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GGGGG David Kelvin park user


DEAR FRIENDS Whether it’s been a history-making park’s construction, major hike and bike trail funding, or an important property purchase, 2012 was a year Buffalo Bayou Partnership (BBP) projects were “in the works.” Driving down Allen Parkway and Memorial Drive, you couldn’t help but notice significant construction underway in Buffalo Bayou Park. More than 160 acres are being transformed into Houston’s premier park space and a major recreational attraction for the entire Houston region. In downtown, we laid the groundwork for the Sunset Coffee Building’s restoration at historic Allen’s Landing and secured federal funding for a vital hike and bike trail connection. Over in the East End, an important parcel of land was purchased, bringing Buffalo Bend Nature Park’s final design and construction one step closer. As always, BBP’s efforts would not be possible without strong support from our public and private-sector partners. By working with governmental agencies and major Houston philanthropists, foundations and corporations, we have leveraged significant funding and expanded the scope and quality of our work. These valuable partnerships will only be strengthened in the years ahead. Along with BBP’s board of directors and staff, we thank you for your support and commitment to restoring Houston’s historic waterway. As we look to the future, please join us in celebrating all the important projects that are “in the works.” Sincerely,

Bob Phillips 2012 board chair

Anne Olson president




(l-r) Mark Cover, 2012 gala honoree, celebrates with gala co-chairs Marley Lott and George Lancaster, and BBP President Anne Olson


As we write this 2012 Annual Report, we celebrate the significant progress made with our Buffalo Bayou Park project and recognize that it would not be possible without the generosity of Houston’s leading foundations, corporations and philanthropists. During the past year, we successfully met a challenge grant from The Wortham Foundation raising more than $15 million. We are extremely proud that several funders made gifts that were the largest in their grant-making history. Park fundraising is still in the works as we make progress towards our final goal of $23 million.

π O  ur annual Buffalo Bayou Ball broke all records with an all-time crowd of 600 guests raising more than $500,000. πW  e partnered with four other non-profits (Bayou Land Conservancy, Galveston Bay Foundation, Houston Audubon Society and Katy Prairie Conservancy) on the Give-5 campaign. First started in Austin, the fundraising program targets Houstonarea businesses to contribute five percent of their proceeds on Earth Day. π B  BP was selected as one of four local charities that took part in Whole Foods 2012 Five Percent Day. Shopping proceeds at all Houston-area Whole Foods stores yielded $26,000 for BBP’s annual Kids Day and Buffalo Bayou Regatta.



π W  e were honored to be one of a select number of nationwide non-profits included in the Laura and John Arnold Foundation’s Giving Library. This on-line video fundraising library serves as a tool for philanthropists to efficiently survey giving opportunities and to connect with participating non-profits. The Giving Library also serves nonprofits by enhancing donor access through a compelling medium, increasing visibility, and providing an opportunity to learn about peer organizations nationwide.

$15,000,000+ raised for buffalo bayou park

$500,000 raised at annual buffalo bayou ball



The 10-year anniversary of the Buffalo Bayou and Beyond master plan brought consultants Patrick Phillips, Pratap Talwar and Jane Thompson back to Houston for a one-week fall visit. With major capital projects underway and interest in Buffalo Bayou at an all-time high, it was the opportune time to plan for BBP’s future stewardship and coordination of public and private bayou investment. During the consultants’ visit, BBP and the Urban Land Institute/Houston convened two focus groups with Houston real estate developers. Facilitated by Urban Land Institute President and CEO Patrick Phillips, the real estate professionals discussed the opportunities and obstacles of creating a unified waterfront district for Houston.

Additional meetings, held with City, County and METRO representatives, focused on the master plan’s proposed supplementary canal at the confluence of White Oak and Buffalo bayous in downtown. During the discussions, the consultants stressed the huge unmined potential of incorporating high quality urban design and private investment with this major public infrastructure project. Stakeholders such as the Downtown District, Fifth Ward Redevelopment Corporation and Greater East End Management District also met with the master plan consultants to apprise them of their respective initiatives and how they complement and enhance bayou improvements. BBP hopes to build on the momentum generated by the consultants’ trip to further advance the Buffalo Bayou and Beyond master plan. BBP extends its sincere thanks to the Downtown District, Greater East End Management District and Urban Land Institute/Houston for co-sponsoring the consultants’ visit.

Welcoming the master plan consultants were (l-r) Dr. William Flores (UHD President), Diane Schenke (Greater East End Management District President), Anne Taylor (Urban Land Institute/Houston President), Mike Garver (BBP board member), consultants Jane Thompson, Patrick Phillips and Pratap Talawar, and Bob Phillips (BBP Chairman).





