A commemorative bench inside Hoyt Arboretum

Hoyt Arboretum Friends (HAF) is a membership-based, nonprofit organization working in partnership with Portland Parks and Recreation to support Hoyt Arboretum.

Sign up for Hoyt E-news Subscribe

Commemorative Donations

Donations in the name of a loved one can be made to the Hoyt Arboretum Friends' collection, education or conservation programs.

Hoyt Arboretum Friends, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting Hoyt Arboretum's trees, trails and programs, gratefully accepts commemorative donations. Each commemorative gift will be acknowledged as follows:

  • The individual, family or organization being honored will receive a special certificate indicating your gift in their name.
  • There will be a special commemorative listing in the Hoyt Arboretum Friends annual report.
  • A tax donation letter will go to you, the donor.

Donations may be made to the following programs:

Silver Leaf Stewards

The Silver Leaf Stewards program is the perfect way to honor your family or pay tribute to someone who has touched your life in a significant way. With your tax-deductible gift, a metal leaf plaque will be installed on a rock wall in the arboretum engraved with your honoree’s name. Click here for more information.


Gifts to the collection support the Arboretum trees and plants, including new trees, mulch and other care supplies, gardening, trail maintenance, collection volunteer management, gardening equipment, and capital projects.


Gifts to education support the ongoing education programs of Hoyt Arboretum Friends. The education program provides a variety of services to the community including maps, interpretive signage, the plant reference library, plant identification labels, collection and tour brochures, the Arboretum website, the Plant Inventory Guide, newsletters, community outreach and the Hoyt Arboretum Visitor Center.


Endowment funds serve to provide resources for general operations or specific programs in perpetuity and are an important source of annual funding. Our endowment fund is managed through Oregon Community Foundation. Commemorative gifts can be made payable to Hoyt Arboretum Friends (HAF) and are tax-deductible as allowed by law. 

For more information on how you can support the ongoing operations of Hoyt Arboretum, including the growth and protection of its world-renowned collection of plants and trees, please contact Peggie Schwarz at (503) 823-1648 or email peggie.schwarz@portlandoregon.gov.               

Support Hoyt Arboretum by becoming a member

How to make a donation

Support the work of Hoyt Arboretum Friends by making a donation via PayPal.

Support Hoyt Arboretum

Give a one-time donation:


Set-up monthly donation:

$ for months.