A R E WA R D I N G Y E A R O F
RESTORATION + RECLAMATION
BUFFALO BAYOU PARTNERSHIp 2016 annual re port
De a r F r i ends , 2016 was a very rewarding year for Buffalo Bayou Partnership (BBP). Each and every day, our board and staff are gratified by the hundreds of Houstonians and visitors who are biking, walking and jogging along Buffalo Bayou’s trails. These individuals come from all walks of life and truly represent the multi-cultural diversity of our city. After many years of planning and construction, it also was gratifying to see several of our projects completed. Whether it was a unique downtown trail or an preservation and infrastructure reuse are the hallmarks of our work. One of our most important restoration projects came to fruition as we completed construction of the historic Sunset Coffee Building at Allen’s Landing. Buffalo Bayou Partnership’s signature events, boat tours and programs brought thousands to the bayou’s shores, with many highlighting the waterway’s history and ecological past. And the opening of the Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern attracted visitors from throughout the world! While we continue to hear positive comments from Houstonians about Buffalo Bayou’s transformation we also received prestigious local, state and national awards and accolades in 2016. In the coming years, we are committed to leveraging the work we have done along Buffalo Bayou’s west and downtown sectors as we restore and enhance the waterway to the east. We also are excited about working with neighborhood partners to preserve and celebrate the area’s rich cultural and industrial legacy. As we continue acquiring land, building trails and creating parks, we invite you to join us in what we know will be many more years of rewarding restoration and reclamation work!
Collin J. Cox
2016 board chair president
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abandoned industrial site transformed into a park, we are proud that historic
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In 2016, Buffalo Bayou Partnership completed its first full year of maintaining and operating the parkâ€™s 160 acres. To supplement the work of our full-time maintenance team, BBP relies on a strong volunteer workforce. Besides scheduled volunteer activities for groups from
3,500 TREES trimmed
corporations and schools, BBP initiated a Community Volunteer Day on the third Saturday of each month.
of lawn mowed
1,350 MILES edged
VOLUNTEERS CONTRIBUTED 14,500 HOURS
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We’re always amazed at how many Houstonians and visitors—from all walks of life—are using the park.
from all over the world stopped by the park’s two visitor centers
148,672 were recorded in a 30-day period along a Buffalo Bayou Park trail segment
BICYCLISTS, WALKERS & JOGGERS
Buffalo bayou park cistern 5 extensive local and national media attention, and the repurposed industrial site instantly became a point of great civic pride. Docentled tours highlighting the architecture of this former drinking water reservoir (built in 1926) and the history of Houston’s water system were initially offered. Fulfilling the organization’s goal of presenting periodic art installations in the Cistern, BBP partnered with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) to open Rain: Magdalena Fernández at the Houston Cistern in December. This inaugural installation featured the influential Venezuelan artist’s abstract video projection 2iPM009 from the MFAH’s permanent collection.
enjoyed the Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern
Gary Tinterow, MFAH Director; Magdalena Fernández; and Judy Nyquist, BBP Board Member and Co-Chair of BBP’s Public Art Committee.
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BBP’s opening of the Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern in mid-May received
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S U N S ET COf FEE BU IL D I NG
After more than a decade of work, BBP completed restoration of the historic Sunset Coffee Building. Located at Allen’s Landing, Houston’s birthplace and first port, the building houses BBP’s administrative offices. A future café and boat and bike rental will ensure that the site becomes a popular waterfront destination.
YEAR OLD BUILDING 100+ renovated and repurposed
h ik e a nd b i ke t r a i ls A ribbon cutting was held to celebrate one of the cityâ€™s most distinctive hike and bike trails. Located under a network of downtown streets, the trail incorporates bridge abutments and other infrastructure behind the historic Magnolia Ballroom. The $4.6 million trail was funded with a federal grant and additional private funds contributed by BBP Chair Emeritus Mike Garver. 7 2016 ANNUAL REPORT
Mayor Sylvester Turner, Council Member Karla Cisneros, BBP Chair Emeritus Mike Garver, Chair Collin Cox, and President Anne Olson with other dignitaries at the trail ribbon cutting.
