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BUILDING A BEAUTIFUL FUTURE…TOGETHER Thanks to the generosity of many, the Arboretum continues to provide

Another year of unprecedented community engagement resulted in

a world of nature, experience in plants, horticulture and the outdoors

464,252 visitors, the most ever at the Arboretum. The opening of the

for the community. We are grateful for your support that ultimately

Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center, Taste & Toast, Gala in

enriches lives and sustains the Arboretum as a place of delight,

the Garden, Phase 1 of the Chinese Garden, Big Bugs by Dave Rogers

inspiration and learning.

and Savage Gardens exhibits and Master Gardener programs all added

Together we also experienced a remarkable year of achievement,

to the Arboretum experience. On the learning front, a record 98,000

reaching new heights in philanthropic giving and community outreach.

participated in educational programs spanning pre-school classes, youth

The Arboretum Campaign--a five-year initiative of the Arboretum

and urban gardening partnerships, adult/family programs.

Foundation—came to a victorious close at $61.4 million, surpassing

Thanks for your support in building a bright and sound future for the

its goal. More than $1.9 million in Annual Fund contributions is the


best-ever. Membership grew to a highest-ever 25,978 membership households. Peter C. Moe Director, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Hummingbird Photo by Al Whitaker

Photo by Mark Paulson

A MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN This is an exciting time at the Arboretum. I was pleased to announce

forest, wetlands and farmland to showcase conservation and research

Peter Moe officially as Director of the Arboretum, earlier this year.

for visitors. He has been at the center--directing facilities management

His roots truly run deep here. Pete started work at the Arboretum as

and capital projects, and horticulture programs evaluation, and selection

an undergraduate student gardener in 1973 and worked as a research plot technician and landscape maintenance supervisor before being promoted to director of operations and research in 1991. He also

of plants for the northern United States. The University of Minnesota is delighted that Pete will bring his experience and vision to the Arboretum Director's role.

manages the Horticultural Research Center, graduated from CFANS and was an instructor in the Department of Horticultural Science. Pete truly is the heart of the Arb. Under his leadership, the Arboretum collections have grown dramatically in size and quality, with added


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Brian Buhr Dean, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS)

Cover Photo: Tashjian Bee & Pollinator Discovery Center Photo by Ellen Hoerle

Photo by Don Olson

Photo by Mark MacLennan

Photo by Ken Evans

VISION STATEMENT To be the world-class northern-climate public garden and arboretum that inspires people to notice and reflect upon the beauty and subtleties of nature and the importance of our plant world.

MISSION STATEMENT To be a growing resource for horticultural information, plant conservation, research and education; To inspire and delight a growing visitorship with outstanding displays, collections and natural areas. Photo by Maggi Keith

Photo by Ken Evans

Photo by Mark Paulson

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gifts above MEMBERSHIP... JULY 1, 2015 – JUNE 30, 2016 DIRECTOR’S CIRCLE $15,000 AND ABOVE The Director’s Circle represents the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum’s highest level of Annual Fund support. The following individuals, foundations & corporations demonstrate a unique and generous commitment to provide for the gardens, programs, and research for our institution. This very distinguished level of participation is greatly appreciated. Thank you! Whitney & Betty MacMillan James & Rebecca Matson Founding Co-Chairs


John E. Andrus III Trust / Catherine Andrus / Elizabeth Andrus / Julie Andrus Marie H. Ankeny Legacy Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation / Pete & Margie Ankeny The Gordon & Margaret Bailey Foundation Marilyn Beddor Carmen & Jim Campbell Rodney H. Forristall General Mills Foundation Mark & Nancy Hanson Delores E. & Robert J. Isaacson KiMa Private Foundation Kohl's Whitney & Elizabeth MacMillan Roger & Nancy McCabe Foundation Thomas & Jane Nelson Park Dental Margaret Rivers Fund Jeannine M. Rivet & Warren G. Herreid II Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation

HONOR ROLE OF CONTRIBUTORS JULY 1, 2015 – JUNE 30, 2016 Contributors who gave $500 or more, above and beyond basic membership, in the twelve months from JULY 1, 2015 to JUNE 30, 2016 are listed in the honor roll that follows. Regrettably, space does not permit us to mention the many names of the donors below that level whose contributions are equally vital to the livelihood of the Arboretum. We value and honor each and every gift and thank you for your continuing and generous support.



Scott H. Fisher Diane Shelgren & George Loomis Margaret & Angus Wurtele

$300,000 - $999,999

Bob & Mary Druke Alfred & Ingrid Lenz Harrison Estate of Leonard & Mary Lou Hoeft Joseph Tashjian & Kay Savik

$100,000 - $299,999 Dennis P. Albrecht Marilyn Beddor Carmen & Jim Campbell Estate of Barbara M. Kaerwer Whitney & Elizabeth MacMillan Tom & Kathy Martin McVay Foundation Jeffrey & Patricia Schott Christopher & Barb Tashjian Kaimay & Joseph Terry Roxanne H. Weeks

$50,000 - $99,999

Gail & Bob Buuck Cargill Foundation Ester Fesler Estate of Marilyn Fetter Jeff & Roxi Kosmoski Estate of Avis M. Lindquist Chet & Miriam Meyers Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Auxiliary National Fish & Wildlife Foundation Estate of Julia Pettibone Jeannine M. Rivet & Warren G. Herreid II Estate of Luella M. Shaw The Toro Giving Program Chuck & Nancy Webster

$25,000 - $49,999

Anonymous (2) John E. Andrus III Trust / Catherine Andrus / Elizabeth Andrus / Julie Andrus Marie H. Ankeny Legacy Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation / Pete & Margie Ankeny Carl E. & Doris M. Bachman Family Foundation Estate George E. Bugbee Susan & Jon Campbell General Mills Foundation Estate of Andrew Holewa Delores E. & Robert J. Isaacson Barbara Kastens KiMa Private Foundation Betsy & John Massie Roger and Nancy McCabe Foundation Thomas & Jane Nelson Gregory & Cindy Page Terry & Mary Patton Estate of Anne M. Vogel Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

$10,000 - $24,999 Anonymous (2) Vernon Albertson Trust Estate of Lee R. Anderson Mrs. Todd L. Bachman Bachman's, Inc. The Gordon & Margaret Bailey Foundation Bailey Nurseries Foundation / Bailey Nurseries, Inc. Abby J. Barlament Dallas & Joan Bohnsack

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MaryLouise & Patrick Bowe David & Carol Cole Country Inn & Suites Chanhassen Roxann & Thomas Crane Linda & Ken Cutler Edward & Sherry Ann Dayton Katherine D. Doerr Rodney H. Forristall H.B. Fuller Company Foundation Charles & Barbara Geer / Charles A. Geer Family Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation Barbara J. Gullickson Dan & Ruth Haggerty Mark & Nancy Hanson Estate of Carolyn L. Havig Hoeft Family Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation Philip & Milla Isaacson Estate of Virginia M. Kivits Kohl's Land O'Lakes, Inc. Foundation Teedee Ludwick Estate of Richard P. Mathern Bob & Polly McCrea Mary Agnes & Al McQuinn Minnehaha Creek Watershed District Minnesota Corn Growers Association The Mosaic Company Gretchen & Jack Norqual John & Marla Ordway Charitable Lead Trust Bart & Kandi Osborn Park Dental Michael & Dorothy Perry Rahr Corporation / Rahr Foundation Margaret Rivers Fund C. H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. Don & Mary Anne Ryks Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation Sit Investment Associates, Inc. Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust Aihua Song & Rongsheng Ruan Janice Templin Georgia & James Thompson UnitedHealth Group Van Sloun Foundation / Neil & Sue Van Sloun Bob & Jenny Verner Elaine Villafana Estate of Claire Vogel Sinclair Winton Estate of Penny Wuerth Jianzhong Xu & Shu Song Ben Zhou Ph.D.

