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B U F F A L O B AY O U PA R T N E R S H I P 2017 Annual Report

Jose Armas buffalo bayou park weekend operations supervisor

Justin Bogert buffalo bayou park cistern attendant

Gregg Burks buffalo bayou park director

Daniel Campa buffalo bayou park maintenance team

Charles Chatman buffalo bayou park maintenance team

Trey Dennis field operations technician

Dear Friends, This 2017 annual report is dedicated to Buffalo Bayou Partnership’s (BBP)

Carlos Diaz buffalo bayou park maintenance team

Toni Estrada buffalo bayou park office manager

Brett Farley field operations mechanic

Josue Filomeno-Sanchez Buffalo bayou park maintenance team

Rafael Garcia buffalo bayou park maintenance team

Lenore Gordon buffalo bayou park visitor center desk assistant

devoted staff. It is through their tireless efforts, hard work and commitment that our organization persevered through a very challenging year. On August 25, as Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, its unprecedented rainfall and subsequent flooding roared down Buffalo Bayou leaving behind massive

Mariel Guenther buffalo bayou park venue coordinator

Adrianna Guillen buffalo bayou park cistern attendant

Juan Hernandez buffalo bayou park maintenance team

Rebecca Leija database and office coordinator

Gina Marano buffalo bayou park venue and visitor services supervisor

amounts of sediment, debris, fallen trees and eroded banks. As BBP’s staff witnessed Harvey’s destruction for the first time, we were overcome with emotion and disbelief. Not to be deterred, our maintenance team immediately got to work on the

Donna Irwin buffalo bayou park horticulturist

massive cleanup operation. At year’s end, after working around the clock, enormous progress had been made. The entire staff pitched in with the recovery—whether raising funds for the cleanup or issuing regular updates to keep the public informed. BBP’s board of directors also worked hand in

David Mayberry buffalo bayou park maintenance team

Leigh McBurnett director of development

Jessica McFall communications and events coordinator

Frank Moreno Buffalo Bayou park maintenance team

Anne Olson president

Steve Parker buffalo bayou park cistern attendant

hand with our administrative team to ensure a successful outcome. It truly was gratifying to see the great number of volunteers who contributed thousands of hours to Buffalo Bayou’s cleanup. Equally gratifying were the many Houstonians and friends from throughout the country who sent us

Alvaro Rangel downtown zone supervisor

David Rivers field operations foreman

Robby Robinson field operations manager

Ismael Rodriguez buffalo bayou park maintenance team

Israel Rodriguez buffalo bayou park maintenance team

Joe Rodriguez buffalo bayou park Assistant Director

generous donations and encouraging words. We sincerely thank everyone who lent a helping hand! With gratitude,

Robert Ruiz field operations technician

Albino Salas buffalo bayou park maintenance team

Alberto Sanchez buffalo bayou park maintenance team

Ezequiel Sandoval buffalo bayou park maintenance team

Jose Sandoval-Medina buffalo bayou park maintenance team

Tom Fish Anne Olson Jenni Settle buffalo bayou park cistern attendant

Leticia Sierras buffalo bayou park volunteer coordinator

Libby Sims Controller

Trudi Smith director of pr and events

Florensio Tijerina buffalo bayou park zone supervisor

Taylor Townsend buffalo bayou park cistern attendant

2017 board chair president

Buffalo Bayou Partnership’s



of sediment from Buffalo Bayou Park and downtown green spaces was removed

got their hands dirty



Coordinating the work of more than




who contributed




of trash and debris removed from the waterway


all hands were on deck with our field operations team


of service

cleaned and repaired

Clearing hike and bike trails 2.5 weeks after Harvey

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Presented the inaugural Cistern art installation, Rain: Magdalena Fernández at the Houston Cistern, with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston welcoming over

while hurricane harvey’s cleanup was a priority, buffalo bayou




kept their hands busy



held at Buffalo Bayou Park with an attendance of more than

hosted at the park's visitor centers


Launched Wellness Walks in Buffalo Bayou Park and continued Ecology Walking Tours




setting our sights on

BUFFALO BAYOU’S EAST SECTOR, we joined hands with fifth ward and east end residents and stakeholders

