Buffalo Bayou Partnership 2018 Annual Report

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2018 Buffalo Bayou Partnership 2018 Annual Report

DEAR FRIENDS, What an eventful year for Buffalo Bayou Partnership! Whether it was new creative programming, successful changes to our annual Kids Day and Regatta, or our second major art installation in the Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern, BBP’s board and staff worked hard to activate the waterway’s trails and green spaces. It also was an eventful year as we held a variety of community engagement activities for our Buffalo Bayou East Master Plan. How exciting it was to hear East End and Fifth Ward residents’ ideas for transforming the stretch of Buffalo Bayou from downtown to the Port of Houston Turning Basin. While we launched first-time recreational and cultural offerings, and continued our signature events, we also worked on new initiatives focused on Buffalo Bayou’s restoration and beautification. We joined with five other environmental groups in the project, Headwaters to Baywaters, and kicked off a new bayou cleanup program with the Texas Conservation Corps and Harris County District Attorney’s office. In Buffalo Bayou Park, the redesigned Johnny Steele Dog Park and other landscape changes, ensured that future maintenance will be carried out at the highest level possible. And perhaps the most momentous park accomplishment was the final clean up after Hurricane Harvey. In 2018, records also were broken as Buffalo Bayou Park permit/ concession, boat tour and gala revenue exceeded all expectations. We also began event rentals at the historic Sunset Coffee Building at Allen’s Landing that also houses the organization’s administrative offices. All of us at Buffalo Bayou Partnership are proud of our accomplishments. We extend our thanks to the many donors, volunteers, governmental officials and community stakeholders who have worked alongside us for decades. All have played a vital role in making Buffalo Bayou what it is today. And as we reflect back and celebrate 2018, we look forward to many eventful years ahead. Sincerely,

Tom Fish 2018 Board Chair

Anne Olson President

Dogs and their owners were thrilled when the Johnny Steele Dog Park reopened after improvements were made including: a new, separate entry portal for small dogs; expanded lawns; and the creation of one pond for all dogs with a seating ledge. The changes to the dog park have dramatically enhanced the site’s overall functionality for visitors as well as the Buffalo Bayou Park maintenance team.


In 2018, Buffalo Bayou Partnership continued its recovery efforts after Hurricane Harvey left behind massive amounts of sediment, debris, fallen trees and eroded banks in Buffalo Bayou Park.

Each year, our organization relies on volunteers to care for Buffalo Bayou Park and all of the green spaces and trails that we maintain along the bayou. In 2018, we welcomed 3,500 individuals who contributed 10,500 hours of service. In June, BBP hosted a Volunteer Appreciation Brunch to thank all of the many individuals who contributed their time and energy to help us clean up after Harvey.

Over 800 new trees, 600 of which were donated by Apache Corporation, and 10,000 plants were installed throughout the year.

BBP also presented new wellness programming at Buffalo Bayou Park including Sunrise Yoga and expanded walking tour offerings. In addition, we partnered with Discovery Green and Emancipation Park on the Bayou City Music Series. This concert series, made possible by the Kinder Foundation, honored the great jazz, blues and zydeco musicians of Houston and Southeast Texas with free performances held throughout the year at the three parks.

BBP’s May opening of the second art installation in the Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern received extensive local and national media attention. The organization commissioned the late Franco-Venezuelan artist Carlos Cruz-Diez to create a site-specific work that filled the space with a dazzling projection of continuously moving chromatic modules. The Cistern welcomed over 34,000 visitors throughout the year.


Hike and bike trails are key to linking the many parks and other destinations along Buffalo Bayou and also allow neighborhoods to be connected. BBP is working on several projects that will provide a continuous trail from Buffalo Bayou Park to Lockwood Drive.

In partnership with Harris County, Harris County Flood Control District and the Bayou Greenways program, and thanks to a catalyst $1 million donation from BBP Chair Emeritus Sis Johnson and her husband Hasty, BBP will construct a downtown trail segment extending from Allen’s Landing through several Harris County properties, and a parking lot at the corner of Austin and Commerce streets. From there, the trail will head east where it will be constructed on property owned by CenterPoint Energy. Design of both of these vital trail segments was completed in 2018. East of downtown, the Texas Department of Transportation began construction of a trail across the Houston Housing Authority’s Clayton Homes property and a pedestrian bridge (pictured left) that will link the north and south banks of Buffalo Bayou. BBP Chair Emeritus Mike Garver generously contributed $500,000 to this key trail segment.


