Friends of the Arboretum

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There are several categories for undesignated donations to The Arboretum which are used to support collection development and maintenance, as indicated below. Each FRIEND of The Arboretum will receive a certificate of appreciation, The Arboretum newsletter The Green Web and the Seasonal Program. Acknowledgment of FRIENDS donations is made in The Green Web and in the Hales-McKay Shelter.

The categories correspond to the trees represented in the logo of The Arboretum. Note that there are four different levels within the Locust category.

maple (gold) award

MAPLE (Gold):
$5 000

Oak (silver) award

OAK (Silver):
$2 500

Poplar (bronze) award

POPLAR (Bronze):
$1 000

Locust (green) award

LOCUST (Green): 
Organization $150
Family $55
Individual $40
Student/Senior $25

Unless otherwise specified by the donor, ten percent of any FRIENDS donation is added to The Arboretum Endowment Fund.

MAPLE, OAK and POPLAR donations are acknowledged by the University of Guelph through membership in the Chancellor's Circle (donations of $5 000-$9 999, i.e. MAPLE) and President's Council (donations of $1 000-$4 999, i.e. POPLAR and OAK).

How to Donate