2021 Annual Report

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HUNTSVILLE BOTANICAL GARDEN Annual Report | October 1, 2020 – September 30, 2021

Board of Directors 2020-2021 David Bier, Chair Warne Heath, Vice Chair Carol Tevepaugh, Vice Chair Tharon Honeycutt, Treasurer Janet Brown, Asst. Treasurer Leta Hornbuckle DeMaioribus, Secretary Elaine Alspach Gary Bolton Carla Bossard Lynn Carden Lynn Collyar Mary Grace Evans Mary Griffith David Harbarger Hank Isenberg Kim Lewis Terry Lewis Eric Mills Lana Ritch Reba Rogers Jeff Showalter Beth Sippel Brandy Smith Kathi Tew


Dear Garden Friends and Supporters,

The success of these focal areas is demonstrated in the metrics shared in this report, as well as in the hearts and

This year was a year of growth, hope, and resiliency. It was a

minds of all who interacted with the Garden in 2021. Every

year to celebrate how far we have come and prepare for the

event, exhibit, and program allowed us to share the beauty

bright future ahead. To help us achieve our mission impact,

and wonder of the natural world with our community. The

we developed a strategic framework which will guide the

seeds planted in each interaction may one day blossom into

direction of the Garden in the coming years.

action: a high school graduate choosing a career in STEM, a homeowner making a sustainable change in their landscape,

As a part of this framework, we have defined three key focal

or a child learning to embrace their curiosity.

areas for the strategic growth of the Garden, including Core Mission Support, Plant Science and Conservation, and

In all that we do, we hope to bring people closer to the

Public Engagement. These focal areas encompass the full

natural world around them. With the support of our

breadth of the mission work taking place at the Garden,

community, there is no limit to what our Garden can achieve.

and each area plays an important role in helping us

We are proud of the progress made in the last year, and we

connect people to plants.

look forward to all we can accomplish in the years to come.

Core Mission Support aims to further develop and maintain

Thank you for your support, and see you at the Garden!

the financial, capital, and human resources needed to ensure institutional quality and long-term success.

Kathi Tew, Chair Heather Adair Tracy Barrett Stephanie Bastiaans Cynthia Crutchfield Paula Cushman Jeff Haars Kristina Hendrix Lee Holland Dwayne Johnson Brenda Martin Thomas O’Connor Jami Peyton Bill Phillips Dawn Pumpelly Will Pylant Lindsay Rice Judy Ryals Craig Satterfeal Michelle Stark Stephanie Waddell Portia Waite Stephenie Walker Amanda Weaver Beverly Weiner Jennifer Wu Foundation Board 2020-2021

Plant Science and Conservation works to support the biodiversity of significant plant species in the region through expanded research, education, and horticulture initiatives. Public Engagement strives to inspire, engage, and

Sue Wagner

catalyze nature lovers and plant conservation advocates in

Chief Executive Officer

our region and beyond.

Advisory Board, Elected, 2020-2021

John Purdy, Chair Bobby Bradley, Vice Chair Al Sullivan, Treasurer Linda Smith, Asst. Treasurer Pamela Barratt White, Secretary Phylis Baron David Lucas Emily Robertson Bill Snoddy Jay Stowe Middie Thompson Beth Wise John Wynn Roy Nichols, Emeritus



Financial Results



Total Operating Revenue



Total Operating Expenses



Note: Financial results are pre-audit and do not reflect restricted funds or depreciation.

9,458 EOY Household Memberships $616,527 in Individual Support $585,814 in Corporate Support

288,846 On-Site Visitors 6,436 Youth & Family Education Program Participants 326 Adult Education Program Participants

Volunteers Volunteers served 18,693


hours, equal to a value of

*Value is based on standard volunteer equivalency rate of $28.54 per hour.

Social Media

2.9 million PLANT SCIENCE & CONSERVATION The Garden’s plant collections encompass approximately: 18,400 plants 3,730 species, varieties, and cultivars 880 species native to the Southeast 130 species of conservation value* *Species of conservation value are considered at risk of extinction to some degree.

