Memphis Botanic Garden 750 Cherry Road Memphis, TN 38117-4699 MEMPHIS BOTANIC GARDEN ANNUAL REPORT NOURISH OUR GROWTH! 2019

Memphis Botanic Garden Annual Report 2018-19 DONATE TODAY DEAR FRIENDS OF THE GARDEN, Dear Friends of the Garden, Growing a Living Campus in the Heart of Memphis is our daily focus here at the Memphis Botanic Garden. Contained within these pages are the pictures, stories and statistics that describe life here at The Garden. Ours is a beautiful, busy and always growing place! From a Board of Directors and senior management perspective, we have spent much of this past year planning for the Garden’s future. After adopting a new strategic plan in 2018, we began to implement it this year. A major part of this implementation was the launch of our Nourish Greenprint: 2021 capital campaign. This campaign has a goal of $6,000,000 and as of this writing we are about 70% of the way toward meeting our goal. Already, some of the fruits of this labor are beginning to take shape. We recently opened a new Urban Home Demonstration Garden while expanding our Delta Heritage Garden (see page 5). We are now in the process of increasing our parking capacity by over 20% to meet the needs of members, guests, rental clients and more. These are just three of up to 14 projects we have identified for significant investment with 50% of the funds generated by our capital campaign. The other 50% of raised funds will go to establish new reserve funds, which, when combined with our endowment, will help secure the long-term financial viability of the Garden for generations to come. We would love your support of this effort and please use the enclosed envelope to make your contribution. Sincerely, We grow when you give! 2019 was another year of tremendous growth at the Garden. Your generosity allowed the Garden to expand our offerings and impact over 230,000 guests. This would not be possible without your support. Please help us expand upon this successful year with a meaningful year end donation. Donations can be made online at memphisbotanicgarden.com/donate or through the enclosed envelope. The entire amount of your contributions may be treated as a charitable donation for federal income tax purposes, since no goods or services were provided to you in consideration of your gift. Memphis Botanic Garden Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization. Its Federal Identification number is 23-7159172. 2019 FINANCIAL RESULTS Revenue $3,658,256 Expenses $3,811,907 P Z Horton Board President Michael D. Allen Executive Director -2- memphisbotanicgarden.com memphisbotanicgarden.com -3

Memphis Botanic Garden Annual Report 2018-19 BOTANICAL DISPLAYS AND INSPIRATION at the Garden 347 donated rhizomes from Wentzville, Moussori added to our Iris Garden collection 6 students worked on a variety of projects including re-designing the bog in MBBY as part of our Summer Intern Program 37 unique up-cycled elements used in the creation of Castle Redeux thanks to a grant from the Children’s Foundation of Memphis 4 espaliered apple and pear trees planted in the new Urban Home Garden 1 successful Caterpillar Rearing Structure added to our Butterfly Garden thanks to volunteers who funded and built it 42 miles that our Delta House traveled from its original location in Hughes, Arkansas to its new home in the Delta Heritage Garden adding interest, programming space and a resting spot! 30 years of beauty and inspiration celebrated thanks to the Little Garden Club of Memphis Sensory Garden installed in 1989 300 pumpkins and gourds displayed in our Pumpkin Patch creating a perfect backdrop for fall photos -4- memphisbotanicgarden.com memphisbotanicgarden.com -5

