JJC Foundation
Campus Center: A-3023
Kristin Mulvey
Executive Director, JJC Foundation
Phone: (815) 280-2353
Fax: (815) 280-6618
Email: kmulvey@jjc.edu

Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 4:30pm

Trees for Tomorrow 

Dr. William M. Zales Arboretum 

Joliet Junior College invites you to become a member of Friends of the Arboretum, which works to improve and diversify the 11 acre arboretum at Joliet Junior College's Main Campus.

The arboretum was designed and partially planted in 1975 by Dr. William M. Zales. It is an integral part of the campus master plan. The Dr. William M. Zales Arboretum is intended to serve JJC students, faculty, staff, and the community as a unique educational resource. Dr. Zales retired from JJC in 1999 after having served the college for over three decades. The arboretum was named in his honor.

Please help us make JJC's arboretum the living laboratory Dr. Zales intended it to be. We would like to increase the number and diversity of plantings to include more than 200 species belonging to more than 100 genera in approximately 50 families. Our vision is to create a park-like setting with winding footpaths, benches, and educational information about the native and naturalized woody plants growing in the arboretum.

Your tax-deductible donation will allow you to become a member of Friends of the Arboretum and will enable the college to make the needed acquisitions to develop and maintain the arboretum well into the future. Trees will be added to the arboretum in the spring and fall seasons of each year.

To make a contribution, download a donation form and mail it with a check payable to the JJC Foundation.

Gift designations

  • Platinum leaf, $1,500 and above
  • Gold leaf, $750 to $1,499
  • Silver leaf, $500 to $749
  • Bronze leaf, $100 to $499
  • Friend of the Arboretum, $50 to $99

Your gift to the Trees for Tomorrow project will be recognized on a donor wall located at Joliet Junior College. Thank you for supporting the Dr. William M. Zales Arboretum at Joliet Junior College.

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1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet, IL 60431-8938
Phone: (815) 729-9020