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2014 annual report
70
Celebrating
Years
2014 ANNUAL REPORT
WHAT’S INSIDE
Tyler Arboretum is a non-profit public garden in Delaware
County, Pennsylvania and serves the greater Philadelphia
MESSAGE
region. Tyler is one of the oldest arboreta in the northeastern
United States and encompasses 650 acres of renowned
plant collections, heritage and champion trees, historic
buildings and 17 miles of hiking trails through
CONNECTIONS
CELEBRATIONS
COLLABORATIONS
& PARTNERSHIPS
woodlands, wetlands and meadows.
Our mission is to preserve,
develop and share our diverse
horticultural, historic and
natural site resources in order
STEWARDSHIP
to stimulate stewardship
and an understanding
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
FINANCIALS
of our living world.
Tyler is a place where generational and economic
boundaries do not exist, a place where members and
visitors can create connections to nature as well as
each other, and a place where we can celebrate
STAFF & BOARD
the beauty and wonder of the natural world.
BOARD PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
Dear Friends,
Another very productive year has passed at Tyler Arboretum and we are pleased to
share our successes with you. 2014 was a special year for Tyler as we celebrated our
70th anniversary, and our dedicated staff and volunteers worked very hard to make
this the best year yet. We had another successful year of strengthening the five areas
of engagement at Tyler: connections, celebrations, collaborations and partnerships,
stewardship, and giving.
I would like share some of our recent accomplishments in the past year with our
stakeholders. In 2014, Tyler’s summer camps completely sold out! Over 475 children
participated in the assorted camps to better learn about our natural world. These
children will be the next generation of nature-lovers at Tyler and we are excited to
have them here. We are moving forward nicely toward the start of our Pink Hill
restoration project. With funding of $330,000 raised in 2014, we are now able to
proceed with the land clearing, grading and deer fence construction to enable us to
preserve this incredible natural resource at Tyler. We finished construction on yet
another tree house called the Tulip Tree House. The whimsical “leaflike” shape of this
tree house attracts the fancy of all our visitors. It is located along the Scenic Loop path
as you approach the meadow. Take a look when you next visit the Arboretum.
You, our loyal donors, increased your Annul Fund giving in 2014 by 12.5 percent for a
total of over $162,000. We thank you so much for your support and generosity. Tyler
could not operate without this support from our community. Now we can move forward
with big projects planned for 2015, such as the Historic Painter Plants Exhibit. This
display will recreate the planting techniques used by the Painter brothers for their
botanical studies over 150 years ago. Finally, we launched our very own Tyler Arboretum
mobile app for Apple products. This incredible app gives visitors mobile access to our
hiking trails, calendars, special features and much more. You can even donate to Tyler
from the app!
All of this and much more made Tyler a premier destination and community resource
in 2014. As we move into 2015, we remain committed to continuing our standard of
excellence among public gardens in Pennsylvania and the mid-Atlantic region. We
thank our dedicated members, donors, volunteers and visitors for their continued
support. These successes are not possible without our generous supporters.
We look forward to seeing you at Tyler Arboretum soon—here’s to another 70 years
and more!
Shipley Allinson
Board President
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Connections
Tyler thrives on its connections not only
to the natural area which it stewards,
but also among the many connections
to the many people who support it.
INTERGENERATIONAL
NATURE DISCOVERIES
Tyler is a place where age barriers do
not exist. In 2014, several enhancements
and improvements brought families and
individuals of all ages to Tyler. The Totally
Terrific Tree Houses exhibit was expanded
with the completion of the Tulip Tree
House. Interpretive signage was added to
the Painter Plants collection, and plans
were started for a paved path through the
area known as the “Old Arb.”
“While visiting relatives we had the
pleasure of visiting the arboretum.
A true delight with dedicated
knowledgeable staff.”
“Originally was going to Ridley Creek
State Park but saw this was next door and
had unique things that we decided to go
here instead. We have a 4-year-old and
twin 2-year-olds. This was a great place
for them. Got to climb on tree houses and
wander around. Was sort of like an outdoor
jungle gym. We didn't even get to see
everything after two hours since the kids
were getting tired. Will be back to see more.”
“Of course we traveled to Tyler to see the
tree houses. But we found so much more.
This is an easy walking park, with both
paved, wooded and grassy trails. Your day
could be as strenuous or easy as you wanted.
The kids had such a great time exploring
the tree houses and we found many hidden
fairies. This was an easy drive from the
Baltimore area for a day trip. We packed
a picnic lunch which was great.”
