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FALL 2017

Green Bay Botanical Garden is a 100% community supported non-profit that connects people with plants in an environment that engages, inspires and refreshes.

Explore the Garden this Fall! Review our Annual Report Engage in Programs & Events Discover Breathtaking Fall Colors ...and More!


2016 - 2017 Annual Report to the Community

Jonie L. Paye, Board Chair

to upgrade our technology to meet the growing needs of our members, donors and visitors; and with improved guest tracking, we can show that we are adding an additional $6 million to our local economy.

From our Board Chair

Our extraordinary and growing garden has experienced a wonderful year.

On behalf of our entire Garden family, I want to thank our staff, volunteers, members, donors and our Board of Directors for your contribution of time, talent and resources, making our Garden rich with amazing beauty. I am grateful to everyone who helps to provide a Garden for all seasons and one that continues to inspire and refresh all who come.

Last year, we announced our goal to launch the Perennial Performance Campaign for a Grand Garden & Amphitheater. This year, I am pleased to report that we are close to our financial goal and will be celebrating the grand opening September 7-9 with a series of events for our Garden family to enjoy. The Garden’s finances are in solid shape as we strive to be faithful stewards of every dollar that is received. With the success of the recent Capital Campaign, we will be adding an additional $1 million plus to our endowment fund, ensuring a sustainable future. Our educational outreach program continues to expand to more area grade schools and after-care programs, teaching hundreds of youth about the world of horticulture.

Nominations Due for Board Term starting November 1

Our participation in plant trials continues to expand and our contribution to the research and introduction of new annuals and perennials is significant, even on an international scale.

The Garden has a few open seats for three-year terms to the Board of Directors, starting November 1. The Governance Committee, chaired by Julia Johnson, is seeking candidates with experience in promotions management, entertainment, fund development and marketing. If you are interested, applications are due by August 26.

Visitation and membership remain strong with over 125,000 visitors in our fiscal year 2017 and nearly 3,000 members. We’ve continued

For a copy of the nomination form, contact Executive Director, Susan Garot, at 920.491.3691 ext. 102 or

For All People, At All Times

Youth & Family Education



+ People

visited on FREE Free Wednesday DAYS Discovery Stations


including tours, Discovery Station & other programs

530 Volunteers + 12,843 Hours = 6 FULL TIME STAFF


Volunteers Donated


hours each

Benefitted by the Garden donating tickets and memberships to help them:

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200+ Non-Profits


Permanent Plants

Species/ Cultivars


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largest level growth: over FY16 UPPER LEVEL MEMBERS

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Plants! 47,639 3,625 275,000+ We now have in our collection:

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generous donors


Permanent Plant Labels

10,000+ Annuals

Garden Opportunities New Sponsorship Opportunity Connect to Wisconsin & Beyond Summer of 2018 will be built on fun as Nature Connects®: Art with LEGO® Bricks by Sean Kenney debuts at the Garden. The exhibit will run May 25 – August 19, 2018. Green Bay Botanical Garden is the first and only venue in Wisconsin to host this internationally traveling exhibit!

presented by

Be part of this unforgettable and unique experience that will inspire creativity and provide wholesome entertainment for the entire family. The exhibit is estimated to draw thousands of new visitors of all ages. Sponsorship opportunities are available from $2,500 to $10,000 with an exciting array of marketing and recognition along with a full spectrum of unique benefits for you, your company and employees to enjoy! Reach your target audience, build brand loyalty and visibility while demonstrating your community support.

Art by Sean Kenney

For more information, contact Director of Development, Cindy Berton, at 920.491.3691 ext. 104, or visit to learn more about available opportunities.

Fan Photos

Green Bay Botanical Garden’s social media fans share photos of their incredible adventures at the Garden year-round. Here are some of our favorites from Summer 2017. Share your photos of the Garden on social media with the hashtag #GBBGAdventure and they may end up in our next newsletter! katemccgb

@GreenBayBotanicalGarden @GBBotanicalGarden @GBBotGarden


gubbie.scliff pauldmankephotography Erika Krause Photography karen.annphotography


Jess Krcmar Photography

FORK Garden Clippings Give the Gift of the Garden

Special Events

Looking for that perfect gift for your family or friends? Your loved ones can enjoy the Garden’s beauty year-round with the gift of membership, starting at just $40. Among many fantastic benefits, save big with a discount on admission at WPS Garden of Lights and receive free admission at our new exhibit, Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks, coming in May 2018!

Friday, September 8

For more information, visit or contact Membership & Volunteer Manager, Anne Basten, at 920.491.3691 ext. 105 or

Saturday, September 9

Reciprocal Admission Program

American Horticultural Society Reciprocal Admission Program booklets are available in our WPS Trellis Gift Shop for $4 (members receive a 10% discount). Use this handy reference guide while traveling to identify the benefits of visiting other gardens as a perk of your membership. Pick up yours today!

Visit for details.


Celebrate with us as we commemorate the anniversary of opening the Garden doors to our community! See the new Grand Garden, view the works of many artists, shop plant sales and explore displays by local garden groups – over 35 vendors. Children of all ages will enjoy family activities, including wagon rides and Face Painting by Lori. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Free shuttle bus from NWTC Lot G. Visit for details.

Attention Snowbirds

Planning to migrate to warmer climates this winter? Help us help you! Consider renewing your membership before you leave so you can take advantage of one of our most popular benefits – reciprocal admission to nearly 300 gardens nationwide. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Desert Botanical Garden in Arizona or take a “walk on the wild side” at the South Texas Botanical Gardens. In addition, renewing early will help to avoid address forwarding delays and your original renewal date will remain the same. You can renew a variety of ways: • Online at • By phone at 920.490.9457


Savor an elegant six-course meal in the new Grand Garden, prepared by Chef JR of Chives featuring locally grown produce and farm fresh ingredients. This intimate evening will be accompanied by wines paired with each course and live music by Northwinds Quintet featuring members of the Civic Symphony. Reservations required.

• By mail • In person

Avian Abodes

The WPS Trellis Gift Shop has such talented supporters! Longtime member Doug Hartman makes these one-of-a-kind birdhouses. Each house is made from reclaimed items, giving it a special story and bringing back memories of years past. They are great outdoors or as an accent in your house!

