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City funding never stretches far enough to support the ongoing needs of our parks. People like you bridge the gap to restore, enhance and protect this incredible resource.

By donating, you become a member

By giving, you are joining our active member community with access to our members-only events and our member magazine.

Woodland Guardian ($5/month or $60 annual)

Benefits include invitations to guided hikes and other events, a discount on merchandise in our online store, access to our quarterly e-magazine and a reusable aluminum cup with a complimentary beverage at a Pop-up Beer Garden event.

Perennial Protector ($15/month or $180 annual)

Above benefits, plus a free Olmsted Parks Conservancy graphic T-shirt.

Tree Steward $30 monthly or $360 annual gift

Above benefits, plus early registration for guided hikes in the parks and an invitation to a special guided orchid hike and other level-dependent member events.

Trail Champion $50 monthly or $600 annual gift

Above benefits, plus an invitation to an exclusive annual Frederick Law Olmsted birthday event.

Circles of Leadership $84+ monthly or $1,000+ annually

Above benefits, plus prominent recognition in our annual report and an invitation to a private hike in the park led by President and CEO Layla George.

Olmsted Parks Conservancy is a BBB Accredited Charity.

Stock Donations

Your investment is important to helping us fulfill our mission.

Giving marketable securities including publicly traded stock, bonds, or mutual funds can be a tax advantaged way to make your generous gift to Olmsted Parks Conservancy. Appreciated securities, particularly those held longer than one year, may reduce or avoid capital gains obligations and allow you to take a full tax deduction for the fair market value of the stock at time of transfer.

Once the transfer is complete, Olmsted Parks Conservancy will sell the stock and put the proceeds to use supporting maintenance and protection of the parks while giving you the benefits of membership.

We encourage you to talk to your tax or financial advisor to better understand the implications of such a gift on your individual tax situation.
Your broker will require written instructions from you in order to initiate the transfer. Here’s the account information they will need to make the transfer:

Account Registration: Louisville Olmsted Parks Conservancy, Inc.
Account Number: 4037-3192
Schwab DTC # 0164, Code 40

Contact us

For more information about leadership levels and benefits, contact Janelle Wilhelm at:


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Celebrate an occasion or memorialize a life by donating to the Conservancy.

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1891 Society

Give more than you ever thought possible by including Olmsted Parks Conservancy in your estate plans.

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Corporate Support

Support our work through event sponsorships and specific capital projects in the parks.

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Volunteers are essential in keeping our Olmsted Parks clean and beautiful.

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