Selected Michael Van Valkenburg Associates, an internationally recognized landscape architecture firm, and HR&A, an industry-leading real estate, economic development and public policy firm, for the Buffalo Bayou East Sector Master Plan

Council Member Karla Cisneros, Charlotte Cisneros, Blanca Resendez, Karina Banda, BBP President Anne Olson and BBP Board Member Bo Fraga at launch of East Sector Master Plan

Donated two properties to Houston Parks and Recreation Department for future park space and trails

Served on Mayor Sylvester Turner’s Second Ward Complete Communities Steering Committee

East Sector Stakeholder Committee Members Kathy Flanagan Payton and Rachel Figgs

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Held our first Dinner at the Dunlavy fundraising event

Throughout the year, we focused on other tasks at hand



secured for Hurricane Harvey cleanup



raised for East Sector land acquisition and the East Sector Master Plan



Exceeded the goal at our November gala, raising close to


Increased awareness of BBP through social media engagement with almost



raised an additional



on Instagram


BBP Gala Co-Chairs Bas and Courtney Solleveld and Vivien and Scott Caven

at the event for Hurricane Harvey repairs


on Facebook

national, state, and local, were received for Buffalo Bayou projects BBP Gala Honoree Susan Keeton with husband Richard and daughters Emily Keeton and Laura McVey

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and their families attracted by successfully moving the 11th annual KBR Kids Day to Guadalupe Plaza Park in Houston's East End

Engaged members of our young professionals Bayou Buddies group in events including Summer Solstice at the Cistern and Love Street Light Circus at the Sunset Coffee Building Bayou Buddies members Haley Kurisky, Jake Nyquist, Christina Katsampes, and Shannon Rice

Published the commemorative book, From Rendering to Reality: The Story of Buffalo Bayou Park Launched the Port to Port boat tour series

Manuel and Cristina Gamboa at book launch party


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Held the 45th Annual Buffalo Bayou Partnership Regatta with over 700 paddlers

DONORS General Operations $10,000–50,000 Susan and Richard Anderson George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation Impact Fluid Solutions LP The Powell Foundation Reliant Sterling-Turner Foundation The Tapeats Fund Total Wine & More $1,000–9,999 Andra and Patrick Abbott in memory of Pearl Smith The Allshouse Group LLC Karen and Charlie Baughn Brunetti Family Charitable Foundation Guy Burdett Maricel Marquez and Carlos L. Cabarcas The Gordon A. Cain Foundation Vivien and Scott Caven in honor of their friends for the holidays Chevron Matching Employee Funds The Cockrell Foundation The Crain Foundation in honor of Peter Lacy Crain Kelty and Rogers Crain Andrew Delaney Foundation in honor of Danny Savitz Marie Fay and S.K. Evnochides Theba and Buster Feldman Stacie and Christian Frye C.M. Garver in memory of Max Schuette


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H-E-B Hardwood Products, Inc. Gena and Dave Helm Albert and Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation Hewlett Packard Janet and Fred J. Heyne III Jennifer Bruch Hogan and Richard P. Hogan, Jr. Houck Family Foundation Houston Downtown Management District Houston Endowment Inc. Katz Coffee Kendall-Phillips Family Trust Molly Latham LESCO Lighting Technology Lilly Pulitzer Susan and David Lummis in honor of Anne Olson Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty Dr. Sarah G. Candler and Mr. Ted McKenna Ellen and Bill Morris Mary and Larry Peterson Susan and Bob Pohl Robertson-Finley Foundation Shannon and Justin Robinson Jane and Dick Schmitt Scurlock Foundation Keith & Mattie Stevenson Foundation Strake Foundation Jane and Gary Swanson Jeff Taylor

Claire C. Thielke Nancy and Peter K. Thompson Sallie and Bob Wright $265–900 AIG Marissa Arreola BP America Inc. Ryan Boozer Buffalo Exchange Don Burney Faye Caldwell Clark Condon Associates, Inc. Allison and Don Clement Penelope Conklin Betty Jo and Andy Currie in honor of Sis Johnson Christin Dietze Nicole and Fareed Elhaj Molly Sullivan and Mike Fisher in memory of Caleb Jamie Griffin Goeres Mitchell Hanzik Connally and Will Harper Matt Hoffman Lee M. Huber Amy and Zachary S. Huie It’s Not Hou It’s Me Bryan Jarrard Steve Jones Harris and Eliza Kempner Fund Jeane and Joe Laughlin in honor of Mike Garver Leapin’ Leotards, LTD. Linbeck Group, LLC John William Mackie III

