Memberships are a major means of support for the operation of the arboretum and provide funding for displays and educational programs. There are also benefits to you for becoming a member of the arboretum as described in the Become A Member section, or proceed directly to our Online Membership Form, located on the Hesston College website.
Dillons Community Rewards Program
If you are not able to donate at this time, but want to support the arboretum, you may support the Dyck Arboretum every time you shop for groceries at Dillons, or another Kroger affiliate.
- Simply visit the Dillons Community Rewards website (or similar Community Rewards site for your Kroger affiliate)
- Link your Dillons Plus Card number (you may think of it as your “fuel points” card) to the Dyck Arboretum of the Plains (our number is 10114).
- Every time you shop at Dillons (or your Kroger affiliate), be sure to scan your Dillons Plus Card!
Dillons will donate 5% of your purchase amount to the Dyck Arboretum of the Plains! Giving has never been easier! (Note: You may not support more than one organization at a time, but you can change your organization periodically, if you wish.)
Event Sponsorship and Concert Series Underwriting
Consider sponsoring an event such as the Go Green Leprechaun Chase or the Prairie Pumpkin Festival, and have your business logo included in event publicity pieces, t-shirts and other promotional materials. For more information on underwriting our Prairie Window Concert Series, click here.
Designating gifts to special projects ensures that the arboretum continues to grow. Designated gifts have helped fund new garden displays, bridge construction in the Bird Watch Area, sculptures for the gardens, and a Visitor and Education Center.
Corporate Matching Gifts
Your employer may match your gift to the Dyck Arboretum. This can double or even triple your individual contribution depending upon the company’s policy.
Memorials and Other Tributes
Remember a loved one through a memorial gift or honor a special person in your life for their birthday, anniversary, or retirement. We will notify the person of your gift and recognize your contribution in our newsletter. Purchasing a tree, bench, or wildflower planting provides opportunities for a lasting tribute with a plaque engraved with the person’s name placed at the site.
Gifts of goods and services help support our horticultural needs, education programs and fundraising efforts and may provide you with a charitable gift deduction.
Gifts of long-term appreciated stock and mutual funds are an easy way to make a gift to the Dyck Arboretum of the Plains and may help you avoid capital gains. Your gift can be placed with the endowment of the arboretum to provide a continual income stream or designated for a particular program.
Making a bequest in your Will or Trust to the arboretum leaves a legacy that continues to make an impact after your death. To help you with your estate plan, call the director of the arboretum at (620) 327-8127 or the Advancement Office at Hesston College at (620) 327-8149.