Thank you to our Sponsors: Lead Sponsor

In-kind Sponsor

Supporting Sponsors

Patron Sponsor

Colorblends Wholesale Flower Bulbs

Saturday, September 9

Enjoy a cozy, fall evening outside in the new Grand Garden surrounded by the glow of enchanting bonfires. Sip the best samplings from local breweries before devouring delicious food from local restaurants (food available for purchase). The evening will be full of entertainment featuring live music from Midwest Dueling Pianos. It is sure to be a night to remember! Visit for tickets and details.

THA N Kto Your OU TO OUR SPONSORS: Thank you Sponsors: Lead Sponsor

Sustaining Sponsors

Supporting Sponsors

Michael Raymaker


Calendar Highlights Members Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays November 24 - December 23 Additional Dates: December 26 - 30

Experience the magic of WPS Garden of Lights in the new Grand Garden, encompassed by more than 250,000 twinkling lights and create extraordinary holiday memories with your loved ones. Discover a spectacular array of botanical-themed light displays, featuring an enchanted icicle forest, glistening flowers, a dazzling 60-foot walk-through caterpillar and so much more. Enjoy this winter landscape by foot or take a horse-drawn wagon ride. Indulge in a tasty treat or beverage from the Winterberry Café, shop for gifts in the WPS Trellis Gift Shop, visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus, see the model train exhibit by the G-Gagers and warm up by the campfire! What’s new this year? Stay tuned for the unveiling of 2017’s new light feature and event layout just before Thanksgiving! Visit for details.

Make Your Holiday Event Glow

Looking for an unforgettable venue to hold your holiday event? Book your event at the Garden during WPS Garden of Lights! Exceed your guests’ expectations as they explore our amazing display in conjunction with your private event. Rental space is anticipated to sell out for this one-of-a-kind experience; make sure to book early!

Group Discounted Rates

Reduced-rate tickets are available for WPS Garden of Lights for groups of 25 or more. Take advantage of this special offer for employees, colleagues, clients, extended family or birthday parties. To book your event, purchase tickets or learn more, contact Sales & Rental Coordinator, Amber Crisp, at 920.491.3691 ext. 113 or

See calendar for details on dates, times & prices.

Members Only Tours

Step behind the scenes as you explore the Garden with our staff. Reservations required for all tours.

Annual Report to Our Community

This meeting will feature a continental breakfast, a brief highlight of the past year’s accomplishments and election of new directors. Reservations required. All are welcome. Invitation to follow. To attend a tour or the Report to Our Community event, RSVP to Membership & Volunteer Manager, Anne Basten, at 920.491.3691 ext. 105 or

Volunteers Special Event Volunteers Needed

Every successful event at the Garden depends on the time and talents of willing volunteers. This fall, volunteer for Fall Family Art Festival, Brews, Bistros & Bonfires and WPS Garden of Lights.

Weed & Feed

Work side-by-side with staff as they guide you through the tasks for the evening and then enjoy a delicious meal provided by the Garden.

Volunteer Potluck

More than 500 generous individuals and groups offer their time and talents to the Garden to create a venue to relax, create and celebrate the community in which we live. In gratitude, our active volunteers are invited to join us for our Annual Volunteer Potluck. Reservations required. By invitation only. To volunteer for a special event, Weed & Feed or learn more about the Volunteer Potluck, contact Membership & Volunteer Manager, Anne Basten, at 920.491.3691 ext. 105 or

Adult & Family Education

Throughout the fall, the Garden offers programs for adults, youth and families. These programs include:

Adult Programs

Evening programs including lectures, tours and workshops related to gardening, cooking, crafting and more.

Family Programs

Hands-on family workshops, nature hikes, Garden Sprouts Preschool Program and more. Days and times vary so there is something for everyone!


Fall Calendar

September - November 2017 W = Workshop L = Lecture YF = Youth & Family M = Members Only V = Volunteer Event R = Registration Required

September __ Wednesday, September 6 Put Your Garden to Bed (L/R) | 6–8 pm Lisa Stubbe, Landscape Artisans $5/GBBG Member; $7/Non-Member Friday, September 8 Field to Fork (R) | 5–8 pm $175/GBBG Member & Non-Member Only 30 tickets available! Saturday, September 9 Fall Family Art Festival 9 am–4 pm | Free Admission

Pull Out this Calendar Insert Descriptions & details can be found at Tuesday, September 12 Writing for Health; Inspired by the Garden (W/R) | 9:30–11:30 am Barbara Lawrence, Healthy Living Consultant $12/GBBG Member; $15/Non-Member Members Only Tour: Grand Garden Plantings (M/R) | 5–6:30 pm Mark Konlock, Director of Horticulture Free/GBBG Member Wednesday, September 13 Weed & Feed (V/R) | 5–8 pm

Brews, Bistros & Bonfires 6–9 pm In Advance: $15/GBBG Member; $20/Non-Member At the door (if available): $25/GBBG Member & Non-Member Sunday, September 10 Grandparents Day 9 am–6 pm Free admission for grandparents. ©

Monday, September 11 Family Nature Nights: Alien Invaders (YF/R) | 5:30–6:30 pm GBBG Education Staff FREE/GBBG Member Family; $5/Non-Member Family

Thursday, September 21 Essential Oils for a Healthy Lifestyle (L/R) | 6–7:30 pm Kristin Dewane, Young Living™ $5/GBBG Member; $7/Non-Member Tuesday, September 26 Mushrooms & Vegetables, Better Together (W/R) | 5:30–7:30 pm Lindsey Bender, Field & Forest Products $22/GBBG Member; $26/Non-Member

October ___ Friday, September 15 Garden Sprouts: Home Sweet Tree (YF/R) | 10–11:30 am Amy Kopp, GBBG Education Docent Price per one adult, one child ages 3-5. Additional children half price. $8/GBBG Member; $13/Non-Member Tuesday, September 19 Glass Fusing (W/R) | 6–7:30 pm Angie Kusek-Schubert, Ginger Birch $25/GBBG Member; $30/Non-Member

Monday, October 2 Family Nature Night: Soil Stories (YF/R) | 5:30–6:30 pm GBBG Education Staff FREE/GBBG Member Family; $5/Non-Member Family

