2014 Capital Campaign

Securing the Future of the Arboretum

Imagine outdoor concerts on the green, boardwalks meandering through the woodland canopy and children searching for tadpoles along natural streambeds. These memorable experiences are part of the future for the Iowa Arboretum.

The Board of Directors unveiled the 2014 On The Grow Capital Campaign in July. The vision is to enhance the plant collection, improve facilities and provide new programs and services. The first step in this multi-year process is to raise $100,000 in 2014 for development of a Master Plan, improve the efficiency and quality of operations, and increase awareness and visibility of the Arboretum among the citizens of Iowa. The first phase of the campaign will dedicate $50,000 towards developing a Master plan that will enlarge and enhance plant collections, improve infrastructure and facilities and incorporate interpretive graphics and signage. An additional $20,000 will be earmarked for increasing awareness and visibility of the Arboretum by utilizing print media, radio and TV media and social media. The remaining $30,000 will be utilized for maintenance and growth of operations. The Arboretum will upgrade technology equipment, grow educational programs and seminars and develop special events. The campaign will have a long lasting impact by creating new learning opportunities, connecting visitors to nature and enhancing the visitor's experience.

How can you help? Your donation to the Capital Campaign will help secure the future of the Iowa Arboretum and enhance the benefits that visitors and members receive.

"Donors can take pride in the fact that they have made a personal and financial investment in an organization that promotes Iowa value and will do so for generations to come." Mary and Bruce Brown - Madrid, Iowa.

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