Laura Devitt and Steve Massad in honor of Susan Keeton Dallas McNamara Marc Mieske David Murphy Bridgette C. and Neel Naik Freddy Nava Lisa and Greg Pettigrew Kristen and Carlo Pippolo Brett Polivka Rice Family Fund Karen and Arthur Rogers in honor of Eric and Inge Potts Shell Oil Company Foundation Matching Gifts Program Becky Houston and Nat Smith Janet and H.J. Springer Bill Bob Tallent Texas Dragon Boat Association Megan Titas Marianella Tomsyck June and Pete Trammell V.H. Van Horn III Janet Vrasic Frank E. Watson Teresa and Jimmy Wong Family Foundation Joseph Yusz Nina and Michael Zilkha in honor of Sis Johnson $100–250 Marcus Aldredge Amazonsmile Arch Mortgage Insurance Company Susan Barrett

Nancy and Bill Brownell Richard J. Callaway Margot and John T. Cater Teri D. and Christopher M. Clement Steven L. Cowart Lynda L. Crist Sharon and George Cunningham Linda Shead and Tom Douglas Helen and Gary R. Dowling Pamela Dwyer Marcy Morelli and Jack Eannarelli Chase Erlich Jim Ewing Andrea W. and David L. Faulkinberry Ruth Flournoy William Lee Gay in memory of Dr. William O. Gay Shawn Glanville Rita and Mike Grogan Kimberly Hagara Janelle Hall Maarit and W. Russell Harp Judy and Claude Patrick Henry Kathi Abba and J. Pat Herlihy Moises Lopez Hernandez Nancy and Stephen Hernandez Ann Derryberry and Paul Herrera Kathleen Moore and Steven Homer Kate Hood Elizabeth and Tom A. Howley Dorota and Karel Jankovsky Richard L. Jennings in honor of Joan Jennings Kroger Mr. and Mrs. William G. Lee in honor of Mr. and Mrs. William Hanna Gene Liese Karl Long Garrick Malone

Karen Mattern James McCallum Jennifer and Ben McClure Kathyrn and Gene McFaddin Barbara and Michael McGinity Dawna and Tom Menges Joan and Steven Mills Blaine Morris Darryl Morrison Mary Murphy Ralph S. O’Connor in memory of Max Schuette Mrs. Christa Clarke and Mr. Jacob Owolabi Jo Papadakis Paris Pruden Plein Air Painting Group in honor of Johnny Steele Betsy and Bob Phillips in memory of Max Schuette Esther and Gary Polland Linda Powers Sandra and Earl (Clem) Reid Robin Butler and Janelle Rettig in honor of Carol Butler River Oaks Garden Club Virginia Clarkson and Mark B. Ryan Kathryn Sanders Diane and Richard T. Schenke Megan Schroeder The Sam Schubert Foundation in honor of Zane and Brady Carruth Wendy Bantle and Michael Shirley Cherie Ray and Ruel Smith Ernest Sotuyo Robert Stark Karen and Jack Stopnicki David Swenson The Symmes Family in honor of Will and Louise Symmes

Sagnak Tasirlar J.A. Turner Dominique Varner Sherri and Hulse Wagner in honor of Dr. and Mrs. G.H. Wagner, M.D. Julie and Michael Wagner Waste Management in honor of Harry Lamberton Carol and Ralph Weaver Linda West Jo Ann Williams Jennifer R. Wittman Geri Wood IN-KIND Erik Eriksson Tom Kelsey

KBR Kids Day October 7, 2017 $35,000 KBR $1,000–5,000 AVEDA Gillman Honda Houston Legacy Community Health Lovett Homes—InTownHomes The Morales Memorial Foundation $215–450 Emler Swim School Friohana Shave Ice NightLight Pediatric Urgent Care Storm Tight Windows IN-KIND The Greensheet Houston Parks & Recreation Department KHOU-TV/Channel 11 Telemundo Houston