$5,000 - $9,999

Anonymous (2) Ruth M. Anderson Lois A. Anselment Susan Applegate The ARK Foundation Gordon & Jo Bailey Suzanne Blue Boss Foundation Armand & Mary Brachman Priscilla Brewster John & Debra Bryant Dick & Marcia Carthaus Chorzempa Family Foundation Ross Collins & Laurel Krause Mary C. Dolan Dorsey & Whitney, LLP / Dorsey & Whitney Foundation The Driscoll Foundation / Elizabeth Driscoll Hugh & Joyce Edmondson, Jr. Kelly & Joshua Ekerholm Emerson Process Management / Rosemont Inc.

Gerald & Kathleen Erickson Lucius & Rhonda Fowler Robin Galloway Jim & Cathy Gray Rhonda Fleming Hayes Sally P. Hebeisen Peggy A. Johnson Janice Kispert Knopf Family Foundation / Amy D. Knopf Karen & Emery Koenig Lang Family Foundation / Jeremy & Michelle Lang / Phoebe Lang / Sarah Lang Sponheim Nancy & John Lindahl Sarah & B. John Lindahl, Jr. Beth McCabe Thomas & Susan McCarthy Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle, Ltd. Kathy Murphy & Norm Rickeman Lynn & Ron Olson Plunkett's Pest Control, Inc. Phyllis S. Poehler & Walter E. Stremel Charitable Trust POPP Communications Rethink Recycling Paul A. Robinson Michael Russelle Rob & Barb Schaller J. Frank Schmidt Family Charitable Foundation Robert Sit June E. Skjervold Jacqueline Smith Richard & Judith Spiegel Estate of Lorraine G. Stewart Ruth Stricker Estate of Marilyn Storm Evelyn Sweasy Syngenta Corporation Judy Takkunen Tamron USA, Inc. Ed Wagner Todd & Lisa Wagner Wagner's Greenhouses, Inc. J.A. Wedum Foundation Renata R. Winsor Frederick & Eleanor Winston

$2,500 - $4,999

Anonymous (2) Terri & Boz Albinson Mark & Jennifer Allen Bruce & Martha Atwater Dale & Ruth Bachman Gary & Helen Bergren Alexandra O. Bjorklund C&H Technology, Inc. Judith A. Christensen Harris & Darcy Cooper Kitty & David Crosby Dellwood Foundation Inc. Alan & Lollie Eidsness Lesia Gerzema Monica & Andy Graham Jim G. Hagstrom Betty Jean Hahn Roxanne Hardy Bill & Ann Haugh Bill & Sharon Hawkins John & Jean Hedberg Donna J. Heelan Jeff & Kristin Heelan Mark & Jackie Hegman Jean McGough Holten John & Brenda Hugo Alison & Andrew Humphrey James Huntting James & Tracy Inglis Phyllis L. Johnson Family Trust

Alan & Judy Johnston Gail M. Jones Susan & Tobin Jones Dona M. Jordan Mr. & Mrs. Stephen D. Keating Kelm Foundation George & Mary Lou Klacan Wendy & PJ Lee Bridget & Ross Levin Estate of Bertha A. Lewis Lurie Wealth Advisors, LLC Dave & MaryAnne Maiser Max's & Rebecca Myers James McCabe Karie McCabe Jack & Terri McKeon Medtronic Foundation Mary & Joseph Meland The Mill Pond / Dennis & Sharon Sandin Ida Miller Frank J. & Juliana H. Molek Thomas M. Morin Ed & Beth Morsman Gail & William Munsell Rosemary & Gerald Olerud Carol & Bruce Olson Ovation Orthodontics Amy S. Owen Betsy Packard Bernadette Piacek-Llanes & Carlos Llanes Kristine Post & Edwin Funk Productivity Inc. / Greg & Lisa Buck Mary Pat Ring Elizabeth M. Ringer Mary Rogers Sharon & Ron Saldin Gary & Mary Ann Schokmiller Melissa & Tim Schumacher Sam & Emily Snyder Tailwind Pediatric Dentistry Susan Bachman West & Lee West Z's Trees & Wood Products

$1,000 - $2,499

Anonymous (7) Peter & Susan Ahn Bernie & Cindy Aldrich Darrel R. Alkire Alliance Pipeline Inc. Anchor Bank Susan & Richard Anderson Peter & Sally Anson Ron & Kay Bach Paul & Barbara Bachman Baker Foundation Denis Bakke Valeria L. Barlau Margaret A. Barrett Bruce & Carol Barry Kim Becquer Eve Benesh & John Crowley Benevity Community Impact Fund Henry & Diane Benz Nancy P. Bjerke Tracy & Ian Blackburn Anne Bowman Terri & Richard Bowman Robert Bruininks & Susan Hagstrum Jim Bullard Louise Ann Carlson Harlan Cavert & Linda Odegard Carolyn Charles Suzanne Chochrek Josh & Rebecca Chou Heather Christianson Kim Christianson Countryside Gardens, Inc.

Ellie Crosby / The Longview Foundation Betty Jayne Dahlberg David & Merrie Dahlgren Robert & Lynn Davidson Julia W. Dayton Stone Pier Foundation / James G. & Megan M. Dayton John & Joanne Dean Tom & Mary Detwiler Matt & Kathy Dolliff Norma H. Dolliff Christine Dombrowski & Thomas Ivancsics Eleta & Alex Donaldson Beth Dooley Kirk Dornfeld & Carol Winter The Dye Family Foundation Jane Emison Tim & Rebecca Emory Entegris, Inc. Dianne & Lance Erickson Gerald & Sandra Erickson Patricia Fair & Randy Arnold Ben & Becky Field Joyce & Dennis Findley Janet & Doug Fiola Laura E. Folden Vicki & Si Ford Frank & Judith Foss Deborah Frenzel / Frenzel Foundation John & Martha Gabbert Evelyn & Allan Gebhard Marty & Dan Gilbert Meg Glattly & John Thielen James & Jordan Glover Doug & Jane Gorence Anne L. Gray Marvin & Evelyn Grimm Pam Grimm Chuck & Lucille Grosch Pat & Tom Grossman Dan H. Gustafson Katherine & Richard Hackett Susan & Thomas Hallin Bill & Helen Hartfiel Martha B. Hartfiel Ralph & Beana Hatch Dr. Robert & Sally Hauser Martha M. Head Roger & Lynn Headrick Dr. Donna M. Hecker Tim & Aly Heelan Heidi & Dan Heiland Lacey Scott Hennen Sheldon Hess William & Gigi Hickey Sue & Bill Hodder Nancy Hoeft Melinda G. Holbert Kevin R. Holmes Jim & Sally Hornig Dennis & Audrey Hower Hoyt Hsiao & Zhen-Zhen Luo The Hubbard Broadcasting Foundation Rusty Huff Dr. Bruce & Janette Hultgren Ruth & John Huss Robert & Ann Jackson Adelle & Michael Jacoby Benjamin S. Jaffray James E. Johnson & Lucy Rosenberry Jones Janice A. Johnson Roz & Mary Johnson Wilma & Dale Johnson Matthew Jones & Mary Schneider Art & Martha Kaemmer Fund of HRK Foundation

