Conservation Leadership

Save the Plants, Save the Planet.

Plant conservation research and education are at the heart of the Science Initiative. The Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Plant Conservation Science Center provides Chicago Botanic Garden scientists with more tools to address the environmental challenges we face today and train those who assume that responsibility in the future. The following individuals, corporations, and foundations have generously supported the Science Initiative with gifts of $1,000 or more through February 28, 2011.

Leadership Commitments

$5,000,000 and above

Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Foundation

$2,000,000 – $4,999,999

Sue and Wes Dixon
The Grainger Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. William J. Hagenah
The Harris Family Foundation:
Caryn and King Harris
Katherine Harris
Toni and Ron Paul
Pam and Joe Szokol
Linda and Bill Friend
Leslie Riedel and Scott Friend
Stephanie and John Harris

$1,000,000 – $1,999,999

Abbott Fund
Astellas USA Foundation
Ellis Goodman Family Foundation
Hunter Family
Josephine P. & John J. Louis Foundation
The Negaunee Foundation
Susan and Roger Stone
Helen and Richard Thomas
Woman’s Board of the Chicago Horticultural Society

$500,000 – $999,999

Baxter International, Inc.
Illinois Tool Works Foundation
Lavin Family Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin F. Lenhardt, Jr.
National Science Foundation
Ernest P. Waud III
Ms. Susan A. Willetts and Mr. Alan K. Pritz

$250,000 – $499,999

Anonymous (1)
Willard and Sally Aaron
The Buchanan Family Foundation
Robert F. Finke and Carol L. Keenan
Helen V. Froehlich Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. James J. Glasser
Glasser and Rosenthal Family
Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation
Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Bureau of Tourism
McKenna Foundation
Cathy and Bill Osborn
Dr. Scholl Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. David Byron Smith
Howard J. and Paula M.* Trienens
Cate and Rick Waddell
Ms. Nicole S. Williams and Dr. Lawrence Becker

$100,000 – $249,999

Anonymous (2)
Mr.* and Mrs. Robert F. Carr III
Henry T. and Clarissa H. Chandler Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Byram E. Dickes
Nancy Gidwitz and Jeff Grossman
Dr. Leonard G. Ginger*
John and Jean Greene
Mrs. Max A. Hart
Mr.* and Mrs. Robert D. Hevey
Robert D. Hevey Jr. and Constance M. Filling
Pamela and Roger Hull
Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity,
Bureau of Energy and Recycling
Beverly and Richard* Joutras
Mary L. and Robert C. McCormack
George and Julie Peinado
Scott Family Foundation
The Siragusa Foundation
Mary Jane* and Albert H. Slepyan
Todd and Liz Warnock
Dr. Barbara Zax

$50,000 – $99,999

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph W. Behrens
The George Bodeen Family
Mr. and Mrs. John H. Bryan
A.G. Cox Charity Trust
Mr. and Mrs. John V. Crowe
Ginny and Peter Foreman
The Foster Charitable Trust
   Lynn, Jim, Teri, and Craig Foster
e-One
Tom and Annette Freyman
Dorothy H. Gardner
Jack* and Ginny Hotaling
Barbara Wu and Eric & Eliot Larson
Mr. and Mrs. M. James Leider
Michael W. Louis Charitable Trust
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew McNally IV
Kitty and Bill Moeller
Dr. M.J. Pomeranz
Elizabeth and Charles Schroeder
Ms. Scotty Searle
Tawani Foundation
Underwriters Laboratories Inc.

$25,000 to $49,999

Anonymous (1)
Mr. and Mrs. Francis Beidler III
Francis Beidler Foundation
Jane B. and John C. Colman
Miranda and Robert Donnelley
Elizabeth and Tim Dugan
Jamee and Marshall Field Foundation
Bernice and John Gardner
Ms. Sue L. Gin
Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Janis Audin Guelzow*
Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Haffner III
Jonathan and Nancy Hamill
Mary P. Hines
Mr. and Mrs. John L. Howard
Barbara Jane Irwin and Robert Romo
Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Isham, Jr. Fund of the El Adobe Corporation
Joan M. Johnson and Family
Lake Forest Garden Club
Mr. Bruce and Ms. Laura M. Linger
Malott Family Foundation
Chauncey and Marion D. McCormick Family Foundation
Edward and Lucy Minor
Jane Mueller
Rosborough Partners, Inc.
Dorothy B. Rothschild Memorial Fund
Mr. and Mrs. Harrison I. Steans
A Friend of the Woman's Board
Peggy and Art Wood, Wood Family Foundation

