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There are many ways to invest in the Landscape Architecture Foundation. As an individual or organization, you have the opportunity to choose the level of gift that demonstrates your commitment, makes an impact, and helps show what is important to you!

Donors enjoy special recognition and benefits according to the size and designation of the gift. LAF is a tax-exempt organization under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Your charitable contribution is deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

You can donate online now. For additional information or to discuss giving and recognition opportunities, please contact Christina Sanders at csanders [at] lafoundation.org or 202-331-7070 x13.

 

General Giving

LAF Annual Fund

Support LAF with a gift of any amount to the LAF Annual Fund, which provides critical financial support for the continued success of LAF’s research, scholarship, and leadership programs and initiatives.

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Leadership Circle

Join the Leadership Circle, which recognizes leaders in the landscape architecture profession, academia, industry, and others who contribute $1,000 or more to the LAF Annual Fund, the core source of support for LAF’s research, scholarship, and leadership programs and initiatives.

Benefactor……………………….$20,000+
Patron…………………..$10,000-$19,999
Advocate…………………..$5,000-$9,999
Partner……………………..$2,500-$4,999
Associate………………….$1,000-$2,499

 

Honor and Memorial Giving

Give to LAF in honor or memoriam of someone. You’ll get a printable certificated to share, and the honoree will be recognized in LAF’s Annual Report. Make a Gift Now

 

Planned Giving

Plan ahead to support LAF and leave a legacy in the profession. Contact your financial advisor and let LAF know of your plans so that we can recognize you in our LAF Legacy  Society.

 

Research

Landscape Performance Series (LPS)

Demonstrate your commitment to sustainable landscape solutions and become a partner in producing and promoting research on measurable environmental, social, and economic benefits to show the value of landscape architecture to those inside and outside of the profession.

Founding Partner……………….$100,000
Lead Sponsorship………………...$25,000
General Sponsorship……………$10,000

 

Case Study Investigation (CSI)

Support this new, unique research collaboration that matches LAF-funded faculty-student research teams with leading practitioners to document the benefits of exemplary, high-performing landscape projects as Case Study Briefs for the LPS.

General Sponsorship………………$5,000

 

Scholarships

Olmsted Scholars Program

Connect with the next generation of leaders in the profession and benefit from this valuable recruitment opportunity. Funds are restricted to providing the awards and managing the program.

Sponsorship………………………..$5,000 ($25,000 five-year commitment)

 

Events

Through support of LAF events, sponsors show a demonstrated commitment to the profession of landscape architecture and join esteemed organizations in their support of LAF’s work to create a more sustainable, just, and resilient future. In addition to increased brand presence and positive brand alignment, event sponsors of $6,000 or more are invited to attend two private receptions with the LAF Board of Directors, a unique opportunity to meet one-on-one and build relationships with 30+ prominent landscape architects.

Annual Benefit

Well-established in its 34th year and drawing an audience of more than 600 attendees, LAF’s Annual Benefit is one of the profession’s best-attended events and remains LAF’s largest and most successful fundraising endeavor, raising over $250,000 to support LAF’s research and leadership initiatives and student scholarship programs. LAF’s Annual Benefit is held each fall in conjunction with ASLA’s Conference on Landscape Architecture.

Lead Sponsorship……………$25,000
Platinum…………………………..$15,000
Gold……………………………….....$10,000
Silver…………………………………..$6,000
Bronze………………………………..$3,000

 

Leadership Events

Each spring, LAF hosts back-to-back leadership events in Washington, D.C.: the LAF Innovation + Leadership Symposium and the LAF Awards Dinner. Two highly regarded gatherings, these events attract top designers and leaders from practice, academia, and industry and showcase new ideas that will drive the future of the discipline alongside a celebration of sustained contributions to landscape architecture and sustainability. Sponsors help to provide a platform for dissemination for the participants in the LAF Fellowship for Innovation and Leadership while demonstrating a commitment to innovation and leadership in the discipline.

Presenting Sponsor…………………………..$15,000
Title Sponsor…………………………....…….....$10,000
Major Sponsor...…………………………………..$6,000
Supporting Sponsor..…………………………..$3,000

Donate now or csanders [at] lafoundation.org (contact us) to start making a difference today.

LAF is grateful to the many individuals and organizations that provide financial support towards fulfilling our mission to support the preservation, improvement, and enhancement of the environment.

Much of what LAF is able to accomplish would not be possible without the thought leadership and financial investment of our major supporters, including ASLA, which provides over $125,000 of in-kind support annually.

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