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Planning for the

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annual report BY

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FORT WORTH, TX | 817.348.8102 WASHINGTON, D.C. | 202.621.2375

MODEL NUMBER

2013 – 2014 REALSCHOOLGARDENS.ORG


TABLE

OF

CONTENTS

STAFF

Letter from the Executive Director

1

JEANNE McCARTY

Site Selection

3

SHAWN BOOKOUT

The Principals

4-5

Site Installation

7

Geographic Expansion

8-9

Teacher Training Programs 11

Training Plans 12-13

Funding Partners

15

On the Radar

17

Awards and Recognition

17

Our Boards

19

Statement of Activities and Financial Position

20-21

Donors and Contributors

Executive Director

Landscape Architect

JEFF CROSS Director of Finance and Operations

KARYN DUBRAVETZ Executive Assistant

SCOTT FEILLE North Texas Regional Director

SARAH GEER Director of Foundation and Individual Relations

MATT HACKLER Director of Development

LOGAN LeCOMPTE Educator

ALISON RISSO Director of Marketing and Communications

ELLEN ROBINSON Program Director

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ERIC VANDERBECK Educator


Planning

for the

future

Every time we build a REAL school garden, and every time we train

Though I’m tempted to use imagery and

a teacher, we’re focused on growth. The growth of the plants, the

language depicting our growth as gradual

professional growth of the teachers, and the growth of the children

and “natural,” that would belie the fact that

as they become more successful students, healthier adults, and more

we’ve carefully engineered our approach

capable stewards of the environment. We work to grow the school

to expansion in order to ensure long-term

community, uniting parents, teachers, and administrators with

results. So this report is dedicated to all

businesses looking to give back. Volunteers who work with us also

of the thoughtful planning, dutiful research,

grow their knowledge of environmentally-friendly practices, such as

gathering of expertise, careful selection

organic gardening, rainwater harvesting, and native plant cultivation.

of partners, and “measure twice, cut once” decision-making that goes

And over the past 10 years, while focusing on the growth of others,

into every REAL School Gardens project, including our own expansion.

we’ve also been planning out our own growth strategy. I’m pleased

Pictures of our finished learning gardens are pretty, but it takes

to share that REAL School Gardens now has;

designs, schematics, careful calculations, and building plans to turn a dream into a reality. I happen to think those look great, too.

* 94 Learning Gardens * 9 District Partners * 3 states

and the

and

So I hope you enjoy this peek behind the scenes into the planning that keeps our gardens, and our organization, growing strong.

in

District

of

Columbia,

* new Teacher Training Programs

AND

LETTER FROM THE Executive director 1


BB&T at Withers Elementary Garden Enhancement Project


The first step in building a garden is to carefully select a site, and the REAL School Gardens Program is no different. In addition to choosing

THE PROCESS

schools with space for a learning garden, we choose

1).

schools with strong leaders, teachers committed to academic improvement and trying innovative practices, and a community ready to step up and support the long-term care and maintenance of the learning garden.

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P R I N C I PA L

MARGIE HERNANDEZ

The Principals 4

P R I N C I PA L

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One of the key things we look at before choosing any partner school is the principal and their dedication to innovative programs that help get all their students on the path to academic success. REAL School Gardens is honored to work with brilliant educators who have dedicated their lives to closing the achievement gap between students with different family incomes, and ensuring that all of their students thrive and grow. Here are just two of our 100+ amazing principal partners.

MARGIE HERNANDEZ

MAISHA RIDDLESPRIGGER

PRINCIPAL HERNANDEZ brought the REAL School Gardens

PRINCIPAL RIDDLESPRIGGER grew up in the heart of the Central

Program to John J. Pershing Elementary, a low-income school in

Valley in Fresno, CA, which calls itself “The food basket of the world”.

