Morris Arboretum

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Moonlight and Roses Gala

Moonlight & Roses
presented by The Haverford Trust Company


June 5, 2015

Thank you to everyone who joined us for Moonlight & Roses presented by The Haverford Trust Company. We had a fantastic evening and look forward to seeing you next year! Save the date – June 3, 2016. Click here to see photos from the gala.

Event Details

What could be better than a magical night of dining and dancing under the stars, surrounded by the lush beauty of roses in bloom?

Moonlight & Roses presented by The Haverford Trust Company is the Morris Arboretum’s annual fundraising event to support all aspects of the Arboretum’s mission. The evening begins with cocktails in our stunning Rose Garden at the peak of its bloom. Dinner follows underneath of a clear-top tent with a live band, dancing and open bar.

Join us for the 34th annual Moonlight & Roses presented by The Haverford Trust Company Gala to be held on June 5, 2015 from 6:00 – 11:00pm. Enjoy cocktails in the Rose Garden followed by dinner and dancing underneath of a clear-top tent.

Registration is open at all levels. Benefactors and Patrons will be invited to attend a VIP reception in the Rose Garden from 5:30 – 6 p.m. In addition, there will be the provision of premium parking at the top of the hill for the event. Registration ends May 27, 2015.

No paper tickets will be issued. Names will be held at the door.

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2015 Honoree

This year we honor Moses “Moe” Feldman and his wife, Susan, for their extraordinary volunteerism and unwavering commitment to the Morris Arboretum. Moe and Susan became members in the 1990s. In 2005, they increased their involvement by joining the Arboretum’s Directors’ Guild. Moe became a key member of the Campaign Cabinet during the Always Growing Campaign, which concluded in 2012. Currently, Moe is Chair of the Arboretum’s Finance Committee and Vice Chair of the Advisory Board of Managers. He is the Founder and Retired Chairman of Aeromed, Inc. and is currently the President and Partner of Osteofixator, LLC. We are excited to celebrate the Feldman’s many contributions to the Morris Arboretum over the years.

Co-chairs

We are pleased to have Natalie and Ralph Hirshorn and Elizabeth and Kyle Salata as this year’s co-chairs for Moonlight & Roses Presented by The Haverford Trust Company. Natalie and Ralph are longtime friends and neighbors of the Arboretum, having served as past members of the Directors’ Guild. Natalie has been involved with Moonlight & Roses for more than a decade serving on the planning committee. Natalie is the office manager at McCoubrey/Overholser Building Construction and Ralph is Chairman of The Hirshorn Company, an insurance/H.R. services firm established in 1931, located in Chestnut Hill.

Elizabeth and Kyle Salata are dedicated supporters of the mission of Morris Arboretum. As a lifelong local resident, Elizabeth has many happy memories of trips to the Arboretum. The appreciation she gained for nature and ecology through those visits can be seen today in her involvement with managing Erdenheim Farm. Kyle, who grew up in Douglassville, PA, is a Compounding Pharmacist and owner of AdvancedRx Pharmacy in East Norriton. They now live next door to the Arboretum.


How the event helps the Arboretum

Moonlight & Roses Presented by The Haverford Trust Company is the Morris Arboretum’s annual fundraising gala that raises money for the arboretum’s annual operations. Funds raised through this year’s event will support all aspects of Morris Arboretum and will ensure continued excellence in direct support of our mission.


Become a Corporate Sponsor

Morris Arboretum would be happy to provide you with more information on the Corporate sponsorship benefits of Moonlight & Roses Presented by The Haverford Trust Company and the many effective ways to tap into the loyalty and buying power of the over 2,000 households who receive the invitation each year, the 10,000 constituents who subscribe to the Morris Arboretum e-newsletter and the over 200,000 people that visit our website each year.

To become a corporate sponsor, please contact Kristen Casalenuovo at 215.247.5777 x418 or kcasal@upenn.edu.

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Construction Notice:

Parking Lot Closed Thursday, August 27 (Rain Date Friday, August 28), September 21, 22 and 23.

Morris Arboretum’s parking lot is being repaved Thursday, August 27 (rain date Friday, August 28), September 21, 22 and 23. Our parking lot is a demonstration lot for its sustainability. Installed 25 years ago as one of the first of its kind, the parking lot has filtered into the earth about 31,863,304 gallons of precipitation from the Wissahickon watershed. But the time has come for it to be renewed.

The entire parking lot will be closed Thursday, August 27 (rain date Friday, August 28), September 21, 22 and 23. Auxiliary parking will be available at the bottom of the hill (near the kiosk) and shuttle service will be provided to the top of the hill. ADA access will be limited. No buses will be permitted beyond the kiosk.

We apologize for the inconvenience, but we are committed to keeping our parking lot sustainable and our visitors safe. Thanks for your patience.

The Arboretum is open as usual. Click here for hours.

Please note that weather conditions can change quickly, check back or call (215) 247-5777 before heading out for a visit.

Weather conditions may limit garden access to certain features even if the garden is open – please check the web site or call (215) 247-5777 for updates before visiting. Our visitors’ safety in the garden is our top priority. Therefore when inclement weather is predicted, we will make decisions about closing the garden accordingly.

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