Friends of the Arboretum (FOA) is a nonprofit membership organization that supports the UW–Madison Arboretum’s work and mission. Since 1962, FOA has provided volunteer and financial support for community outreach and education. 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
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.