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Support Glenwood

Partner With Us In Preservation


Since 1871, Glenwood has served as a historic landmark, a place of interest for the public, and the final resting place for many of Houston’s most notable figures. In 1999, the Glenwood Cemetery Historic Preservation Foundation (GCHPF) was established to preserve and enhance the beauty and historical integrity of Glenwood Cemetery.

We invite you to join with us in pursuit of this vision.

Giving in 2024

In most cases, the amount of charitable cash contributions taxpayers can deduct on Schedule A as an itemized deduction is limited to a percentage (usually 60 percent) of the taxpayer’s adjusted gross income (AGI). Qualified contributions are not subject to this limitation. Individuals may deduct qualified contributions of up to 100 percent of their adjusted gross income. A corporation may deduct qualified contributions of up to 25 percent of its taxable income. Contributions that exceed that amount can carry over to the next tax year.

To qualify, the contribution must be:

  • a cash contribution;
  • made to a qualifying organization;
  • made during the current calendar year

Visit the IRS’s Publication 526, Charitable Contributions for additional information

Please note, this information is not intended as legal advice and you should consult with a tax or financial advisor.

You may designate your gift to the Foundation for one of Glenwood’s projects or programs or make an unrestricted donation to be applied where the need is greatest. Whatever your choice, you can rest assured your gift will help the Foundation achieve its goal of preserving and protecting Glenwood Cemetery.

Your Donation is Tax Deductible

The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization. Your gift will be tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law, and you will receive a written acknowledgment of your donation from the Foundation. For further information regarding tax deductibility, please contact your tax advisor.

Annual Fund

Your annual gift will preserve and enhance Glenwood’s legacy.

We invite you to join us in protecting and preserving Glenwood’s historical integrity and lasting beauty. Your contributions will ensure that this special treasure will be available for future generations.

Since its inception in 1999, the Foundation has received over 5,735 gifts totaling more than $21.6 million.

We are deeply grateful for the passion and vision of our donors and their dedication to supporting the Foundation’s annual efforts.

Planned Giving

Leave a Lasting Legacy


Including the Glenwood Cemetery Historic Preservation Foundation in your will or estate plan is a simple way to make a meaningful contribution toward our work, enabling us to steward and preserve the museum of beauty that is Glenwood for generations to come.

To leave a gift in your will, simply share this sentence with your attorney or financial planner:

“I bequeath $______ [or ____% of my estate] [or description of securities or other property] to the Glenwood Cemetery Historic Preservation Foundation, 2525 Washington Avenue, Houston, Texas 77007. This gift is unrestricted [or a specific designation].”

Cash Bequest

Glenwood receives a specific dollar amount from your estate.

Residuary Bequest

Glenwood receives all or a percentage of the remainder of your estate after the payment of any specific bequests and expenses.

Retirement Plan

Glenwood is designated as a beneficiary of the remainder of your IRA or qualified pension.

Life Insurance

Glenwood is designated as a beneficiary or owner of your life insurance policy.

  • Does not diminish your current income
  • Free from federal estate taxes (if left to an individual, a significant amount may be subject to federal estate taxes)
  • May be altered at any time.

Contact Us

Please contact Carmen H. Alliston, Executive Director, for additional information on planned giving alternatives.