Support – Ways to Give

As a not-for profit organization, Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center funds 100% of its operations and educational activities from community members like you. Your support is critical to ensure we can share this wonderful place with the Chattanooga community and future generations.

Annual giving is critical to our operations providing funding for delivery of educational programs and community outreach, food, shelter and medical care for our Animal Ambassadors, maintenance of our visitor amenities & facilities and the staff, equipment and supplies necessary to maintain 317 acres of natural beauty.

There are several ways you can become part of our cause:

  • Annual Fund (fully tax deductible)
    Your contribution to the Annual Fund is the most critical. Your donation ensures every department has the unrestricted funds necessary to care for the plants, trees, animals and public facilities that make Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center so special.
  • Tribute Gifts
    A tribute gift is a special and thoughtful way to recognize someone special whether it be celebratory, honorary or memorial. Honor that special person with a bench or monetary donation in their honor.
  • Gift Planning
    A planned gift can provide benefit to both you and Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center. Contact us to learn more about the types of benefits available and the financial benefits.
  • Corporate Sponsorship
    Sponsorship opportunities offer companies of all sizes a cost effective way to reach community customers and enhance their brand.
  • In-Kind Donations
    Throughout the year in-kind donations of food, supplies and equipment help Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center in carrying out numerous projects and events.
  • Designated Donations
    Donors may select from several options as to how they wish their funds to be utilized. Contact us directly to find the best match with our current initiatives.

Contact our Membership Department by email at or call 423-821-1160, ext. 111.