Woman’s Board Contributions

Woman’s Board Contributions to the Chicago Horticultural Society and the Chicago Botanic Garden

1951 through June 2013

CHS/CBG Operating Funds:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$634,008

  • CHS General Fund/Operating Fund – $142,708
  • Botanic Garden Fund – $19,000
  • Annual Fund – $72,300
  • Plant Conservation Science Center – $175,000
  • Rainwater Glen & Green Roof Gardens - $225,000

Human Resources (Staff/Volunteer Annual Parties) . . . . . . $29,000

Education Programs: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $616,939

  • Zimmerman Lecture Series (1986 – 1990) – $10,612
  • Janet Meakin Poor Symposium – $5,000
  • Horticultural Scholarship Program – $8,302
  • WB Internship Endowment – $400,000
  • Plant Evaluation Research & Publication Endowment – $150,000
  • Regenstein Programs – Fruit & Vegetable Garden – $37,175
  • Hutchinson Medal Ceremony & Luncheon – $5,850

Buildings/Capital Projects: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,284,995

  • Production Greenhouses – $107,012
  • Rice Plant Research Center Buildings & Programs – $203,100
  • Rice Education Greenhouses & Equipment – $111,718
  • Library, Tributes & Collections – $59,207
  • Education Building – $103,000
  • Gateway Garden Shop – $700,958
  • Plant Conservation Science Center – $1,000,000

Commemorative Gifts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8,500

Seed money to develop Portrait of a Garden . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50,000

Misc. Equipment & Supplies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $47,011

  • Forklift – $5,000
  • Carts – $3,000
  • Quonsets – $4,400
  • Computers/Printers – $14,618
  • Miscellaneous – $19,993

Chicago Gardens and Programs:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,522,712

  • Fragrance Garden for Blind – $35,000
  • Inner City Gardens – $4,745
  • Chicago Arts – $30,000
  • Green Chicago – Created ten gardens and endowment – $467,967
  • School Garden Initiative – $585,000
  • Green Youth Farm & Windy City Harvest - $400,000

Plant Exploration/Collection: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $169,519

  • Travel for Research Staff – $11,000
  • Senior Staff Trips to The Netherlands, Germany, England, Japan, Poland, Russia, and China – $158,519

Gardens: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $689,830

  • English Walled Garden/Perennial Walk Bed – $300,000
  • Sensory Garden – $50,000
  • Sutter Enabling Garden – $5,000
  • Naturalistic Garden – $1,830
  • Dwarf Conifer Garden – $172,000
  • Farwell Herb Garden – $61,000
  • Grunsfeld Children’s Growing Garden - $100,000

Blooming! Campaign for the Chicago Botanic Garden . . . . . . .. . $1,970,300

  • Great Basin Water Garden support from WB – $500,989
  • Great Basin Water Garden support from individuals – $895,461
  • Endowment fund support from WB – $355,343
  • Endowment fund support from individuals – $144,657
  • Unrestricted capital support from WB – $73,850

Personnel:

Endowment for Curator of Aquatic Gardens . . . . . . . . . $1,000,000

(Includes gift from private donor)

Salary and benefits for Woman’s Board Plant Sale staff 

(1996 through June 2010) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$663,535

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Total $9,686,349