Depending on how you choose to financially support Fenner, your donation may be used for general operating expenses that help keep the doors open, for scholarship support to local schools, or for investments to help secure the future sustainability of Fenner Nature Center.  Donations to Fenner Conservancy may be tax-deductible (please consult your tax adviser for more information and advice).  Below are some ways that you can help support Fenner.  

Annual Giving and General Donations

Donate today! Make as many as you want, as often as you want, for as much as you want! This is one of the most efficient ways to support Fenner Nature Center. For gifts of $1000 or more, please refer to major gifts. Donations can be mailed to:

Fenner Conservancy
2020 E. Mount Hope Avenue
Lansing MI, 48910

To donate to the 2022 Holiday Fund, please mail donations Attention: 2022 Holiday Fund or

Click here to donate to the 2022 Holiday Fund online.

Major Gifts

Unrestricted financial gifts help advance our mission. We work hard each day to ensure our programs, services, and facilities are available and accessible to all. We challenge individuals to collectively engage others in the higher philanthropic purpose of encourage students to participate in healthy and meaningful outdoor activities while building stronger families though the enjoyment of nature and working together to encourage community stewardship of our natural resources. If you are considering a major gift, contact:

Liz Roxberry
Fenner Conservancy, Executive Director
(517) 483-4224


Fenner Conservancy has an endowment fund at the Community Foundation. Contributions to this fund not only supports Fenners mission, but builds lasting sustainability for the organization to continue years from now. If you are considering a gift to Fenner’s Endowment please contact:

Richard Comstock
Community Foundation, Vice President of Finance
(517) 664-9854

Norris Ingells Nature Education for Youth Fund

The purpose of this Fund is to enhance the environmental awareness of children through nature-based learning experiences. We believe that as ecological issues continue to arise, it is increasingly important for all children to learn about the environment, their relationships within it, and their effects on its future. By fostering the opportunity for youth to discover the natural world through exploration and instruction, we catalyze a lifelong interest in science and education. We trust we can instill the values of sustainability and ecological awareness in the next generation.

Money contributed to this Fund is restricted for use as scholarships for local schools and other community groups, scholarships for low-income participants, and other uses that allow Fenner Nature Center to reach out and engage more children in environmental education.

Click here to view our wishlist.

The Davis Patio

The Susan and Jack Davis Patio is a great way to show your commitment to Fenner. Each brick that is purchased and placed in the patio, provides funding that directly builds a solid future for Fenner. Whether you’d like to show your support by placing a name on a brick or you’d like to memorialize the memories created with loved ones, your bricks will forever be a part of Fenner Nature Center.

Click here to view our brick order form.