The University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum
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Your gift to care for the trees in the Matthaei Botanical Gardens Bonsai and Penjing Garden can be doubled until November 25, 2015! Learn more...
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Gifts to Matthaei-Nichols help provide for places of hope that encourage environmental action while offering restorative landscapes.

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Laurel Ridge Trail
Laurel Ridge Trail

Your Gift Makes a Difference!
 
Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum (MBGNA) relies on the generosity and involvement of donors for all that we do. From membership gifts that provide discretionary money to be used wherever the need or opportunity is greatest, to major gifts that dramatically further our mission, your gifts make a difference.

The University of Michigan has embarked on a high-profile fundraising campaign, notable for its intensive goals to financially help students. Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum enrich and, in many ways, complete the university... Join Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum and help support our work in environmental education, stewardship, and enjoyment. Membership is a wonderful way to show your support, stay connected, and receive many exclusive benefits... Give a unique gift to celebrate or remember friends and family. Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum can help you commemorate a special occasion or remember a loved one with an enduring gift... The top two funding priorities that Director Robert E. Grese has identified for the final five years of his term will add a Bonsai & Penjing Display Garden and a Great Lakes Garden to Matthaei Botanical Gardens... Leave a lasting legacy to a well-loved place through planned giving. Planned giving offers the opportunity to make a larger gift than is possible within one's lifetime... Endowments are a wonderful way to make a lasting gift. We have endowments to provide for research, caring of gardens and natural areas and student scholarships. You can create an endowment for $25,000 and that money will grow each year. Your gift will last a lifetime...

Donors made possible the generous land gifts for our sites, first the Nichols family in 1906 and then from the Matthaei family fifty years later. To name just a few, the Conservatory, the Reader Center, the Peony and Gateway Gardens, Heathdale and the Herb Knot Garden, riverfront and trail improvements as well as education programs and scholarships all have been made possible through gifts. And because MBGNA is part of the University of Michigan, your gift goes further here. U-M covers our operating expenses, so your donation goes directly to the things you love most.

For further information about these and other types of giving, please contact Gayle Steiner at gayles@umich.edu, 734-647-7847 or click here to use our interactive comment form to submit your inquiry.


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