A Year of Celebration and Appreciation Buffalo Bayou Partnership 2015 annual report
Dear Friends, What an historic and exciting year for Buffalo Bayou Partnership! It has truly been a time of celebration and appreciation. After more than four years of planning and construction, Buffalo Bayou Park was completed and special events were held to honor this transformative and momentous accomplishment. It has been so gratifying and heartwarming to see the newly restored park embraced by Houstonians and visitors to our city. We have also been amazed by the publicity and nationwide interest this project has generated. Without the record setting $30 million catalyst gift from Houston’s Kinder Foundation and other lead contributions from foundations, corporations and individuals, this ambitious park project would not have been possible. We are truly grateful for their generous support. While Buffalo Bayou Park has been BBP’s most recent and visible revitalization effort, the board and staff also have been working on projects in downtown and the east sector to further enhance our city’s historic waterway. We continue to activate and beautify the waterfront through creative programming, our signature clean-up programs and volunteer initiatives. In looking back on 2015 and thinking about the work that lies ahead, we hope you share in our pride and sense of accomplishment. Buffalo Bayou’s transformation is truly a testament to the civic will of Houston’s people. From visionaries like Nancy and Rich Kinder, to BBP board members and staff, to governmental leaders who have worked alongside us for decades, and to the thousands of citizens who have shared their ideas and time—all have played a vital role in making Buffalo Bayou what it is today. Thank you for your support!! Sincerely,
Collin J. Cox 2015 board chair
Anne Olson president
left Barbara Fish Daniel Nature Play Area cover Confluence: A Journey in Five Movements illuminated procession at Buffalo Bayou Park’s Grand Opening Celebration
Buffalo Bayou Park “Buffalo Bayou’s Back” was the theme touted throughout 2015 to let Houstonians know that Buffalo Bayou Park had been fully restored.
As various project components were completed, the public realized the full scale and high quality of Buffalo Bayou Park’s amenities and landscape. What also became immediately apparent was that the iconic green space was being enjoyed by Houstonians and visitors from all walks of life. It has been gratifying to see children climbing logs at the Barbara Fish Daniel Nature Play Area, dogs frolicking at the Johnny Steele Dog Park, and record numbers of bicyclists, joggers and walkers enjoying the trails.
Johnny Steele Dog Park January saw the opening of the Johnny Steele Dog Park. More than 5,000 visitors and what seemed like even more dogs took part in an afternoon celebration that included a “strut your mutt” fashion show, dog and owner look-a-like contest, and dog park etiquette and training tips sessions. Featuring two ponds, dog washing stations, and shade structures where pet owners can watch their furry friends, the park is one of the most popular areas in Buffalo Bayou Park.
LANDSCAPE In 2015 Buffalo Bayou Park literally blossomed into becoming Houston’s most iconic landmark. Each and every day wildflower meadows and prairies popped up all over the park, resulting in a blanket of vibrant color covering more than 11 acres. Enhancing the sense of seasonality are the spring’s redbuds and Mexican plums and the fall’s copper cypress trees. Preserving and reinforcing the plant species historically found along the bayou amidst today’s dramatic downtown skyline has created a strong and spectacular sense of place.
PUBLIC ART With its topography and diverse landscape, Buffalo Bayou Park is a magnificent setting for public art. By year’s end, three major works of art had been installed. Anthony Shumate’s Monumental Moments are scattered in surprising locations along the Kinder Footpath. Six words— Explore, Pause, Reflect, Listen, Emerge and Observe—peek out unexpectedly, causing park users to stop and pause. Located on The Brown Foundation Lawn at The Water Works is New York artist Donald Lipski’s Down Periscope which allows visitors to peer into the park’s Cistern below. In addition, one of artist John Runnels’ metal boats was added to the park’s public art collection complementing his signature installations at other bayou locations. 5
Several Buffalo Bayou Park destinations—The Water Works, Lost Lake and Barbara Fish Daniel Nature Play Area—were the last sites to be completed and opened just days before the park’s fall grand opening.
The Water Works
Anchoring the eastern edge of the park at Sabine Street, The Water Works serves as a grand gateway. It is home to the Wortham Insurance Visitor Center and Terrace offering bike rentals, restrooms, food trucks, and a place where visitors can pick up a trail map and have their questions answered. Atop the site sits The Brown Foundation Lawn with the open-air Hobby Family Pavilion.
Perhaps the park’s most scenic area is Lost Lake, located at Dunlavy Street along Allen Parkway adjacent to Beth Yeshurun Cemetery. In addition to its large pond and lush landscaping, the site includes a visitor center housing canoe and kayak rental, and the popular Kitchen at The Dunlavy, a unique café serving breakfast and lunch as well as rental space for nighttime events.
At year’s end, the finishing touches were being put on the historic Cistern, the park’s amazing underground space at The Water Works. As large as a football field (87,500 square feet), the site includes 221 massive 25-foot concrete columns that hover over two inches of water. BBP’s plans for the space include regular tours highlighting the site’s former use as the City’s drinking water reservoir and temporary art installations.
Barbara Fish Daniel Nature Play Area Buffalo Bayou Park offers something for everyone … especially children and their families. Serving both as a recreational and educational space, the Barbara Fish Daniel Nature Play Area helps stimulate children’s curiosity and connects them with nature. The unique spot features a rolling lawn, climbing logs, tree house, and perhaps the longest slide in the city.
Catalyst donors Rich and Nancy Kinder (center) joined Mayor Annise Parker, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, BBP board and staff, and hundreds of guests for the official Buffalo Bayou Park ribbon cutting.
Park Opening Celebration It was a perfect fall day for Buffalo Bayou Park’s October 3rd grand opening celebration. Up and down the trails and at numerous destinations throughout the park, tens of thousands of visitors enjoyed music and dance performances, poetry readings, Zumba, yoga, arts activities and more! The highlight of Buffalo Bayou Park’s opening celebration was Confluence: A Journey in Five Movements, an evening procession. Beautiful illuminated lanterns, ranging from turtles and butterflies to canoes, art cars and running shoes, snaked their way along trails throughout the park, while colorful magnolia floats glided down the bayou. More than 400 volunteers participated in monthlong workshops to create the lanterns.
Seeking to provide transformative gifts for Houston parks and quality of life projects, in 2010 philanthropists Nancy and Rich Kinder awarded Buffalo Bayou Partnership a $30 million catalyst grant for Buffalo Bayou Park, one of the largest in the history of our city’s park system. Joining the Kinders in making the park project possible were other lead donors including The Wortham Foundation, The Brown Foundation, Houston Endowment, and Silver Eagle Distributors/Nau Family. Public sector partners included Houston’s Parks & Recreation Department, Harris County Flood Control District which provided $5 million for the project, and the City of Houston and Downtown Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) #3 which contributes $2 million annually for park maintenance and operations. This unique public-private partnership model has served as a precedent for other park projects in Houston. 9
Downtown Hike and Bike Trails A continuing and important goal for BBP is providing connectivity up and down Houston’s historic waterway. At year’s end, the finishing touches were being put on one of the most distinctive trails in the city. Located under a network of downtown streets extending from Smith to Milam streets, the trail incorporates bridge abutments and other infrastructure behind the historic Magnolia Ballroom. The $4.6-million trail was funded through the federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program, with additional private funds contributed by BBP chair emeritus Mike Garver. Another exciting trail project will extend from Allen’s Landing to east downtown and beyond. Partnering with the Bayou Greenways Initiative, BBP began talks with Harris County Flood Control District to develop an innovative plan to construct a trail through the basements of several County structures. Securing trail easements on these properties as well as on land owned by CenterPoint was a major focus in 2015.