Dallas, because she believes in having strong teachers and a strong

Her childhood was filled with fresh food from local farms, as well as

curriculum, and says the REAL School Gardens Program helps her

those she helped grow in her family’s garden. It is because of her

achieve those goals. Hernandez says, “We grow everyone who walks

childhood experiences in the garden that she is so passionate about

through the door,” and certainly practices what she preaches. Ever

bringing the REAL School Gardens Program to Ketcham Elementary.

since the installation of the REAL school garden, Pershing has been

“Spending time outdoors in the garden was such a central part of

recognized as one of Dallas’ “Exemplary” schools. They’ve received

my childhood, I want my students to have that same rich environment

a Gold award for Excellence in Urban Education, an “A” from non-

as part of their school day. Our REAL school garden is going to

profits that grade school quality, and they’ve ranked #1 in classroom

get these kids excited about coming to school, get them more

teacher effectiveness, a huge achievement for any school, particularly

engaged in their lessons, and make them proud and happy to come

one that works with economically disadvantaged children. Hernandez

to Ketcham.”

credits the REAL School Gardens Program with giving her teachers the tools and training they need to get students engaged in their lessons and excited about learning.

The Principals 5


Larry G. Smith Elementary Design & Dine with Jo Malone London


after we identify strong partners, our Landscape Architects get to work. We bring the school community together for our Partnership Launch event, called the “Design & Dine.” Not only do they join other staff members to visit the site and carefully map it, but they talk to the teachers, administrators, and parents who will be using and maintaining the garden. Members of the school community have great input on the history of the site, and wonderful suggestions on how to maximize garden usage. Successful school gardens are designed for maximum teacher use and ease of maintenance. • Paved ADA compliant pathways make the garden inviting to everyone, even after rain. • When no trees are available, shade structures serve as a gathering space. • Wide open spaces allow for classes to easily gather around their teachers, and make the learning garden easier to mow and maintain. • Raised stone planting beds double as benches, and they’re narrow and easy to weed. • Whiteboards are placed strategically around the garden to allow for multiple classes simultaneously, and to give teachers a choice of comfortable spaces for instruction. • Tools, both for teaching and maintenance, are centrally located so teachers don’t have to pack up any supplies before heading out the door. • Any plant that needs regular watering stays close to reclaimed rainwater or the regular hose.

In the 2013-2014 school year, REAL School Gardens * installed 7 new

learning gardens, and *  enhanced 3 existing

learning gardens.

Site INstallation 7


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washinGton D.C. DALLAS FORT WORTH

AS PART OF OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH D.C. SCHOOLS, REAL School Gardens participated in “Strawberries and Salad Greens” a program instituted by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education to introduce children to fresh local fruits and vegetables. During

Geographic Expansion 8

lunch, we held quick lessons on strawberries, adjectives, and symmetry.


REAL School Gardens began 10 years ago with one funder in Fort Worth, Texas, building about one garden per year. Since then, with thanks to careful planning, we have built and formed partnerships with in

learning gardens school districts

states, plus the District of Columbia.

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* ARLINGTON (TX)

* FORT WORTH (TX)

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* ALEXANDRIA (VA)

* GRAND PRAIRIE (TX)

* BIRDVILLE (TX)

* HIGHLAND PARK (TX)

* DALLAS (TX)

* PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY (MD)

with school districts in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of

* DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

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Geographic Expansion 9


Burton Hill Elementary Teacher Training


as we grow our mission we decided to also serve schools with existing gardens. Now, schools with some sort of garden can skip the Big Dig and activate their outdoor space with our teacher training. This jumpstart option quickly and efficiently brings the benefits of outdoor learning to as many teachers and students as possible. It also helps us expand REAL School Gardens into new regions.

TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM — For schools featuring established

A LA CARTE TRAININGS — For schools outside of our service area,

gardens within our service area, we offer our three-year Teacher

or for schools with particular needs, REAL School Gardens offers

Training Program, complete with full-staff training sessions, regular

customizable teacher training sessions. School systems targeting a

one-on-one teacher trainings, and seasonal Garden Coordinator

particular subject, or schools targeting a particular grade can receive

meetings. This is the same award-winning training program our Big

our training services in the manner that works best for their staff

Dig partners receive once we finish building their learning garden.

members. Many of our full-staff training sessions are also open to

ENHANCEMENTS — For schools whose gardens are missing

individual teachers from other schools.

important learning features, such as seating or whiteboards, REAL

* 711 teachers trained this year alone!

School Gardens will host special days of service, leading teams of volunteers to install the features and turn the existing garden into a working outdoor classroom.

