• “Any real strides in the conservation of our natural resources must come from the general public, and can be brought about only through increasing awareness of our surroundings.” ~ Dr. Mary E. Wharton, Floracliff Founder

Dr. Mary Wharton built a legacy at Floracliff when she diligently purchased and protected the land, established it as a non-profit nature sanctuary, and left an endowment to fund its care and management into the future.

Today, the endowment remains essential but donations and grants provide more than half of our annual operating income. Generous financial support from our donors and partners is critical to the success of Floracliff’s land stewardship and nature-based educational programs. With your help, we are continuing the legacy Dr. Mary Wharton started.

There are many ways to give:


For easy and secure donations, use the form below. If you would like to dedicate your donation in memory/honor of someone, please visit


If you prefer to mail us your donation, please make checks payable to “Floracliff” and mail them to:
P. O. Box 21723
Lexington, KY 40522

Memorial and Honorary Gifts:

Please include a note with your check or online donation, providing the name of the person you wish to honor and notification information. For online donations, visit the following link rather than using the form above:

If you are unable to find a place to enter information for an honorary or memorial donation, please email us the information at so we can record the donation correctly.

Estate Gifts:

Estate gifts of all sizes facilitate the continuation of our mission of conservation and education well into the future. Planned gifts could include naming Floracliff in your will or listing Floracliff as a beneficiary in your retirement and life insurance plans. To list Floracliff as a beneficiary, please consult with your financial or legal advisor. For more information about including Floracliff in your future plans, or to let us know you have done so, please contact Beverly James at or (859) 296-0986.

Stock Gifts:

Stock gifts may be transferred to Floracliff by contacting Dale White at Lexington Investment Company at (859) 224-7073. Once a transfer has been made, please contact Beverly James at to inform us of the donation and ensure that you receive a prompt acknowledgement and receipt of your gift.

IRA Gifts:

If you are 73 years old or older, you can take advantage of a simple way to benefit Floracliff and receive tax benefits in return. You can give up to $100,000 from your IRA directly to a qualified charity without having to pay income taxes on the money. Contact your tax advisor for further details.


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Non-cash Donations:

If you have items you no longer need and think they may be of use to us, please contact Floracliff staff at Please note that we have limitations on what we can accept. Donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Gifts of Time:

Learn more about volunteer opportunities here.

Thank you for your support!!

Floracliff’s Tax ID: 61-1149642

The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. Figures cited in any examples are for illustrative purposes only. References to tax rates include federal taxes only and are subject to change. State law may further impact your individual results.

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