Wednesdays, October 4, 11, 18, 25 Fall Softly, Recover Quickly (W/R) | 3–4 pm Gail Wood, Certified Anat Baniel Method® NeuroMovement® Practitioner Four-week series: $60/GBBG Member; $70/Non-Member

Thursday, October 5 Composting 101 (L/R) | 6–7:30 pm Dan Mitchell, Shirley TriestRobertson & Linda Gustke, N.E.W. Master Gardener Volunteers $5/GBBG Member & Non-Member Presented in partnership with UW-Extension and N.E.W. Master Gardener Association Tuesday, October 10 Henna Body Art (W/R)|6–8 pm Amy Wilde, Castle Art & Import LLC $25/GBBG Member; $30/Non-Member Wednesday, October 11 Session 2 of 4: Fall Softly, Recover Quickly 3–4 pm Friday, October 13 Garden Sprouts: Fabulous Fall (YF/R) | 10–11:30 am Amy Kopp, GBBG Education Docent Price per one adult, one child ages 3–5. Additional children half price. $8/GBBG Member; $13/Non-Member Tuesday, October 17 Members Only Tour: Woodland Garden & Memorial Grove (M/R) |4:30–6 pm Mark Konlock, Director of Horticulture Free/GBBG Member Wednesday, October 18 Session 3 of 4: Fall Softly, Recover Quickly 3–4 pm

Fall Calendar

September - November 2017 Thursday, October 19 Buckthorn Removal (L/R) | 6–7:30 pm Kevin Hendricksen, Brown County Extension Invasive Species Coordinator $5/GBBG Member & Non-Member Presented in partnership with UW-Extension and N.E.W. Master Gardener Association Wednesday, October 25 Session 4 of 4: Fall Softly, Recover Quickly 3–4 pm Halloween Tea Party (YF/R) | 6–8 pm N.E.W Unit of the Herb Society of America Price per one adult, one child ages 5-10. Additional children half price. $25/GBBG Member & Non-Member Thursday, October 26 Report to Our Community (R) | 7–8:30 am $5/GBBG Member & Non-Member

Thursday, November 9 Volunteer Appreciation Potluck (V/R) | 5–8 pm Free/GBBG Volunteers By invitation only. Register by November 3.


November __ Wednesday, November 1 Sunset Photography (W/R) | 4:30–6:30 pm Marc Amenson, Amenson Studio $16/GBBG Member; $20/Non-Member Monday, November 6 Members Only Tour: Behind the Scenes at WPS Garden of Lights (M/R) |4–5:30 pm Dave Barkow, Garden/Facility Supervisor Free/GBBG Member

Group discounts for 25+ available. Walking Tour $9/Adults (13 & up) $5/Children (3–12) Free/Children (2 & under) Tuesday, November 14 Painted Holiday Ornaments (W/R) | 6–8 pm Lori Vandenberg, GBBG Graphic Designer, Face Painter & Fine Artist $25/GBBG Member; $30/Non-Member

Tuesday, November 7 Family Nature Night: The Garden After Dark (YF/R) | 5:30–6:30 pm GBBG Education Staff Free/GBBG Member Family; $5/Non-Member Family Repurpose Vintage Dishware Into a Fairy Garden (W/R) | 6–8pm Cindi LeRoy, Creative Recycling Artist $20/GBBG Member; $24/Non-Member Monday, October 30 Harvest High Tea (W/R) | 6–8 pm N.E.W. Unit of the Herb Society of America $18/GBBG Member; $22/Non-Member

Wednesday, November 8 Cook with Me: Healthy Holiday Treats (W/R) | 6–7:30 pm Linda Gustke, GBBG Education Manager $12/GBBG Member; $15/Non-Member

WPS Garden of Lights 5–9 pm Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays November 24 | Family Night: Kids FREE with one paid adult admission November 25 & 26 December 1–3 December 8–10 December 15–17 December 22–23 Closed December 24 & 25 Tuesday–Saturday December 26–30

Horse-Drawn Wagon Tour* $14/Adults (13 & up) $10/Children (3–12) Free/Children (2 & under) GBBG Member Pricing Every Sunday: Walking Tour $3/GBBG Member Horse-Drawn Wagon Tour* $7/GBBG Member *Horse-Drawn Wagon Tour includes Walking Tour.

Friday, November 17 Garden Sprouts: Migration Mania (YF/R) | 10–11:30 am Amy Kopp, GBBG Education Docent Price per one adult, one child ages 3–5. Additional children half price. $8/GBBG Member; $13/Non-Member ©

Members, Donors & Friends (May 1, 2016 - April 30, 2017)

Garden Supporters

Our sincere thanks to the following individuals, foundations and businesses who provided support to the Garden. Distinguished ($50,000+) Byron L. Walter Family Trust Patricia Schneider Builder ($10,000+) Gene & Betty Arendt Georgia-Pacific Corporation Planter ($5,000+) Associated Bank Bleser Family Foundation, Inc. Darcey Magnuson N.E.W. Charitable Trust of Tom Bartelt Raphael J. Parins Bill & Barb Wangerin Sower ($1,000+) Charles & Maureen Ackerman David & Betty Berndt Cynthia L. Berton Kaz & Bruce Bressler Darlene Charneski Conlon Charitable Trust Bernie & Alyce Dahlin Wendell & Shanna Ellsworth Gail Fischer Maggie Ford Susan Garot Gail Gassen Green Bay Preble Optimist Foundation, Inc. Doug & Kathy Hartman Nancy Herman Ann Krawczyk Karen Krueger Land O’Lakes Foundation Bill & Pat Larsen Robert J. Lenz Tom & Carol Mertens Dr. John & Joan Mills Ivy Nelson Dr. Dale Nixon Judith Parrish Mary Kay Paulson Lyle & Jonie Paye Robert & Susan Recker Robert & Nancy Richards June Robinson Robert & Glenna Scaife Karl & Karen Schmidt Schreiber Kelly & Robert A. Servais Dr. William & Marilyn Swanson Susan Touscany Jim & Dixie Tubbs UnitedHealth Group Employee Giving Programs Benefactor ($500+) Bellin Health Connie Broskovetz Greg & Diane Conway John & Elizabeth Danner CLM Family Fund