EVERGREEN PROGRAM — Once schools complete our three-year program, they are eligible to attend training sessions, receive seasonal supplies, and participate in

* Thanks to a grant from The Miles Foundation, we were able to provide four alumni schools with 3 days of teacher training. * We held 6 Garden Coordinator meetings during the 2013-2014 school year

teacher training programs

special garden-based activities.

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REAL School Gardens Training PlanS

MONTH

May

Eric & Ellen One-on-One training and Capstone

Logan & Ellen -

Eric -

One-on-One training and Capstone

One-on-One training

DESIGN & DINE

Eric One-on-One training

Capstone

EVERGREEN SUPP ORT PROGRAM

Eric & Logan One-on-One training and Capstone

Lesson Planning

ENHANCEMENT

T R AINING

DESIGN & DINE

Lesson Planning

Eric & Logan One-on-One training

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Full-Day Training

7:00 pm

TRAINING

Logan & Ellen -

BIG DIG!

7:00 pm

EVERGREEN S U PP ORT PROGRAM

Eric & Ellen -

Logan & Ellen -

One-on-One training and Capstone

One-on-One training and Capstone

Logan & Ellen One-on-One training and Capstone

Native Plant Workshop


The REAL School Gardens Program is so successful because we invest heavily in teacher training. Not only do we give teachers carefully created lesson plans, but our educators return to each three-year partner school over and over again to make sure that teachers are comfortable using the outdoor classrooms and that the program thrives for years to come. You’ll see five kinds of trainings filling our calendars.

FULL SCHOOL TRAININGS

CAPSTONE

To launch our three-year training partnerships, we spend

A full-staff training at the end of a three-year partnership.

a full day with the whole school staff in their new learning garden. Our expert educators review maintenance tips, outdoor classroom management techniques, potential instructional topics, and learning garden program basics.

EVERGREEN TRAININGS Schools who’ve completed our three-year training program receive continued training and support.

ONE-ON-ONE TRAININGS Our educators spend the day co-teaching with school staff in the outdoor classroom.

GARDEN COORDINATOR MEETINGS  Seasonal meetings for all the Garden Coordinators.

Training PlanS 13


Maple Lawn Elementary Big Dig with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas


We are grateful to the funding partners who’ve helped us grow over the past year. Building high-quality learning gardens and embedding an effective program at each school calls for a substantial financial investment. Our funding partners know that working hard for their employees and the communities they serve helps ensure long-term success, for businesses, customers and kids alike.

$100,000 +

$25,000 - $99,999

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On the radar 16


North Texas Giving Day We’d like to thank the individual donors who helped make our Buggin’ Out campaign this past year a success. To celebrate North Texas Giving Day, a regional fundraising competition, the Regional Director of North Texas, Scott Feille, ate a bug for every $1,000 raised. Not only did our supporters shatter our previous records, but the Communities Foundation of Texas awarded us a $5,000 prize for the “Best Overall Marketing Campaign”. The Communities Foundation also requested that Scott speak to other nonprofits about the tactics we used to generate such interest and awareness.

SCHOOLYARD HARVEST In November, we held a beautiful Schoolyard Harvest Dinner, where students grew produce for a fundraising dinner at GRACE, a four-star restaurant in Fort Worth. Students also received lessons in how to prepare simple and delicious meals using fresh vegetables and fruit.

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REAL SCHOOL GARDENS PRESENTED AT: * Dallas Independent School District's first annual STEM event * Farm to Cafeteria Conference in Austin in April.

On the Radar 17


Gabe P Allen Charter School Post-Big Dig Visit


Growing an organization such as REAL School Gardens is incredibly hard work, and we certainly couldn’t do it alone. In addition to our National Board, we have two Regional Boards that have made it their mission to give every child in the area the benefits of hands-on outdoor instruction.

