Contact Us The Friends of The Belser Arboretum Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Its mission is to assist with the Arboretum's ongoing maintenance, and to support learning programs and community outreach.

Anyone can become a member of the Friends of the Belser Arboretum organization for a nominal membership fee of $10.00 per year, or by volunteering at the Arboretum for at least 4 hours per year. Members receive newsletters, participate in service committees and are offered special members-only reward events. To become a member, contact Arboretum Director Dr. Patricia DeCoursey, USC Department of Biological Sciences, (803) 777-3934 or decourse@mailbox.sc.edu.


The Friends of The Belser Arboretum Foundation also accepts financial donations to help support day-to-day operations. For more information about gifts to the Friends of The Belser Arboretum Foundation, see the Become a Benefactor page. (Members of the organization have no obligation to make financial gifts to the Foundation). If you have questions about the Friends of The Belser Arboretum Foundation, please contact Arboretum Director Dr. Patricia DeCoursey at (803) 777-3934 or decourse@mailbox.sc.edu.