Corporate Support

Corporate partners play a critical role in helping The Morton Arboretum to plant and to protect trees.

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Corporate Support

Over the last century, The Morton Arboretum has been The Champion of Trees—planting, studying, and saving trees locally and around the world.

Your corporate engagement as either a partner or sponsor provides critical support to maintain the Arboretum as a leading center of education and tree research. Your support further demonstrates—to your employees, customers, and clients—your institutional commitment to protecting and conserving trees and the environment. 

Become a Corporate Partner

When you become a corporate partner, you will receive a valuable package that enhances employee benefits, increases corporate recognition, and supports The Morton Arboretum and its ongoing work in tree science, education, and conservation.

The Morton Arboretum gratefully acknowledges its corporate partners who help advance the mission to plant and protect trees for a greener, healthier, more beautiful world.

For more information about the Corporate Partners Program, benefits offered, and how you can make a difference, contact the Development Office at 630-719-5709.

Benefits of Corporate Partnership with the Arboretum

As a corporate partner, your company or business will receive numerous benefits that will help to:

  • Build and strengthen relationships with your clients
  • Stimulate team-building within your organization
  • Enhance your visibility within the environmental community
  • Encourage a healthy, active lifestyle for your employees

Some of the benefits your corporation can enjoy include:

  • Discount on facility rentals
  • Behind-the-scenes tours
  • Conference room privileges for small meetings (subject to availability)
  • One complimentary facility rental (excludes food and beverage)
  • Transferable corporate admission cards for general admittance and parking (each admits four guests)
  • Complimentary parking and general admission to the Arboretum for employees
  • Discount of 20% on Arboretum memberships for employees
  • Complimentary vouchers for Acorn Express tram tours (subject to availability)
  • Complimentary tickets to Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum
  • Complimentary entries to The Champion of Trees 10K or Fall Color 5K Run and Walk
  • And many more, depending on the partnership level.

For more information about the Corporate Partners Program, benefits offered, and how you can make a difference, contact the Development Office at 630-719-5709.

Current Corporate Partners

Amsted Industries
Ball Horticultural Company
Bartlett Tree Experts
BFC
Blistex
BMO Harris
BP America
Chicago White Metal Casting, Inc.
ComEd
Darwill
DuPage Medical Group
Ensono
Exelon Foundation
Fernando Ereneta Financial Group
Growing Place
Hanson Professional Services
Honda of Lisle
International Paper
Invesco QQQ
Lake Effect Brewing Company
Lisle Convention and Visitors Bureau
Molex, Inc.
Morton Salt
Millennium Trust Company
Navistar
Sevan Multi-Site Solutions
Spraying Systems Co.
Sterling Lumber
SunCoke Energy
Sunshine Cleaning Service
U.S. Bank

Corporate Sponsorship

As a corporate sponsor, connect your brand with custom-created exhibitions, compelling events and programs, and the mission of The Morton Arboretum. Increase your exposure and reach the Arboretum’s engaged audience of more than one million annual guests.

Get the flexibility you need with customized partnership opportunities and benefit from excellent business-building and networking opportunities.

For a current list of sponsorship opportunities, view the Arboretum’s upcoming events, exhibitions, and education programs and consider the size of the Arboretum’s audience:

  • 1.3 million annual guests
  • 53,000+ member households (more than 50% of member households earn more than $100,000, more than 81% hold a four-year degree)
  • 350,000 annual guests to the four-acre award-winning Children’s Garden
  • 47,000 annual participants in education programs
  • 100,000+ Facebook followers
  • 16,000+ Instagram followers
  • 13,000+ Twitter followers
  • 2.5 million website users
  • 4.6 million website sessions

Matching Gifts

Provide opportunities to engage your employees in your corporate commitment to conservation and the local community. You can support the efforts of your employees’ engagement with the Arboretum by matching their volunteer hours with a donation. If your company has a matching gift program, you can encourage community service by matching the time your employees spend volunteering at the Arboretum with “dollars for hours.”

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, please contact your human resources department.

If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer, and send it completed and signed with your gift.

The impact of your gift to The Morton Arboretum may be doubled or possibly tripled. Some companies match gifts made by retirees or spouses. Your contribution coupled with your employer’s gift will enable the Arboretum to make a greater difference in its continued work on behalf of tree science and conservation.

In-Kind Giving

Help enhance The Morton Arboretum experience when you provide products and services for day-to-day operations or specific events or activities.

Provide opportunities to engage your employees in your corporate commitment to conservation and the local community. The Arboretum welcomes corporate volunteer groups and individuals to join for natural areas workdays, special events, or projects. By planning a volunteer service event with the Arboretum, you can create a memorable and enriching experience for your employees.

 

One Percent for the Planet

The Arboretum is a nonprofit recipient of One Percent for the Planet, a global network of businesses that donate one percent of annual sales directly to organizations addressing critical environmental issues. Each time you purchase a product or service featuring the One Percent for the Planet logo, it helps to protect the planet.