Joe & Georgia Kandiko Adele Kaufman Jim & Jane Kaufman Wayne & Darlyn Keifer Margaret H. & James E. Kelley Foundation, Inc. Martin & Esther Kellogg Erik & Cheryl Kolz Kopp Family Foundation Eileen M. Lackmann Lake Minnetonka Garden Club James & Catherine Landman Karen A. & Russell H. Larsen Gerald & Carol Larson Don & Joann Leavenworth Jean & Laurence LeJeune Janet C. Leslie Gale & Kathy Libby Loeffler Construction & Consulting Douglas Loeffler Lesley & Brent Longval W. Duncan & Nivin MacMillan Foundation Paul Markwardt & Richard Allendorf Michele & Robert Martin The Mauriel Family Foundation Jim & Mary Alice Mayerle Michael & Kay McCarthy Walt McCarthy & Clara Ueland Richard & Joyce McFarland Michael T. McKinney Wendy M. G. McLean Dick & Debby McNeil Katherine Merrill Fredrick & Christine Meyer Mary & James Meyer MGK – McLaughlin Gormley King Company Microgigantic LLC Anne & Eldon Miller Evelyn Miller The Minneapolis Foundation Minnesota Herb Society Minnesota River Valley Audubon Chapter Minnesota Vikings Jean L. Mitchell Mizuho Matching Gift Program Peter & Susan Moe Marilyn Moon Judy Morgan Paul & Patricia Mulcahy Russell & Marcelle Noyes Deborah R. Olson Diane Ondrey Ruth & Ahmad Orandi Phil & Cassie Ordway / Nushka Fund Robert & Julie Paschke Tom & Patricia Peterson Gary & Maureen Petrucci Pfizer, Inc. Norma R. Phelps David & Susan Plimpton Mary Ann & Scott Portnoy Carol & Ronald Price Punch Neapolitan Pizza Sallie Quammen & Charlie Fazio Peter & Sara Ribbens Al & Marilyn Richie Mary & Nat Robbins Norton Rockler Judge James D. & Leanna M. Rogers Bonnie & Kendall Ronning James & Susan Ross Jack & Pamela Safar Donna & Warren Schimunek Mahlon & Karen Schneider General Dennis & Pamela Schulstad

Mendon F. Schutt Family Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation Charlie Scimeca & Kathryn Thorngren Beth Ann Segal Bruce & Meridy Shoger John & Jane Sieff / Sieff Family Foundation Stephen & Robin Silverman Nimi Singh Robert J. Sivertsen Betty B. Slater Harriet C. Smith Paula & Jeff Soholt Solution Blue Dean & Carol Spatz Chad & Tracy Spotts Warren & Mary Lynn Staley Charles & Jean Stark Patricia J. Stedman Chichi Steiner & Tom Rassieur Glenn & Carrie Stolar Mary & Greg Sumners Harry & Ginny Sweatt Sylvan Nursery, Inc. Don W. Taylor Paul & Lucienne Taylor The MPX Group Edwin & Beverly Thiede Andrew & Carolyn Thomas Sara Jean Thoms Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Foundation Gladys K. Turnquist Londa & Gary Tushie Bryn & Schelly Vaaler Wayne & Katherine Vagts Cathy L. Van der Schans Archie D. & Bertha H. Walker Foundation Laura Walvoord Katie Warner Gil Williams Rufus & Elizabeth Winton Norma Wubbena William & Susan Wurster Xcel Energy Foundation YOXO Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason LLP

$500 - $999

Anonymous (8) 3M Foundation Keith Abrahamson & Karlene Johnson Holly & Michael Adams Gary & Patrice Alkire Anchor Block Company Julian & Jamie Andersen Grace E. Anderson Lois A. Anderson Stephanie Anderson Joan M. Andrew Karon Armstrong Art Resources Gallery Brian & Kelly Aubrey June & Robert Aufderhar Margaret L. Bachman Stanley Bachman Mark C. & Michelle R. Bailey Patrick & Laura Bailey Rod & Marcia Bailey Bailiwick Arleen F. Ballor Jane & Walter Barry Paul & Kathrynne Baumtrog Ronald & Joyce Beauchane Anne & Kathleen Behrens Drs. Ellen & Michael Bendel-Stenzel

Beniek Property Services Inc Chip & LuAnn Berglund Christine Bergmann & Jon Kusske Carolyne Bisson & Richard Miller Karen Bjerkeng Donna & Thomas Bliss Al & Joanne Bolduc Dave & Lonnie Broden Carroll C. Brooks Dr. James & Teresa Brownfield Susan Brunn Marilyn T. Bryant Brian Buhr Dr. Kris Burhardt & April Spas Julianne Bye Charles Calvert & K.C. Bramer Bruce & Mary Ann Cameron Patrick & Shirley Campbell Foundation Janet & John Carey Alan & Susan Carlson Carver County Horticultural Society June S. & H. Mead Cavert Kehua Chang & Hong Zhu Marie Christensen & Bob Cat Jeannine A. Churchill Dr. Edmund & Harriet Chute Audrey J. Clay Stephen Cobb & Julie Nilssen-Cobb Sandy & Peter Cochrane Jim & Sally Colburn Elaine & Foster Cole Mary Ellen & Paul Connelly Douglas & Julie Craven J.Y. Crosson & Bruce Stroebe Milo & Carol Dahl Sheldon Damberg Damon Farber Associate Jeremy Dawe Ken & Abby Dawkins Karl & Diane Dean Wendy & John DePaolis Mike & Lori Derickson Dede Disbrow Vern & Shirley Discher Patricia & Robert Dolan Joan R. Duddingston Thomas & Randy Edelstein Dean & Karen Edstrom Jonette E. Engan Jane Ann Engebretson Donald O. Erickson James & Joy Erickson Rondi Erickson & Guilford Lewis Shelly A. Espinosa Bill & Robin Evans Bob & Mary Fayfield Karen Fenske Pat & Dick Fishel Johanna M. Frerichs Diana Geer Lewis Gerten James & Teddy Gesell David & Leslie Gesko, DDS Maggie Gilbert & Robert Rosenbaum Charlene Goeman & Tim O'Connor Carla Goers & Tom Iago Mary & Steven Goldstein John B. Goodman Ron & Cecilia Graham Jean Gray Alison Grey Terri & Jon Gustavson Curtis & Susan Haga Judy Hamrick & Carolyn Walters Marlys J. Hansen Amy & Timothy Haugen

