Giving

Honor a special person, family, or organization and beautify Baker Park with a traditional park bench or living tree. If requested, your honoree will receive a letter of appreciation, imprinted with the name of the donor, the location of the gift, and the estimated date of installation. Benches or tree funds may be given by an individual(s), organizations, or businesses. Donations will be acknowledged in the Friends of Baker Park Newsletter.

Bench (6 foot – $2500 or 8 foot – $3000)
Tree ($400)

The choice and location of donated items will be from the master plan for Baker Park, created jointly by Friends of Baker Park, Inc., and the City of Frederick. Equipment items will be installed within one year. Trees will be planted in the next fall or spring planting cycle.

Your gift creates a lasting memory, enhances Baker Park and is fully tax deductible.

Benches are warranted against defects in materials and/or workmanship. According to the DuMor Site Furnishings Standard Warranty, there is also a limited 20 year warranty against structural failure of steel bench frames or complete steel bench assemblies and cast iron bench supports. This warranty does not cover items that have been subject to misuse, neglect, accident, or vandalism. If the bench has to be removed for aesthetic or safety reasons, the donor will be informed and will be given the opportunity to replace the bench at the donation level that is stated in the most current Donation Policy.

Trees will be maintained by the City of Frederick. Trees cannot be replaced as a result of vandalism. However, if the tree should fail to thrive within one year of planting, it will be replaced by the contractor.

Friends of Baker Park General Fund donations may be for any amount and unless designated by the donor for an approved donation option, will be used for park enhancement projects, which are at the discretion of the Board. Projects include, but are not limited to, capital improvement and routine maintenance, such as the purchase of flowers, shrubs, or ground cover, or the purchase of needed equipment.

To make a donation please download and complete the Donation Form

OR

Make a donation online today through The Community Foundation of Frederick County.
Use this link for monetary donations only. Please use the form above for tree or bench donations. 

Questions?
Benches and General Fund: Nancy Cline at 301-662- 8076 | email
Trees: Denise Gouin 301-694-3149

Friends of Baker Park, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, volunteer-staffed community service organization dedicated to fostering community involvement with Frederick City Government in the preservation, restoration, use, and maintenance of Baker Park. For tax purposes, your donation may be tax deductible under charitable giving law. However, please check with your tax advisor. Additionally, Friends of Baker Park, Inc. has exclusive legal control over the entire contribution, which is given irrevocably and without obligation. Pursuant to section 170(f)(8) of the Internal Revenue Code, you as the donor did not receive any goods or services in exchange for this donation.

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