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2020 Journey to Completion

How much do we need to raise?

Since January 1, 2012, the Healing Gardens of Northwest Arkansas has raised $268,038.92. In order to complete the gardens we need to raise an additional 4,326,248.89 to reach our total goal of $5.6 million.

 

What is the timeline?

Our goal is to complete the gardens by 2020, to allow the public to fully enjoy this inspiring space.

 

Why is this important? 

The mission of the Healing Gardens of Northwest Arkansas is to be a green space for all by enriching the quality of lives in Northwest Arkansas and beyond. Research shows healing gardens provide relief from symptoms, stress reduction, and improvement in overall sense of well-being and hopefulness. Our community, every-growing, deserves such a space to unwind and enrich our lives.

 

Is my donation tax-deductible?

 

Healing Gardens of Northwest Arkansas is a registered 501(c)3. Your donations may be tax-deductible, please consult your tax-advisor.

 

How should my check be addressed?

 

Please address your check to:

Healing Gardens of Northwest Arkansas

PO Box 1289

Rogers, AR 72757

 

Are there naming opportunities?

 

Yes, we have naming opportunities available for individuals, families, and corporations. Please contact us to learn more about what is available. Our goal is to provide meaningful recognition to our supporters.

 

What is the estimated traffic to the gardens?

 

The gardens will be located just off of the Razorback Greenway, at Horse Barn Trail, welcoming trail users to visit. In addition, patients and those working in the surrounding area encouraged to visit the Healing Gardens of Northwest Arkansas to enjoy a tranquil space. We estimate that approximately 100,000 visitors will come to the gardens in our first operating year.

 

What are the greatest benefits to the community?

 

In the vision for the gardens, we have remained anchored by four pillars; health and wellness, education, arts integration and community building. We passionately believe the gardens will be a place for learning, community, and will be a unique space for individuals and families to reconnect to nature and themselves.

How can I take advantage of matching gift programs my company offers?

 

Yes, we can accept matching gifts and encourage supporters to check companies to fully leverage support available. If your company provides matching gift support. In-kind support in the form or tangible goods or services are also welcomed. Please contact us to set-up your matching gift support.

How did the Healing Gardens of Northwest Arkansas acquire the land?

 

Highlands Oncology has provided the land for the Healing Gardens of Northwest Arkansas. The doctors have offered us a 100 year land lease for $1/year, with a 50 year extension available at $1/year.

How will this project be sustained in future years?

 

We are embarking in a comprehensive campaign to allow us to build the gardens.

 

Once we achieve our initial capital campaign goals, we will launch a legacy campaign that will include an endowment to ensure the Healing Gardens of Northwest Arkansas will be available for all to enjoy for years to come.

How much money has been committed to date?

 

More than a quarter of a million dollars has been donated to date. These funds have afforded us the opportunity to commission the designs, site plans, and architectural renderings for the gardens. This progress has allowed us to move into the building phase of the gardens, which will be funded through our capital campaign efforts.

What are the phases for the project?

 

It is our goal to complete the entire project by 2020. As funding goals are met various elements of the gardens will be completed. Naming opportunities are available for various elements of the garden.

 

Who is involved in this project?

 

Highlands Oncology Group graciously gifted us this 2.2 acre space through an indefinite land lease of $1/year.  This generous gift was agreed to by all the partners who own the land just north of the Rogers Highlands Oncology Group office.

Larry Perkin of Hight-Jackson was one of the stakeholders in the design and partnership phase assisting with the overall design and development of the site planning for the garden space.  Our goal was to culminate a team of highly qualified people who can keep a thumb on costs and could offer enhancement of a healing green space on the trail systems.

Early in the design phase, Scott Eccleston of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art also championed this project and assisted in connecting us to Ron Troutman of Boulder Construction, who will be our primary contractor for the project and has a great reputation of his work with the Razorback Greenway and Crystal Bridges.  Through Ron Troutman’s network we obtained Howell & VanCuren as our landscape architect for the project.  His work has been seen worldwide including Chicago Botanical and Crystal Bridges.  Soon after, Maurice Jennings joined our team through his connection to Highlands while he was a patient receiving care.  He and his son, Walter Jennings, came on board as our architects to design the Sanctuary pavilion space in the gardens.  For thirty-nine years, Maurice and Fay Jones were architectural partners with projects like Thorncrown Chapel, Mildred B. Cooper Chapel, Garvan Gardens, the JB Hunt Memorial, and many more.  Our project was Maurice’s last project before his passing from cancer in the fall of 2016.  This space will be a third generation Frank Lloyd Wright project.

 

How you can help:

Your gift to Healing Gardens of Northwest Arkansas will help enrich the lives of those in our communities by providing a haven that promotes restoration, healing, spiritual well-being and a sense of peace.

You can be part of this legacy through naming opportunities that provide you with a way to achieve your philanthropic goals and at the same time provide a haven that cancer patients and our community members can all access. With a gift of $50,000 or more, your name will be added to our special Donor Wall in recognition of your generosity and commitment to provide a Healing Garden.

Anyone who has been touched by cancer – would you consider joining us in making this a reality?

Please support the Healing Gardens of Northwest Arkansas by making a tax-deductible contribution. Your gift will help build the garden’s foundation and enable the spiritual, emotional and mental healing of Northwest Arkansas and all who visit.

 

To pay online with credit card please click the ‘Donate’ button in the top right corner.

If you would like more information about naming opportunities please contact:
Rachel Cox – rachel@healinggardensofnwa.org

Get  Involved

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

– Margaret Meed

Would You like to be a part of Healing Gardens?

Healing of Northwest Arkansas is looking for dedicated volunteers to serve on our board with expertise in law, finance, and fundraising as well as a passion to help us reach our mission. Board members attend monthly meetings one evening per month, as well as committee meetings as planned. The board provides guidance and support for Healing Gardens to enable sustainable growth and a strong future for the garden.

If interested please contact Rachel Cox, Executive Director at: rachel@healinggardensofnwa.org.

 

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