Sunset Coffee Building Significant progress was made on the redevelopment of the historic Sunset Coffee Building at Allen’s Landing, Houston’s birthplace and first port. At the end of 2015, BBP staff eagerly awaited its move to the site. In addition to the organization’s administrative office, the building will house boating and biking concessions and a café operated by BBP’s project partner Houston First, the local government corporation that oversees the city’s convention and cultural facilities. A rooftop terrace and outdoor plaza also will be available for rental. 10
East Sector Livable Centers Study Completed As Buffalo Bayou Partnership looks east to extend the waterway’s hike and bike trail system, planning will be a focus. In 2015, after nine months of work, BBP, Fifth Ward Redevelopment Corporation and Greater East End Management District completed the Livable Centers Study. Funded by the Houston-Galveston Area Council, the planning initiative is designed to create walkable, mixed-use neighborhoods, multi-modal transportation choices, and private investment leveraged with public improvements. To improve access to Buffalo Bayou, the study recommended: • C reating complete streets and a sidewalk network, connecting north and south to the bayou • Improving bikeway connectivity • C onstructing bridges that serve as connectors and strengthen neighborhood identity Recommendations for redeveloping bayou-fronting properties was another focus of the effort.
Urban Land Institute Assistance In November, BBP along with the Greater East End Management District, New Hope Housing and METRO sponsored an Urban Land Institute (ULI) Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) that focused on an area from Harrisburg Boulevard to Buffalo Bayou. Over a two-day period, a group of ULI real estate and urban planning experts interviewed neighborhood stakeholders, business owners and developers. At a community meeting, panelists presented their findings and offered recommendations for transit-oriented development along the Harrisburg light rail line. Connectivity to Buffalo Bayou was another topic discussed at length among the group.
Houston Endowment, a long-standing funder of Buffalo Bayou Partnership, once again demonstrated its commitment to the organization by awarding a $500,000 grant for the development of a Buffalo Bayou East Sector Master Plan that will focus on the area from US 59 to the Port of Houston Turning Basin. Through this initiative, BBP hopes to establish a pioneering precedent where parks and open space can serve as catalysts for inclusive growth and neighborhood revitalization. The organization is also committed to creating unique park spaces that reflect the cultural and industrial legacy of the east sector.
Community Bridges BBP joined a group of Fifth Ward neighborhood organizations in a service learning program known as Community Bridges. Through an academic course and active fieldwork sponsored by the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, Community Bridges Fellows developed and implemented Fifth Ward neighborhood projects to address social equity, poverty and socioeconomic mobility. As part of the program, Caroline Brigham, a Rice University architecture student, researched and created a plan for green space connections from Buffalo Bayou to the Fifth Ward. Japhet Creek, a tributary, was the focus of Caroline’s work. BBP purchased property along this “greenfinger” and hopes to undertake a planning effort to fully restore the area.
Buffalo Bend Nature Park Significant construction took place at Buffalo Bend Nature Park, a 10-acre green space located near the Port of Houston Turning Basin. In collaboration with Harris County Precinct Two, BBP spearheaded the park’s development which includes three wetland ponds, trails, pond overlook and interpretive signage. With the future addition of adjacent property for a trail connection, there will be 23 acres of open space extending from Buffalo Bend Nature Park to Hidalgo Park to the south. The site will become a wonderful trailhead for volunteer activities, and in the future, a site that can be programmed for environmental education field trips. 12
Gala Co-Chairs Roxann Neumann and Franci Neely
Buffalo Bayou Partnership Gala: Celebrating the Path to Buffalo Bayou Park With the transformation of Buffalo Bayou Park, BBP applauded the â€œpathfindersâ€? who made the unprecedented project possible: catalyst donors Nancy and Rich Kinder, park project manager Guy Hagstette, BBP chair emeritus Sis Johnson and BBP president Anne Olson. A record setting $800,000 was raised at this festive evening where guests enjoyed cocktails and dinner atop the new Brown Foundation Lawn of The Water Works, with a surprise performance from the Hustlers Brass Band and an illuminated lantern procession. BBP Chair Collin Cox with Pathfinders Rich and Nancy Kinder, Anne Olson, Sis Johnson and Guy Hagstette
Buffalo Bayou Partnership Regatta BBP’s 43rd annual Regatta brought more than 500 canoes and kayaks to the bayou’s banks for a 15-mile race and raised over $100,000. For the third year, Gillman Subaru served as the event’s lead sponsor and helped activate a lively finish line area with Zydeco music, food trucks, giveaways and more.
KBR Kids Day October marked our ninth annual KBR Kids Day at a new venue—The Water Works in Buffalo Bayou Park. The free family festival, Captivating the Imagination, included interactive educational activities from 20 non-profit organizations, live music and dance performances, a variety of crafts, and a Halloween costume parade. Young attendees also explored the newly completed Barbara Fish Daniel Nature Play Area.
Bayou Buddies and Bayou Bash Bayou Buddies, BBP’s young professionals group, hosted another successful Bayou Bash at Sabine Promenade and raised $35,000. The afternoon crawfish festival featured live music, lawn games and a popular silent auction. Throughout the year, Bayou Buddies hosted a number of social gatherings in up-and-coming restaurants and bars and worked with Trees For Houston’s Redbuds during an important clean-up effort prior to Buffalo Bayou Park’s grand opening. 14
BBP’s boat tours provide a unique perspective of the city. Due to their increasing popularity, BBP added significantly more bat and history tours and “Foodie Floats” in 2015.
2015 Bayou Buddies Steering Committee Kim and Chris White chairs Lauren Barrash Travis Buchanan Becky and John Byron Christin Dietze Eve French Cesar Giralt Allie Johnson Aaron Koranek Matthew Meiners Cassie Detering Milam and John Milam
Dave Morris Kim Nettles Ashley Nguyen Corben Nichols Abel Noah Thomas Pepper Katharine Plangman Brittany Taggart Jennifer Traina-Dorge Caroline Urquhart Sonia and Mike Verhagen Caroline Wagner Kelly Waterman
Public Relations and Marketing Media coverage for Buffalo Bayou Partnership was extensive in 2015. Buffalo Bayou Park garnered significant attention from local, regional and national news outlets for the park’s design and landscape architecture, and put Houston solidly on the map. BBP’s work continued to spur the conversation of adaptive reuse projects and public-private partnerships.
Media Partnerships with KHOU-11 and Houston Public Media/KUHF A partnership with KHOU-11 culminated in a one-hour special, “Buffalo Bayou Park: Where Houston Begins.” Viewers were taken on a tour of various park destinations and amenities, and heard interviews from park donors, planners and visitors. Houston Public Media also jumped on board to record radio and television personalities for a 12-track audio tour of key park destinations including The Water Works, Cistern, Johnny Steele Dog Park and more.
USA Today/10 Best ReadeRs’ Choice Awards—Best Urban Trail USA Today and a distinguished panel of travel writers and outdoor enthusiasts nominated 20 trail systems located in major US cities as nominees for “Best Urban Trail.” Competing in the “10 Best Readers’ Choice” contest, Buffalo Bayou Park was voted fourth in a field that included Lakefront Trail (Chicago), Rose Kennedy Greenway (Boston), and the River Walk and Mission Trail (San Antonio). 16
Volunteerism Buffalo Bayou Partnership continued to strengthen its volunteer program by recruiting individuals during outreach events, promoting opportunities via social media and reaching out to major companies. In all, over 2,800 Houstonians donated their valuable time and energy restoring and protecting Buffalo Bayouâ€™s parks and trails. Contributing more than 9,400 hours, volunteers removed invasive plants, picked up trash and debris and spread mulch to help maintain the green spacesâ€™ appearance. All of these efforts lead to a healthier environment and more aesthetically pleasing amenities.
top Students from YES Prep volunteered at Buffalo Bayou Park throughout the year. bottom Volunteers from Anheuser-Busch and Silver Eagle Distributors at the annual Budweiser America Made Better event.
Clean-up and Maintenance trail and park maintenance
Clean & Green program/ Skimmer Boat Program
With construction completed in Buffalo Bayou Park, BBP became responsible for maintaining the hike and bike trails, destinations and green space along the waterway from Shepherd Drive to Sabine Street. With the 160-acre park now under BBP’s jurisdiction, 22 employees round out the maintenance and operations team. To stretch the organization’s budget, community service workers and labor provided by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office provided more than 7,800 hours of work in 2015.
