly giving continues until you decide to make a change. 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 online banking.

IRA distributions

At age 70 ½, IRA investors are required by law to take mandatory minimum distributions. An increasingly popular way to make gifts tax-free, transfers to MSHS must be made directly from the IRA or by writing a check from the IRA up to a $100,000 limit. Now that the IRA Charitable Rollover legislation is passed permanently, donors are able to plan each year in advance. Here is a sample letter of instruction for your financial institution. Full legal org name: Minnesota State Horticultural Society. Federal tax ID number: 41-0635199.

Give 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.

Give 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!

Support while shopping

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support MSHS every time you shop, at no cost to you. Shop at smile.amazon.com, and you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection, and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com—with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to helping gardeners grow!

Give through your workplace

Designate your gift to MSHS through Community Shares Minnesota, United Way or other workplace giving programs. Also, check to see if your volunteer hours or your donation to MSHS will be matched by your employer. It’s a great way to double or triple your gift!

Give 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:

Account Number:  31073233
DTC Number: 0235
For transfer to: Minnesota State Horticultural Society
Our broker’s name: RBC Wealth Management
Contact: Darla Kashian, 612-371-7832 or Sue Hintzman, 612-371-7696

Since brokerage firms cannot release your name to us due to privacy policies, please be sure to contact us or have your broker inform us that you are transferring stock so that we may watch for your gift and properly acknowledge you.