Connect. Explore. Grow.
Tyler’s Annual Fund 2013 – Your Gift Grows Connections and Exploration
What is Tyler’s Annual Fund?
- Contributions support the Arboretum’s day-to-day activities
- Donations benefit every visitor and member with more opportunities to connect, explore and grow at Tyler
How does my gift make a difference?
Your gift helps Tyler:
You can trust Tyler to expand the reach of our natural world – and to use your charitable donations wisely.
In 2012, gifts to the Tyler Annual Fund:
- Expanded our nature education to 7,302 children, up 4% from 2011. New camps just for tweens and teens were also added.
- Built the Fort Tyler tree house to capture childhood backyard memories.
- Supported the work of 571 volunteers who gave 13,000 hours, a 4% increase from 2011, equal to six full-time staff members.
- Gave families more opportunities to connect with nature through Totally Terrific Treehouses and Sit A Spell: Seats that Tell a Tale exhibits.
- Improved our hiking trails, natural lands and historic plant collections, including 300 new azaleas in the Wister Rhododendron Garden.
Tyler donors are essential members of our nature outreach team. Our Board of Trustees led the way in giving last year with a 125% increase over the last two years. Join their efforts with your gift.