Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum

Connecting people, plants, and place.

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

Memorial and Tribute Giving

Memorial and Tribute Giving

Significant life events are beautifully and sensitively recognized with a memorial or tribute gift. The Morris Arboretum has a variety of giving opportunities specifically designed to mark the birth of a child, a marriage, a special birthday or anniversary, or the death of a loved one. Unrestricted memorial or tribute gifts are placed in the Memorial Fund that supports all aspects of the mission of the Arboretum.

For more information please contact:
Alison Thornton, Senior Associate Director, Annual Giving Programs at alisonth@upenn.edu.


Trees $4,000

These are young, well-established trees in the Arboretum’s collection. A short inscription is added to the orange accession tag attached to a lower branch. Should the tree fail to thrive in the 5 years following its dedication, a new tree will be chosen. Gifts are placed in the Tree Care Endowment, income from which helps maintain the living collection.


Library Books

The Arboretum has a “wish list” of books that it would like to acquire for the Library. Depending on the size of the donation, a single volume or a set of books can be bought for the Library and an attractive bookplate will be affixed to the book in recognition of the memorial or tribute gift.


Other Memorial and Tribute Opportunities

Contributions for horticultural projects are always welcome. These gifts fund planting and maintenance throughout the garden. Donors can specify which part of the garden they wish to support:

An acknowledgement will be sent to each donor and a list of donors will be forwarded periodically to the family. In addition, the donation and its use will be featured in the Annual Report. Any contribution of $2,000 or more will be commemorated on the Tributes & Memorials Wall at the Oak Allee.

For more information please contact:
Alison Thornton, Senior Associate Director, Annual Giving Programs at alisonth@upenn.edu./p>

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