With this trail segment completed, BBP is partnering with the Bayou Greenways program, Harris County and Harris County Flood Control District to construct a trail from Allenâ€™s Landing to east downtown. Once again, existing infrastructure will be used as the trail winds its way through the basements of several historic County buildings.
EAST SECTOR 8
With the enormous success of Buffalo Bayou Park and downtown improvements, BBP began turning its sights
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along the waterway’s east sector, from US 59 to the Port of Houston Turning Basin. Funded by a grant from the Houston Endowment, the organization hired Houston’s Asakura Robinson and New York’s HR&A Advisors, a nationally-recognized real estate and economic development firm, for an initial planning phase. BBP is now gearing up for a comprehensive master plan that will focus on the following themes:
Reflect the cultural and industrial legacy of the bayou’s east sector.
Bring longtime residents and businesses along and not leave them behind.
Link adjacent neighborhoods to Buffalo Bayou and to each other.
BBP hosted a fall meeting to update community leaders on the organization’s east sector planning, to obtain their input on priorities for waterfront development, and to seek their assistance for future community engagement. The event was co-sponsored with the Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation and Greater East End Management District.
Along the east sector, we hope to create a blueprint for investment in the economically disadvantaged Fifth Ward and East End communities, and a national model for inclusive development around parks and green space.
700+ ACRES 120+ ACRES
of waterfront land in east sector
of property owned by BBP and public agencies
YOLANDA BLACK NAVARRO BUFFALO BEND NATURE PARK Yolanda Black Navarro Buffalo Bend Nature Park in Houston’s East End was another BBP project completed in 2016. Once used as a dumping ground for construction debris, the site has been transformed into a 10-acre green space that includes three wetland ponds, native plantings and interpretive signage. In constructing the park, BBP and Harris County Precinct Two recycled the site’s concrete and used it for seating walls and the pond overlook’s columns. A huge concrete culvert, another industrial remnant, has been repurposed as a cistern to hold recirculated water that flows from the bayou through the ponds
10,000 wetland plants added
and back into the bayou. Demonstrating how water can be naturally cleansed, the park is a favorite environmental education destination for school groups. Just before the close of the year, BBP purchased an adjacent property which creates 23 acres of green space and provides a trail connection which will link Buffalo Bend Nature Park to the city’s Hidalgo Park.
C L E A N & G R EEN
2,136 CUBIC YARDS
of trash and debris collected through BBPâ€™s Clean & Green/ Skimmer Boat Program
EVENTS AND TOURS Thousands flocked to the bayou shores for activities specially designed for children and families, sports enthusiasts and young professionals. Buffalo Bayou Park Birthday Celebration
KBR Kids Day
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BBP continued to present its robust programming and signature events in 2016.
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Buffalo Bayou Partnership Pontoon Boat Tours
In 2016, nearly 150 tours were scheduled on BBP’s pontoon boat, Spirit of the Bayou. Whether it is the abundant wildlife they see or the historical facts they learn about, tour goers are always amazed at how much fun and educational it is to glide down the waterway.
12,500 PEOPLE participated in BBP-presented events and programs
Bayou Buddies’ Bayou Bash
In collaboration with Katy Prairie Conservancy,
BBP continued its monthly walking tours
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through Buffalo Bayou Park which highlight the bayou landscape and ecology of 19th-century Texas, as well as the importance of restoring Buffalo Bayou Park Walking Tours
the all but vanished Texas prairies.
Over 500 canoes and kayaks raced in the 44th annual Buffalo Bayou Partnership Regatta.
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Whether itâ€™s local, national and international news stories, prestigious awards, or visits to Houston from park groups throughout the country, BBP is putting our city on the map!
MILLION 11 $ in marketing value secured from local, national and international media
Scott McCready photo?
Scott McCready, SWA partner, led a Buffalo Bayou Park tour for park leaders as part of Leading with Landscape: The Houston Transformation, a national conference sponsored by the Washington D.C.-based Cultural Landscape Foundation. Representatives from the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, Louisville Waterfront Development Corporation, Katy Trail Conservancy (Dallas) and Waller Creek Conservancy (Austin), were other groups who traveled to Houston throughout the year to tour and learn about Buffalo Bayou Park.