2018 marked the sixteenth year of Buffalo Bayou Partnership’s Clean & Green Program, an initiative to remove trash and debris from Buffalo Bayou, its tributaries and the Port of Houston with the assistance of community service workers.

At year’s end, over 1,500 cubic yards of trash and debris were collected which equals 138 commercial dump truck loads. BBP also initiated a program with Texas Conservation Corp and the Harris County District Attorney’s office to expand our cleanup efforts that are essential to the ongoing transformation of Buffalo Bayou.

On-the-ground due diligence, rigorous technical analysis including a hydrological study, and a framework to guide our land acquisition program have all been part of the work accomplished in 2018. This major planning effort will continue the organization’s legacy of transformative parks, trails and open space. We spent a large part of 2018 presenting a robust community engagement program with over 700 Fifth Ward and East End residents and stakeholders sharing their desires, dreams and concerns for their neighborhoods. Well-attended and insightful focus groups and meetings were held at BakerRipley, The DeLuxe Theater and the Seafarers International Union.


For the past two years, BBP has been focused on a master plan for the bayou’s east sector that encompasses the area from US 59 to the Port of Houston Turning Basin.

To communicate the priorities of the Buffalo Bayou East Master Plan, BBP co-hosted Encounter: Meeting Points on Buffalo Bayou, a collaboration between students from the University of Houston Graphic Design and Creative Writing Programs. This exhibit featured six interactive installations that expressed ideas about the bayou’s relationship to the East End and Fifth Ward communities.

Land acquisition along the bayou’s east sector has been a high priority for BBP over the past 15 years. In 2018 with funding from The Brown Foundation, Houston Endowment and The Wortham Foundation, BBP purchased an important 5.6-acre site along Navigation Boulevard known as Turkey Bend. Acquiring this strategically located property will allow BBP to develop a significant waterfront destination.

In April, Alison and Chris Porter co-chaired BBP’s second annual Dinner at The Dunlavy with proceeds supporting our continued efforts to restore Buffalo Bayou Park after Hurricane Harvey. BBP offered over 100 tours aboard our pontoon boat including guided history tours, trips to view the Waugh Bat Colony, and holiday-themed outings like Cupid Cruises. Our organization also co-presented popular events throughout the year like Unsilent Night with University of Houston-Downtown and Blanket Bingo at Market Square Park with Downtown Management District.


In addition to thousands of recreational users, Houstonians and visitors to the city flocked to the bayou shores for BBP’s signature events and unique programming offered throughout the year.

BBP presented the 12th annual KBR Kids Day at Guadalupe Park Plaza and welcomed close to 7,000 children and their families for this free event featuring hands-on educational activities, performances and fun! The organization’s November gala, Color Outside the Lines, was a dazzling success bringing in close to $600,000 in support of BBP’s general operating budget. Over 400 canoes and kayaks participated in the 46th Annual Buffalo Bayou Partnership Regatta. Paddlers began the 15-mile race at San Felipe just west of Voss and made their way downtown to a new finish at Allen’s Landing.

The year also brought eventful changes to BBP’s young professionals group. Formerly Bayou Buddies, the group was rebranded to The Currents and presented a revamped fundraiser, Buffalo Bayou in Bloom. Over 300 enthusiastic guests attended this springtime event and enjoyed live music, light bites, libations and tours of the Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern.

Honoree Geraldina Wise, Chair Ellyn Wulfe, and Honoree Judy Nyquist at BBP’s Gala