Lise Gammeltoft Green & Gold Hosta Society Green Bay Packers Joyce O. Hannemann Paul & Ann Hartman Paul & Donna Janquart Robert & Lori Janssen Lois Kania Nancy Kwaterski Lemmers Family Irrevocable Trust Maureen Liebergen-Schmidt Dorothy Luecke Iris Metoxen Judy K. Nagel N.E.W. Rose Society Michael & Jessie Raymaker Candace & Thomas Roberts Mike & Jeanne Salvo Paul & Brenda Schneider David & Janice Schonke Ray Suennen Dr. Jack & Margie Swelstad John & Deborah Ulrich Tim & Terri Verhasselt Patrick Verheyden & Rebecca Lewis-Verheyden Char Waldschmidt Wisconsin Public Service Foundation The Doris Ziesemer Trust Sponsor ($250+) Alpha Delights Carol Ariens Charles & Stephanie Baer Paul & Barbara Biebel John & Gisela Brogan Brusky Family Fund within the Raymond James Charitable Endowment Fund Mary Cucullu Carol R. De Groot Susan Tran DeGrand Tim & Jill Dougherty Jim & Ellen Forbeck Lee & Louise Hansen Gordon Haugan & Mary Meyer Sandra & Jahn Headington Nancy & Bill Jones Judy Keneklis Bruce & Rita Kilmer Jane Klozotzky Mark A. Konlock Marvin & Marian Kovach Ed & Mary Ellen Meyer Gary & Joanne Moder John & Marianne Oates Elizabeth Obenberger Steve & Mary Pott Patrick & Tamra Ryan Donald & Jennifer Ann Sipes Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross Michael & Sue Smullen Bruce & Jane Stoehr Margaret Stone & Dick Conrad Thrivent Financial Foundation

Kristin Van Drisse Ron & Mary Van Dyck C. J. & Kathleen Van Sistine Miss Pat Vanden Avond Thomas & Janet Wanamaker Candoce & Christy Ziegelbauer Patron ($100+) Dan Allard Larry & Nancy Armstrong Gary & Bridget Austin Daniel & Margie Baker Anne Basten Thomas & Vonnie Baye Richard Bickel Dan & Cathy Bittner Dick & Karen Blahnik Pat Boerschinger Daniel & Penny Bollom Patricia & Jeffrey Borchardt Dr. Mary E. Bowden Ernesto & Connie Brauer Dave & Marge Bultman Marie Bultman Gayle & Evan Byrne Sigrid Campbell Dennis Cass & Elizabeth Barrere Joseph & Lauri Cullen Dale & Mary Davis Denk Financial, Inc. Alicia Derrah Mary DeWan Susan DeWitt Davie Tom Dorner William & Patricia Doyle Ginnie Erdmann Tom & Renee Erickson Essco Incorporated Feinberg, Mindel, Brandt & Klein, LLP Judy & Dave Felton Richard & Patricia Filzen Edward Kralovec & Susan Finco Alan & Cindy Finesilver Ken & Paula Fleurant Pat & Diane Ford Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity Sherry Fuller Joanne Gardner John & Lois Gracyalny Hayden Groy Carole Gruesen Eric & Linda Gustke Gilbert & Shirley Hannon Fund, a fund of the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation The Jon & Peg Giving Fund, a fund of the National Christian Foundation Wisconsin Laurie Hartig Kelly Hartl Chuck & Judy Hastert Louis & Mary Jean Hefle Richard & Helen Herlache James & Audrey Hickey

Jeff & Patti Magee Hitzler Steve & Annie Hogler M. Lorna Hotz Joan Huntoon Rita Huth John & Catherine Jacobs Rita Jarvis Pete & Julia Johnson Robert & Barb Joswick Allan & Darleen Kimber Kenneth Klemm & Sandra Perillo Family Fund Andrew & Carol Komin Dale Krans La Java A Roasting House Allen & Elaine Lamers Laurie Sales Venture Foundation Jim & Anita LeClair Pamela Lohse Tom & Sandra Lother Rolf & Ann Lulloff Thomas Lyden Harry & Marian Maier Irene Mayer Sotie McCartney Michael & Jennifer Meredith Betsy Mitchell & Joe Smith Wayne & Barbara Mohr Susan Molenaar Dr. Laura Nelson & James LaFond N.E.W. Orchid Society N.E.W. Unit of The Herb Society of America Phyllis Nocenti Rick & Barbara Nuetzel Dr. & Mrs. Michael J. O’Neill Kathleen Oryall & Mary Vandermause Fred & Jeanne Parish Bill & Sally Peck Sally Pellegrino Glenna-Jo Petersen Suzy Pfeifer Tom & Jane Pick Sarah Pingel Karen A. Ploof Jean & George Pokorny Norbert & Ann Poupore Sylvia Pratt Cathy Putman Dick & Rosemary Rankin Carol Ray Lenora Rosera-Kane & Jerry Kane Sue Roulette Kathy Saladin Jim & Ginny Schultz Linda Schwallie Dennis & Nancy Schwenke Dona Schwichtenberg Beth Seymour Catherine Small Glenn & Kathy Spevacek Mark Sprague & Virginia Riggs Ron & Sandy Starkey Angie Steffens Les & Dar Stumpf Maury & Ann Sullivan

Carol Jean Temp Gerry Tepp Carrie Thoms Betty Tilton Ms. Ann Tippy Jean Watson Tom & Barbara Wentzel C. Dwayne & Nancy Whitfield Marsha Wiltzius John & Erleen Zellner Roger & Suzanne Ziemer James F. Zink Sustaining ($50+) While we are extremely appreciative of all our donors and wish we could list everyone, space constraints do not allow this. Please accept our sincere gratitude.

