The giving and tribute program at Boone County Arboretum
At only 16 years old, the Boone County Arboretum has enjoyed a very successful infancy, with hundreds of people volunteering their time and talent to create the arboretum as we know it today. As these people get more deeply involved with the Arboretum, some also choose to support the arboretum financially through memberships and/or donations. The growth we have enjoyed over the past years can only be continued into the future through the generosity of such private donors.
Friends of Boone County Arboretum, Inc. (FOBCA) is a 501(c)(3) non–profit organization that supports the work of the Boone County Arboretum. Donations are used by the Friends to support arboretum programming, outreach and research activities. Because we are a federally recognized non–profit, donations you make to the group can be deducted from your income taxes. Your personal tax advisor can assist you with selecting a giving option that best fits your circumstances.
If you are interested in allowing other generations to learn about horticulture and our natural environment through the Boone County Arboretum, there are several ways you can assist. Support the arboretum by funding the expansion of our collections and programs. Leave a legacy through the purchase of a tribute plant or brick dedicated to the honor of your loved one or special event. Plan future gifts from your estate to support the arboretum with no up-front costs now and reduced capital gains taxes in the future. These options and more are explained in our Giving and Tribute Program Brochure. You can also take a look at our wish list of specific plants and other miscellaneous items we need to maintain the gardens.
To find out more about donating to Boone County Arboretum, please contact Kris Stone, Arboretum Director, by phone: 859-384-4999 or email the Arboretum Director, Kristopher Stone. If you are ready to pledge your support, you may donate securely online (link temporarilly disabled during the website transition) or fill out a printed form and mail to Friends of Boone County Arboretum, 9190 Camp Ernst Road, Union KY 41091.
Thank you for your consideration!