The $58 million Buffalo Bayou Park restoration has been spearheaded by Houston philanthropists Nancy and Rich Kinder who made a record-setting catalyst gift of $30 million for the 160-acre green space.


A strong public-private partnership has been created to oversee this historic park project including BBP, the City of Houston, led by the Parks & Recreation Department and Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD). BBP has been charged with leading improvements for the 2.3-mile bayou stretch from Shepherd Drive to Sabine Street. Goals of the ambitious project include:

π R  estoring the bayou to a more natural and self-sustaining version of what exists today π  Reintroducing native park landscape π A  dding amenities to enhance safety and the visitor experience For the first 30 years after the park opens, Downtown Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) #3 will contribute $2 million per year for the park’s maintenance and operations which will be overseen by BBP.



After being in the planning stages for several years, Buffalo Bayou Park–Shepherd to Sabine got off to a feverish pace in 2012. While the City of Houston and Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) were constructing the main hike and bike trail, BBP and Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) began building other park enhancements. Buffalo Bayou Partnership laid the groundwork for major pedestrian bridges at the Police Memorial and Jackson Hill, and a footbridge at the northwest corner of Allen Parkway and Sabine Street just east of Eleanor Tinsley Park.

A long-awaited pedestrian bridge was installed by TxDOT and the City of Houston under the Shepherd Drive overpass. The bridge is a tremendous addition for runners, walkers and bicyclists who previously had to use a very dangerous sidewalk along Shepherd Drive. Soaring a dramatic 40 ft. above the bayou and nearly a football field in length, the 355-ft.-long Jackson Hill Bridge connects Allen Parkway to an existing pedestrian bridge over Memorial Drive that leads to neighborhoods to the north. Piers for the bridge were installed in 2012. Work also began on a pedestrian bridge which allows first-time access to the Police Memorial from other areas in the park.

In the Police Memorial area, HCFCD realigned the bayou channel north to address significant erosion that had been occurring for decades. With the addition of numerous native trees along the newly contoured banks, the area received “oohs and aahs” from park users. As SWA Group completed final park plans, two new consultants were brought on board to design special park areas, and a unique partnership was formed with Houston’s Katy Prairie Conservancy. Reed Hilderbrand, a Boston-based landscape architecture firm, designed four major park gardens filled with a variety of native perennial flowers and vegetation. Also jumping on board were consultants from the North Carolina State University Nature Learning Initiative who completed plans for the nature playground. This unique play space utilizes the park’s sloping topography and incorporates natural elements such as tree trunks, fallen logs and sand. One of the most interesting landscape features of Buffalo Bayou Park will be 11 acres of native Texas prairie. To create this natural park area, Buffalo Bayou Partnership is collaborating with the Katy Prairie Conservancy (KPC). During the spring of 2012, KPC staff and volunteers combed through several pristine prairies in the area for the best wildflower and native grass seeds. Once completed, these “pocket prairies” will serve as a reminder of Houston’s rich ecological and cultural history.

REACHING OUT Community outreach has been a major component of planning efforts for Buffalo Bayou Park. Through a series of community meetings, input and ideas have been received from the public since the inception of the project in 2010. Additional meetings and on-site walking tours were held in 2012 to update stakeholders and the public on park improvements under construction. //


GG GGGGG DOWNTOWN SECTOR SUNSET COFFEE BUILDING Allen’s Landing, Houston’s birthplace and first port, has been a focal point of BBP’s revitalization efforts for many years. Included among decade-old enhancements are rebuilding of the park’s wharf and embarcadero, entry plaza, public art and a terrace. In 2012, BBP came one step closer to enhancing the historic site by finalizing a contract with Houston First, a local government corporation, for restoration of the park’s historic Sunset Coffee Building. Once completed, Houston First will take over ownership and operation of the 12,000-sq. ft. facility from BBP. Designed by Lake-Flato and BNIM architects, the renovated building will include a boating/biking concession, BBP’s offices, exhibition and rental space, and a rooftop terrace.

PROPOSED NORTH CANAL Flood management is an important component of BBP’s Buffalo Bayou and Beyond master plan. Since issuing the plan in 2002, BBP has been working with the HCFCD and Downtown District to study the viability of the plan’s proposed North Canal. Located at the juncture of White Oak and Buffalo bayous, the site is a bottleneck and very volatile during heavy rains. Studies show that if the by-pass channel had been in place during Tropical Storm Allison, flooding in downtown would have been reduced by approximately 4.5 ft. Over the past five years, HCFCD and the City of Houston purchased properties along Commerce Street in anticipation of the North Canal project. With a strong cost-to-benefit ratio, HCFCD is continuing its studies along with major property owners including METRO.

