Invest in White Haven Memorial Park
in Rochester, NY
In 2013, we established the White Haven Preservation Foundation, Inc. as a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit corporation. Its mission is to preserve White Haven’s historic and natural features so that future generations will also be able to come here to remember and reflect. So far, the Foundation has replaced the aging flag pole on Section A, repaired the road around Section C caused by a water main break, and added a fire hydrant near the Nature Trail to protect our precious trees in case of a fire.
White Haven Memorial Park itself was founded in 1929 and as its trees, features, roads, and buildings have aged, maintenance and replacement costs have escalated beyond White Haven’s ability to cover them with the revenue generated by day-to-day cemetery operations.
As a result, we are seeking grants from a variety of public and private foundations and soliciting tax deductible donations from our Lot Owners and the general public to invest in the future of White Haven by funding important projects such as these:
Repair of the fountain at the entrance to the cemetery. The beautiful fountain pictured here greets every visitor who enters White Haven Memorial Park. It has been operating for over 50 years and is in need of a major structural overhaul. Repairs made last year have kept it operational so far, but the bowls into which the water spills are crumbling and will soon need to be replaced. Resurfacing the fountain pool and leveling the surrounding patio are also necessary, both for safety and for aesthetic reasons. Eventually, the entire balustrade around the fountain will be re-surfaced so the entire structure looks like new! Current plans are to complete this renovation over the next few years as funds are raised.
Estimated cost: $140,000
Project status: Donations currently being accepted! We need to raise $44,000 to get started in the spring of 2016 with Phase I, the renovation of the fountain itself.
To donate to the Fountain Repair Fund, please use the button below.
Maintaining our existing 100+ species of trees. White Haven Memorial Park is a Level I Arboretum, certified by the Morton Register. We spend over $30,000 per year maintaining our precious trees by pruning, fertilizing, and applying pest control. When disaster strikes, in the form of lightning, wind, or a major pest infestation, it is often hard to find the additional funds needed to treat the problem quickly and completely. Your dollars can help build up an Emergency Tree Care Fund, ready to be used at a moment’s notice.
Estimated cost: $5,000
Project status: This is an ongoing need. If we could build our Emergency Care for Trees Fund up to $5,000 and then keep replenishing the funds once they are used, we would be ready to treat most any emergency as quickly and effectively as possible.
To donate to the Tree Maintenance Fund, please use the button below.
Bluebird Nest Boxes and Other Wildlife Projects
Bluebird nest boxes and other wildlife projects. White Haven Memorial Park is a fully certified member of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program. We have many projects to benefit wildlife, such as nest boxes for bluebirds, houses for bats, and open water sources for all types of wildlife in the winter. We have a constant need for funding projects such as these and the costs range from $25 for a nest box and pole to $2,500 for a new pond with a bubbler to keep it open all winter.
Estimated cost: $25 - $2,500
Project status: Projects will be completed as funds are available and we will let you know how and where your generous donation will be used to help support our wildlife.
To donate to the Bluebird Nest Boxes and Other Wildlife Projects Fund, please use the button below.
Preserving Memories for Future Generations
To make a general contribution to the preservation of the park, please use the button below.
White Haven Memorial Park is a member of the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association, the Cremation Association of North America, the New York State Association of Cemeteries, the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary System, and the Green Burial Council.