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gifts above MEMBERSHIP... Bud & Carol Hayden Roger & Marge Heegaard Erlene & Grant Herr John & Diana Hetzler Richard & Carrie Higgins Judy Hinrichs Debra & Jeff Hodroff G.L. & Susan Hoffman Orville C. Hognander, Jr. David W. Hohmann Barbara C. Hollenback Brad & Suzette Hoven Anne & Ron Howard James & Ann Howard Bruce & Jeannine Hubbard Betty T. Huber Joyce Huff Doug & Julie Huseby IBM David Ingbar Mona Inman & Dan Wetterlin Insurance Designers Bob & Luba Ireland Jean C. Jacobs Barbara O. Johnson Char Johnson Diane F. Johnson Judith A. Johnson Mark & Judie Jones Ray & Ellie Jones Julia Knight Inc. Sue & Dick Justman Richard & Lois Kelly Helen W. King Steve King Marcella Klein Mrs. John L. Knight George & Debra Kohan Barbara & Darrell Kula

Silvana LaCreta Ravena Lakefront Acupuncture Richard & Enid Lang Boyd A. Larson Paul & Nancy Larson Dianne & Daniel Latham Barry & Mary Lazarus Lifecore Biomedical Stephanie & Dean Lindeman David & Jean Linne Ashley & Jason Lubs Don & Diana Lee Lucker Lunderby Photography John & Mary Ellen Lundsten Chris & Joseph Lupo Jim & Julie Lura Bill Lurton Kirk & Kathleen MacKenzie Chris & Bill Marinel Karen Marinovich & Richard Roles Lynette & Gordon Marten William & Ann Matko Tim & Jan Maudlin Steve & Kelly May Marsha McDonald & Amos Rosenbloom Doug & Lori McDougal Charlene McEvoy Carol & Aaron McGuire Jennifer & Dave McIntosh Marjorie Meester Jay & Adrian Mega Men's & Women's Garden Club of Minneapolis Michael Foods, Inc. Jo Mihelich Joyce & Gary Miller Lisa Miller & Ron Sarachan Minnesota Dahlia Society

Judy Grandel Molloy Bill & Stephanie Naegele Michael Nation & Janet Sauers Gerald & Andrea Nelson Gloria Nelson & Laurence Rogers James Nelson & Nancy Ballsrud Karen A. Nelson Karen Nemchik & Tariq Samad Ford & Catherine Nicholson Stuart Nolan Lois & Kent Norby Kevin & Leslie Nordby Christopher & Annie O'Brien Lorre Ochs, M.D. William & Elinor Ogden James W. & Marjorie K. O'Hara Peter & Bonnie Olin Meredith & Tom Olson Verne Olson II Omega Chiropractic LaRaye Osborne & Mark Ten Eyck Donald Owen Henry & Betty Owen Carol & David Oyaas Susan & Gerry Palmer Kenneth & Joyce Patten Michael & Carol Pedersen Richard & Mary Ann Pedtke Peravid Foundation / David & Diane Lilly, Jr. Bob & Ann Perkins Jim & Donna Peter Helen Peters Penny Peters Richard Peters Mary Jo Peterson Stephen & Ann Pflaum Physical Electronics Jane Piccard & Hunt Greene

Anne D. Pick Kate K. Piper Sue Ann Pirsch Juliette L. Primeau Carsten & Miriam Quitter Rhonda Read-Boecker Clyde M. Reedy Charles & Susan Reinhart Louis & Corrine Ricard Dr. Owen & Sylvain Roberts Ken & Betsy Roering Anne C. Rojas Lori & Ross Ruschmeyer John & Maret Ryan Paul & Pat Sackett Carol Mae Sandstrom Forrest & Faye Sargent Jane Scallen & Steven Wells Ed & Sandy Schneider Pamela & Charlie Schroeder Harold & Bevard Schrum David R. Schubbe Russell Schumer & Judith Florestano Glenn Schwartz & Lenore Rockler Tom Seifert Bruce & Marcy Shilling Joseph N. Shneider Elaine Sloan & Ross Moen Anthony M. & Heather Smith Buddy & Kim Snow Charles Sorenson South Saint Paul Garden Club Gary & Susan Specker Betty Kay & George Stein Kathryn A. Sterner Thomas & Jeanne Sween Jane & Clark Sweet James & DeeDee Tennison



Photo by Jill Bierbaum-Rice

Photo by Mark Weber

IT'S ALL ABOUT THE BEES "No honey is sweet without its makers." This quote,

through a gift from their Donor Advised Fund at

often proclaimed by the four grandchildren of

The Minneapolis Foundation, funded the Honey

Helen and Gary Bergren while exploring the Arbo-

House at the Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery

retum, was a special way of acknowledging the impor-

Center in honor of their grandchildren.

tance of honey bees. Helen remembers frequent trips with her grandchildren; in fact, Helen and her family have been visiting the Arboretum since 1964. It seems only fitting given their long appreciation of

On Sunday, Sept. 11 the entire Bergren family was on hand for the ceremonial ribbon cutting of the new Bee Center and to see the Honey House they made possible for future generations.

the Arboretum and honey bees that Helen and Gary,


Kipling Thacker & Kevyn Riley Tim & Diane Thorpe Carrie & John Tietz Janet & Paul Tolzmann Jennifer Toth Keith & Chandra Tschohl Marilyn & Lowell Ueland Katy & Dewayne Ullsperger Faye Ulrich Donald Untiedt & J.M. McKee Kevin & Theresa Upton US Bancorp Foundation Nancy Van Sloun & Paul Barnard Bill Varner Dorothy Vawter & David Dudycha Lynn Vernon & Bruce Holcomb Lowell G. Wakefield Gary & Judy Watts Harold & Rita Werth Westwood Community Church Elizabeth Wexler & Emma Wexler Bill Whealon & Sylvia Nasla Ronald Wheeler Barbara White David K. Whitney The Whitney Foundation Jane Widmer Lawrence & Nancy Wigley Catherine & Peter Winge Nan & Rex Winter Rosemary & Wayne Wislofsky Kim Wolf Nan & Bob Woodburn Li Xu & Xiaoshuang Cheng Delores Zbikowski Gary E. Zywotko

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Nathan Bergren, Elena Bergren, Cecilia Bergren MIDDLE ROW: Theresa

Bergren, Haley Bergren, Helen Bergren, Arboretum Foundation Trustee; Laura Bergren BACK ROW: Allan Bergren,

Gary Bergren, Paul Bergren




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ARBORETUM COMPREHENSIVE CAMPAIGN On September 11, 2016, more than 200 people came together to celebrate the success of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum's Comprehensive Campaign and to dedicate the new Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center. Central to the success of the Arboretum’s ambitious $60 million comprehensive campaign was the leadership of Arboretum Foundation Trustee and Campaign Chair Jeannine Rivet. At the September 11 event she reflected, “The Arboretum Foundation Board of Trustees was and is resolute in wanting to preserve an environment of discovery and renewal... and ensuring that what we love about the Arboretum would be there for our children and grandchildren. It is this experience of the human connection with nature and outdoors that has been at the heart of the Arboretum Campaign. To witness the outpouring of support and generosity is astounding. It was extremely important to work together as a community and make a difference for future generations."

