Friends of the Arboretum (FOA) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that supports Arboretum teaching, outreach, and research activities. Since 1982, FOA has offered time, talent, and financial support toward the growth and development of the Arboretum. Membership in the Friends is a commitment to the principles and practice of ecological restoration.

Benefits of Friends Membership

Benefits of Friends membership include:

  • NewsLeaf, our monthly member newsletter, which includes Arboretum news, articles about restoration and conservation, staff columns, calendar of events, and FOA announcements
  • Regional, national, and international trips organized by FOA and led by experts
  • Discounted registration for the popular Luncheon-Lectures series featuring noted speakers
  • Discounted registration for most Arboretum classes and paid educational events, including Earth Focus Day Camp
  • 10 percent discount at the annual Native Plant Sale and in the Arboretum Bookstore
  • Access to the Nature Photography Group

Membership levels

Yearly membership contributions for individuals and families are available at several levels:

  • Member $40
  • Supporting Member $70 (member benefits + $5 bookstore certificate)
  • Sustaining Member $125 (member benefits + $5 bookstore certificate & special gift)
  • Legacy Member $300 (member benefits + $10 bookstore certificate & special gift)
  • Patron Member $1,000 (member benefits + $50 bookstore certificate & special gift)
  • Life Member $5,000 (member benefits + $75 bookstore certificate & special gift)

Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.