Buffalo Bayou Partnership Gala: Sunset on the Bayou November 2, 2017 $10,000–25,000 Atlantic Trust Bud Light/Silver Eagle Distributors Clayton and Shel Erikson C.M. Garver Annie and Bob Graham Hines Sis and Hasty Johnson Susan and Richard Keeton John P. McGovern Foundation Laura Keeton McVey Susan and Fayez Sarofim Leslie and Shannon Sasser Judy and Charles Tate Laura and Bill Thomas Meg and Dick Weekley $4,000–6,250 The Aga Khan Council of SW USA Chinhui and Eddie Allen Amegy Bank Brookfield Property Partners Camden/Mo and Ric Campo Cameron Management @ Esperson Zane and Brady Carruth Vivien and Scott Caven Central Houston, Inc. Carolyn and Chris Dorros Jenny Elkins Shari and Tom Fish Frost Cullen Geiselman Kate and Steve Gibson/Hobby Family Foundation JoAnne and David Graham/ Felvis Foundation

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Greater Houston Community Foundation Hastings Equity Partners John P. Keeton Marley Lott in honor of Susan Keeton Lisa Marshall Midway Foundation Ginni and Richard Mithoff Fan and Peter Morris Cindy and B. Kelley Parker III Winifred and Carleton Riser Beth Robertson Carolyn and Jimmy Robertson Louisa Stude Sarofim Ginny and L.E. Simmons Barbara and Louis Sklar Smith, Murdaugh, Little & Bonham, LLP Courtney and Bas Solleveld Johnny Steele Jane and Gary Swanson Stephanie and Brad Tucker Leslye and David Weaver Bonnie and David Weekley Wortham Insurance $1,200–3,600 Sami and Neelofur Ahmad Francey Pengra and Ed Allday Scott J. Atlas Laura and Tom Bacon Ralph G. Berkeley, M.D. Collier and Richard Blades Susan and Ron Blankenship Polly and Murry Bowden Carol Butler Catherine Callaway Cam and Rod Canion Barbara Chiles Cathy and Joe Cleary Collaborate Architects Jacquelyn and Collin Cox


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Susie and Sanford Criner Sylvie and Gary Crum in honor of Vivien and Scott Caven Edna Ramos and John Cryer Suzann Richardson and Richard Dawson Barbara and Jonathan Day Ann and Leslie Doggett Melinda Snell and David Elder Kathy O'Neil and Philip Ferguson Cece and Mack Fowler Debby Francis in honor of Susan Keeton and in memory of Max Schuette Jo and Jim Furr Gensler Lacey and Matt Goossen HR&A Advisors, Inc. Guy Hagstette Ann Lents and David Heaney Linda and Barry Hunsaker Katina and Gil Jackson Cliff Helmcamp and Jerry Jeanmard Jill and Dunham Jewett Jesse A. Jones II Lynn and Ty Kelly Wendy and Mavis Kelsey Ann and Tom Kelsey Carolyn and Matt Khourie Harriet and Truett Latimer Candyce Rylander and Andrew Lear Irvin Levy Cathy C. Malone Jackie and Jay Martin Scott McCready Dr. and Mrs. John Mendelsohn in honor of Susan Keeton Nancy Powell Moore Cara and Tanner Moran Audrey and Robb Moses Diane and Charles Ofner

Ott Charitable Foundation Marsha and Charlie Parker Christina Bryan and Trey Peacock Betsy and Bob Phillips Alison and Chris Porter Sarah and Ben Powell RPH Macey and Harry Reasoner Meg and Steve Rice Richards/Carlberg Lillie Robertson Margaret Rochs Terri L. and Joseph M. Schwartz Anne Whitlock and Michael Skelly Ann and Karl Stern Jennifer and David Strauss Lynn and Joel Swanson Anne and Taft Symonds Tellepsen Bette and Ralph Thomas Terri and Ray Thomas Jamie Mize and Dan Tidwell Geraldina and Scott Wise Sallie and Bob Wright Jennifer and James Wu Lorraine and Ed Wulfe W. Dickinson Yale, Jr. Nina and Michael Zilkha $100–1,000 Mr. and Mrs. Louis K. Adler Nory Angel Peggy Cope Bailey Susan and Jim Baker in honor of Susan Keeton A.L. Ballard/Leslie and Mark Hull/Ballard Exploration Jeff Beauchamp Ellen Benninghoven Rosanna and Myron Blalock

