Foundation of the State Arboretum (FOSA) Memberships

There are many ways you can be involved and help us further our mission of supporting research, environmental education, and outreach here at the State Arboretum of Virginia.

  • Unrestricted gifts of all sizes allow FOSA latitude in applying funds where most needed, and may be made through our secure payment page.

  • Consider becoming a member of FOSA's giving clubs with unrestricted gifts: Blandy Society ($1,000+) or Ginkgo Guild ($5,000) 

  • Remember FOSA in your estate planning.

  • Volunteer! FOSA volunteers help in the gardens, at special events, and through boards and committees. Learn more.

  • Thinking of a bench or tree in honor/memory of someone special? With your tax-deductible donation of $1,800, FOSA will purchase a five-foot teak bench/engraved plaque and place the bench at a mutually agreed upon spot at the Arboretum. FOSA will replace the bench if necessary, for up to twenty years. To learn more about honorary/memorial trees, click here

  • Gifts of marketable securities are handled through the University of Virginia's Advancement Office. 

  • For DTC eligible securities:
    Clearing Broker:       Pershing LLC
    DTC Participant#     443
    Account Number:    N7M-001327
    Credit:                    University of Virginia Gift Account
    Reference:             {Donor’s Name}

Read our recent Annual Reports!

FOSA Membership Benefits

There are many benefits to being a member of the Foundation of the State Arboretum! With a FOSA membership, you can visit nearly 345+ gardens across the country for free, as part of the AHS Reciprocal Admissions Program.

To learn more about membership benefits, become a FOSA member, make a donation or online payment for an upcoming event or program, please click here.