Through a much valued 13-year partnership with Harris County Flood Control District for the Skimmer Boat Program and an eight-year partnership with Shell Oil Company and Port of Houston Authority for the Clean & Green Program—BBP has been able to continue its comprehensive clean-up efforts along Buffalo and lower Brays bayous, and at the Port of Houston Turning Basin. Along with BBP’s crew, community service workers from seven different court and restitution programs logged 17,000 hours and removed nearly 2,200 cubic yards of trash and debris.
At year’s end, Houston First and Houston Parks Board, with the support of the mayor’s office, committed long-term funding to BBP to assume maintenance responsibilities beyond Buffalo Bayou Park all the way to Allen’s Landing in downtown.
After historic rain events in 2015 where the bayou rose over flood stage, approximately 60 cubic yards of plastic bags were collected from trees and bushes.
In 2015, Buffalo Bayou Parkâ€™s landscape was tested when Houston experienced two of the largest flooding events in its history. During Memorial Day weekend and then just before the parkâ€™s fall opening celebration, the waterway crested at approximately 33 feet. Our park team, with the help of volunteers, immediately undertook major clean-up projects and within days, the hike and bike trails were back open for business. Since flooding was taken into consideration during the parkâ€™s planning and design process, amenities and landscaping stood up to the waters that climbed as high as Allen Parkway and covered portions of Memorial Drive. 19
2015 Donors General Operations $5,000–15,000 AIG Alan J. Atkinson The Brown Foundation, Inc./ Nancy Abendshein The Brown Foundation, Inc./ Ralph Abendshein The Gordon A. Cain Foundation George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation Houston Downtown Management District Jeff and Elena Peden The Powell Foundation Sterling-Turner Foundation Stewart TPC Group The Tapeats Fund $1,000–4,999 Jon and Susan Allen The Allshouse Group LLC Toni and Isaac Arnold, Jr. BHP Billiton Karen and Charlie Baughn Chevron Humankind Matching Gift Program Penelope Conklin The Crain Foundation Kelty and Rogers Crain Marie Fay and Steve Evnochides Frost H-E-B Brian Hollowell Larry Horton and Horton Realty Advisors in honor of Steve J. Gibson Family Hotel ICON Katz Coffee Lorrenda and Michael Lechtenberg
Susan and David Lummis in honor of Anne Olson Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty Ginni and Richard Mithoff in honor of Sis Johnson Katie and Patrick C. Oxford Reliant Patricia and Richard Rice Robertson-Finley Foundation Shannon and Justin Robinson Scurlock Foundation Nancy and Peter K. Thompson Ralph Tullier Chip and Lanie Woeltjen Ellen A. Yarrell $100–999 Amazonsmile Barbara J. Amelio The Anello Family Bank of America Charitable Foundation Sally and Jack Banttari Freddie Bartels Jack Bellows Susan and Stephen Bishop Vivian Ho and Richard Boylan Debbie and Mike Breazeale Rogene Gee Calvert Debra L. Casey Margot and John T. Cater Vivien Caven in honor of Clayton Erikson Cathy and Paul Chapman Laura Christiansen ConocoPhillips Mark and Ann Marie Cover Steven L. Cowart Keith Craik Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Crocker Rapier Dawson Raymond Dee Catherine and Louis Delgado DonorHouston
Linda Shead and Tom Douglas Helen and Gary Dowling Thomas Eaton James William Ewing Andrea and David Faulkinberry FWBSC Stephanie Fore Ann and Kenny Friedman in honor of Robin Reed Bill Fulton Lee Gay in memory of William O. Gay Juli and Steve Goetz in honor of Michael Morreale and Fabian Valencia Laurie Graef Greater Houston Community Foundation in honor of Leigh McBurnett and Robby Robinson Rita and Mike Grogan Laura Hannusch Maarit and William Harp Ann Lents and David Heaney Kay and David T. Hedges, Jr. Gail Wandel Hendryx in honor of Debby Francis Judy and Claude Patrick Henry Kathi Abba and J. Pat Herlihy Michael Herman Nancy and Stephen Hernandez Ann Derryberry and Paul Herrera Eric Hochberg Bob Wimpelberg and Peter Hodgson Jennifer Bruch Hogan and Richard P. Hogan, Jr. The Houston Seminar in honor of Anne Olson, Guy Hagstette and Scott McCready Lee Huber Paula and John Hutchinson in honor of Parker and Corinne Frances and Rick Jeter in honor of Leslye Weaver Linda K. and David H. Johnston Nealan C. Kerwin Kroger Phong Le Halcyon and Craig Learned Sherman L. Lewis III Linn Energy Kathy and John Long John William Mackie III Mark Marmon Carolie E. Martin Jennifer and Ben McClure Kristin and Angus McFadden
Barbara and Michael McGinity Memorial Drive Garden Club Dawna and Tom Menges Susan and David Miclette Midway Steven Mills Scott Minnix Robert Mitchell Patricia Morin Judy and Jim Nicklos Judy and Scott Nyquist Anne and Tom Olson David and Maria Perez Terri Faircloth and Mark Peterson Randall Petrick Lisa and Greg Pettigrew Elizabeth B. and Robert W. Phillips Jim and Pam Pool Power-Flow International, Inc. Edward C. Rammrath Susan and Barrett Reasoner Nancy Snow and Ronald Rehill Rice University in honor of Anne Olson Margaret Rochs in memory of William Harvey Northway Kelly and David Rose Ginger Clarkson and Dr. Mark Ryan Shane and Susan Schlemeyer Palmer, Merry and Livia Schooley Allen Schubert in honor of Zane and Brady Carruth Diana and Dale Seekely Zane Segal Shell Oil Company Foundation Matching Gifts Program Wendy M. Bantle and Michael A. Shirley The Simon Family Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, LLP Smith Insurance & Financial Srvcs Becky Houston and Nat Smith Cheryl Ray and Ruel Smith Mr. and Mrs. H.J. Springer Blaise and Susan St. Raymond Chrissie N. and Mark C. Stamey Lynn and R. Joel Swanson in honor of Clayton Erikson Jo Ellen and John W. Sweeney III David Swenson The Taube Family Samuel Telleen Texas Mariners Cruising Association Bart J. Truxillo
UBS Jennifer and Hill Vaden Jason E. Vaughn Sherri and Hulse Wagner in honor of Dr. and Mrs. G.H. Wagner, M.D. Virginia Seale Watt Cameron Wieding Jo Ann Williams Laurie B. Williams Wallace S. Wilson Jennifer R. Wittman Geri Wood J. David Wright in honor of Stephen M. Allen Sallie S. and Robert P. Wright In-Kind Erik Eriksson KHOU-TV/Channel 11 Tom Kelsey United Airlines
KBR Kids Day October 17, 2015 $35,000 KBR $2,500 Children’s Memorial Hermann SignatureCare: Emergency Center $100–250 Friohana Shave Ice Green Mountain Energy Company Silverleaf Resorts, Inc. In-Kind City of Houston Mayor’s Office of Special Events Downtown District The Greensheet Houston Family Magazine Houston First Corporation Houston Parks & Recreation Department KHOU-TV/Channel 11 Kroger PIPE Multimedia United Airlines YELP
Buffalo Bayou Partnership Gala: Celebrating the Path to Buffalo Bayou Park November 5, 2015
$19,000–27,500 Bud Light/Silver Eagle Distributors Sis and Hasty Johnson Melissa and Steve Kean Franci Neely Petrello Family Foundation Susan and Fayez Sarofim Judy and Charles Tate $5,000–15,000 Nancy and Butch Abendshein/ Ralph Abendshein Chinhui and Eddie Allen Amegy Bank of Texas Atlantic Trust Collier and Richard Blades Polly and Murry Bowden Brookfield Office Properties Camden Cameron Management Zane and Brady Carruth Central Houston/Houston Downtown Management District Anne and Albert Chao The Cockrell Foundation Jacquelyn and Collin Cox Carrin Patman and Jim Derrick Jenny and Jim Elkins Family Fund Susan and James Elmore Clayton and Shel Erikson ExxonMobil Zeina and Nijad Fares Frost Susan and Mike Garver Cullen Geiselman Gensler Gilbane Alfred C. Glassell, III The Hanover Company Ann Lents and David Heaney Lynn and Bill Herbert Hines Hines Southwest Region The Levant Foundation Shelli and Steve Lindley Cathy C. Malone Judy and Rodney Margolis/ Melanie and Larry Margolis John P. McGovern Foundation
Midway Foundation Millis Development & Construction, Inc. Ginni and Richard Mithoff Sara and Bill Morgan in honor of Nancy and Rich Kinder and Sis Johnson Norton Rose Fulbright Katie and Patrick Oxford Page Marsha and Charlie Parker Susan and Antone Peterson Macey and Harry Reasoner in honor of Nancy and Rich Kinder Rice University Beth Robertson Lillie Robertson Lori and Phillip Sarofim Leslie and Shannon Sasser Johnny Steele Ann and Karl Stern Laura and Bill Thomas Transwestern Waste Management Melanie Gray and Mark Wawro Meg and Dick Weekley Andrea and Bill White Wortham Insurance Nina and Michael Zilkha $1,000–4,999 Todd Adam Sharon M. Adams in honor of Nancy and Rich Kinder Neelo and Sami Ahmad Laura and Tom Bacon Baker Botts L.L.P. Carol and Les Ballard Jeff Beauchamp Susan and Ron Blankenship Leslie and Jack Blanton, Jr. Cathy and Gary Brock The Brown Foundation, Inc. Alison Smith and Dean Burkhardt in honor of Sis Johnson Dr. William T. and Carol Butler Claire P. Caudill Gracie and Bob Cavnar Sallie Morian and Michael Clark Ginger Adam Corley Susie and Sanford Criner Suzann Richardson and Richard Dawson Christin Dietze Anne S. and Charles W. Duncan, Jr.