Photo by Jill Bierbaum-Rice Photo by Jill Bierbaum-Rice

"In a singular way, the Arboretum paints a picture of the University of Minnesota’s mission: It harnesses the U’s knowledge and research expertise, it drives discovery, it prepares students to make a difference, and it engages with the community by attracting and inspiring thousands of visitors. And philanthropy plays a critical role. Donors — like all of you — are an important and celebrated part of our more than 70,000 donors who make gifts to the full range of what we do at the University of Minnesota each year." – President Eric W. Kaler


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PHOTO A BOV E : L TO R: Peter Moe, Arboretum Director,

Jeannine Rivet – Arboretum Foundation Trustee and Comprehensive Campaign Chair, Eric Kaler – President of the University of Minnesota, Brian Buhr – Dean of CFANS, Kay Savik, Dr. Joe Tashjian – Arboretum Foundation Trustee BACK: Edward Schneider (former Arboretum Director 2010-2015)

PHOTO A BOV E L EF T: Jeannine Rivet, Arboretum Foundation Trustee and Comprehensive Campaign Chair with Edward Schneider (former Arboretum Director 2010-2015)

Photo by Mark Weber


The day was a memorable one for so many including the Tashjian family who were represented by three generations. Their leadership and vision honors their parents Harry and Alice Tashjian. The Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center solidifies the Arboretum’s leadership on this critical issue. Together, so much was accomplished during the five-year Comprehensive Campaign that has grown and expanded the beauty and community impact of the Arboretum.

M AKING A DIFFERENCE • New Gatehouse and Entry Gardens (K.A.H.R. Foundation) • Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center • Dahlberg Terrace and Gift & Garden Store renovation • Refurbished Packard Woodland Azalea Garden

Photo by Jill Bierbaum-Rice

• Haggerty Pine Walk • Harrison Sculpture Garden • Hoeft Eastern Drive • Hsiao-Ho Chinese Garden Walk

PHOTO TOP OF PAGE : Guests at ribbon cutting of the Tashjian Bee & Pollinator Center

PHOTO A BOV E : L TO R: Eric Kaler – President of the University of Minnesota,

Kay Savik, Dr. Joe Tashjian – Arboretum Foundation Trustee, Peter Moe – Arboretum Director

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THE ARBORETUM HAS A LONG HISTORY OF PARTNERING WITH THE LOCAL CORPORATE COMMUNITY: Keeping the gardens beautiful with donations of equipment, supplies, and devoted volunteers; Supporting programs for children and families; Underwriting seasonal exhibits. The Arboretum is grateful for the generous support of Minnesota's corporate community!

CORPORATE SUPPORT SINCE 1960 The Toro Company has provided valuable support to the Arboretum in multiple ways:

• Donation of innovative equipment for the gardens and grounds

• Matching employee donations

• Volunteering for special projects

• Funding the Garden at the Maze Rest Stop



SUMMER EXHIBIT SPONSORS... CORPORATE SPONSOR OF EXHIBITS WITH VISITOR ENGAGEMENT SINCE 2013 Park Dental’s support has grown over the past 4 year. Beyond the monetary support to the Arboretum, Park Dental has provided positive visitor engagement at community events surrounding summer exhibits, Music in the Gardens, and Ghouls & Giggles.

LOCAL BUSINESS SUPPORTER SINCE 1999 • Gift-in-kind supporter • Gala silent auction contributor • Summer exhibit sponsor since 2013 DAVID ROGERS’ BIG BUGS EXHIBIT SUMMER 2016

CORPORATE SUPPORTER OF EXHIBITS AND GALA IN THE GARDENS SINCE 1989 • Lead Sponsor of Summer exhibits • Presenting sponsor of the annual Gala in the Gardens • Green Team volunteers planting Arboretum gardens as well as Urban Gardens.

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URBAN GARDEN PROGRAM RECEIVES STRONG CORPORATE SUPPORT For nearly 30 years, the Arboretum has provided creative

During summer 2016, over 250 children, youth and community

engaging garden-based programming to communities in

members were involved.

Minneapolis and St. Paul. Children and youth learn in a

• 4 Children's Garden in Residence Partners: 150+ Kids

supportive environment what it means to be: a gardener,

• 7 Youth Work Teams: 45+ Youth Workers

nature enthusiast, entrepreneur, a valuable employee, leader,

• 2 Youth Workers: Turned Facilitators


•1  5 early Childhood Education Homes and Centers received comprehensive garden and nutrition programming and grew and ate their own veggies!

CARGILL FOUNDATION SUPPORTS URBAN GARDEN PROGRAM EXPANSION “Yum!” and “Can I have more?” Children tried spinach and

Parents shared their feedback:

strawberry salad, black bean salsa, decomposer pasta salad and

• “ My daughter is more interested in trying new foods and

other healthy snacks! During summer 2016, the Grocery Garden Program expanded to all four Children’s Garden in Residence sites in Minneapolis and St. Paul’s most underserved neighborhoods bringing access to healthy food and a passion for healthy eating to 85 children and their families.

says she likes gardening.” • “ Everything was great! I would like my child to do this program again.” • “ My daughter liked learning how food grows so that she can do it at our home.” • “ It was good for my children to learn the values of gardening, planting, and how to eat right.”

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ENSURING ACCESS TO ARBORETUM FIELD TRIPS FOR ALL STUDENTS Reaching 28,000 students from nearly 200 schools from around the Twin Cities, the Arboretum’s Field Trip Program had a lasting impact on the students it served. Through hands-on experiences, students used all of their senses – so that what they saw, heard, touched, and smelled boosted their learning and inspired them to make more discoveries back in their classrooms. The Arboretum offered 20 high quality curriculum topics that align with Minnesota Science Standards. Gifts from many generous donors made it possible to offer scholarships to 7,500 students to help overcome the opportunity gaps in science access and help students achieve their full potential.

28,000 CHILDREN EXPERIENCE AN ARBORETUM FIELD TRIP Students came from schools across the Twin Cities Metro and beyond. The generous support of many donors to the Arboretum’s Annual Fund provided 7,500 scholarships! With 20 high quality curriculum topics that align with Minnesota Science Standards to choose from, teachers rely on the Arboretum to enhance classroom learning. A common theme is echoed in teacher comments: “I always have high expectations from the Arboretum and I was not disappointed. Lessons are developmentally appropriate and the variety of activities provided is great!”

