Established in 1962, Friends of the Arboretum (FOA) is a nonprofit organization that supports the UW–Madison Arboretum’s work and mission. Being a Friend demonstrates a commitment to the principles and practice of ecological restoration. Friends’ contributions support Arboretum community outreach, education, volunteer programs, land care projects, and research.
Be a Friend, Support the Arboretum
To become a Friend or renew your Friends support, make a contribution online.
You can also download a contribution form and mail it to the Arboretum.
Benefits of Being a Friend
- NewsLeaf, the quarterly member newsletter, which includes FOA news and announcements as well as a calendar of events, and The LEAF, the electronic newsletter periodically sent to Friends with updates
- Early/priority registration for FOA events, including day trips and the popular Luncheon-Lectures series featuring noted speakers
- Early in-person shopping opportunity at the annual Native Plant Sale
Yearly contributions for individuals and families are suggested at several levels:
- Supporting Friend $70
- Sustaining Friend $125
- Legacy Friend $300
- Patron Friend $1,000
- Life Friend $5,000
You can also enter an amount of your choice in the contribution form. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.