Floral borders flank the Joan Milius Smith Esplanade, a favorite destination for visitors of all ages.


Fall mums with morning frost


The Overlook Pavilion provides casual seating for friends to sit and enjoy the view.

Arboretum Founders' Circle

Arboretum Founders' Circle members are those who gave at least $5,000 to the Endowment for The Arboretum at Penn State before the end of our first full year of operation (December 31, 2010). Gifts in this category ensure the perpetual care and growth of the Arboretum. Founders' Circle members will receive periodic garden updates, invitations to special events, early admission to events such as plant sales, and permanent recognition and membership status. Names of those who pledged $5,000 near the end of the calendar year will be added to the list as the pledges are processed.

The following are our current Founders' Circle members:

Douglas W. Adler
John & Sheryl Ayers
Hu & Mary Barnes
Helen Beattie
Theodore R. Bechtol, Jr. & Nancy J. Bechtol
Mary Lou and Peter Bennett
George & Joyce Biemesderfer
Sven & Carmen Bilen
Alan & Mary Bilzi
Diane Blanton
Virginia Bossinger
S. Hollace Bowers
Jim & Suzy Broadhurst
Dr. Dennis & Rose Calvin
Barbara J. Christ & Elwin L. Stewart
Henry (Chip) & Jeanne Clark
Wayne M. Clickner
Gail Corle
Robert & Sherry Crassweller
Robert J. & Marcia U. Day
Jeff and Joan Dice
Bill & Candace Dornan
Robert & Ruth Ellis
John J. Finegan
Gordon N. Fleming
Walter C. Goldstein
Mary E. Gundel
Sandra Parker Hall & Dennis K. Hall
Phil Hawk & Candace Smith
Dr. Charles W. Heuser
Linda C. Higginson & Susan C. Youtz
E. Jay & Brenda Holcomb
Lamartine F. & Emeline Hood
Charles L. Hosler
James & Barbara Ingram
Bob & Beth Jeziorski
John H. & Veronica V. Jones
Philip G. & Elsie B. Keeney
Nick Kerlin & Donna Queeney
Thomas B. & Alice M. King
Nadine Kofman
Robert T. Kofman
Earle S. Lenker
Dr. Laura Simon & Dr. Bruce Lindsay
William H. & Diane J. McKinnon
Bruce & Marilyn McPheron
Kristina Meyer
Annemarie & William Mountz
John C. Oliver, III
William C. Paxton, II
Eva J. & Ira J. Pell
Penn State Federal Credit Union
James J. Portman
James J. & Lynn D. Ramage
Ronald & Alberta Sestili
Bill Landherr & Lena Landherr Sheaffer & Scott Sheaffer & Lacey Sheaffer
Charles H. (Skip) Smith
James B. and Anna Lee Smith
John T. Smith
John & Nancy Steimer
Kim & Susie Steiner
James & Kathleen Stengel
Andrew & Susan Stephenson
Laura L. Stephenson & Joseph M. Thomas
David H. & Mary P. Strunk
Dennis & Joan Thomson
Louise Y. Tukey
Tracy & Mary Vargo
Dr. Paul & Dr. Sally Wangsness
Mary Jane & William Wild



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