How Will You Leave Your Legacy?

Your gift helps The Morton Arboretum maintain its commitment to encourage the planting and conservation of trees and other plants for a greener, healthier, and more beautiful world.

There are many ways to make charitable contributions, and every gift helps The Morton Arboretum inspire visitors to appreciate, learn about, plant, and protect trees. When you make a gift, you will become part of our Arborvitae Society and an important part of the future of The Morton Arboretum, and our world.

We invite you to join us. Please consider a confidential, no-obligation conversation to start this journey with us.

The Arborvitae Society

Those who remember The Morton Arboretum in a will, trust, or other legacy gift are welcomed into the Arborvitae Society. Planned gifts of all sizes help support our mission to collect and study trees, shrubs, and other plants from around the world, to display them across naturally beautiful landscapes for people to study and enjoy, and to learn how to grow them in ways that enhance our environment.

Members of the Arborvitae Society help the Arboretum create a greener future for all. We are grateful for those individuals who are committed to nurturing and supporting The Morton Arboretum through time, and would like to invite you to join them. We look forward to seeing our membership grow each year and thank you for exploring some planned giving options.

If you've included The Morton Arboretum in your charitable plans or intend to do so, please let us know. Sharing your intentions allows the Arboretum to plan for the future.


The Most Popular Planned Gifts

Current Gift Options

Let's Talk

There are many giving options available to you, such as naming The Morton Arboretum as a beneficiary in your will and charitable gift annuities that provide steady income for you and your family during your lifetime. For more information, please find our contact info below, or submit this form.

Contact Us

Jessica Anderson
Major and Planned Giving Officer
(630) 725-2146

If you are working with a professional advisor or advising a donor, here's a useful guide for including The Morton Arboretum in a charitable estate plan.

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