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Arboretum Tribute Program

The Arboretum Tribute Program provides an opportunity to make a meaningful and lasting gift in honor or memory of family or friends. Tribute gifts support the Arboretum's mission to promote the conservation and restoration of the Chesapeake Bay region's native landscapes through education, research, cultural, and recreational programs. All gifts are tax-deductible. Contact Kellen McCluskey to discuss the following options.

Tribute Benches or Wave Hill Chairs
A tribute bench ($3,000) or Wave Hill chair ($500) can be named for honored or memorialized individuals with an engraved plaque. The Arboretum will provide the donor with a choice of locations for placement of the bench. 

Custom Tribute Gifts
Arboretum staff is pleased to work with you to create a meaningful and enduring tribute to your family or friends. Tribute donations may be used to support a particular program or initiative, such as a specific garden or a program. 

Recognition of Your Tribute Gift
Donors to the Tribute Program are recognized in the Arboretum's annual report and recorded in the Tribute Book, available for viewing in the Visitor’s Center. A card acknowledging the donation will be sent to the honored individual or family of the memorialized individual, without reference to the size of the gift.

Tribute or memorial contributions may be made by phone or by mailing a check to the Arboretum. Contact Kellen McCluskey at 410-634-2847, ext. 34 or by email for more information about creating a special tribute gift for your loved one.