“This is my favorite arboretum in the
Philadelphia area. Yes, the trees are
beautiful, and the walks are great. But the
tree houses (interesting to young and old)
are so much fun, they make the park
unique, so glad they kept them up after
the initial exhibition.”
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20 school districts in Delaware, Chester, Philadelphia and
Montgomery counties as well as schools in New Jersey,
Delaware and Maryland. Tyler provided 173 programs with
7,044 participants:
MARKETING EFFORTS
Tyler restructured its online calendar of programs and events
for easier searching and categorization. This proved beneficial
when, with the help of SAP’s Senior Technical Consultant
Binu Nair, staff worked together to
create Tyler’s first mobile app. The app
gave Apple product users an interactive
digital way to connect with nature.
$ 154 field trips to Tyler with 6,087 participants
$ 19 outreach programs with 957 participants (an increase
from 2013 of 10 programs and 607 participants)
The app features real-time GPS
guidance for the hiking trails,
descriptions of all of the garden
features, tree houses and historic
buildings, an interactive map of the
entire Arboretum, ways to donate,
become a member or follow Tyler,
and a calendar of events that pulls
directly from the website.
Monthly email distributions of Tyler
Tidbits continued. This monthly
digital campaign highlighted
upcoming events and important
topics going on at Tyler between
quarterly newsletters; it was designed
to drive traffic back to the website for
the most up-to-date information
about Tyler. We saw positive results in
increased web traffic and attendance at events and programs.
YOUTH AND FAMILY PROGRAMS
Tyler had a significant change in youth and family programs,
both in the number of programs offered and in attendance at
these programs. Youth and family programs had 151 programs
with 2,072 participants—40 fewer programs than 2013, but
just as many participants!
$ Summer Camp
These efforts also led to a substantial increase in social media
followership and engagement. In 2014, Tyler added almost
1,000 new followers on Facebook, 240 new followers on
Twitter, over 100 followers on the new LinkedIn page, and
over 70 followers on the new Pinterest page.
In 2014, Summer Camp was as popular as ever. We ran
eight weeks of Tiny Trackers and Young Explorers camp
(ages 4-11) and five weeks of Young Naturalists camp (ages
11-13). Attendance was 469 campers generating $92,012,
an increase of $8,540 in revenue.
A new Membership brochure and a new Volunteer brochure
were added, thus increasing brand awareness.
SCHOOL PROGRAMS
Maintaining strong connections with local school-age
children, their parents and educators has been a long-term
goal of Tyler for quite some time. Cultivating these future
environmental stewards helps ensure Tyler’s longevity. 2014
was a successful year for educational efforts, when Tyler served
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$ Scout Programs
Tyler provides the
ideal location and
facilities for Boy
Scout and Girl Scout
activities and functions.
Tyler hosted 34 Scout
programs with 376
Scouts in attendance.
ADULT PROGRAMS
While Tyler is a phenomenal place to connect children with
nature, it also serves as a perfect place to re-connect adults
with the natural world. 2014 was an extremely successful
year for bringing adults back to the Arboretum, due in part
to the popularity of the diverse programs offered throughout
the year. From guided tours of historic buildings to volunteerled hikes, gardening classes to nature photography workshops,
Tyler is a community leader in connecting people to each
other and the activities that bring them together. In 2014,
Tyler offered 230 programs with 1,802 participants
(an increase from 2013, with 170 programs with 1,742
participants). Those programs included:
B Adult (fee-based) – 105 programs with 787 participants
(up from 2013: 54 programs with 515 participants)
B Adult (free with admission) – 125 programs with 1,015
participants
Tyler was also a co-sponsor with five other Delaware Valley
public gardens of the annual Woody Plant Conference which
had over 560 participants drawing from the mid-Atlantic
region to hear national and international speakers focusing on
trees and shrubs.
MEMBERS ONLY EVENTS
AND PROGRAMS
Tyler depends on its members and strives to reward members
as often as possible with members-only incentives, including
members-only events and programs that bring these
like-minded individuals and families together. The spring
Eggstravaganza brought 245 members to the Arboretum for
an Easter Egg Hunt (over 100 more people than the year
before!) and Tyler’s annual Ice Cream Social in July was once
again a member favorite, with 126 members in attendance.
Members were also treated to a special dedication of the new
Tulip Tree House and 119 participants enjoyed the Family
Owl Prowls and Tyler After Dark Adventures.
