Endowment funds are invested for the long-term. We have dozens of endowment funds at Matthaei-Nichols. You can designate the purpose of your endowment, and earnings from those investments will grow over time to fund your philanthropic priorities forever. You can create a new fund to support an area important to you, or you can make a gift to one of our existing endowment funds in support of:

  • Bonsai & Penjing Garden
  • Campus Farm
  • Field study & research
  • Gaffield Children’s Garden
  • Great Lakes Gardens
  • Heathdale
  • Matthaei Botanical Gardens Trail
  • Natural areas
  • Nature education
  • Peony Garden
  • Student support

For more information about making an endowment, please contact Meredith Olson at merolson@umich.edu, 734-647-7847.

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