Dedicate a Bench or Tree

Dedicate a Tree or Bench at Ravinia


Established in 1972, the "To Beautify Ravinia" project is one of the many activities of the Ravinia Festival Women's Board. This project offers many opportunities to those who wish to dedicate trees and benches to honor loved ones.


Many beautiful trees throughout the park are available for dedication, including honey locust, red oak, green seedless ash, river birch, and Japanese tree lilac. Prices are determined by tree variety, size, and location. Signage installed on each tree recognizes the donor and the honoree.

Tax-deductible donations start at $8,000.



Beautiful teak benches located in prestigious locations throughout the festival grounds are available for dedication. Donors have the opportunity to specify appropriate text on attractive metal plaques installed on each bench.

Tax-deductible donation: $12,000.

For more information about tree and bench dedication opportunities, contact the Women's Board office at 847-266-5045. Other physical and programmatic naming opportunities are available throughout the park; for a complete description call Lisa Connolly at 847-266-5494 or email