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Membership FAQs

Trails and paths wind through The Morton Arboretum

Learn how to access your membership account online, sign up for monthly giving, take advantage of the Reciprocal Admission Program and the Member Milestones loyalty program, and know who to contact when you have questions.

 

Set up and access your member account

Welcome to our online portal. You will enter a user ID and password. If you do not already have those, please register as a new user and you will be able to create your password. learn more
 

Take advantage of the monthly giving opportunity

You can make a - bigger - difference! Become a member of the Arboretum's Sustaining Club today! LEARN MORE  
 

Choose a 2-year membership option

Select a two-year option when you join or renew and save! In addition, you will gain the satisfaction that your additional financial commitment is saving you and the Arboretum time and money when you do not have to renew you support each year. A two-year membership commitment also shows us that you value your experiences here and we reward that with additional benefits that include invitations to exclusive Member Enrichment Events and free Acorn Express tram tour vouchers.
 

Our unique Member Admission Benefit

Unlike most membership programs, we do not limit you to a specific numbers of adults or children on your membership. If you choose a membership level that allows 4 admissions, like the Morton 4 for example, that means you may bring in any combination of 4 people - adults or children. That's a unique benefit for our members who in today's world have many combinations of family units. Moreover, we do not idenitfy any membership level as "family" in the membership level name. We want you to make the choice that is best for you! 

 

Use the Reciprocal Admission Program

Your Morton Arboretum membership card is your passport to America's garden treasures. Receive special admission privileges in addition to possible discounts on gift shop purchases and special events at more than 270 horitcultural organizations across North America.  learn more
 

Become a Perennial Partner

As part of of new member loyalty program called Member Milestones, we annually recognize those members who have been members of The Morton Arboretum for at least 10 consectuive years with no breaks in their support. We are so grateful for this regular and consistent support from these members! We call them Perennial Partners and celebrate each summer with special events. In 2013, members with 10 - 19 years of consecutive membership enjoyed an Ice Cream Social. In August we hosted our members with 20+ years of consecutive member support at a wine and cheese reception. It's just one more reason to renew your membership today!
 

Contact us with your questions

  • Call the Membership Hotline, 630-719-2453, Monday - Friday 9 am - 5 p.m.
  • Send an email to membersmail@mortonarb.org
  • Visit us at the Member Service Desk in the Visitor Center. One of our friendly and helpful sales assistants will be happy to help you.
     

Your Membership and Development staff

We're here for you! Call or email with your questions.

Vice President of Development
Jill Koski
630-725-2027
jkoski@mortonarb.org

Corporate and Foundation Giving
Glynnis Hokenson
630-725-2125

ghokenson@mortonarb.org

Planned Giving and Donor Events
Michelle Clegg
630-725-2126
mclegg@mortonarb.org

President's Council
Kelly Vantine
630-725-2126
kvantine@mortonarb.org

Thornhill Circle
Ann Woody
630-719-7948
awoody@mortonarb.org

Membership, Annual Fund, and Tribute Programs
Karin L. Jaros
630-725-2043
kjaros@mortonarb.org

Administrative Assistant - Development
Nancy Dowdell
630-725-2027
ndowdell@mortonarb.org