Minnette and Peter Boesel in honor of Susan Keeton Pam and Murray Brasseux Claire P. Caudill Cathy Chapman Laura Conely Allyson and Steve Cook Flo Crady Sara Paschall Dodd in honor of Vivien and Scott Caven Marsha Dodson Nancy S. Dunlap Katie Field Harriet and Joe Foster Lacy Crain and Joe Galloway in honor of Vivien and Scott Caven Cristina Garcia Gamboa Diane and Harry Gendel Ann Hamilton Nancy and Michael Henderek Lynn M. Herbert Lee M. Huber Kellie Jenks Marie and Ed Kaminski Carolyn and Jay Kaplan in honor of Shari and Tom Fish Jeff Kaplan Patti Knudson-Joiner Kathy and Randy Lake Monte Large Olivia Djibo and Olivier Lhommet Mimi Lloyd Roz and Barry Margolis in honor of Vivien and Scott Caven Jennifer and Ben McClure Sara and Bill Morgan Judy Nyquist Anita O’Shaughnessy Martha Oti

Carol Ann and Bob Paddock Susan Garwood and George Peterkin Lynn Post Shelley Rice Anne and Joseph J. Romano in honor of Vivien and Scott Caven Robyn Rothman County Attorney Vince Ryan Zane Segal Kim and Dan Tutcher in honor of Vivien and Scott Caven Lisa and Barron Wallace Mrs. Virginia Watt Melanie Gray and Mark Wawro Wallace S. Wilson Cyvia G. Wolff Ellyn Wulfe IN-KIND A Fare Extraordinaire Bergner and Johnson Design Bud Light/Silver Eagle Distributors Houston First Corporation Houston Parks & Recreation Department Katz Coffee LD Systems L.P. Total Wine & More

Buffalo Bayou Partnership Regatta March 11, 2017 $12,000–15,000 Gillman Subaru Subaru of America, Inc. $1,250–5,000 Brookfield Property Partners CenterPoint Energy Clark Condon Associates

The Fay School Garver Real Estate GreenStreet Hines IDS Engineering Group Lionstone Investments The Morgan Group, Inc. Richards/Carlberg Schlumberger TBG Partners WGW Architects Waste Management $100–625 Bud Light/Silver Eagle Distributors Costello, Inc. Collin Cox Kimberly and Bradley Dennison Houston Association of Sea Kayakers The Jacobs Law Firm LJA Engineering, Inc. Anne and Tom Olson Charlie Parker Anne Whitlock and Michael Skelly Elizabeth D. Williams IN-KIND 365 Things to do in Houston 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 The Wave Shuttle Service YELP

Dinner at The Dunlavy April 12, 2017 $200–1,200 Murad Ajani Nory Angel Deborah L. Bay Gayl and Chuck Carlberg Abigail Caudle Toi Nei Chan Dr. Sheila Coogan Jacquelyn and Collin Cox Mark Davis Richard Dawson Virginia Hoops and Lee Doggett Shari and Tom Fish Jamie Flatt Bolivar M. Fraga C.M. Garver Ann Lents and David Heaney Gerald D. Higdon Lee M. Huber Sis and Hasty Johnson Laura and Steve Jones Susan and Richard Keeton Cindee and Curtis Klement Candyce Rylander and Andrew Lear Christina Lyons David M. Mandell Lisa Marshall William McKenna Roger G. Moore Sara-Ashley Moreno Kat Mumaw

Roxann and Tim Neumann Veronica and Doug Overman Christina Bryan and Trey Peacock Betsy and Bob Phillips Danielle Ranneft Leonard J. Rejcek Carolyn and Jimmy Robertson Simon Sattler Anna Szurgot Nancy and Peter K. Thompson Bonnie and David Weekley Beth White Cherry Whitley Geraldina and Scott Wise Sallie and Bob Wright Ellyn Wulfe Ellen A. Yarrell Kathy and Ted Zwieg

