Giving to HPSO

Your gift to HPSO makes a difference!

A charitable gift to The Hardy Plant Society of Oregon helps the organization achieve its mission of nurturing the gardening community through many educational activities for members, as well as through grants to schools and other non-profit organizations and through scholarships to horticultural and landscape technology students.
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Whether you make a general donation or a memorial or commemorative gift, the funds described below will benefit from your generosity. Please consider HPSO funds when making your estate plans. Gifts to The Hardy Plant Society of Oregon, a tax-exempt, charitable organization recognized by the IRS under 501(c)(3) organization, may be tax deductible. Gifts received without any designation are directed to HPSO’s Lucy Hardiman Perennial Fund.

You can choose to give to one of the following funds:

LUCY HARDIMAN PERENNIAL FUND
Created in 2019 to ensure the long-term financial health and stability of The Hardy Plant Society of Oregon and the continuance of its activities from year to year, this fund was renamed in 2022 to honor Lucy Hardiman, a past HPSO president (1996-2000) and longtime volunteer and supporter of the organization.

PARKER SANDERSON FUND
This fund is designed to bring renowned horticulturalists to the Portland-area for HPSO educational activities, including speaker programs. Named in honor of the late Portland nurseryman. 

GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS FUNDS
HPSO has specific funds supporting grants and scholarships.

  • ELAINE JOINES MEMORIAL GRANTS FUND
    This program supports non-profit organizations throughout Oregon and Clark County, Washington whose projects are consistent with HPSO’s mission-vision-values. Named in memory of Elaine Joines, designer and curator of the Martha Springer Botanic Garden at Willamette University.
  • BRUCE WAKEFIELD SCHOLARSHIP FUND
    Provides scholarships to students who are studying in the Landscape Technology program at Portland Community College’s Rock Creek Campus, a partner with HPSO in several educational initiatives. Honoring a past HPSO president (2008-2010), office administrator, long-time volunteer and driving force behind community college scholarships.
  • CLACKAMAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP FUND
    Provides scholarships to students who are studying in the Landscape Technology program at Clackamas Community College.
 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
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