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The students and staff accomplished numerous projects
including Pink Trail maintenance, invasive plant removal in
the Native Woodland Walk, mulching in the Vegetable
Demonstration Garden and dead wood removal in the
Rhododendron and Lilac Collections. After lunch, the
interns had a chance to hear from professionals in the field,
ask questions and get advice.
INTERSHIPS AT TYLER
Tyler welcomes interns from several different disciplines
to get hands-on work experience in a thriving non-profit
environment. This year we had five students from different
disciplines of study representing three different universities
and we are proud to call them Tyler family! The 2014
interns included:
$ Shannon Marshall, an undergraduate at Penn State
Brandywine studying American Studies
$ Jelsy Kravatz, an undergraduate at Immaculata
University studying Communications
$ Matt Tobias, an undergraduate at Villanova University
studying Corporate Communications
$ Quina Ahmad, an undergraduate at Neumann
University studying Journalism
$ Josh Domsohn, an undergraduate at Penn State
Brandywine studying Corporate Communications
Matt Tobias
$ Ted Cavey, recipient of The Country Gardeners of Lima
Quina Ahmad
scholarship, was a Horticulture intern in Fall 2014
Tyler Arboretum hosted the 2014 Regional Intern Outreach
Workday on July 10, 2014 (see photo below). The goal of the
Regional Intern Outreach Workday is to hold a meaningful
outreach experience for regional interns that focuses on
service learning while providing opportunities for
networking and professional enrichment. Nine regional
gardens participated with a total of 80 people in attendance,
including students, garden staff and panel members.
Gardens represented at the event were Chanticleer, Jenkins
Arboretum, Longwood Gardens, Morris Arboretum,
Mt. Cuba Center, Scott Arboretum, Temple Ambler,
Tyler Arboretum and Winterthur.
Josh Domsohn
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Ted Cavey
Celebrations
Tyler’s beautiful natural settings provide the perfect
backdrop for celebrations both big and small. In fact,
celebrations at Tyler provide an important source of
revenue for the general operating budget.
TYLER AT TWILIGHT
The annual Tyler at Twilight auction and garden
party is a delightful occasion that brings together
guests who are looking to give back to Tyler
while competing in silent and live auctions for
quality goods and services donated from regional
and community businesses and organizations.
Local restaurants provided a variety of delicious
cuisines for guests while cocktails and music
set the atmosphere at this outdoor event. The
June 12, 2014 Tyler at Twilight event raised
$100,071 in net income from 250 guests, with
$57,000 in sponsorships.
VOLUNTEER RECEPTION
It is a fact that Tyler cannot function without its
dedicated and dependable volunteer corps. Every
year, the staff holds an event to offer gratitude
and recognition to these volunteers who are so
generous with their time and talents by hosting
the Volunteer Reception. The 2014 Volunteer
Reception celebrated 76 attendees with food and
drinks followed by the President's Volunteer
Service Awards and words of thanks from staff
(see p. 16 for more details).
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PUBLIC EVENTS
Tyler strives to create diverse, fun and educational events for
members and visitors to experience Tyler in new and exciting
ways. These events also contribute to annual net revenue.
$ The Pancake Breakfast and Maple Sugaring Celebration
is an annual event held in February that combines an
educational hands-on demonstration of how sap is turned
into syrup and a tasty
all-you-can-eat pancake
and sausage breakfast.
The 2014 Pancake
Breakfast and Maple
Sugaring Celebration on
February 22, 2014
hosted 1,079 people and
raised a net profit of
$12,745. This was more
than double the event
income from the previous year.
$ Tyler’s annual Plant Sale includes a wide variety of
annuals, perennials and woody
plants offered for sale to
the public. The Plant Sale is a
two-day event; the Member
Preview Sale (open exclusively
for Tyler Arboretum members)
on May 2, 2014 had 387 members in attendance and the
Public Sale on May 3, 2014
had an additional 838 attendees. The two-day sale garnered
a net income of $33,146.
$ Tyler hosts several festivals during the summer months. The
explosion of blooms and lush greenery combined with
warmer temperatures and school break means a fantastic
opportunity to bring new visitors and faithful members into
the Arboretum. These events include simple educational
components, arts and crafts, and unique elements of fun.