Melinda Snell and David Elder Patti and Richard Everett Marie Fay and Steve Evnochides Shari and Tom Fish Cindy and David Fitch Harriet and Joe Foster Cece and Mack Fowler Jo and Jim Furr Clare A. Glassell Glenwood Cemetery Meg Goodman Guy Hagstette Hildebrand Fund Jerry Jeanmard Kellie Jenks Jill and Dunham Jewett Susan and Richard Keeton Lynn and Ty Kelly Ann and Tom Kelsey Marie Louise and David Kinder Carla Knobloch Harriet and Truett Latimer Candyce Rylander and Andrew Lear in honor of Anne Olson Carter and Bill Lee Y. Ping Sun and David Leebron Martha Long Elena and Kenny Marks Frances Marzio Anne C. Mendelsohn Lainie Gordon and David Mincberg Dan Tidwell and Jamie Mize Ellen and Bill Morris Audrey and Robb Moses Judy Nyquist Beverly and Staman Ogilvie Vivie and Chris O’Sullivan Christina Bryan and Trey Peacock Nancy and Dan Perrier Port of Houston Authority Alison and Christopher Porter RPH Alicia and Shawn Raymond Winifred and Carleton Riser Carolyn and James Robertson SWA Group Courtney and Christopher Sarofim Anne Whitlock and Michael Skelly Barbara and Louis Sklar Denise and Elliott Smith Jim Murdaugh and Gary Smith in honor of Guy Hagstette, Sis Johnson and Franci Neely Terry and Tommy Smith
Lynn and Joel Swanson Terri and Ray Thomas Emma and James Tramuto Phoebe and Bobby Tudor Yvonne R. Victery Kara and Ulises Vidal in honor of Nancy and Rich Kinder Lisa and Barron Wallace Jennifer Wallace Warren Leslye and David Weaver Polly and Jeffrey Whittle Margaret Alkek Williams/Randa and Charles Williams in honor of Roxann Neumann Mr. and Mrs. Marshall B. Williams Geraldina and Scott Wise Sue and Mark Worscheh Joanna and Rusty Wortham Sallie and Bob Wright Lorraine and Ed Wulfe Maria T. and John M. Zerr
Virginia Seale Watt Joanne G. Wilson Ellyn J. Wulfe Susie and Alvin Zimmerman
$100–999 Francey Pengra and Ed Allday Judy Ley Allen Nory Angel Clark Condon Associates, Inc. Susan Cooley Ruth Davis Marsha Dodson Nancy S. Dunlap Jerry & Nanette Finger Foundation Bolivar “Bo” M. Fraga Deborah Wandel Francis in honor of Anne Olson and Guy Hagstette Dr. Barry Holtz Pamela Howard Hunt & Hunt Engineering Corp Dorothy Kaldis Wendy and Mavis Kelsey, Jr. Curtis and Cindee Klement Sima Ladjevardian in honor of Franci Neely Peppi Lawsen Lynnette Mafrige Harlee McCourt Connie McMaken Anita O’Shaughnessy Tommy and Donah Parker Adrian Patterson Phillips 66 Daisy and Bill Quayle Robyn Rothman Diane Schenke Bart Standley Cassie B. Stinson
$5,000–15,000 BRH-Garver Construction Brookfield Office Properties CenterPoint Energy Gillman Subaru Schlumberger Subaru of America, Inc. Waste Management
In-Kind Bayou Rum City of Houston Mayor’s Office of Special Events City Kitchen Catering Houston First Corporation Houston Parks & Recreation Department Kroger Richards/Carlberg Silver Eagle Distributors United Airlines
Buffalo Bayou Partnership Regatta March 7, 2015
$1,000–3,500 GreenStreet IDS Engineering Group The Lionstone Group Millis Development & Construction, Inc. Richards/Carlberg TBG Partners, Inc. $100–500 Beneficial Pest Control Bud Light/Silver Eagle Distributors Kimberly and Bradley Dennison Houston Canoe Club Inc SuperSlow Zone Liz Williams In-Kind American Canoe Association Austin Canoe & Kayak Downtown District Harris County Flood Control District Houston First Corporation Houston Press KHOU-TV/Channel 11
Katz Coffee News 92 FM Northwest Amateur Radio Society Saint Arnold Brewing Company US Army Corps of Engineers Unilev Management Corporation United Airlines The Wave Shuttle Service YELP
Bayou Buddies Bayou Bash April 25, 2015
$1,000–2,500 Baker Botts, L.L.P. Baker & McKenzie LLP Bud Light/Silver Eagle Distributors CWS Apartment Homes LLC Frost Gensler KPMG LLP Katy Optiks Norton Rose Fulbright $250–500 Addie Brands Bernie’s Burger Bus Pelican Energy Partners LP C. J. White Foundation Zipcar In-Kind Aqua Hand Car Wash & Detail Bayou Rum The Bell Tower on 34th Bernie’s Burger Bus Bike Barn The Boardroom Salon Campfire Soul Capital Genealogy Central Market The Chicken Ranch Judy Dekan—Artist Flywheel Co. Havoc Wagon Hotel Zaza Houston BBQ Fest Houston Ballet Houston Cinema Arts Society Houston First Corporation Houston Parks & Recreation Department Houston Public Media Houston Wave LLC Innovative Images Photography by Robert Berger
Katy Optiks Katz Coffee Wendy Keim Kendra Scott Designs Kiran’s Kung Fu Saloon Houston Lashes by Ann Massa’s South Coast Grill Neuro New Living The Nice Winery OMG I Print Shirts Orangetheory Fitness Pinot’s Palette RYDE—River Oaks Saint Arnold Brewing Company Smilebooth Society for the Performing Arts Squeezed Detox and Pressed Juice Texas Tamale Company Texas Tequila and Margarita Festival Thomas Fallon Photography TOPGOLF United Airlines White Salon Yellow Rose Distilling YELP
Run for a Reason $100–500 Tanya Burkholder Don Burney Jaclyn Carrington Chevron Humankind Matching Gift Program Jennifer Deutsch Michael Dunn John Foley Angela Fox The Gerne Family Dinesh Ghia Guynor Gomes Amy Goodson Bridgette and Jesse Guenter Cameron Haltom Travis Haltom John Hawkins Mac Hoak Benjamin Hyman Eliza Jacobs Charles and Jill Jacobs Lauren Jacobs Bryan Jarrard Steven Jones Janice McMillen
Martha Roseto Simon Sattler Louetta Shioleno Kyle Singletary Matthew Stillings Bob Stokes James Thoreen Mike Urban Katrina Van Laan Thomas Van Laan Glenn Woo Ellen A. Yarrell
Conservation $1,000–5,000 Maverick (Tenaris) RBC Capital Markets River Network $100–500 EAG Service Incorporated Karl Long Dr. Julia Andrieni and Dr. Robert Phillips Josephine Muller Shanks in honor of Mr. Jerry Harper Susan Sloan
Skimmer Boat Program $311,000+ Harris County Flood Control District
Clean & Green Program $60,000 Shell Oil Company $50,000 Port of Houston Authority
Hike and Bike $1,000,000 Sis and Hasty Johnson $5,000–15,000 Bank of America Charitable Foundation Houston Endowment Inc. $100-500 Chevron Humankind Matching Gift Program Christy and Tom Compson Victoria Eliason
Carol and Ross Frazer Mr. and Mrs. Paolo Fronza Stella Camille Brice and David Hornburg Richard Kerver Dr. Brendan and Maria Lee Eric Andrew Lukas Nicole and Jim Perdue in honor of Ms. Deborah Robertson Phillips 66 Sonia M. Rocha
Sunset Coffee Building $5,000–25,000 Virginia W. Hoops and Thomas Lee Doggett The Garden Club of Houston H-E-B Strake Foundation
Buffalo Bayou Park
All campaign gifts/multi-year pledges as of December 31, 2015 $30,000,000+ Kinder Foundation $2,000,000–5,000,000 The Brown Foundation, Inc. Harris County Flood Control District Houston Endowment Inc. Silver Eagle Distributors, L.P. The Wortham Foundation, Inc. $500,000–1,999,999 The Carruth Foundation, Inc. The Cullen Foundation Ray C. Fish Foundation The Fondren Foundation Hobby, Beckworth and Gibson Families $100,000–499,999 Apache Corporation Karol and Paul F. Barnhart Jr. in honor of Johnny Steele Polly and Murry Bowden in honor of Johnny Steele Zane and Brady Carruth Dan L Duncan Family John R. Eckel, Jr. Foundation The Elkins Foundation The Elkins Foundation in honor of Johnny Steele
