Donate to the Arboretum
Giving to a Specific Fund
Current top priorities for funding include:
Director’s Discretionary Fund
This fund provides an annual source of support to meet the most immediate needs of the Arboretum. Some examples of this may include emergency trail repairs, incorporating more green initiatives, updating software, or the ability to send representatives to a necessary professional development conference.
Ed Hasselkus’ Curator Endowment Fund
Home to the premier collection of trees, shrubs and vines in Wisconsin, the Longenecker Horticultural Gardens provide an unparalleled resource for University of Wisconsin-Madison teaching, public enjoyment and woody plant evaluation. $1.2 million is urgently needed to ensure a permanent curator to nurture and continue to shape the tree, shrub and vine collections. Gifts to this fund will be matched by a $150,000 Challenge Grant from the Friends of the Arboretum. More Information
Arboretum Research Fund
Your contribution to this fund takes a strong research tradition established by Aldo Leopold and others into the future. The fund supports student, staff and faculty research into important ecological and land management questions. Research areas include restoration ecology, conservation, invasive species, ecosystem services, the urban interface and climate change.