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.
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.
Through a provision in your written and executed will, you can make a gift in the form of cash, securities, real estate or personal property. There are many types of bequests. Choose the one that best fits your needs and intentions.Download Bequest Language
You can turn underperforming assets (stock, cash in a savings account, CDs, savings bonds, etc.) into a gift to The Morton Arboretum that provides income to you. Your Charitable Gift Annuity will give you quarterly, fixed payments for life and tax benefits, too.Download Beneficiary Form
Naming The Morton Arboretum as the beneficiary of a qualified retirement plan asset such as a 401(k), 403(b), IRA, Keogh, profit-sharing pension plan or other donor-advised funds, will accomplish a charitable goal while realizing significant tax savings.Download Beneficiary Form
Name The Morton Arboretum as a beneficiary of your donor advised fund. Designate us to receive all or a portion of the balance of your fund through your fund administrator (you can also make a grant to us at any time from your donor-advised fund). The balance in your fund passes to Morton when the fund terminates.Contact Us
If you're 70 1/2 or older, you can make a gift directly from your IRA to The Morton Arboretum. While there is no charitable deduction for a rollover gift, you do avoid the income tax on the donated portion of your required minimum distribution.Download IRA Gift Info
When you donate appreciated stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares instead of cash, you'll receive charitable deductions at full, fair market value while reducing capital gains impact.Download Stock Transfer Info
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.