Cherie and Jim Flores in honor of Johnny Steele The Garden Club of Houston Bob and Annie Graham Family H-E-B Hildebrand Foundation Hines Houston Chronicle KHOU 11 Meredith and Cornelia Long Kathrine G. and John P. McGovern Janice and Robert C. McNair Petrello Family Foundation in honor of Johnny Steele Wilhelmina E. “Beth” Robertson in honor of Johnny Steele Scurlock Foundation The Virginia and L. E. Simmons Family Foundation/United Airlines in honor of Johnny Steele Judy and Charles Tate in honor of Johnny Steele Susan Vaughan Foundation David and Mary Wolff Family Wortham Insurance $27,000–99,999 ACE Group Chinhui Juhn and Edward R. Allen III American International Group, Inc. M. D. Anderson Foundation BBVA Compass The Brown Foundation, Inc./ Nancy Abendshein CNA Insurance Chubb Group of Insurance Companies Kelty and Rogers Crain Crane Foundation Virginia Hoops and Thomas Lee Doggett Marcia and Michael Feldman GID Development The Hamill Foundation Ann Lents and David Heaney Albert and Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation Sis and Hasty Johnson Liberty Mutual Insurance Mithoff Family Foundation Sara and Bill Morgan The Powell Foundation Radoff Family
River Oaks Garden Club Sterling-Turner Foundation Texas Mutual Insurance Company The Vale-Asche Foundation Zurich North America $10,000–25,000 Stanford and Joan Alexander Family Albert and Margaret Alkek Foundation Bank of America Merrill Lynch Susan and Ron Blankenship BlueCross BlueShield Polly and Murry Bowden Brookfield The Gordon A. Cain Foundation Vivien and Scott Caven The Clayton Fund Ann Marie and Mark Cover Clayton and Shel Erikson Richard and Patti Everett Nijad and Zeina Fares Jerry and Nanette Finger Family Foundation Cherie and Jim Flores Susan and Mike Garver Cathy, Reggie and Allison Guettner in honor of Ed Wulfe Guy Hagstette The Hastings Family Fund Diana and Russell Hawkins Barry and Linda C. Hunsaker Ironshore Insurance Services LLC Light Charitable Trust Locke Lord LLP and The Kayser Foundation Stephen L. Madden Ellen S. and William D. Morris Tim and Roxann Neumann Beverly and Staman Ogilvie Robin Reed The Family of Joe and Anne Romano Leslie and Shannon Sasser Mary Eliza and Park Shaper Vivian L. Smith Foundation Strake Foundation Transwestern The Travelers Companies, Inc. Eugene H. and Susan W. Vaughan Family in honor of Johnny Steele Leslye and David Weaver Meg and Dick Weekley The West Endowment Lorraine and Ed Wulfe
$3,000–8,000 Neelofur and Sami Ahmad Julie and Andrew M. Alexander Andrews Kurth LLP Mark S. Antonvich Terri Lacy and Jim Baird Dana and Ronald Bankston Karen and Charlie Baughn The Brown Foundation, Inc./ Andrew Abendshein The Brown Foundation, Inc./ Nancy O’Connor Harry S & Isabel C Cameron Foundation Central Houston Civic Improvement Barbara K. Chiles Don Clement Jacquelyn and Collin Cox John Cryer, III/ PageSoutherlandPage Rebecca Dalton Kelly Dehay and Rod Danielson The Honorable and Mrs. Edward P. Djerejian Jennifer and Steve Dolman Kathryn and Gary Dudley Felvis Foundation/David Graham Amanda and Thatcher Focke Lisa Foronda Patrick G. Grant The Hanover Insurance Group Houston Architecture Foundation Marie and Edward Kaminski Melissa and Steven Kean Matt and Carolyn Khourie Meredith and Harry Lamberton The Lionstone Group Anne Marie Ruszkowski and Michael Lord Christiana and John Luke McConn, III Mr. and Mrs. Rick McCord and Family Chrissi and Mike Morgan Fund Louise S. Neuhaus Ralph E. and Michaelene Lusk Norton Judy and Scott Nyquist Charles R. and Diane P. Ofner The Robert R. and Kay M. Onstead Foundation Cynthia L. and Mark J. Ormson/ Lu Quast Memorial Bench Fund Alvin and Lucy Owsley Foundation Charlie and Marsha Parker Elena and Jeff Peden
Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Phillips Regent Square developed by GID Winifred and Carleton Riser SPJST Lodge 88 Howard and Karen Schneider Colleen Sherlock Ellen Simmons Jane and Kenneth Valach Yvonne R. Victery Lisa and Craig Wilson Family Bill and Marie Wise Geraldina I. and Scott W. Wise Sallie and Bob Wright $900–2,999 Aceca LLC DBA Cuchara The Allshouse Group LLC Kim and Ian Anderson Nory Angel Jeffrey R. Armstrong Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Arnold, Jr. Louise and Thomas Bannigan Richard T. Bradley Larry & Katherine Buck Fund in honor of Ed Wulfe Carol and Bill Butler Paul Cannings Jr. - RPH Consulting Group Cathy and Paul Chapman Mitch and Libby Cheney Chevron Humankind Matching Gift Program Angie and Aaron Clark Carolynn H. and Michael Connelly Allyson and Steve Cook Carolyn and Doug Corbett Susan Elmore/Elmore P.R. Jean and Erik Eriksson Shari and Thomas Fish D.V. (Sonny) Flores William V. Flores Cheryl and Andrew Fossler Harriet and Joe Foster Debby Wandel Francis John G. Garza Kate and Steve Gibson Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Gregory Melissa and Albert Grobmyer/ Puffer-Sweiven Gerald D. Higdon Houston Arts Alliance Houston Wilderness Lynne and Wayne Johnson Laura and Steve Jones Susan Keeton Marie Louise and David Kinder Fund
Josh Kirklin LESCO Architectural Lighting Kathleen and Randall Lake Sherman L. Lewis III/Lewis Group LLP Antoinette and Joseph Listengart Susan and David Lummis Stephanie Macey Stephen Massad Edward C. Bajorek and Mary Ann McCulley John McLaughlin Mayes and Macy Middleton Kelly and John Mooz Newfield Exploration Company Anne and Tom Olson Adrian Patterson Susie and Daron Peschel Larry A. Peterson Shelly B. and Martin J. Power Edna Ramos Susan and Barrett H. Reasoner in honor of Nancy and Rich Kinder Rivera Family Kim and David Ruth Margaret and Joel Shannon Shell Oil Company Foundation Matching Gifts Program Barbara and Louis Sklar Smith Murdaugh Little & Bonham LLP in appreciation of our friend Guy Hagstette Courtney and Bas Solleveld Bob and Marty Stein James E. Street Anne and Taft Symonds Jeff Taylor J.A. Turner Timothy John Unger John E. Walsh, Jr. Debra Witges Margaret and Jerry Wolfe Ellyn Wulfe $500–750 Adger Family Adler Foundation Daniel Alvarez-Malo and Paola Alvarez-Malo Gary Baumgartner Brian and Celeste Bichey Minnette and Peter Boesel Anne S. Bohnn in honor of Ed Wulfe Anne and Will Britt Martha Lou Broussard Don Burney