Memphis Botanic Garden Annual Report 2018-19 NATURE CONNECTIONS AND EDUCATION at the Garden 41,874 students served through formal programming over the course of the 2018-19 school year 200 children sipped cups of tea as they learned about plant flavors at the Alice in Wonderland Tea Party 5,377 adults served through classes, tours and horticultural outreach 8 instructors taught ongoing workshops as part of our adult arts programming 1,671 paper boats made by students as they explored Origami In the Garden on scholarship field trips 104 adults learned leaf identification tricks as they participated in tree id walks 3 new preschool outreach programs developed to introduce the youngest members of our community to the wonders of the natural world 65 teachers attended workshops on trees, water conservation, and nature playscapes throughout the year -6- memphisbotanicgarden.com memphisbotanicgarden.com -7

Memphis Botanic Garden Annual Report 2018-19 UNIQUE EXPERIENCES AND CELEBRATIONS 3,500 guests celebrated spring at the Cherry Blossom Picnic at the Garden 21 Thursdays of after hour fun at Twilight Thursdays – Chess, Yoga, Art, Dogs, Tai Chi 100 artists displayed their talents to support the Garden’s educational programming through the Incognito art auction. 24,000 eggs were found at our annual Egg Hunt in the Garden 1,280 feet of colorful lights adorned the white pine that served as our City Christmas Tree during Holiday Wonders at the Garden 36 little chefs used eggs from The Coop and herbs from the Herb Garden in their recipes at our new Cooking with Kids series 2,500 pieces of gourmet chocolates created by Philip Ashley for the annual Whiskey, Wine and Chocolates event 33,576 concert-goers made this year’s Live at the Garden our highest attendance on record -8- memphisbotanicgarden.com memphisbotanicgarden.com -9

Memphis Botanic Garden Annual Report 2018-19 40,446 people attended musical events in The Live Garden this year. COMMUNITY SUPPORT allows us to grow THANK YOU to the following for making gifts or pledges (as of October 15) in support of Nourish Greenprint: 2021 that will solidify our 96-acre living campus as a leader in engaging, educating and enhancing every generation of our growing Garden Community. If you would like to participate in this campaign, please contact Mike Allen at (901) 636-4101 for more information. Foundations and Corporations: The Assisi Foundation AutoZone LIVE AT THE GARDEN SPONSORS FedEx, TruGreen, Infiniti of Memphis, Regions Bank, Radians, ProShow, Mahaffey Tent & PDR SUMMER SYMPHONY SPONSORS Gossett Audi, Radians, Sedgwick, International Paper, Sullivan Branding, DoubleTree Hotel, Commercial Appeal, Mahaffey Tent and WRVR. WOLF AT THE GARDEN SPONSORS Mid-South Ford Dealers, ProShow, Mahaffey Tent and Redeemers Group. 2019 MARKED THE 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF FY 2018-19 6% 5% Other 9% Special Events 10% Contributions 14% Membership Dues Education Fees 5% City of Memphis 3% Capital Improvements 1% Advertising 1% Interest 2% Repairs 6% Insurance 24% Transfers 26% Facility Rentals, Food & Beverage 6% Materials and Supplies 6% Equipment Rental 27% Support Staff 8% Special Events 7% Other 18% Horticulture Staff 7% Education Staff 8% Facilities Staff MY BIG BACKYARD! We celebrated with a Backyard Bash where 688 children and family members came out to play and sing Happy Birthday to “their” garden followed by an evening event with over 400 attendees that helped raise funds to support the continued growth of this garden. We could not have done it without our dynamic volunteer planning committee and a Presenting Sponsorship from Semmes Murphey and the following Supporting Sponsors: BioMed, Old Dominick Distillery, McGehee Clinic for Animals, Wiseacre Brewing Co., East Memphis Pet Hospital & Resort, East Memphis Athletic Club, Meredith & Paul McDonald/Hobson Realtors, Titan Great Outdoors, Dixon Hughes Goodman, Triumph, IMC