NATIONAL BOARD

APRIL ALLEN, Strategic Consultant

FRED THOMPSON, BOARD CHAIR Principal, The Communications Collaborative, LLC

BAYLOR BARBEE Entrepreneur, Digital Strategist & Best-Selling Author

MICHELLE RIDDELL Vice President of Strategic Communications and Community Investment at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX)

KAREN DIELMAN Portfolio Manager, The Jenesis Group

JULIE BIERMACHER Attorney with the law firm of Strasburger & Price, LLP

MAURICE A. WEST External Affairs Manager/Dean of Men at Paul Quinn College

JENNIFER LEIGH CHANDLER Market Executive, Bank of America

MID-ATLANTIC BOARD

JOSIE DEFRANK Principal Consultant - University HealthSystem Consortium

BRIAN D. BANKS Director of Government Affairs for MGM National Harbor

DELAINE EASTIN, BOARD VICE-CHAIR Former California State Superintendent of Public Instruction KELLY GARRETT Executive Director, KIPP: St. Louis JEANNE MCCARTY, BOARD SECRETARY Executive Director, REAL School Gardens ROBERT MENZI, BOARD TREASURER Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation JULIE NEIMAT Senior Vice President, Global Talent and Human Resource Management, Discovery Communications LLC CAROLYN WALSH of Counsel, Squire Patton Boggs, LLP

DALLAS BOARD GILES DAVIDSON, DALLAS BOARD CHAIR 30-year Career in Information Systems and Project Management

JERRI HAMMER Individual Tax Advisor, Attorney, and CPA MARGIE HERNANDEZ Principal, Pershing Elementary

DR. MAXINE B. FREUND Associate Dean for Research and External Relations at the George Washington University, the Graduate School of Education and Human Development (GSEHD).

JO MARIE LILLY 45 Year Career in Advertising

MATT MONJAN Vice President Strategic Implementation and Account Management at Discovery Communications

RUTH KINLER President of Redenta’s Garden

DANA T. WEEKES Attorney with the Law Firm of Squire Patton Boggs

SONJA MCGILL Associate Chief Counsel for Labor & Employment at HMS Holdings, Inc.

our boards 19


statement of activities and financial position

Total

AND OTHER SUPPORT Unrestricted

Temporarily Restricted

2014

2013

$165,763 $2,030 $0 $159,486

$1,010,990 $0 $0 $0

$1,176,753 $2,030 $0 $159,486

$1,362,173 $2,286 $0 $43,135

$736,543

($736,543)

$0

-

$1,063,822

$274,447

$1,338,269

$1,407,594

REVENUE

Contributions Interest income Rental income Other income Net assets released from restrictions: Satisfaction of program restrictions Total revenue, gains and other support

Expenses

2013

Program services Fundraising Management and General

$1,148,648 $268,890 $111,789

- - -

$1,148,648 $268,890 $111,789

$1,073,100 $204,467 $111,722

Total expenses

$1,529,327

-

$1,529,327

$1,389,289

($465,505) $820,704

$274,447 $238,238

($191,058) $1,058,942

$18,305 $1,040,637

$355,199

$512,685

$867,884

$1,058,942

Change In net assets Net assets at beginning of year Net assets at end of year

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2014

Total

Year Ended June 30, 2014 with comparative total for 2013


REAL School Gardens’ total revenue for the year was $1.34 million with 55% of funds from public support including public and private foundations, United Way and individual donors. Approximately 32% of funds are cash and in-kind donations from corporations and corporate foundations, and 13% from program fees paid directly by schools. Expenses for the year totaled $1.53 million with $1.15 million or 75% of total expenses invested in program services, including educator training and resources; design, installation and support of learning gardens; and community engagement. Distribution of Expenses Program expenses Fundraising

75.1%

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Management and General Support

17.6%

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7.3%

Distribution of Program Services Community Engagement Teacher training School Gardens

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26.4%

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36.4%

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37.2%

statement of activities and financial position

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Esperanza “Hope� Medrano Elementary Bianca Marquez, fifth grade science teacher with student


Donors & Contributors CORPORATIONS AND FOUNDATIONS

United Way of Metropolitan Dallas

Texas Instruments The Thomas M., Helen McKee & John P. Ryan Foundation W.P. & Bulah Luse Foundation

The Sulentic Family Foundation Texas Nursery and Landscape Association VLK Architects The Wireless Alliance

$25,000-$99,999

$1,000-$4,999

SUZY PEACOCK FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE

The Beck Group Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas FedEx The Jenesis Group Jo Malone London Mercedes-Benz Financial Services The Miles Foundation National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Rainwater Charitable Foundation Sabre Foundation Silicon Valley Community Foundation VHA, Inc. Wells Fargo

