Memorial naming opportunities

Memorial Bench Program

To begin the process to purchase a bench in honor/memory  of a loved one please send a check in the amount of $1,500 made payable to the Miami University Fund to DeVona Miller, Murstein Alumni Center, 725 E. Chestnut Street, Oxford, OH 45056.

You may suggest where you would like to place the bench.  Physical Facilities will place the bench as close to your requested location as possible.  You may choose the wording for the brass plate that will be attached to the bench. 


Memorial Tree Planting

Cost and Payment Procedure

The cost of a memorial tree with a bronze plaque on a concrete base is $800. To begin the process to plant a tree in memory of a loved one please send a check in that amount made payable to the Miami University Fund to DeVona Miller, Murstein Alumni Center, Oxford, Ohio 45056. 

 

Type of Tree and Location of the Planting

The following trees are available to be planted:

Shade Trees

  • Beech (European or Tricolor)
  • Birch (River)
  • Blackgum
  • Buckeye (Yellow)
  • Elm (American) 
  • Ginkgo
  • Hickory (Shagbark)
  • Maple (Red or Sugar)
  • Oak (Bur, Red or White)
  • Tulip
  • Poplar
  • Sycamore
  • Yellowwood (American)
  • Zelkova

Ornamental Trees

  • Crabapple
  • Flowering Dogwood
  • Redbud
  • Serviceberry
  • Japanese Tree Lilac
  • Magnolia

Evergreen Trees

  • Atlas Cedar 
  • Oriental Spruce

You may suggest where you would like to plant the tree.  Physical Facilities will plant the tree as close the requested location as possible. 

 

Contact for Benches and Trees

Please contact DeVona Miller, Associate Director of Stewardship, to coordinate the process for your memorial tree or bench.  DeVona can be reached at 513-529-1279 or via email at millerdg@muohio.edu.

 

Memorial Gift to the Formal Gardens

In cases where a memorial bench or tree may be out of reach, we welcome memorial gifts to the Arthur F. Conrad Formal Gardens. If you would like to honor a loved one in this way, please designate your gift to the Arthur F. Conrad Formal Gardens (fund number 1504-001). You may click here to give online.