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For eight generations, the generosity of our friends has allowed us to meet every winter challenge and greet every spring with new growth and renewed faith.
You keep Elmwood the tranquil, beautiful, therapeutic place that it is. Your generous support makes a huge difference to the operation and maintenance of historic Elmwood Cemetery.
Your donation can be applied to the following programs.
Elmwood Ever Green
Careful stewardship of natural resources and special appreciation of nature’s cycles have guided Elmwood since our beginning. Through drought and pestilence, war and peace, depression and recession, celebration and sorrow, our magnificent trees have shaded our families, our visitors, and our city’s history. They’ve housed our songbirds, improved the quality of the air we breathe, and the quality of the time spent here. A million spectacular blooms have marked our paths and the course of our lives. The meticulous attention paid to these 80 sacred acres reflects our respect for all that grows, and for all those in our perpetual care.
Elmwood is incredibly close to becoming a Level III arboretum, too! We are 12 species away from this coveted designation. Your donation to the Ever Green Fund will help Elmwood purchase the trees the cemetery needs to make this leap.
Make a gift to the Elmwood Evergreen Fund.
Help Support Elmwood Cemetery
Elmwood Cemetery is a nonprofit organization that serves the Metropolitan Memphis community as an active cemetery, an outdoor history museum, a Level II Arboretum, a special events location, and an acclaimed genealogy research center. Elmwood employs passionate people who work to bring the highest quality and best kind of care to a very old, and very beautiful, Victorian Age cemetery.
To care for this institution is an expensive feat. It requires that we ask for your financial support each year. Please give to Elmwood so that we can continue to maintain this property for the next hundred years, and beyond.
Make your donation here. Thank you.
Book Restoration Fund
For over a century and a half, the same lot books and daily burial records have offered important information to the staff of Elmwood. The books, housed safely in the Elmwood vault, are considerably worn and absolutely irreplaceable. They have been called "priceless" by preservation specialists. Without these books, the cemetery could not operate, period. Your donation to the Book Restoration Fund will be applied directly to the repair and archivally-accurate preservation of Elmwood's books. Some families have opted to underwrite the repair and maintenance process of the lot book that corresponds to the section where their families rest. Included with a "finished" book is a leather plaque affixed to the inside cover of each book noting the person or people who supported the project.
For more information on how you can donate to a particular lot book or daily burial record, email historian [at] elmwoodcemetery [dot] org.
Make a gift to the book restoration fund.