DONORS GENERAL OPERATIONS $5,000–25,000 AIG Julie and Drew Alexander Ann Blankinship The Butcher Fund The Gordon A. Cain Foundation Andrew Delaney Foundation in honor of Danny Savitz Harriet & Joe Foster Foundation George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation Sarah and John Hastings Albert and Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation Houston Downtown Management District Katie and Patrick C. Oxford The Powell Foundation The Tapeats Fund TOTAL E&P USA, Inc. The Winston Charitable Foundation Ellen A. Yarrell $1,000–3,600 Karen and Charlie Baughn Ann Marie and Mark Cover The Crain Foundation /Lacy Crain and Joe Galloway The Crain Foundation in honor of Helen Gardner Crain and Peter Lacy Crain Marie Fay and S.K. Evnochides Molly Sullivan and Mike Fisher Stacie and Christian Frye Jean and Ashley Guy Hardwood Products, Inc. Gena and Dave Helm Janet and Fred J. Heyne III Houck Family Foundation Houston Bar Association Amy and Zachary S. Huie Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. Elva J. Johnston Foundation Katz Coffee

Jan-Claire Phillips and Jerry Kendall Samir Khushalani Kathy and Randy Lake Emily C. Lin Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty Foundation Dr. Sarah G. Candler and Mr. Ted McKenna Pam and Jim Pool Macey and Harry Reasoner Robertson-Finley Foundation Scurlock Foundation Keith and Mattie Stevenson Foundation Strake Foundation Jane and Gary Swanson Anne A. Symonds Jeff Taylor Williams Companies Sallie and Bob Wright $250–999 AMLI Bank of America Charitable Foundation David Black Don Burney Jill and Bill Carter Leslie and Jim Casey Margot and John T. Cater in honor of Guy Hagstette Cheri Checkles Chevron Matching Employee Funds Laura and Ted Christiansen Clark Condon Allison and Don Clement Grayson S. Crady Betty Jo and Andy Currie in honor of Sis Johnson Cyd Dillahunty Lisa Ellingsen Sarah and Michael Elliott Emmaline Enbridge Foundation Ruth and Dan Flournoy Carolyn Galfione Richard T. Gilbane

Ryan Gill HPI Lee M. Huber Laura and Steve Jones Ann and Tom Kelsey in honor of Anne Olson Harris and Eliza Kempner Fund John C. Krus Susan and David Lummis Laura Devitt and Steve Massad Karen Mattern Dawna and Tom Menges Douglas D. Miller Anne and Jack Moriniere Chaundra Edwards and Joe Morris Bridgette and Neel Naik Kim Nettles Anne and Tom Olson Robert Palmquist Mary and Larry Peterson Randall Petrick Lisa and Greg Pettigrew Kristen and Carlo Pippolo Esther and Gary Polland Present and Past Members of the Shaw Laboratory in memory of Adelle Shaw Margaret Rochs in honor of Guy Hagstette Karen and Arthur Rogers in honor of Eric and Inge Potts Kelly and David Rose Michael Schafer in honor of Bob Phillips Susan Purcell Schlemeyer and Shane Schlemeyer Shell Oil Company Foundation Matching Gifts Program Kyle Singletary Karen and Ken Smiley Kyle Smith Mr. & Mrs. H.J. Springer Bill Bob Tallent Mitchell & Betsy Taylor Family Fund

Janet Vrasic Jennifer R. Wittman Teresa and Jimmy Wong Family Foundation Wood Mackenzie Geri Wood $100–249 Paul Aaronson Marcus Aldredge Amazonsmile Robert Archer Kathy and James Arcidiacono BP Foundation, Inc. Jason Balur Tammie Barger Melanie and Jim Bash David Bone Branton Family Deborah Breazeale Margaret Wallace Brown Glenn Clark Janet Covington David W. Crowl Sharon and George Cunningham in honor of Guy Hagstette Helen and Gary Dowling EOG Resources, Inc. Getty Images Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Gipson V. Gotra Ellen and Harvey Grodjesk in memory of Patrick Mahoney Rita and Mike Grogan Vida Yao and Chris Hakkenberg Linda Broocks and James Hall Kathi Abba and J. Pat Herlihy Nancy and Stephen Hernandez Hewlett Packard Enterprise Foundation Kate Hood Molly Horn Idylwood Garden Club Dorota Jankovsky Martha and Jim Kahlden Kroger

