Annual Giving

Please consider making a generous gift to the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden's annual appeal. Your donation will help sustain the Arboretum’s plant collections, public gardens, and educational programs, and ensure that the Arboretum continues to strengthen its role as a physical and programmatic gateway to UC Davis.

Each year the Friends annual appeal focuses on supporting a differrent aspect of the Arboretum's programs and gardens based on current needs and priorities. To learn more about two areas the Friends have supported through annual giving, download our Learning by Leading booklet and Family Programs brochure.

If you are interested in making a year-end gift for tax purposes, gifts by check must be postmarked on or before December 31. Or make a donation by credit card anytime via UC Davis’ secure website at: Make a Gift to the UC Davis Arboretum . If you have additional questions about making a contribution, please contact Suzanne Ullensvang at (530) 752-8324 or sullensvang@ucdavis.edu.

Because the Arboretum has no admission fee, it does not have access to the funding that other museums or cultural organizations utilize to support basic operations. Every year the Arboretum must raise over half of its budget. With significant state budget cuts in recent years, donor contributions to the Friends to support the Arboretum and Public Garden are more critical than ever. The Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden thank you for your help to sustain this extraordinary resource.

Click to download the annual appeal donation form