How to Help the Arboretum

We welcome contributions of any amount. All contributions are tax-deductible. You can complete the online form at, and specify "arboretum" in the "Other Designations" area. Alternatively you can send a check payable to The Geneseo Foundation to:

Geneseo Foundation
Doty Hall
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454
(specify it is for the arboretum)

Where We're Going

We would like to expand our sponsored support for student research and educational activities as well as public walks in the arboretum. We also need to develop and produce arboretum publications such as a new edition and printing of our pamphlet and brochures. Your contributions will help make these efforts a reality.

In addition, we would like to provide community and regional lectures on native and horticultural topics, and host workshops. Lectures could be held as one-time events, or your gift could endow an annual lecture series under your name.

Contributions can also help support ongoing improvement of the managed part of the arboretum through additional plantings of wildflowers and shrubs and landscaping elements.

Ideas & Questions

Please send us your ideas via the SUNY Geneseo Office of Sustainability:

The Spencer J. Roemer Arboretum Advisory Board:

  • Bill McDevitt, chair of Arboretum Advisory Board, Office of Sustainability, SUNY Geneseo 
  • Jennifer Apple, associate professor of biology, SUNY Geneseo 
  • Conrad Baker '14, environmental education assistant at Letchworth State Park and a certified interpretive guide
  • Dan DeZarn, director of sustainability, Office of Sustainability, SUNY Geneseo
  • Kris Dreessen, manager of editorial services, College Communications & Marketing, SUNY Geneseo
  • Ben Gajewski '07, executive director, Genesee Valley Conservancy
  • John Lapp, IT assistant for Campus Auxiliary Services and gardener of native and medicinal plants
  • Eddie Lee '76, community member and past president of the Geneseo Alumni Association
  • Michael Mills, director of national fellowships & scholarships, SUNY Geneseo
  • Stephen Tulowiecki, associate professor of geography, SUNY Geneseo