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Memorial and Honorary Gifts

There are opportunities to remember classmates, class years, or just support the Arboretum with the donation of a tree.   A tree or groups of trees that fit in the Landscape Master Plan may be named or planted in support of the Arboretum. 

A guiding principle of the Hamilton Arboretum is to reconcile plantings and the buildings to work together to form a uniform presentation. The on-campus Advisory Committee meets monthly and will review requests for trees and offer suggestions to donors with tree species, size, and location available for your selection. Trees suggested may be stand-alone specimens or part of a larger planting. Special locations may be arranged depending upon the site and availability of planting space.

Each tree planted will have an Arboretum tree plaque that notes the donor, who is memorialized, and tree description.

Donation Structure

Gifts for trees are $1,500, which includes the Arboretum tree plaque.

The Process

All gifts start with a conversation with Sharon Rippey, Director, Alumni Relations, at the  Anderson-Connell Alumni Center, 315-859-4672 or srippey@hamilton.edu.  Sharon can assist you with your gift or memorial and help determine the tree.

Once you have confirmed tree type and location, please submit your donation via our "Make a Gift" site. In the notes section, add "This gift to the arboretum is for tree in memory/honor of (name). "  You may also mail a check payable to Trustees of Hamilton College, c/o Sharon Rippey, 198 College Hill Rd, Clinton NY 13323. On the check memo line please include "arboretum: tree." 

Questions? Email arboretum@hamilton.edu


Contact Information


315-859-4892 315-859-4407 arboretum@hamilton.edu
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