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.

Learn more about the Evergreen Gala and how you can support this important fundraiser by contacting Natalie Knight, senior donor relations manager.

2021 Evergreen Host Committee:

  • Susan and Chris Burke
  • Sterling and Zech Decker
  • Lee Ann and Mark Gossett
  • Angela and Jim Jensen
  • Tom Tyler and Chris Bobowski
  • 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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