The top 5 largest plant collections at the Garden: 1: Azaleas (Rhododendron) 2: Hydrangeas 3: Daylilies (Hemerocallis) 4: Trillium 5: Hollies (Ilex)

people reached | +7,015 followers

1.54 million

people reached | + 3,391 followers

Website 477,148 users 1.88 million page views

L’Espalier – Major Donor Society of the Huntsville Botanical Garden



L’Espalier - A trellis or other framework on which a tree or shrub is trained to grow. L’Espalier is a French word derived from the Italian spalliera, meaning


something to rest the shoulder (spalla) against; a support. The purpose of the society is to honor and recognize the individuals and organizations whose outstanding and cumulative giving provides the framework on which our Garden grows. Designation is based on giving through fiscal year-end, September 30, 2021. To our L’Espalier members: Thank you for your support of the Garden’s mission!

4747 Bob Wallace Ave. Huntsville, AL 35805

La Foret (Forest) $500,000 & Over CUMULATIVE LIFETIME GIVING

Redstone Federal Credit Union Regions Bank James & Pam Rogers SAIC Alpha Foundation, Inc. Janice Smith Bob & Phylis Baron Bill & Jeanie Snoddy City of Huntsville Loretta Spencer Damson Automotive Group Bill Stender Jerry & Butch Damson Teledyne Brown Engineering The Garden Guild Toyota Motor Manufacturing Huntsville Botanical Garden Foundation of Alabama Roy & Sue Nichols Pamela Barratt White Bill & Eloise Propst Carol Williamson John & Tine Purdy Window World Steve & Emily Robertson Mark C. & Linda J. Smith

L’Arbre (Tree) $100,000 - $499,999 CUMULATIVE LIFETIME GIVING

La Fleur (Flower) $50,000 - $99,999 CUMULATIVE LIFETIME GIVING

Charles & Sarah Allen AT&T ADTRAN, Inc. BB&T Rey & Cynthia Almodovar BlueHalo Marc & Sheryl Bendickson City of Madison The Boeing Company COLSA Corporation Bobby A. Bradley & Charley S. Burruss Combined Federal Campaign Vernon & Dean Bush Daylily Garden Volunteers Crestwood Medical Center Digium, Inc. The Daniel Foundation of Alabama Dunagan Yates & Alison Plastic Julian & Dorothy Davidson Surgery Center Michael DeMaioribus & Thornton & Sue Fleming Leta Hornbuckle DeMaioribus Jim & Mary Griffith Dynetics, Inc. Thomas & Susan Griffith Betty R. Grisham Jack & Harvilee Harbarger Harbarger Landscape Design Frank & Patsy Haws Mr. & Mrs. James D. Hays Steve & Andrea Hill Hexagon Safety & Infastructure Harold & Brenda Holmes John & Teri Holly Huntsville Herb Society Arnold Hornbuckle Huntsville-Madison County The Huntsville Times Builders Association John & Ruth Jurenko Jacobs Technology, Inc. The Olin B. King Foundation L3Harris Kresge Foundation James & Patricia Lindberg Laughlin Service Funeral Home LMI & Crematory Madison County Legislative Office Herbert & Terry Lewis Master Gardeners of North Alabama Lockheed Martin Corporation McDonnell-Douglas Corp. Peter & Jean Loux Lucy Mize The Jane K. Lowe Charitable Foundation NASA Madison County Commission OASYS, Inc. Lonnie & Helen McMillian Bill & Josie O'Meara Robert & Mary Lou McNabb The Orthopaedic Center The PNC Financial Services Group The Propst Foundation

Raytheon Calame & Dianne Sammons Schoel Engineering Huntsville Servis1st Bank Bill & Donna Shergy Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust Al & Kathy Sullivan Synovus Jean Wessel Templeton Tennessee Valley Authority Bernhard & Ilse Tessmann Vertiv Co Walmart Wells Fargo Bank Wild Birds Unlimited John B. Winch

La Branche (Branch) $25,000 - $49,999 CUMULATIVE LIFETIME GIVING Aerojet Rocketdyne Aetos Systems, Inc. Alabama Bureau of Tourism & Travel AmSouth Bank Steve Anthony & Saralyn Dwyer Avion Solutions, Inc. BAE Systems Shared Services, Inc. BBVA Compass Bank BDM Federal, Inc. Belk, Inc. Bennett Nurseries Philip & Betty Bentley Botanical Garden Iris Society Bradley Buffalo Rock Company CALIBRE Mike & Lynn Carden Center for Sight, PC Cepeda Systems & Software Analysis Champion Windows & Home Exteriors of Huntsville Chick-fil-A Robert & Carol Churchill Wes & Frances Clayton Ron & Alice Clements DaimlerChrysler Roy & Sue Day Jerry & Edna Deener DESE Research, Inc. Philip & Kathleen Dotts Lu Downey Estate of Margaret P. Peabody

