Jacksonville Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, 1445 Millcoe Road, Jacksonville, FL 32225  

News Release

Jacksonville, Fla. (Feb. 4, 2019) – Delores Barr Weaver has approved a one-to-one matching challenge grant for up to $9,000 to provide capital funds to the Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens.

The Delores Barr Weaver Fund grant will match up to $9,000 given by all donors to the nonprofit organization through February 28, 2019.
“We’re extremely grateful to receive this special challenge grant from the Delores Barr Weaver Fund, which will allow supporters of the arboretum to double the impact of their donations,” said Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens Executive Director Diane Machaby. “We’re in the process of planning significant changes to enhance our gardens, and these dollars will really help speed up that process even more.”

Improvements planned at the venue include paving, the addition of new garden areas, the expansion of some of existing garden areas and other needed infrastructure enhancements.

To donate and take part in the Delores Barr Weaver Challenge Grant, visit https://www.jacksonvillearboretum.org/delores-barr-weaver-fund-challenge.

For more information, contact Diane Machaby at dmachaby@jacksonvillearboretum.org or at (904) 318-4342.

About the Delores Barr Weaver Fund
Delores Barr Weaver established this Fund at The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida in 2012 to provide grants to nonprofit organizations that do work she has supported over many years and to encourage others to do so as well. Mrs. Weaver has an extraordinary legacy of philanthropy, and she has provided transformative support to dozens of nonprofit organizations that uplift, enlighten and advance our community. Her establishment of the Delores Barr Weaver Fund ($50 million) in 2012 was the largest gift in The Community Foundation’s history.

About the Jacksonville Arboretum and Gardens
The Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens, located at 1440 Millcoe Rd., is open to the public seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. – with extended summer hours to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays – and offers a free, guided nature walk at 9:30 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month.
The arboretum opened in Nov. 2008 with a mission to cultivate a unique environment for recreation, education and inspiration for residents and visitors to the Jacksonville area. Located on 120 acres of scenic property, the venue is totally operated and maintained by board members and volunteers. Venue amenities include a paved parking area, an accessible Lake Loop with gardens, Jones Creek, Ravine, and five other maintained trails, benches, boardwalks, scenic overlooks and picnic tables – all built by board
members and volunteers. For more information, visit www.jacksonvillearboretum.org or e-mail info@jacksonvillearboretum.org.

Media Contact: Cheryl Munn (904) 504-4560 or CherylMunn@comcast.net.

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