Lasting Gifts of Tribute Opportunities

There are a variety of opportunities to be a part of the Tribute Garden at Sage for honor or remembrance, including:

Tribute Garden Plaque

With a gift of $1,000, $2,500, or $5,000 a plaque (varying in size depending on the size of your gift), will be engraved with your loved one's name and placed on the main Tribute Garden plaque in the garden on the Sage campus of your choice.  

Tribute Opportunities


Tribute Tree Plantings

Tribute OpportunitiesThe Tribute Garden will be planted primarily with native trees and plantings. The trees have been selected for their variety and hardiness. The exact location for each tree in the garden is at the College's discretion with the donors interests in mind.  The tree will be identified with a plaque with the dedication provided by the donor.

New and existing trees planted will have a three year replacement guarantee. If the tree dies within three years from the time it is dedicated, the tree will be replaced by Sage.

Trees may be selected for a donation of $10,000 - $20,000 (depending on size and type of tree).

Tribute Benches

A select number of benches will be strategically placed in the gardens offering a serene seating environment to take time out to unwind and relax.  Bench choices will be made in conjunction with the master plan for the gardens.  Benches are available for donations of $10,000 (single) or $15,000 (double).

Tribute Opportunities Option 1 with
Corian plaque added
Tribute Opportunities Option 2
Laser engraved
Tribute Opportunities Curved double bench
with Corian plaque attached


Tribute Fountains

Water fountains will add a beautiful backdrop – strategically placed to add a soothing, natural, tranquility to the gardens.  Each fountain will be chosen based on its design, material use, and expected lifespan.  Fountains may be selected as a tribute starting at the $20,000 donation level.

Tribute Opportunities
This photo provides a sample of the fountain area
which may be installed as the garden grows.

Tribute Garden Naming

Remember and celebrate cherished friends or family members, while adding to the beauty of each campus by naming a Tribute Garden.  Or honor your love of Sage by placing your name on the garden. Each garden is available to be named at donation of $100,000.

Be A Part Of The Sage Colleges Tribute Garden
Donations may be made at one time or over a period of up to five years.  For more information on these lasting gifts of tribute  contact Shelly Goldman Black, Director of Stewardship at 518-244-2224 or