Memorial Gifts

The following individuals were remembered with a gift to Green Bay Botanical Garden. Barbara A. Andersen Ken & Marcy Baumgart Hope Baumgarten Karen Bickel Klaus Rachel Bramschreiber Don Broskovetz Floyd & Mickey Byrd Joyce DeGroot Patrick Driscoll Joyce George Mary Eisenreich Gillis Diane Grunwaldt Sunny Heesun Teague Kristine Ann Janson-Farley Rita Jarvis Ray “Skeeter” Klass Barbara Korotev Irene “Billie” Kress Germaine Lambert Barbara Langdon Viola Lemmers Thomas L. Luecke Jack & Irene McCarron Jeffrey F. Metoxen Debra N. Mielke Joanne Moder Robert J. Mongin Don Nighorn Meg Olejniczak Elaine Oryall Kate Page Glenna & Raphael Parins Sandy Pauley Rosemary Pech Bobbie Porier Jessie Raymaker Bob Ronsman Bob Ropson Marie E. Rutten Delores Seymour Jerry Soellner Edith L. Spielbauer Ray Tanis John Trantow

Members, Donors & Friends (May 1, 2016 - April 30, 2017)

Mabel E. & George M. Trierweiler Florence R. Trousil Kristine Trudell Bauer Yvonne Vaillant Rita Vincent Charles Voskamp Dr. William M. Wanamaker Mary Ann Wenzel Jon R. Willard Marsha Wiltzius Marge Wippich

Honoraria Gifts

The following were honored with a gift to Green Bay Botanical Garden. Barbara Brown Loretta Dorner Geoff & Mollie Faulkner Cecilia & Maggie Jandric Barbara Korotev Michael & Jessie Raymaker Russell & Beverly Schirmer Jim & Dixie Tubbs Zachary, Nelson & Calder

Special Event Sponsors & Corporate Partner Members

Our sincere thanks to the following businesses, foundations and individuals who provided support to the Garden. Platinum ($10,000+) Sanimax BMO Harris Bank Nicolet National Bank Sanimax Wisconsin Public Service Corporation Gold ($5,000+) Ariens Company IBEW Local #158 Les Stumpf Ford Schneider Vande Hey Company, Inc. Silver ($2,500+) DeLeers Construction, Inc. Fiskars Lizer Landscape & Nursery Mayflower Greenhouse Meissner Landscape, Inc. Oneida Nation Rasmussen College, Inc. Schroeder’s Flowers Members ($250+) Ademino & Associates Inc. Alpha Delights Amenson Studio Aon Risk Solutions Applied Flooring Solutions Bay Towel Biebel’s Catering & Rental

Brett Favre’s Steakhouse Caylor Photography Cellcom Chefusion Eclectic Cuisine Cliff Wall Subaru Mazda Mitsubishi Cody L33 Photography Colorblends Wholesale Flower Bulbs De la Teja Studio Elite Music Service Festival Foods Fox Communities Credit Union Gerczak’s Liquor & Beverage Catering Ginger Birch Floral & Events Green Bay Exposition Services, Inc Hawkins Ash, CPA’s Heartland Business Systems, LLC Heid Music Hyatt Regency Green Bay Johnson Bank Josephine’s Pizza & Pastaria JW Jung Seed Company KinderCare KLEM Studios La Java A Roasting House Landscape Associates Main Street Health Insurance by Butler & Co. Margarita’s Famous Mexican Food & Cantina Memorable Music Ensembles MetroPCS Wireless Midwest Dental Mustard Seed Cafe/The Private Chef Not By Bread Alone Odyssey Tours ONE Law Group, S.C. Painting Pals LLC Petal Pusher Pomp’s Tire Service Prevea Renard Country Elegance, Inc. Renard’s Cheese Sash & Bow Schenck Shaunae Teske Photography The Cupcake Couture The Marq Banquets & Catering The Runaway Spoon Triangle Distributing Co. Inc. Tundra Lodge Resort, Waterpark & Conference Center Van Abel’s of Hollandtown WealthPlan LLC Wisconsin Public Radio WLUK Sinclair Broadcast Group Individuals Couples Bridge Marathon Rawson & Mary Price Michael & Jessie Raymaker Mary Zaborski-Merrill Lynch

Foundations Cornerstone Foundation of Northeastern Wisconsin, Inc. K.C. Stock Foundation The George Kress Foundation


We appreciate the support and dedication of all our members, but are especially grateful for those who provide added financial support at the following levels. The following members joined, renewed or upgraded their membership at these levels as of 6/29/17. Garden Visionary ($2,500) Bruce & Kaz Bressler Gail Fischer Doug & Kathy Hartman Megan Kress Grunwald Bill & Pat Larsen John & Joan Mills Rawson & Mary Price Paul & Carol Schierl Shirley A. Schmidt Mrs. Donald Schneider Bill & Barb Wangerin Garden Ambassador ($1,000) Mary Ann Delsipee Brian Dobbins & Anne Karjala-Dobbins Deb & Tim Freeman Herb & Gladys King James & Julie Kress Nancy Kwaterski Jim & Sandi LaLuzerne Sue Mullen Judith Parrish Mary Kay Paulson Mark & Patti Schick Les & Darlene Stumpf Garden Benefactor ($500) David & Ritalyn Arps Jules & Julie Blank Mike & Rocky Calawerts Gregg & Julie Cayce Karen Classon Diane Dei Rossi & James Hardy Thomas & Barbara Florack Lee & Louise Hansen Paul & Ann Hartman James Hinckley Rick & Amy Johnson Lois Kania Richard & Connie Kellogg Tom & Carol Mertens Cal O’Harrow Fred & Jeanne Parish Mike & Cheryl Roarty Patrick & Tamra Ryan Jim & Ginny Schultz Paul & Margaret Summerside Tim & Terri Verhasselt C. Dwayne & Nancy Whitfield

