How to Help

We welcome contributions of any amount to the Arboretum. You can complete the online form at, and specify "Arboretum" in the "Special Allocation Instructions" area. Alternatively you can send a check payable to The Geneseo Foundation to the address below :

SUNY Geneseo Annual Giving 1 College Circle Geneseo, NY 14454

Where We're Going

We would like to expand our sponsored support for student research and educational activities as well as public walks in the Arboretum. We also need to develop and produce Arboretum publications such as a new edition and printing of our pamphlet and brochures. Your contributions will help make these efforts a reality.

In addition, we would like to provide community and regional lectures on native and horticultural topics as well as to hold various workshops. Lectures could be held as one-time events or your gift could endow, under your name, an annual lecture series. Contributions can also help support the ongoing improvement of the managed part of the Arboretum through additional plantings of wildflowers and shrubs along with landscaping elements.

Ideas & Questions

Please send us your ideas.

The Arboretum Advisory Board:

--Jennifer Apple, Associate Professor of Biology, SUNY Geneseo (Chair: (585) 245-5442, email)

--Dan DeZarn, Director of Sustainability, SUNY Geneseo

--Kris Dreessen, College Communications, SUNY Geneseo

--Georgene Ehmann, Geneseo Garden Club

--Patty Malet Fennell ('65), Vice President of Geneseo Alumni Association

--Ben Gajewski ('07), Executive Director, Genesee Valley Conservancy

--Eddie Lee ('76), President of Geneseo Alumni Association

If you have questions about contributing to the Arboretum please contact Gina Scalise, Director, The Fund For Geneseo, at (585) 245-5503 or email Annual Giving. All contributions are tax-deductible. Donations of any amount will be accepted.