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Here’s How the Decade Unfolded

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DEAR FRIENDS , It is hard to believe another decade has begun. As we look forward to what awaits Houston’s historic waterway, we also want to look back on the past ten years. All of us at Buffalo Bayou Partnership (BBP) are extremely proud of what has been achieved with the support of friends like you. As you read about our organization’s progress, we hope you share in our pride and sense of accomplishment. The work is challenging but so rewarding…and critical to Houston’s quality of life and economic well-being. And with exciting plans and projects on the horizon, we sincerely hope you will join with us in the continued transformation of Buffalo Bayou! Best regards,

Jeff Taylor 2019 board chair

Anne Olson president


Here’s How the Decade Unfolded buffalo bayou park The decade started with a monumental step for our organization with the Kinder Foundation awarding an historic $30 million catalyst gift for Buffalo Bayou Park—one of Houston’s most transformative park projects ever and one that has served as a model for the revitalization of other bayous throughout the city. BBP, the Kinder Foundation, Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) and the City of Houston collaborated to revitalize and enhance the park’s 160 acres that lie along the bayou between Shepherd Drive and Sabine Street. Completed in 2015, the $58 million Buffalo Bayou Park fulfilled a century-long vision for our city’s historic waterway and features beautiful gardens and native landscaping; hike and bike trails and footpaths; paddle craft and bike rentals; the go-to dog park in the city; public art; a creative nature play area; two visitor centers; and gathering places for visitors to picnic, relax and enjoy outdoor activities. Buffalo Bayou Partnership maintains and operates the park with annual funding provided by the Downtown Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) #3. BBP’s board and staff are gratified each and every day by the tens of thousands of visitors

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from all walks of life biking, walking and jogging, attending events, playing in the dog park or at the nature play area, picnicking in the beautiful meadows, or just enjoying a quiet moment of contemplation.


buffalo bayou park cistern Among Buffalo Bayou Park’s most popular destinations is the Cistern, a former city water reservoir built in 1926 that provided decades of service until it was decommissioned. With support from The Brown Foundation, BBP transformed this astonishing underground site and opened it to the public in 2016. In addition to guided history tours, our organization presents extraordinary art installations in this magical space. BBP co-presented the inaugural exhibition Rain: Magdalena Fernández at the Houston Cistern with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Then in 2018, BBP commissioned the late Carlos Cruz-Diez to create the site-specific Spatial Chromointerference. The Cistern and these world class installations have garnered extensive national and international media attention and attracted nearly 120,000 visitors from throughout the world. Reinforcing our commitment to inclusion, BBP offers free Cistern admission on Thursdays, with every Thursday being fully booked.

The Buffalo Bayou East Master Plan envisions integrating new bayou parks and trails, dynamic recreational and cultural destinations, and creating bikeways and “green fingers” deep into the historic Greater East End and Fifth Ward neighborhoods. Four core principles guided the master planning process and will serve as a roadmap for carrying out the plan: authenticity, inclusivity, connectivity and resiliency. As BBP implements this comprehensive, 20-year plan, our organization is committed to developing a place that offers new environmental, social and economic opportunities that will benefit Buffalo Bayou East and Houston as a whole.

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We ended the decade by finalizing the long-awaited master plan for Buffalo Bayou’s east sector that encompasses the area from US 59 to the Port of Houston. On October 26th, BBP celebrated the completion of the Buffalo Bayou East Master Plan with a public launch event at the organization’s Turkey Bend site. Over 1,000 Houstonians joined us for this fun afternoon on the waterfront that featured a presentation of the plan, live performances, food trucks and kid’s activities.

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sunset coffee building Restoration of Buffalo Bayou not only includes the physical landscape but the built environment along its banks. Recognizing the historical significance of Allen’s Landing as Houston’s birthplace and first port, BBP took the bold step of restoring the 1910 Sunset Coffee Building in downtown. After undergoing a $7 million renovation completed in 2016, the building now houses the organization’s administrative office and popular event rental space.

hike and bike trail development One of BBP’s long-term goals is developing a continuous system of trails along Buffalo Bayou from Shepherd Drive to the Port of Houston Turning Basin. The existing trails through Buffalo Bayou Park are heavily used, and projects in downtown totaling nearly $6 million in federal and private funds raised by BBP extended the trail system from Main to Smith streets. By incorporating bridge abutments and other infrastructure, the trail linking Allen’s Landing to Sesquicentennial Park completed in 2016 is one of the most distinctive in the city. For several years, the organization has been working on two vital trail connections through downtown. In partnership with Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) and Houston Parks Board’s Bayou Greenways Program, and thanks to generous gifts from Barbara and Gerald Hines, Wendy and Jeff Hines, and Sis and Hasty Johnson, BBP will begin construction in 2020 on a unique trail extending from Allen’s Landing to east downtown and beyond. Once again, existing infrastructure will be used as the trail winds its way through the basements of several historic County buildings. The second downtown trail segment will be located on an easement donated by CenterPoint Energy. East of downtown, BBP has constructed more than four miles of hike and bike trails and is focusing on several missing links as part of the Buffalo Bayou East Master Plan. This year, in partnership with Texas Department of Transportation, BBP began construction of a trail and pedestrian bridge at the Houston Housing Authority’s Clayton Homes development.