BUFFALO BAYOU PARK CISTERN
BUFFALO BAYOU DOWNTOWN TRAIL
Renovation and Restoration
Mayor’s Proud Partner Award Keep Houston Beautiful
Excellence on the Waterfront Award
American Institute of Architects Houston
Rehab and Remodeling
Urban Design and Architecture Under 50,000 Sq. Ft.
Society of American Registered Architects
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Best of Design Award—Adaptive Reuse
Best of Design Award—Civic Institution
International Interior Design Association
Landmark Award: Community Impact
Houston Business Journal
Epic Award: Public Green Space Design Award
Interior Design Magazine
Martha Peterson Award
Trees for Houston
Mayor’s Proud Partner Award
Venues and Parks—Marketer of the Year
Keep Houston Beautiful
American Marketing Association
Sanctioned Event of the Year American Canoe Association
Best of Year Award
HIGH L INE NET WO R K BBP is honored to be part of a new national coalition called the High Line Network. Friends of the High Line, the organization overseeing New York’s famous elevated park, established the group which is focused on a growing movement to transform abandoned infrastructure into new public space. In June, BBP President Anne Olson traveled to New York City for two days of meetings with staff from such groups as the Atlanta BeltLine, the Underline (Miami), Klyde Warren Park (Dallas), Waterfront Seattle and River LA. At the convening, participants discussed best practices, fundraising, and park maintenance and operations. Social equity, however, was the lens for all conversations and will be a major focus at future meetings.
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American Institute of Architects Houston
BUFFALO BAYOU PARTNERSHIP REGATTA
DONORS GENERAL OPERATIONS
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$5,000–15,000 AIG The Brown Foundation, Inc./ Nancy Abendshein The Gordon A. Cain Foundation Janet F. Clark DM Luxury, LLC George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation Houck Family Foundation Houston Downtown Management District The Powell Foundation Reliant The Tapeats Fund $1,000–4,999 Art Colony Association, Inc. Karen and Charlie Baughn Susan and Ron Blankenship Guy Burdett The Cockrell Foundation The Crain Foundation in honor of Peter L. Crain Marie Fay and Steve Evnochides Stacie and Christian Frye Ashley R. Guy H-E-B Brian Hollowell Houston Striders Inc. Katz Coffee Samir Khushalani Kathleen and Randall Lake Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty Melange Fine Cuisine, Inc. The Oshman Foundation Timothy E. Perry Susan and Bob Pohl Patricia and Richard Rice Robertson-Finley Foundation Shannon and Justin Robinson Jane and Dick Schmitt Scurlock Foundation
Spectra Energy Strake Foundation Jane and Gary Swanson Nancy and Peter K. Thompson $500–999 Aceca LLC DBA Cuchara BNIM Architects Bank of America Charitable Foundation Faye Caldwell Dr. Sarah G. Candler Chevron Humankind Matching Gift Program Penelope Conklin Discovery Green Conservancy Carol and Ross Frazer GARTNER Hardwood Products, Inc. Horizon Advisors, LLC INFILL Planning & Development Candyce Rylander and Andrew Lear Susan and David Lummis Ted McKenna Doug and Veronica Overman Lisa and Greg Pettigrew Ashleigh Scott Courtney and Bas Solleveld Mr. and Mrs. H.J. Springer V.H. Van Horn III Sarah and Ted Varghese Teresa and Jimmy Wong Family Foundation $100–499 Melinda and Joseph Miles Abell III Kristin Allen Amazonsmile The Apical Meristem Co. Robert Archer Tina Berena Heather and Zack Blailock II Caitlin Boeker Chris Boeker Rachel Boeker Vivian Ho and Richard Boylan Dr. Emily Hollister-Branton and Eric Branton Mike and Debbie Breazeale Michael P. Broderick Margaret Wallace Brown Don Burney
