The Chaparral Society is our premier support group. Chaparral Society donors are recognized for annual gifts at $1,000, $2,500, $5,000 and $10,000.
The Chaparral Society was founded in 2005 by a group of members who truly cared about the future of the Fullerton Arboretum and could see that the funding from both the University and the city was not keeping up with the cost of maintaining maturing gardens as well as developing new gardens such as The Channel Islands Collection.
Thus, the time had come for the Arboretum to plan, organize and aggressively execute an annual campaign in support of continuing operations and growth. This campaign enlists donors who commit to making an annual gift to the Chaparral Society. Donors are recognized on signs placed at our Pavilion, Museum, Nature Center and Oak Hall.
Chaparral Society contributions have supported the addition of one CSUF educated botanist as a full time gardener, two student part time gardeners, the construction of a trail bridge, a replacement gazebo, the beautiful demonstration garden surrounding Oak Hall as well as important annual maintenance including tree trimming and additions to the collections.