B Fairy and Wizard Festival ( June 29, 2014): 1,112
attended; raised $7,376 net income
B Tree House Festival ( July 20, 2014): 1,022 attended;
raised $7,032 net income
B Butterfly Festival (August 23, 2014): 604 attended;
raised $4,351 net income
B Woodland Winter Wonderland (December 6, 2014):
113 attended; raised $207 net income
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PUMPKIN DAYS
Pumpkin Days, a two-day family fall festival, was held on
October 18-19, 2014. The public was invited to this annual
event which was not only an enjoyable time filled with family
friendly activities, games, demonstrations, performances and
food, but also served as Tyler’s largest (in terms of number of
attendees) public fundraiser of the year. Tyler raised $38,528
net income with 3,226 people in attendance over the
two-day festival.
ECO-BIRTHDAYS
Eco-birthdays are a special way to help your child celebrate
their birthdays with a nature twist. Celebrants enjoy a
one-hour nature program or walk, followed by a full hour
for your own activities and refreshments in a private room.
Twenty eco-birthday parties were hosted at Tyler in 2014
with 284 children participating.
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WEDDINGS
Tyler’s natural beauty and indoor facilities make for a stunning
and ideal wedding location. In partnership with Jeffrey A.
Miller Catering, Tyler hosted 26 weddings from April-October,
2014, which brought in 2,947 guests to the Arboretum.
Weddings provide a substantial source of income, garnering
$124,426 for 2014.
CELEBRATING 70 YEARS OF
TYLER ARBORETUM
Tyler celebrated its 70th anniversary of being a public arboretum
in 2014. To mark the occasion, we held several contests to
garner visitor participation. We offered a photography contest
for adults, using the theme “Celebrating 70 Years of Tyler.”
Entries were narrowed down to a top 20 by staff, and then the
public voted for their favorites via Facebook. The top five
entries were framed and put on permanent display at Tyler.
We asked our young visitors to show their love for the Arboretum
by making a birthday card for Tyler. Several impressive and
creative cards were submitted and each winner from each age
category won a $10 Tyler gift certificate and a blue ribbon.
All winners were announced at the Butterfly Festival and
we had some fantastic visitor support in helping us celebrate
70 years!
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Collaborations
& Partnerships
As with any non-profit organization, Tyler depends on
collaborations and partnerships within the region to
bring greater awareness to Tyler’s role as a community
asset. Tyler enjoys many long-standing relationships
with artisans, media outlets, professional
organizations, schools, societies and more.
PLANT SOCIETIES
COMMUNITY AND CIVIC
ORGANIZATIONS
Tyler is proud to partner and collaborate with
many different horticultural societies including:
Tyler supported several community organizations
$ Philadelphia Unit of the Herb Society
in 2014, including:
of America
$ Delco Road Runners Club—Tyler hosted
$ Valley Forge Chapter of the American
Rhododendron Society
$ Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the
American Rhododendron Society
2014 Delco Runners Club 10K Trail Run on
April 5, 2014, with 374 runners participating
$ The Country Gardeners of Lima—This group
of dedicated local gardeners held their annual
Greens Sale at Tyler on December 6, 2014
$ Delaware Valley Hosta Society
$ The American Chestnut Foundation
Individuals from the University of Delaware,
Temple University and West Chester University
conducted research at the area known as Pink
Hill. Additionally, Tyler was a co-sponsor of the
2014 Woody Plant Conference.
$ Other organizations that held meetings at
Tyler included Media Rotary, Middletown
Township Business & Professional Association,
Middletown Library, Big Brothers Big
Sisters, LandOpt, Regional Intern Outreach
Day Committee
MEDIA FOOD BANK
Every week during the growing season, vegetables
are harvested from Tyler’s demonstration vegetable garden and the abundance is donated to
the Media Food Bank at the First United
Methodist Church in Media, PA. This food bank
is a valuable community resource, providing food
to 55-65 families each week. Tyler was pivotal in
providing fresh, organic vegetables to families in
need within our local community. In 2014, Tyler
donated 1,017 lbs of fresh food from the garden.
VISITORS BUREAUS
Area visitors bureaus supported Tyler’s endeavors
throughout 2014.
$ Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing
Corp (GPTMC)
$ Delco Brandywine Convention and
Visitors Bureau
$ Chester County Visitors Bureau
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Volunteers
In 2014, 594 active volunteers donated over 13,100 hours
to Tyler. Civic and corporate groups offered another 481
hours. From individuals to corporate volunteers, their
contributions were paramount to a successful year. In fact,
for 2014, there were 13 Bronze Awards (100 – 249 service
hours), 4 Silver Awards (175 – 249 hours), 4 Youth Bronze
Awards and 1 Youth Silver Award given at the 2014 Volunteer
Reception. Some accomplishments by volunteers included:
Butterfly House
The Butterfly House got some TLC in 2014 in preparation
for new improvements provided by a donation from Axalta
Coating Systems. Butterfly House volunteers did an outstanding
job sprucing up the House and garden.