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Buffalo Bayou’s comprehensive hike and bike trail system is a driver of a healthy, equitable, and resilient Houston and is crucial to knitting together areas disconnected from the bayou while also allowing neighborhoods to be linked together.

yolanda black navarro buffalo bend nature park Understanding the important restorative quality of nature and its ability to improve mental and physical health, BBP works to ensure Buffalo Bayou visitors experience the outdoors as well as enjoy recreational activities. Perhaps one of the most natural sites that BBP has developed is Yolanda Black Navarro Buffalo Bend Nature Park, a collaboration with Harris County Precinct Two completed in 2016. Three wetland ponds, trails, pond overlook and interpretive signage transformed this former construction dump site into an important trailhead at the Port of Houston Turning Basin. The organization also acquired property for a connection to the city’s Hidalgo Park to the east. Once completed, there will be 23 acres of contiguous open space.


public art BBP recognizes the enormous power that public art holds in transforming our city and providing community connections and understanding. Permanent artworks such as Mel Chin’s Seven Pillars in Sesquicentennial Park and Anthony Shumate’s Monumental Moments sculptures in Buffalo Bayou Park all demonstrate BBP’s longtime commitment to public art. Within the past few years, the organization’s temporary public art program has grown and become more and more ambitious.

The New York-based Processional Arts Workshop helped us celebrate the opening of Buffalo Bayou Park in 2015 with Confluence: A Journey in Five Movements, a magical nighttime procession.

As part of the Buffalo Bayou East Master Plan community engagement effort, BBP hosted Encounter: Meeting Points on Buffalo Bayou in 2018, a collaboration with students from the University of Houston Graphic Design and Creative Writing Programs.

Along with Friends of the High Line and the High Line Network, BBP presented New Monuments for New Cities. Houston was the launch-site for this year-long exhibition that traveled to other infrastructure reuse organizations in Austin, Chicago, Toronto and ended in New York on the High Line. Twenty-five artists, five from each city, created posters that examined the evolving role of monuments and envisioned what new monuments could look like and represent in our cities today. BBP’s exhibition in Buffalo Bayou Park, on view from February to August 2019, took the form of light boxes integrated with benches to encourage conversations. BBP also hosted artist talks, a panel discussion, and a night of outdoor video projections. Participating Houston artists were: Regina Agu, Jamal Cyrus, Delilah Montoya and Jimmy Castillo, Phillip Pyle, and Nick Vaughan and Jake Margolin.

In 2019, BBP presented three art projects that focused on the environment and brought attention to the issue of climate change: Carrie Schneider’s Waterscape, Justin Brice Guariglia’s We Are the Asteroid III, and Henry Sanchez’s Bayou-Art Bayoutorium.


maintenance Caring for Buffalo Bayou Park is one of BBP’s most important responsibilities. For the past five years, more than $2 million in annual funding from the Downtown Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) #3 has provided for a 22-person park maintenance crew. Our work in the park was put to the test when Hurricane Harvey hit in August 2017. Houston’s unprecedented rainfall and subsequent flooding left behind massive amounts of sediment, debris, fallen trees and eroded banks. After two years of round-the-clock work, the park made a remarkable comeback. But the restoration work continues and in 2019, Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) began major bank repairs to address erosion. Following this infrastructure work, the footpaths in Buffalo Bayou Park are being repaired and BBP is also working with HCFCD to revegetate the banks by planting a variety of native grasses and trees.

To fulfill our goal of offering the highest standard of maintenance, BBP relies greatly on volunteers to assist with important tasks such as removing invasive plants, picking up trash and planting native vegetation. This year, more than 2,500 volunteers took part in restoration activities, and BBP hosted a Volunteer Appreciation Brunch in September to thank the many individuals who contributed their time and energy to the organization.

Because of our growing expertise, BBP began maintenance along the downtown stretch of Buffalo Bayou in 2016, with funding from Houston First and Houston Parks Board. BBP is responsible for caring for the trails and green spaces along the waterway from Sabine to Fannin streets, including Sabine Promenade, Sesquicentennial Park and Allen’s Landing. Also critical to BBP’s mission of revitalizing Buffalo Bayou is the Clean & Green Program. Thanks to ongoing partnerships with HCFCD and Port Houston, BBP continues to operate this comprehensive maintenance program. Five days a week, BBP’s staff directs and works alongside community service workers to collect and remove trash and debris from Buffalo Bayou and its tributaries. Integral to this clean-up operation is the custom-built Bio-Vac, an industrial strength vessel designed by BBP Chair Emeritus Mike Garver that vacuums floatable trash. Over the past 10 years, our organization has collected more than 20,000 cubic yards of trash and debris.

