This year has presented extraordinary challenges. Health and safety circumstances have impacted our essential well-being and prosperity – even on Belle Isle. In March, our beloved Belle Isle Aquarium and Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory were closed to the public. This summer, our community mourned the loss of loved ones at a memorial drive on the island. In response to racial injustice, the fight for social justice has emboldened our responsibility to each other – and our communities. 


In the face of change, loss, and – at times – overwhelming challenge, Belle Isle shines as a beacon of hope, healing, togetherness, and triumph. We need your support to secure the future of Belle Isle – now and forever.

Make a difference on Belle Isle. Click below to give.

The Belle Isle Conservancy graciously accepts stock or bond transfers, donor-advised fund contributions, and other legacy contributions. Please email to discuss your options.

Thank you to our generous supporters in 2019!


  • Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation

  • Louisa St. Clair NSDAR

  • Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation 

  • REI Foundation

  • Shell Oil Foundation 

  • Wheeler Family Foundation 

  • William Davidson Foundation


with support of $5,000 or more​​
  • Alderney Advisors

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

  • Bollinger Motors

  • Chevrolet and General Motors

  • Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix 

  • DTE Energy 

  • Ford Motor Company Fund

  • General Motors

  • Magna Services of America, Inc.

  • The M-1 Group, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

  • MASCO Corporation 

  • MassMutual Great Lakes

  • Penske Corporation

  • PNC Bank

  • PwC

  • Michigan Department of Natural Resources

  • City of Detroit

  • Detroit Historical Society

  • Detroit Zoological Society

  • Friends of Detroit Rowing

  • Friends of Detroit River 

  • Wayne State University

with support of $2,500 or more​​
  • Jennifer Adderley

  • Angela Aufdemberghe

  • Edward Archey 

  • Roseann Comstock 

  • Karen and Matt Cullen

  • Sarah and Tony Earley

  • Trayce and Randy Fenton

  • Cynthia and Edsel Ford, II

  • Martha Ford

  • Karol Foss

  • Robert Gross

  • Kelli and Christopher Ilitch

  • Judy and Frank Jonna

  • Danialle and Peter Karmanos, Jr.

  • Sherri and Ken Kelzer 

  • Elizabeth Leeuwen 

  • Amy and Dan Loepp

  • George Miller

  • Bobbi and Stephen Polk

  • Mona and Matt Simoncini

  • Tadashi Tsukuda

  • Nancy and Steve Vella

  • Linda and Edward Wolyniec


with support of $500 or more​​
  • Patrick Cadariu

  • William Chope

  • Deborah Eagle

  • Cynthia Ford

  • Carol Hofley

  • Amy Loepp

  • Michael Marowske

  • Catherine Nierle

  • Margaret Raben

  • Nancy Salden

  • Louisa St. Clair 

  • Tabice Ward

  • Nancy Vella

  • Kim Zielke

The Belle Isle Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) organization (EIN is 23-7348118). Your donation is 100% tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. No goods or services were received in exchange for this donation.

Belle Isle Conservancy | 300 River Place Drive, Suite 2800, Detroit, MI 48207 | 313.331.7760 |

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