Support the Arboretum now
through various avenues of giving!

Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Arizona's oldest botanical garden, became this treasure and oasis as a result of friends like you who provide financial support to ensure a quality experience for everyone who visits the Arboretum.

If you are not a current donor, we invite you to make a gift to Boyce Thompson Arboretum that will have an impact on programs, facilities and projects needed to maintain, preserve and improve the 320 beautiful acres of natural and botanical landscapes that create a living classroom for adults and children.

Your tax-deductible donation provides the critically needed support to build upon the vision of the Arboretum's founder, Colonel William Boyce Thompson. He hoped in the 1920's when he planted the eucalyptus grove and the Boojum trees that they would be spectacular for our viewing. Colonel Thompson knew it would take 75 to 100 years for the eucalyptus forest to reach the 'Wow" stage. Aren't we fortunate to have this treasure to enjoy? Your contribution continues the legacy.

We invite you to be a part of the generous community of donors who have the commitment and foresight to join the Arboretum's vision for the future. Please contact us to learn about the most effective way for you to contribute.

You can help continue the legacy!
Any gift you can make is greatly appreciated.

Annual Fund

Your gift touches all operational components of the Arboretum, such as horticulture displays, educational outreach and maintenance of our world-wide arid lands living collections, while supporting the organization's mission.

Tribute or Special Occasion Gifts

Show how you care! Give a gift in honor of loved ones for special occasions such as birthday, wedding, engagement, anniversary, birth of a child or grandchild, Mother's Day, Father's Day or as an expression of sympathy. Personal acknowledgement is sent to the individual or family being honored, without reference to the size of the gift, and your tribute or special occasion donation is listed in the Arboretum's newsletter.

Lasting Tribute Gifts

The Arboretum offers you the unique opportunity to recognize family and friends with a bench dedicated in their honor. Benches can be dedicated for $5,000 each in the botanical areas throughout the Arboretum. The name of the honoree is engraved on a bronze plate affixed to the bench.

As the donor, your visits to the Arboretum will be more personal than ever. When you stop to rest at your special place, reading the inscription will add another dimension to your experience at Boyce Thompson Arboretum.

Foundation Giving

Are you affiliated with a grant-making foundation or a family foundation? If you are, we would like to talk to you about a variety of projects and programs in need of funding. The Arboretum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and has needs ranging from major capital projects to small equipment, from school educational programs to disadvantaged children's programs to preservation of Boyce Thompson Arboretum's collection of rare and unusual arid land botanicals.

Planned Giving Opportunities

We invite you to be a part of shaping and developing Boyce Thompson Arboretum's future through a planned gift. Not only will your gift create a legacy for you and your family, it will reflect your interests and values while meeting the Arboretum's mission.

There are many ways to offer support by donating cash, stock, appreciated assets or real property. Please call 520-689-2723 for more information; we will be glad to answer questions and discuss your legacy in confidence.


Use Your IRA to make a charitable gift to Boyce Thompson Arboretum!

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