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events and programming

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Tens of thousands of Houstonians and visitors to our city flocked to the bayou shores over the past 10 years for BBP’s events and unique programming. Perhaps the most beloved activities are BBP’s signature events—the Buffalo Bayou Partnership Regatta, a 15-mile canoe and kayak race, and KBR Kids Day, a community event in October featuring hands-on educational activities. In recent years, BBP has expanded regular programming with new walks and bike tours, pontoon boat rides and wellness activities. In 2019, BBP began offering tours—by boat, bike and foot—along the trails and at destinations east of downtown to continue engaging Fifth Ward and East End neighborhoods as well as the broader Houston community in our Buffalo Bayou East Master Plan. We look forward to continuing to expand programming throughout the next decade to further promote recreational use, community and economic development as well as appreciation of the city’s greatest natural resource.

Whether it’s news stories, prestigious awards, or visits to Buffalo Bayou from park groups throughout the country, BBP is playing an important role in promoting Houston’s parks renaissance and changing the way outsiders view our city. Over the past 10 years, BBP has been recognized with 51 local and national urban design and planning awards, most notably the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Global Award for Excellence and The Rudy Bruner Award for Excellence in the Urban Environment awarded to Buffalo Bayou Park. But there is no greater validation than witnessing the increase of visitors of all ages to the banks of Buffalo Bayou to experience this natural, recreational, cultural and educational amenity.


Donors GENERAL OPERATIONS $10,000–30,000 Ann Blankinship Bruner Foundation The Butcher Fund The Gordon A. Cain Foundation George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation H-E-B The Powell Foundation Susan Vaughan Foundation $2,500–8,000 AIG The Clayton Fund Jacquelyn and Collin Cox The Crain Foundation Andrew Delaney Foundation in honor of Danny Savitz Kathryn Hite de Sousa and Leo de Sousa Duncan Genesis Foundation Sarah and Michael Elliott Houck Family Foundation Houston Downtown Management District Sis and Hasty Johnson Katz Coffee Lykes Knapp Family Fund Sterling-Turner Foundation Strake Foundation The Tapeats Fund Union Pacific Foundation $950–2,000 Karen and Charlie Baughn The Crain Foundation in honor of Helen Gardner Crain and Peter Lacy Crain C.C. and Duke Ensell Marie Fay and S.K. Evnochides ExxonMobil Foundation Theba and Buster Feldman Molly Sullivan and Mike Fisher Jean and Ashley Guy Gena and David Helm Janet and Fred Heyne Lee Huber Elva J. Johnston Foundation Laura and Steve Jones Emily Keeton in honor of Susan Keeton

Jan-Claire Phillips and Jerry Kendall Kathy and Randy Lake Robert J. Lorio Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty Foundation Dr. Sarah Candler and Mr. Ted McKenna Henry H. McVey in honor of Susan Keeton and Laura Keeton Mr. and Mrs. B. Kelley Parker III Pam and Jim Pool Robertson-Finley Foundation Shell Oil Company Foundation Matching Gifts Program Keith & Mattie Stevenson Foundation Jane and Gary Swanson Kay and Bert Tabor Nancy and Peter K. Thompson June and Pete Trammell Laurie and Ralph Tullier Von Voigtlander Family Foundation Williams Companies Sarah and Peter Zuckerman $100–750 Andra and Patrick Abbott in memory of Pearl Smith Amazonsmile Ameriprise Bryan Anderson Anonymous in honor of Libby Sims Edie Archer James Armsworth Bank of America Charitable Foundation Geoffrey Barry Kara Bates Maureen and Trevor Bossi BP Foundation, Inc. Aaron Braden Eric Branton Nancy and Bill Brownell Buffalo Exchange Don Burney Faye Caldwell Hazel Chase Saurabh Chaugule Libby and Mitch Cheney Chevron Matching Employee Funds Laura and Ted Christiansen Sandra Cook in memory of Bob Cook

Betty Jo and Andy Currie in honor of Sis Johnson Cyd Dillahunty Discover Financial Services Linda Shead and Tom Douglas Helen and Gary Dowling Pamela Dwyer Debbie Eck Fareed Elhaj EOG Resources, Inc. Equinor Mr. and Mrs. David Faulkinberry Amy Fedosky Andrea Jane French Carolyn and Ron Galfione Joshua P. Galvan Getty Images Richard T. Gilbane in honor of Michael Skelly Ryan P. Gill Jamie Griffin Goeres Rita and Mike Grogan Tami Grubb Maarit and William Harp Holly and Trey Havlick Kathi Abba and J. Pat Herlihy Nancy and Stephen Hernandez Hewlett Packard Herb Hill Betsy Strauch and Lonnie Hoogeboom Amy and Zachary S. Huie Captain Bill Hull Terah Isaacson Karen and Dallas Ives Bryan Jarrard Carolyn and Jay Kaplan in honor of Tom Fish Ann and Tom Kelsey in honor of Anne Olson Harris and Eliza Kempner Fund Charles B. Krenzler Kroger Colin Latham Virginia Lew Francisco Lopez Susan and David Lummis in honor of Anne Olson Andrew Lusk John William Mackie III Yoseph Maguire Garrick Malone


