Individual Giving

Help create a greener, healthier, more beautiful world with a generous donation to The Morton Arboretum.

Home to world-renowned tree collections, the Arboretum is a leader in tree science and education dedicated to saving and planting trees. Donations support research and education programs conducted and sponsored by the Arboretum, helping to create a more beautiful world for everyone. As a non-profit organization, The Morton Arboretum relies on the generosity of friends like you. Please make a donation today to help continue these programs that impact you, your family, and your community today—and for generations to come.

 

Donor Levels

  • President's Council

    ($10,000 and up)

    As a member of the President's Council, you will partner with The Morton Arboretum in its leadership role as we face the challenges of climate change in the 21st century. Together we will advocate on behalf of trees for their care and protection across the globe. The President's Council is an elite level of recognition and privileges for our most generous donors. At this level, you may choose to designate your gift to a program of most importance to you. Divide your gift into monthly payments of $833 to continue your impact.

    President's Council Benefits

    • 10% discount at The Arboretum Store
    • 10% discount at the Ginkgo Restaurant and Cafe
    • 15% discount on education programs
    • Access for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in season (your own or discounted rentals)
    • Concierge services
    • EVERYDAY access for bicycling (your own or discounted bike rental)
    • Exclusive Thornhill Society events (free and ticketed opportunities)
    • FREE admission to the Children's Garden
    • FREE Dog Admission During Dog Admission Days
    • FREE general admission 365 days a year
    • FREE parking
    • FREE subscription to ArbConnect e-newsletter
    • FREE subscription to Greenmatters newsletter
    • FREE subscription to Seasons quarterly publication
    • Priority registration for education classes
    • Priority registration for select private and public events
    • Priority registration for Summer Science Camp
    • Privileges at Sterling Morton Library
    • Reciprocal privileges at nearly 300 arboreta and gardens across North America
    • Recognition in Perennial Report
    • Recognition in Seasons
    • Recognition on Visitor Center Donor Panel
    • Special donor events (free and ticketed opportunities)
    • Two designated double-discount days at The Arboretum Store
    • Unlimited FREE Acorn Express tram tour vouchers
  • Hawthorn Circle

    ($5,000 - $9,999)

    As a supporter at the Hawthorn Circle level, you will support the Arboretum's role as a leading advocate for trees as we work with homeowners, civic leaders, public officials, volunteers, and green industry professionals. The Hawthorn level recognizes your generosity with invitations to exclusive programs, previews, and tours. At this level, you may chose to designate your gift to one of the following programs: Tree and Plant Collections, Education, Children's Garden, or Woodland Restoration. Divide your gift into monthly payments of $416 to continue your impact.

    Hawthorn Circle Benefits

    • 10% discount at The Arboretum Store
    • 10% discount at the Ginkgo Restaurant and Cafe
    • 15% discount on education programs
    • Access for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in season (your own or discounted rentals)
    • Concierge services
    • EVERYDAY access for bicycling (your own or discounted bike rental)
    • Exclusive Thornhill Society events (free and ticketed opportunities)
    • FREE admission to the Children's Garden
    • FREE Dog Admission During Dog Admission Days
    • FREE general admission 365 days a year
    • FREE parking
    • FREE subscription to ArbConnect e-newsletter
    • FREE subscription to Greenmatters newsletter
    • FREE subscription to Seasons quarterly publication
    • Priority registration for education classes
    • Priority registration for select private and public events
    • Priority registration for Summer Science Camp
    • Privileges at Sterling Morton Library
    • Reciprocal privileges at nearly 300 arboreta and gardens across North America
    • Recognition in Perennial Report
    • Recognition in Seasons
    • Recognition on Visitor Center Donor Panel
    • Special donor events (free and ticketed opportunities)
    • Two designated double-discount days at The Arboretum Store
    • Unlimited FREE Acorn Express tram tour vouchers
  • Elm Circle

    ($2,500 - $4,999)

    Help preserve the Arboretum's 1,700-acre outdoor museum as a landmark destination and a center for tree expertise, inspiring the world to plant and protect trees.  Be an advocate for trees and support extensive education programs and pioneering research. The Elm Circle level entitles you to VIP access and privileges in appreciation for your high level of support. Divide your gift into monthly payments of $208 to continue your impact.