Elizabeth Spalding and Eric LeBlanc Virginia Lew Patricia L. and Marvin J. Lewis John William Mackie III Garrick Malone MaryAnne McFall Callie and Ryan McFall Michael McGinity Patricia Hunt and Joseph Milton Dan M. Moody, Jr. Blaine Morris Darryl Morrison Patricia Hammond and Martin Murdock Nice Bike Films Linda Powers Charles Raflo Rikki Raflo Cherie Ray Franklin A. Rose, M.D. in memory of Adelle Shaw John Rose Mark B. Ryan Shellye Arnold and Tina Sabuco in memory of Judge Mary Bacon and in honor of Anne Olson Diane and Richard Schenke The Sam Schubert Foundation in honor of Zane and Brady Carruth David Shorr Libby and David M. Sims in memory of Patrick Mahoney Joseph Suddath Sagnak Tasirlar David Z. Temple Poonam Thandi Mary Anne Piacentini and Drexel Turner Two Sigma Investments LP Lisa and Ian Vollers 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

Maria Ines Sicardi and José Solis at the preview of Carlos Cruz-Diez at the Cistern: Spatial Chromointerference

In-Kind Erik Eriksson José Solis

KBR KIDS DAY October 13, 2018 $36,000 KBR $2,500–6,000 BakerRipley Conely Foundation El Centro de Corazon Legacy Community Health The Morales Memorial Foundation Texas Children’s Health Plan $500-1,000 AVEDA Green Mountain Energy

In-Kind 365 Things to do in Houston The Greensheet Houston Family Magazine Houston Parks & Recreation Department KHOU-TV/Channel 11 Telemundo Houston

Mayor Sylvester Turner with Shari and Tom Fish at BBP’s Gala

BUFFALO BAYOU PARTNERSHIP GALA: COLOR OUTSIDE THE LINES November 8, 2018 $10,000–25,000 Susan and Ron Blankenship Polly and Murry Bowden Janet F. Clark Cathy and Joe Cleary Jacquelyn and Collin Cox Virginia Hoops and Lee Doggett Clayton and Shel Erikson C.M. Garver Hines Sis and Hasty Johnson John P. McGovern Foundation Bud Light/Silver Eagle Distributors Judy and Charles Tate Bonnie and David Weekley Geraldina and Scott Wise $3,000–7,200 The Aga Khan Council of SW USA Chinhui and Eddie Allen Amegy Bank Foundation CIBC Private Wealth Management Camden/Mo and Ric Campo Cameron Management Paul A. Cannings, Jr. Zane and Brady Carruth Central Houston, Inc. Charter Title Company Jimmy Erwin/Chicago Title Commercial Wendy and Shawn Cloonan Susie and Sanford Criner Carolyn and Chris Dorros

Olivia and Peter Farrell Fund at the Greater Houston Community Foundation Shari and Tom Fish Forney Construction Cece and Mack Fowler Frost Bank Cullen K. Geiselman Gensler HR&A Advisors Guy Hagstette Kate and Steve Gibson/ Hobby Family Foundation JLL Kellie Jenks Carolyn and Matt Khourie Lesley J. Mann PC Marsh Wortham Lisa Marshall Midway Foundation Ginni and Richard Mithoff Franci Neely Judy and Scott Nyquist Anita O’Shaughnessy Port Houston Winifred and Carleton Riser Beth Robertson Leslie and Shannon Sasser Jerome Schultz Smith Murdaugh Little & Bonham, L.L.P. Robyn Rothman and John Stevenson Terri and Ray Thomas Transwestern Meg and Dick Weekley Weingarten Art Group Sallie and Bob Wright Lorraine and Ed Wulfe $1,000–2,500 Neelofur and Sami Ahmad Joan and Stanford Alexander Barbara J. Amelio Nory Angel Brenda and Tommy Atkins Jeff Beauchamp Collier and Richard Blades Ann Blankinship Minnette and Peter Boesel Leslie and Brad Bucher in honor of Judy Nyquist Vivien and Scott Caven Cathryn T. Chapman

Clark Condon Christopher Knapp/ Collaboration Capital Kelty and Rogers Crain Richard Dawson Gaynell Floyd Drexler Kathryn and Gary Dudley Melinda Snell and David Elder Sidney and Ab Fay in honor of Bob Phillips Cheri and Andy Fossler Harriet and Joe Foster Tim Earley and Bolivar Fraga

