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Annual Fund

Help us build a strong and sustainable future

Generous donors are the foundation of our ability to fulfill our mission: inspire a greater connection to the natural world by protecting, managing and interpreting our property; providing outdoor recreational opportunities; and offering environmental education experiences.

Donations make it possible for us:

  • to keep the Nature Center and the 216 acres of property free and open to the public
  • to make improvements for enhanced recreational opportunities
  • to provide innovative environmental science lessons to students

Please consider becoming a donor to Asbury Woods. Your support helps us touch the hearts, minds, bodies, and souls of those who engage with Asbury Woods. As a donor to Asbury Woods, you can be part of something remarkable and help to ensure nature is a deeply held community value.

View our Annual Report for more information about our latest achievements, goals, and critical funding needs.

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Donor Benefits and Recognition Program

FRIENDS OF ASBURY WOODS (fully tax-deductible)

All donors of $1 - $49 will be recognized in the annual report and receive a personalized thank you letter.

SUPPORTING (fully tax-deductible)

$50 – $99

  • Discounts on public programs and summer camp and first access to register for summer camp
  • Discounted pricing on rental of winter recreation equipment
  • 10% discount in the Squeaky Frog Gift Shop
  • 10% discount on birthday parties at Asbury Woods
  • Free or discounted admission at reciprocal nature centers, botanical gardens and zoos as posted on the yearly list of Association of Nature Center Administrators reciprocal list found here: 
  • Donor recognition card available upon request to present at reciprocal sites. 
  • Listing in the annual report


Contributing donors enjoy all the benefits of Supporting donors plus the opportunity to engage in a more insider’s view of Asbury Woods.

$100 (fully tax-deductible)

  • Opportunity to travel with Asbury Woods naturalists for day trips 
  • Listing in the annual report

$250 ($230 tax-deductible)

  • Invitation to the annual meeting 

$500 ($465 tax-deductible)

  • Opportunity to Adopt-An-Animal for one year; certificate, picture, and an in-person meeting with an animal of your choice. If you’d like to take advantage of this benefit, please contact Jennifer Farrar, Executive Director, at (814) 836-6189 or
  • Invitation to annual director's sunrise breakfast.

Grandfather Tree Society

When you join the Grandfather Tree Society with an annual contribution of $1,000 or more, you will have the opportunity to share a more intimate relationship with Asbury Woods, its leadership and other supporters.  Grandfather Tree Society donors enjoy all the benefits of Supporting donors and Contributing donors plus exclusive opportunities. 

$1,000 ($940 tax-deductible)

  • Exclusive invitation to Grandfather Tree Society annual recognition event

$2,500 ($2,410 tax-deductible)

  • Personalized experience for up to 20 people (owl prowl, tree walk, animal encounter, wildflower walk, s’mores hike, etc). If you would like to take advantage of this benefit please contact Jennifer Farrar, Executive Director, at (814) 836-6189 or

$5,000 ($4,910 tax-deductible; increases if use complimentary facility rental)

One complimentary rental of Asbury Woods facility (classrooms, conference room, Behrend Room, Picnic Pavilion or Outdoor Amphitheatre; up to $350 value). If you would like to take advantage of this benefit please contact Jennifer Farrar, Executive Director, at (814) 836-6189 or

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