Giving to HPSO

Your gift to HPSO makes a difference!

A charitable gift to The Hardy Plant Society of Oregon helps the organization achieve its mission of nurturing the gardening community, through many activities as well as grants to schools and other non-profit organizations and scholarships to horticulture and landscape technology students.
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Whether you make a general donation or a memorial or commemorative gift, the funds described below benefit from your generosity. They are also suitable and worthy of planned giving and bequests.

Gifts to The Hardy Plant Society of Oregon, a tax-exempt, charitable organization recognized by the IRS under 501(c)(3) organization, may be tax deductible. Gifts received without any designation are directed to HPSO’s Perennial Fund.

 
You can choose among one of the following funds as the recipient of your generosity:

THE PERENNIAL FUND
Created in 2020 to ensure the long-term financial health and stability of The Hardy Plant Society of Oregon and the continuance of its activities from year to year.

GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS FUNDS
HPSO has two specific funds supporting grants and scholarships.

  • ELAINE JOINES MEMORIAL GRANTS FUND
    This program supports non-profit organizations throughout Oregon and Clark County, Washington whose projects are consistent with HPSO’s mission-vision-values. The program also supports scholarships for horticulture and landscape students at regional community colleges. Named in memory of Elaine Joines, designer and curator of the Martha Springer Botanic Garden at Willamette University.
  • BRUCE WAKEFIELD SCHOLARSHIPS FUND
    Provides scholarships to students who are studying in the Landscape Technology program at Portland Community College’s Rock Creek Campus, a partner with HPSO in several educational initiatives. Honoring a past president (2008-2010), office administrator, long-time volunteer and driving force behind community college scholarships.

PARKER SANDERSON FUND
This fund is designed to bring renowned horticulturalists to the Portland-area for HPSO educational activities, including speaker programs. Named in honor of the late Portland nurseryman.  

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
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