HIKE AND BIKE TRAILS A collaboration with the Houston Parks Board and Greater East End Management District resulted in Houston being awarded a highly competitive federal TIGER grant for bayou hike and bike trails in 2012. With funding of $15 million, supplemented by $4 million in local matching dollars, trails will be constructed along Buffalo and White Oak bayous, and on East End streets linking to the light rail. As part of the process, BBP will build a trail from Smith to Milam in downtown. This $4.6 million link will provide a vitally needed connection from Sesquicentennial Park to Allen’s Landing, and will complete a five-mile stretch of the bayou from Shepherd Drive to Milam Street. BBP contributed $1 million in private funds, donated by a BBP board member, for the TIGER grant match. 8


EAST SECTOR BUFFALO BEND NATURE PARK Transformation of the 10-acre Buffalo Bend Nature Park in the East End continued in 2012. Located at a beautiful spot at the Port of Houston Turning Basin, the former dumpsite has already been enhanced with three storm water filtration ponds, a natural amphitheater and native plantings. BBP is currently raising $500,000 to match a Texas Parks & Wildlife Department grant providing funds to implement more park improvements including a boardwalk, learning station, trails and interpretive exhibits. This past year, BBP purchased an adjacent property and coordinated the future acquisition of an easement that will result in a connection between Buffalo Bend Nature Park and Hidalgo Park to the east. Once completed, 23 acres of continuous open space will result in an important trailhead along the bayou’s east sector.



A creative partnership between BBP and Houston’s Parks & Recreation Department resulted in 30 acres of East End park space being preserved. BBP-owned property adjacent to the City’s Tony Marron Park was taken over by the Parks Department allowing the sports park to be expanded in the future. In lieu of donating this property to the City, BBP assumed ownership of the 22-acre Northside Sewage Treatment Facility. BBP hopes to one day convert the site’s abandoned settling basins and aeration tanks into interesting and useful park elements that will provide a site for environmental education activities. As plans move forward, BBP staff will be studying former industrial sites that can serve as precedents for the Northside Sewage Treatment Facility’s transformation.

For many years, BBP has worked with a multitude of private and public land owners to secure easements that will eventually provide a continuous trail from Shepherd Drive all the way to the Port of Houston Turning Basin. In 2012, the organization continued its work with TxDOT to complete design of a trail across a former railroad bridge and along the bayou at Clayton Homes, Houston Housing Authority property. Additional trail connections will be pursued in the coming year. //



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PR/EVENTS Due to significant publicity generated by Buffalo Bayou Park–Shepherd to Sabine, awareness of BBP is at an all-time high—locally and nationally. During the past year, a bi-monthly e-mail newsletter and a project-specific website were developed to get the word out. Major print and electronic news coverage highlighted various park enhancements and presentations were given to numerous civic and business groups. As construction continues, BBP will be creating new and creative ways for park users and stakeholders to experience park improvements, including a mobile app. Major 2012 events broke all attendance and fundraising records. October’s 6th annual KBR Kids Day saw 10,000 children and families traveling to the bayou to take part in environmental activities, boat rides and kayak demonstrations. Nationally, BBP was in the spotlight as the organization’s staff made presentations at the following conferences: π Building Safe, Healthy and Livable Communities—New Partners for Smart Growth (San Diego) π River Rally—River Network (Portland) π Greater and Greener—City Parks Alliance (New York)

Joining Mayor Annise Parker at the Great Public Spaces announcement were Bob Phillips, BBP Chair; Guy Hagstette, BBP Consultant; Joe Turner, Houston Parks & Recreation Department Director; and Marlene Gafrick, City of Houston Planning & Development Department Director.

2012 AWARDS National recognition of BBP’s accomplishments came in 2012 when Buffalo Bayou was named one of America’s Great Public Spaces by the American Planning Association. Along with 10 other sites including Chicago’s Botanic Garden and New Orleans’ Jackson Square, the bayou was honored for having a “true sense of place, cultural and historical interest, community involvement, and a vision for tomorrow.”

An e-newsletter highlighting Buffalo Bayou Park improvements was launched in 2012.

Locally, the American Society of Architects (AIA) Houston recognized BBP with its 2012 Civic Vision Award for “consistently and courageously demonstrating civic leadership in improving Houston’s quality of life.” //



Through BBP’s Adopt-a-Spot Program, Corporate Day in the Dirt and Green Team Saturdays, Houstonians of all ages contribute their valuable time to restoring and protecting Buffalo Bayou’s natural areas. In 2012, more than 1,500 volunteers logged 6,000 hours at 54 work days planting trees, removing invasive vegetation, and picking up trash and debris. Administratively, volunteers provided vitally needed office assistance and support at events such as Kids Day, Bayou Bash and the fall gala. As enhancements are completed in Buffalo Bayou Park–Shepherd to Sabine, volunteers will play an increasingly important role in keeping the park properly maintained and running smoothly. From weeding flower beds to serving as docents distributing information at the park’s two visitor centers, volunteers will help BBP stretch resources and staffing. To help recruit volunteers and to keep them involved, BBP began publication of a volunteer e-newsletter in 2012.

