2019 Annual Appeal

West Virginia’s Garden Needs Your Help!

 

 The past year at the WVBG has been incredible and we are thankful for the tremendous support that we obtain from our membership. In the next year we are planning new infrastructure projects, garden expansions, and even new garden areas for our members and community. These projects and mission-driven programming may be our most ambitious undertaking yet, and we can’t do it without you! Please consider a charitable contribution to the West Virginia Botanic Garden before December 31, 2019. Your tax-deductible gift is vital to creating learning experiences, inspiring families, and improving the well-being of the community through the natural environment and culturally enriching experiences.

Philip Smith

Executive Director

Shawn Grushecky

President

Our $75,000 GOAL will help take this cultural and recreational asset to the next level, a place that West Virginians can enjoy and be proud to share!

Major Achievements of 2019

Our expanded workshops, programming, and special events reached over 3500 participants.

The WVBG staff and volunteers have developed plans for a new Children’s Adventure Garden and a new event center to enhance our guests’ experience, as well as an improved service area to aid our staff with ever-increasing site maintenance.

Our Fall Children’s Festival brought over 500 children to the Garden, 468 students participated in our school programs, and our summer camps inspired 80 youth.

The Garden hosted more weddings and events than ever before.

Our marketing efforts continue to boost the annual number of visitors to the Garden.

We established a new membership appreciation event series.

Our third annual farm-to-table dinner series, A Season of Good Taste, and our summer Garden Party delighted many guests and earned much-needed revenue for the Garden.

How Your Contributions Will Help the Garden

2018 Operating Expenses:

6%

Fundraising

36%

Garden & Program

58%

Management & Operations

WVBG ‘s Funding Sources in 2018:

7%

Earned Income

11%

Government Grants

15%

Fundraising & Special Events

15%

Memberships

23%

Private Donations

29%

Foundation & Corporate Grants

OUR MISSION: The West Virginia Botanic Garden at Tibbs Run Preserve seeks to foster learning, inspiration, and well-being through the beauty and wonder of plants, the natural environment, and culturally enriching experiences.

Your gift will support the transition of our state’s only botanic garden into a premier horticultural and environmentally sensitive education and event destination in the region.

 

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YOUR BELIEF IN OUR MISSION IS DEEPLY APPRECIATED

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