Michael McGinity Dawna and Tom Menges Microsoft Amy Mifflin in memory of Raymond McCarthy Dan M. Moody, Jr. Marguerite and Steve Morrell Ellen and Bill Morris in memory of Scout Darryl Morrison Motiva Enterprises LLC Pat Hammond and Martin Murdock Bridgette and Neel Naik Kim Nettles Roxann and Tim Neumann New Belgium Brewing Company Michael Norton Beverly and Staman Ogilvie Beverly Parker Randall Petrick Lisa Matthews and Greg Pettigrew Preston Phillips Phillips 66 Margaret C. Preston in honor of Dr. Alex Rosas Cherie Ray Karen and Arthur Rogers Kelly and David Rose Maria Sanchez and Myron Rosen David A. Ross Ginger Clarkson and Mark B. Ryan Mary Ann Ryerson Leticia Sanchez Ellen Benninghoven and Michael Schafer Leah Schlater-Brown Craig Schofer The Sam Schubert Foundation in honor of Zane and Brady Carruth Carson and Arthur Seeligson SMA Technologies Smith Insurance and Financial Services Becky Houston and Nat Smith Leigh and Reggie Smith Mr. and Mrs. H.J. Springer Robyn Rothman and John Stevenson Nicholas D. Stillman HollyAnn Swann David Swenson Bill Bob Tallent Sagnak Tasirlar Betsy and Mitchell Taylor David Temple Paula and Jeff Thompson Rodney Thompson in memory of Norm Lyall Emily Todd in memory of Josephine Shanks Mary Anne Piacentini and Drexel Turner Lilia Vazques Glenda Wagner in memory of Norm Lyall

BBP Board Members Roberto Contreras, Gloria Zenteno, Geraldina Wise, Erin Mincberg, Bonner Ball, and Richard Dawson at the Annual Meeting

Sherri and Hulse Wagner in honor of Dr. and Mrs. G.H. Wagner, M.D. Erin and Trey Wales Lisa and Barron Wallace Timothy Wampler Waste Management in honor of Harry Lamberton Adam White Williams Companies Jennifer Wittman Teresa and Jimmy Wong Family Foundation Geri Wood Joseph Yusz In-Kind Apache Corporation Erik Eriksson Four Seasons Hotel Houston The Nice Winery Spence Ranch LLC

MEMBERSHIP $1,000–2,500 CivilTech Engineering, Inc. Catherine Heider Shannon and Justin Robinson $250–500 Tami Grubb Lisetta Lavy Devin Licata Mark Licata Laura Marsh Laura Devitt and Stephen Massad Esther and Gary Polland $100 Deborah L. Bay Diane L. Cress Debbie Hall Leigh McBurnett

Jean McNamara Julia Morgan David Nollsch Jim Powers David Swenson Julie and Michael Wagner

BUFFALO BAYOU PARTNERSHIP GALA: MOONSCAPE November 7, 2019 $15,000–25,000 Laura and John Arnold Virginia Hoops and Lee Doggett Douglas Elliott Mike Garver John P. McGovern Foundation The Residences at The Allen Carolyn and Chris Dorros/ Mary and David Wolff $5,000–10,200 The Brown Foundation, Inc./ Ralph Abendshein The Aga Khan Council for Southwestern USA Chinhui and Eddie Allen Bonner and George Ball Melina McCarty Bishop and John Bishop Collier and Richard Blades Polly and Murry Bowden Camden Cameron Management CIBC Private Wealth Management Frost Cullen Geiselman Hanover Co./Lionstone Investments Albert and Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation Hines Houston Endowment Inc. HR&A Advisors Sis and Hasty Johnson


