About the Friends
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.
The officers for 2017 - 2018 are:
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. Following the membership's vote at the 2018 Annual Meeting the By-Laws will be revised and will be posted shortly.
The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum received acknowledgment from the US IRS of its non-profit status in 1978. Specifically, we are exempt from Federal taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code per this letter from the IRS.
Additionally, we file the required exempt organization tax returns (Form 990s) annually. Following are links to the most recent three years of returns (click to open in a separate window):
- Fiscal Year Ended 5/31/17 Form 990
- Fiscal Year Ended 5/31/16 Form 990
- Fiscal Year Ended 5/31/15 Form 990
Each year, the Friends of the Frelinghuysen Arboretum produce an Annual Report recapping the past year's activities and events. We are proud to make these reports available here on the website (click on a link to download as a pdf):