Garden Patron ($300) Lee & Kathy Anderson Gene & Betty Arendt Carol Ariens Gary & Bridget Austin Dale R. Bartel Cynthia L. Berton Rod Bohm & Kristin Van Drisse Andrew & Bridget Buckman Greg & Diane Conway David & Beverly Coppens Henry & Margaret Czachor Walter & Judy Dauska Christopher Del Moral-Niles & Ana Nguyen-Del Moral Dan Drella & Teri Kranz-Drella Erwin & Eunice Eickhoff Jim & Ellen Forbeck Lise Gammeltoft Susan Garot Robert & Bonnie Goelz John & Lois Gracyalny Kenneth & Jill Harr Robert & Carol Hausserman Wally & Cheryl Hecker James & Audrey Hickey Joseph & Carol Hooyman Don & Dianne Jaworski Nancy & Bill Jones John & Tracey Kluth Karen Kollmann Marvin & Marian Kovach Thomas & Wendy Larson Jim & Marty Liethen Michael & Gloria Morgan Ivy Nelson Dr. Laura Nelson & James LaFond Tony & Katie Pizzo Kathleen Ratteree & Paul Wochinske Michael Raymaker Dr. Lee & Barbara Richardson Thomas & Arita Robinson Mike & Jeanne Salvo Greg & Ann Santaga Rev. Dennis & Suzanne Schatt David & Janice Schonke Robert & Bonnie Schultz Dr. Darrell & Mary Jean Skarphol Guy & Karen Smith Michael & Sue Smullen Chris & Shann Stephani Dr. Jack & Margie Swelstad Carol Jean Temp Terri Trantow Dr. Jack & Pat Utrie Royce & Julie Vlasnik Megan Wheeler Candoce & Christy Ziegelbauer Donald & Donna Zunker Garden Angel ($150) Charles & Maureen Ackerman Andrew Ahl & Jackie Powell John & Eileen Allman Larry & Nancy Armstrong

Michael Baenen & Mary Mullins Richard & Susan Baranczyk Denise & Laurie Barnes Anne Basten Dick Baumgarten James Beard & Sandi Sell Tina Bechtel Bruce & Carol Bell Rick & Susie Beverstein Paul & Barbara Biebel Katie Bischoff & Mark Hetland J. Russell & Mary K. Bishop Leon & Karla Blair Pat & Mary Boeselager Sandra Bohman Mary Borley Linda Bornbach Sarah Bradford Dr. Edith Brandt & Dr. Scott Ruetten Ernesto & Connie Brauer Mike & Teresa Bray Nate Bremer Dave & Marge Bultman Eugene & Dolores Bunker Butch & Sandy Burdick Lacey Busse & Matt Larscheid Darlene & Richard Campbell Michael Cane & Toni Rozek Donald & Mary Carlson Margaret Carroll Roy & Joyce Cartwright Weston & Karen Carvenough Kris Casey Sue Cashman & William Martin Maxine Cayce-Cashman Craig & Pam Charlier Paul & Angela Chetcuti Bonnie Christensen Marty & Nancy Christensen Rebecca Chrones Phil & Laurey Clampitt Lynn Clark Bill & Julie Cole James & Susan Conrardy Timothy & Pamela Cooper Sharon Corso Penelope Croghan Michael & Margo Crook Linda Curl & Roger Huibregtse Wolfgang & Sue Dahnert Fred & Judy Darling Clarence & Laura Davister Jean DeBauche Judy Decker Dominic & Carlene Del Bianco James & Kris Demerath Dave & Donna Denil Kerry Destino William & Patricia Doyle Jan & Stephanie Duncan Midge Ebben Michael Ehlen Jim & Carolyn Eland Allan Olson & Mary Enright-Olson Ginnie Erdmann

Members, Donors & Friends (May 1, 2016 - April 30, 2017)

Kay Evans Joseph & Carol Faltynski Ken & Paula Fleurant Maggie Ford William & Sarah Freyman Mary Anne Froelich & Amelia Holman Dr. Greg Gardner & Dan Wood Shirley Garthwaite Greg Garwood & Kris Andersen Garwood Gary Gelb & Janet Lewellyn Ralph & Sandra Giessen Gwen Girard James J. Goodwin Mick & Jean Gotta Pat Grathen Russ & Carol Greenslade Sarah Gregory Greg Grewe & Debb Orr-Grewe Barbara Griffin Donald & Bethany Griffiths Hayden Groy Barnie Haen & Virginia Marcoe Michael & Anne Hale Joyce O. Hannemann Dennis & Joey Hansen Jim & Grace Harter Laurie Hartig Jeanne Hartling Chuck & Judy Hastert Gordon Haugan & Mary Meyer Louis & Mary Jean Hefle Doug & Barbara Henderson Curtis & Sue Hendrickson Jesse Henschel & Jackie Johnson Amiel & Sue Hepp Richard & Helen Herlache Allan & Lynn Herrman Jeff & Patti Magee Hitzler Joann T. Holderman Robert Hougard Frank & Janice Hutjens John & Catherine Jacobs Carolyn Jahns & Rod Kowalczyk

Robert & Lori Janssen Marianne Janssen Jim & Jane Jerzak Herman & Kathy Joas Darryl & Judy Johnson Janet Johnson Jesse Johnson Pete & Julia Johnson Sandra Johnson Ann Kapitz Mark & Julie Kasper Sally Killoran Bruce & Rita Kilmer Allan & Darleen Kimber Roger & Char Kizior Lawrence Klee Wayne & Jamie Knight Nancy Kohrman Patrick & Katie Koleske Kenneth & Cheryl Kollath Robert & Barbara Koller Bob & Ann Konlock Ervin & Kathryn Kufahl Deb Kuhn Jay & Lindi Kuritz Donald & Phyllis La Rock Susan Lambert-Tease & Ralph Tease Allen & Elaine Lamers Doug Landwehr & Nan Nelson Dennis & Karen Langenberg Bruce & Jan LaSota Jim & Anita LeClair John & Ronda Liebmann David & Rachel Lindenstruth Mike & Diane Lotto Debbie & Brook Luedtke Jim & Mickey Lunney John Lunney Dr. Timothy Maatman & Dr. Phyllis Schippers Julie Macier Harry & Marian Maier Ed & Rhonda Manning Elizabeth Markon Angie Mathias Gretchen Mattingly & Mike Winn Irene Mayer Austin & Susan McGuan

Jack & Engrid Meng Michael & Rosaleen Miskella Betsy Mitchell & Joe Smith Fred & Karen Moreaux Penelope Morgan Della & Roman Mudry Mike & Cheryl Murphy Judy K. Nagel Alan Nass Constant Nolan John & Barbara Nordstrom Mike & Julianne Novitski Rick & Barbara Nuetzel Christopher & Michelle Nyson John & Marianne Oates Elizabeth Obenberger Norman & Barbara Olsen Gerald & Pat Olson Ed & Kay Opichka David & Susan Pamperin Jon Parkhurst & Erica Rondestvedt Lyle & Jonie Paye Bill & Sally Peck Jon & Sheryl Pendleton Bonnie Petri Michael & Sandra Pineau Walley & Debra Pingel Pat Polfus & Tim Sheehan Kathleen Posluszny Steve & Mary Pott Laura Lee Prange & Neil Van Dyke Sylvia Pratt Eldon & Marilyn Raisanen Linda Raisanen Larry & Joy Rand Dick & Rosemary Rankin Carol Ray Lois Riemer Virginia Riggs & Mark Sprague Tim & Holly Roarty Brian & Patty Roberts Barbara Robinson Diana Rockhill Patrick & Stacie Rosera Ron & Katherine Rossow John Russo

