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William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum

with Sesquicentennial Host Committee members

Gwill York, Chair, Carrie Minot Bell & RoAnn Costin

invite you to attend our

Inaugural Autumn Dinner
Thursday, September 29, 2022
5:30 to 8:30pm
125 Arborway, Boston, Massachusetts

Magical Meanderings, the Arnold Arboretum’s inaugural Autumn Dinner, is a unique opportunity to experience the magic of our late season landscape while supporting the nation’s first public “museum of trees.” To honor and celebrate the Arboretum’s first 150 years, join us in building a community of leadership donors who will help steward us into our next century of service to the City of Boston and the world.

Celebrate our sesquicentennial year with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and dinner, as you meander the landscape under the evening sky with Arboretum experts. Guests will also hear more about renewing the founding public promise of the Arnold Arboretum for the 21st century. 

Space is limited to 100 guests. Tickets and sponsorships are available at the following levels:

  • Weld Hill Sponsor at $25,000
    • 10 attendees
    • Listing in the event program at Weld Hill Sponsor level
    • Inclusion in Annual Report at Weld Hill Sponsor level
    • Special Arboretum plant propagated for your personal garden
  • Peters Hill Sponsor at $15,000
    • 6 attendees
    • Listing in the event program at Peters Hill Sponsor level
    • Inclusion in Annual Report at Peters Hill Sponsor level
    • Special Arboretum plant propagated for your personal garden
  • Bussey Hill Sponsor at $10,000
    • 4 attendees
    • Listing in the event program at Bussey Hill Sponsor level
    • Inclusion in Annual Report at Bussey Hill Sponsor level
    • Special Arboretum plant propagated for your personal garden
  • Explorers Sponsor at $5,000
    • 2 attendees
    • Listing in the event program at Explorers Sponsor level
    • Inclusion in Annual Report at Explorers Sponsor level
    • Special Arboretum plant propagated for your personal garden
  • Magnolia Sponsor at $2,500
    • 1 attendee
    • Special Arboretum plant propagated for your personal garden

To reserve your event sponsorship, kindly fill out our online sponsorship form.

Donors who are interested in supporting the Arnold Arboretum with multi-year gifts are invited to join our Director’s Circle, the grandest of our leadership donor circles. Director’s Circle members will play an essential role in helping the Arboretum achieve its goals while building a broader base for operating sustainability. Director’s Circle members receive two tickets to Magical Meanderings as part of their commitment.

For more information about the Arnold Arboretum’s Autumn Dinner, Director’s Circle, and Sesquicentennial Campaign, please contact Tanya M. Holton, Director of Institutional Advancement at the Arnold Arboretum, at 617.384.5043 or tholton@fas.harvard.edu.