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Make a donation

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.

 

  • 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.

    • 10% discount at The Arboretum Store
    • 10% discount at the Ginko Restaurant and Cafe
    • 15% discount on education programs
    • Annual Thornhill Circle Recognition Event
    • Concierge services
    • FREE admission 365 days a year
    • FREE admission to the Children's Garden
    • FREE bicycling every day (your own or rental)
    • FREE parking
    • FREE snowshoeing or cross-country skiing (your own or rental)
    • FREE subscription to ArbConnect e-newsletter
    • FREE subscription to Greenmatters newsletter
    • FREE subscription to Seasons quarterly publication
    • Invitation to Annual Dinner Party
    • Invitation to Donor Plant Sale and Glass Pumpkin Patch preview events
    • Invitation to signature trustee-hosted fundraising events
    • Invitation to Spring Home Gardening Seminar
    • Previews to exhibits and special events
    • Priority registration for special events
    • Privileges at Sterling Morton Library
    • Reciprocal privileges at 270+ arboreta and gardens across North America
    • Recognition on Visitor Center Donor Panel
    • Thornhill Circle Dinner and Discussion programs
    • Two double-discount days at The Arboretum Store
    • Unlimited FREE Acorn Express tram tour tickets
    • VIP registration for kids' Summer Science Camp
  • 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. 

    • 10% discount at The Arboretum Store
    • 10% discount at the Ginko Restaurant and Cafe
    • 15% discount on education programs
    • Annual Thornhill Circle Recognition Event
    • Concierge services
    • FREE admission 365 days a year
    • FREE admission to the Children's Garden
    • FREE bicycling every day (your own or rental)
    • FREE parking
    • FREE snowshoeing or cross-country skiing (your own or rental)
    • FREE subscription to ArbConnect e-newsletter
    • FREE subscription to Greenmatters newsletter
    • FREE subscription to Seasons quarterly publication
    • Invitation to Annual Dinner Party
    • Invitation to Donor Plant Sale and Glass Pumpkin Patch preview events
    • Invitation to signature trustee-hosted fundraising events
    • Invitation to Spring Home Gardening Seminar
    • Previews to exhibits and special events
    • Priority registration for special events
    • Privileges at Sterling Morton Library
    • Reciprocal privileges at 270+ arboreta and gardens across North America
    • Recognition on Visitor Center Donor Panel
    • Thornhill Circle Dinner and Discussion programs
    • Two double-discount days at The Arboretum Store
    • Unlimited FREE Acorn Express tram tour tickets
    • VIP registration for kids' Summer Science Camp
  • 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.

    • 10% discount at The Arboretum Store
    • 10% discount at the Ginko Restaurant and Cafe
    • 15% discount on education programs
    • Annual Thornhill Circle Recognition Event
    • Concierge services
    • FREE admission 365 days a year
    • FREE admission to the Children's Garden
    • FREE bicycling every day (your own or rental)
    • FREE parking
    • FREE snowshoeing or cross-country skiing (your own or rental)
    • FREE subscription to ArbConnect e-newsletter
    • FREE subscription to Greenmatters newsletter
    • FREE subscription to Seasons quarterly publication
    • Invitation to Annual Dinner Party
    • Invitation to Donor Plant Sale and Glass Pumpkin Patch preview events
    • Invitation to signature trustee-hosted fundraising events
    • Invitation to Spring Home Gardening Seminar
    • Previews to exhibits and special events
    • Priority registration for special events
    • Privileges at Sterling Morton Library
    • Reciprocal privileges at 270+ arboreta and gardens across North America
    • Recognition on Visitor Center Donor Panel
    • Thornhill Circle Dinner and Discussion programs
    • Two double-discount days at The Arboretum Store
    • Unlimited FREE Acorn Express tram tour tickets
    • VIP registration for kids' Summer Science Camp
  • 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. You may choose to divide your gift into monthly payments and become a member of the Sustaining Club.

    • 10% discount at The Arboretum Store
    • 10% discount at the Ginko Restaurant and Cafe
    • 15% discount on education programs
    • Annual Thornhill Circle Recognition Event
    • Concierge services
    • FREE admission 365 days a year
    • FREE admission to the Children's Garden
    • FREE bicycling every day (your own or rental)
    • FREE parking
    • FREE snowshoeing or cross-country skiing (your own or rental)
    • FREE subscription to ArbConnect e-newsletter
    • FREE subscription to Greenmatters newsletter
    • FREE subscription to Seasons quarterly publication
    • Invitation to Annual Dinner Party
    • Invitation to Donor Plant Sale and Glass Pumpkin Patch preview events
    • Invitation to Spring Home Gardening Seminar
    • Previews to exhibits and special events
    • Priority registration for special events
    • Privileges at Sterling Morton Library
    • Reciprocal privileges at 270+ arboreta and gardens across North America
    • Recognition on Visitor Center Donor Panel
    • Thornhill Circle Dinner and Discussion programs
    • Two double-discount days at The Arboretum Store
    • Unlimited FREE Acorn Express tram tour tickets
    • VIP registration for kids' Summer Science Camp
  • 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. Divide your gift into monthly payments and join the Sustaining Club.

    • 10 FREE Acorn Express tram tour tickets
    • 10% discount at The Arboretum Store
    • 10% discount at the Ginko Restaurant and Cafe
    • 15% discount on education programs
    • FREE admission 365 days a year
    • FREE admission to the Children's Garden
    • FREE bicycling every day (your own or rental)
    • FREE parking
    • FREE snowshoeing or cross-country skiing (your own or rental)
    • 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
    • Invitation to Annual Dinner Party
    • Invitation to Donor Plant Sale and Glass Pumpkin Patch preview events
    • Invitation to Spring Home Gardening Seminar
    • Invitation to the New Partner Reception
    • Previews to exhibits and special events
    • Priority registration for special events
    • Privileges at Sterling Morton Library
    • Reciprocal privileges at 270+ arboreta and gardens across North America
    • Two double-discount days at The Arboretum Store
    • VIP registration for kids' Summer Science Camp
  • Friend

    (

    $250 - $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." You may divide your gift into monthly payments and become a member of the Sustaining Club

    • 10% discount at The Arboretum Store
    • 10% discount at the Ginko Restaurant and Cafe
    • 15% discount on education programs
    • 8 FREE Acorn Express tram tour tickets
    • FREE admission 365 days a year
    • FREE admission to the Children's Garden
    • FREE bicycling every day (your own or rental)
    • FREE parking
    • FREE snowshoeing or cross-country skiing (your own or rental)
    • 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
    • Invitation to Annual Dinner Party
    • Invitation to Donor Plant Sale and Glass Pumpkin Patch preview events
    • Invitation to the New Friend Reception
    • Previews to exhibits and special events
    • Priority registration for special events
    • Privileges at Sterling Morton Library
    • Reciprocal privileges at 270+ arboreta and gardens across North America
    • Two double-discount days at The Arboretum Store
    • VIP registration for kids' Summer Science Camp
  • Other

    (

    Under $250 

    )

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

    • Contributing to a greener, healther, more beautiful world