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:
The beautiful fountain that greets every visitor to the Park is more than 50 years old and is in need of some major repairs. So far, we have raised every dollar needed for the first phase of the renovation. In 2016, we resurfaced the pool, replaced the individual fountains and repaired the plumbing at a total cost of almost $60,000.
Project status: We are currently raising the $55,000 needed for the next phase of renovation, which will be the cleaning and resurfacing of the balustrade surrounding the fountain. We hope to have this work done in the summer of 2017.
To donate to the Fountain Repair Fund, please use the button below.
Trees, Wildlife and Recreation
White Haven is a certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary and we are committed to managing our property with wildlife and the environment in mind. We are also a certified Level I Arboretum with over 100 species of trees. We have a variety of programs to preserve wildlife and key areas of habitat, to maintain our extensive collection of trees and provide educational and recreational opportunities to the public. Here are just a few:
- Preserve the largest trees with lightning protection and disease prevention
- Respond to major tree damage caused by lightning or wind
Preserve a variety of habitats for the benefit of wildlife
- Assist threatened species by providing nest boxes for Eastern Bluebirds and bats
- Maintain and expand our public Recreation Area
Project status: We are currently raising the approximately $8,000 needed to provide lightning protection for our remaining Copper Beech Tree at the main entrance and the two hundred year old White Oak Tree in Section F.
To donate to the Trees, Wildlife and Recreation 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.