Christina Morales, Adrian Castillo, and Nory Angel at BBP’s Gala

Jo and Jim Furr Ruth and Rusty Gorman Greater Houston Community Foundation Julie and Edward Griffin Kymn and Don Harrison Ann Lents and David Heaney Deborah Brochstein and Steven Hecht Houston Grand Opera Hunt & Hunt Engineering, Corp. Cliff Helmcamp and Jerry Jeanmard Jean and Rick Jenner Jill and Dunham Jewett Lynn and Ty Kelly Wendy and Mavis Kelsey Ann and Tom Kelsey

Harriet and Truett Latimer Candyce Rylander and Andrew Lear Mr. and Mrs. Steven J. Lindley Lynnette and David Mafrige Cathy C. Malone Sultana and Moez Mangalji Sally and Robert E. Meadows in honor of Judy and Charles Tate Millis Development and Construction Lainie Gordon and David Mincberg in honor of Tom Fish Morales Memorial Foundation Sara and Bill Morgan in honor of Judy Nyquist Audrey and Robb Moses Ott Charitable Foundation Tennessee and David Ott, Jr. Page Cindy and Kelley Parker Marsha and Charlie Parker Barbara and Mark Paull Trey Peacock in honor of Sis and Hasty Johnson Richards/Carlberg Lillie Robertson Lisa and Dana Roy Sally and Bill Russ SWA Carson and Arthur Seeligson Maria Ines Sicardi Anne Whitlock and Michael Skelly Barbara and Louis Sklar Barbara and Tom Solis Courtney and Bas Solleveld Johnny Steele Ann and Karl Stern Julie and Mike Taetz Theater District Houston Jamie Mize and Dan Tidwell Phoebe and Bobby Tudor in honor of Judy Nyquist and Geraldina Wise Michael Walden Lynn Wyatt Yvonne and Scott Ziegler Nina and Michael Zilkha $100–750 Judy Ley Allen Beth Bittson Ellen and Robert Blasio in honor of Ellyn Wulfe

Alison Porter, James and Tricia Zucker, and Chris Porter at Dinner at The Dunlavy

Michael Bloom Ryan Boehner Will Bowen Ben Brochstein Claire P. Caudill Jereann H. Chaney in honor of Judy Nyquist Laura Conely Kenneth D. Council Margaret Culbertson Rachel Deskin Sara Paschall Dodd in honor of Judy Nyquist and Geraldina Wise Marsha Dodson Linda Shead and Tom Douglas Melissa Duran Michael D. Fertitta Debby Francis Cristina Garcia Gamboa Heidi and David Gerger in honor of Judy Nyquist and Geraldina Wise Stacey Gillman Maarit K. and William Russell Harp Kathy Harrison Lee M. Huber Linda and Barry Hunsaker Kerry F. Inman Marie and Ed Kaminski Laurie Kaufman Cindee and Curtis Klement Patti Knudson-Joiner Monte Large Patricia Lawrence

Y. Ping Sun and David Leebron in honor of Judy Nyquist and Geraldina Wise Jennifer and Ben McClure Martha and Richard McDugald in honor of Judy Nyquist and Geraldina Wise Anne Lewis and David Morris Roksan Okan-Vick in honor of Judy Nyquist Jay Patel Betsy and Bob Phillips Alison and Chris Porter Roy D. Pruden Sheryl and Ernie Rapp Shelley and Jim Rice Zane Segal Anat Kelman and Chad Shaw Ann Short in honor of Geraldina Wise Leigh and Reggie Smith in honor of Judy Nyquist Josephine and Richard Smith in honor of Judy Nyquist José Solis Emily Todd Virginia S. Watt Jo Ann Williams Joanne G. Wilson Cyvia G. Wolff in honor of Judy Nyquist Ellyn Wulfe Gretchen Diehl and Herman Yue

In-Kind A Fare Extraordinaire City of Houston CORE Design Studio The Dunlavy Emmaline Houston First Corporation Houston Grand Opera Houston Parks & Recreation Department Katz Coffee LD Systems L.P. Le Méridien Houston Downtown Silver Eagle Distributors Total Tent Solutions Total Wine & More


Steve Massad Charlie Parker Anne Whitlock and Michael Skelly Elizabeth D. Williams Bob Wright In-Kind 365 Things to do in Houston Central Market Downtown District The Eagle 106.9 and 107.5 The Greensheet Harris County Flood Control District KHOU-TV/Channel 11 Katz Coffee Northwest Amateur Radio Society Saint Arnold Brewing Company US Army Corps of Engineers

