There are several ways to support The Rose Garden and the work of the Rose Garden Restoration Committee. If you have questions regarding any of the following donation methods, please call 518-355-5798.

In Memory Of

If you would like to make a monetary donation in memory of, or in honor of an individual CLICK HERE.

Engraved Pavers

You can memorialize a loved one, commemorate a special event, or simply see your name in print, by purchasing a paver at the Rose Garden. A major source of fundraising, the three paths of  pavers are a lovely feature in our garden. Brick pavers form a walkway through parts of the garden and help to increase handicapped access. These bricks can be inscribed with names or sentiments. A donation for each brick is $150.00. Click here for paver donation form. The location of the bricks is strictly random. If you would like to find the location of an engraved paver click here. 


For a $25.00 donation you can purchase a rosebush for the garden. With this simple gesture you can honor a friend, relative or special person with the lovely gift to show how much they mean to you. There will be no name designations or location noted for this purchase, but a card to acknowledge your generosity and care will be sent to the person of your choice. (Rose bushes are planted during our annual spring garden maintenance program.)

General Fund*

Contribute to our general fund which supports our annual purchases of rosebushes, mulch, supplies and essentials for the garden.

Garden Bench*

For a $5,000.00 donation you can dedicate a handsome black garden bench. Benches throughout the garden provide the perfect place to sit and enjoy the garden. Your dedication of a bench will include an honorary or memorial brass plaque or engraved paving stone to recognize a special person or loved one.

Please call us or use contact section if you wish to receive more information on garden benches.

Bequest & Wills

As a lasting tribute to maintaining and improving the Central Park Rose Garden for future generations, you can name the “Rose Garden Restoration Committee, Schenectady NY” in your will.

Rose Garden Annual Fundraising Event*

The fundraiser is held each spring to raise funds for garden operations. You can support this event as an Honorary Committee member or as a Corporate Sponsor. All supporters are listed on the event invitation, program and given special recognition during the event. Also businesses that wish to donate merchandise or gift certificates for our fundraising raffle items are always welcomed. Please use our “Contact” section if you wish to take part in our fundraiser. See Calendar for date, time and location of the annual fundraiser.

Click here for Donation Form for items marked * above. 

GE Matching Gift Program

All donations of $25 or more are matched. If you are currently a GE employee, your donations will be matched dollar for dollar by the GE Foundation. Your $25 donation becomes $50, $100 becomes $200 and $500 becomes $1,000 and so on.To contact GE Matching Gifts: 1-800-305-0669 or

PLEASE contact your employer and ask to have the Rose Garden Restoration Committee, a non-profit and registered 501(c) (3) organization, added to your companies Matching Gifts Program.

The Rose Garden Restoration Committee
PO Box 3814
Schenectady, NY 12303-3814