Annual Fund

Dear Tyler Supporter,

I know the COVID-19 crisis has upset so much of your life. But I have been thinking about you and hope that you and your loved ones are safe.

It breaks my heart that you haven’t been able to visit Tyler in these last few months, especially with our glorious spring. Rest assured that Tyler is still here and still needs you… perhaps more than ever.

This global crisis has made it abundantly clear how important it is to connect to nature – and to one another. When we get to the other side of this – and we will – I hope Tyler will still be your safe haven in nature.

With the loss of revenue from admissions, events, rentals, and weddings – our deficit is growing at an alarming rate. The absence of celebration and exploration at Tyler is having a serious impact on our operations.

Please, if you are able to do so, would you join me, by making your most generous gift ever to help me get Tyler Arboretum through this crisis?

Even though we have been able to re-open to members on a limited basis, the social distancing and safety guidelines limit our ability to resume the events and programs that normally sustain us during the summer months. While I have pursued and received short-term grants and loans, the funds far exceed what it is needed to care for Tyler’s 650 acres. But I will not give up hope.

If you haven’t given yet and are able to do so, or would like to give again, you can give online or mail your gift.

Your annual fund donation will go to use right away – maintaining the collections, trails and landscapes you love – during this unprecedented time.

In the meantime, I look forward to welcoming you and your family back to Tyler to enjoy your next great outdoor adventure.

If you’ve already given to help Tyler during this crisis, thank you! I am incredibly grateful for your loyal support.


Mandy Santiago
Executive Director

P.S. Please stay safe. If you need any information about COVID-19, please call 1-877-PA-HEALTH or visit

P.P.S. As Delaware County works through the yellow phase with limited reopening and prepares for the green phase, I am still working with our local legislators to ensure that Tyler and other public gardens are officially recognized as outdoor venues for passive recreation. You can check for my updates at