Bayou Buddies and Bayou Bash April 22, 2017 $4,000 Art Colony Association, Inc. $250–1,000 Bud Light/Silver Eagle Distributors Dietze McCrabb Ranch Gensler HTXoutdoors Haynes and Boone, LLP Houston BCycle Lisa and Scott Huie Veronika and Nick Jackson Jefferson Heights Katy Optiks Midway Foundation Pelican Energy Partners LP Tommy D. Pepper

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The Saxenian Properties LLC Texas Beer Bus Tours Thompson, Coe, Cousins, & Irons, L.L.P. C.J. White Foundation IN-KIND Barefoot Wine and Bubbly Bluebonnet Distributing & Argus Cidery Buffalo Bayou Brewery Café Azur Capital Genealogy Central Market CultureMap Downtown District Emmaline Garate Cooper, PLLC The Goff Financial Group Good Dog Houston Havoc Wagon Hilton Americas - Houston Houston Cinema Arts Society Kickin' Kombucha Lucky Strike Houston M Penner McIntyre’s Moving Sidewalk The Nice Winery Orangetheory Fitness Pete's Dueling Piano Bar Phoenicia Specialty Foods Saint Arnold Brewing Company Sea Glass Fine Art Photography SOAP Hand Car Wash Steel City Pops Texas Beer Bus Tours Theatre Under the Stars Topo Chico Total Wine & More


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Treebeards Up On A Quasar Yelp YogaOne Studios

Clean & Green/Skimmer Boat Program $343,100 Harris County Flood Control District $20,000–50,000 Bank of America Charitable Foundation Port of Houston $7,500 TPC Group $100 Lisa and Ian Vollers

Buffalo Bayou Park $2,290,000 Downtown Redevelopment Authority/ TIRZ #3 $5,000–25,000 Noventis River Network The Wortham Foundation, Inc. $500–2,000 Fluor Cares Gambit Construction, LLC/ AMLI Residential HP, Inc. Cheryl and Jim Lerdal James McCallum Margaret Culbertson and Sims McCutchan in memory of Julian Pidutti Williams

S&P Global Foundation TransCanada Pipelines Limited Juan Zapata IN-KIND Kinder Foundation

Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern $2,000–5,000 Anchorage Foundation of Texas The Brown Foundation, Inc./ John O’Connor Leslie and Brad Bucher John R. Eckel, Jr. Foundation Maria Ines Sicardi $100–1,000 Cecilia and Tomas Gunz Judy and Scott Nyquist Jerome S. Schultz Bridget and Patrick Wade The Weingarten Art Group Geraldina and Scott Wise Beth Wolff in honor of Rosemarie Croll IN-KIND Elmore Public Relations Houston Public Media Prime-Systems Sicardi Gallery

Buffalo Bayou Park Hurricane Harvey Cleanup $1,010,000 Kinder Foundation $250,000 The Elkins Foundation

$10,000–25,000 AIG Ann Marie and Mark Cover Margot and Paul Grangaard Ann Lents and David Heaney Sis and Hasty Johnson Beth Robertson Judy and Charles Tate $1,000–6,000 William Adam Francey Pengra and Ed Allday Susan and Ron Blankenship Meta Alice Keith Bratten Foundation Cameron-McKinney, L.L.C CCM Cameron Esperson Owner LP Cam and Rod Canion Vivien and Scott Caven Jacquelyn and Collin Cox Susie and Sanford Criner Carrin Patman and Jim Derrick Lynne Whitworth and Ted Dom Kathryn and Gary Dudley Clayton and Shel Erikson Kathy O’Neil and Philip Ferguson Cindy and David Fitch Cece and Mack Fowler Lacey and Matt Goossen Annie and Bob Graham Keith Guerrini Guy Hagstette Jill and Dunham Jewett Peter Johnston Susan and Richard Keeton Patricia and Mark Letsos Michael McBride Sally and Robert Meadows Lainie Gordon and David Mincberg Roxann and Tim Neumann Judy and Scott Nyquist