Bluffview Garden Club Center for Spiritual Living Commercial Metals Company Goldman, Sachs & Co. Graham and Carolyn Holloway Family Foundation Satori Capital Staples Foundation Whole Kids Foundation

Jessica & Todd Barr Carla Brown Dr. Laura L. Carstensen Terry Chadsey Leslie Cook Jeff Cross Robert Higginbotham Bonnie and Randy Jones Ruth & Dick Kinler John Langdon Jeanne McCarty and Jason Hewitt Sue McCullers Dr. M. D. McDonald Sonja McGill Blair & Bill McGroarty Matt & Jessi Rainwater Kathleen Rall Ellen & Michael Robinson Michelle Schneider Jason Simus and Heather Ross Simus John Simus Cathy & Gary Thomas Suzanne Tuttle Amy Walker Michael Warren

$100,000+

$5,000-$24,999 Bank of America, Inc. Baylor L. Agerton Trust BB&T Bank C.B. Baird, Jr. Foundation Chesapeake Energy Corporation Chipotle Mexican Grill Deloitte Consulting LLP The Discovery Fund Faces of Change (Crescent Real Estate Equities) Founders Garden Club of Dallas Helen Irwin Littauer Educational Trust, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee M.R. and Evelyn Hudson Foundation Ninnie L. Baird Foundation Office of the State Superintendent of Education (Washington, DC) ORIX Foundation The Nancy Ruth Fund Robert E. and Evelyn McKee Foundation

Up to $1,000 Albertsons LLC Alliance Data AmazonSmile Foundation AV Commissioning, LLC Brandpointe City of Grand Prairie Colonial Country Club Charitable Fund of the Community Foundation of North Texas Dallas Academy DeFrank Family Charitable Fund DFW Vapor, Inc. Far Out Burger GoodSearch The Human Source Foundation Hunt Consolidated, Inc. Jetta Operating Company, Inc. Junior Group of the Marianne Scruggs Garden Club Keep Grand Prairie Beautiful Melissa and Trevor Fetter Family Fund of The Dallas Foundation Safeway, Inc. Strong River Camp & Farm, Ltd.

INDIVIDUALS (alphabetical order) Deborah Ackerman David Aftandilian Patricia Aldrete April Allen Elizabeth & Chuck Almer Mike Anderson Nicole Anderson

Anonymous Thomas Barron Alison Beck Julie Biermacher Steve Bladek Marissa Bland and Cole Nettles David Boesel Meagan Bolton Shawn & Kyle Bookout Angela Buffington Adrienne Bullard Nicole Bullock Rachel Buxkamper Anna Callon Carlo Capua Kathy Cash & Eric Vanderbeck Pam Chamberlain Jennifer Chandler Edward Chavez Alexandra Cherry Ginger Ciminello Daniel Clarke Britney Conner Rosemary Costello Annette Cox Bradley Cross Marylou Cross Charles Crouch Lynda Crouch Suzan Crouch Tina Culp Karen Culpepper Martha Culver Laura Darley Lorraine & Merrick Darley Ryan & Robin Darley Ross Darrow Corey Davison Giles Davidson and Dan Waldmann Roberto De La Cruz and Paul Polanco Josie & John Paul DeFrank George DeLeon

Jane Didear Karen Dielman Lisa Dillman Alison Dombrowski Leonard Dombrowski Patricia Dorraj and Payton Fletcher Cindy Gay Drew Michael Duffin Donna Dunaway Donnette Durham Delaine Eastin Thomas C. Elliston Deborah Endsley Beth Ewing Kelly & Scott Feille Laurie & Bryan Feille Elizabeth Flowers Patricia Fly Andrew Fort Ryan Fox Laurie Fry Melisa Gagrica Patricia Gallagher Mary Jo Gardere Sarah Gardner Elizabeth & Kelly Garrett Earlene Garvey Sarah & Scott Geer Vickie & Roy Geer Tammy Garcia Aimee Germain Derek Gibson Lynne & Gil Glover Jill Goff Lisa Goldberg Vinita & Eric Gotting Jack Gratwick Melinda Gratwick Tanuja Gupta Darlene Hackler Matt Hackler and George Tomic Scott Hackler

