Plan Your Legacy

Support The Morton Arboretum with a gift in your will, trust, or other estate plans.

Planned Giving

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.

There are many ways to make charitable contributions, and every gift helps the Arboretum inspire guests to appreciate, learn about, plant, and protect trees. Become a cherished member of the 1922 Legacy Society when you support the Arboretum through a planned gift in a will, trust, or another legacy gift. For a limited time, newly documented gifts will be matched by the Hamill Family Foundation with a cash gift of $1,922 in celebration of the Arboretum’s centennial year. Contact us to learn more and discuss gift options.

Ways to Give

As a 1922 Legacy Society member, you establish a personal legacy of support for the Arboretum.

Reasons to Plan
Your Gift

In appreciation of your vision and generosity, you will receive special benefits and recognition:

Annual 1922 Legacy Society Recognition Event

Opportunity to schedule a private tour of the Arboretum

Personal assistance with visits to the Arboretum

Invitations to exclusive donor events

Recognition in annual contributor listings

Seasons, the Perennial Report, and on the donor wall in the Visitor Center

Advisor Guide

If you’re working with a professional advisor or advising a donor, this guide can help you include the Arboretum in your charitable estate plan.

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Not Sure How to Plan Your Gift? Let’s Talk.

There are so many options for giving a legacy gift to the Arboretum. Development staff are available to help you talk through the best options for you and your family. Contact Jessica Anderson, major and planned giving officer, at or (630) 725-2146 to discuss the best way forward.

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With your generous contribution, the Arboretum will remain a cherished place of enjoyment and respite.

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