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November 29, 2016

Following a day for giving thanks and days for getting deals, we now have #GivingTuesday — a day for giving back.

As you check off your gift giving list, add another recipient … The Dawes Arboretum!

There are many ways to share your abundance with The Arboretum:

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Membership in The Dawes Arboretum is the best way to keep informed of Arboretum activities and at the same time support our mission of increasing the love and knowledge of trees, history and the natural world. Whether you are looking to receive regular updates on events, show your support for this wonderful community resource, or benefit from discounts on programming—Arboretum membership is for you! More Info >

Gift Publicly Traded Securities

Donating to The Dawes Arboretum is easy and convenient! To gift shares of publicly traded securities, instruct your broker to use the following delivery instructions: The Northern Trust Company (DTC #2669) / Park National Bank, Custodian Acct. #17-88268 / FBO: The Dawes Arboretum

Leave A Legacy

Many giving vehicles are available to help you leave a legacy, including wills, life insurance, and retirement plans. The Arboretum’s Roots Club offers special benefits for planned giving donors. We also have opportunities to label benches and trees for yourself or a loved one – a great gift for the holidays.

Volunteer Your Time

Consider lending your time and talent to The Arboretum. There are many options available including indoor and outdoor activities. Contact our Community Engagement Coordinator, Leslie Bline at 740.323.2355 ext. 1209 or

By supporting The Arboretum, you can make a difference in offering the gift of nature education to our community.


storybook-science      $10/month could provide a hands-on activity for 25 preschoolers each month.

The Dawes Arboretum hosts Storybook Science each month for local preschoolers at no cost to families!

Give $10/month now!


untitled-design-3A $50 one-time gift could supply seed for the bird watching garden for 10 days.                          

The Arboretum hosts a bird watching group every Friday and Saturday morning through January.

Donate $50 now!



A $250 one-time gift could send two local children to a week of nature camp.

Camp Dawes teaches kids about trees, history and nature through hands-on nature investigations and garden art.

 Give $250 now!

For other giving options, such as in-kind stock certificates, open-end mutual funds or closely held assets, contact Director of Development, Erin Prescott at 740.323.2355 ext. 1254 or