Ramona Alms and Gary Burrows Jim Casey Margot and John T. Cater Richard Coleman Keith Craik Kathy Crittenden Margaret Culbertson Curbside Sliderz Delta Gamma Fraternity Hazel Donato Linda Shead and Tom Douglas Helen and Gary Dowling Cecilia and Jim Edwards Jim Ewing Andrea W. and David L. Faulkinberry John Faust Barnaby Fryer Bill Fulton Getty Images, Inc. Giving Assistant Jennifer and Richard Gould Mary Clark and Chris Granberry Greg Griffin Marc E. Grossberg Monica and Leonard Gutierrez Nancy Hall in honor of Shelly and Marty Power Hal Haltom Laura Hannusch Mitchell W. Hanzik Kathi Abba and J. Pat Herlihy Nancy and Stephen Hernandez Ann Derryberry and Paul Herrera Hewlett Packard Enterprise Katya Horner Houston Wave LLC Clayton Huff Amy and Zachary S. Huie Robert Ingram Karin Jessop Steven Jones Gautam Kandlikar Virginia Wier Kelsey Andrew King Kroger Bradley Lambeth Phong Le LESCO Lighting + Control Linn Energy Jamie and Mark Loveland in honor of Shelly and Marty Power
Wendy Bantle and Michael Shirley Judy and Chris Simon Susan Sloan Smith Insurance & Financial Srvcs Cheryl Ray and Ruel Smith Greg Spier The St. Raymond Family Bob Stokes Karen and Jack Stopnicki Stephen Sweeney Bill Bob Tallent Peter Torrey Sarah B. Wolfe and Allan R. Turner Janet Vrasic Sherri and Hulse Wagner in honor of Dr. and Mrs. G.H. Wagner, M.D. Waste Management in honor of Harry Lamberton Cameron Wieding Jo Ann Williams Jennifer R. Wittman Geri Wood Ellen A. Yarrell Amy Good, Fred Hensel, Keaton Miller, and Toby Yu in honor of David Brantley and Samir Khushalani In-Kind Erik Eriksson Houston Public Media KHOU-TV/Channel 11 Tom Kelsey Phoenicia Specialty Foods United Airlines
KBR KIDS DAY October 15, 2016 $35,000 KBR $2,500 Children’s Memorial Hermann $135–250 Alice through the Looking Glass Pho-jita Fusion Ruby Mango LLC
89.3 KSBJ Downtown District Houston Family Magazine Houston Parks & Recreation Department KHOU-TV/Channel 11 Mommy Nearest United Airlines YELP
BUFFALO BAYOU PARTNERSHIP GALA: LEAFING THROUGH THE YEARS November 10, 2016
$15,000–25,000 Cathy and Joe Cleary Sis and Hasty Johnson Harry and Meredith Lamberton John P. McGovern Foundation Susan and Fayez Sarofim $5,000–12,000 Nancy and Mark Abendshein/ Ralph Abendshein The Aga Khan Council for Southwestern US Francey Pengra and Ed Allday Chinhui and Eddie Allen Amegy Bank of Texas Atlantic Trust The Brown Foundation, Inc. Bud Light/Silver Eagle Distributors Camden/Ric and Mo Campo Cameron Management Zane and Brady Carruth Central Houston/Houston Downtown Management District Jacquelyn and Collin J. Cox Kelty and Rogers Crain Ann and Leslie Doggett Carolyn and Chris Dorros The Jenny & Jim Elkins Family Fund Clayton and Shel Erikson Friends of the Swimming Hole Frost Mike Garver Cullen K. Geiselman Sarah and John Hastings
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Geoffrey Lyon John William Mackie III Matt Maglothin Carolie E. Martin Laura Devitt and Steve Massad Cole Masters Dan and Judy McClure in honor of Shelly and Marty Power Barbara Thornhill and Ken Meador in honor of Julie Kirkham and Danielle Andrasek Dawna and Tom Menges Carol and Roland W. Miller Steven Mills Malcolm Daniel and Darryl Morrison NRG Energy Ryan Norris Anne and Tom Olson Trey Peacock Joan A. Terp Perez and Jose R. Perez, Jr. Randall Petrick Betsy and Bob Phillips in honor of Martha Bowen and Linda Fields and in memory of Doris Fondren Lummis Margaret and Michael Pierce Pam and Jim Pool Lise Z. and James G. Price The Roth and Rauch Families in honor of Lynette Rauch Jennifer A. and Robert F. Reichek Melissa Reihle Eric P. Ritter Margaret Rochs Debbie McNulty and Dean Ruck Ginger Clarkson and Dr. Mark Ryan Roberta Rysztogi Allen and Margie Schubert in honor of Zane and Brady Carruth Bob Scott Susan Scott Itze Espinosa and Juan Septien Roger Seward Mary and Pat Sharkey Shell Oil Company Foundation Matching Gifts Program
l Co-chairs Brady and Zane Carruth and Gayle and Bob Eury welcomed more than 600 guests to celebrate BBP’s 30th birthday at the fall gala, Leafing Through the Years.