The Wave Shuttle Service Whole Earth Provision Company YELP

DINNER AT THE DUNLAVY April 17, 2018 $250­–1,000 Sami and Neelofur Ahmad Jeff Beauchamp Sally K. Brollier Sue K. Calvert Laura Conely Yvonne Cormier Heidi and Mark Davis Gaynell Floyd Drexler Iman Farrior Kathy O’Neil and Phil Ferguson

March 10, 2018 $9,000–15,000 Academy Sports + Outdoors Gillman Subaru Subaru of America, Inc.’s Share the Love Campaign $1,250–5,000 BRH-Garver Brookfield Properties Clark Condon Guy Hagstette Huitt-Zollars IDS Engineering Group Kroger Morales Funeral Home MORGAN Group Development Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan Raising Cane’s Richards/Carlberg Sawyer Yards Waste Management $100–800 Bud Light/Silver Eagle Distributors Costello, Inc. Kimberly and Bradley Dennison Michael Fertitta Shari and Tom Fish

Guests enjoying Buffalo Bayou in Bloom

The Currents Co-Chairs Monica Esqueda, Daniel Williamson, Lulu Han and Patrick Bailey at Buffalo Bayou in Bloom

Anne Olson and Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan at Dinner at The Dunlavy

Helena Pirow Finley Shari and Tom Fish Nancy and Todd Fredin Cristina Garcia Gamboa C.M. Garver Michelle Gray Kymn and Don Harrison Gerald D. Higdon David Hightower Morgan Hollins Cliff Helmcamp and Jerry Jeanmard Sis Johnson Jesse H. Jones II Susan and Richard Keeton Jan-Claire Phillips and Jerry Kendall Charles Krenzler Olivia Djibo and Olivier Lhommet Yewande Fapohunda and Shola Olorunnipa Marsha and Charlie Parker Alison and Chris Porter Danielle Ranneft Jeffrey D. Roys County Attorney Vince Ryan Courtney and Bas Solleveld Lindsay Sparks Deborah Keyser and James Stafford Emeline and Myron Stout Claire Thielke Nancy and Peter K. Thompson Jamie Mize and Dan Tidwell Lisa and Barron Wallace

Rich and Nancy Kinder at the preview of Carlos Cruz-Diez at the Cistern: Spatial Chromointerference

Bonnie and David Weekley Jane L. Wood Ellen A. Yarrell Dan Zimmerman Tricia and James Zucker

THE CURRENTS AND BUFFALO BAYOU IN BLOOM April 26, 2018 $1,000 Bud Light/Silver Eagle Distributors Katy Optiks Memorial by Windsor Daniel Williamson $380–500 Anna Gryska Lulu Han and Travis Hampton Houston BCycle The Jackson Family Midway Northwestern Mutual Sawyer Yards Shell Oil Company Foundation Matching Gifts Program Thompson + Hanson In-Kind 13 Celsius 365 Things to do in Houston A Ambassador Limousine & Transportation

Agricole Hospitality/Night Heron Applied Production Services Backstreet Cafe, Caracol, Hugo’s and Xochi Barefoot Wine Bayou Rum Bike Barn on the Bayou LLC Bird’s Barbershop Bombshell Bootcamp Celan Bouillet Brazos Bookstore Capital Genealogy Deep Eddy Vodka Dish Society Eddie V’s - CITYCENTRE Fit Athletic Club Four Points by Sheraton Houston - CITYCENTRE The Goff Financial Group Hilton Americas - Houston Hotel Alessandra at GreenStreet Hotel Sorella Houston Astros Houston Ballet Houston BCycle Houston Maritime Museum Innovative Images Katz Coffee Kendra Scott Koala Health and Fitness The Lancaster Hotel Laurenzo’s El Tiempo Restaurants

The Lash Lounge - Memorial Green Lighting Incorporated Lucky Strike Lanes & Lounge Moss Landscaping The Nice Winery Nos Caves Vin Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar Raising Cane’s River Oaks Chamber Orchestra Saint Arnold Brewing Company Sephora - CITYCENTRE Souris Rose Southwest Paddle Sports Splice Records Steel City Pops HTX, LLC Studio Communications Thomas Fallon Photography Tiff’s Treats Vineyard Vines West Elm - CITYCENTRE Yelp Houston YogaOne Studios

