Giving Partner Challenge - Thank You All!

Giving Partner Challenge - Thank You All!

Thank You All!

In just a day and a half, you responded to the 36-Hour Giving Challenge with more than $70,000 in gifts! You helped us finish in eighth place among 109 nonprofits for the number of donations raised and fourth for amount raised. By taking the time to make your gift, you qualified the Gardens for more than $6,500 in additional grants from the Giving Partner.

Our plants say thank you, our staff says thank you, the children who visit on school trips, our visitors, our volunteers, our research collection and research associates…these and the countless others who will benefit from your generosity say a heartfelt “Thank you!” to all the wonderful Gardens lovers who supported Selby Gardens during the 36-Hour Giving Challenge on March 27 and 28.

There’s still time to make your gift to Selby Gardens. Click here if you’d like to make a donation to support these lovely Gardens and its programs of conservation, education, research, and beautiful display.

We have a gift for each of you to show our appreciation. Please pick up your signature Selby Gardens 36-Hour Giving Challenge mug in our Administration office by April 15.



March 27 at 6 am through March 28 at 6 p.m. - Ready. Set. Give!

Double your gift of $25 to $1,000 to Selby Gardens during the Giving Partner 36-Hour Challenge.

Selby Gardens is delighted to participate in the Giving Partner, an exciting new website that gives you the power to research local nonprofits and make charitable gifts online. To launch, the sponsoring foundations have scheduled 36 hours of community-wide, marathon giving.

When you make an online gift to the Gardens from 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 27, until 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28, your generosity will be eligible for a 1:1 match and will qualify Selby Gardens for additional prizes.

A total of $501,000 in matching gifts and grants is available thanks to the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Gulf Coast Community Foundation, The Manatee Community Foundation, and The Patterson Foundation.

Set your alarm for 6 am on Tuesday March 27 and have your credit or debit card ready! Selby Gardens will open at 7 am with coffee in a signature Selby Gardens 'Challenge Mug' for the first 500 people to make their gift to the Gardens during the 36-Hour Giving Challenge (mugs picked up onsite for up to 1 week after event).

How do I participate?

There are three ways to give on March 27th and 28th:

1.   On our website starting at 6 a.m. starting March 27
2.   Call us and we’ll do it for you: 941-366-5731, ext. 231.  You can also email us.
3.   During Sunrise at Selby - coffee and a stroll in the Gardens – Tuesday 3/27/2012, 7-9 a.m.

Email us to learn more about how you can DOUBLE your gift to the Gardens.