Ramona Alms and Gary Burrows Anne Bushman Christina Cabral Gayl and Chuck Carlberg Hally and Gordon Carver Daniel and Kimberly Cooper Mark and Tonja Cunningham Rapier Dawson Christin Dietze Susie and Joe Dilg Katherine Shanks Dodd Drew Domalakes Joe and Pam Downing Mr. and Mrs. Peter Doyle Gayle and Robert Eury SK and Marie Fay Evnochides Gail and Arthur Faris Dale Fitz Bolivar M. Fraga Cecilia Garrett Eleanor and Dan Gilbane Jeff Gillham Cong. Gene Green Jamie and Margaret Griffith Jim and Tami Hamilton Harris County Improvement District #1 in honor of Ed Wulfe Nancy and Michael Henderek Vernon and Mary Lou Henry Nick Hernandez Maria and Peter Higginbotham Laura Hill Eric Hochberg Charley and Nikki Holcombe The Howley Family Lee M. Huber James W. Irvine Adam and Danielle Jackson Korsh and Ally Jafarnia Jones Lang LaSalle Kent Keith John P. Kelley Keystone Resources Drs. Samia and Kamal Khalil Howard and Ada Kiatta Nancy and Rich Kinder Kinder Foundation in honor of Ed Wulfe Todd Krampitz Mark Land Sandi and Jim Lemming Cheryl and Jim Lerdal Stephen and Sally Loftin Cindy Berthelot and Peter Ly/ Katie Cox and Dave Link The Lynch Family Carmen Laffey and Kate MacDougall
Deena Marsh Thomas A. Martin Family of Marcia Matthias Malcolm Fawcett and Clare Mawson Leigh McBurnett Laura and Andrew McCullough Kristin and Angus McFadden Tom and Dawna Menges Dr. and Mrs. Robb Moses Gary and Louise Moss Mike and Lisa Mount Katherine and Paul Murphy Stella and Dick Nelson Yousef Panahpour David and Liz Panfely Stephen R. Pearce Travis Poe Penny and Townes Pressler Kathryn and Richard Rabinow Mohammad Ashraf Ramji Michael Herman and Angel Ramos Fairfax and Risher Randall Keith Rapp and Mary Pat Rapp Shannon Rechter River Oaks Garden Club in honor of Johnny Steele Margaret Rochs Nathalie and Charles Roff Nancy and Bryan Ruez Suannah and Norman Rund Scenic Houston Liz and F. Max Schuette Adelle and LeRoy Shaw The Siegel Family Sandra Simmons Judy and Christopher Simon Libby and David Sims Alaina and Gregory Smith Ernest and Jennifer Sotuyo Janet Springer Sarah, Jeremy and Theodore Stone Mark Strum Bill Bob Tallent The Thornhill Family Denice Thurman Bart J. Truxillo Urban Bicycle Gallery Bruce and Julia Vincent WPO Houston in honor of Nancy and Rich Kinder Dancie Perugini Ware Scott Weber Lorie Westrick Robert M. Weylandt Douglas and Carolynne White
Mr. and Mrs. Fred T. Wilson Nick Buck and Karen Winder-Buck Cyvia and Melvyn L. Wolff Ellen A. Yarrell Mr. and Mrs. Gene W. Yee $100–499 AIG Matching Grants Program Melinda and Joe Abell Michael Alexander Joan and Stanford Alexander in honor of Ed Wulfe Judy Ley Allen Katherine Wildman and Chris Amandes in honor of Ed Wulfe Lance and Caroline Anderson Claude and Shelly Anello Apical Meristem Michael and Madeleine Appel Harvey Aronson Steve Astrich in honor of Ed Wulfe Ed A. Ayres BHP Billiton Miriam Balding Jim and Glenda Barker Alice and Norris Barry Lary D. Barton Kristian Bassolino Shelley Batten Carol and Charles Bayens Clay and Megan Bearden Mary E. and Richard Beaver Roger L. Beebe Philip and Karen Beekman Rene F. Bell Don and Sally Bell Mr. and Mrs. Eric Bernal Heather and Zack Blailock II Kathleen Blakeslee Rosanna and Myron Blalock Becky Blaylock and David Blassingame Blazek & Vetterling Jan and John Bloom Gail Blossom Frank M. (z’l) & Rita N. Blumenfeld Fund Mr. Harmon S. Boertien The Boswell Family Tanya Boucher Polly and Murry Bowden in honor of Ed Wulfe Mr. and Mrs. William S. Bragan, II Mike and Debbie Breazeale Geraldine Briceno Zippy Scott Briggs Shelley Britton Suzann and Travis Broesche
Bronnie, Judith, Kathi, Mary Jane Mindy Brown Mr. Jonathan Denning and Mr. Charles Buchanan Mac and Shirley Burgher Michael Krakower and Suzanne Cade Richard J. Callaway Ken and Sandy Carbonari Francette Carnahan Lori Carper Margot and John Cater in honor of Guy Hagstette Claire and John Caudill Chavez Family Madyson Chavez Meredith Chavez Chris and Rita Chavez Tony and Cheryl Chavira Debbie and Kent Chenevert Laura and Ted Christiansen Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Clampitt Rainier S. Cockrell Colleen Morris and Doug Coleman Christy and Tom Compson Sheila Coogan Miquel Correll Eric Coster Donna Cotten Ann Marie and Mark Cover in honor of Ed Wulfe Jennifer Brooke Cowart Steven L. Cowart Keith Craik Dennis Creech and Nora Creech Mr. and Mrs. Samuel S. Crocker Jody Blazek and David Crossley Stephen and Laurie Croxson Margaret Culbertson Mary Daniel Cindy and Doug Davey John Jay Davis Hector F. Garma and Jeffrey E. Davis Mark Smith and Laura Davis Alice and Robbin Dawson Tom and Way Denkler Melissa Denney Cay Dickson Susan and David Diehl Harry Dodson Michael Dooley Lisa and Stan Duchman Mark and Thanh Durante Lisa and Edmond Dwyer Linda and Jeff Elkin Bruce C. Eng
Kenneth and Anne Engerrand Howard and Phyllis Epps Chet and Lisa Erwin Richard Ethun Gayle and Bob Eury in honor of Ed Wulfe Kristen Evans James William Ewing Carol Ann FaKouri John and Claudia Falk L.A. Fallon Eva Farha Mr. and Mrs. David Faulkinberry Dr. Kelli Cohen Fein and Martin J. Fein in honor of Ed Wulfe Theba & Buster Feldman Family Philanthropic Fund in honor of Ed Wulfe April and Justin Fink Ruth and Dan Flournoy Charles Follmer John Fontana Mary Jane Voight Foster The Foye Family Chris Frawley Danny and Debbie Frederick The Frels Family Ann and J. Kent Friedman Darlene Clark and Edwin Friedrichs in honor of Ed Wulfe Jerry Fu GDF Suez Energy North America, Inc. Tom Gall Scott Grischow and Linda Garabedian Lisa Garces Paula Garcia Leslie Gassner Mrs. Karl Gautschi (Lotty) Gerber-Fossella Family Karin, Gary and A.J. Gerstenhaber in honor of Ed Wulfe Gibson’s Landscape Contractors Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Maynard Gimble Tracy and James Gipson Ken and Joy Goedeke Denise Martin and Anita Goff Gwendolyn H. Goffe in honor of Ed Wulfe Bernard M. Fields and Margaret Goldberg Amy Dinn and Jake Goldstein Anne Goodman Jennifer and Richard Gould Laurie Graef Jeff and Dixie Green
Jenny and Jim Greer Eric Greschner Emily W. Griffin William D. Grindle Rita and Mike Grogan Shelly Grossley Will and Carol Haddock Guy Hagstette in honor of Ed Wulfe Tim and Michele Halligan Mary and Dennis Hamill Ann Hamilton Bob Hand Nancy and Keith Hargrove Maarit and William Harp Sondee Hatcher Patty Haugen Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hecht Kay and David Hedges Gail and Mike Hendryx Toni Henning Robert Henriksen J Pat Herlihy Stephen and Nancy Hernandez Brian Herod Kimberly E. Hester Hiedra-Massa Family Lynsey Jackson and Austin Hill Amy, Frank and Kate Hinnant Lauren and Kevin Hirshberg Ashley Berger and Ashlee Hiser Kathryn Hite Richard Boylan and Vivian Ho Becky Cummings and Cathi Hodil Colleen, Phillips and Conor Hogan Virginia A. and Edward J. Holland Barb Hornbeck Karen and Stephen Hornberg Barbara and Donald Howard Ellen and Jed Howard in honor of Ed Wulfe Dr. and Mrs. David Hoyer Stacy and Scott Humphries Marie Hutchinson Sierra Jacob Don and Joanie Jacobsen Jeff Bingham and Justin Jared Meredith Jeffrey Richard H. Jenkins Justin Chu and Sara Jih David Jobe David and Linda Johnston Weezie Johnston Morris, Rhonda, and Alison Jones Pat and David Jones Debbie and Frank Jones Dotty and Lawrence Kagan in honor of Ed Wulfe
