North Carolina Botanical Garden Foundation, Inc.

The North Carolina Botanical Garden Foundation is the non-profit (501 [c][3]) membership organization that supports the North Carolina Botanical Garden, its mission, and its programs. The Foundation and its Board of Directors raise nearly 50 percent of the funds for operating expenses of the Garden. In addition, the Botanical Garden Foundation protects nearly 300 acres of land for conservation purposes. Join us—become a member now!

Fall Board and Annual Membership Meeting
Friday, November 16, 2018, 2 p.m.

Board of Directors Nominees

Patrick Barratt
Patrick is a graduate of Georgia State University's J. Mack Robinson College of Business. He works in marketing, sales, and product engagement, and he is passionate about the local environment, conservation, and sustainability. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, camping, skiing, backpacking, cycling, and mountain biking.

Alice May
Alice is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has worked as an advertising copywriter and a freelance photographer for major magazines and the Associated Press. Alice loves gardening. While living in Illinois, her garden was chosen as best garden in a Master Gardeners sponsored contest. She has served as the president of the University of Illinois's Krannert Art Museum Council and as a council member for their Center for the Performing Arts. She has also served on Ackland Art Museum's local advisory board.

Sims Preston
Sims is a graduate of Columbia University and Duke University School of Law. He was the CEO, president/board chairman of Polyglot Systems and has served as legal counsel for numerous companies. The Garden has been a special part of Sims's family for three generations, and he has a deep interest in the natural world and sustainability. He enjoys spending time with his family, and he lives just blocks from his parents, Ed and Foundation honorary director Nancy Preston. His grandmother is the namesake of the Evelyn McNeill Sims Native Plant Lecture. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Emerson Waldorf School in Chapel Hill.

Judith Rizzo
Judith is a graduate of Emmanuel College and Middlebury College, and earned her doctorate from the University of Massachusetts. She has served as the executive director and CEO of the James B. Hunt, Jr. Institute for Educational Leadership and Policy and the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University, as the deputy chancellor for instruction for the New York City Board of Education, and more. Judith is an avid gardener and regular visitor to the North Carolina Botanical Garden. She participates in many Garden educational programs and is a long-time supporter and advocate. She is also actively involved in the Catholic Newman Center in Chapel Hill. She is a trustee for the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Foundation and serves on several other non-profit boards.

Fall Board and Membership Meeting Documents

Agenda - Revised 11/12/2018
Spring Minutes and Reports - Draft minutes and reports from the May 18, 2018 Spring Board Meeting
Redline Version of Proposed Changes to NCBGF By-Laws
List of Proposed Changes to NCBGF By-Laws
Proposed Version of NCBGF By-Laws
Land Trust Alliance Board Adoption Resolution
Land Trust Alliance Standards and Practices

2019 Officers & Board of Directors

Greg Fitch, President
Melissa Cain, Vice President
Carey Durham, Treasurer
Jenny Routh, Secretary

Brie Arthur
Patrick Barratt
Betsy Bennett
Bob Broad
Catharine Burns
Nathan Byrd
Chip Calloway
Anne Harris
Pam Heavner
Bo Howes
James Joslin
Harriet Martin
Alice May
Florence Peacock
Jim Pick
Sims Preston
Judith Rizzo
Sandy Thompson
Lysandra Weber

Claire Christopher
Arthur S. DeBerry
Muriel Easterling
Marcella Grendler
Sandra Brooks-Mathers
Nancy Preston
Stephen Rich
Tom Scott
Sally Couch Vilas
Barbara Wendell

Tom Earnhardt
Anne H. Lindsey
William H. Bracey
Arthur S. DeBerry
Sally Couch Vilas
R. B. Fitch

Damon Waitt, Director, North Carolina Botanical Garden, UNC-Chapel Hill
Carol Tresolini, Vice Provost for Academic Initiatives, UNC-Chapel Hill
Heidi Sawyer-Clark, Garden Clubs of North Carolina

Financial Information

Fiscal Year 2017 Form 990
Fiscal Year 2017 Audited Financial Statements

Fiscal Year 2016 Form 990
Fiscal Year 2016 Audited Financial Statements

Fiscal Year 2015 Form 990
Fiscal Year 2015 Audited Financial Statements

Updated on March 16, 2017 at 06:07:58 am.