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r Andrew, Nancy, Ralph and Butch Abendshein at the opening of Rain.
Claudia and David Hatcher Gerald D. Higdon Hines John Daugherty, Realtors KPMG LLP Locke Lord LLP Midway Foundation Ginni and Richard Mithoff Cindy and Kelley Parker III Port of Houston Authority Winifred and Carleton Riser Shaw Family Fund Smith, Murdaugh, Little & Bonham, LLP Johnny Steele Judy and Charles Tate Laura and Bill Thomas Transwestern Meg and Dick Weekley $1,000–4,999 Neelo and Sami Ahmad Julie and Drew Alexander Bonnie and Dick Ambrus Jeff Beauchamp Collier and Richard Blades Susan and Ron Blankenship Leslie and Jack Blanton, Jr. Polly and J. Murry Bowden Paul Cannings — RPH Cathy and Paul Chapman Collaborate Architects Allyson and Steve Cook Susie and Sanford Criner Edna Ramos and John Cryer III
Richard Dawson Kit and Carl Detering Virginia Hoops and Lee Doggett Lisa and David Doherty Kathryn and Gary Dudley Elmore Public Relations, Inc. Frank Erwin in honor of Zane and Brady Carruth Sidney and Albert B. Fay, Jr. Marvy and Elaine Finger/ The Finger Companies in honor of Bob Eury Shari and Tom Fish Harriet and Joe Foster Cece and Mack Fowler Deborah Wandel Francis Jo and Jim Furr Gensler Daniel M. Gilbane Meg Goodman HR&A Advisors, Inc. Guy Hagstette Ann Lents and J. David Heaney Jerry Jeanmard and Cliff Helmcamp Lynn and Bill Herbert Hildebrand Fund Houston Endowment Inc. Shawn and Bill Jackson in honor of Jacquelyn and Collin Cox Kellie Jenks Jill and Dunham Jewett Susan and Richard Keeton Lynn and Ty Kelly Wendy and Mavis Kelsey
Ann and Thomas R. Kelsey Carolyn and Matt Khourie Marie Louise and David Kinder A. John Knapp and Carmen Knapp Harriet and Truett Latimer Carter and Bill Lee Shelli and Steve Lindley Frank Liu Melinda and Bob Livingston Mimi Lloyd Cathy Malone Sultana Mangalji Nancy McGregor and Neal Manne Millis Development & Construction, Inc. Lainie Gordon and David Mincberg Sara and Bill Morgan Anne and Jack Moriniere Audrey and Robb Moses Miki and Ralph E. Norton, M.D. Judy and Scott Nyquist David A. Ott, Jr. Cabrina and Steven Owsley in honor of Zane and Brady Carruth Page Marsha and Charlie Parker Christina Bryan and Trey Peacock Carrie and Albert Pepi Betsy and Bob Phillips Alison and Chris Porter Sarah and Ben Powell RPS Klotz Associates
$100–999 The Alkek and Williams Foundation in honor of Zane and Brady Carruth Nory Angel Lauren Barrash Ellen Benninghoven Peter Billipp Ellen and Rob Blasio Minnette and Peter Boesel Pam and Murray Brasseux Cathy and Gary T. Brock, M.D. Christina Cabral Marjorie and Walker Cain Richard J. Callaway Claire P. Caudill Laura and Ted Christiansen Leslie Cohen Sheila Condon Laura Conely Flo Crady Nancy and Jack Dinerstein in honor of Susan and Ron Blankenship Terri Diraddo Sara Paschall Dodd Marsha M. Dodson Jack Eannarelli Jerry & Nanette Finger Foundation
Bo Fraga Cristina Garcia Gamboa Maarit K. and Russell Harp Lee Huber Michael Johnston Dorothy Kaldis Marie B. and Edward H. Kaminski Jerry Kendall Deborah Keyser Cindee and Curtis Klement Kim Kressenberg Tom Kvinta Kelley Lubanko Qing Ma Meg Malone Jennifer and Ben McClure Constance McMaken Ana Laura Menchaca Caroline and Dean Miller Club Canine/Dean Miller Sook and Kevin Miller Dan M. Moody, Jr. Beverly and Staman Ogilvie Family Fund Anne and Tom Olson Anita O’Shaughnessy Julie Peak Daron Peschel Susan Garwood and George Peterkin Susan and Bob Pohl Shelly B. and Martin J. Power Sheryl Rapp Robyn Rothman County Attorney Vince Ryan Maury Shepherd Elizabeth S. Sims Susan D. Smith Patsy and Bob Speed Emily Todd Elisabeth VanLoan Anthony J. Waguespack Kay Walther Virginia Seale Watt Weingarten Art Group in honor of Gayle and Bob Eury and Judy Nyquist Joanne G. Wilson Wallace S. Wilson Geraldina Interiano and Scott W. Wise Ellyn Wulfe