Companies, Pediatric Dental group & Orthodontics, The Little Gym, ProActive Heart & Vein Center, and MidSouth OBGYN. The Canale Foundation City of Memphis The Day Foundation Deupree Family Foundation FedEx First Tennessee Foundation Goldsmith Family Foundation International Paper Foundation Plough Foundation Speer Charitable Trust Individuals: Michael and Christa Allen Aarti Bowman Paula and Steven Beussink Mary Helen and Mark Butler Ryan Butterick John D. Canale, III George and Bena Cates Elizabeth and Jim Duncan Judy and Gary Edge Mott and Mary Call Ford Kim Hall Selby and PZ Horton Bernice Buzzy Hussey Trey and Anne Jordan Anne and Tommy Keesee Frank Langford Vance and John Lewis Kimberly MacQueen Ragan and Lon Magness Hon. Jon P. and Dr. Mary R. McCalla Chris Miller Janet Misner REVENUE -10- memphisbotanicgarden.com EXPENSES Kate and Don Oliver Mindy Wurzburg and Blair Parker Julie and Jim Raines Jay and Stacy Royalty Lisa and Bayard Snowden Caroline and Greg Sones Richard and Trish Spore Barbara Thompson and Joe Warren Jenne and Tom Williams memphisbotanicgarden.com -11

Memphis Botanic Garden Annual Report 2018-19 INDIVIDUAL GIFTS AND SPONSORSHIPS JULY 1, 2018 TO JUNE 30, 2019 $25,000+ Goldsmith Family Foundation International Paper Foundation $10,000 + Cathey Donor Advised Fund FedEx The Little Garden Club of Memphis Sylvia Goldsmith Marks estate TruGreen $5,000+ P.Z. and Selby Horton Lucy Carrington Jones Anne Marie and Tom Kadien Macy’s The Menke Foundation Phoebe Miller Sprouts Healthy Communities Patricia Walker $2,500+ 4 Memphis Publishing Adams Keegan Foy and Bill Coolidge John Dunavant The Japan Foundation Knapp Foundation Frank M. Langford, Jr. Tina McWhorter Memphis Garden Club Janet Misner Mr. and Mrs. Henry Morgan Steve and Debby Schadt Stellar Home Care Strategic Resource Management Wells Fargo Foundation $1500+ Crew Training International Georgia Pacific Memorial Park Funeral Home Oak Hall Brig Klyce Ellen Klyce Vance and John Lewis Brad Martin Family Foundation Drs. Kay Jackson and Thomas Shelton The Sims Family Charitable Trust Lucy Turnbull Mrs. Hubert K. Turley Vinyard Vines The Yard $1,000+ Debbie and Richard Binswanger Gay Daughdrill Boyd The Canale Foundation John D. Canale, III Elizabeth and Thomas Farrar Fidelity Investments First Tennessee Foundation/ First Horizon Freeman Pediatric Dentistry Ikebana International – Bamboo Chapter Inventory Locator Service, LLC Japanese Traders & Manufacturers Rose Johnston Paul Tudor Jones Junior League Garden Club Ragan and Lon Magness Dianne and Myron Mall Michael McDonnell Memorial Park Funeral Home Memphis Area Master Gardeners Chris and Rick Miller Phoebe Miller Dixie Power Julie and Jim Raines Realty Capital Management River City Neuropsychology, PLLC Anne Roane Susan and Charles Schadt Semmes-Murphy Clinic Trish and Richard Spore Deborah Dunklin Tipton Muffy and Michael Turley Barbara Thompson and Joe Warren Brenda and Fred Wiseman Leigh and Steve Young Yuletide Office Solutions $500+ Mrs. Albert Austin, III Eleanor and Ben Baer Jim and Jewell Brooks Elizabeth and Joel Brown Joseph and Carole Carson Gene Combest Laurie and Doug Daniel Mott and Mary Call Ford Glo Medical Aesthetics Jimmy Humphreys Leesa and Kathryne Jensen Jon Katze James Keegan Eb and Camille LeMaster Jean and Frank Norfleet Susan and John Peterson John Pierce River City Sprinklers Stacy and Jay Royalty Alice and Colin Ruthven Mary and Clinton Saxton Nancy Welsh Smith Dabney Turley Traci and Ed Vining Mydelle and G.B. Wilson HONORARIUMS JULY 1, 2017 TO JUNE 30, 2018 Ruthie Bowlin Pam and Will Pierce Mary Helen Butler Elizabeth and Alfred Cowles, Jr. Michelle and Bill Dunavant Britt Moses Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Campbell Foy and Bill Coolidge John D. Canale, III Colleen and Chris Canale Molly