PUBLIC ART $10,000 Houston Arts Alliance Susan Vaughan Foundation

CLEAN & GREEN $343,100 Harris County Flood Control District $11,800–50,000 Port Houston TPC Group $100 Lauren Figaro and Jonathan Weber

BUFFALO BAYOU PARK $2,757,000 Downtown Redevelopment Authority/TIRZ #3 $10,000–25,000 Motiva Enterprises LLC The Wortham Foundation, Inc. $1,000–7,700 Crossmark Global Holdings Dynamo Charities, Inc. ExxonMobil Foundation The Khourie Family Foundation Ocean Conservancy River Network S&P Global Foundation Dena and Harry Sokolow Xylem Incorporated $100–500 Margaret Culbertson in memory of Sims McCutchan Friends of Trudi Smith in memory of Patrick Mahoney HPI Karl Long Carolie E. Martin Rosie Oakes in honor of the marriage of Emily and Jim Cederberg In-Kind Kinder Foundation



$60,000 Kinder Foundation

$80,000 Leslie and Brad Bucher

$10,000–25,000 Cathy and Joe Cleary Jesse W. Couch Charitable Foundation REI

$4,400–10,000 The Brown Foundation, Inc./ Ralph Abendshein John R. Eckel, Jr. Foundation Judy and Scott Nyquist

$1,000-5,500 Cherry and Nigel Curlet Harriet & Joe Foster Foundation Hines Jill and Dunham Jewett Johnny Steele Thompson + Hanson Geraldina and Scott Wise $100-750 Peggy Cope Bailey Kristen and John Berger Danielle and Brandon Cooper It’s Not Hou It’s Me Mrs. WW Kreft Kirk Lane Novus International Ann M. and Kevin OConnell River Oaks Blossom Club Shirley and Greg Rosin Jason S. Schlanger Segway Tours of Houston Shell Oil Company Foundation Matching Gifts Program Judy and Chris Simon Kaylin and Chris Weber Patti and Paul Yetter in honor of Alison and Chris Porter

In-Kind Houston Public Media Prime-Systems Sicardi | Ayers | Bacino

SABINE PROMENADE $50,000 Four Seasons Hotel Houston $5,000 The Garden Club of Houston

LAND ACQUISITION $155,000 Texas General Land Office

HIKE AND BIKE TRAILS $5,000 Will Satterfield $100–500 Christy and Tom Compson Lisetta Lavy Dr. Brendan and Maria Lee Mack McGonagill Marguerite and Steve Morrell Jen and Hill Vaden

BOAT HOUSE $3,000 Ben Brochstein Anat Kelman and Chad Shaw Gretchen Diehl and Herman Yue

BUFFALO BAYOU EAST MASTER PLAN $10,000 Cockrell Foundation at the Greater Houston Community Foundation $1,000–5,000 BBVA Environmental Fund of Texas Seafarers International Union

In-Kind Apache Corporation Please know 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

Statement of Activities

as of December 31, 2018

for the year ended December 31, 2018 2018

without donor restrictions

ASSETS Cash Prepaid expenses and other receivables Investments Contributions receivable Property, net




1,546,792 230,308 4,035,487 1,014,076 18,847,052 25,673,715

REVENUE: Contract service fees Contributions Special events Cost of direct donor benefits Program fees and other income


Total revenue

Liabilities: Accounts payable and accrued expenses Hurricane repairs and construction payables Deferred revenue Advanced contributions Notes payable Total Liabilities



432,610 80,000 230,136 250,000 3,068,318 4,061,064

Net assets:



With donor restrictions Total net assets TOTAL LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS

20,530,372 1,082,279








$ (3,491,212)


3,316,339 1,433,925 705,567 (166,372) 888,250 6,177,709



5,829,547 266,043 269,535


5,829,547 266,043 269,535

$ $6,365,125



EXPENSES: Buffalo Bayou development, maintenance, and park programming Management and general Fundraising Total expenses

