Centennial

Be Part of The Morton Arboretum’s Second Century

Make a gift to celebrate 100 years of progress
for trees and people.

Centennial

Show Your Support for Trees and People

The Morton Arboretum has grown and flourished for 100 years with the generous help of donors who care about trees and people. There are many ways for you to be a part of the Arboretum’s second century. Your generosity will help propel the Arboretum forward, and your gift today could have an even greater impact thanks to a matching gift challenge.

Make a gift

The Hamill Family Foundation is investing in the Arboretum’s future with a generous $1 million matching gift opportunity to inspire philanthropic gifts from Arboretum donors and members.

Planned Giving

Leave Your Legacy

Joy Morton left his legacy in founding the Arboretum, and you can leave your own legacy with a planned gift. By including the Arboretum in your will or other estate plans, you generously ensure that the Arboretum’s mission and programs will continue for generations to come. The Hamill Family Foundation will make a cash gift to the Arboretum for every newly documented estate gift.

Learn more: Leave Your Legacy

Hamill Family Foundation
Second Century Challenge

Gifts of $500-$9,999 will be matched 1:1.

Gifts of $10,000-$25,000 will be matched 2:1.

Newly documented estate gifts will be matched with a cash gift of $1,922 to the Arboretum.

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Show Your Support

Every Gift Counts

There are many ways for you to be a part of the Second Century Challenge. Please consider making a gift to celebrate the Arboretum’s centennial and help it achieve even greater impact in the next 100 years. Any level of support makes a difference and is greatly appreciated. Your gift today could have an even greater impact thanks to a matching gift challenge from the Hamill Family Foundation. Learn more about special recognition opportunities and benefits for gifts of $100 or more and new planned gift commitments.

Recognition opportunities and benefits

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Please visit our giving page to make a gift online. Or you can send a check noting “Second Century Challenge” in the memo line to:
    THE MORTON ARBORETUM
    Development Office
    PO BOX 773368
    CHICAGO IL 60677-3368

  • Please contact the Development office by emailing donorrelations@mortonarb.org or by calling 630-725-2027.

  • Please email donorrelations@mortonarb.org for instructions and assistance in making your gift.

  • Upgraded membership support gifts of $500 or greater will count toward the match up to $9,999. For example, if you increase your annual support from $1,500 to $2,000, your $2,000 gift will be eligible for a 1:1 match. Upgraded support that is $10,000-$25,000 is matched 2:1.

  • We are happy to designate your gift evenly to support all three areas. Use the giving link to make your choice under “Giving Priorities.”

  • A gift that is made in addition to membership constitutes a new gift.

  • The Hamill Family Foundation is looking to be able to match as many gifts as possible up to $1M. Please contact the Development office for more specific information about your gift.

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Be part of The Morton Arboretum’s second century. Make a gift to celebrate 100 years of work for trees and people.

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