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Bayou Buddy

BAYOU BUDDIES Bayou Buddies is the young professionals group of Buffalo Bayou Partnership, and 2012 was a busy and exciting year filled with social, educational and volunteer activities. Bayou Buddies raises awareness for BBP as well as funds through various events like the annual Bayou Bash, an afternoon crawfish fest held along Sabine Promenade.

2012 BAYOU BUDDIES STEERING COMMITTEE Carly Preacher Mary Catherine White


Addison Bailey Josh Barvin Josh Ibarra Kirsten Lees Rice Lummis Jeffrey Markowski Cara Merriman Jeannie Oudin Hannah Palmer

Lindsey Putterman Daniel Romero Kevin Schott Pete Simpson Claire Smith Brittany Taggart Kim Tuthill Caroline M. Urquhart Taylor Wroblewski




BAYOU CLEAN-UP CLEAN & GREEN/ SKIMMER BOAT PROGRAM Strong and long-standing partnerships with Harris County Flood Control District, Shell Oil Company and Port of Houston Authority provide the necessary funds for BBP’s comprehensive clean-up program. In 2012, nearly 2,000 cubic yards of trash and debris were removed from the waterway. Since the program began 10 years ago, 10,000 cubic yards have been collected—enough to cover a football field six feet high. To supplement the work of BBP staff several Harris County correction programs provide a labor pool that includes community service workers and jail inmates. Because of BBP’s expertise and efficiency, the organization will be expanding its clean-up activities to other bayous in the coming year.

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GG G G G G G 2012 DONORS General Operations/ Annual Fund $30,000 City of Houston George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation $3,000–10,000 American General Life Companies The Gordon A. Cain Foundation Jacob and Terese Hershey Foundation Katz Coffee The Powell Foundation Sterling-Turner Foundation Sue Trammell Whitfield Naomi Turner True Foundation $1,000–2,500 Guy Burdett The Crain Foundation in honor of Robert Phillips Don't Stop Believin–GSC Jenny and Jim Elkins Family Fund Clayton Erikson Annie and Robert H. Graham Guy Hagstette Brittany Ann Hildebrand, Jeffery D. Hildebrand, Jr. and John Thomas Hildebrand Funds Houston Parks Board in honor of Guy Hagstette Kathy and Randy Lake Mr. and Mrs. William R. Lummis Mithoff Family Charitable Foundation Port of Houston Authority Isla Reckling Robertson-Finley Foundation Anne A. Symonds Tenaris V. H. Van Horn III Margaret and Jerry Wolfe $250-999 Anonymous BP Fabric of America Fund/Harris A. Reynolds James K. Bannerman II Debbie and Mike Breazeale Chevron Humankind Employee Funds/Penelope Wolter

Flo Crady Lynda and David Daniel Isabel & Danny David in honor of Marley Lott Marsha Moody Dodson Fund Gayle and Bob Eury Deborah Wandel Francis in honor of Johnny Steele and Leslie and Shannon Sasser Gensler Guy Hagstette in honor of Zane Carson and Brady Carruth Tami Hamilton Dr. Toby Hamilton Brian Hollowell Lynne and Wayne Johnson Judge Steven Kirkland Meredith and Harry Lamberton Lorrenda and Michael Lechtenberg Dr. Brendan and Maria Lee David R. Lummis Martin McIntyre Fan and Peter Morris Evelyn and Roy Nolen in honor of Bob and Betsy Phillips Otter Island Foundation/Mrs. Matthew Simmons Geoff Russell Liz and Max Schuette Dianne and Eliot Tucker John E. Walsh, Jr. Elizabeth Williams Wallace S. Wilson $100–249 Jory Alexander Anonymous (3) Bennie and David Ansell Madeleine and Michael Appel Miriam Balding Mary and Marcel Barone Bayou Breakfast Club in honor of Trudi Smith Evelyn Merz and John Berlinghoff Jan and John Bloom Mr. and Mrs. Logan Boatman Lisa and Michael Boesen Barbara and Curtis L. Boney Virginia and William A. Camfield

