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
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!
SPAHN & ROSE LUMBER COMPANY
WITH APPRECIATION: Spahn & Rose Lumber Co. gives us make this world a more beautiful place! 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!
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.
PPP Loan Forgiveness
Cultural Leadership Partner Program Grant
$500 credit for volunteer shirts.
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.
HYVEE AT MUSIC IN THE GARDENS
WITH APPRECIATION: HyVee (on Dodge), our partner, serves food at the Music in the Gardens concerts.
Season 2021. ‘This is the biggest donation ever: $3,375.62! Sales went through the roof this season,' says Sheila Hinman, Catering Manager. 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!
Arts and Cultural Grants
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