All donations go to the Wauwatosa Cemetery Foundation, a 501(c)(3) foundation under the IRS rules.
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How Your Donation Helps
Landscaping, Maintenance & Future Needs – $200,000
Renovation of Chapel – $1,000,000
Road Repair & Replacement – $500,000
Perpetual Care – $300,000
Because so many monuments predate the inception of perpetual care funds the cemetery also has a serious need for regular maintenance.
Architects have determined that the chapel has withstood the years pretty well but does need renovation to become code compliant and usable for today’s funeral requirements and other community uses.
The roads were built for horse and carriage and while they may be charming they need widening and replacing.
A recent inventory disclosed 221 trees on the property, some in need of removal for safety reasons, others for disease while others need general pruning. Any trees removed will need to be replaced with species that are appropriate to a cemetety setting and require little maintenance.