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People like you uphold the longevity and sustainability of Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens by endowing gardens, funding projects and events, or even by donating time, services, or goods. 

Through The Ohio State University Giving Portal, you can specify the exact fund and specific instructions on how you would like your donation to be used. We encourage you to reach out to our office at to confirm these details before submitting. 

Funds and Direct Links to Donate

The Ohio State University Chadwick Arboretum Endowment Fund

Fund number: 601179

Established April 8, 1994, by friends in memory of L.C. Chadwick and gifts to the University Chadwick Arboretum Tree Planting Program. Income supports the care and maintenance of landscaped spaces of the arboretum. Priority is given to student internships, maintenance of the Lane Avenue Display Gardens and other landscaped spaces and sponsorship of educational programming. 

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Chadwick Arboretum Fund for Memorial Benches and Trees

Fund number: 317160
Supports the purchase, installation, and maintenance of memorial benches and trees installed on the grounds of Chadwick Arboretum, including, but not limited to, salary support for staff and student workers to execute the installation and maintenance.

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The Bonnie and Albert Van Fossen Endowment Fund for the Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens

Fund number: 647467

Established November 21, 2019, with an estate gift from Dr. Albert W. Van Fossen (BS 1949, MD 1954); used for necessary expenses to enhance the landscape and natural beauty of the university through the Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens. It is the donor's intention to provide for the creation of new gardens or new developments in existing gardens. Expenses may include, but are not limited to, plant materials, hardscape, masonry, sculptures and other artwork, and professional advice and services at the discretion of the director of the arboretum. The annual distribution is not intended to be a substitute for expenses the University would be responsible for in the normal course of business (budgetary support for the Arboretum, landscaping for new building projects, etc.).

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Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens Annual Fund

Fund number: 306837

Supports the arboretum's mission of providing an extensive and diverse plant collection for education, research, and enjoyment. Become a Friend/Member with donations over $40.00. 

Donations into the Forget Me Not Garden should also be made into this fund. 

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Wood Foundation Garden Maintenance and Improvement Fund

Fund number: 314018

To support maintenance and improvement of the Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens.

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