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Charitable Donations and Commemorative Gifts

All donations made to any of the following funds are tax deductible

Arts & Amenities Fund

Neuilly-Plaisance Plaza fountainGifts to the Arts & Amenities Fund from individuals, foundations and corporate sponsors can greatly assist the City in providing cultural programs, special events and public art projects in the community.

The City Arts and Amenities Fund is a non-tax supported fund operated by the City of Montgomery. This fund supports the Sister Cities Commission and Arts Commission projects and activities including a portion of the Bastille Day celebration, Live at The Uni, and support of exchange activities between the City of Montgomery and its Sister City, Neuilly Plaisance, France. The fund also supports the Blue Ash/Montgomery Symphony Orchestra, annual photo contest and other arts and cultural activities in the community. Gifting opportunities in this fund include:

  • Donation of cash or property to the corpus of the fund used to support arts and culture-related community activities.
  • Donations toward a specific project or activity including the installation of sculptures, fountains and other enhancements of public spaces throughout the community.
  • General donations through “Friends of the Arts and Culture” to support the Sister Cities and Arts related activities in the community.

Historic Trust Fund

Yost TavernGifts to the Historic Trust from individuals, foundations and corporate sponsors can greatly assist the City in preserving, protecting, rehabilitating, and maintaining City-owned historical properties, furniture, artifacts, works of art, historical documents and other property. The Montgomery Historic Trust Fund is a non-tax supported fund operated by the City of Montgomery that supports the maintenance of city-owned historic properties. The fund may also be used to accept significant properties, documents or artifacts (subject to acceptance by Montgomery City Council.)

Gifting opportunities in this fund include:

  • Donation of cash or property to the corpus of the fund to be used to support City historic preservation activities.
  • Donations toward a specific project or activity including the purchase of a historic building(s), property, documents or artifacts.
  • General donations through the “Friends of the Historic Preservation” to support such city activities in the community.

Parks Trust Fund

Gifts to the Parks Trust Fund from individuals, foundations and corporate sponsors can greatly assist the City in enhancing its parks, amenities and gateway systems.

The Montgomery Parks Trust Fund is a non-tax supported fund operated by the City of Montgomery. This fund supports enhancement projects in the City’s parks and the community’s gateways. It affords the donor the opportunity to identify a project or enhancement for a city-owned facility and provide funding for that project so that it may proceed (subject to acceptance by Montgomery City Council.)

Gifting opportunities in this fund include:

  • Donations of cash or property to the corpus of the fund to be used to support the installation of a new park and green space enhancements in the future.
  • Donations toward a specific project including installation of a gazebo, sculpture, fountain, etc. in parks and city-owned open spaces.
  • General donations through “Friends of the Parks” to support such projects in the community.

Please call 792-8314 for more information about donating to this fund.

“Friends Of” Program

For donors who would like to make a tax-deductible gift to any number of the city’s service areas, the City of Montgomery features a “Friends Of” Program to facilitate contributions or donations.

Popular donation opportunities include the Fire/Emergency Medical Services Department and the Police Department, although donations are accepted for any of the City’s service areas.

Previous donations have been made to purchase specific pieces of equipment including a thermal imaging camera for the Fire Department, flags for use in all City facilities, and general support of City services. All funds are used for the specific purpose for which they are donated (subject to acceptance by Montgomery City Council.)

Please call 792-8314 for more information about donating to this fund.

Commemorative Gifts

Living Memorial Fund

Honoring a special someone in your life on their birthday, anniversary, as a memorial or other special occasion, is a wonderful gift to that person and your community. Your gift will provide beauty and value while enhancing the City’s parks, open space and sidewalk system. Most of all, your gift will be a legacy to our City, creating a more attractive and pleasant place to live, work and play. In addition to the installation of the tribute/memorial gift, an acknowledgment card will be sent to the person or family of the individual honored, as well as to the contributor. The City cannot guarantee the location of specific requests but will make every effort to honor requests or propose alternatives.

Engraved Brick Program

Commemorative BricksEngraved Bricks are $35.00 each. Bricks can be placed at the City Hall Patio Fountain entrance or the Circular Patio Entrance at Johnson Nature Preserve.

Your gift will provide beauty and value while enhancing the City Hall building or the Johnson Nature Preserve Entrance.  Most of all, your gift will be a legacy to our City, helping create an attractive and pleasant place to live, work, and play.

An acknowledgment letter will be sent to the person or family of the individual honored, as well as to the contributor.

For more information, please contact City Hall at (513) 891-2424.

Commemorative Tree Planting Program

(Commemorative Tree Program Brochure)

A $250.00 gift will plant a single tree in honor of a special someone in your life.

Your gift will grow in beauty and value while enhancing the City’s environment.  Most of all, your gift will be a legacy to our City, helping create an attractive and pleasant place to live, work and play.

An acknowledgment letter will be sent to the person or family of the individual honored, as well as to the contributor. Tree selection and park location are at your request.  The City cannot guarantee specific requests on tree species and planting location but will make efforts to honor requests or propose an appropriate alternative.

Available Tree Species:
  • Evergreens – Spruces and Pines
  • Flowering – Bottlebrush Buckeye, Crabapple, Dogwood, Fringe Tree, Japanese Tree Lilac, Magnolia, Redbud, Serviceberry, Pear
  • Fruit and Nut – Buckeye and Persimmon
  • Shade – Ash, Beech, Blackgum, London Planetree, Maples, Oaks, Sweetgum, Tuliptree, Yellowood, Zelkova
  • Special or Indigenous – Kentucky Coffeetree, Ginko (Male), Bald Cypress, Fir

Other trees can be planted, at your request, subject to availability and landscape appropriateness. For more information, please contact City Hall at (513) 891-2424.

Commemorative Victorian Bench ProgramVictorian Bench

A $500.00 gift will install a Victorian Bench in honor of a special someone in your life.

Your gift will provide beauty and value while enhancing the City’s sidewalk system.  Most of all, your gift will be a legacy to our City, helping create an attractive and pleasant place to live, work and play.

The City cannot guarantee specific requests on location but will make every effort to honor requests or propose an appropriate alternative. For more information, please contact City Hall at (513) 891-2424.

Commemorative Park Bench Program

A $300.00 gift will install a Park Bench in honor of a special someone in your life.

Your gift will provide beauty and value while enhancing the City’s park system.  Most of all, your gift will be a legacy to our City, helping create an attractive and pleasant place to live, work and play.

The City cannot guarantee specific requests on location but will make every effort to honor requests or propose an appropriate alternative.  Below is a list of parks to help you select the location:

Dulle Park, Pioneer Park, Swaim Park, Montgomery Park, Pfeiffer Park, Johnson Nature Preserve, Weller Park.

For more information, please contact City Hall at (513) 891-2424.