Handy Person
Several individuals donated their handy work skills in two big
projects. The porch at historic Lachford Hall was completely
renovated and the benches in the Arboretum were repaired.
Plant Records
Plant Records had volunteers inventory:
$ Native Woodland Walk
$ Areas of the Pinetum (outside Scenic Loop)
$ Magnolia Collection
$ Pond Area
$ Lachford Area
$ Barn Area
They also helped assemble and place display labels for the new
Heuchera and Hosta plantings in the Rhododendron Garden,
along with replacing broken display labels and missing
accession tags.
Plant Records volunteers also mapped:
$ North Woods
$ Benches
$ New plantings that were installed along the Scenic Loop
and Rhododendron Garden rooms
Bluebird Boxes
Our fledge count for bluebirds was only 52 in 2014. Suzanne
Clauser, lead, attributes this to the colder than usual winter in
2014. Of the 40 bird boxes, 2 were replaced.
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Stewardship
One of the pillars of Tyler’s mission
statement is the principle of engendering
stewardship among its members
and its community.
ACCESSIONS
Tyler had 72 new
accessions in 2014,
consisting of 370
plants. 32 of those
plants were donated
to us, including 28
native trees from
Scott Wade, two
historic roses from
Wyck House and
two trees donated
by Mt. Cuba Center.
201 plants were purchased through funding from the Stanley
Smith Horticultural Trust. These plants were planted
primarily in masses around the Scenic Loop and in the
Rhododendron Collection.
CURATORIAL WORK
Tyler’s historic legacy took center stage in 2014 as we celebrated
70 years as a public arboretum. The original 1681 deed from
William Penn was digitally scanned and reproduced. The
reproduction appeared in a special one-day exhibition at the
Longwood Graduate Symposium, and was displayed in the
Lachford museum after its return. A successful history blog
called Tyler Tales was started, with contributors from different
areas of the Arboretum.
Also in 2014, Tyler took part in a special program by the
Historical Society of Pennsylvania, called the Hidden
Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival
Repositories. The goal of the project was to make the
collections of small archival repositories in the Philadelphia
region better known. Two archivists came to the Arboretum,
surveyed the archival collections, and created finding aids
along two primary lines of provenance – the organizational
materials of Tyler Arboretum and the remaining archival
materials from the Minshall-Painter family. The archivists
surveyed all materials, created finding aids and made
recommendations related to the condition and care of the
archival collections. The finding aid for Tyler can be found
now at the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special
Collections Libraries (PACSCL) finding aid site and in
the Historical Society of Pennsylvania’s History Affiliates
Organization Directory.
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Acknowledgements
MEMBERS
Funds derived from membership fees are the number one consistent contribution to the day-to-day functions of Tyler.
Corporate Environmental
Supporter
Wawa, Inc.