Katz Coffee M. Marvin & Sharon Turboff Katz Family Fund in honor of Ed Wulfe Nancy and John Keely Al Keller Grace and Paul Kelly Mark and Sarah Kelly Virginia W. Kelsey Kerver Education Foundation Betty and Jim Key Travis and Rachel King Shari L. King Curtis and Cindee Klement Lee Kobayashi Garrett and Claudia Kobs Kim and Greg Kolanowski Dodie Krakower Marie Krueger-Miller Kristin E. Kruse Chris and Julianne Kugle Kathleen and Michael K. Kuhn Carolyn and Daniel Kundiger Paulina LaNoue and Leonard LaNoue Mr. and Mrs. Christopher P. Laporte Jeanette and Lenny Lazarofsky Yitin Anny Lee Y. Ping Sun and David W. Leebron in honor of Sis Johnson Jo Ann and Gary Levering Stuart and Dawn Linde Linda and John Linderman The Lindsay Family Sandra Bernhard and Lisa Long Joanne Lucey Eric Andrew Lukas Lynn C. Luster Martha and James Madget Jinger and Bert Magill Donald and Ruth Maierson Carolie E. Martin Deborah and Earle Martin Jorge Martinez Yoli Herrera and Leandro Martinez Roslyn J. Kueter and Robert Maruyama Darcey Matthews James McCallum Thomas E. McConathy Colin McCulley Charlie McDaniel Judy and Michael McEnany Mr. and Mrs. Michael S. McEnany Barbara and Michael McGinity Rob McKinley
Tara McNeill Sally and Robert Meadows Lisa and Downing Mears Kyle and Amy Metz Gary, Crista and Eleanor Miller Linda and Harris Miller in honor of Ed Wulfe Sook and Kevin Miller Bob Milner Mintz Family Mike and JJ Molaison Denise Monteleone George P. Moore Morgan Stanley Patricia Morin Brian and Nicole Morr David Morris Laura Menges and David Morris Judy and Mark Mucasey in honor of Ed Wulfe Lois Pierson and Nick Mullins Kevin W. Murphy Sean Murphy Frank T. Mustachia Louise Nasr Kim Nettles Roy Newton Virginia G. Hodge and Bruce F. Nichols Judy and Jim Nicklos Rand Nolen and Diane Nolen Evelyn Thomas Nolen Susan and Freddie Nutt Lisa and Mike O’Leary Dr. Lisa Dell’Angelo and Dr. David Olgaard Robert and Carol O’Neal Dr. Alan Orkin Jean L. Ormson Neil and Andrea O’Sullivan Art and Suzie Otermat Michael and Naomi Panarella Tommy and Donah Parker Cindy and B. Kelley Parker Nancy and Robert Peiser in honor of Ed Wulfe Carrie and Al Pepi Joan and Joe Perez David and Maria Perez Jeannine Perrot Carolyn Dahl and Thomas Perry Mark and Courtney Pesek Lisa and Greg Pettigrew Phillips 66 Michael R. Piana Michael and Margaret Pierce Nancy and Blas Piña Jim and Pam Pool
Dr. and Mrs. Tajdin R. Popatia Allan and Peggy Port The Post, Rossi, and Rizzo Families Eric, Inge and Jessica Potts The Prentice Family Jennifer and Paul Pruett Edlyn and David Pursell Ed Rammrath Lisa Mellencamp and Chuck Randall Candy Rasmussen Kenneth G. Raymond Patricia Raymond Isla and T. R. Reckling III Poe and Patricia Reed Kay and Rick Rice Suzanne and Chuck Riepe Minnette Robinson Andrew Tallin and Maria Rodriguez Mrs. William D. Roe Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Rogers Zane Segal and Gracy Roggio David and Kelly Rose Glen A. Rosenbaum in honor of Ed Wulfe Ian and Julie Rosenberg Marlene and Norman Rosenthal Ms. Linda Ross Rachel and John Rosson Jim Royer and Carol Royer Pamela Rudolph Ginger Clarkson and Mark Ryan Martha and Terry Sabom Shellye Arnold and Tina Sabuco Jeanine S. Salinas Fund Jay Salitza Mr. and Mrs. Phillip H. Santamaria Luigi Saputelli Kathryn and Gary Schenk Palmer, Merry, and Livia Schooley Dr. and Mrs. Henry Irving Schweppe, Jr. Cindy Seeman Dr. and Mrs. Harold M. Selzman Itze and Juan Septien Danielle Forget and Chris Shield ML Shniderson Muhammad A. Siddiqui Charles Siewert Justin Silhavy Tracy and Michael Simmons Jana and Juan Simo Louis H. Skidmore, Jr. Smith Insurance & Financial Srvcs Megan Christoph and Corey Smith Becky Houston and Nat Smith
Trudi Smith Juka Smits Rebecca Marvil and Brian Smyth Joyce and Jack Soliman Yolanda Soliz Sorak Family Bob and Patsy Speed Blaise F. St. Raymond Ryland and Bob Stacy Barbara and Charles Staley Mark and Chrissie Stamey Debby and Alan Stanton Dennis and Debra Stephens Donovan and Jennifer Stephens Roberta Stokes Jim and Judy Stover Cory J. Stull Victor Flatt and Jeff Stys Frank and Claire Svrcek Carey and Mike Swan Jack and Ellie Sweeney David Swenson Texas Star Garden Club Robert H. Thalmann Kim Thompson Nancy and Peter Thompson Adam and Tiffany Till Emily L. Todd Marlys Tokerud Pete and June Trammell Transwestern Susan Travis Sandy Troff Nancy and Jim Troxel Stacy Truscott Sarah Wolfe and Allan Turner Mildred Ramirez, MD and Mark Turrentine, MD Connie Tuthill and Family UBS Jennifer and Robert Vaden Carol Vance Family Roksan Okan-Vick and James Vick in honor of Ed Wulfe Hugo Vrsalovic Pamela Anderson Wallace Bass and Jackie Wallace Mollie and Kent Wallace Rabbi Roy A. Walter in honor of Ed Wulfe Patrick and Mary Ward The Family of Charles H. Watt John E. Weaver Misty and Tyson Weihs Candy and David Weinstein Laura and Tyler Wellborn Jane Cahill and Michael D. West
Michael I. Wheeler Cherry Whitley Jackie Whitley The Brian Williams Family Elizabeth D. Williams Sidney and Nancy Williams Joanne G. Wilson Cliff Rudisill and Ray Wilson Karen Winston Wolffer Family Trust Zeus Wombwell Geri Wood Matt Woodhouse Aaron and Brittany Woodward Dr. J. David Wright Maxine and Emil Wulfe in honor of Ed Wulfe Matthew Zeve Julie and Kenneth Zimmerman John L. Zipprich II Brian Zwart In-Kind Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Kinder Foundation SmartGeoMetrics
Buffalo Bayou Park Grand Opening October 3, 2015
$50,000 H-E-B Kinder Foundation $10,000–25,000 Gillman Subaru Houston Arts Alliance Houston Chronicle $5,000 Alliance Residential Company Brookside Equipment Sales Cooper Perkins, Inc. Cushman & Wakefield, Inc. Hines Windsor Communities Wortham Insurance $500–2,500 AECOM Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty Melange Fine Cuisine, Inc. Professional Service Industries (PSI)
In-Kind AT&T Bud Light/Silver Eagle Distributors City of Houston Mayor’s Office of Special Events City Kitchen Catering The Greensheet Grizzaffi Coffee Catering Houston Chronicle KHOU-TV/Channel 11 The Lancaster Hotel Jim Olive SWA Group Waste Management
Ralph S. O’Connor in memory of Charles Tapley Margaret Rochs in memory of Charles Tapley Dr. Henry Irving Schweppe, Jr. in memory of Charles Tapley Cassie B. Stinson in honor of Annise Parker Ann Winter Wingfield in memory of Charles Tapley In-Kind Houston Public Media REI Houston
Buffalo Bayou Park Book
Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern
$206,000 Kinder Foundation
$570,000 The Brown Foundation, Inc.