$10,000 to $24,999

Anonymous (4)
Judy and Arthur Abt
Amsted Industries Foundation
Vernon Armour
Ann and Brian Balusek
Bessemer Trust
Mr. and Mrs. Harrington Bischof
Mary and Carl Boyer
Catherine and Michael Busch
Mrs. Beverly J. Bystricky
Barbara* and Melfort Campbell
Susan and Michael Canmann
Joyce E. Chelberg
Mr. and Mrs. Julien H. Collins, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Crane
Mr. and Mrs. Dewey B. Crawford
Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Crowe
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher A. Deveny
Mr. and Mrs. James W. DeYoung
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Donahoe
Peter and Shana Ellis
Steven L. Finkelman
John D. Fornengo
Garden Guild of Winnetka
Kathi S. Grant
Mary Johnson Hill
Dewitt and Parke Holland Foundation
Mrs. Nancy W. Jacobs
Mrs. Arthur R. Kneibler
Madeleine and Jim McMullan
Mrs. Withrow W. Meeker
Mr. Ronald E. Meissen, Ph.D.
Mr. Ralph Thomas O'Neil*
Mr. and Mrs. Jay L. Owen, Jr.
Homi and Anne Patel
Mrs. Edward King Poor III
Harriet and Joey Resnick and Family
SEAL Analytical, Inc.
Sophia and Jon Siskel
Mrs. Jackson W. Smart, Jr.
Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust
Kathleen and Brian Spear
Richard and Elaine Tinberg
Mr. and Mrs. Henry P. Wheeler

$5,000 to $9,999

Steve Ball and Les Everett
James and Roberta Boudreau
Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Bowen
Brigandi & Associates, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Roger O. Brown
Mary Cary and Gary Coughlan
Claire and Joe Gregoire
Mr. and Mrs. Burton W. Hales, Jr.
Daniel B. Hales
Mr. and Mrs. Mark William Haller
HMX, LLC
Kris S. Jarantoski
Susan and Gordon Keiser
Barbara A. Lumpkin
Mr. and Mrs. David O. MacKenzie
Greg Mueller and Betty Strack
The Nissly Family
Mr. and Mrs. John E. Preschlack
Ms. Holly B. Rothschild
Carole and Gordon Segal
Lee J. Strauss Fund at The Boston Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Peter E. Van Nice
Dale and Kim Visokey
Sally and John Weber

$1,000 to $4,999

Anonymous (7)
Dora and John Aalbregtse
Lynn M. Abrahamson
Carnot and Luceile Allen Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew C. Armishaw
Bank of America Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Barra
Alvin H. Baum Family Fund
Philip and Janice Beck
Mr. and Mrs. Philip D. Block IV
George W. Blossom III
William and Nancy Brown
Mr. and Mrs. John H. Buehler
CME Foundation
Carney Family Foundation
Dr. and Mrs. Robert W. Carton
Kent and Franny Chandler
Mr. and Mrs. Timothy C. Coleman
Corlita R. Cramer
Mr. and Mrs. John F. Cregan
Mrs. Elizabeth R. Edwards
Mr. Robert J. Elliot
Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Fesmire
Mrs. Leonard S. Florsheim, Jr.
Mrs. Margaret R. Frank*
The Garden Club of America
Mr. Robert J. Giblichman
Dr. Kayri Havens
Dr. Alice B. Hayes
Mr. and Mrs. Patrick J. Haynes III
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas D. Heath
Sharon S. Holihan
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen C. Hough
HSBC – North America
Betsy and Jack Karp
Carolyn and Howard Katz
Mr. and Mrs. John A. Kelly, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Koepfgen
Mr. and Mrs. Martin J. Kozak
Bertha Lebus Charitable Trust
Mr. and Mrs. Craig A. Miller
Brooks and Howard Morgan
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. O'Neil
Ann and Harry Oppenheimer
Mr. and Mrs. Edward H. Oppenheimer
PCS Inc.
John and Amy Porter
Juliet K. Priebe
PwC
Ms. Alice B. Rapoport and Mr. Michael A. Sachs
Mr. and Mrs.* S. Prentiss Sawyer
Mr. and Mrs. Allan P. Scholl
Dr. G. Stephen Scholly and Ellen Scholly
Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Seebeck
Ms. Sandra Shane-Dubow and Mr. Chip Hay
Mr. and Mrs. David Shelby
Margie and Jerry Strauch
Mr. and Mrs. Philip W.K. Sweet, Jr.
Louise Ingersoll Tausché
Mr. and Mrs. William R. Tobey, Jr.
Wayne D. Watson, Ph.D./The City Colleges of Chicago
Herman A. Weimer
Alice Pirie Wirtz

*deceased