DD&L Enterprises and Lisa Marshall David Hightower and Masterson Advisors LLC Midway Ginni and Richard Mithoff John L. Nau, III Parkside Capital, LLC Leslie and Shannon Sasser Vivian L. Smith Foundation Smith Murdaugh Little & Bonham, L.L.P. Texas Medical Center Christine and David Underwood UTHealth Meg and Richard Weekley Ann Lents and David Heaney/ Liz and Andrew Ziccardi $2,000–3,600 Laura and Tom Bacon Renee Wizig-Barrios and Alvaro Barrios Kristen and John Berger Susan and Ron Blankenship Kristy and Christopher Bradshaw Zane and Brady Carruth Charter Title Company Margaret and Jonathan Cox Allen Douglas Kathryn and Gary Dudley Clayton and Sheldon Erikson Gayle and Bob Eury Shari and Tom Fish Cece and Mack Fowler Natalie and Bill Fulton Eleanor and Daniel M. Gilbane Guy Hagstette Kellie Jenks Jill and Dunham Jewett Kensigner Donnelly Christopher L. Knapp Candyce Rylander and Andrew Lear Sharon and Frank Lorenzo Westmont Hospitality Group/ Sultana and Moez Mangalji Lesley J. Mann PC Metalab Lauren and Brad Morgan in honor of Carolyn and Chris Dorros Judy and Scott Nyquist Page Trey Peacock Alison and Chris Porter Winifred and Carleton Riser Jerome Schultz Anat Kelman and Chad Shaw Anne Whitlock and Michael Skelly Barbara and Louis Sklar Liz and Andy Stepanian Julie Sudduth SWA Group Transwestern Phoebe and Bobby Tudor Susan and Gene Vaughan

Ann and Richard Vaughan Cynthia and Mac Walker Lisa and Barron Wallace Mollie and Kent Wallace Weingarten Art Group Geraldina and Scott Wise Andrea and Bill White Nina and Michael Zilkha $600–1,800 Frances and Tim Arnoult Sandy and Mike Ballases Cathy and Giorgio Borlenghi Catherine and Clayton Callaway Claire P. Caudill Cathy Chapman Clark Condon Mark Conely The Crain Foundation/ Lacy Crain and Joe Galloway Susie and Sanford Criner Richard P. Dawson Marsha Dodson Gaynell Floyd Drexler Sidney and Ab Fay Kathy O’Neil and Philip Ferguson Forney Construction Debby Francis Jo and Jim Furr Cristina Garcia Gamboa Gensler Stacey Gillman Joy Horak-Brown Jesse H. Jones II Elizabeth and Drew Kanaly Ann and Tom Kelsey Samir Khushalani Kyle and John Kirksey Harriet and Truett Latimer LESCO Lighting Technology Marley Lott Consuelo and Ian Macpherson Danielle and David Magdol Gretchen and Andrew McFarland Sara and Bill Morgan Anne and Jack Moriniere Megan and Drew Morris Audrey and Robb Moses Anne and Tom Olson Cabrina and Steven Owsley Marsha and Charlie Parker Port Houston Richards/Carlberg Beth Robertson Lillie Robertson Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan Anna Rotman and Bryan Sanchez Melanie and Danny Savitz Sarah and Brooks Shughart Ellen C.L. Simmons Jose Solis Lisa Somogyi

Lois and George Stark Julie Sudduth Anne A. Symonds Jeff Taylor John Thomas Lisa and Saul Valentin John E. Walsh, Jr. Kelley and Donald Young Gloria Zenteno $100–500 Carlton Ahrens Amegy Bank Barbara J. Amelio Iris and Doug Beatty Jessica Biddle Dr. Marcia Levetown and Dr. Philip Blum Minnette and Peter Boesel Deirdre and Francis Carr Sallie Morian and Michael Clark Cody Cormier Ken Council Katherine Culbert Mitzie and Phil Danielson Carla Delgado Rachel Deskin Tina Dett Barbara and Dwain Evans Jim Ewing in honor of Peaches Ewing Ruth and Dan Flournoy Rachel and Edward Folse Frierson Sola Simonton & Kutac, PLLC Layne Gentry James B. Gregory Anna Gryska Matt Harris Hester T. Hawkins in honor of Anne Olson Brian Hollowell Lee Huber Cliff Helmcamp and Jerry Jeanmard Susy and Mark Jenkins Cliffton Kalibjian Jana and Stuart Kusin Helen McDonald Tara McNeill Jennifer House Messier and Brian Messier Lucy Moore Roger Moore Eileen Hatcher and Jim Ohmart Brett Perlman Trisha Perry Katherine and Bill Phelps Janet Phelps Betsy and Bob Phillips Lynn Post Jill Whitten and Robert G. Proctor, Jr. Anne and Lee Riley Margaret Rochs in honor of Guy Hagstette


Anne and Joe Romano Lisa and Dana Roy Shellye Arnold and Tina Sabuco in honor of Anne Olson Rachel and Louis B. Savage Susan Rosenbaum and Eric Schoen Amanda Joy and Kristofer Schroder Smartflex Inc. Becky Houston and Nat Smith Susan and Pharr Smith Barbara and Tom Solis in honor of Jose Solis Leslie Copeland Taylor Rives Taylor Molly Voorhees in honor of Carolyn Dorros Virginia S. Watt Lea Weingarten Vicky Wight in honor of Carolyn Dorros Jo Ann Williams Joanne Wilson Cindy Young