Barbara A. O’Connell in honor of Dodie and Richard Jackson Robert Palmquist Marsha and Charlie Parker Cindy and B. Kelley Parker III Sarah and Ben Powell Andrea S. and Matthew R. Reynolds Margaret Sauer Terri L. and Joseph M. Schwartz Shell Oil Company Foundation Matching Gifts Program Anne Whitlock and Michael Skelly Smart City Locating Courtney and Bas Solleveld Robyn Rothman and John Stevenson Kay and Albert Tabor, Jr. Bette and Ralph Thomas Antonio Tillis Kay and Fred Zeidman $100–500 Murad Ajani Jenna Beth Whaley and Scott Bayer in honor of the wedding guests of the Whaley-Bayer Wedding Ramona Alms and Gary Burrows Gayl and Chuck Carlberg Keri and Victor Cerda Laura Conely Claire Fernandez Shari and Tom Fish Debby Francis GSI Environmental, Inc. Council Member Robert Gallegos Emily and Tanner Gardner Cullen Geiselman Tracy and James Gipson Kristy Greenwood Jessica and Bryan Hagle Peter Johnston

Mimi and Rob Kerr Jana and Stuart Kusin Candyce Rylander and Andrew Lear Alissa and Michael Leightman in honor of Rita and Mike Grogan James P. Limbaugh II Qing Ma Madison Square Park Conservancy Inc. Maryanne and David Maldonado Cathy C. Malone Carolie E. Martin Asha and Faisal Momin Lee and Glenn Newick OJB Landscape Architecture Anne and Tom Olson Martha Oti Katharine and Mosby Perrow Cheryl Raspino Beatriz Adan and Luis Renaud Amy Rheman Shelley Rice Meg and Steve Rice Suzann Richardson Rabia and Omar Samji Leslie and Shannon Sasser Zane Segal Carlton Smith Emily and Brandon Stein Jamie Mize and Dan Tidwell Julie and Daniel Wiens Elizabeth D. Williams Daniel Zoch

Buffalo Bayou East Sector Master Plan $400,000 The Garver Foundation $5,000–25,000 Harry S. and Isabel C. Cameron Foundation The Carruth Foundation, Inc. The Clayton Fund Fifth Ward Redevelopment Authority (TIRZ #18) Greater East End Management District Harrisburg Redevelopment Authority (TIRZ #23) Anne Whitlock and Michael Skelly Susan Vaughan Foundation The Winston Charitable Foundation

Hike and Bike Trails $100–1,000 Tom and Christy Compson EOG Resources, Inc. Dr. Brendan and Maria Lee Hibba and Danny Pletcher Erin Taylor Raymond Will Satterfield Lauren Harris, Cabrina Owsley and Carson Seeligson in memory of Bob Anouilh Bill Bob Tallent Jen and Hill Vaden

Sunset Coffee Building $10,000 Union Pacific Foundation

Land Acquisition

Boat House

$1,000,000–1,500,000 The Brown Foundation, Inc. Houston Endowment Inc.

$6,000 Shaw Family Fund

$5,000 The Peterson Charitable Lead Trust River Oaks Garden Club

$200–400 BHP Billiton Sandy Gunaratne

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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Statement of Financial Position

Statement of Activities

as of December 31, 2017

for the year ended December 31, 2017 2017

ASSETS Cash Operating pledges receivable Prepaid expenses and other receivables Certificates of deposit Cash held for park maintenance and capital improvements Cash restricted for projects Pledges receivable restricted for projects Propety, net




1,672,587 21,748 355,918 2,877,764 1,068,554 2,722,923 2,322,928 16,376,761 27,419,183


Total Liabilities


317,634 417,295 230,636 2,712,528 250,000 603,239





Net assets: Unrestricted Temporarily restricted Total net assets TOTAL LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS 20

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temporarily restricted



Total revenue Net assets released from restrictions Total

460,494 3,063,921 715,716 (164,800) 794,989






$ 11,497,338





6,564,796 3,063,921 715,716 (164,800) 794,989 10,974,622

$ 10,974,622


LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS Accounts payable and accrued expenses Hurricane repairs and construction payables Deferred revenue Advance on property sale Advanced contributions Notes payable