    Elm Circle Benefits

    • 10% discount at The Arboretum Store
    • 10% discount at the Ginkgo Restaurant and Cafe
    • 15% discount on education programs
    • Access for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in season (your own or discounted rentals)
    • Concierge services
    • EVERYDAY access for bicycling (your own or discounted bike rental)
    • Exclusive Thornhill Society events (free and ticketed opportunities)
    • FREE admission to the Children's Garden
    • FREE Dog Admission During Dog Admission Days
    • FREE general admission 365 days a year
    • FREE parking
    • FREE subscription to ArbConnect e-newsletter
    • FREE subscription to Greenmatters newsletter
    • FREE subscription to Seasons quarterly publication
    • Priority registration for education classes
    • Priority registration for select private and public events
    • Priority registration for Summer Science Camp
    • Privileges at Sterling Morton Library
    • Reciprocal privileges at nearly 300 arboreta and gardens across North America
    • Recognition in Perennial Report
    • Recognition in Seasons
    • Recognition on Visitor Center Donor Panel
    • Special donor events (free and ticketed opportunities)
    • Two designated double-discount days at The Arboretum Store
    • Unlimited FREE Acorn Express tram tour vouchers
  • Thornhill Circle

    ($1,500 - $2,499)

    When you join the Thornhill Circle, you demonstrate your shared passion and vision for creating a world where trees and people can thrive - together. Join this exclusive giving club when you make an annual contribution of $1,500 or more. Divide your gift into monthly payments of $125 to continue your impact.

    Thornhill Circle Benefits

    • 10% discount at The Arboretum Store
    • 10% discount at the Ginkgo Restaurant and Cafe
    • 15% discount on education programs
    • Access for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in season (your own or discounted rentals)
    • Concierge services
    • EVERYDAY access for bicycling (your own or discounted bike rental)
    • Exclusive Thornhill Society events (free and ticketed opportunities)
    • FREE admission to the Children's Garden
    • FREE Dog Admission During Dog Admission Days
    • FREE general admission 365 days a year
    • FREE parking
    • FREE subscription to ArbConnect e-newsletter
    • FREE subscription to Greenmatters newsletter
    • FREE subscription to Seasons quarterly publication
    • Priority registration for education classes
    • Priority registration for select private and public events
    • Priority registration for Summer Science Camp
    • Privileges at Sterling Morton Library
    • Reciprocal privileges at nearly 300 arboreta and gardens across North America
    • Recognition in Perennial Report
    • Recognition in Seasons
    • Recognition on Visitor Center Donor Panel
    • Special donor events (free and ticketed opportunities)
    • Two designated double-discount days at The Arboretum Store
    • Unlimited FREE Acorn Express tram tour vouchers
  • Partner

    ($500 - $1,499)

    Partner members provide support at a level that helps ensure the continuation of the work and leadership role of The Morton Arboretum in worldwide tree initiatives. When you help advance the Arboretum's mission in a more meaningful way, you can make a significant impact. Includes admission for ten. Divide your gift into monthly payments of $41 to continue your impact.

    Partner Benefits

    • 10% discount at The Arboretum Store
    • 10% discount at the Ginkgo Restaurant and Cafe
    • 15% discount on education programs
    • Access for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in season (your own or discounted rentals)
    • EVERYDAY access for bicycling (your own or discounted bike rental)
    • FREE admission to the Children's Garden
    • FREE general admission 365 days a year
    • FREE parking
    • FREE subscription to ArbConnect e-newsletter
    • FREE subscription to Greenmatters newsletter
    • FREE subscription to Seasons quarterly publication
    • Guests $5 per person when accompanied by member in same vehicle or two cars, "bumper to bumper"
    • Priority registration for select private and public events
    • Priority registration for Summer Science Camp
    • Privileges at Sterling Morton Library
    • Reciprocal privileges at nearly 300 arboreta and gardens across North America
    • Recognition in Perennial Report
    • Special donor events (free and ticketed opportunities)
    • Two designated double-discount days at The Arboretum Store
    • Unlimited FREE Acorn Express tram tour vouchers
  • Friend

    ($300 - $499)

    Friend members provide a higher level of support for the advancement of tree health and science. Show your support and gain access to enhanced benefts and privileges, and say "I care." Includes admission for eight. Divide your gift into monthly payments of $25 to continue your impact.

    Friend Benefits

    • 10% discount at The Arboretum Store
    • 10% discount at the Ginkgo Restaurant and Cafe
    • 15% discount on education programs
    • 8 FREE Acorn Express tram tour vouchers
    • Access for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in season (your own or discounted rentals)
    • EVERYDAY access for bicycling (your own or discounted bike rental)
    • FREE admission to the Children's Garden
    • FREE general admission 365 days a year
    • FREE parking
    • FREE subscription to ArbConnect e-newsletter
    • FREE subscription to Greenmatters newsletter
    • FREE subscription to Seasons quarterly publication
    • Guests $5 per person when accompanied by member in same vehicle or two cars, "bumper to bumper"
    • Priority registration for select private and public events
    • Priority registration for Summer Science Camp
    • Privileges at Sterling Morton Library
    • Reciprocal privileges at nearly 300 arboreta and gardens across North America
    • Special donor events (free and ticketed opportunities)
    • Two designated double-discount days at The Arboretum Store
  • Other

    (Under $300)

    Your gift in any amount helps save and plant trees and is greatly appreciated.

    Other Benefits