Crosby Red Acres Garden Club Jim Crowder Memphis Herb Society Bill Dunavant John Dunavant Selden Popwell Missy and Jim Ranier Jim Duncan Trish and Richard Spore Katie and Ed Eleazar Mr. and Mrs. Willis H. Willey Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ellis Foy and Bill Coolidge Lynn Escapite Ellis and Ginny Misner Eggleston Goetze Art Advisory Red Acres Garden Club Page Henrion Pam and Will Pierce Jeanne & Frank Jemison Brig Klyce Ellen Klyce Mr. and Mrs. William Carrington Jones Foy and Bill Coolidge Barbara and Roy Keathley Mr. and Mrs. Willis H. Willey Little Garden Club of Memphis Board Deborah Tipton Sean McFetridge Red Acres Garden Club Sherri McCalla Kathy James Kyle McLane Woodgrove Park Garden Club Ellis and Ginny Misner Janet Misner Mark Misner Dr. Howard Misner Ellis and Ginny Misner Janet Misner Janet Misner Julie Ferrell Ellis and Ginny Misner Mark Misner Mark Misner Ellis and Ginny Misner Janet Misner Dr. Scott Morris Red Acres Garden Club John and Susan Peterson Ellen Blanck Mark Kaufki Melissa Peterson Red Acres Garden Club Mrs. Geri Pitts Foy and Bill Coolidge Lady Price Howard Price Rick Pudwell The Little Garden Club of Memphis Dave Souter Red Acres Garden Club Russell Whitehead Pam and Will Pierce Julie Wilson Greenwood Garden Club Brenda Wiseman Vance and John Lewis MEMORIALS Marilyn Land Easterling Paula and Steven Beussink Aarti and Mark Bowman Margaret Ann Burnett Michelle and Bill Dunavant Peggy Jones Anne and Tommy Keesee Vance and John Lewis The Little Garden Club of Memphis Kimberly MacQueen Ragan and Lon Magness Mary and John McCalla Memphis Horticultural Society Chris and Rick Miller Janet Misner Julie and Jim Raines Stacy and Jay Royalty Caroline and Greg Sones Trish and Richard Spore Jenne and Tom Williams William Carrington Jones Margaret Ann Burnett John D. Canale, III Buzzy Hussey and Hal Brunt Brandon and Joseph Morrison Marilyn and Bailey Wiener David Kernell Tim Bigelow Clayton Watson David Martin Margaret Atkinson Janice and Roy Bell Bernhard MCC Bill Anderson and Associates Anne Craig and Kirk Bobo Tricia and Randy Bratton Mayrene Buxton Mr. and Mrs. Will Chase William Chase Mr. and Mrs. David Dando Oliver Doughtie Duncan-Williams, Inc. E-Box LLC Mary and Robert Ellis Sherry and Jeff Emerson Fleming Associates Architects Formanek Foundation Gary Gibson Frazer Gieselmann Margaret and Sam Graham Catherine and Leigh Griffith Marguerite Griffith Brenda and Fred Grinder Grinder, Taber and Grinder, Inc. Pamela and Steve Guinn Walt and Mary Gutierrez Eva Mae and Bobby Hussey Rose Johnston Peggy Jones Jeannette King Mr. and Mrs. Robert Loeb Looney Ricks Kiss Betty Lyon Suzanne and Neely Mallory Pearson Safety Services Richard Powell River City Sprinklers Irma and Harrell Schaeffer Wendy Seesock Joel Thomas Henry Turley Verna Turner Farrar and Robert Vaughan W.M. Bell Foundation West Memphis Fence and Construction Cary and Russell Whitehead Wills and Wills Management LLC Barry McCalla Janet Misner Sandi and Lindsay Tucker Mary Pennington Cheryl and Casey Condo Sandra and Jack Flanagan Andrea Little Kathy Bloomstrand Lisa Butts Dorothy Smith Cowan Angie and Dan Johnson Lillian Dunavant The Little Garden Club Lil and Al McAulay Joseph Fisher Sherril and Frank Crump Mary Elizabeth Garrott Janet Misner Fred Von Hofe Matt Younger Marily Hughes The Little Garden Club Jean James Margaret Atkinson The Little Garden Club Katherine Gregory Kyle Ruthie Taylor Kathleen McMillan Lane Cat McMillan Marjean Love David Short Rachel Marzec Charlotte and Kyle Zehring John Murray Patricia Ash Dr. E. William Rosenberg Charles Neely Vicki Park Snider Jessica Buchignani Maury E. Strauss Jill Gubin Molly Thomas Thompson Grandview Garden Club Lele Weaver Vance and John Lewis Mark Weston Nancy Manire -12- memphisbotanicgarden.com memphisbotanicgarden.com -13

