The Chicago Botanic Garden is so honored to have been selected one of the Top 20 best charities in Chicago by Chicago Magazine.*
The magazine used criteria such as a four-star ranking from the independent organization Charity Navigator to select finalists. The Top 20 “stand out for their mission, impact, and value to the community,” the magazine said in its November issue.
Our more than 1 million visitors enjoy the Garden for its beauty and find joy through our collection of more than 2.6 million plants.
As the article noted, “The Chicago Botanic Garden is about more than pretty plants,” citing the jobs training and access to fresh foods through Windy City Harvest and the education from preschool to Ph.D. that will be offered at the new Regenstein Learning Campus. Our lives truly depend on how well we understand, value, and protect the plants that sustain our world.
The article also pointed out something special about our neighbors and friends: Chicagoans are generous—and like to give locally. You will be able to see for yourself on Giving Tuesday, December 1, as Chicagoans join the global social media campaign to give back to their communities.
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