Patron Level
Anonymous
The Country Gardeners of Lima
Circle of Friends
Kathleen & Terry Adamson
Shipley & Mary Allinson
Vince & Bonnie Anderson
John & Patty Colburn
Gene & Shirley Cordes
Joe & Ann Damico
Lawrence & Susan Davis
Susan Day & Martin Kelly
Mark & Carol Dresden
Greg & Joanne Dugan
James & Suzanne England
Ted & Kathy Erickson
Jim Flandreau
William & Patricia Forman
Mac Given & Barbara Scott
Walter Graham
Andy & Becky Harobin
Don & Lois Helwig
Erica Hoffmann & Mary Sherman
Kris & Dick Hughey
Barry Kenneally & Maureen Cassin
Bob Kunz & Annette Richter
Chris & Celia Lang
Jeannie Liggett
Pat & Jane Lusk
Sandy & Bruce Lutz
Rick & Bonnie Mainwaring
John & Mary McCoy
James McGrath & Daria Babushok
Guy Messick &
Lucy Wright Messick
Robin & Jonathan Moll
Neal Muhilly &
Patricia Valle Muhilly
Joel Neigh & Carla Hetzel
Barbara Norton & Dave Warner
Jerry & Kate O'Dell
Laura Raab
Drew & Paula Schmidt
Edith Shooster & Robert Bohm
Charles Stainback &
Kitty Bowe Hearty
Bill Taylor
Vicky Will & Mike Kowalski
Steward Level
Maria Acosta-Garcia &
Benjamin Garcia
Jennifer Altamuro &
Rachel Weldon
Eric Anderson & Moira Gregonis
Robert Kline & Renee Balthrop
Evelyn Kritchevsky
Christopher & Suzanne Le Lan
Bill & Linda Lorenz
Jacey & Ted Lucas
Thomas Ludlow & Patricia Kemper
John & Fran Mahoney
Karl & Mary Ellen Malessa
Nathan & Melissa Mangan
George & Genevieve March
Steven & Cynthia Martin
Caleb & Hoa-Khanh Kathy Maskell
Janice & Timothy Matier
James & Grace McElhone
Virginia Merkel
Francis Miller & Linda Chen
James & Judith Mitchell
James & Catherine Mitchell
John & Carole Molyneux
Dwight Morrow & Monica Holland
Richard Murray & Mary O'Gorman
Lorna & Lathrop Nelson
Jim & Margaret Anne Nolen
Thomas & Anne O'Brien
Kathryn & Charles Ombam
Joseph & Cathleen Ovchar
Alan Palmer & Linda Mahan
Daniel & Donna Parmet
Joe & Anita Pew
Charles & Rosemary Philips
Andrea Polachek
William Poteau & Leslie Grissom
Marianne Price
Bob & Judith Banks
Carrie & Nathan Barcomb
Marcella Barnhart &
David Knoblock
Robert Basco
Valerija Beares & Adam Ford
Carol & Jim Beers
John & Marilyn Berberich
Peter Bernstein &
Ala Hamilton-Day
Jack & Jane Blandy
Christine Blidan
Lauren & Alison Bond
Marcela Bonilla
Christine & Chris Bonnett
Dolores Brien & Leo Dolenski
Michael & Amy Brooks
James & Susan Browne
John & Mereditth Cashwell
Debbie Chaga & Alex Moeller
David & Kylene Cleaver
Earl & Jennifer Coffman
Catherine Cooney &
Robert Cozzolino
Wendy & Leonard Cotton-Orlando
Kali Curran & Sherrill Alexander
Aldys Davis
Ana Davitt & Michael Weldon
Paula DeLucco
Andrew & Christine Devitt
Carol Dickerson
Ralph Eagle
Ariel Eizenberg & Tal Guta Sagiv
Jonathan & Virginia Emerson
Terri Erbacher
Jonathan Evans &
Melissa Graf-Evans
John & Jean Everard
Dave & Michelle Frank
Sally & John Fridy
Randy & Stephanie Gaboriault
James & Margaret Gastner
Darcy & Jeff Gibb
Barry & Nancy Green
Laura Guertin & Dan King
Donald & Carol Guthrie
Greg & Melissa Haebel
Jochen & Elisabeth Hager
Marshall & Betsy Hamilton
James & Laura Harrington
Brent & Lorie Hershey
Richard & Holly Hoffmann
Maryann & Joseph Hooker
Bob & Karen Hoover
Carol Hoyt & Abby Younger
Dennis & Gail Jackman
David & Ruth Kane
Wayne & Marilyn Keller
Anne & Morris Kellett
Susan Klein & Phillip Embrescia
Kenneth Rose & Lynne Griffiths
Herb Rosenblatt & Harriet
Schultz-Rosenblatt
Deborah Sax & Richard Kunkle
Dennis & Susan Schaeffer
Richard Scheff & Natalie Ramsey
Rick & Linda Schultz
William & Sandi Seiler
Judd & Linda Serotta
Forousan & Jarad Siah
Joseph Smith
Fay Snyder
Ann & Marc Sonnenfeld
Georgia Sotiropoulos &
Diana Hearn
David & Pamela Stitely
Mark & Barbara Sunner
Doug & Loren Tabor
Julie Tseng & Ben Chong
Ginny & James Unger
Christopher Unsworth
Marguerite & Quentin Veil
Audrey & Daniel Venutolo
James & Kendra Viner
Patrick & Nora Vulgamore
Scott & Diane Wade
Jeffrey & Linda Warmann
Penelope Watkins
John & Shannon Wellington
John Wenderoth & Annette Hearing
Wojtek & Zora Wolfe
Richard & Mary Young
Robert & Joyce Zarr
Membership Contributions
Circle of
Friends 2%
Steward 4%
Individual
12%
Household
54%
Dual
23%
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DONORS
The annual operating budget and special projects to improve and enhance Tyler’s grounds and facilities were
supplemented by a healthy number of generous donations from individuals, corporations, foundations and
organizations in 2014.