Buffalo Bayou Park General Operations
$25,000 Susan Vaughan Foundation
$2,000,000 Downtown Redevelopment Authority/TIRZ #3
Buffalo Bayou East Sector Master Plan
$49,000+ The Wortham Foundation, Inc. $100–500 Daniel C. Arnold in memory of Charles Tapley Carla Rohr Bagalay in memory of Charles Tapley Susan and Larry Bollich in memory of Charles Tapley Laura and Mark Dobbins in memory of Charles Tapley Jennifer and Steve Dolman in memory of Charles Tapley Harper & Pearson Jerry Jeanmard and Cliff Helmcamp in memory of Charles Tapley Joan Schnitzer Levy in memory of Charles Tapley Mrs. S. I. Morris in memory of Charles Tapley
$500,000 Houston Endowment Inc.
Boat House $900–7,000 LeRoy and Adelle Shaw/Chad and Anat Shaw Julia and Carl Williams Gretchen Elizabeth Diehl and Herman Heng Yue In-Kind BRH-Garver Construction J and J Electrical
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.
Financials Statement of Financial Position as of December 31, 2015 2015 ASSETS Cash and cash equivalents Operating pledges receivable Prepaid expenses and other assets Cash held for park maintenance Cash and cash equivalents restricted for capital projects Pledges receivable restricted for capital projects Propety, net
4,864,805 391,576 110,635 416,848 1,251,554 1,683,317 15,841,017
156,313 2,023,382 2,485,797 536,521 2,262,481
LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS Liabilities: Accounts payable and accrued expenses Construction payables Advance on property sale Deferred revenue Notes payable Total Liabilities Net assets: Unrestricted Temporarily restricted Total net assets TOTAL LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS
Statement of Activities for the year ended December 31, 2015 temporarily restricted
unrestricted REVENUE: Contributions Fees for services Special events Cost of direct donor benefits Program fees and other income Gain on sale of land
Total revenue Net assets released from restrictions Total
798,173 2,562,647 1,011,987 (262,042) 160,731 921,320
4,261,813 2,562,647 1,011,987 (262,042) 160,731 921,320 8,656,456
53,393,996 3,655,427 202,614 248,705
53,393,996 3,655,427 202,614 248,705
EXPENSES: Donation of park improvements to the City of Houston Program services Management and general Fundraising Total expenses CHANGES IN NET ASSETS
Net assets, beginning of year
Net assets, end of year
2015 Board of Directors Collin J. Cox Chair Thomas O. Fish Vice Chair Ellyn Wulfe Vice Chair Bas Solleveld Treasurer Clayton Erikson Secretary
Ralph Abendshein Nory Angel Richard M. Blades C. Ronald Blankenship Jack Blanton, Jr. Jonathan H. Brinsden Christina Cabral Paul Cannings, Jr. Estela M.S. Cockrell Kelty Ewing Crain Bolivar M. Fraga Cristina Garcia Gamboa Daniel M. Gilbane J. David Heaney Lynn M. Herbert Gerald D. (Jerry) Higdon Kellie Jenks Sherman L. Lewis III Ginni Mithoff John Mooz Roxann Neumann Judy Nyquist David Ott, Jr. Charles R. Parker Adrian Patterson Daron Peschel Alison Porter Carleton Riser Shannon B. Sasser, AIA Karl S. Stern Judy Tate Jeff Taylor Claire Cormier Thielke Saul Valentin Geraldina Interiano Wise Margaret Wolfe Robert P. Wright
CHAIRS EMERITUS EX-OFFICIO Toni Beauchamp* Chuck Carlberg Brady F. Carruth Mike Garver Dennis Greer Artie Lee Hinds Sis Johnson Susan Keeton Dr. Manual Pacheco Bob Phillips F. Max Schuette Raymond Snokhous Georgia Wilson
Mayor Annise D. Parker City of Houston Judge Ed Emmett Harris County David Bradley University of Houston-Downtown Margaret Wallace Brown City of Houston Planning and Development Department Erik Eriksson Port of Houston Authority Robert M. Eury Central Houston, Inc. Tom Gall White Oak Bayou Association Pat Henry Texas Department of Transportation Commissioner El Franco Lee* Harris County Precinct One Commissioner Jack Morman Harris County Precinct Two F. Xavier Pena Downtown Redevelopment Authority/TIRZ#3 Commissioner Steve Radack Harris County Precinct Three Nancy Sauer Magnolia Cemetery Corporation Michael D. Talbott Harris County Flood Control District Joe Turner Houston Parks & Recreation Department Dawn Ullrich Houston First Corporation *deceased
2015 Staff Administration
Buffalo Bayou Park
Anne Olson President
Gregg Burks Park Director
Rebecca Leija Office Assistant
Jose Armas Weekend Operations Supervisor
Sylvana Loc PR and Events Assistant
Desiree Becerra visitor services assistant
Leigh McBurnett Director of Development
Julie Bernfeld Office Manager
Libby Sims Controller
Justin Jones visitor services assistant
Trudi Smith Director of PR and Events
Stephanie Kiouses Visitor Services Supervisor
Sarah McIntire Volunteer Supervisor
Robby Robinson Field Operations Manager Trey Dennis Field Technician/Supervisor Bio Vac Deckhand James Pennington Field Technician/Supervisor Bio Vac Deckhand Juan Reyes Field Technician/Supervisor Bio Vac Deckhand David Rivers Field Technician/Supervisor Bio Vac Captain
Joe Rodriguez Zone Supervisor Fred Soto Maintenance Technician Greg Taylor Park Wide Supervisor Florensio Tijerina Zone Supervisor
Landscape Maintenance Alvaro Grimaldo Rangel Supervisor Daniel Campa Luis Castillo Rigoberto Castillo Carlos Juan Diaz Rafael Garcia-Ramirez Dennis Gaudette Jose Sanchez Huerta David Mayberry Albino Lopez Salas as of December 31, 2015
design CORE Design Studio photography Katya Horner Jonnu Singleton/SWA Group
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