Through a planned gift to Tyler Arboretum, you have the opportunity to support the Arboretum and receive lifetime benefits important to your financial future. Planned gifts include charitable gift annuities, bequests, and gifts of retirement plan assets and other assets. Together, these commitments ensure the permanency and vitality of the Arboretum.
Planning Your Estate
One of the most important things you can do for yourself and those you care about is to plan your legacy thoughtfully. No matter what your net worth, a current will and other estate planning documents are key to providing security for you and your family’s future. We hope that you will join other lifetime donors to Tyler Arboretum. A planned gift allows you to enhance the work of the Arboretum in perpetuity, ensuring that we continue to connect people to nature, preserve the 650 acres of green space, and steward our environment for future generations.
Tyler Arboretum was actually founded through a bequest of Laura Tyler in 1944 after being in the family for eight generations. Inspired by its namesake, Tyler Arboretum’s Sequoia Society honors the generosity and foresight of all those who have taken the special step of including Tyler in their estate plans. All those who make a planned gift are eligible to become members of the Sequoia Society. The Sequoia Society is the Arboretum’s way of saying “thank you” for including Tyler in your plans.
If you have already included Tyler in your estate plans, we would like to have the opportunity to thank you for your generosity and to invite you to join the Sequoia Society. If you prefer to remain anonymous, be assured that we will honor your wishes and respect the confidential nature of your gift.
Below are some of the ways donors provide for Tyler through planned gifts.
For more information about planned giving opportunities and their benefits, contact:
Mary Beth Jackson
Senior Development Manager
(610) 566-9134 x206
Various ways you can help support Tyler Arboretum
Charitable Gift Annuity
Charitable Remainder Trust
Charitable Lead Trust
Retirement Plan Assets
Remember to consult your attorney or other advisor before making a bequest or planned gift. This information is for educational purposes and is not intended as legal or tax advice.
Planted in 1856 by Jacob and Minshall Painter, the giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) that stands along Painter Road just south of the Arboretum entrance has become an enduring symbol of Tyler Arboretum. The most famous of the Painter trees, the Tyler sequoia is over 12 feet in circumference and close to 100 feet high — thought by many to be the largest in the eastern United States. It has continued to thrive and is the inspiration for Tyler’s logo, and is a symbol of the creativity, foresight and reverence for nature that mark the history of the Arboretum.