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Donors & Contributors cont. Melodee Halbach Jennifer Hale Courter Hall Jerri Hammer Pat & Tom Harrison Todd Healy Blake Hestir Alyssa Hilburn Tracy Hollis Dawn & Paul Hood-Patterson Erin Horn JoAnne Hughes Tricia Hunsucker Teresa Huskey Laura Hyatt Joan Jackson Tobi Jackson Jonathan Janda Diane Kelleher Amber Keller Michael Kerrigan Debbie Key Patricia Kollappallil Janelle & Erik Kraemer Laura Krinock Sharon Lambert James Lawrence Kendra & Christopher Lemon Jo Marie Lilly Gabriela Lopez Annie Lynsen Helen Lyons Shailin Makhani Janet Marcum Carol Marin David Martinko Lucila Mauri John Mays Wendy Mazur Kent McCarty

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Morgan McCarty Mrs. Sylvia and Dr. Kenneth McCarty Jessica McCormick Jennifer McDowell Karla McKinley JT McPherson Susan Mecca Robert Menzi Kathy Merriott Guillermo Michel Kim Miers Maggie Mills Melodie Minshew-Bourassa Susie & Gene Morrissey Cheryl Murray Julie Neimat Eric Nelson Jane Newth David Nolan Paula Overall Kathy Park Beverly Payne Nancy Payne and Dale Boisso Janice Penwarden Elaine Petrus Carla Phillips Carolyn & Wiley Phillips Morgan & Marcus Qualls Wendy Quandahl Monica Rachel Richard Rall Mary Lou Ramirez Ronald Ramos Xin Rao Karen Reynolds Jim Richards Michelle Riddell Carol Riddick Alison Risso Becky Robinson William Rodriguez Peter Rooney

Dorothy Rose Virginia Sager Nayla Sakla Janet Salazar Audrey Schlichenmaier Sharon & Richard Schoech Debbie Shannon Laura Sherr Harriet Shields Debora Shrauner Janet M. Shull Valerie Skinner Jason Slattery Jeremy Smith Loretta Smith Scott Smith Marion Soward Sue Spellman Bobby Spence Christina Steffey Andrew Stern Elise Stewart Faida Stokes Amanda Stone Norton and Matthew Norton Jeffrey Strater Tom Struhs and Elizabeth Falconer Paul Sugg Sara Sullivan Damon Sumner Kriston Sweckard Frederick G. Thompson Lisa Trammell Suzanne & John Tucker Rebecca Twitchell Karen Valenzuela Deedra Van Dyke Wim Van Leberghe Barbara Varley Christopher Vaughn Mike Vietti Alyssa Vijil

JoAnn Volk Leah Wagner Patti Wagner Doc Walker Carolyn Walsh Elan Wang Cole Wheeler Shelby White Jo Ann Whitman Barbara Williams Rhonda Williams Rebecca Winter Catie Wright Jen Zell-Gillbreath Carrie Zimmerman GIFT-IN-KIND Autodesk Botanical Interests Botanical Research Institute of Texas Chipotle Mexican Grill Cockrell Enovation Jeff Cross Giles Davidson and Dan Waldmann Forum Bowling Lanes Garden BonBons Harvest Supply J & J Sod and Grass The Laura and John Arnold Foundation Charles LeCompte Philip Combs Design Redenta’s Smashing Times Leslie Sowerbrower Sprouts Farmers Market Rick Swann TechSoup Texas Health Resources Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound

SWEAT EQUITY Dallas Association for Financial Professionals Dallas Cedar Dallas Independent School District Entrepreneurs for North Texas Ewing Irrigation Horton Tree Service Junior League of Dallas Living Earth LOTUS Texas Lowe’s Home Improvement) McLaughlin Stone Rain Ranchers Southwest Airlines Stone Carvers Sublime Water Gardens University of Texas MBA at Dallas/Fort Worth students TCU Net Impact students U.S. Bank Manuel Villegas


J.P. Starks ElementarY 3D Computer Design


RSG

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B R I C K & M O R TA R

D I G I TA L

FORT WORTH, TEXAS | 8 1 7 . 3 4 8 . 8 1 0 2

R E AL S CH O O LGAR DE N S .O R G

WASHINGTON, D.C. | 2 0 2 . 6 2 1 . 2 3 7 5


Annual Report 2013-2014