Special Sponsorship Opportunities

Campus Arboretum Naming Opportunities

Make your mark on campus with a gift that supports future Campus Arboretum development, research and education. There are many opportunities available for you to become part of UA heritage while providing significant support for preservation of its beautiful landscape. Your sponsorship not only preserves a personal heritage on campus, it also provides the means for continuing arboretum programs including tree planting, student educational projects and research. These funds promote ongoing environmental conservation research for urban landscapes and perpetuate the distribution of educational resources in support of tree care and environmental stewardship. 

For a full list of sponsorship opportunities see the Sponsorship and Naming Menu 

Contact the Campus Arboretum Director, Dr. Tanya Quist with questions at E-mail: infoarboretum@arizona.edu.

Joseph Wood Krutch Garden Florilegium

In partnership with the Sonoran Desert Florilegium Program, we have established a Florilegium of the Joseph Wood Krutch Garden, the University of Arizona's most important historic garden, and an inspiring model of a sustainable urban landscape. A florilegium is a collection of botanical art that documents the scientific and aesthetic value of a special garden. Despite advances in technology used to capture botanical detail through photography and microscopy, scientific illustration retains great value as an effective educational resource simply because it encapsulates all important views and detail magnification in one small panel. Furthermore, botanical illustrations are masterfully created and exquisitely beautiful! The project aims to commission scientific illustrations documenting the 65 Sonoran native plant species collected and now growing in the historic Krutch Garden.  Illustrations will be completed by professional scientific illustrators and botanical artists recruited from The Sonoran Desert Florilegium Program and Southwest Society of Botanical Artists. The Campus Arboretum has responsibility for raising funds. Thanks to the tremendous generosity of Keith and Brenda Taylor the artists’ commissions are fully funded. However, approximately $15,000 for framing, matting and exhibit costs still need to be raised.  To support this initiative, donate through our website. Specify “Florilegium” in the memo field of your check or in the memo field of the UAFoundation online donation form.  Contributions in any amount are gratefully accepted!  

Opuntia basilaris, (c) 2013 Chris Bondante

 

 

 

President's Pond and Garden Sponsorship

There are only a few opportunities to sponsor campus gardens with significant historical value. The President's Pond (often referred to as "the turtle pond") is one of those rare opportunities. Join us in our campaign to preserve and enhance this important historic campus feature, and valuable community retreat.

Read the project summary here. 

Print the full proposal (pdf)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tree Sponsorship

A Sponsored tree is a living memorial and celebratory tribute. Trees live longer than we do. They reflect qualities humanity aspires to achieve. Trees are resilient to stress, adaptable to change and majestic in form. They are fundamentally important to all life on earth, contributing in magnificent ways to our environmental, social and emotional health and often do so in ways that are humble, quiet and not always adorned with the bold or showy appearance we might expect for such a grand contributor. Planting a tree is a truly a gift that keeps on giving and a grand gesture of altruism. Celebrate and remember, sponsor a tree today! In collaboration with the Campus Arboretum Director, you will select an available tree or a site for a new tree installation. A personalized inscription on a brass plaque accompanies each tribute gift. This plate publicly recognizes your generous patronage and commemorates a loved one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bench Sponsorship

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With your sponsorship donation, a hand forged iron bench, made by a local artist will be produced. Each of these benches will receive a brass plate personalized with your inscription. This plate publicly recognizes your generous patronage and commemorates a loved one. In collaboration with the Campus Arboretum Director, donors may also participate in selecting a suitable campus location. These sponsored benches provide a lasting tribute representing our personal heritage and special ties to the campus and community.