In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous—Aristotle
For 80 years, the University of Illinois Foundation and the University of Illinois have worked together to secure and manage private gifts from donors who are committed to the University and advancing its excellence in teaching, research, and public engagement.
Help us purchase much needed equipment
Preserve the arboretum for future generations
Help us with specific needs to help everyday operations
Subsidize educational and research initiatives
The Dr. Frank W. Kari Walkway was dedicated on September 27, 2012. The project, made possible through the generous Kari family trust in Frank’s name, greatly enhances accessibility by providing safe and sturdy sidewalks around this living laboratory.
It also enhances the Arboretum’s value as an outdoor classroom with the addition of more than 20,000 native plants. It also enhances the Arboretum’s value as an outdoor classroom with the addition of more