Sponsorships

JC Raulston Arboretum Sponsorships Help Us Grow an Engaged Community

Sponsorships help the JC Raulston Arboretum flourish!

Your support enables us to continue J. C. Raulston's desire to "Plan—and plant for a better world."

Please help us continue our legacy of excellence by sponsoring the Arboretum.

Through sponsorships, we are able to keep our gardens beautiful and open to the public year-round, provide one-of-a-kind educational programs for children and adults, and keep pace with the evolving world of horticulture. Please help us continue our legacy of excellence.

Sponsoring Community Events

The JC Rualston Arboretum hosts several unique garden events throughout the year. These events help us fulfill our goal of connecting with our community, as well as encouraging new friends to come explore all that the Arboretum has to offer. By growing community support, we can continue researching, educating, and maintaining the garden for all to enjoy.

By supporting events, such as Moonlight in the Garden and Raulston Blooms!, you are playing a vital role in helping the JCRA broaden our horizons and allowing us to share our successes with you. Here's how you can help:

Presenting Event Sponsor … $10,000
Collaborator … $5,000
Gold Maple … $2,500
Silver Maple … $1,000
Bronze Maple … $500

Become a Community Events Sponsor

Sponsoring Education at the Arboretum

Our mission includes educating our community about the importance of plants, landscapes, and environmental sustainability. These educational programs are designed to reach our many different audiences from young children to landscape professionals.

Collaborator … $5,000
Gold Maple … $2,500
Silver Maple … $1,000
Bronze Maple … $500

Adult Education

J. C. Raulston wanted the Arboretum to be a place where horticulturists of all ages and experience levels could come to learn and to share their knowledge with others. Seeking to fulfill that vision, the Arboretum offers an array of educational opportunities, including guided tours, propagation workshops, seasonal symposia, and numerous lectures, which not only allow us to engage with our community, but also to continue creating progress in the world of horticulture.

Become an Adult Education Sponsor

Children's Programs

Supporting the Children's Program at the JC Raulston Arboretum provides a way for children from ages four to fourteen to experience the thrill and fun of science-based outdoor learning.

Become a Children's Program Sponsor

Project PLANTS, Nature Detectives, and Garden Chefs are just a few of the ways we invite children to explore and learn outside. Sponsoring these popular programs instills a passion for plants and the natural world while igniting a life-long interest in science and the outdoors.

Internships

Each summer, we introduce a group of dedicated students to the real world of a career in the green industry. Sponsoring student interns at the Arboretum allows us to mentor and teach in the short-term while helping to shape career decisions that impact a lifetime. Past JCRA interns serve as leaders in public gardens, the nursery and landscape industry, botanical research, and agricultural education.

Become an Internship Sponsor

The Arboretum provides opportunities for adults, children, students, and industry professionals to explore landscape diversification, improve plant knowledge, increase plant conservation efforts, and experience innovative learning programs. Your sponsorships keep us growing, teaching, and adding value to our community. It is because of you that we are recognized as one of the South's greatest teaching and research gardens.

And don't forget, sponsorships can also benefit you! Many sponsorships also include promotional marketing on the JCRA website and at certain JCRA events. To learn more about sponsorship benefits and details, please contact:

Emily Bonner
(919) 515-1680
eabonne2@ncsu.edu

JCRA Annual Sponsorships and Benefits

Event Sponsorships

Presenting Sponsor … $10,000
  • Three opportunities available
  • Recognition on all promotional materials
  • Newsletter recognition
  • Website recognition
Collaborator … $5,000
  • Event signage
  • Newsletter recognition
  • Web site recognition
Gold Maple Sponsor … $2,500
  • Newsletter recognition
  • Web site recognition
Silver Maple Sponsor … $1,000
  • Newsletter recognition
  • Web site recognition
Bronze Maple Sponsor … $500
  • Web site recognition

Adult Education

Collaborator … $5,000
  • Newsletter recognition
  • Web site recognition
  • Program recognition
Gold Maple Sponsor … $2,500
  • Newsletter recognition
  • Web site recognition
Silver Maple Sponsor … $1,000
  • Web site recognition
Bronze Maple Sponsor … $500
  • Web site recognition

Children's Programs

Collaborator … $5,000
  • Newsletter recognition
  • Web site recognition
Gold Maple Sponsor … $2,500
  • Newsletter recognition
  • Website recognition
Silver Maple Sponsor … $1,000
  • Web site recognition
Bronze Maple Sponsor … $500
  • Web site recognition

Internships

Collaborator … $5,000
  • Newsletter recognition
  • Web site recognition
Gold Maple Sponsor … $2,500
  • Newsletter recognition
  • Web site recognition
Silver Maple Sponsor … $1,000
  • Web site recognition
Bronze Maple Sponsor … $500
  • Web site recognition

Sponsorships of $2,500 or more will receive an invitation to an exclusive JCRA event and be recognized in the bi-annual newsletter. Sponsorships of $500 or more will be recognized on the JCRA Web site and at three annual events.

Please make checks payable to the North Carolina Agricultural Foundation, Inc. and write "JCRA Sponsor" in the memo line. Questions? Please contact Emily Bonner at (919) 515-1680 or eabonne2@ncsu.edu.

All funds raised through JCRA Sponsorships are collected and managed by the North Carolina Agricultural Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)3 organization (tax ID 56-6049304). You will receive an official receipt for your gift.