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.

To become a Friend, download this form and mail it to the Arboretum. At this time we are not able to take Friends’ contributions online.

Benefits of Becoming a Friend

  • NewsLeaf, the quarterly member newsletter, which includes FOA news and announcements as well as a calendar of events
  • Early/priority registration for FOA events including the popular Luncheon-Lectures series featuring noted speakers
  • Discount at the annual Native Plant Sale

Contribution Levels

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

  • Friend $40
  • Supporting Friend $70
  • Sustaining Friend $125
  • Legacy Friend $300
  • Patron Friend $1,000
  • Life Friend $5,000

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