The Giving Tree Is an Inspired – and Inspiring – Work of Art.
It is also a different take on the traditional donor wall — a quilt depicting a giant oak tree.
The Giving Tree, crafted by one of our members, Louise Schotz, it is a patchwork of colorful fabrics reflecting the natural beauty found on the Ice Age Trail. The story behind this inspired and inspiring work of art is a compelling one; we’re happy to share it with you here.
Supporters of the Ice Age Trail are covering the Giving Tree in fabric leaves, acorns, footprints, roots, and knotholes emblazoned with their names and the names of their loved ones.
Each item added to the tree represents different levels of giving:
If you would like to help the Giving Tree mature, your gift will:
- Give you the opportunity to honor a friend or family member;
- Provide critical backing to the Ice Age Trail Alliance’s efforts to create, support, and protect the Ice Age National Scenic Trail;
- Help grow the Giving Tree, which serves as a magnificent welcoming presence to those visiting the IATA headquarters; and
- Inspire others to support the Ice Age Trail Alliance.
For in-honor-of gifts, we’ll send a letter to notify the honored person of your gift.
For in-memory-of gifts, we’ll send a letter to notify a friend or family member of your gift at your direction.
You’ll also receive a letter from us acknowledging your generosity.