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The Arboretum, State Botanical Garden of Kentucky

For more than twenty years, The Arboretum, located in the heart of Lexington, has stood as the State Botanical Garden of Kentucky. Beyond welcoming more than 200,000 visitors annually, The Arboretum is committed to our mission of conservation, education, and research. Our plant collections feature native species from all seven physiographic regions of the Commonwealth and cultivated varieties, our gardens provide educational opportunities for everyone from curious children to longtime home gardeners, and our ties to the University of Kentucky have made us a longtime learning resource for students and faculty.

By giving to The Arboretum Development Fund you provide essential, flexible dollars to fund educational programming, conserve Kentucky’s native ecosystems, showcase floral displays and provide a safe space for our local community. Thank you for helping us grow.

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1865th Gift of the Day
The lucky donor who makes the 1865th gift on One Day For UK will win an extra $1865 to their selected college, program, or cause!
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1st Time Donor Challenge
A lucky donor who makes their first-ever gift to UK will be highlighted to win an additional $250 for their selected college, program, or cause!
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Come Together for a Cause
Students! Follow UK Philanthropy on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook by 10:00pm on #OneDayforUK and tag one friend and your favorite college, program or cause in the comments. The college, program or cause with the most tags will win $500 and you'll be entered to win a swag bag for you and your friend.
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Facebook Likes Challenge
Go to the UK Philanthropy Official Facebook page to find the One Day for UK Likes challenge post. Like the photo of the college, program or cause of your choice and those with the most likes between Monday and Noon on #OneDayforUK will win the challenge.
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Throwback Thursday
You know what day it is! Throw it back to when you were the cool kid on campus and use #OneDayforUK for a chance to win an additional $250 for your favorite college, program, or cause! Be sure to tag them in your post or mention them in the caption.
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1st Gift of the Day
Chelsea Brislin and the Gaines Center for the Humanities win the 1st Gift of the Day award.
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1st Time Young Alumni Donor Challenge
A lucky donor who graduated after 2016 and makes their first-ever gift to UK will be highlighted to win an additional $250 for their selected college, program, or cause!
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Student DanceBlue Challenge
First, Follow or Like UK Philanthropy on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook before #OneDayforUK, then tag 3 friends to do the same. Then, on April 21st, see if you and your team win a prize pack of DanceBlue swag!
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Share Your UK Family Challenge
Does your family bleed blue? Post a photo of you, your family, your pets, or any member of your Big Blue family dressed up in UK gear. Post your picture on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, include the hashtag #OneDayforUK, and tag your favorite UK college, program or cause. One lucky photo will win $250 for their selected college, program, or cause!
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Large Programs + Centers Leaderboard
The large program or unit who has the most donors on #OneDayForUK! 1st place wins $1000, 2nd place wins $500.
Rank Prize Large Program and Unit Leaderboard Donors
1 $1,000 Athletics 182
2 $500 The Arboretum, State Botanical Garden of Kentucky 54
3 UK Libraries 53
4 WUKY 23
5 Kentucky Children's Hospital 16
6 Parent and Family Association 8
7 CRISIS Employee Assistance Program 8
8 UK HealthCare 6
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See what people are sharing about One Day for UK 2022!
Arboretum Donor Map
Rank State Gifts
1 KY 39
2 MI 1
2 DE 1
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