May Arboretum Society Endowment Fund
The purpose of the May Arboretum Society Endowment Fund is to support in perpetuity the arboretum and to support future educational programming, operations, and Arboretum personnel. It is our hope that this Fund will assist in fulfilling the mission of the Society and the mission of the arboretum for generations to come. The long-term goal is to build a $20 million endowment to generate annual interest of $1 million to ensure consistency and sustainability of the arboretum. This security will allow the focus to be placed on building-out the Arboretum's Master Plan.
Originally managed by the Community Foundation of Western Nevada, the endowment fund is now managed by Atlantic Trust Personal Wealth Management in San Francisco.
We encourage you to read the brochure below to learn more about the endowment fund and its purpose.
Tribute Giving Make a tribute or mark life's milestones by adopting or planting a tree, installing an engraved brick, purchasing a garden bench, or sponsoring the maintenance and beautification of one of our existing gardens. The Arboretum will notify the designee of your donation.
Planned Giving Create an enduring legacy by including the May Arboretum and Botanical Garden in your estate plans. Bequests may be done through a will, living trust or with a codicil. One significant benefit of making a gift by bequest is that it allows you to continue to use the property you will leave to May Arboretum Society Endowment Fund during your life. Another benefit is that you are able to leave a lasting legacy. There are several options for a bequest, for more information go here.
Legacy Circle The Legacy Circle honors those donors who have included the May Arboretum Society Endowment Fund in their estate planning. If you're among those who have included our endowment fund in your estate plans, we wish to express our gratitude by inviting you to become a member of The Legacy Circle.
To ensure that your wishes are carried out, please complete the Legacy Circle enrollment form. It will provide us with an understanding on whether you wish to be honored in our Legacy Circle, listed as a planned giving donor in our annual report and other publications or remain anonymous, and whether or not you would like to leave your gift in honor of or in memory of a loved one.
**If you previously included the endowment fund in your estate planning, please consider changing the wording to assure the gift is not directed to the Community Foundation of Western Nevada - we are no longer affiliated with that organization. For additional information, please contact us.
$5 Million Match Challenge
For additional information about cash donations, tribute giving, planned giving options and bequest language or to receive an Endowment Fund prospectus contact Lynn Bethel Short, May Arboretum Society President, at 508-208-5259 or email MayArboretumSociety@gmail.com