Donald Salmon & Maria Zehren Ray Salter Judy Sarasin David & Kim Schanock Jim & Bette Schauer Timothy & Barbara Schmid Karl & Karen Schmidt Adrienne B. Schmitz Dr. William & Sandy Schneider Kevin & Anne Scholz James & Carol Schoshinski Bill & Connie Schuler Linda Schulze Dennis & Nancy Schwenke Kurt & Johanna Schwiesow Jim & Debbie Scray Therese Seaman Dan & Jane Seidl Dr. Robert & Kelly Servais Bruce R. & Patricia A. Shafer Connie Shaw John & Sally Sieber Terry & Linda Sieker Donald & Jennifer Sipes Ryan & Sandy Smith Jim Smits Leanne Snell Dr. & Mrs. Christopher Sorrells Glenn & Kathy Spevacek Halina Stankevych Dennis & Pat Stewart Stephen & Lorry Stiles Bill & Cathy Stone Ev & Jan Strahl Barbara Strom Christopher & Lisa Stubbe Corey & Kristy Stumpf Zachary Stumpf Peter & Judy Sytsma John & Diane Taylor Mary & Lawrence Teofilo Jerome Tews Peter & Ellen Tilleman Betty Tilton Erv & Sue Tomalak Susan Touscany Paul & Judy Trimberger William & Heather Trost

Ruth Trowbridge Dr. Mike & Linda Troyer Jim & Dixie Tubbs Jim & Cindy Van Beckum Ron & Mary Van Dyck Donna Van Ess C. J. & Kathleen Van Sistine Barbara Van Straten John & Susan Vanden Avond Bob Vanden Borgt & Suzan Sherman Robert & Machelle Vann Terry & Mary Vertz Fred & Meredith Walbrun Bill & Laura Wangerin Laurie Wangerin James & Kathy Weber Paul & Linda Welch Dale & Margaret West Ron & Colleen Weyers James & Kathryn Wochinske Joseph & Mary Wojkiewicz Marlene Wylie Paul & Gail Yatso Mary Zaborski John & Erleen Zellner Mark & Charmaine Zellner Janice Ziebell Garden Clubs Bay Area Daylily Buds Brown County Beekeepers Association Garden Club Des Peres Gardeners Club of Green Bay Green & Gold Hosta Society of Northeastern Wisconsin Ladybug Garden Club Master Gardener Volunteers of Manitowoc Cty N.E.W. Master Gardener Association N.E.W. Orchid Society N.E.W. Rose Society N.E.W. Unit of The Herb Society of America Northern Gardeners Wild Ones Natural Landscapers, Ltd.


Perennial Performance Campaign Donors (as of July 17, 2017)

Distinguished ($500,000+) Patricia A. Schneider The George Kress Foundation Conservators ($250,000+) Gail R. Fischer Distinguished Cultivators ($100,000+) Green Bay/Brown County Professional Football Stadium District Barry & Megan Kress Grunwald John Kress Irene Daniell Kress Revocable Trust Virginia Kress Will Kress Barb & Bill Wangerin Cultivators ($50,000+) Robert L. Cowles, Jr. & Margaret A. Cowles Fund Philip J. Hendrickson K.C. Stock Foundation Ed & Mary Ellen Meyer Miron Construction Co., Inc. Romaine & Mary Schanock Family Foundation Karl & Karen Schmidt Schneider Foundation West Foundation, Inc. WPS Foundation Builders ($25,000+) Rick & Ginny Baer Mayor Schmitt & the Green Bay City Council Diane & Greg Conway Brian & Lori Hesprich Jack & Margie Swelstad Arleen Vanden Heuvel Planters ($10,000+) Mike & Rocky Calawerts Whitey & Shanna Ellsworth Lee & Louise Hansen Doug & Kathy Hartman Herb & Gladys King Ladybug Garden Club Bill & Pat Larsen Little Rapids Corporation Egan Family Foundation Inc. Meissner Landscape Inc. Greg & Marsha Meissner Tom & Carol Mertens Mary C. Meyer & Gordon Haugan Morley-Murphy Foundation Pomp’s Tire Service Rawson & Mary Price Red Oak Foundation Mike & Jeanne Salvo Rob & Kelly Servais Les & Dar Stumpf Terri Trantow U.S. Bank Foundation Tim & Terri Verhasselt Larry L. & Lois C. Weyers

Jim & Kathy Wochinske Wochinske Family Foundation Sowers ($1,000+) Maureen & Charles Ackerman Amerhart Gerry Andrews Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous Ariens Company Ritalyn & David Arps American Transmission Co. Gary & Bridget Austin Bay Area Daylily Buds Dale R. Bartel Tom W. Bartelt Cynthia L. Berton Dan & Cathy Bittner Sandra Bohman Dan & Penny Bollom Ernesto & Connie Brauer Mike, Teresa, Stephanie, Rachel, & KC Bray John & Gisela Brogan Joan & John Brusky Eugene & Dolores Bunker Gerald “Cort” Condon Family Dr. Penelope Peacock Croghan Michael Cross MD Henry & Margaret Czachor Susan & Douglas Dachelet Fred & Judy Darling Clarence & Laura Davister Tim & Cathie Day The Del Moral Family Bruce & Carol Bell Joe & Carol Faltynski Barb & Tom Florack Diane & Pat Ford Deb & T.J. Freeman Lise Lotte Gammeltoft Gannett Foundation Garden Club Des Peres Susan Garot Gochnauer Family Foundation LoisGrace Golde & Philip B. Flynn John & Lois Gracyalny Green & Gold Hosta Society of Northeastern Wisconsin Carol & Russ Greenslade Al & Sharon Gutowski Paul & Ann Hartman Dr. & Mrs. Earnest Harvey Rita Jarvis Donald & Dianne Jaworski Jim & Jane Jerzak Bill & Nancy Jones Lois Ann Kania Ann Kapitz Robert & Ann Konlock Mark A. Konlock Deb & Tom Kunkel Steve & Lauretta Lambert Dennis & Karen Langenberg Bert & Diane Liebmann Jim & Marty Liethen Ann & Rolf Lulloff Austin & Susan McGuan Mark & Mary McMullen

