Through an estate gift to Tyler Arboretum, you give critical support to Tyler while at the same time giving yourself important financial benefits. Estate gifts include designating Tyler as a beneficiary in your will or your life insurance or retirement plan, establishing a charitable gift annuity, or giving other assets. These gifts help ensure Tyler’s vitality and sustainability for generations to come. We invite you to consider an estate gift to Tyler Arboretum.
Planning: Gifts from your Estate
Thoughtfully planning your estate protects you and provides a secure future for those you care about. As you make or update your estate plans, we invite you to consider an estate gift to Tyler. Your estate gift supports Tyler’s mission in perpetuity, ensuring that we continue to connect people to nature, preserve our 650 acres of green space and inspire all to protect the environment.
Tyler Arboretum was founded through Laura Tyler’s bequest in 1944 after eight generations of one family had cared for this land. Tyler’s Sequoia Society honors the foresight of each of you who choose to give an estate gift to Tyler. The Sequoia Society is our way to thank you for your generosity with special receptions and updates to share the impact of your gift. Please read the stories of a few of our Sequoia Society members.
If you have already included Tyler in your estate plans, please let us know so that we may include you as a Sequoia Society member with all of its benefits. If you prefer that your gift remain anonymous, be assured that we will respect the confidential nature of your gift though your notification of us ensures that it will go to your intended purpose.
With questions or for more information about estate giving opportunities, please call:
Mary Beth Jackson
Director of Development
610-566-9134, ext. 206
Estate Gift Opportunities for Tyler Arboretum
Bequest: Name Tyler in Your Will
Life Insurance: Name Tyler as a Benficiary
Retirement Plan Assets: Name Tyler as a Beneficiary
Charitable Gift Annuity
Charitable Remainder Trust
Charitable Lead Trust
Note: Please remember to consult your attorney or other advisor before making an estate gift. This information is for educational purposes only and not intended as legal or tax advice.
The Sequoia Society Name
The giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum), an enduring symbol of Tyler Arboretum, was planted by Jacob and Minshall Painter in 1856. The most famous of the Painter trees, the Tyler sequoia is close to 100 feet high and over 12 feet around — thought by many to be the largest in the eastern United States. The inspiration for Tyler’s logo, it continues to thrive as a symbol of the creativity, foresight and reverence for nature that marks our history.