Without donor restrictions




Net assets released from restrictions


3,316,339 538,962 705,567 (166,372) 888,250

with donor restrictions

Changes in net assets before involuntary conversion






Net results of involuntary conversion







Net assets, beginning of year




Net assets, end of year


$ 20,530,372






BOARD OF DIRECTORS Thomas Fish Chair Jonathan H. Brinsden Vice Chair Bas Solleveld Vice Chair Paul Cannings, Jr. Treasurer Nory Angel Secretary Ralph Abendshein Murad Ajani Richard M. Blades C. Ronald Blankenship Shawn W. Cloonan Carolyn W. Dorros Gaynell Floyd Drexler Michael D. Fertitta Bolivar M. Fraga Cristina Garcia Gamboa Stacey Gillman Guy Hagstette Kellie R. Jenks Samir Khushalani Lisa Marshall Ginni Mithoff Christina Morales Sara-Ashley Moreno Judy Nyquist David Ott, Jr. Alison Porter Winifred Riser Shannon B. Sasser Carson Trapnell Seeligson Christof Spieler Karl S. Stern Judy Tate Jeff Taylor Saul Valentin Anne Whitlock Renee Wizig-Barrios Robert P. Wright Ellyn Wulfe

CHAIRS EMERITUS Toni Beauchamp* Chuck Carlberg Brady F. Carruth Collin J. Cox Mike Garver Dennis Greer Artie Lee Hinds* Sis Johnson Susan Keeton Dr. Manual Pacheco Bob Phillips F. Max Schuette* Raymond Snokhous Georgia Wilson *deceased



ADMINISTRATION Anne Olson President


Mayor Sylvester Turner city of houston Judge Ed Emmett Harris County

Rebecca Leija Database and Office Coordinator

Jose Armas Weekend Operations Supervisor

Leigh McBurnett Director of Development

Justin Bogert Venue Coordinator

Jessica McFall Communications and Events Coordinator

Toni Estrada Office Manager

Brenda Bazan Houston First David Bradley University of Houston—Downtown Margaret Wallace Brown City of Houston Planning and Development Department Commissioner Rodney Ellis Harris County Precinct One

Gregg Burks Park Director

Libby Sims

Lenore Gordon Visitor Services Assistant

Trudi Smith

Mariel Guenther Venue Coordinator

Controller Director of PR and Events

Donna Irwin Horticulturist


Robby Robinson Field Operations Manager

Gina Marano Venue and Visitor Services Supervisor

Tom Gall White Oak Bayou Association

Trey Dennis Field Operations Technician

Jeff Parkinson Zone Supervisor

Pat Henry Texas Department of Transportation

Brett Farley Field Operations Mechanic

Alvaro Rangel ZONE Supervisor

David Rivers Field Operations Foreman

Joe Rodriguez Assistant Park Director

Robert Ruiz Field Operations Technician

Florensio Tijerina Zone Supervisor

Erik Eriksson Port Houston Robert M. Eury Central Houston, Inc.

Commissioner Jack Morman Harris County Precinct Two F. Xavier Peña Downtown Redevelopment Authority/TIRZ #3

LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE Daniel Campa Charles Chatman Carlos Diaz Josue Filomeno-Sanchez Rafael Garcia-Ramirez Juan Hernandez David Mayberry Frank Moreno Adalberto Pedraza Ismael Rodriguez Albino Lopez Salas Alberto Sanchez Ezequiel Sandoval Jose Guadalupe Sandoval-Medina Juan Sifuentes Lester Charles Thomas

BUFFALO BAYOU PARK CISTERN ATTENDANTS Rosemarie Croll Disha Khakheria Steven Parker Jenni Settle Taylor Townsend

as of December 31, 2018

Russell A. Poppe Harris County Flood Control District Commissioner Steve Radack Harris County Precinct Three Nancy Sauer Magnolia Cemetery Corporation Steve Wright Houston Parks & Recreation Department

design CORE Design Studio photography Jenny Antill Sicily Dickenson Flickr Paul Hester Katya Horner Geoffrey Lyon Jordan Mahoney Anthony Rathbun David Rivers

BUFFALO BAYOU PARTNERSHIP is the non-profit organization revitalizing and transforming Buffalo Bayou, Houston’s most significant natural resource.

1019 Commerce Street, Suite 200 Houston, Texas 77002 t 713.752.0314 F 713.223.3500 buffalobayou.org

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