Donating instead of gift-giving

Letting special occasions benefit good causes

There are special occasions in life when we share moments of joy or sadness with others, be it friends, family or clients. Instead of asking for presents or flowers, you can make your celebration even more meaningful by asking your guests to donate to special projects at the University of Münster. In this way, you can make a long-term contribution to promoting the development of our society through research and education.

Click here for an overview of our current funding projects.

Siggi Spiegelburg is one of the first sponsors of the Botanical Garden.
© WWU - Thomas Mohn

Give a special gift: A Botanical Garden sponsorship

If you’re looking for an original gift, then dedicate a Botanical Garden sponsorship in someone’s name. Combine this with your favourite plant, the name of the plant or the year in which it was planted. Dedicate your gift to a loved one as an annual sponsorship or for an unlimited period of time. At the same time you help us preserve rare plants and endangered species so that we can continue presenting these to the public.

Joachim A. Haupt with four of his scholarship holders at the scholarship celebration in 2016
Joachim A. Haupt (m.) with four of his scholarship holders at the scholarship celebration in 2016
© WWU - Peter Grewer

“For my birthday, instead of presents I asked for donations to help talented, ambitious, young people. In this way I gave the party a future-oriented meaning and did something good for the education of the next generation. The number of donors and the amount they donated was very impressive, and I think it’s fabulous that my birthday party was an opportunity to shape the future and benefit the educational ambitions of the younger generation.”

Joachim A. Haupt, Managing Director of WBV GmbH & Co. KG, ProTalent scholarship sponsor

Our service for you

  • If you wish to use your celebration to support the University of Münster, please contact us in advance so that we can discuss your wishes regarding the funding purpose.
  • We would be happy to provide an info flyer for your guests concerning the project you wish to support.
  • Furthermore, we will monitor all incoming payments and deposit them into a specially designated account for you.
  • After a certain time, we will send you an overview of all the donations we received.
  • We will also send donation receipts to all the donors who included their names and addresses on the bank transfer forms.

Please contact us!