Individuals
$50,000 & up
Jerry & Lucille Francesco
$25,000 – 49,999
Lee Harper
$15,000 – 24,999
Anonymous (2)
Drew & Paula Schmidt
Dick & Jean Wood
Rich & Tara Wood
$10,000 – 14,999
Jane Pepper
Alan Slack
Judy & Bill Strine
Vicky Will & Mike Kowalski
$5,000 – 9,999
Anonymous (2)
Ralph Eagle
Al & Nancy Hirsig
Vince & Bonnie Anderson
John & Terry Colburn
Sandy & Bruce Lutz
Dick & Pat Schramm
$2,500 – 4,999
Shipley & Mary Allinson
Suzanne & Adam Ciongoli
John & Patty Colburn
Aldys Davis
Matt & Anna Doyle
John & Margaret Ewing
Gene & Janet Ferraro
Jason & Sarah Ingle
Bob Kunz & Annette Richter
Tim & Marcia Sullivan
Bill Taylor
Debi & Jeff Thomas
Scott & Diane Wade
$1,000 – 2,499
Anonymous
Rena & Sam Barnett
Aida & Edgar Berzins
Bill & Gail Burk
Ben & Katie Carr
Cathy & Rick Colbert
Chalmers & Sandy Cornelius
Joe & Ann Damico
Carol Dickerson
Mark & Carol Dresden
Alexis Dunn & Michael Block
Alex & Nancy Ewing
Jim Flandreau
Walter & Jayne Garrison
Richard Scheff & Natalie Ramsey
Patty & L. Scott Schultz
William & Sandi Seiler
Ann & Marc Sonnenfeld
John Wenderoth &
Annette Hearing
Keren White & Jared Reed
Russ Gergely
Darcy & Jeff Gibb
Mac Given & Barbara Scott
Laura Guertin & Dan King
H&L Fund
Don & Lois Helwig
Bob & Karen Hoover
Mary Beth & Don Jackson
Jo-Ann & Alex Karkenny
Wayne & Marilyn Keller
Gary Koretzky & Kim Overby
Evelyn Kritchevsky
Rick & Bonnie Mainwaring
Chris & Kathleen Marr
Elizabeth McLean
Guy Messick &
Lucy Wright Messick
Robin & Jonathan Moll
Aralisha & Rob Newbold
Betsey Ney
Jerry & Kate O'Dell
Joe & Anita Pew
Steve & Sally Rogers
Molly Rouse-Terlevich &
Fabio Terlevich
Ed & Elisabeth Shawl
Pam Stephani & Dick Morelli
R. William Thomas
Vanguard Group Foundation
Lois Veale
$250 – 499
Kathleen & Terry Adamson
Matthew & Jacqueline Adorno
Ann Ainsworth
Anonymous
Charles & Stephanie Baer
Dolores Brien & Leo Dolenski
Vincent & Anaid Calvitti
Charles & Sabine Cranmer
Lawrence & Susan Davis
Susan Day & Martin Kelly
Paula DeLucco
Louise DeNight
Andrew & Christine Devitt
Larry & Joyce DeYoung
Raymond Didinger &
Maria Gallagher
Michael & Ann DiDonato
Greg & Joanne Dugan
Julia Dutton
Sylvia Eccel & Charlotte Eccel
McIver & Donna Edwards
Jonathan & Virginia Emerson
James & Suzanne England
Jonathan Evans &
Melissa Graf-Evans
ExxonMobil Foundation
Mary Pat Ford & Hugh Weldon
William & Patricia Forman
Susan & Stephen Fredrick
Randy & Stephanie Gaboriault
Walter Graham
Barry & Nancy Green
Greg & Melissa Haebel
James & Laura Harrington
Johanna Heine & Ben Freid
Leanne Hinkle
Jeanne Hoechst
Erica Hoffmann &
Mary Sherman
Michael & Linda Holden
Allan & Marilyn Holmstrom
Kris & Dick Hughey
Steve & Ann Hutton
Anne & Morris Kellett
George Kenis
James & Barbara Knight
James & Nancy Kremmel
Dan & Erin Lievens
Bob Lyons
$500 – 999
Anthony Aiello
Mark & Kathryn Clatterbaugh
Gene & Shirley Cordes
Robert Donato
Ted & Kathy Erickson
Ted & Shannon Farmer
Dan & Amy Hagan
David & Joan Healy
Alan Jones
Don & Elizabeth Kirkland
Margaret & Warren Kuo
Chris & Celia Lang
Eric & Amy Lerner
Jeannie Liggett
Dick & Sally Lighty
Vivian Lovingood
Pat & Jane Lusk
Sandy & Spencer Manthorpe
Bob & Peg McCauley