In-Kind A Fare Extraordinaire A Finer Event Houston Parks & Recreation Department Katz Coffee LD Systems L.P. Catherine Clark Mosbacher The Nice Winery Richards/Carlberg Silver Eagle Distributors Total Tent Solutions, LLC United Airlines
BUFFALO BAYOU PARTNERSHIP REGATTA March 12, 2016
$5,000–15,000 Brookfield Property Partners CenterPoint Energy Mike Garver Gillman Subaru Schlumberger Subaru of America, Inc. Waste Management $1,250–3,300 Bayou on the Bend Apartments Cox-Parker GreenStreet Hines IDS Engineering Group Kayak Investors LJA Engineering, Inc. Lionstone Investments Ginni and Richard Mithoff The Morgan Group, Inc. Richards/Carlberg $100–800 Aventurs Jose Mejia Bracewell LLP Bud Light/Silver Eagle Distributors Clark Condon Arturo M. Cornejo Bradley and Kimberly Dennison Shari and Tom Fish Houston Canoe Club Steve Massad Page Elizabeth D. Williams Bob Wright
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Marco and Rosario Ramos Richards/Carlberg Beth Robertson Carolyn and James Robertson SWA Group Leslie and Shannon Sasser Anne Whitlock and Michael Skelly Terry and Tom Smith Ann and Karl Stern Bette and Ralph Thomas Terri and Ray Thomas Jamie Mize and Dan Tidwell Uptown Houston Kay and Ron Walker Melanie Gray and Mark Wawro Andrea and Bill White Randa and Charles Williams in honor of Zane and Brady Carruth Wortham Insurance Sallie and Bob Wright Lorraine and Ed Wulfe
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In-Kind Bayou City Adventures, Inc. Bud Light/Silver Eagle Distributors Downtown District The Eagle 106.9 and 107.5 The Greensheet Harris County Flood Control District Houston First Corporation Houston Press KHOU-TV/Channel 11 Katz Coffee 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 23, 2016
$1,000–2,500 AVEDA Bud Light/Silver Eagle Distributors CWS Apartment Homes Frost Gensler Katy Optiks Zabel Freeman $250–500 Veronika E. and Nicholas Jackson Paul S. Jacobs Thomas D. Pepper/J. Hunter Summerford Thompson & Knight LLP C. J. White Foundation In-Kind Benjy’s Restaurant BIG Power Yoga The Boardroom Salon for Men (Galleria) Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company Camp Gladiator Capital Genealogy Central Market CultureMap Troy Killian c/o D&M Leasing Houston
Judy Dekan Downtown District Elaine Turner Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse— River Oaks Flywheel Co. Garate Cooper, PLLC The Goff Financial Group Havoc Wagon Heapin’ Helpin’ Hemline Hotel Derek Hotel ZaZa Houston Houston Ballet Houston Cinema Arts Society Houston Dash/Dynamo Charities Houston Parks & Recreation Department Houston Press Houston Symphony Houstonia Joy Yoga Center Katy Optiks Katz Coffee Landry’s, Inc. Little Woodrow’s on Shepherd Mark M. Marmon “Metro Anglers” NCV Frostwood The Nice Winery Niko Niko’s Nothing Bundt Cakes Uptown Orangetheory Fitness Houston Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar PIADA Italian Street Food Preservation Houston/Pier & Beam Rest & Rec Rice Athletics Roger Seward Art Saint Arnold Brewing Company SOAP Hand Car Wash Squeezed Online Detox and Pressed Juice Brittany Taggart Texas Tamale Company Tony Mandola’s United Airlines Ryan Vincent The Wave Whole Earth Provision Co. Women’s Quarter Marathon Yellow Rose Distilling
CONSERVATION $2,500 Maverick (Tenaris) $100–250 Karl Long Graeme M. Marston in memory of Ellen Olsen Briggs Margaret and Michael Pierce
CLEAN & GREEN/ SKIMMER BOAT PROGRAM $312,000 Harris County Flood Control District $40,000–50,000 Port of Houston Shell Oil Company $5,500 TPC Group $250 Roy and Evelyn Nolen in honor of Sis Johnson
LAND ACQUISITION $500,000 The Wortham Foundation, Inc.
