Honor Your Loved Ones with a Named Gift or Contribution
In loving testimony to the lives of our loved ones, many pledge to give tz’dakah to help perpetuate the ideals important to them. Through such deeds, and through prayer and remembrance, we pray that their souls be bound up in the bond of life.
Marking an event by making a contribution is a longtime Jewish tradition. Celebrating a life or lifecycle event by commemorating it in a lasting way can provide meaning and solace to families and individuals. Permanent gifts in honor or memory of loved ones, living or deceased, can enhance the memorial park grounds, provide seating or shelter for visitors, add more trees and shrubs to the gardens, enable the expansion of the cemetery or provide the additional funds necessary to build the chapel.
Contributions can be made to support operating programs, or as named gifts in the Memorial Park Capital Campaign. The Garden of Remembrance will accept donations made via check or credit card. Contributions of stock are also welcome.
Click here for the Contribution Form. To learn more about named gifts and other contributions, call Glenn Easton at 301-428-3000.
Garden of Remembrance Contribution Options
Garden of Remembrance Family Welcome Center & Office – To fulfill our mission and better serve the entire community, the Garden of Remembrance recently dedicated a new Memorial Center & Chapel. Now, after over twenty years in temporary quarters, the next and final building needed in our memorial park is the construction of a small Family Welcome Center & Office to provide an appropriate place to meet with families at their time of need and for advance planning, to permanently house our staff and cemetery records, to provide a ritual hand washing station, to contain our automation and technology equipment for data, livestreaming, and communications, to develop a bereavement and resource library, to maintain our archives, and to include a photographic display of our history. Click here for more information about the Family Welcome Center, and Dedication Opportunities.
Garden of Remembrance Dedicated Benches and Trees – A component of our beautiful landscaping and grounds are gray granite benches located throughout the memorial park for families and visitors to use and a large variety of trees and gardens to enhance our sacred grounds. A limited number of benches and trees are available for dedication. Benches (minimum $5,000) are inscribed on the gray granite bench back and Trees (minimum $720) have inscriptions on a gray marble block at the base of the tree. Click here to dedicate a Bench or a Tree.
Gan Zikaron Tree & Flowers Fund – The Gan Zikaron Tree & Flowers Fund is utilized to plant, replace, and maintain the trees and landscaping in our beautiful Memorial Park as an everlasting memorial to our loved ones resting in our sacred grounds. Contributors of a minimum of $36 receive a beautiful, custom certificate with the names of the donors and their loved ones honored or remembered. Click here to contribute to the Gan Zikaron Tree & Flowers Fund.
Rabbi Joseph P. Weinberg Memorial Garden – In honor of the late Rabbi Weinberg’s vision and in memory of his good works, the west side of the new memorial chapel will be the site of the Rabbi Joseph P. Weinberg Memorial Garden, a beautiful space for reflection and contemplation of loved ones.
Marilyn & Raymond Greenberg Memorial Center Fund – The Marilyn & Raymond Greenberg Memorial Center Fund enables us to continue to provide a beautiful, sacred, and meaningful setting for funeral services, meals of consolation, classes, programs, and meetings. Funds are used to perpetually maintain and update the building for future generations.
Tina & Albert H. Small, Jr. Memorial Chapel Fund – The Tina & Albert H. Small, Jr. Memorial Chapel Fund ensures that our beautiful memorial chapel will be maintained and preserved in perpetuity providing a beautiful and appropriate place to honor our loved ones and comfort the bereaved in a sacred setting for generations.
Burial Assistance Fund – The Garden of Remembrance Burial Assistance Fund helps those with severe financial need to have a proper and dignified Jewish burial in our Memorial Park.
Endowed Care Trust Fund – Providing perpetual care to our grounds and monuments, our Endowed Care Fund assists with the continuing beautification, landscaping, and maintenance of our Memorial Park.
Memorial Park Capital Fund – Contributions to our Capital Fund enable us to purchase and maintain needed heavy equipment, vehicles, and funeral equipment and build and maintain roadways, infrastructure, and future expansion.
Staff Appreciation Fund – The maintenance and administrative staff at Gan Zikaron are dedicated to serving our families and maintaining our beautiful memorial park. Families wishing to express appreciation to our staff members may contribute to our Staff Appreciation Fund which is used throughout the year and on holidays to express our thanks for their good work. (Staff members are prohibited from accepting gratuities.)
Click here for the Contribution Form or the button at the top of this page to donate online. Please complete the contribution form by filling in it interactively, or printing and filling in manually, then mail or email to Glenn Easton at [email protected]. Thank you!