Fountain Parker Harbarger & Associates, Inc. Gothic Guild Thomas & Susan Griffith Thomas & Dale Griggs Walt & Marilyn Grundy William & Kathy Gurley Jean Hairston Robert & Shirley Hale John & Kimberly Hartley Barney & Patricia Heyward Twickenham Advisors Huntsville Fern Society Huntsville Twickenham Rose Society IBM Harvie & Marilyn Jones Ray & Libby Jones Keel Point Steve & Cheryl Kennamer Fred & Alice Lanier Byrd & Rosemary Latham Jack & Jean Lee Peter & Betsy Lowe Bob & Cindi Ludwig McCurdy Animal Hospital Mercedes-Benz of Huntsville Michael & Jana Moody Michael & Elizabeth Morard John Mullins Loch & Freya Neely Jay & Linda Newkirk Nichols Research Corporation North Alabama Daylily Society OASYS, Inc. Charles & Marcia Overstreet Molly Payne Jerre & Jean Penney Red Wing Shoe Store Joe & Lana Ritch Rootmaker Products Company Russ Russell Commercial Real Estate S3, Inc. Warren Schoenknecht Marshall & Lucinda Schreeder SCI Systems Science & Engineering Services, LLC Servis1st Bank Larry & Rebecca Smith Richard G. Smith John & Flo Stallworth Tim & Paula Steigerwald Jim & Carol Tevepaugh Bridgett Thornton Richard & Brenda Titus

Jack & Irma Tuder Turner Construction Company United Launch Alliance Frank VanLandingham Venturi, Inc. WaveLink, Inc. Kevin & Lori Webber Louis & Beverly Weiner Robert & Marilyn Whiteford Wildflower Society & Friends Woody Anderson Ford WOW!

La Tronc (Trunk) $10,000 - $24,999 GIVEN IN TEN-YEAR PERIOD Accurate Machine & Tool Corporation AECOM Alabama Climate Control Alabama Colon & Gastro, PC Alabama Strong James & Mary Lib Apple AVISTA Strategies, Inc. Eleanor S. Baker BancorpSouth, Inc. Jason & April Banks Bankston Motor Homes, Inc. Barrios Technology Floyd & Kaye Belrose Joseph & Helen Bergantz Jay & Penny Billings Fred & Jo Ann Braam Jim & Terry Bradford The Broadway Group Brodowski, McCurry, Maynor & Miller David & Janet Brown Sandra & Martha Cepeda Cimarron Composites Lynn Collyar & Sarah Green Philip & Alison Crosby Mark & Cynthia Curran Dental Professionals on Whitesburg Doris Burwell Foundation Edward Jones Edward Jones - Andy Johnson Edwards Design & Fabrication Estate of Nell Bragg Kyle & Luciana Findlay First Bank Mortgage Partners Google Fiber John & Rajean Gully Happy Tails Ranch

George & Peg Heeschen Hill Technical Solutions, Inc. Bob & Sandy Hovde Huntsville Ballet Company Huntsville Hospital Spine & Neuro Center InfoPro Corporation Inline Electric Supply Company, Inc. Intrepid Intuitive Research & Technology Corporation Robert & Margaret Jackson Richard & Joan Jones Andrew & Sarah Lauren Kattos Landers McLarty Chrysler Jeep Dodge David & Melanie Langford Lanier Ford Robert & Julie Lockwood Loewen Windows LogiCore Corporation Madison Dermatology Massage Envy Matheny Goldmon Architects + Interiors Dene Mathews H. Wayne & Ann McDonald Meyer & Lee Fine Jewelry Judi Moon MTSI - Modern Technology Solutions Al & Lorraine Mullin Mike Murdock & Anne Tinker National Technical Systems, Inc. John & Martha Nelson Nesin Therapy Services, PC Network Services & Support, Inc. New York Life – Shane Stromei nLogic, LLC Northrop Grumman Corporation PeopleTec, Inc. Polaris Industries Port of Huntsville-Huntsville International Airport J.N. Pritzker Progress Bank Rain Bird Corporation Remington Outdoor Company RJYoung RockWood Studios, LLC Samples Properties Sara Baker Foundation, Inc. Sentar, Inc. Sigmatech, Inc. SportsMED Orthopaedic Specialists State of Alabama Jay & Elaine Stowe

