Annual Fund


Helping children discover the out-of-doors and making them more aware of the natural world is one of the most important tasks we perform at the Garden. But in order to continue these programs we need your assistance with our Annual Fund Campaign which is the Garden’s single most important source of operating funds each year. It provides key support for our education programs as well as other vital components of Garden operations.

Annual Fund donations pay for many of the “ordinary” items that help our crew maintain the Garden’s integrity. Fuel for tractors, equipment repairs, bridge decking, and grounds supplies such as driveway gravel, parking signs, and supplies for our education programs were funded with money raised during the annual campaign. Click on the “Annual Fund” link below to donate.


Annual Fund Drive

We’d like to thank all the individuals, businesses and organizations who will be making donations to this year’s campaign. We truly appreciate your support in helping us reach our goal.

Help maintain our local treasure

It’s the annual fund drive for Lincoln Memorial Garden. Just a mention of the Garden evokes happy memories in many and exited anticipation in many more. We are know for our exceptional environmental education programs that offer young and old a place to experience and learn about the natural world.

Our Holiday Market, Pancake Breakfast, Lunch in Bloom, Trail Race and Indian Summer Festival have become annual events for generations of families in Springfield and surrounding communities.

It’s here for walkers, joggers, bird watchers, nature lovers and wanderers of all ages who seek out its beauty and solitude every season.

For more than six decades the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Garden Foundation as overseen this living tribute to President Lincoln. The Garden is the result of a fruitful collaboration between local conservationist and civic leader Harriet Knudson and world renown architect Jens Jensen.

The annual fund drive asks for your support in financial assistance to care for the Garden and facilities, remain a leader in nature education and a steward of our prairie and woodlands. Annual fund dollars go directly to operating budget to fund daily needs such as educational supplies, tools and equipment and utilities.

Please consider a donation to the annual fund in support of this local treasure.