Thank you for your generosity in 2015!
It is a pleasure and an honor to thank the many individuals, foundations and corporations who so generously supported ASBA in 2015. Annual dues cover only a portion of ASBA’s operating expenses so these donations helped produce exhibition catalogs and The Botanical Artist, our beloved journal.
Your generous response to the 2015 Annual Appeal raised over $17,000 which will keep programs moving forward. Nonprofit organizations such as ASBA rely on donations from individuals to ensure fiscal stability regardless of economic fluctuations.
Officers and members of ASBA’s Board of Directors all give time and financial support. They lead our organization and provide oversight and vision, spending innumerable hours in meetings, working on the website, fundraising and educational projects, membership services, donating niceties like wine at the conference’s Art Bazaar – the list goes on. Volunteers write and coordinate articles for the Journal, are vital to the Annual Meeting’s success, help with mailings and so much more. When you read the board list or an article in the journal, whisper a little “thanks” to those folks for providing quality services to all members – and consider getting involved yourself!
ASBA is indeed grateful to Gregory Long, President and CEO of The New York Botanical Garden for providing our office space and other related services. We are proud of our partnership in NYBG’s Triennial Exhibition. We thank Barbara Corcoran, VP for Education and the Continuing Education staff for making us feel at home on third floor Watson.
For their “pro bono” service throughout 2015, we wish to thank our volunteer legal counsel, Siegmar “Sig” Silber of Silber and Fridman for legal advice throughout the year and Robert D. Flach, Accountant who has assisted with bookkeeping questions. These individuals provide valuable services with warmth and wit.
Contributions listed were received or pledged between January 1 and December 31, 2015. Donations of goods and services to the Art Bazaar were acknowledged in the March 2016 Journal.