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Giving Opportunities

Aldo Leopold Nature Center (ALNC) is leading the way to ensure students of all ages and backgrounds have opportunities to connect with nature by offering positive and constructive learning opportunities that capture their interest, engage their senses and teach them to appreciate the interconnectedness of all living things.
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For information on any of these opportunities,
contact Kelley Van Egeren, Director of Development & Stewardship at or 608-216-9373.


DonateMake a Donation: Interested in helping ALNC reach more children with innovative and hands-on educational programs?

Become a donor today and your investment will make a difference for more than 50,000 children, families and teachers each year!


Acorns to Oaks
Acorns to Oaks Endowment Fund
Donations to this fund will help ensure that ALNC can continue to reach “knee-high naturalists” for generations. Your endowment will be invested annually and remain a living legacy to benefit the future of our community.
Honorary Gifts
A tribute gift to the Aldo Leopold Nature Center is a thoughtful and meaningful way to remember a loved one. Your memorial gift will help bring smiles to the faces of the tens of thousands of children who connect with nature at ALNC.
Monthly Giving
Monthly Giving
You can make your annual donation to ALNC in monthly installments via Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). Giving via EFT provides ALNC with a predictable source of support, saving both paper and time by eliminating regular membership renewal reminders.
Non-Cash Gifts
More than cash gifts contribute to the success of ALNC’s programs and offerings. Your donation of time, goods and services, or a planned estate gift also helps us fulfill our mission and increase our impact. Find out how your non-cash gift can make a difference.
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Sponsor a Camper: Campfire Fund
Help give Dane County’s most deserving children a summer they will always remember, and one that will provide them with a source of happiness and hope for their futures by donating to the Summer Camp Fund for Disadvantaged or Homeless Youth.
Corporate Partnership
Interested in linking your company to one of our popular events or programs? ALNC offers excellent marketing and benefits to our corporate partners. ALNC reaches over 50,000 participants throughout the year and works directly with partners to create value for your business and brand.
Matching Gifts
Matching Gifts
Your employer or professional associations may match your gift to ALNC, thereby doubling your gift’s impact. See your employer (either current or former) to inquire on their matching gift program and make a bigger difference today.
Major Donors: The Nina Leopold Bradley Stewardship Circle
The Nina Leopold Bradley Stewardship Circle recognizes donors who make a gift of $1,000 or more to support our work and mission. As an NLB Stewardship Circle member, you enable ALNC to engage, educate and empower children to become responsible stewards of the land.
Our Planned Giving:
Leopold Legacy Society

By making a planned gift to ALNC, you join others who have made a future commitment to ensure ongoing support for our work and mission. Planned gifts include bequests through a will or trust, gifts from retirement accounts, or charitable gift annuities.
State Employees Combined Campaign
Investing in environmental education is easier than ever through the State Employees Combined Campaign (SECC). The campaign allows state and university employees to give to ALNC through a tax-deductible, direct payroll deduction.