Celebrate loved ones, treasured moments, or significant milestones in your life while furthering the Arboretum’s mission to plant and protect trees for a greener, healthier, and more beautiful world.
Tribute gift options include individual tribute gifts for an honoree or the dedication of a bridge, tree, bench, brick, or Sterling Morton Library book. All tribute supporters receive an acknowledgment for their gifts. Tribute donors who make an individual tribute gift of $2,500 or more also receive a complimentary membership.
When establishing The Morton Arboretum as a designated charity to honor a loved one, please reach out to the Tribute Coordinator to establish a tribute account in their name.
Suggested language for a celebration of life, obituary, or other event is as follows: “In lieu of flowers or gifts donations are appreciated to The Morton Arboretum through their Tribute Gifts page: Tribute Gifts.”
Note: To make an individual tribute gift honoring someone special choose the option “Donation for honoree”. Please list the honoree’s full name at the prompt.
The Arboretum maintains a carefully monitored ecosystem and does not allow for human or animal ashes to be distributed on its grounds. We offer a variety of options to provide tributes to loved ones who have a deep connection to The Morton Arboretum.
Revisions to tribute dedications on established tribute items (bridge, bench or tree) may be arranged with the Tribute Coordinator for an additional fee.