Chevron Humankind Employee Funds/Freddie Bartels Allyson and Steve Cook Jane Curtis and William Curtis Brenda and Ed de Alba Harry Dodson Virginia Hoops and Lee Doggett Mary Carol Edwards Mrs. Virginia Arnold Elkins in memory of Mrs. Toni Beauchamp Erik A. Eriksson, Jr. Doug and Jamie Fairchild Laura Hannusch Punkin and Walter Hecht Judy and Pat Henry Edward L. Hickl III Gretchen and Alan Hilyard Cinda and David Hitchcock in honor of George P. Mitchell Michael Hogan Marcia and Richard Houck Becky Houston Houston Endowment Inc./Debbie McNulty Lee Huber Halcyon and Craig Learned Elizabeth Spalding and Eric LeBlanc Bill Lipscomb Bob Livingston in honor of Zane and Brady Carruth Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Lloyd, Jr. Terry Marks Carolie E. Martin in memory of Leslie John Martin Jennifer and Ben McClure Yvonne Meyer Susan Brownlee Miller and James K. Miller George P. Mitchell Anne Lewis and David K. Morris Carol Neider in honor of Dustin Neider and Levi Strauss Judy and Jim Nicklos Martha Espinosa and Donald R. Nino Nick Phillips in honor of Bob Phillips Margaret and Mike Pierce Jennifer and Dr. Mark Price //


Sina Raouf Patricia and Poe Reed Robin Butler and Janelle Rettig in honor of Carol and William Butler Kelly Reynolds in honor of Bettie Cartwright Debbie McNulty and Dean Ruck Sally and William Russ Ginger Clarkson and Dr. Mark B. Ryan Linda R. Shead Shell Oil Company Foundation Matching Gifts Program Carol and Peter Taafee Mrs. Ann Leavesley-Turpin and Mr. William W. Turpin Waller Creek Conservancy in honor of Carlos Jimenez IN-KIND Peter Boyle Tom Kelsey United Airlines

KBR Kids Day October 20, 2012 $35,000 KBR $13,000+ Whole Foods Market $2,000+ Children's Memorial Hermann Texas Children’s Health Plan $250 Downtown Aquarium Green Mountain Energy Company Sun & Ski Sports IN-KIND City of Houston Mayor's Office of Special Events Downtown District The Greensheet Houston Arts Alliance Houston Family Magazine Houston First Corporation Houston Parks & Recreation Department IKEA KHOU-Channel 11 PIPE Supermedia United Airlines Watermill Express Woreman Brand Agency



Buffalo Bayou Ball: SENSE-ational November 1, 2012 $25,000 Hines $15,000+ Zane and Brady Carruth John P. McGovern Foundation $10,000 Stanford and Joan Alexander Foundation Chinhui and Eddie Allen Laura and Tom Bacon/Jill and Dunham Jewett/ Anne Whitlock and Michael Skelly/ Lisa and Barron Wallace Bank of America CenterPoint Energy Charter Title Pam and Jimmy Erwin/Chicago Title Commercial Susan and Mike Garver H-E-B Sis and Hasty Johnson Kroger George Lancaster and Marley Lott Beverly and Staman Ogilvie/ Barbara and Louis Sklar Leslie and Shannon Sasser $5,000–7,500 Neelofur and Sami Ahmad Julie and Drew Alexander Amegy Bank of Texas Anonymous Baker Botts L.L.P. Balfour Beatty Construction Brookfield Office Properties Anne S. and Peter Brown/Bettie Cartwright Bud Light/Silver Eagle Distributors Cameron Management Mo and Ric Campo Central Houston, Inc./Houston Downtown Management District Glenn H. Clements/Stewart Title Ann Marie and Mark Cover Jacquelyn and Collin Cox/Charles R. Parker Susie and Sanford Criner/Cece and Mack Fowler D. E. Harvey Builders Dillon Kyle Architecture and Wells Design/ Jerry Jeanmard Susan and James Elmore/Terri and Ray Thomas ExxonMobil Zeina and Nijad Fares Frost Bank Jo and Jim Furr/Gensler

