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

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Silver Leaf Stewards

One of the greatest satisfactions in making a charitable gift is the opportunity to honor your family or pay tribute to someone who has touched your life in a significant way. The Silver Leaf Stewards program is the perfect way to do this. Through your gift, you may honor a relative or commemorate your family name, or you may recognize a mentor or friend who has greatly shaped your life. At the same time, your tax-deductible gift to Hoyt Arboretum Friends expresses your commitment to the future of Hoyt Arboretum and provides valuable support for a charitable purpose in which you or your loved one believes. As a steward, an engraved metal leaf plaque will be installed on a rock wall in the arboretum and you will be listed as a member of the Silver Leaf Stewards program on our website and in recognition materials.

Metal Leaf Plaques

Gifts of $1,000-$4,999
Gifts given in this range will receive a “standard size” metal leaf with the honoree’s name engraved on the leaf. These leaves will be installed on one of the multiple “hardscape” rock walls located throughout the arboretum. The leaf will remain on the wall for no less than five years, but may be removed after that time frame. 

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Gifts of $5,000-$9,999
Gifts given in this range will receive a “large” metal leaf with the honoree’s name and an inscription engraved on the leaf. These leaves will be installed on one of the multiple “hardscape” rock walls located throughout the arboretum. The leaf will remain on the wall for no less than 10 years, but may be removed after that time frame. 

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Gifts of $10,000 and above
Gifts given in this range will receive a permanent “large” metal leaf with the honoree’s name and an inscription engraved on the leaf. These leaves will be installed at a location deemed suitable by a.) the donor, b.) the executive director of Hoyt Arboretum Friends, and c.) a designee from Portland Parks & Recreation. In addition, these gifts may be eligible for naming rights to man-made features of the Arboretum. These rights are subject to availability and approval of Portland Parks & Recreation along with the Hoyt Arboretum Friends Board of Directors. The duration and expiration of the naming rights will be negotiated at the time of the gift and will be commensurate with the gift size. Naming rights are subject to Portland Parks & Recreation’s policy and can be reviewed here

Each gift will be addressed on a case-by-case basis and will include the following considerations:

  • Creation of metal leaf or plaque 
  • On-going maintenance and general operational costs 
  • Designation for the Collections Fund
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Become a Silver Leaf Steward and show your deep commitment to Hoyt Arboretum while you honor your loved ones and touch the lives of many others who enjoy Portland’s museum of living trees.

Please contact Peggie Schwarz at 503.823.1648 or peggie.schwarz@portlandoregon.gov.


Silver Leaf Stewards

Marie McCauley and Ken Pellow