BUFFALO BAYOU PARTNERSHIP REGATTA March 9, 2019 $10,000–24,000 Academy Sports + Outdoors Gillman Subaru Subaru of America, Inc.’s Share the Love Campaign $1,650–5,000 AMLI Residential BRH Garver Construction LP Brookfield Properties IDS Engineering Group Midway Foundation MORGAN Structure Tone Southwest Waste Management

$100–1,250 Bud Light/Silver Eagle Distributors Jimmy Erwin/Chicago Title Commercial Clark Condon Costello, Inc. Kimberly and Bradley Dennison The Fay School Michael Fertitta Tom Fish Hardwood Products Huitt-Zollars Moore Archeological Consulting, Inc. Page Raising Cane’s Richards/Carlberg Elizabeth D. Williams

In-Kind A Fare Extraordinaire Bergner & Johnson Design CatchLight Group, LLC City of Houston CORE Design Studio DiscPro Houston First Houston Parks & Recreation Department Katz Coffee LD Systems Sovereign Services of Houston, Inc. Total Tent Solutions Total Wine & More

KBR KIDS DAY October 12, 2019

Faisal Momin, China and Roberto Contreras, BBP President Anne Olson, and Dinner at The Dunlavy Co-Chair Murad Ajani

$38,000 KBR $2,500–7,500 Conely Foundation Gillman Honda Legacy Community Health Morales Memorial Foundation Texas Children’s Health Plan $500–1,000 AVEDA Barrio Dogs Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Storm Tight Windows In-Kind EV Houston Houston Family Magazine Houston Parks & Recreation Department Telemundo Houston

Lulu Han, Jessica McFall, Daniel Williamson, Patrick Bailey, Paul Norris, Annelise Herr, and Saurabh Chaugule at Buffalo Bayou in Bloom


In-Kind 365 Things to do in Houston Central Market Downtown District The Eagle 106.9 and 107.5 Harris County Flood Control District KHOU-TV/Channel 11 Katz Coffee Northwest Amateur Radio Society Saint Arnold Brewing Company Snooze an A.M. Eatery US Army Corps of Engineers

THE CURRENTS AND BUFFALO BAYOU IN BLOOM April 18, 2019 $1,000–2,500 Darren Morris and Kyle Santolini/ Compass Silver Eagle Distributors Daniel Williamson $100–600 Sam Affanhe AG|CM, Inc. Saurabh Chaugule The Esqueda Family Gensler Anna Gryska Lulu Han and Travis Hampton Annelise Moore Herr and Joshua Herr The Hobbit Cafe The Jackson Family Alyson and Eastman Landry Eric Andrew Lukas Midway Foundation Sara-Ashley and Adrian Moreno Paul Norris Northwestern Mutual Allison Jane Reeves Shell Oil Company Foundation Matching Gifts Program In-Kind 13 Celsius Agricole Hospitality Amanda Joy Schröder Photography Applied Production Services The Astros Foundation Axelrad Backstreet Cafe, Caracol, Hugo’s and Xochi BB Lemon Beck’s Prime BIG Yoga Bike Barn Birds Barber Shop Bombshell Bootcamp Branch Basics Brazos Bookstore Capital Genealogy Clutch City Foundation

Dinner at The Dunlavy Co-Chair Lisa Marshall, Sarah Selleck, Brent Nyquist, and Dinner Co-Chair Don Welsh

CultureMap Decater Pop Up Shop Deep Eddy Vodka Defy Pilates Dickson Lam Elaine’s Florist & Gift Baskets Eureka Heights Brewing Co. Get Fit Done Guide Grit Grocery Hiatus Spa Hilton Americas—Houston The Hobbit Cafe Honeychild’s Sweet Creams Hotel Alessandra Houston Arboretum & Nature Center Houston BCycle Houston Cinema Arts Society Houston First Houston Grand Opera Houston Maritime Museum Houston Symphony Innovative Images Photography by Robert Berger Katz Coffee Kendra Scott Koala Health & Wellness Laurenzo’s El Tiempo Restaurants Miss Carousel Moss Landscaping Moxie’s The Nice Winery Night Heron Niko Niko Greek & American Cafe Nos Caves Vin Orangetheory Fitness Raising Cane’s Relish Restaurant and Bar

ROCO—River Oaks Chamber Orchestra Saint Arnold Brewing Company Seaglass Fine Art Photography Southwest Paddle Sports Stages Repertory Theatre Tiff’s Treats Topo Chico Uchi and Uchiko Uptown Nothing Bundt Cakes Warby Parker

