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A donation to the Nature Center is a wonderful way to recognize an important person, honor the memory of a loved one, or celebrate a special occasion while supporting the mission of the Nature Center. Your gift will help us continue to provide rewarding experiences and high-quality educational programming to thousands of visitors each year.

The Nature Center has several ways to make a tribute gift at this time:

* Mail or make an online donation in honor or in memory of someone
* Dedicate a tree on our 20-acre property through our new Tribute Tree Program
* Contact Director of Philanthropy Kimberlee Jones at 216. 321. 5935 ext. 223 to discuss other ways you can to honor or remember your loved one at the Nature Center

When you make a tribute gift to the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes, you will receive an acknowledgement letter thanking you for your tax-deductible donation. We will also send a card to the individual(s) being honored, or a family member of your loved one who has passed, informing them of your gift. The amount of your gift will not be included and will remain private.

All honorees are recognized in our Annual Report. You may view past Annual reports here.

If you have questions about making a tribute gift, please contact Kimberlee Jones at 216.321.5935 ext. 243 or

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We are grateful to those families who request donations in their loved one's memory in lieu of flowers. If you would like to direct family and friends to make gifts to the Nature Center, the following is suggested wording for an obituary:

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes in memory of , 2600 S. Park Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44120 or online at