WAYS TO GIVE
A one-time contribution, or a monthly commitment, will help to:
Thank you for considering a gift to the Arboretum. The Arboretum is a 501(c)3 corporation. All donations are tax-deductible.
JOHN BUTLER, Chairperson
In 1975, “Mac” Marshall (1894-1977) donated 51 acres of land to the City of Dubuque with three stipulations:
-JACKSON (MAC) MARSHALL
The Dubuque Parks Department initially leased seven acres of Marshall Park to seven Tri-State Garden Club members: Jim Schwarz, Gene Heinemann, Mel Gottschalk, Ambrose Hoeger, Marlyn Bausman, Jack Frick, Frank Hardie. These visionary volunteers started it all: volunteers planted the trees, bushes and plants, and erected fences and arbors.
RECENT DONATIONS AND GRANTS
IOWA ARTS COUNCIL
We look forward to using this funding toward additional art piece projects on the Arboretum’s grounds and to support our popular Music in the Gardens concert series.
The Iowa Arts Council is a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs.
BRIGGS FAMILY FOUNDATION
WITH APPRECIATION: The Briggs Family Foundation donated this John Deere 410 Backhoe! Our Brown Team (maintenance team) so appreciates this piece of equipment for use in the larger projects at the Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens. Thank you, Wayne Briggs (and family), for making this happen!
DRA + SMITH PARTNERSHIP
WITH APPRECIATION: DRA funding + a 25% match from Burnell and Karen Smith provided paving from the zigzag bridge to the moon bridge and up to the Japanese Garden parking lot. Thank you!
$1,000 grant for tourism advertising
DNR | COMMUNITY FORESTRY GRANT
WITH APPRECIATION: This grant allowed us to replace 17 trees that were lost from the Emerald Ash Borer. Thank you to the DNR for choosing us for this grant. Also, thank you to the volunteers who planted these trees!
Arts and Cultural Grants
DNR | TREES FOR KIDS GRANT
WITH APPRECIATION: This grant allowed us to get 21 trees for our grounds and to share the planting process with kids and their families. Thank you for choosing us for this grant and to the DNR, families, kids, and volunteers who assisted in the tree plantings.
CITY OF DUBUQUE
OFFICE OF ARTS & CULTURE
Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens activities are made possible through City of Dubuque’s Arts and Culture Operating Support grant program. We’re grateful to have been selected to receive a $19,900 grant for our “continued contributions to the cultural vibrancy and creative enrichment of the Dubuque community.”
CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAY (CN)
+ AMERICA IN BLOOM
THANK YOU for this $10,500 grant from CN toward our project, “For the Next Generation,” which will fund new plants, trees, and shrubs at the Dubuque Arboretum!
DUBUQUE NOON LIONS CLUB
THANK YOU to Dubuque Noon Lions Club for generously donating their time selling sweet treats at Music in the Gardens 2022 events. Their efforts resulted in a $900 donation to the Arboretum!
SPAHN & ROSE LUMBER COMPANY
WITH APPRECIATION: Spahn & Rose Lumber Co. gives us make this world a more beautiful place! Thank you!
PAINT IOWA BEAUTIFUL
& DIAMOND VOGEL
We’re grateful to have received a grant for 6 gallons of paint to complete an office painting project. Thank you!
WITH APPRECIATION: A $500 grant from Walmart Giving will help us as we continue our efforts toward environmental sustainability. The funds will be used for “Drip Irrigation in Our Gardens.” Thank you!
Cultural Leadership Partner Program Grant
PPP Loan Forgiveness
DUBUQUE RACING ASSOCIATION
WITH APPRECIATION: The Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens received a $35,000 grant to install new bathrooms at the entrance to the Legacy Tree Trail. Director Jenna Hirtz said the trail has grown more popular in the past year, and adding bathrooms will keep guests more comfortable.
SPAHN & ROSE LUMBER COMPANY
Community Day: Building Our Communities Through Giving!
THANK YOU to Spahn & Rose for their 2022 Charitable Foundation donation to help fund our general operations.
LANGWORTHY FAMILY DENTAL
THANK YOU to Langworthy Family Dental for generously donating their time selling kettle corn at Music in the Gardens 2022 events. Their efforts resulted in a $1,040 donation to the Arboretum!
SAM’s CLUB / Dubuque
Thank you for your contribution toward the Restroom Facilities Project on Legacy Tree Trail!
HYVEE AT MUSIC IN THE GARDENS
WE’RE SO APPRECIATIVE of HyVee (on Dodge), our MITG partner! They grill burgers, brats, and hot dogs at the Sunday evening concerts.
Season 2022. HyVee’s generous donation to the Arboretum amounted to $3,849.50. The best year yet! Thank you!
DRA GREENHOUSE RENOVATION
WITH APPRECIATION: DRA funding allowed us to hang circulation fans, replace baffle walls (with polycarbonate materials), install thermostat-regulated exhaust fans and louvers, and rewire our largest greenhouse. Thank you!
$500 credit for volunteer shirts.