Evergreen: The Gala for The Morton Arboretum

The annual fundraising event is set for September 18, 2021.

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The annual fundraising event, Evergreen: The Gala for The Morton Arboretum, supports the institution’s mission to plant and protect trees for a greener, healthier, and more beautiful world.

The gala advances the Arboretum’s leading-edge science, benefiting trees locally and globally as they face increased threats.

In 2020, the event raised a record amount of nearly half a million in funds for tree-focused research, outreach, and programs. Evergreen supports the organization’s enduring impact and contributes to the preservation of the Arboretum’s beauty and value for generations to come.

If you are interested in supporting Evergreen or have questions, contact Natalie Knight, senior donor relations manager.

The 2020 Evergreen Host Committee was led by:

  • Susan and Chris Burke
  • Tom Tyler and Chris Bobowski
  • Sterling and Zech Decker
  • Lee Ann and Mark Gossett
  • Angela and Jim Jensen
  • Liz and Steve Van Arsdell
  • Kristyn and Michael Van Eekeren
  • Oriana and Adam Van Someren


Your support is vital to the Arboretum, where the power of trees makes a positive impact on people’s lives.

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