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This year’s GiveBIG Spring Appeal was a another tremendous success! More than 210 generous donors contributed over $60,000 in support of sustainability, plant biodiversity, and environmental stewardship at the Arboretum. About 150 of those gifts came through the GiveBIG website on May 5 and 6; the other 60+ were mailed in to us in response to our GiveBIG appeal letter.

A HUGE thanks to everyone who donated! You helped us meet—and far surpass—our goal. Your investment is vital to maintaining this unique natural and cultural resource for all to enjoy.

We know that the Arboretum has been an important source of respite and renewal for many during the current health crisis. It also lifted our spirits to read some of the testimonials that came in during GiveBIG:

  • “As for so many people, the Arboretum is a sanctuary for me.”
  • “The gorgeous trees and flowers, the spectacular, fragrant Winter Garden, and all the different smells and sights the Arboretum has to offer in each season make it a truly special place. Thank you!”
  • “I love the Arboretum and am grateful for its existence.”
  • “Thank you for the beautiful, soul-preserving space…such a healing place in these tough times.”
  • “Thank you for all your hard work!”

A special thanks to 501 Commons for hosting this amazing annual online giving event for our city and state.