Thanks to the generosity of supporters since its formation in 2017, the Friends of Newton Cemetery has realized success in historic preservation, horticultural projects, and public programs. Achievements include:

  • Restoration of the historic Whipple Beal fence
  • Creation of a new pollinator garden
  • The first official artist-in-residence program
  • Archives assessment and recommendations
  • Tree planting initiative
  • Ongoing partnership with the City of Newton Summer Internship Program

Thank you for your help in keeping Newton Cemetery & Arboretum an exceptional resource.

Annual supporters since 2017

Lalor & Patricia Burdick
Sara Goldberg
Peter Kelly & Ruth Morris
Michael & Mary Ann Buras


300 Bear Hill LLC
Bayer Feed A Bee
BNY Mellon
City of Newton
Doug Curtiss Landscape Contractors, Inc.
Feldman Land Surveyors
First Baptist Church
Foundation for Advancement in Conservation
Institute of Museum & Library Sciences 
Mass Cultural Council
Natick Community Farms
Newton Conservators, Inc.
Newton Cultural Council
SOAR Management Consulting Group
Starbucks, Newtonville
Traders Joe's, West Newton
Whole Foods Market, Newton Centre

tree & BENCH sponsors

Daniel Biebuyck 
Michael J. and Notburga Connolly
Carolyn Davis
Joseph Fanning
Olga Franchi
Janet Harkins
Alan Margraf
Dorothy Pugliese
Daniel Sullivan
Carol Toomey


Marygrace Barber
Peter Barber
Lawrence Bauer
Martha Bauer
Eliot Beal
John Boopalan 
Adrian Bresler
Helen Buras
Judith Currier 
Maureen DeJong 
John Farina
Ruthanne Fuller
Barbara Huggins-Carboni
Chris Jeffrey
Pamela Kelley
Timothy Kierstead
Adrienne Knudsen
Margie Leitner 
Alan Levy
Jean Macrae
Steven Quieto
Jarrett Russo
Michael Russo
Lisa Salazar
G. West Saltonstall
Victoria Saltonstall
Karen Thompson 
Casey Townsend 
Marya Van't Hul
Joe Waters

Program partners

City of Newton
Historic Newton
Karen Krolak
Living Wisely, Dying Well
Newton Free Library
Rebecca Proskauer