Each red dot represents the location of a school that came to the Arboretum for a field trip.

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gifts above MEMBERSHIP... LEON SNYDER HERITAGE SOCIETY Individuals who have made commitments of future support to the Arboretum are honored as members of the Leon Snyder Heritage Society. Gifts from Heritage Society members include bequests in their wills and living trusts, beneficiary designations in life insurance and retirement plans, and life-income and other splitinterest arrangements such as charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts and lead trusts. In many cases, these gifts afford substantial tax advantages for donors. Friends of the Arboretum who have made or are considering such gifts are encouraged to share their plans with us (in confidence, of course) so that we may recognize and thank them during their lifetimes and, if they wish, discuss with them what they would like their gifts to accomplish. June L. Aaker Marlene B. & Carl R. Adams Mr. and Mrs. Leonard M. Addington Joyce D. Agnew Kay M. Alberg Dennis P. Albrecht John & Mary Alden Mrs. Darrel R. Alkire* Gary & Patrice Alkire A. Lloyd* & Drea* Alm Barbara A. Aman* Elaine & Bob Ambrose Jody & Steve Anderly Eleanor* & Elmer* Andersen Bernice M. Anderson* Lee R. Anderson* Mary Anne Anderson Ruth M. Anderson Jane N.* & Colebert L.* Andrus John E. Andrus III* Lois A. Anselment J. Daniel & Anne Baasen Larry* & Louise* Bachman Lee W. Bachman Stanley & Georgia* Bachman Jo & Gordon Bailey Bill & Patricia Baker Severne M. Banack Mary A. Bang E.W.* & Winifred Banktson Bruce & Carol Barry Marion* & W. Royce* Beamish Carolyn Beatty Walter* & Katherine* Behun Eve Benesh & John Crowley Frederick & Ann* Bentz Henry & Diane Benz Mary I. Berens* Gary & Helen Bergren Scott Berry & Kathryn Johnson

*Deceased + New Members

Ellen W. Bertram* Beth Gilbertsen Betts Diane Bierbaum John* & Katharine* Billman Robert P. Bilotta Debra Bishop Laura S. Black* Charlotte & Daryl Blakeborough Ruth M. Booman A. Bosch Robert* & Florence* Boughton Anne Bowman Armand & Mary Brachman Richard L. Brachmann* Leila Brammer Dorene & Tim Brandon Lloyd* & Lois* Brandt Sandra Brandt Priscilla & Jack Braun+ David and Lonnie Broden+ Marney* and Conley* Brooks, Sr. Nancy M. Brooks* Allen* and Barbara Brosius Ann E. Bruggeman Eugene & Sharon Brumm Rod & Nancy Bubke George E. Bugbee* & Lucile A. Bugbee* Jim & Blenda* Bullard Ruth H. Cadwell* Jim & Carmen Campbell Louise Ann Carlson Lynda Carlson Patricia M.* & Joe* Carlson Dick & Marcia Carthaus Ardys A. Casey* James & Kathryn Catalano Ann H. Cathcart Harlan Cavert & Linda Odegard Polly Chandler & Greg Chanis Irene* & Lorne* Chanin Judith A. Christensen Marie Christensen, MD Alvin & Helen* Chromy Dr. Robert B. Clift Elaine & Foster Cole Marty Collier Peter & Dianne Cook Marion E. Cross* Steven Crum Barbara* & Edwin* Culbert Robert J. & Christy Z. Dachelet Milo D. & Carol J. Dahl Sheldon & Carol* Damberg Karen Davidson Melvin* & Evelyn* Davison Bernice Decowski* Richard* & Shirley* DeLeo Dale E.* & Emmillee S. Dennison Douglas & Barbara Diedrich William T. Dolan Rosamond Dols* Edna C. Downing* Mary Anne & Donald Draayer Thomas M. Dreeze Judith* & William* Driscoll Robert & Mary Druke+ Jennifer Dean Dwyer & Jim Dwyer Joan E. Eckerly Hugh & Joyce Edmondson Doug & Celia Ellingson Charles and Shirley Engh Harold & Mary Ann Feldman Nancy Gaia Fenna* Carol L. Ferris Ester & John* Fesler Marilyn L. Fetter* Bonita J.* & Scott Fisher Rodney H. Forristall

John E. Frank Harold* and Rada* Fredrikson Johanna M. Frerichs Cheryl S. Frobenius* Marion M. Fry* Don* & Louise* Gabbert Audrey* & Albert* Gallistel Henry & Dorothea* Garwick Charles H. & Joyce M. Gauck Donald & Nancy Gilberg Dr. & Mrs. M. P. Gimpl Anne & Stan Glad Patricia J. Glassing* Monica & Andy Graham Anne L. Gray Robyn R. Gray John Greenham & Greg Cole Leona H. Grivelli* Margaret* & Harley* Gronseth Lucille and Charles Grosch Margaret "Peg" H. Gruver* Larry E. & Charlotte S. Gulden Betty Jean Hahn Lois J. Hall John* & Ione Haller Linda Halstead Mary T. Hammar Darlene & James Hancock Margaret (Peggy)* & Reuel* Harmon Alfred & Ingrid Lenz Harrison Alice L. Harrison* Gladys* & Thomas* Harrison Duane K. Hasegawa Dolores* & Harold* Hawkins June* & Robert* Hedin Mary E. Heltsley Bruce & Barbara Hiller Connie Jaye Hines Roger L. Hintze Leonard* and Mary Lou* Hoeft Andrew Holewa*+ John & Ann Hollick Esther Hope Sally & Jim Hornig Ellyn Hosch & Lee Biersdorf Brad Hoven & Suzette Nordstrom Dr. William* & Hella Mears Hueg John* & Rusty Huff Mona Inman and Dan Wetterlin+ Delores E. & Robert J. Isaacson Darla R. Jackson Michael & Adelle Jacoby Betty J. Jefferson* Janice A. Johnson Clarence Johnson Alan & Judy Johnston Gail M. Jones Howard E.* & Barbara M.* Kaerwer Jerry & Becky Kajander Barbara Kastens+ Adele Kaufman Jane & Jim Kaufman Stephen F.* and Mary D. Keating* Susan Keim Christina (Kiki) Kelley Timothy S. Kenny Virginia M. Kivits* George & Mary Lou Klacan Donald F. & Mary Lou Klassy Diane & Jeffrey Klausner Norman K.* & Madeline R. Knafla Virginia M. Koch* Anne M. Koempel* Jeffrey S. & RoxAnn D. Kosmoski+ Eleanor Kowalczyk Greg Krauska & Cindy Skack Mark & Mary Sue Krueger

