Ways to Give
Support our Mission
Support our mission of education, conservation and preservation by making a donation or becoming a member of the Fullerton Arboretum. Membership contributions are tax deductible as prescribed by law. It is easy to make a donation online where you can help to fund:
- Scholarships for California State University, Fullerton students pursuing advanced degrees in Biology and History.
- The care and growth of the living collections of Fullerton Arboretum.
- The care and maintenance of Heritage House.
- A Memorial Gift to honor a friend or loved one.
Fullerton Arboretum holds an extraordinary collection of trees from nearly every country in the world. The Fullerton Arboretum Sponsor-a-Tree Program supports the annual care of a select number of trees in the arboretum and our Level IV accreditation because healthy trees (particularly rare and threatened species) ensure offspring (germplasm) for tomorrow's plants. Your tax-deductible gift will directly fund the care for a specific tree in the garden for a period of 1 year. Your gift will be recognized by a personalized sign placed near the tree. Our Sponsor-a-Tree program is a meaningful way to honor a loved one, celebrate a milestone birthday, a special occasion or to show your love for your favorite Arboretum tree. For trees in need of a sponsor and gift amount, please contact the Development Office at (657) 278-4798 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Honor a loved one or a special occasion by purchasing a garden bench including your personalized inscription on a brass plaque. Throughout the arboretum, we have identified a limited number of locations that provide an ideal setting for distinctive wood benches where one can relax and enjoy the view. Your tax-deductible gift of $10,000 provides important support for Fullerton Arboretum and places a bench in the garden for a fixed term of 10 years. For details on purchasing a garden bench, contact the Development Office at (657)278-4798 or email@example.com
Planned Gifts — Planting the Seed of a Legacy
Charitable bequests and beneficiary designations are easy ways to “plant the seeds” of a future gift for the Arboretum. By designating the Arboretum as a beneficiary of a qualified retirement account or life insurance policy, you can provide a significant gift to the Arboretum.
There are several advantages to both bequests and beneficiary designation gifts:
- Revocable — You can modify or revoke the gift at any time during your lifetime.
- Avoid Probate — Bequests and beneficiary designations avoid the probate process.
- Simple — Consult your estate attorney or simply fill out a brief beneficiary designation form provided by the plan or account administrator.
If you are interested in establishing your legacy and making a lasting impact at the Arboretum, please visit csufplannedgift.org or contact our Office of Planned Giving at 657-278-3947 or CSUFPlannedGift@fullerton.edu.
We normally do not accept plant specimens as donations. If a plant is rare or unusual we may want to add it to our collections, but there is a high risk of disease transmission from foreign plants. Please contact our front desk at 657-278-3407 or firstname.lastname@example.org to see if your plant would be a suitable addition to our collections.