Celebrate With Us

An important way that you can help us fund our gardens and programs as well as have fun too is to attend our annual fall gala. This year we are honoring those who have contributed over the years to our showcase basket at Armory Place and those who have helped us replace it after it was damaged beyond repair by a car accident. The honorees are the Dannenbergs, longtime basket sponsors through 2016, and the Department of Public Works, represented by Commissioner Richard Hope and Deputy Commissioner Stefania Mignone, who helped us replace it.

The gala will take place Oct. 18, 2017, 6:30pm – 9:30pm at Westchester Hills Golf Club. You may get more information about the gala and purchase tickets by clicking on the View Event button below.


WPBF gratefully accepts contributions large and small by credit card and check. Gifts of stocks and bonds are also welcome. All donations are tax deductible. To make a donation by credit card, click on the Donate Now! button and fill out the form completely including whether you are making a general donation or want it directed to a specific program.

To pay by PayPal, click on the Donate button below. Enter the total amount of your transaction, and either log into PayPal or enter your credit card information. When you get to the “Review your donation” page, click on “Note if Gala/AAP/In Honor or Memory of, etc.” and include in the box all pertinent information required for the type of donation or transaction you are making.

If you would like to make a contribution by check, please go here to print and fill out the form including all information requested.

Support Our Work

There are many ways you can contribute. A donation to our Adopt-a-Park sponsorship program directly funds the planting and maintenance of White Plains’ many gardens and parklets. Please join many businesses, foundations and individuals in sponsoring the development and care of a garden. There are six levels of participation starting at $250.

You may honor loved ones or those no longer with us with a donation to Adopt-a-Park to sponsor a named park or contribute to a park for a smaller donation. You may also designate that your donation go to the Dazzle with Daffodils fund. Please indicate that when you make your donation. We are happy to send an acknowledgment card to you and to an individual of your choice.

You may also contribute by attending our annual gala, one of  our major fund raisers, by buying space in the Gala Journal and by donating gifts for a raffle and silent auction. If you would like to contribute a tree to be planted at a White Plains school (approximately $300) and celebrate the planting on Arbor Day, please contact us. Similarly, if you would like to make a donation to the capital projects fund, get in touch.

Low Administrative Costs

We take pride in our ability to hold administrative costs to six percent of total expenditures because we are all volunteers. All Adopt-a-Park donations go directly to planting and maintaining WPBF’s gardens. Other donations help fund watering the gardens, capital projects and programs.

Donations were made 5/5/15 – 7/31/16 in honor of these individuals:

  • Roland H. Barnes
  • Deborah Donahoe
  • Nancy Giges
  • Verdell Hilliard
  • The Marich Family
  • Mary Merenda
  • Pam Millian & Carol Leib
  • Hon. Pauline Oliva
  • Tommie & Paul Petrone
  • Paul & Thomasina Petrone’s 65th Anniversary
  • Christopher K. Pollard’s 90th Birthday
  • Dorothy Schere
  • Barbara Vrooman

Donations were made 5/5/15 – 7/31/16 in memory of these individuals:

  • Virginia R. Bennett
  • Betty Bien
  • Robert Briante
  • Sue Burg
  • Charles Chervinsky
  • Edna M. Colby
  • Aaron Cooper
  • Albert J. Cucurullo
  • Louise & Gerard Cucurullo
  • Catherine Sheldon Dagher
  • Margery A. & Tom Devine
  • Yvonne Farr
  • Rocchina Magnotta Fernandez
  • Iole Gardella
  • Joyce Gavin
  • Catherine McNally Holland
  • Lillian & Tony Jacobine
  • Walter Kirby
  • Alfred Krasinski
  • James Louis Leinwand
  • Mary Lolis
  • Helene Lowden
  • Audrey Markovitz
  • Kenneth W. McComb Sr.
  • Berry Farinas McNally
  • Mary Miller
  • Mrs. C. Miller
  • Marilyn Moore
  • Josephine F. & Edward W. Murphy
  • Dan O’Shea
  • Geneva Parker
  • Rev. Everett Parker
  • Theresa Lynn Praskach
  • Janice Pierce
  • Rose Pollard
  • Pugsrey
  • Louise Rand
  • Michel Reberkinny
  • Mary Ripari
  • Mrs. Henry Ross (Louise)
  • Sy J. Schulman
  • Jim Selk
  • Jan McNally Silverman
  • Jean F. Spence
  • Nancy Stone
  • Helga O’Gorman Strowbridge
  • Hope & George Szabo
  • Patricia L. Terhune
  • Peter Termine
  • Clara Elizabeth Whitehead
  • Virginia McNally Whitehead
  • Donald Wilson
  • Pamela Zawiski
  • Edwin L. Zemmel

We have made every attempt to ensure all donors are listed accurately. We apologize for any errors or exclusions. Please notify us of any errors at 914-428-4475 or info@wpbf.org.