Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum

Connecting people, plants, and place.

Notice: The garden will open late April 10 at 1:00pm


The Annual Fund

Every gift creates a story.

The cost to operate the Morris Arboretum year-round exceeds the income that comes from gate admissions and membership dues. The Annual Fund is a significant source of support, providing 9 percent of the Arboretum’s annual operating budget. Gifts to The Annual Fund—most of which come from members who generously give in addition to their membership dues—enable the Arboretum to open its gates 361 days of the year to more than 125,000 visitors annually. Thanks to supporters of The Annual Fund the Arboretum is able to achieve its organizational mission of promoting the understanding of the relationship between people, plants, and place through programs that integrate science, arts, and the humanities. Make a difference at the Morris Arboretum by making a gift to The Annual Fund.

Your fully tax-deductible gift, in any amount, makes a difference.
For example,

$2,500

will buy camera equipment used for documenting the flora of Pennsylvania by Morris Arboretum botanists.

$1,000

will sponsor a class of elementary students from an urban school to come explore.

$500

will replace a weather damaged tree or plan a pruning workshop for interns.

$250

will fund a botanist’s trip out in the field for a day to do research and field studies.

$100

will purchase new hand tools for the horticulture team or train a volunteer to operate the Garden Railway.

$50

will keep the lights on for a continuing education class.


For more information please contact:
Jessica Lynch, Associate Director, The Annual Fund
215.247.5777 x161
jeslynch@upenn.edu


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