There is much work to be done to ensure the success of Arboretum and Botanical Garden at Cal State Fullerton in the years to come! Your contributions help us continue in our mission to care for these plants and ongoing projects, as well as provide for the native wildlife that calls our gardens home. Thank you for your support!

Ways to Give

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Become a Member

Support our mission of education, conservation and preservation by making a donation or becoming a member of Arboretum and Botanical Garden at Cal State Fullerton. Membership contributions are tax deductible. Purchase or renew your membership online. Arboretum members provide critical annual support to help maintain our gardens, support staff, enhance our campus and community connection, and expand environmental education and stewardship.


Make a Donation

In addition to memberships, Arboretum and Botanical Garden at Cal State Fullerton accepts annual donations to fund key initiatives and priorities including, but not limited to:

  • Engaging Environmental Experiences – direct student engagement in the Arboretum
  • Garden and Special Collection Support – care and growth of our living collections
  • Heritage House – sustaining and supporting the local history of Orange County
  • Event and Corporate Sponsorships – community connected support

Make a Donation

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Sponsor-a-Tree Program

Arboretum and Botanical Garden at Cal State Fullerton holds an extraordinary collection of trees from nearly every country in the world. Fullerton Arboretum Sponsor-a-Tree Program supports the annual care of our trees in the Arboretum. Your tax-deductible gift will directly fund the care and maintenance of our tree collection and be recognized through a naming of a specific tree in the garden for a period of one year. Your gift will be recognized by a personalized sign placed near the tree. Our Sponsor-a-Tree program is a meaningful way to honor a loved one, celebrate a milestone birthday, a special occasion or to show your love for the scientifically relevant and inspiring tree collection.  For tree sponsorship opportunities and gift amounts, please contact the Development Office at (657) 278-4798 or


Garden Benches

Honor a loved one or a special occasion by purchasing a garden bench including your personalized inscription on a brass plaque. Throughout the Arboretum, we have identified a limited number of locations that provide an ideal setting for distinctive wood benches where one can relax and enjoy the view. Your tax-deductible gift of $10,000 provides important support for Arboretum and Botanical Garden at Cal State Fullerton and places a bench in the garden for a fixed term of 10 years. For details on purchasing a garden bench, contact the Development Office at (657)278-4798 or

Other Opportunities:

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Endowments provide a sustainable source of support for future generations and allow Arboretum and Botanical Garden at Cal State Fullerton to plan, promote, and properly resource our collection, education, programming, and research. Below is a list of named endowment opportunities:

  • Special Collections
  • Student Scholarships
  • Student and Horticultural Fellowships
  • Heritage House Preservation 

Upon request, annual naming opportunities exist for the above-mentioned priorities. For more information on endowments, please contact Michael Karg at or 657-278-3348.

Capital Enhancements

Arboretum and Botanical Garden at Cal State Fullerton is our campus’ largest living lab! As with any scientific relevant space, investments are needed to enhance the spaces and places where learning, research, and special events take place. 

Capital enhancements ensure the Arboretum provides inspiring, connected, and educational areas, as well as provides a source of revenue critical to our annual operations.

From outdoor classrooms to entrance enhancements to trails/collections to event spaces, please reach out to Michael Karg at or 657-278-3348 to schedule time to discuss your interests.

Planned Gifts — Planting the Seed of a Legacy

Charitable bequests and beneficiary designations are easy ways to “plant the seeds” of a future gift for the Arboretum. By designating the Arboretum as a beneficiary of a qualified retirement account or life insurance policy, you can provide a significant gift to the Arboretum.

If you are interested in establishing your legacy and making a lasting impact at the Arboretum, please visit or contact Michael Karg at or 657-278-3348.

Plant Donations

For the protection of our living collection, we do not accept donations of plants or plant material. 

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