HIKE AND BIKE $1,000–5,000 Susan and Jon Allen The Clayton Fund Robert and Nancy Zimmerman Fund $100–500 Christy Larimer-Compson and Tom Compson Rita and Mike Grogan Dr. Brendan and Maria Lee Patricia Hunt and Joseph Milton Phillips 66 Julie and Ian Rosenberg Becky Houston and Nat Smith Keri Kimler Sprung and Michael Sprung Jennifer and Hill Vaden Williams Companies
lF rancis Castaneda Dyess, Mike Talbott, BBP President Anne Olson, Commissioner Jack Morman, Sonny Flores, Diane Schenke and BBP Chair Collin Cox at the Buffalo Bend Nature Park ribbon cutting. R BBP Chair Emeritus Sis Johnson, Nancy Kinder, Bob Eury and Rich Kinder at opening of Rain.
In-Kind Boyer Inc. LESCO Architectural Lighting
BUFFALO BAYOU PARK $2,000,000 Downtown Redevelopment Authority/TIRZ #3
$50,000–75,000 The Stanford and Joan Alexander Family Fund The Wortham Foundation, Inc. $5,000–13,500 Linda Cizek Skinner Brown Melcher Charitable Foundation Whole Foods Market $1,000–4,000 Harris County Medical Society Alliance Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Houston Wilderness McGraw Hill Financial Phillips 66
$300–500 Patricia L. Harris in memory of Charles Tapley Barby Harvey Ann Lents and J. David Heaney Norman S. Kinsella Jim and Cheryl Lerdal Trudi Smith In-Kind Kinder Foundation
BUFFALO BAYOU PARK CISTERN $200,000 Kinder Foundation $10,000–20,000 The Brown Foundation, Inc./ Nancy Abendshein The Brown Foundation, Inc./ Ralph Abendshein Susan Vaughan Foundation $100-2,500 The Brown Foundation, Inc./ John O’Connor
Geraldina Interiano and Scott W. Wise Fred and Kay Zeidman
BUFFALO BAYOU EAST SECTOR MASTER PLAN $100,000–200,000
Houston Endowment Inc. in honor of Anthony W. Hall, Jr. The Wortham Foundation, Inc. $5,000–25,000 Bank of America Charitable Foundation Albert and Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation KBRN, LP
PARK AND TRAIL MAINTENANCE $5,000 River Network
BOAT HOUSE $33,000 Rice University
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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SUNSET COFFEE BUILDING
FINANCIALS Statement of Financial Position as of December 31, 2016
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Cash and cash equivalents Operating pledges receivable Prepaid expenses and other assets Certificates of Deposit Cash held for park maintenance and capital improvements Cash and cash equivalents restricted for projects Pledges receivable restricted for projects Propety, net
1,644,044 28,712 261,997 2,600,000 660,518 1,136,916 1,514,831 16,561,737
124,321 370,000 485,055 2,712,528 265,000 1,911,570
LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS Liabilities: Accounts payable and accrued expenses Payable to the City Construction payables Advance on property sale Advanced contributions 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, 2016
Total revenue Net assets released from restrictions Total
387,593 3,086,513 775,930 (194,140) 546,553
2,831,621 3,086,513 775,930 (194,140) 546,553 7,046,477
4,815,729 275,976 247,191 262,558
4,815,729 275,976 247,191 262,558
EXPENSES: Buffalo Bayou improvements, maintenance, and park amenities Management and general Fundraising Donation of park improvements to the City of Houston Total expenses CHANGES IN NET ASSETS
Net assets, beginning of year