REVENUE: Contributions Fees for services Special events Cost of direct donor benefits Program fees and other income


4,573,491 $




Buffalo Bayou improvements, maintenance, and park amenities Management and general Fundraising Donation of land and park improvements to the City of Houston Total expenses Changes in net assets before involuntary conversion Net results of involuntary conversion


4,316,949 240,111 262,020 645,456


4,316,949 240,111 262,020 645,456








5,510,086 (1,162,516)





Net assets, beginning of year





$ 22,887,851

Net assets, end of year

$ 18,314,360




Jonathan H. Brinsden Vice Chair

Bas Solleveld Vice Chair

Paul Cannings, Jr. Treasurer

Nory Angel Secretary


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Ralph Abendshein Murad Ajani Richard M. Blades C. Ronald Blankenship Christina A. Bryan Carolyn W. Dorros Clayton Erikson Bolivar M. Fraga Cristina Garcia Gamboa Guy Hagstette J. David Heaney Lynn M. Herbert Kellie R. Jenks Samir Khushalani Lisa Marshall Ginni Mithoff John Mooz Sara-Ashley Moreno Judy Nyquist David Ott, Jr. Charles R. Parker Alison Porter Carleton Riser Karl S. Stern Judy Tate Jeff Taylor Claire Cormier Thielke Saul Valentin Anne Whitlock Stacey Gillman Wimbish Geraldina Interiano Wise Renee Wizig-Barrios Robert P. Wright Ellyn Wulfe

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

city of houston

Judge Ed Emmett Harris County

David Bradley

University of Houston—Downtown

Margaret Wallace Brown City of Houston Planning and Development Department

Commissioner Rodney Ellis Harris County Precinct One

Erik Eriksson

STAFF Commissioner Jack Morman Harris County Precinct Two

F. Xavier Peña

Downtown Redevelopment Authority/TIRZ #3

Russell A. Poppe

Harris County Flood Control District

Commissioner Steve Radack Harris County Precinct Three

Nancy Sauer

Magnolia Cemetery Corporation

Port of Houston Authority

Dawn Ullrich

Robert M. Eury

Steve Wright

Central Houston, Inc.

Tom Gall

Houston First

BAYOU BUDDIES STEERING COMMITTEE Christin Dietze, Co-Chair Cesar Giralt, Co-Chair Lauren Barrash Becky and John Byron Jake Cooper Alexis Dietze Dave Gillette Amy and Zachary Huie Aaron Koranek Dave Morris Mason Mote Thomas Pepper Katie Tomkins Caroline Urquhart Amy Verbout Sonia and Michael Verhagen Courtney Walsh

Houston Parks & Recreation Department




Rebecca Leija

Jose Armas

Leigh McBurnett

Toni Estrada

Jessica McFall

Lenore Gordon

Daniel Campa Charles Chatman Carlos Diaz Josue Filomeno-Sanchez Rafael Garcia-Ramirez David Mayberry Frank Moreno Israel Rodriguez Albino Lopez Salas Alberto Sanchez Fidel Alviter Sanchez Jose Guadalupe Sandoval-Medina


Database and Office Coordinator Director of Development Communications and events coordinator

Libby Sims


Trudi Smith

Director of PR and Events


Weekend Operations Supervisor Office Manager Visitor Services Assistant

Donna Irwin


Joe Rodriguez

Zone Supervisor

Leticia Sierras

volunteer coordinator

Greg Taylor

Field Operations Manager

Park Wide Supervisor

Trey Dennis

Florensio Tijerina

Field operations technician

Brett Farley

White Oak Bayou Association

Park Director

Zone Supervisor


BUFFALO BAYOU PARK CISTERN ATTENDANTS Justin Bogert Rosemarie Croll Steven Parker as of December 31, 2017

Field operations mechanic

David Rivers

Pat Henry

Field operations foreman

Texas Department of Transportation

Robert Ruiz design

Field operations Technician

CORE Design Studio


Katya Horner Peter Molick John Runnels Jonnu Singleton/SWA Group Michelle Watson

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