Judith Kurtz & John Relf Eileen M. Lackmann Jack R.* & Hedy V.* Lake James A. & Mary J. Landberg John E. Larkin, MD & Colles B. Larkin Elaine* & Robert* Larson Gerald C. & Carol E. Larson Nancy Lauritsen June I. Lees* Christine Leick & Guy Marzano Lestor Family Trust Betty A. Lewis* Bob & Karen Libke GayLynn & Bill Liljemark D. Kenneth Lindgren Dale & Randy Lindquist Barbara Link Laura Lundberg Robert E. Lyons Shirley Mahowald* & Henry Kinsell* Michael & Janet Malik Michael & Donna Mardis Alan & Sharon Marquardt Tom & Kathy Martin+ Sarah J. Mason Richard P. Mathern* Lola B. Maynard* Joyce A. McCann Alma* & George* McCollough Bob & Polly McCrea Michael T. McKinney The Hon. E. Anne McKinsey Bruce and Janelle Melenich Cynthia J. Mertz Kathryn & Jeffrey Messerich Mr. and Mrs. Fredrick C. Meyer Gordy & Linda Meyer+ Chet & Miriam Meyers+ Jo & Bill* Mihelich Ida W. Miller+ Rod Miller and Bill Miner Robert J. & Sharon L. Moeller Frank J. & Juliana H. Molek Beverly Montgomery Mrs. Marilyn M. Moon Judy Morgan Marilyn & Vernon* Mork Muriel Morrow Ralph* & Bonnie Mueller Dale & Jo Ellen Mueller Hal* and Luann Muller Charles & Linda Nachtsheim Leonard J. Nadasdy Irving M. Nelson* Noren* & Karen Nelson Patricia Newton Jim & Carol O'Connor Sylvia Ogren* Gerald and Rosemary Olerud Michael Olson & Suzanne Beatty Roy* & Amelia* Olson Susan Osberg Hendrik* & Marri Oskam Jeanne L. Osterby Betty J. Owen Beatrice M. Palmer* Derrill M. Pankow Arthur W.* & Jane S. Partridge Mrs. James R. Paul* Gina J. Paulucci Myron and Deborah Pauly Harold* & Shelby Pellett Mrs. Marilyn E. Pemberton Carolyn & Luis Perez Michael & Dorothy Perry Marguerite D. Perschau* Janet M. Peter

Marjorie & Duane Peterson Herbert* & Marilyn Pieper Lucia Pierson Eugenia Pignatello Ernestine R. Pittelkow* Ronald & Carol Price Peter Price & Julie Whitney Bill & Patti Priesmeyer Laura Prieve Karl & Carol Raitz Cecil C. Ramnaraine Clyde & Mary* Reedy Darwin & Geri Reedy Donna Reichmuth* Gary & Pam Reierson Judy Reinking Marguerite* & Heck* Remington Nancy L. Rice Ed* & Ella* Richter Elizabeth & Walter* Ringer Elizabeth A.* & Dean K.* Rizer, Sr. Judge James D. & Leanna M. Rogers June* & Edgar* Rogier Patricia & Craig Roslien Marilyn Rushenberg Pamela Satre & Michael Funck Allan P. Sauter* John & Mary Jo Schmitt Ed & Sandy Schneider Mary Ellen Scholl Kirk & Cheryl Scholz Dr. Jeffrey H. & Patricia A. Schott+ Gen. Dennis & Pamela Schulstad Marion K. Scott* Diane Shelgren & George Loomis+ Kathryn & Terry* Sherwood Timothy & Janet Singleton Janet J. Sinner* Oliver & Barbara Skurdahl Betty B. Slater Anthony & Heather Smith Jacqueline H. Smith Phillip H. Smith Steven Solbrack & Elizabeth Andress Jamie Spanks Jane B. Spence* Renate & William Sperber Richard & Judith Spiegel Lynn & Sandy Stearns George and Betty Kay Stein Irene G. Steiner* Lorraine G. Stewart* Jane D. Strebel* Barbara* & Gordon* Strom Anne Sturdivant & Gary Fleishacker Molly Sullivan+ Marvin & Ardis Sutter Dorothy Swanberg Connie & Craig Swarthout Hazle B. Sweeney* Len* and Judy Takkunen+ Kay Savik & Joe Tashjian John D. & Patricia A. Telfer Janice K. Templin+ Mark & Kathy Thacher Edwin & Beverly Thiede Sara Jean Thoms Wawa J. Thorson* Leonard F. Truhn* Elsie Turnquist Faye M. Ulrich+ Donald P. Untiedt Lynn Vernon & Bruce Holcomb Roman & Alice Verostko Robert & Donna Vidas Anne M. Vogel* Lynne and Dave Wagner Ed & Carol* Wagner

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gifts above MEMBERSHIP... Todd R. & Lisa J. Wagner Dan Waloga* William K. Wangensteen Chuck & Sally Watson Marilynn J. Weber Mary & Paul Webster Roxanne H. Weeks+ David P. Welle & Rosemary A. Reinhardt Patrick Whitcomb & Patty Napier J. Kimball* & Helen* Whitney Robert P. Widstrand* Corinne Wiles Jackie Wilhelm Alan C. Williams Barbara S. Willits* Donna & Arno* Windsor John* & Renata Winsor William J. Wintheiser Robert C.* & Jean S.* Winton Ruth C. Wirt* Donise Wright Norma J. Wubbena Penny Wuerth* Susan K. Wylie* Marilyn & Donald Youel Jane A. Yunginger Joseph & Elizabeth Zetah Anonymous (40)


Susan Abernathy Katherine J. Aby Eugene & Dorothy Ackerman Dr. Vernon & Bernice Albertson Darrel Alkire Hope Allen Mary Kay Ambroz Lee R. Anderson Mary Anderson Roberta J. Anderson Shirley Anderson Sharon Andresen Weldon Arndt Carl & Doris Bachman Arunendra N. Banerjee Ann Bentz Marjorie Bergstrom Mercedes Beuning Russell Biglman JoAnn Blaine Leslie Jean Bolke Thomas Bolke Charlie Boone Wendy Bottenberg Robert L. Boyington Ruth Boylan Rita Breshart Eugene Brouillette III Jerri Lynn Brown Iris J. Brustad Severin S. Bucksa Jeremy Bybee Anthony Caponi Geraldine Carley Louise Elaine Carlson Clara Christensen Don Christensen Marge Christensen Charles Chu Dorothy L. Cochran Vivian Cole Rosemary Coluccy Don Combs John Comshaw Pat (Leon) Cooper