DINNER AT THE DUNLAVY May 8, 2019 $1,000–2,000 Sanober and Murad Ajani C.M. Garver Lainie Gordon and David Mincberg Susan and Renato Pereira Lisa Marshall and Don Welsh $250–500 The Apical Meristem Co. Bonner and George Ball Renee Wizig-Barrios and Alvaro Barrios Cristina Boccalandro Marti and Mike Burger Gayl and Chuck Carlberg China and Roberto Contreras IV Heidi and Mark Davis Richard P. Dawson Shelly and Chris deZevallos Karen and Larry Feld Nancy and Todd Fredin Andrea Jane French Krysia Lynes and Mark Gowland David Hightower Cliff Helmcamp and Jerry Jeanmard


Candyce Rylander and Andrew Lear Ginni and Richard Mithoff Miki Lusk Norton Bryan H. Polk Danielle Ranneft David Enrique Ruiz Rachel and Louis B. Savage Mark D. Smith Edda Tinis Bonnie and David Weekley Jane L. Wood

PUBLIC ART $10,000–25,000 The Anchorage Foundation of Texas East River, a Midway development $1,800–2,000 Christopher Knapp/ Collaboration Capital Judy and Scott Nyquist $250–500 Anne and Tom Olson in honor of Judy Nyquist Winifred and Carleton Riser Weingarten Art Group in memory of Jane Schultz In-Kind Houston Public Media TXRX

CLEAN & GREEN $343,000 Harris County Flood Control District $20,000–50,000 Bank of America Charitable Foundation Harris County D.A. Supplemental Environmental Project Enforcement Port Houston

$5,000–12,000 American Family Insurance Houston Wilderness TPC Group $100–1,000 Anonymous in memory of Patricia Henry Amy and Alan Lindsey Justin Silhavy Lauren Figaro and Jonathan Weber

BUFFALO BAYOU PARK $2,400,000 Downtown Redevelopment Authority/ TIRZ #3 $650,000 Kinder Foundation $70,000–290,000 Fight Flooding PAC Harris County Flood Control District $10,000–25,000 Ray C. Fish Foundation Motiva Enterprises LLC The Wortham Foundation, Inc. $1,500–7,500 Anonymous in honor of Harry Sokolow Richard P. Dawson The Garden Club of Houston Goldman Sachs Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston The Lindley Family Foundation Rufi Natarajan River Network Kate Lynn Bill, Amy LeRoy, Mary Mercer, Kaitlyn Parker and Anne Simpson in memory of Rickilee Mercer Tellurian Lorraine and Ed Wulfe

$100–500 Caren and Kevin Austin in honor of Gary Blumberg Bonnie Blumberg in honor of Gary Blumberg Donna and Leonard Blumberg in honor of Gary Blumberg Adam, Camila and Tahlia Blumberg in honor of Gary Blumberg Hayley and Jonathan Gerber in honor of Gary Blumberg Judy and Marc Herzstein in honor of Gary Blumberg Cindy Kaplan in honor of Gary Blumberg Jean and Ronald Ladin in honor of Gary Blumberg Cheryl and Jim Lerdal Karl Long Barry Mandel in honor of Gary Blumberg Carolie E. Martin Robert Neis in honor of Gary Blumberg Sallie Norton in honor of Sis and Hasty Johnson Angela Pidutti in memory of Sims McCutchan III Nancy Neis and Rob Rubin in honor of Gary Blumberg David Schwartz III in honor of Gary Blumberg Terry Neis and Evans Tilles in honor of Gary Blumberg In-Kind Kinder Foundation

BUFFALO BAYOU PARK CISTERN $25,000 The Jacques Louis Vidal Charitable Fund $7,000 The Brown Foundation, Inc./ Ralph Abendshein


In-Kind Prime-Systems Sicardi | Ayers | Bacino Weingarten Art Group

SABINE PROMENADE $10,000 Tourism Cares, Inc. Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co.

HIKE AND BIKE TRAILS $1,000,000–2,000,000 Downtown Redevelopment Authority Barbara and Gerald Hines Wendy and Jeff Hines $50,000 Hines Interests Limited Partnership in honor of Sis Johnson

BBP Chair Emeritus Sis Johnson, Ann Taylor, Jessica Hulsey, and Ann Lents at the Buffalo Bayou East Master Plan Stakeholder Luncheon

$500–1,000 Christy and Tom Compson Dr. Brendan and Maria Lee Shirley and Greg Rosin Will Satterfield Williams Companies $100–250 Barbara Cooney Frayre Engineering & Consulting PLLC in memory of Bridie Quirke Jenn Sabin and Mark Humphries Hibba and Danny Pletcher

BUFFALO BAYOU EAST MASTER PLAN IMPLEMENTATION $400,000 Garver/Black/Hilyard Family Foundation $100,000 Port Houston

BBP Board Chair Jeff Taylor, BBP President Anne Olson, and Otis Crane at the Buffalo Bayou East Master Plan Stakeholder Luncheon

$15,000 BBVA 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 as of December 31, 2019 and 2018 2019

