Annual Partnership Program

We invite you to be a part of a vibrant, dynamic, and growing regional attraction!

2020 promises to be the best yet as we launch Kisetsu: The Year of the Island Garden 2020, celebrating our NEW Japanese-inspired “Island Garden,” a generous gift from Don and Jurate Krabill opened in May. From our featured exhibit: OrigamiintheGarden2 (postponed to 2021 due the Coronavirus pandemic) to our Summer Evening on the Island Garden events scheduled for July 21, August 18, and September 15, Groovin’ in the Gardens Summer Concert Series, and our incredible Winter Wonderland Holiday Lights experience beginning November 27, there’s something for everyone’s interest and involvement. 

As a partner or sponsor, you’ll share in events and accomplishments that further our Mission to celebrate the inseparable relationship between water and life, inspire creativity and lifelong learning, foster stewardship of our natural world, and grow community. Your partnership allows us to sustain momentum, build capacity, and ensures that Wellfield continues to grow toward sustainability. Please consider a partnership that not only serves you or your organization through increased positive exposure, great benefits, and shared values, but also grows the community of Elkhart and creates an invaluable regional resource for generations to come.

Please consider our 2020 Partnership Opportunities Menu. Each program offers a variety of support levels and benefits to suit your needs. Click each for full details and to download sponsorship form.

  • Annual Partnership:

    • Addesses our most essential needs, critical to our operations, and puts your support where it’s needed the most. Support levels begin at $2500 and include year-round recognition, gift memberships, and event tickets including our Summer Evening on the Island Garden events scheduled July 21, Aug 18, and Sept 15.

  • OrigamiintheGarden2 Exhibit (Postponed to 2021 due to Coronavirus pandemic):

    • May-October 2021, Wellfield’s first traveling exhibit, 21 unique sculptures by artist Kevin Box of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Support levels from $1500-10,000 with terrific PR/marketing exposure on/offsite with great benefits including admission and event tickets.

  • Summer Evening on the Island Garden:

    • Our Premier Summer Evening Parties scheduled for July 21, August 18, and September 15 honoring our Annual Partners and Event Sponsors, this year celebrating the opening of our NEW Japanese-inspired “Island Garden.” Individual Ticket and Sponsor Levels from $1000-10,000.

  • Groovin’ in the Gardens – Concert Series Sponsorship:

    • In its 5th season, our 10-week concert season June through August provides a recurring weekly audience of 350+, great weekly concert benefits for your clients or social guests, with support levels from $1500.

  • Winter Wonderland Holiday Lights:

    • A family tradition in year four, will attract over 20,000 guests in December; support levels from $1000, seasonal exposure to an expanding regional audience with great benefits.

Please help us in thanking our 2020-2021 Annual Partners

$100,000 Plus
Peggy Weed
The Robert and Peggy Weed Executive Director Chair Endowment

$50,000 Plus
Robert E. Richardson Freedom Legacy Fund

$20,000 Plus 
John Alter and Sueann VonGunten
Doug Grant
Welch Packaging / Scott and Kim Welch

$15,000 Plus
Community Foundation of Elkhart County
Rex and Alice A. Martin Foundation

$10,000 Plus
Center for Hospice Care
Merrill Lynch – Kahn, Ruthrauff & Associates /
Matthew and Janine Kahn

Dana and Tom Pletcher
Vision in Mission

$5,000 Plus
Stuart and Paula Barb
Aimee and Jason Bontrager
Patty Brotherson
Burns Rent-Alls, Inc.
Joel and Amy Duthie
The Elkhart Truth
Steven K. Haines
Irene Lawson
MORryde International, Inc.

Family of Phyllis and Paul Myers, Karen and Tom
Elkhart Rotary Club
Gerald Shaffer
Brian and Lauri Smith

$2500 Plus
Tom and Dottie Arnold
Chiphone Federal Credit Union
Aaron and Julie Clow
Cornerstone CPA Group, LLP
Teri and Mike Crabill
Indiana Trust Wealth Managment
INOVA Federal
Doug and Sharon Risser
Cidney and Don Walter

Conservation Partner 2020
Orbis Environmental Consulting

For more information about Annual Partnership opportunities, please contact Eric Garton, Robert and Peggy Weed Executive Director at (574) 266-2006 or email Or Download our 2020 Annual Partnership Opportunities sheet by clicking here.

Wellfield Botanic Gardens was founded in 2005 and is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization which derives all of its operating capital, development costs and endowment from private donations, user fees, annual memberships, private grants and earned income. Wellfield Botanic Gardens receives NO government or tax-based funding of any kind. 


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