The arborvitae tree has evergreen leaves through all seasons, and its historic medicinal properties sustained the lives of native peoples and explorers for centuries. How fitting then, that the Arborvitae Society comprises individuals who are committed to nurturing and supporting The Morton Arboretum through time.
Members of the Arborvitae Society help the Arboretum create a greener future for all. By including the Arboretum in their wills or other estate plans, they generously ensure that our mission and programs will continue for generations to come.
Join the Arborvitae Society and become an advocate for a world where both trees and people thrive.
Arborvitae Society BenefitsAs an Arborvitae Society member, you establish a personal legacy of support for The Morton Arboretum. In appreciation of your vision and generosity, we thank you with:
- Annual Arborvitae Society Recognition Event
- Opportunity to schedule a private Arboretum tour
- Personal assistance with visits to the Arboretum
- Special recognition in annual contributor listings, SEASONS, Perennial Report, and on donor wall
- Invitations to exclusive donor events
There are many ways to make a planned or deferred gift, and they are explored in greater detail under "Planned Giving." If chosen carefully, the gift will have great benefits for both you and The Morton Arboretum. One of the simplest ways to make a planned gift is through a simple bequest. The following is an example: "I devise and bequeath [X% of my estate] OR [$_______ specific dollar amount] OR [the residue of my estate] to: The Morton Arboretum, of Lisle, Illinois, an Illinois not-for-profit charitable organization.*
*denotes legal name of The Morton Arboretum.