Support Our Capital Campaign
The Arboretum Foundation is conducting a multi-year, multi-phased campaign to help fund the Arboretum’s comprehensive Master Plan, adopted in 2001. Implementing the Plan will take twenty or more years and require an estimated $60+ million in private and public funding support.
Some major capital projects in the Plan have already been completed, including:
- Duck Bay shoreline restoration (2005)
- Installation of new irrigation mainlines to serve the entire Arboretum (2004 to present)
- Construction of the new Japanese Garden Entry Gatehouse (2008 to 2009)
- Phase 1 of the Pacific Connections Garden (2005 to 2008)
- Gateway to Chile Garden, Phase 2 of Pacific Connections (2009 to 2010)
Our capital campaign is currently focussed on completing Phase 2 of Pacific Connections, which includes the planting of the New Zealand and Cascadia forest gardens. Our goal is to raise $4.5 million to help finish construction and provide a permanent endowment that ensures the maintenance and care of these gardens for generations to come.
The current capital campaign is part a larger fundraising initiative, launched in summer 2012, to raise $5.5 million over a period of two years. In addition to the $4.5 million for Pacific Connections, we are also aiming to raise $1 million for general endowment, which will become the backbone for our continued funding of important day-to-day programs in the Arboretum such as Youth Education and the Arborist and Tree Care Program.
Thanks to some very generous recent gifts and bequests—from donors such as Kathleen Ogle, Joy Spurr, Barbara M. Williams, Trudy and Harold Stack, and the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation—we have already raised more than $1.9 million.
How You Can Help