The University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum
Making a Monthly Gift is Easy

"For me, monthly giving through EFT is easy and painless. I don't have to think about it and the gift continues until I decide to end it. Easy, painless and uninterrupted."
 Jacqueline S.
 Friends Member

"My monthly payroll deduction gift gives me the satisfaction of knowing that I'm giving back to the U-M community, including the the Arb and Gardens."
 David R.
 UM Staff &
 Friends Member

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Gifts to Matthaei-Nichols help provide for places of hope that encourage environmental action while offering restorative landscapes.


Students studying beneath walnut tree near Geddes entrance of the Arboretum.

Endowments are a wonderful way to make a lasting gift. We have endowments to provide for research, caring of gardens and natural areas and student scholarships. You can create an endowment for $25,000 and that money will grow each year. Your gift will last a lifetime.

The following is a list of our current endowments:

  • Winifred Chase Endowment
  • William D. Drake Prize
  • Carol Holbrook Memorial Library
  • Nanette LaCross Memorial Prize
  • John and Margaret Laird Fund
  • Mildred Hague Matthaei Fund
  • Harrison L. Morton Fund
  • Natural Areas Endowment
  • Geoffrey & Marian Norman Endowment
  • Julie Norris Post Endowment
  • Research Endowment Fund
  • Frances Seevers Bonsai Fund
  • Woman's National Farm & Garden Michigan Division

For more information about making an endowment, please contact Meredith Olson at, 734-647-7847.

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