About the Friends

Mission

Building Community Through Horticulture
Engage, Enrich, Educate

The Friends of the Frelinghuysen Arboretum was founded in 1972. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to support and promote the development of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum and other horticultural facilities of the Morris County Park Commission. Through our continuing commitment and volunteer efforts, we foster and develop public awareness, knowledge and enjoyment of horticulture and the natural world.

The Friends also support the Frelinghuysen's horticultural library, staffing for a year round horticultural program and "Branching Out," a children's gardening program.

Through their continuing commitment and volunteer efforts, the Friends of the Frelinghuysen Arboretum foster and develop public awareness, knowledge and enjoyment of horticulture and the natural world.

Officers

The officers for 2011 - 2012 are:

President
Sally Hemsen
First Vice-President
Ilona Ontscherenki
Secretary
Betsy Martone
Treasurer
Bev Highfield

Officers are elected to terms of two years and are bound by the rules set forth in the Friends' Constitution and By-Laws. This document details the organization's purposes, as well as its operation. The entire document may be viewed by clicking here (opens pdf in new window).

Annual Report

Each year, the Friends of the Frelinghuysen Arboretum produce an Annual Report recapping the past year's activities, as well as setting forth the financial statements of the organization. We are proud to make these reports available here on the website (click on a link to download as a pdf):