Individuals, Organizations and Corporations can choose to support the Aurora Community Arboretum by making a donation to the Arboretum. The minimum donation is $50.

All donations are paid to the Town of Aurora. This process allows the Town to issue a charitable receipt to the donor. The entire donation is then passed by the Town to the Arboretum, where the funds are used to support our work.

Friend of the Arboretum

Donations of $50 or more qualify the donor as a "Friend of the Arboretum" for a calendar year. ‘Friend’ status includes participation and voting status as a Member. A Charitable Receipt will be issued by the Town of Aurora.

To become a Friend of the Arboretum, contact us.

Commemorative Program

Trees

Donors of $1500 can have a Commemorative Tree to recognize an individual or event. Specimen trees that are well-established are available for the Commemorative process. Appropriate signage is prepared that includes a brief donor's comment and is installed on a metal post in front of the selected tree. Donors are granted Friend of the Arboretum status until the end of the calendar year following the donation. A Charitable Receipt for the full amount will be issued to the donor by the Town of Aurora.

Benches

Donors of $1500 or more can have a standard park bench installed in one of our selected locations with an appropriate commemorative plaque attached. Donors of benches are granted Friend of the Arboretum status until the end of the calendar year following the donation. A Charitable Receipt for the full amount will be issued to the donor by the Town of Aurora.

To start the Donation process for a Commemorative Tree, Shrub or Bench, contact the Arboretum.