The Arboretum at Penn State

Founders’ Circle

Arboretum Founders’ Circle members are those who gave at least $5,000 to the Endowment for The Arboretum at Penn State before the end of our first full year of operation (December 31, 2010). Gifts in this category ensure the perpetual care and growth of the Arboretum. Founders’ Circle members receive periodic garden updates, invitations to special events, early admission to events such as plant sales, and permanent recognition and membership status.


  • Douglas W. Adler
  • John & Sheryl Ayers
  • Hu & Mary Barnes
  • Helen Beattie
  • Theodore R. Bechtol, Jr. & Nancy Bechtol
  • Mary Lou & Peter Bennett
  • George & Joyce Biemesderfer
  • Sven & Carmen Bilen
  • Alan & Mary Bilzi
  • Diane Blanton
  • Virginia Bossinger
  • S. Hollace Bowers
  • Jim & Suzy Broadhurst
  • Dr. Dennis & Rose Calvin
  • Barbara J. Christ & Elwin L. Stewart
  • Henry ‘Chip’ & Jeanne Clark
  • Wayne M. Clickner
  • Gail Corle
  • Robert & Sherry Crassweller
  • Robert J. & Marcia U. Day
  • Jeff & Joan Dice
  • Bill & Candace Dornan
  • Robert & Ruth M. Ellis
  • John J. Finegan
  • Gordon N. Fleming
  • Walter C. Goldstein
  • Mary E. Gundel
  • Sandra Parker Hall & Dennis K. Hall
  • Phil Hawk & Candace Smith
  • Dr. Charles W. Heuser
  • Linda Higginson & Susan Youtz
  • E. Jay Holcomb
  • Lamartine F. & Emeline Hood
  • Charles L. Hosler
  • James & Barbara Ingram
  • Bob & Beth Jeziorski
  • John H. & Veronica V. Jones
  • Philip G. & Elsie B. Keeney
  • Nick Kerlin & Donna Queeney
  • Thomas B. & Alice M. King
  • Nadine Kofman
  • Robert T. Kofman
  • Earle S. ‘Skip’ Lenker
  • Dr. Laura Simon & Dr. Bruce Lindsay
  • William H. & Diane J. McKinnon
  • Bruce & Marilyn McPheron
  • Kristina Meyer
  • Annemarie & William Mountz
  • John C. Oliver, III
  • William C. Paxton, II
  • Eva J. & Ira J. Pell
  • Penn State Federal Credit Union
  • James J. Portman
  • James J. & Lynn D. Ramage
  • Ronald & Alberta Sestili
  • Bill Landherr & Lena L. Sheaffer & Scott Sheaffer & Lacey Sheaffer
  • Charles H. ‘Skip’ Smith
  • James B. and Anna Lee Smith
  • John T. Smith
  • John & Nancy Steimer
  • Kim & Susie Steiner
  • James & Kathleen Stengel
  • Andrew & Susan Stephenson
  • Laura L. Stephenson & Joseph M. Thomas
  • David H. & Mary P. Strunk
  • Dennis & Joan Thomson
  • Louise Y. Tukey
  • Tracy & Mary Vargo
  • Dr. Paul & Dr. Sally Wangsness
  • Mary Jane & William Wild