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Ted & Patsy Cooper Thomas E. Cooper Victor & Dora Cooper Joan Witt Cowan Thomas M. Crosby, Jr. Joann Cruxall Richie Daher Delores Dahmen Carol Damberg Robert Danielsen Bruce Dayton Dietrich (Dieter) Dehnhard Virginia Mae Dietz Marian Dingman Susan Dockman Laney Dolliff Jan M. Donnelly Ellrene Dorniden Bradley Easterson Rita Egger Hazel Eide Margaret "Peg" Eide Charles & Ruth Eisler Richard J. Eisler Lucile Elder Ramon Fadden Robert Firth Kristopher J. "Kris" Fluegel Elisabeth Foard Kay Atchison Foster Bettie M. Friberg Peter Galarza Edward Henry Galbraith Victoria Isabel Galloway Fred Gamble Janet Elaine Garlock Gary Gerzema Warren Gluth Virginia Good John Goodman Benjamin Gowen Hideko Gowen Mary Jean Grassmann Jerry Grover Ethel 'Etz' Hageman Amy Jo Hallin Martha Hawkins Carol Hed Thomas J. Heelan Norma J. Heist Donald Hendel Nancy Jo Hendrickson Lola & Alfred Henjum Tina Hillman Lynda Hoover Hines Inga Hirschhorn Myrna L. Holden Barbara Jean Hollenback Jean Hosterman Fred Hsiao Dr. William F. Hueg, Jr. Patricia Hulick Joleta Idzelis Trond Jakobsen Carol & Niles Jefferson Marinda Johnson Lorraine "Penny" Johnson Ted Johnson Barbara Kaerwer Lola Kagol Libby Kalland Anna Karpas Wayne Keifer Helen Keith Heather Marie Kelly Tudy Kile Florence "Flossie" Killgore Bruce Kinseth Daniel S. Kinseth

Harold & Marge Kinseth Ludvig & Marie Kinseth Jean Rita Klis Reed Knutse Anne M. Koempel Charles "Chuck" Koerber Kenneth J. Koppes Gretchen Kresl Betty Ann Kurtz James J. Kurtz Lillian K. Kurtz Margaret "Peg" Kyllo Barbara Larson Margaret S. Larson Shirley Marilyn Lavanger Robert Law Richard O. Leavenworth, Jr. Charles C. LeCount Mort Leder BJ (Elizabeth Jean) Lillehei Pat Lindgren Patty Lorvick Al Loushin Diane Mack Ed Mack Dr. & Mrs. Donald C. MacKinnon Timothy L. Mahoney Betty Fletcher Mast Mildred Masters Tara Matko Lovell Hamilton May, Jr. Bob McFadden David McGough & Paul McGough Paul McHale Wendy McLean Debbie Merrill Carolyn Metcalf Erich Meyerhoff Barbara G. Michael Ami Mickelwait Elise Margrethe Midelfort Gretchen Miller Lawrence Morgan JoAnn L. Mukherjee Mary Nigon Peggy Nissen Jane Noland Arthur Norland Alice Olsen Ollie Rose Olsen Christine Olson Diane Ondrey Amy Dauchy Owen Shirley Ann Owen Beatrice Palmer John Palmer Maxine Patton Loren Del Paulson Roberta Pearson Jim Penney Marguerite Perschau Robert (Bob) Peters Ila Peterson Laurel K. Peterson Wendi Phillips Inez R. Plocher Geneva L. Post Alida Stone Quinn Sherman Quisberg Paula Rahders Henrietta Rahn Ruth Ramstad Linda Raymond Patricia Rehbein Deborah Richards Ella Richter Gerard "Gerry" Ring Mary Irene Robinson Patrick, Alice, Patricia & Tom Rogers

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Mabeth Roisum Howard Ronning John W. Rotella Charles Salisbury Robert Schilz Barbara J. Schmidt Mary Magdalen Schneider Kevin Schwelker Judy A. Scully Patricia Lee Seibold Brenda Sharp Frances A. Shea Francee Silverman Gayle Sit James Skalsky Paul Skjervold Marge Skorpac Ethel Smith Lucille P. Smoot Alexander Boone Snyder M. Dawn Speier Elizabeth W. "Betsy" Spencer Roberta Steen Donna Steinwedel Doris Sterner Tom Stockton Richard "Rich" Stokke Janis F. Strecker Karen Street Glenn Thomason Margaret V. Thompson Frances Thorp Ed Thul Teresa Uzzell Gretchen Van Natta Robert Veness Diane Vezina Kenneth Vogel Lorraine Wagner James Waterman John Waters Henry Webster Joyce Wehrmann Linda J. Welter Allan Wenzel Louise White Betty & Kerry Willette Audrey & Telford Williams Catherine B. Williams Jerome 'Chub' Williams Jane Winter Jean Ybarra Harold Zats John L. Zenk William M. Ziegler


Tom Achartz Toni Beitz Nora Bell James & Oksana Bohn Alicia & Ray Brozovich John M. Bryant Harlan Cavert Lorrie Collison Cece Cope Betty Jayne "B.J." Dahlberg Dave & Mary Dunn Flossie Finnicum Sheila Frenzel Flora Gardner & Steve Thompsen Bruce Gilmore Roxanne Gleason & Ted Ferara Bob & Mary Hageman David Hedlund Jennie Hsiao

Bob & Luba Ireland Phil & Milla Isaacson Greg Johnson & Cheri Beranek Marianne Kaufmann Tim Kenny Sara & Gary King Myrtle Klemp Archie & Charlie Kosior Karen Leu & Bill Charron Tom Martin Pamela & Peter McMurry Betsy Moran & Brian Johnson Ingrid Muehlenhaus Della Nelson Amy S. Owen Joan Oyaas Irene Palmer Cheri Paulson Sophia Pfeiffer Pamela Price & Brian McCarthy David Rosenbaum Sharon & Ron Saldin Ed Schneider Margaret S. Searles Morris M. Sherman June Skjervold Richard & Judy Spiegel Norton G. Stillman Marilyn B. Sussman Kay Savik & Joe Tashjian George Tesch

Q & A with donor Beth Gilbertsen Betts who shared her Arboretum story with 150 attendees at the Leon Snyder Heritage Society Luncheon. How did you first get connected to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum? "A friend invited me to an education class. I was pleased with the quality of the course. I was going crazy for gardening at the time. I thought, there is a jewel out here that I don't know much about!" Tell me about your first gift to the Arboretum and why do you give? "First I became a member, and then I bought a bigger membership. Then I thought, ‘why don't I give?’ I love this place. I do my little bit to make it better." Beth made a planned gift to support the future of the Arboretum. "The money I invest will help educate people. I get something back as a donor to the Arboretum. Giving brings me joy!"

*Deceased + New Members



Photo by Pat Petersen

Photo by Don Olson

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS MINNESOTA LANDSCAPE ARBORETUM FOUNDATION STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION AS OF JUNE 30, 2016 ASSETS Cash in Bank Investments at Market Value Pledge Receivable Donated Securities Accounts Receivable


1,984,924 32,696,950 1,804,532 3,117 45,123


LIABILITIES & NET ASSETS LIABILITIES Accounts Payable Deferred Revenue Land Payable

65,495 775,453 2,379,395



NET ASSETS Unrestricted 1,047,839 Temporarily Restricted 9,526,096 Permanently Restricted 22,740,366





CHANGE IN FINANCIAL POSITION: The statement of financial position reflects an increase in net assets by $922,264 to $33.3 million. The increase was due largely to an increase in memberships and contributions, and a reduction in expenses. Total assets increase to $36.5 million in 2016 from $35.8 million in 2015. Complete audited financial statements for the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Foundation, including the governance report, for the year ending June 30, 2016, are available at: Financials/2015-2016%20Financial%20Statements.pdf.

Refer to pages 2, 6-12 for fiscal year 2016 program accomplishments and Director's summary.

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