Kate & Mike Meeuwsen Betsy Mitchell & Joe Smith Roman & Della Mudry Judy Nagel Nature’s Way Ken & Ivy Nelson Nan Nelson/Doug Landwehr N.E.W. Rose Society Nicolet National Bank Norman Miller Family Foundation John & Marianne Oates Judy Parrish Mary Kay Ford Paulson Lyle & Jonie Paye Tony & Katie Pizzo Steve & Mary Pott Paul & Linda Koch Dr. Richard & Rosemary Rankin Carol Mill Ray Michael & Jessie Raymaker Tom & Colly Remley Rob & Cathy Riordan Family The Baird Foundation St. Norbert College Schenck SC Andy & Kathy Schmidt Suzan Schober Murray & Tom Schober Jim & Ginny Schultz Tom & Lois Schumacher Mary Jean & Darrell P. Skarphol, MD Ryan & Sandy Smith Pam & Jerry Smyth Somerville Architects & Engineers Glenn & Kathy Spevacek Carol Jean Temp Thrivent Financial Foundation Susan Touscany Jim & Dixie Tubbs Mike Van Asten Kristin Van Drisse Neil Van Dyke & Lee Prange Kurt & Kim Voss Tim J. & Maryanne E. Weyenberg Carole A. Wood Tillers ($500+) Anonymous Gene & Betty Arendt Vicki & Fred Ashenbrenner Terry J. & Kareen Bogart Donna & Steve Bultman Ken & Maureen Campbell Sue Cashman & Bill Martin Jean & Mike Conger Duane Bunno DeLorme Brian Dobbins & Anne Karjala-Dobbins Ginnie Erdmann Event Resources Presents, Inc. Exelon Foundation Clive Gasparka Family Heid Music & the Heid Family Foundation Jeff & Patti Magee Hitzler The Home Depot Foundation

Joe & Carol Hooyman John L. & Catherine L. Jacobs Pete & Julia Johnson Kimberly-Clark Foundation Carol Ann Kizior Wayne & Jamie Knight Patrick & Katie Koleske Marylou Kramer Carl & Mary Ellen Kuehne Lindi & Jay Kuritz Wendy Larson Jim & Mickey Lunney Jack & Sandy Mason Irene Jane Mayer Bernard McCall Roger & Sandy Melroy Dr. Laura Nelson & James LaFond Cookie Oryall Charles & Lenora Rhyner Dave & Jann Schonke Dave & Judy Simon Catherine O. Small Paul & Dawn Soletski Bill & Cathy Stone Gus Swoboda Jerome O. Tews Dr. John & Patricia Utrie Vern & Mary Vandenberg Wild Ones Green Bay Chapter Donations under $500 Thomas L. Aerts Nancy Ama Ameriprise Financial Inc. Bobbie Anderson Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous Richard & Susan Baraczyk Dave & Janine Barkow Anne Basten Robert & Joanne Bauer Lynn & Mark Berndt Michael A. & Amy J. Bero Rick & Susie Beverstein Pat & Mary Boeselager Mike & Marge Bork Sarah E. Bradford Suzanne Brault Aubrey & Terry Brennan Brown County Community Women’s Club Weston & Karen Carvenough Ronald J. & Colleen T. Charneski Amber & Tom Crisp Jane L. & Christopher J. Dahlke Paul H. & Maxine A. Dernehl Tom Dorner Loretta Dorner Dr. David Dufeck Erwin & Eunice Eickhoff Patrick & Kay Ellis Dave & Judy Felton Joshua Felton Nancy & Mike Fictum Kyle & Bridgett Fish Beverly French Fran Chapman Frigo

Sherry Fuller Philip L. & Susanne H. Goolsby Cal & Bonnie Granius Green Bay Packers Gerri Gribi Linda Gustke Judy & Tom Haevers Dennis & Joey Hansen Abbie Hanson George & Sharon Hartman Kelle & Joel Hartman Lindsay Hendricks Tim & Jamie Hornberger Charlotte Ihde Janet Johnson & Timm Missbach Pat & Tom Kaster Bruce & Rita Kilmer Allan & Darleen Kimber Charlotte Klenz Nancy Kohrman Teri Kranz-Drella Frederica Krautkramer Deb Kuhn Larsen Family Foundation Gary & Lynn Leuer William & Kathleen Matchefts Cat Mackie Jan & Roger McCambridge June McCotter Eileen & Greg Metzler Eleanor Mohr Patrick A. & Carrie Mueller N.E.W. Orchid Society N.E.W. Unit of Herb Society of America Northern Gardeners Melanie Novinska Steven & Mary Novotny Sylvia K. Pratt Julie A. Radosavljevic Mary Rass Lois Riemer Mary Roloff Ron & Kaye Rossow Schreiber Timothy & Laurie Sewall Tom & Mary Ann Sladek Nancy Spindler Larry M. & Rose Marie Sur Lori Vandenberg-Pochron Deborah & Gerald Wetter Ron & Colleen Weyers David Wiers C.J. & R.M. Wittl Carol Wolske Sarah Worcester


Executive Director Susan Garot Board of Directors Jonie Paye, Chair Judy Nagel, Vice Chair Bill Larsen, Treasurer Rob Servais, D.C., Secretary Dick Rankin, Past Chair Directors Diane Conway Chris Del Moral-Niles Carol Faltynski Lise Lotte Gammeltoft Lee C. Hansen Kathy Hartman Robert J. Janssen Julia Johnson Bruce Kilmer Pat Koleske Laura Nelson, M.D. Mike Raymaker Jack Swelstad, M.D. Kristin Van Drisse



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2017 GBBG Fall Newsletter  
2017 GBBG Fall Newsletter