StrataG Solutions, Inc. Bill & Susan Sullins Norm & Kathi Tew Thompson Gray, Inc. George Thurlow Ken & Ann Tippie Richard & Nancy Van Valkenburgh Rosa Belle Van Valkenburgh Estate Van Valkenburgh & Wilkinson Realtors Mack & Margaret Vann Vulcan Materials Company Kathleen Waite Willbrook Solutions, Inc. Wendy Wilson & Curt Benzle Wilson Garage Door Company of Huntsville, Inc. Wiregrass Construction Company, Inc. Samuel & Angie Yeager Keith & Stephanie Young Yulista Aviation Yulista Holding, LLC

La Racine (Root) $5,000 - $9,999 GIVEN IN FIVE-YEAR PERIOD a.i. solutions Sudha & Anusha Alapati Michael & Karen Alvarez Leigh Ann Aparicio David & Jennifer Bier Bill Penney Toyota Shirley Brown Merv & Carmie Budge Harold & Ann Carey The Community Foundation Conditioned Air Solutions COPT Davidson Technologies DePriest Robbins Environmental Systems Corporation Bradley & Mollie Garland Steve & Kathy Gilder John & Patti Gipson Graham & Company Patricia Hair Hammer & Stain George Hanna Huntsville/Madison Co. Convention & Visitors Bureau i3, Inc. George & Margaret Jones Claude & Marta Kinzer

Sandy & Melissa Kirkindall LSINC, Inc. Manufacturing Technical Solutions, Inc. Bill & Anna McDowell The Miller Estate Leonard & Ila Mitchum Everett & Dev Mosley Anthony & Gail Orme Joel and Amber Palmer Barbara Paul & Tom Hickerson Penta Research, Inc. Bennett Perritt Bill & Marilyn Phillips Project XYZ Radiance Technologies, Inc. Joel & Tammy Rex Rodney & Beth Richardson RUAG Space USA Saxton Living Trust Charlie & Sasha Sealy David & Beth Sippel Smarter Every Day Jennifer Stephens Chris Stuhlinger Summit 7 Systems Summit Aviation, Inc. System Dynamics International, Inc. Verity Integrated Systems David & Sue Ziegler

La Graine (Seed) $1,000 - $4,999 GIVEN IN LAST FISCAL YEAR Across the Pond, Inc. Bailey Cove Eye Care, PC Jack & Saundra Bailey Morton Banks Best Care Home Services Blue Origin Boneal Aerospace, Inc. John Briggs Scott Brown & Kristina Kirby-Brown Matt & Katie Caldwell Carpet One Bill & Wanda Carswell Carl & Marianne Case Craig Cox & Christie Wilson Jim Davis Dennen IP Law, LLC Jane, Lydia & Nina Diamantis Domino’s Pizza, One Group, LLC Eager Beaver Tree Service

Ellen P. Flaherty Wilma Frazier Owen & Eve Garriott Tom Gilbert Greenwyche Garden Club Clark & Rosanne Gwathney Jeff & Nancy Haars Hesterman Dermatology Jeffery Huntley The Orion Ampitheater Suzanne Hutto Invariant Corporation IV Lounge & QC Urgent Care Wes & Sundown Kelley Rebecca Krueger Tommy & P.J. Knight Stephen Letourneau & Vickie Goodness Longview Financial Advisors, Inc. Donie Neal Martin Tony Miller MJG Solutions Brianne Moss Mr. Electric Ray & Carolyn Mulcahy NeXolve Noetic Strategies Northwestern Mutual Olivia Kirkland, RE/MAX Unlimited Orvis Tony & Terri Osani Osborne’s Jewelers Outpatient Diagnostic Center Larry Paulger Personal Couture Boutique Trey & Spring Plant Bradley & Lindsay Rice Anne Robinson James P. Ryan Jeremy & DeAnna Scott Jeff & Cecilia Showalter Signalink Silver Linings Neurodevelopment Rosalie Smith John & Wendy Stephenson Strategic Defense Solutions, LLC Sweet Pineapple Viva Health, Inc. Jeff & Susan Wagner Patricia Wertz Joshua & Ashley White Jennifer Wu & Chris Sanders Mark & Lisa Yokley