Cullen K. Geiselman Eleanor and Dan Gilbane HFF Hines REIT Hines South West Regional Office JPMorgan Chase John Daugherty, Realtors Jones Lang LaSalle Ann and Tom Kelsey/Wendy and Mavis Kelsey, Jr. Kendall/Heaton Associates Kirksey Architecture PageSoutherlandPage Isla and Tommy Reckling Reliant an NRG Company Evelyn and Kevin Shanley Mary Eliza and Park Shaper Star Tex Title Texas Tower Limited Transwestern Waste Management $1,000–2,500 AECOM Doris Fondren Allday Francey Pengra and Ed Allday Atlantic Trust Private Wealth Management BNIM Architects Leslie and Jack Blanton, Jr. Minnette and Peter Boesel Martha and Sam Bowen Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Brewster Carol and Bill Butler Minnie and Ed Cappel Kelty and Rogers Crain Jennifer Gaines Dolman and Steve Dolman Carolyn and David Edgar Jenny and Jim Elkins Family Fund Clayton and Shel Erikson Patti and Richard Everett Carolyn Farb Drs. Noel Bezette-Flores and Bill Flores Cindy Bishop and John Gaston Kate and Steve Gibson Guy Hagstette Ann Lents and David Heaney Gerald D. Higdon Highland Resources, Inc. Barbara and Gerald Hines Wendy and Jeff Hines INVESCO Sis and Hasty Johnson in honor of George Lancaster Susan and Richard Keeton Lynn and Tynan Kelly

Sissy and Denny Kempner in honor of Marley Lott Harriet and Truett Latimer Mary Nell and Malcolm Lovett Kay and Bob MacIntyre Donna and Don McFall Ginni and Richard Mithoff Anne and Jack Moriniere Dr. and Mrs. Robb Moses Miki and Ralph E. Norton Judy Nyquist Linda and Tim Peterson Betsy and Bob Phillips Pickard Chilton Carolyn and James L. Robertson Lauren Rottet Peter Ruggiero Scurlock Foundation Anat and Chad Shaw/Adelle and LeRoy Shaw Jim Murdaugh and Gary Smith in honor of Marley Lott Alaina and Gregory Smith Martha Ann and Byron Snyder Cassie Stinson Bette and Ralph Thomas Phoebe and Bobby Tudor Pamela and William Wallace Walter P. Moore and Associates Leslye and David Weaver Geraldina I. and Scott W. Wise Ed and Lorraine Wulfe Ziegler Cooper Architects Nina Zilkha

Louis H. Skidmore, Jr. Jane Broyles Smith and Roy Smith John E. Walsh, Jr. IN-KIND Bud Light/Silver Eagle Distributors City of Houston Mayor's Office of Special Events City of Houston Public Works and Engineering Department Andy DiRaddo–Staging Solutions Hines Houston First Corporation Houston Parks & Recreation Department ICA Third Coast LLC Katz Coffee–Bayou Blend New Nurseries PaperCity SWIFT + Company United Airlines

Buffalo Bayou Regatta March 10, 2012 $13,000+ Whole Foods Market $10,000 BRH-Garver Construction $5,000 Brookfield Office Properties The Lionstone Group Schlumberger University of Houston–Downtown

$500–999 Claire P. Caudill Allyson P. Cook Artie Lee Hinds Hunt & Hunt Engineering Corp Paule and Rusty Johnston Page Kempner Cindee and Curtis Klement Susan L. Lawhon Paul H. Layne Sultana and Moez Mangalji Liz and Max Schuette Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Watt, III

$1,000 AECOM Baker Hughes BayouontheBend.com Equivalent Data High Island Oil Corporation Hines PageSoutherlandPage REI-Houston Galleria and Willowbrook Richards/Carlberg SWA Group Weston Solutions, Inc.

$100–499 Christina Cabral Patsy Cravens Olive and Lynn Hughes Ethel and Edward Hutcheson, Jr. Melanie and Larry Margolis Fund Suzanne K. Morris Barbara and John Patton

$350 Beneficial Pest Control Layne and Jonathan Frels LJA Engineering, Inc. Met Life Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking United Engineers

$100–250 Bud Light/Silver Eagle Distributors Green Mountain Energy Company Houston Canoe Club Inc Sis and Hasty Johnson Elizabeth D. Williams IN-KIND 5 Hour Energy ACA Austin Canoe & Kayak Downtown District The Greensheet Hammer Nutrition Harris County Flood Control District Houston First Corporation The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa Katz Coffee Lead Optimize Northwest Amateur Radio Society Saint Arnold Brewing Company Texas Canoe and Kayak Racing Association US Army Corps of Engineers United Airlines VitaminWater Watermill Express Wave Shuttle Service YELP

Bayou Buddies Bayou Bash April 14, 2012 $1,000–2,500 Don't Stop Believin–GSC E & J Gallo Winery Katy Optiks $500 ADCETERA Argus Software, Inc. Frost National Bank David R. Lummis C. J. White Foundation $100–250 BP Foundation, Inc. Cornerstone Government Affairs, LLC LESCO Architectural Lighting TBG Partners Brian Thorp ULR–Urban Leasing and Realty Kim Tuthill and Christopher Robert White Mary Catherine White



