Irvine benefits from a diverse and growing list of corporate partners who make our work possible. We offer a variety of partnership options and are happy to discuss unique arrangements to meet your company’s giving preferences. All the partnership options increase your company’s visibility among our more than 80,000 visitors each year.
Varied sponsorship levels and options are available for Irvine’s annual signature events: Pumpkins on the Green, Birdies on the Green, Pumpkinfest and the Treehugger 5K. Sponsor benefits may include recognition on event signage and in event publications, free rentals, employee volunteer projects and free animal encounters for your employees at your work site.
Gifts & Grants
A varied portfolio of educational programs delivered throughout the Baltimore region – from urban education and teacher professional development to afterschool programs and overnight camping – offers funding opportunities that support corporate, foundation and individual philanthropic priorities.
Partners can provide support to Irvine by donating some of the many goods and/or services that we need to be successful in our mission. We have benefited from a wide range of gifts in-kind including tree service, event publicity, catering services, professional services, design services, and donations of needed building materials. A conversation with our Director of Development can help match your resources with Irvine’s needs.
Workplace Giving & Matching Gifts
Encourage your employees to give to Irvine by establishing a workplace giving program that allows them to donate a portion of their paycheck throughout the year. Also consider further leveraging these gifts by establishing a matching gift program.
Volunteers are vital to Irvine’s success, last year donating more than 20,000 hours of their time and saving Irvine more than $500,000. Volunteers might weed gardens, maintain trails and facilities, staff special events, serve as volunteer naturalists, and assist with mailings. We will work with you to match Irvine needs with your employee interests and time availability. Contact Volunteer Coordinator Diana Roman at 443-738-9240.
If you need a space for a staff retreat or corporate event, consider Irvine. Our Exhibit Hall accommodates 150 guests standing, our Fern Rooms seat 60 for dinner, a large tent seats 140, and our outdoor spaces are a wonderful change of scene from high-rise offices. Contact Rental Coordinator Beth Lacey Gill at 443-738-9230 for details.
Irvine Nature Center would like to say thank you to the following corporations:
M&T Charitable Foundation
T. Rowe Price Foundation
Special thanks to the Citizens of Baltimore County for their financial support.