Meeting our immediate and long term needs
Our Friends and Patrons, and those who make regular annual donations to the Kew Fund, are critically important to our work – all the more so as funding from government becomes ever less certain. Every year Friends and Patrons provide vital operational support, which we hope will only increase as a result of our campaign.
Furthermore, for the first time in our history, we are seeking to create a permanent endowment fund. Like the world’s leading universities, we need long-term financial stability in order to continue our work year after year. We have therefore made it a campaign priority to establish an endowment that will be invested to provide a regular income in perpetuity. Many people will choose to do this by leaving a legacy.
You can join us with a wider range of options than ever before, either through regular annual gifts or through a more sizable, endowed investment.
In addition to the major strategic initiatives that form our campaign objectives, Kew has bold dreams for the future that only philanthropy can help us realise. These include:
• an iconic pedestrian footbridge across the Thames to connect Kew Gardens to new communities in Brentford and a new riverfront landscape
• a new scientific, educational and visitor attraction at Wakehurst, linked to the Millennium Seed Bank
• restoration of the historic and much-loved Pagoda at Kew Gardens
• comprehensive digitisation of the collections within Kew’s Herbarium, Library, Art and Archives– placing a true library of life at the fingertips of the world
• senior scientific research posts, studentships and research fellowships.
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Kew and Sir David Attenborough are helping to spread knowledge of the scientific discoveries made by Darwin 200 years ago.