Advisory – News Conference Announcing Large Philanthropic Donation
Contribution To Benefit Children In School Programs
LISLE, IL (May 2, 2007) – The Morton Arboretum will hold a news conference concerning a significant corporate donation on Monday, May 7, at 10 a.m. at the Thornhill Education Center. The endowment will benefit Arboretum school programs, including a program to provide science education to low-income, ethnically diverse schools.
Immediately after the news conference, reporters and photographers may interview and photograph grade-school students and teachers in one of the classes to benefit from this donation. This class will be engaged in science field study amid Arboretum trees, using instruments and other tools. Note: in case of rain, the class will be conducted indoors.
The Arboretum is located at 4100 Illinois Route 53 in Lisle. Follow signs to the “West Side” for the Thornhill Education Center.
The Morton Arboretum is an internationally recognized 1,700-acre outdoor museum with collections of 4,057 kinds of trees, shrubs, and other plants from around the world. The Arboretum's beautiful natural landscapes, gardens, research and education programs, and year-round family activities support its mission – the planting and conservation of trees and other plants for a greener, healthier, and more beautiful world. Conveniently located at I-88 and Rte. 53 in Lisle, Illinois, the Arboretum is open 7 days a week, 365 days a year, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. or sunset, whichever is earlier, Central Time. The Children's Garden is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CDT) and 9:30 to 4 p.m. (CST). Visit www.mortonarb.org or call 630-968-0074 to learn more.
Media Contact: Gina Tedesco, 630-725-2103,