Commemorative Benches

A commemorative bench at The Mississippi Delta Nature and Learning Center (MDNLC) is a meaningful way to honor a special person or significant event. Commemorative benches allow visitors to sit and enjoy their surroundings and funds raised from commemorative bench requests help support MDNLC’s mission of caring for the earth and the people who live here.

Commemorative benches may be installed at the request of donors making a tribute gift of $1,500 or greater to MDNLC. Requests for bench installation must be made at the time the tribute gift is received by MDNLC. Bench location and plaque language must be mutually agreed upon by the donor and MDNLC. Benches will be personalized with a message of the donor’s choosing.

The tribute gift is 100% tax deductible and the transaction does not constitute the “purchase” of a bench by the donor. Benches may be requested throughout the year and are usually installed 8-12 weeks following the

request. During winter months however, installation may be delayed. Written confirmation will follow after bench installation is completed.

Commemorative benches will be maintained by MDNLC for a maximum of 10 years at no cost to the donor.

Bench repair/replacement after 10 years will be at MDNLC’s discretion. This should not be interpreted as a warranty.

The Mississippi Delta Nature and Learning Center may be designated to receive donations in lieu of flowers as part of a memorial service. All donors will receive a letter from MDNLC acknowledging their gift. A list of donors will be mailed to the family, notifying them of contributions made in memory of their loved one. Memorial

donations may be applied toward a commemorative bench, memorial paver or MDNLC’s Tree of Life

Program. Memorial donations should be sent to:

The Mississippi Delta Nature and Learning Center

1950 Lisa Drive

Greenville, MS 38703

Contact us to request a commemorative bench by emailing or calling 662-430-2156 during regular business hours.

Bench Style 1

Bench Style 2

Bench Style 3

Bench style is flexible and can be chosen from outside these options. When choosing a bench style consideration will be given to the preference of the donor as well as the compatibility with the existing garden spaces.