2018

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

$

2,821,943 244,524 4,359,428 1,962,373 18,538,494

$

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

TOTAL ASSETS

$

27,926,762

$

25,673,715

$

152,383

$

432,610 80,000 230,136 250,000 3,068,318

LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS Liabilities: Accounts payable and accrued expenses Hurricane repairs and construction payables Deferred revenue Advanced contributions Notes payable

248,886 1,046,502 2,753,053

Total Liabilities

$

4,200,824

$

4,061,064

Without donor restrictions

$

20,280,585

$

20,530,372

Net assets: With donor restrictions Total net assets TOTAL LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS

3,445,353

1,082,279

$

23,725,938

$

21,612,651

$

27,926,762

$

25,673,715


statement of activities for the year ended December 31, 2019 without donor restrictions REVENUE: Fees and program revenues: Contract service fees Park rentals and fees Contributions Special events Cost of direct donor benefits Other income

$

Total revenue Net assets released from restrictions Total

3,358,860 671,784 911,100 137,051 (32,450) 178,198

with donor restrictions

$ $

3,583,146

5,224,543

3,583,146

1,220,072

(1,220,072)

$

6,444,615

$

$

total

$

2,363,074

3,358,860 671,784 4,494,246 137,051 (32,450) 178,198 8,807,689

$

8,807,689

5,869,626 411,660 413,116

$

5,869,626 411,660 413,116

6,694,402

$

6,694,402

EXPENSES: Buffalo Bayou development, maintenance, and park programming Management and general Fundraising Total expenses CHANGES IN NET ASSETS Net assets, beginning of year Net assets, end of year

(249,787)

2,363,074

2,113,287

20,530,372

1,082,279

21,612,651

$ 20,280,585

$

3,445,353

$

23,725,938


staff ADMINISTRATION Anne Olson President

Rebecca Leija Database and Office Coordinator Michele Marvin Director of Finance and Administration Leigh McBurnett Director of Development Jessica McFall Communication and Membership Manager

Libby Sims

Controller

Trudi Smith

Director of PR and Events

CLEAN & GREEN

Robby Robinson Field Operations Manager Trey Dennis Field Operations Technician Brett Farley Field Operations Mechanic Ned McQuarn Field Operations technician David Rivers Field Operations Foreman Robert Ruiz Field Operations Technician

board of directors LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE

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

BUFFALO BAYOU PARK CISTERN ATTENDANTS Osvaldo Alcala Rosemarie Croll Disha Khakheria

Sophia Ramos-Paulin Lori Reynolds PROJECT MANAGERS Ian M. Rosenberg José Solis

as of December 31, 2019 BUFFALO BAYOU PARK Joe Rodriguez Park Director

Jose Armas Weekend Operations Supervisor Toni Estrada Office Manager Lenore Gordon Visitor Services Assistant Mariel Guenther Venue Coordinator Heather Hinzie Venue and Visitor Services Supervisor Donna Irwin Horticulturist Steve Parker Volunteer Coordinator Jeff Parkinson Zone Supervisor Alvaro Rangel ZONE Supervisor Florensio Tijerina Zone Supervisor Taylor Townsend Venue Coordinator

buffalo bayou partnership

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

CHAIRS EMERITUS

Jeff Taylor Chair Ralph Abendshein Vice Chair Shawn W. Cloonan Treasurer Kellie R. Jenks Secretary Murad Ajani Bonner S. Ball C. Ronald Blankenship Jonathan H. Brinsden Harvey Clemons, Jr. Roberto Contreras Richard P. Dawson Carolyn W. Dorros Gaynell Floyd Drexler Michael D. Fertitta Cristina Garcia Gamboa Stacey Gillman Guy Hagstette Samir Khushalani Lisa Marshall Erin Mincberg Ginni Mithoff Sara-Ashley Moreno Judy Nyquist David Ott, Jr. Alison Porter Winifred Riser Shannon B. Sasser Carson Trapnell Seeligson Christof Spieler, PE, LEED AP Karl S. Stern Saul Valentin Anne Whitlock Geraldina Wise Renee Wizig-Barrios Gloria Zenteno

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

EX-OFFICIO

Mayor Sylvester Turner City of Houston Judge Lina Hidalgo Harris County Brenda Bazan Houston First Margaret Wallace Brown City of Houston Planning and Development Department Commissioner Rodney Ellis Harris County Precinct One Erik Eriksson Port Houston Robert M. Eury Central Houston, Inc. Commissioner Adrian Garcia Harris County Precinct Two Pat Henry Texas Department of Transportation Dr. Juan Sanchez Munoz University of Houston-Downtown F. Xavier Pena 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

design CORE Design Studio photography Glenn Cox Katya Horner David Lloyd/SWA Group Geoff Lyon Jordan Mahoney Anthony Rathbun Amanda Joy Schröder Jonnu Singleton/SWA Group

Steve Wright Houston Parks & Recreation Department

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


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