Old Westbury Gardens Memorial Tree Funds
When you contribute to an Old Westbury Gardens Tree Fund you are adding to the beauty of the Gardens for all
to recognize and appreciate. During spring, a special Tree Dedication Ceremony takes place at Old Westbury
Gardens. Trees are planted in remembrance of all those who have been memorialized throughout the year. Each
person who made a donation, along with the family and friends of the honored individuals, are invited to
attend. With each donation, an acknowledgement is sent to the donor, along with a copy of the gift
notification. The original notification is mailed to the family of the person in whose memory the gift
has been given.
The Volunteer Memorial Tree Fund
This fund was established in 1992 by Marie Keyes, a long-time volunteer and friend of Old Westbury Gardens.
Since its inception, this fund has been dedicated to the purchase of new trees at the Gardens each year.
Dianne Wittlinger Endowment Fund
This fund was established in 1991 as an endowment for the acquisition and planting of trees. The fund was
started by of one of Old Westbury Gardens long-time staff, George Wittlinger, as a tribute to his to daughter,
To donate to our Memorial Tree Fund, please click