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Treehaven Endowment

Gifts to an endowment are truly the gift that keeps on giving, as the funds are invested and only the interest generated yearly is used. Our facility provides the perfect mix of land and water to engage all ages through hikes, wildlife tracking, snowshoeing, and a variety of other outdoor experiences. Your contribution to our endowment is a permanent source of funding that builds a lasting legacy of outdoor exploration.

Future "Wish List" Projects Include: 

  • Plant fruit and nut trees to create a fenced-in “food forest”, including apple, pear, plum, blueberries, raspberries, cherry and more. $3,500
  • Purchase Radio telemetry equipment and collar for on-site animal research and to be used in school programming.  We would work with the UW-Stevens Point CNR Wildlife faculty members to coordinate. $4,500
  • Purchase of reverse osmosis maple syrup concentrator for on-site maple syrup production for our food service program. $3,000
  • Purchase six interpretive signs on the Treehaven Property to educate visitors on natural resources and management/research activities on the property. $10,000
  • 50% funding to install a solar array on Fern Young cottage and backup Tesla batteries. $15,000
  • Purchase 12 IPAD tablets with heavy-duty protective covers to be used by visiting kids taking part in school programs. $6,000
  • Sound system and cordless microphone for dining room and bear track lounge. $3,500
  • Build a new garden shed/mini greenhouse in the organic garden. $2,500
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Gifts to support Treehaven may be made to the UWSP Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation.  Naming opportunities are available for all or portions of Treehaven structures and facilities.

Click here to make a donation to the Treehaven Endowment.

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Please note: Select "Other Specific Fund" as the designation and type the word, "Treehaven" in the box (see above for example).  



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Completed projects supported by Treehaven Endowment interest since 2016 include:   

  • Lodging support for the UW-Stevens Point College of Natural Resources student grouse research project at Treehaven.
  • Partial purchase of 29 new sets of snowshoes
  • Partial purchase of 40 new sets of cross country skis/boots
  • Partial support of the new 20 kW 64-panel solar array on Birch lodge – which produces enough electricity to power both Birch and Ed Okray Aspen lodge the entire year
  • Fencing and lumber for the new 60-bed organic garden
  • Purchase and installation of 3 new water bottle fillers in Vallier, I.L. Young, and Aspen lodges
  • Purchase of used G.H. Grimm and Company maple sap evaporator to begin making maple syrup on site
  • Purchase of new conference tables for Sylvester Auditorium
  • Partial purchase of new conference tables and chairs for Room 200

Other ways to give through current gifts, deferred or planned gifts, and volunteer opportunities: 

  • Current gifts can be directed to specific or general campaign funds.
    • Cash
    • Securities
    • Real Estate
    • Tangible Personal Property
    • Corporate Matching Gifts

  • Deferred or planned gifts are encouraged to provide long term endowment support.
    • Bequests
    • Charitable trusts
    • Charitable gift annuities
    • Real Estate
    • Life Insurance
    • Retirement plan assets

  • If you are interested in volunteering please see the outdoor project list below and contact us (715-453-4106 or treehaven@uwsp.edu) for more details.

    • Assist teaching programs ( winter and spring with prior teaching experience required)
    • Trail work and maintenance (As needed)
    • Working in the organic garden (spring, summer)
    • Help make firewood (fall)
    • Maple Syruping (spring)
For more information or questions about giving, contact:

Scott Johnson, Treehaven Director                
715-346-2464
sjohnson@uwsp.edu

or 

Steve Menzel, Development Director
715-346-2032
steve.menzel@uwsp.edu