IN-KIND AKR Watercolor B B's Cafe The Beans Big Yoga, LLC Bike Barn Black Finn American Grill Blue Tree Yoga Celtic Gardens Clista's Wellness Studio CultureMap Define: Body & Mind Elite FX Studios Farmhouse Delivery Fit Athletic Club Fully Raw and Rawfully Organic Co-op Get Real EFX Fitness Houston First Corporation Houston Parks & Recreation Department Houston Rockets Image Cinema Photo Booths The Journey Agents Kevin Kamrath–Aqua Hand Car Wash Karbach Brewing Co Katy Optiks Katz Coffee Kenyan Way Training Programs Langford Market - Rice Village Lighting Incorporated Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Pedal Party Pinot's Palette REI Real Meals 365 Rose Hill Round Top Saint Arnold Brewing Company Shade Violeta and John Sheely at Mockingbird Bistro Cari Shoemate Society for the Performing Arts Sweet Tomatoes Restaurant Theatre Under the Stars Uchi and Uchiko You Had Me At Woof

Run for a Reason $400–1,000 Edward R. Allen Greg Harper Porter Lee Danny Rathan The Rosemont Foundation Inc.



$250–350 Don Burney Phyllis Cohen Patrick Dickson Michael Dio Bonnie Glisson Sis and Hasty Johnson Steven Knowles Christian LaCasse Lewis Linn Patrick McCulloch Nicole Peralta Alison Pilcher Robin Pilcher Scott Simmons Nancy Stancher Lindsay Staples Kevin Taylor Kevin Thuot C. J. White Foundation $100–249 Alexander Aalders Lucretia Athens Allan and Brigid Berger Brenda and Doug Berger CobbFendley Marjorie Cohen Andrea Coravos Farzin Dinyarian Marianne Dwyer Erin Ekstrom Lisa Foronda Barbara Foxhall Lloyd R. French, III Andrew Gallagher Martha and Jerry Gallagher Larry and Karen George Lisa Gochman Wendy Hand G W Hergenroeder Ashlee Hiser Atsushi Ito Gary and Jo Levering MTA Mike Treadway Architects Pamela and Robby Mendoza Cara Merriman Mike and Leslie Merriman Omron Foundation, Inc. Susan and William Penland, Jr. Kathleen T. and Townes G. Pressler, Jr. Brian Rabe Allison Rathan Daniel Romero Justin Sheridan Mary Slater

Carter Stern North Whipple Clarence White III Mary Catherine White Anne Whitlock Carol Winograd Grace Yung FUNDRAISING FOR REGISTRATION PARTICIPANTS Ashley Berger Jessalyn Giacona Ashlee Hiser Liz Lee Rebecca Linn Cara Merriman Danny Rathan Claire Richard Cari Shoemate Claire Smith Brandon VanWaeyenberghe Mary Catherine White

Conservation $10,000 REI $5,000–7,500 River Network Tenaris $1,000 Devon Energy Corporation Enervest LTD The Lents Foundation Wood Mackenzie $100–250 Boy Scout Troop #354/Tommy McAuley Christina R. Giannelli Youth Service America

Skimmer Boat Program $300,000+ Harris County Flood Control District

Clean & Green Program $100,000 Shell Oil Company $50,000 Port of Houston Authority $5,000 The Robert and Janice McNair Foundation

Hike and Bike $2,000,000 Mike Garver $5,000 Houston Endowment Inc./Anthony Hall, Jr. $100 Anonymous Josh Barvin Hewlett-Packard/Cara Baez The Williams Companies, Inc.

Buffalo Bend Nature Park $25,000 Susan Vaughan Foundation $1,000 Houston Bar Foundation IN-KIND Tom Kelsey

Sunset Coffee Building $2,300,000 Houston First $250 Ian Rosenberg IN-KIND Tom Kelsey

Buffalo Bayou Park– Shepherd to Sabine All gifts/pledges as of December 31, 2012 $30,000,000 Kinder Foundation $5,000,000 The Wortham Foundation, Inc. $3,000,000 Houston Endowment Inc. $2,500,000 The Brown Foundation, Inc. $1,000,000 The Carruth Foundation, Inc. Ray C. Fish Foundation $750,000 The Fondren Foundation $500,000 The Cullen Foundation

