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Director William (Ned) Friedman and the Autumn Dinner Event Committee

invite you to attend

Magical Meanderings, the Arnold Arboretum Autumn Dinner
Wednesday, September 25, 2024
5:30 to 8:30pm

Magical Meanderings is a unique opportunity to experience the magic and grandeur of the Arboretum’s late season landscape while supporting the nation’s first public “museum of trees.” Come enjoy cocktails, hors d’œuvres, and dinner under the evening sky and meander among eminent trees with Arboretum experts.

You will witness the strides we are making, through our sesquicentennial campaign and our ongoing operations, to protect our plants amid the challenges of global change and to advance our historical commitment to promoting equity in the landscape. Become a sponsor to join our community of leadership donors who are helping the Arnold Arboretum serve Boston in transformative ways today and into the future.

Autumn Dinner Event Committee

Carrie Minot Bell, co-chair 
Arisa & David Boit
RoAnn Costin, co-chair 
Kathryn Niforos & Matt O’Malley 
Katherine Stemberg & Bill Schnoor 
Natalie & Hugo Williams 
Gwill York, co-chair 

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

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

Please reserve your attendance by completing our online sponsorship form.

Donors interested in providing leadership support to the Arnold Arboretum through multi-year giving are invited to join our Director’s Circle. Director’s Circle members play an essential role in helping the Arboretum achieve its goals while building a broad base for operating sustainability. Director’s Circle members are entitled to two tickets to Magical Meanderings and sponsorship credit in recognition of their multi-year commitment.

For more information about the Arnold Arboretum 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.