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The Allen Centennial Garden and its programs are funded entirely through private support – it receives no state or tuition dollars. To help support the Garden and continue to make our projects and programs possible, we thank you for considering a donation.

Donations can also be made by mail using a check or credit card. More information on how to do this is available at the University of Wisconsin Foundation’s website. Please be sure to indicate that your donation is intended to support “Allen Centennial Garden Community Fund – 112046640.”

A variety of permanent named opportunities are available for individuals who chose to pay tribute to their relationship with the University or to honor and recognize someone special in their lives. For inquiries about making a contribution to the Garden or to name a garden, contact Jodi Wickham.

Jodi Wickham
UW Foundation

Tribute Dedication Gifts

The Allen Centennial Garden can help you celebrate, commemorate, and remember with distinctive dedication opportunities throughout the Garden landscape.

Please contact Jodi Wickham at the UW Foundation at or 608.206.6058 with questions or for a listing of available tribute opportunities. Upon receipt of your gift, the Garden will contact you to confirm your dedication and assist in selection and completion of the tribute. When the dedication is in place, a personalized acknowledgement of your tribute gift will be sent to the recipient of your choice, without reference to the size of the donation.

All tribute opportunities are subject to change and availability.

Garden Bench

A plaque inscribed with the personalized dedication will be placed on the back of the bench. Benches may be dedicated for the life of the bench (7–10 years) or endowed in perpetuity.


Tribute Tree

Specimen trees are long-lived varieties that, over time, will become the anchors of the Garden experience. The chosen tree will be dedicated with a tree tag marking the personalized dedication. The tree will remain dedicated for the life of the plant.


Container Displays

Each year the Allen Centennial Garden plants dozens of stunning pots and containers. Containers are dedicated as a grouping for maximum impact. Dedication remains in place for a single season (May–October).