Friends of the Domes Receive $2 Million Bequest
These funds will be added to the Friends of the Domes endowment.
Milwaukee – The Friends of the Domes is pleased to announce it has received a $2.0 million bequest from an individual donor. These funds will be added to the Friends of the Domes endowment in support of the Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory (the “Conservatory”).
The earnings from the endowment will help fund projects and programs that benefit the Conservatory, with the initial and primary focus on expanding the adult education program administered by the Friends of the Domes. This program will complement the excellent student education offerings already provided by the Conservatory. This large gift continues the strong and growing monetary support we’ve seen through donations to the Friends of the Domes in support of the Conservatory and highlights the community’s commitment to having a world class horticultural conservatory in Milwaukee.
“The Domes are more than a great place to visit. Like all of our County Parks, they are also an educational tool to help people learn about our earth, the life within it and how to be good stewards of our environment,” said Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele. “I’m deeply grateful for this bequest and for all the supporters who help enrich our outstanding Parks system.”
Donations to the Friends of the Domes can be made at milwaukeedomes.org, by mail to “Friends of the Domes, Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory, 524 S. Layton Boulevard, Milwaukee, WI 53215”, or by dropping off your donation in the gift shop the next time you come to enjoy the Conservatory. For further information Contact the Friends of the Domes Executive Director Sally Sullivan at 414-257-5629.
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