Annual Giving

Please consider making a generous gift to the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum’s annual appeal. Your donation will help sustain the Arboretum’s plant collections, public gardens, and educational programs, and ensure that the Arboretum continues to strengthen its role as a physical and programmatic gateway to UC Davis.

This year’s annual appeal focuses on the important contributions undergraduate students make to the mission of the Arboretum.  They work with Arboretum staff on innovative projects and programs to engage the public and in turn develop valuable leadership skills through their internships or employment. To learn more about this initiative, download our Learning by Leading booklet.

If you are interested in making a year-end gift for 2013 tax purposes, gifts by check must be postmarked on or before December 31, 2013. Or you may make a year-end donation by credit card through December 31,2013 via UC Davis’ secure website at: Make a Gift to the UC Davis Arboretum . If you have additional questions about making a contribution, please contact Suzanne Ullensvang at (530) 752-8324 or

Because the Arboretum has no admission fee, it does not have access to the funding that other museums or cultural organizations utilize to support basic operations. Every year the Arboretum must raise over half of its budget. With significant state budget cuts in recent years, donor contributions to the Arboretum are more critical than ever this year. The Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum thank you for your help to sustain this extraordinary resource.

Click to download the annual appeal donation form

Click to see a photo gallery of our extraordinary student leaders