$250,000 The Elkins Foundation The Garden Club of Houston $75,000–125,000 Apache Corporation Brady Carruth Hines River Oaks Garden Club Scurlock Foundation Susan Vaughan Foundation $20,000–50,000 Kelty and Rogers Crain Ann Lents & J. David Heaney Foundation Sis and Hasty Johnson John P. McGovern Foundation Mary Eliza and Park Shaper Vivian L. Smith Foundation $5,000–15,000 The Brown Foundation, Inc./Nancy O'Connor Central Houston Civic Improvement The Clayton Fund Ann Marie and Mark Cover Jennifer and Steve Dolman Clayton and Shel Erikson Susan and Mike Garver Houston Architecture Foundation Melissa and Steven Kean The Lionstone Group Roxann and Tim Neumann Ralph E. and Michaelene Lusk Norton The Robert R. and Kay M. Onstead Foundation Charlie Parker Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Phillips Scurlock Foundation Leslye and David Weaver in honor of BBP Staff $1,000–4,500 Neelofur and Sami Ahmad Kim and Ian Anderson Jeffrey R. Armstrong Louise and Thomas Bannigan Richard T. Bradley Carol and Bill Butler Jacquelyn and Collin Cox Kathryn and Gary Dudley Jean and Erik Eriksson D.V. (Sonny) Flores William V. Flores Lisa Foronda in honor of HARRA John G. Garza Kate and Steve Gibson Gerald D. Higdon

Houston Arts Alliance Susan Keeton Marie Louise and David Kinder Fund Meredith and Harry Lamberton The Lents Foundation Sherman L. Lewis III/Lewis Group LLP Antoinette and Joseph Listengart Kelly and John Mooz Chrissi and Mike Morgan Fund Judy and Scott Nyquist Anne and Tom Olson Adrian Patterson The Powell Foundation Edna Ramos Winifred and Carleton Riser Leslie and Shannon B. Sasser James E. Street Jeff Taylor Geraldina I. and Scott W. Wise Margaret and Jerry Wolfe $100–750 Anonymous (2) Christina Cabral Gayl and Chuck Carlberg Chevron Humankind Matching Gift Program Christy and Tom Compson Eleanor and Dan Gilbane Kristin E. Kruse Thomas A. Martin Susie and Daron Peschel Travis Poe Mohammad Ashraf Ramji Ian M. Rosenberg Jeanine S. Salinas Fund Liz and F. Max Schuette Alaina and Gregory Smith Transwestern WPO Houston in honor of Nancy and Rich Kinder Dancie Perugini Ware Lorie Westrick IN-KIND Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Every effort was made to ensure that the information published is accurate and reflects the requests of individual donors. If any inadvertent errors or omissions have occurred, please notify Buffalo Bayou Partnership’s Director of Development.




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2012 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Bob Phillips


Sonny Flores

vice chair

Sis Johnson

vice chair

Sami Ahmad


Leslye Weaver



Ed Allday Jack Blanton, Jr. Carol Butler Christina Cabral Collin J. Cox Kelty Ewing Crain Clayton Erikson Lisa Foronda John G. Garza Steven J. Gibson Daniel M. Gilbane J. David Heaney Jerry Higdon Harry Lamberton C.C. Lee Sherman L. Lewis III

John Mooz Roxann Neumann Judy Nyquist Charles R. Parker Adrian Patterson Daron Peschel Mohammad Ashraf Ramji Edna Ramos Carleton Riser Shannon B. Sasser Mary Eliza Lovett Shaper Jeff Taylor Dancie Perugini Ware Lorie Westrick Geraldina Interiano Wise Margaret Wolfe


Toni Beauchamp * Chuck Carlberg Brady Carruth Mike Garver Dennis Greer Artie Lee Hinds Susan Keeton Dr. Manuel Pacheco F. Max Schuette Raymond Snokhous Georgia Wilson *deceased


Mayor Annise Parker

Commissioner El Franco Lee

Margaret Wallace Brown

Commissioner Jack Morman

city of houston

city of houston planning and development department Judge Ed Emmett

harris county Erik Eriksson

port of houston authority Robert M. Eury

central houston, inc.

F. Xavier Pena

downtown redevelopment authority/tirz #3 Commissioner Steve Radack

harris county precinct three Kevin Shanley

bayou preservation association Art Storey

harris county public infrastructure department

Tom Gall

Michael Talbott

Pat Henry

Joe Turner

Daniel Krueger

Dawn Ullrich

white oak bayou association texas department of transportation city of houston public works and engineering department


harris county precinct two

university of houston, downtown

Dr. William Flores


harris county precinct one

harris county flood control district houston parks & recreation department houston first corporation

STAFF Anne Olson


Raul Casso

field technician Laura Christiansen

accounting manager Jennifer Gaines

director of development Jessalyn Giacona

volunteer and outreach coordinator Guy Hagstette

consultant, buffalo bayou park–shepherd to sabine Arnoldo Lamas


Rebecca Leija

office assistant David Rivers

boat operator Robby Robinson

field operations manager Ian Rosenberg

project manager Trudi Smith

director of pr and events



CORE Design Studio

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Buffalo Bayou Partnership 2012 Annual Report  

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