Launch the Learning Center

Elizabeth Mary Wolf Environmental Learning Center

Thank you!

Thanks to a generous estate gift honoring Elizabeth Mary Wolf, we are building an Environmental Learning Center at the west end of the Arboretum, inside the Arboretum Teaching Nursery. 

We are grateful to everyone who gave to our "Launch the Learning Center" campaign from April 22–May 5 during UC Davis Give Day, the Sacramento region's Big Day of Giving or at other times this spring. Gifts from over 200 contributors provided more than $77,000 in funding, surpassing our goal!

Spring campaign donations earmarked for the Environmental Learning Center project will fund furnishings and landscaping in and around the new Elizabeth Mary Wolf Environmental Learning Center as well as support the Learning by Leading™ students hosting the free public education programs that bring the facility to life.

See the donor list and learn more about the Elizabeth Mary Wolf Environmental Learning Center project below.

Challenge Donors

  • Anonymous (1) 
  • Jacqueline and James Ames
  • John and Lois Crowe
  • Ann Trump Daniel
  • Terry Davison
  • Tré Frane
  • Bret Hewitt
  • Susan and Jeffrey Hoffman
  • Robert and Cathryn Kerr
  • Ernest and Mary Ann Lewis
  • Judith Moores
  • Kathy Olson
  • Barbara and Paul Schneeman
  • Chris Craig-Veit and Lance Veit

Donors

Did you make a gift but don't see your name on this list? You requested that your name be hidden from view when you gave during UC Davis Give Day or Big Day of Giving. If you'd like your name to show, please let us know!

  • Anonymous (43) 
  • Jacki Amos
  • Cynthia Anders
  • Alexandra Arnsberger
  • Julia Aue
  • Jodi Barnhill
  • Elmer Bartley
  • Laurel Beckett
  • Sylvia Bender
  • Alison Berry
  • Claire Black Slotton
  • James Blackmarr
  • Barbara Bower
  • Kristin Brandt
  • Marta Marthas and John Brittnacher
  • Melissa Browne
  • Christine and John Bruhn
  • Marion Randall and Celia Buckley
  • Jen Byberg
  • Dawn Calciano
  • Davis Campbell
  • Dennis and Nancy Campos
  • Manny and Debbie Carbahal
  • Jennifer Chacon-Maloney
  • Camille Chan
  • Rebecca and Bruce Conrad
  • Darleen Coppersmith
  • Candace Cross-Drew
  • Valerie Custodio
  • Dorothy Deems
  • Wendi Delmendo
  • Ann Denvir
  • Christopher and Christy Dewees
  • Victor and Helene Dillard
  • Sheryl Dodd-Hansen
  • Laurel Dodgen
  • Laura Drabandt
  • Joy Elson
  • Cecilia and Andre Louie Escudero
  • Julie Evens
  • Yeganeh Farzin
  • Carmia Feldman and Jaime Ordonez
  • JoAnne Fillatti
  • Joan Fischer
  • Judith Fletcher
  • Margaret Fong
  • Susan and Gary Ford
  • Glen Fox
  • Rebecca and Cappy Franti
  • Stacie and Lucas Frerichs
  • Tara Gee
  • Jeannie Goings
  • Gail Goldsmith
  • Cliff and Carol Gravern
  • Jim Gray and Robin Affrime
  • Teri Greenfield
  • Asheley Greenlee
  • Ruth Gustafson
  • David and Nola Haggerty
  • Glenn Hall
  • Ann and Charles Halsted
  • Kathy Harper
  • Rachel Hartsough
  • Duncan and Nancy Hay
  • Lauren Hendrickson
  • Katie and Eric Hetrick
  • Dean Vogel and Nancy Hiestand
  • Annie Ivancich Route
  • Christa Jackson
  • Jennifer Jones
  • Nancy and Jeff Kapellas
  • Dorothy Kepner
  • Juney Lee
  • Janette Levenson
  • Julia Levine
  • Joel Phillips and Beth Levy
  • Garth and Angela Lindley
  • Diane Luke
  • Jerry Lundblad
  • Frances Maguire
  • Kyoko Malhado
  • Mark Mancl
  • Sarah and Tim Mangum
  • Joncarlo and Jami Mark
  • Tece Markel
  • Alex and Phyllis McCalla
  • Cate McGuire
  • Stephen and Vicki McMahon
  • Allison Melott
  • Dawn Miller
  • Vicki and Paul Moering
  • Susan Moore
  • Diane and Bill Muller
  • Jeannette Newman-Velez
  • Susan Nishio
  • Allen Barnes and Kimberly Ohlson
  • Chuck Orella
  • Thomas Richey and Sally Ozonoff
  • Doug Krause and Martha Ozonoff
  • Raj and Anjana Patel 
  • Mary and James Patterson
  • Erin Peltzman
  • JoAnn Pelz
  • Curt Peters
  • Robin and Alan Phillips
  • Lei Putney
  • Calvin and Kitty Qualset
  • Sharon Radke
  • Lia Ray
  • Nora Reinert
  • Kevin Rice
  • Jean Riehl
  • Lee Riggs
  • Sarah Roeske
  • Kathleen Rose
  • Grace Rosenquist
  • jesikah maria ross
  • Susan and Chuck Salocks
  • Sherri Sandberg
  • Bob and Jenifer Segar
  • Marian Sheppard
  • Amy and Eric Shuman
  • Karen and Scott Sibbett
  • Jacquelin Siegel
  • Jakkrit Jararjakkrawhal Robert Snider
  • Bob Gregoire and Kathleen Socolofsky
  • Jeannie and William Spangler
  • Julie Spezia
  • Lon Springer
  • Meg and Tom Stallard
  • Ann Steiner
  • Kathleen Stock
  • Margo Surovik-Bohnert
  • Martha Teeter
  • Jean and Allan Telford
  • Tiffani To
  • Laura Treister
  • Phuongtu Truong
  • Nancy Tyler
  • Ken Naganuma and Suzanne Ullensvang
  • Jeanne Vogel
  • Keith and Hegnar Watenpaugh
  • Paul Weir
  • Martha West
  • JudIth and John Whitcombe
  • Shannah and Carl Whithaus
  • Valerie Williamson
  • Jean Witzman
  • Judith and Richard Wydick
  • Cara Bradley and Michael Yackey
  • Ellen Yamshon
  • Elaine and Jeffrey Yee
  • Matthew and Megan Zavod
  • David Zezulak

We strive to acknowledge your gifts accurately. Please notify us of any corrections.

What will the Elizabeth Mary Wolf Environmental Learning Center be like?

The Elizabeth Mary Wolf Environmental Learning Center will enrich the west end of the Arboretum as a dynamic hub for people and programs. Its main feature will be a spacious multi-purpose room designed with open flow to the Arboretum Teaching Nursery courtyard.

This indoor-outdoor facility will serve as a public program space, a classroom for visitor and volunteer events, and a program staging area for students in the Arboretum and Public Garden’s innovative environmental leadership program — Learning by Leading™. In addition, The Learning Center will provide offices, a kitchenette and bathrooms for students, staff, volunteers and event participants.

The opening of the Elizabeth Mary Wolf Environmental Learning Center will support an expanded calendar of public programs and usher in a new era of increased public engagement at the Arboretum Teaching Nursery for members, families and the public.

For information about giving to the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden, contact Garth Lindley:  lindley@ucdavis.edu (530) 752-8637

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