Preserve the Urban Canopy for Future Generations
Trees provide countless benefits to our communities. However, these benefits are realized only when trees are established and mature. Because trees are such long-lived organisms, meaningful tree research takes time. Endowed funds ensure that such research projects have a source of stable, ongoing financial support to produce scientifically rigorous results.
Ongoing endowment support will help TREE Fund to continue meeting emergent research needs brought on by climate change and rapid increases in global immigration and urbanization. Your investment in our endowment now will help sustain long-term funding for emergent and ongoing tree-related research and education. By supporting one of our priority endowment funds, you will help us meet activation goals that will allow us to begin funding new grants.
TREE Fund is currently engaged in active fundraising campaigns for these endowments:
- The Davey Fund
- Larry R. Hall Memorial Scholarship Fund for Education and Training
- Tree and Soil Research Fund for Landscape Architecture
These endowments have reached their activation levels, and awards are eligible to be made, subject to donor and fund restrictions:
- Bonnie Appleton Memorial Fund
- Barborinas Fund
- Collier Arborist Training Trust Fund
- John and Evelyn Duling Fund
- Robert Felix Memorial Fund
- Frank E. Gamma Sr. Arboriculture Education Fund
- Dr. Mark S. McClure Research Fund
- Ohio Chapter ISA Endowment Fund
- Safe Arborist Techniques Fund
- Bob Skiera Memorial Fund
- Utility Arborist Research Fund
- John White Fund
- John R. Wright Memorial Scholarship Fund
Donate now or mail a check to: TREE Fund, 552 S. Washington St. Suite 109, Naperville, IL 60540. For information on establishing a named fund or to make a pledge, contact J. Eric Smith at 630-369-8300 or via e-mail.