Net assets, end of year
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REVENUE: Contributions Fees for services Special events Cost of direct donor benefits Program fees and other income
BOARD OF DIRECTORS Collin J. Cox, Chair Thomas Fish, Vice Chair Ellyn Wulfe, Vice Chair Bas Solleveld, Treasurer Clayton Erikson, Secretary
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Ralph Abendshein Nory Angel Richard M. Blades C. Ronald Blankenship Jack Blanton, Jr. Jonathan H. Brinsden Christina A. Bryan Christina Cabral Paul Cannings, Jr. Estela M.S. Cockrell Kelty Ewing Crain Carolyn W. Dorros Bolivar M. Fraga Cristina Garcia Gamboa Daniel M. Gilbane J. David Heaney Lynn M. Herbert Kellie R. Jenks Samir Khushalani Sherman L. Lewis III Ginni Mithoff John Mooz Roxann Neumann Judy Nyquist David Ott, Jr. Charles R. Parker Daron Peschel Alison Porter Carleton Riser Karl S. Stern Judy Tate Claire Cormier Thielke Saul Valentin Anne Whitlock Stacey Gillman Wimbish Geraldina Interiano Wise Robert P. Wright
CHAIRS EMERITUS 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 *deceased
EX-OFFICIO Mayor Sylvester Turner
Judge Ed Emmett
Commissioner Jack Morman
F. Xavier Peña
Margaret Wallace Brown
Russell A. Poppe
Commissioner Rodney Ellis
Commissioner Steve Radack
Robert M. Eury
city of houston Harris County
University of Houston—Downtown City of Houston Planning and Development Department Harris County Precinct One Port of Houston Authority Central Houston, Inc.
White Oak Bayou Association
Texas Department of Transportation Harris County Precinct Two Downtown Redevelopment Authority/TIRZ #3 Harris County Flood Control District Harris County Precinct Three
Magnolia Cemetery Corporation Houston Parks & Recreation Department
BAYOU BUDDIES STEERING COMMITTEE Travis Buchanan, Co-Chair Christin Dietze, Co-Chair
design CORE Design Studio photography Jenny Antill Katya Horner Jordan Mahoney Peter Molick
ADMINISTRATION Anne Olson President
BUFFALO BAYOU PARK Gregg Burks Park Director
Rebecca Leija Jose Armas Database and Office Coordinator Weekend Operations Supervisor Leigh McBurnett Director of Development
Desiree Becerra Visitor Services Assistant
Libby Sims Controller
Julie Bernfeld Office Manager
Trudi Smith Director of PR and Events
Justin Jones Visitor Services Assistant
FIELD OPERATIONS 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
Stephanie Kiouses Venue and Visitor Services Supervisor 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 Josue Filomeno-Sanchez Rafael Garcia-Ramirez Jose Sanchez Huerta David Mayberry Israel Rodriguez Albino Lopez Salas Alberto Sanchez Fidel Alviter Sanchez Jose Sandoval-Medina Dennis Smith BUFFALO BAYOU PARK CISTERN ATTENDANTS Justin Bogert Rosemarie Croll Steven Parker Austin Warren as of December 31, 2016
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Tom Appleman Lauren Barrash Becky and John Byron Jake Cooper Keisha Elder CÃ©sar Giralt Austin Jacobs Allie Johnson Aaron Koranek Darby McDaniel Dave Morris Kim Nettles Ashley Nguyen Abel Noah Thomas Pepper Brittany Taggart Katie Tomkins Jennifer Traina-Dorge Caroline Urquhart Sonia and Mike Verhagen Courtney Walsh Kelly Waterman Kim and Chris White Tamra Wilkerson Julie Wright
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