Memphis Botanic Garden Annual Report 2018-19 UPPER LEVEL MEMBERSHIPS LIFETIME MEMBERS Ann Blecken Mr. and Mrs. R.D. Born Beth and Steve Brown Elizabeth and Jim Duncan Amy Ginsburg Kristi and Larry Goldsmith Goldsmith Family Foundation Sissie and Walton Griffin Dr. Howard Misner Jennifer and Roy Smith Contributing Member ($1,000) John Canale III Margie and Jimmy Lackie Julie and Jim Raines Supporting Member ($500) Eleanor Baer Scott Bohon Margaret Ann Burnett Judith and Bruce Campbell Lynn and Graham Fulton Michelle and Evan Glazer Eva Mae and Bobby Hussey Anne and Mike Keeney Kimberly and Andrew MacQueen Avant Gardener ($300) Karen and Preston Dorsett Betty and John Malmo Jane Rebholz Mary and Keith Riggins Ruth and Joseph Samaha Linda and Frank Smith Lucy Woodson Garden Plus ($250) Kathy and Ben Adams Mary Lou Adams Wanda and John Barzizza Ginger and Dabney Collier Clarice and Clair Cox Katie and Ed Eleazer Kathryn Feinstone Marylane Johnson Anne and Tommy Keesee Natalie and Davant Latham Carol and Gene Mangiante Nancy and Rodgers Menzies Nancy and Steve Morrow Mimi and Jim Taylor Dawn and Jeff Thompson Family Plus ($150) Marilyn and Pepper Allen Chris and Lois Canale Nancy and George Albert Cook Renee and Phillip Cook Foy and Bill Coolidge Kathe and Larry Crane Alexandra and Trent Crowley Debbie and David Dye Catherine Erb Dot and Dick Fisher Kathy and JW Gibson Katherine and Franklin Godoy Emily Haizlip Dr. and Mrs. Masanori Igarashi Carolyn and Richard Johnson Ed Koshland, III Caroline MacQueen Karen and Craig Marshall Theresa Mauer Janie and Charles McCrary Linda and Robert Nichols Diana and Timothy Oliver Judy and Frederick Palmer Jennifer and Andrew Rixon Chris and Reid Sanders Sharon Taylor Marcy and Charles Turpen Marilyn and Bailey Wiener Catherine Weiner HONOR A LOVED ONE From benches and trees to student scholarships and garden plantings, there are many ways to honor a friend or loved one. For more information, call our Development office at 636-4116. So much of our growth and success is due to our rich history of an involved and dedicated Board of Directors. Thanks to the following for their service. 2019-20 BOARD OF DIRECTORS P.Z. Horton, President Jay Royalty, Vice-President Aarti Bowman, Treasurer Steven Beussink, Asst. Treasurer Chris Miller, Secretary Vance Lewis, Past President Scott Adams Ryan Butterick Gwen Campbell Diane Chambliss Jennifer Coltharp Judy Edge Mary Call Ford Kristi Goldsmith Kim Hall Buzzy Hussey Kimberly MacQueen Janet Misner David Scully Sehrish Siddiqui Lisa Snowden Melissa Taylor Jenne Williams ADVISORY BOARD (PAST PRESIDENTS) Margaret Ann Burnett John Canale George Cates William B. Dunavant III Bill Ferrell Pat Funck Howard Gober Lyle Irish Peggy Jones Anne Keesee Vance Lewis Lon Magness Bonny Martin Janet Misner Blair Parker Carol Prentiss Julie Raines Richard Spore Joe Warren Gary Wunderlich Jr. FOLLOW US VOLUNTEERING is a hands-on way to ensure the growth of Memphis Botanic Garden. This year alone, our 1,480 generous volunteers have given 16,432 hours of their time and saved the Garden $417,880 by providing essential assistance and services. This is almost double the amount of last year! Groups such as United Way of the Mid-South, Phi Mu at the University of Memphis, Kappa Alpha Order at Rhodes College, International Paper, Memphis Business Academy, FedEx, Autozone, Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare, TN Promise, Christian Brothers University just to name a few. -14- memphisbotanicgarden.com on Instagram to see what’s in bloom every week. CONTACT US Memphis Botanic Garden 750 Cherry Road Memphis, TN 38117-4699 901-636-4100 VOLUNTEER memphisbotanicgarden.com/volunteer or call 901-636-4102 memphisbotanicgarden.com -15

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