Dorothy & Deborah McThenia
Barbara Norton & Dave Warner
James & Joy Patton
Charles & Rosemary Philips
Charles & Erin Rainwater
Shari Reams
Kenneth Rose & Lynne Griffiths
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Nathan & Melissa Mangan
John & Mary McCoy
James McGrath & Daria Babushok
Alan & Barbara Mennig
Robert & Lorna Milano
John & Judy Mills
Allen Model & Roberta Gausas
Neal Muhilly &
Patricia Valle Muhilly
Joel Neigh & Carla Hetzel
George Nofer
Allen & Karen Noll
Laura Raab
Thomas Reeves
Brett & Erica Reilly
Susan Romano
Kamal & Janet Russell
Mary Ellen & Robert Scott
Kevin & Rose Shields
Edith Shooster & Robert Bohm
Craig & Liz Single
Fay Snyder
Charles Stainback &
Kitty Bowe Hearty
James Stambaugh &
Andrea Morrissey
David & Pamela Stitely
Mark & Barbara Sunner
Joe & Rita Tyson
Trine Vanderwall & Eric Conklin
Penelope Watkins
Helene Weathers
Kevin & Sharon Whetham
Judy Perego-Williams &
Jim Williams
Tina Marie & Steve Wisniewski
Clifford & Lorraine Woodbury
Mark & Sally Zelonis
Alejandro & Janine Zozaya
Corporations, Foundations,
and Organizations
American Hydrotech, Inc.
American Rhododendron Society,
Greater Philadelphia Chapter
American Rhododendron Society,
Valley Forge Chapter
Anonymous (2)
Answering Service for Directors
(ASD)
Aqua America, Inc.
Axalta Coating Systems
Bank of America Matching Gifts
BeneServ Corporate Benefit Services
Builders Incorporated
Cannon Properties, Inc.
Chanticleer
Charles Friel, Inc.
Children's Dental Health Associates
Cityteam Ministries
Covenant Security Services
Dechert, LLP
Deer Management Professionals
of SE PA
Delaware County Community
Foundation
Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP
Eastdil Secured, LLC
Ernst & Young
Ethel Sergeant Clark Smith
Memorial Fund
Eurest Dining @ SAP
Exelon Power
Johnson & Johnson Family
of Companies
Kirkpatrick Nurseries, Inc.
Kittleman & Associates
KPMG, LLP
Lawrence Saunders Fund
Leo Model Foundation
Lincoln Financial Foundation, Inc.
Longwood Gardens
Longwood Graduate Program in
Public Horticulture
LSU Property Solutions, LLC
Ludowici Roof Tile, Inc.
Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox, LLP
Marsh USA, Inc.
First Priority Bank
Franklin Mint Federal
Credit Union
Genesis Packaging Technologies
Gilbane Building Company
Glenmede
Graham Partners, Inc.
Herb Society of America,
Philadelphia Unit
Hill International
Huston Foundation
Institute of Museum and Library
Services Museums for America
IPS Laser Express
JJ White, Inc.
Media Rotary Foundation
Messick & Lauer, P.C.
Morgan Lewis & Bockius, LLP
Mt. Cuba Center
Paul, Flandreau and Berger, LLP
Penn Office Products
Petrikin, Wellman, Damico,
Brown, & Petrosa
Philadelphia Cultural
Management Initiative
Phillips Nurseries
Pleasant Run Nursery, Inc.
PNC Advisors
Protiviti
Redbud Nursery
PRESIDENT ’S GUILD
Tyler’s President’s Guild honors all donors who give $1,000 in a given year or have given a single gift of $5,000 or
more. Members of the 2014 President’s Guild are:
$100,000 and up
$2,500 – $4,999
$1,500 – $2,499
Institute of Museum and Library
Services Museums for America
Shipley & Mary Allinson
Aqua America, Inc.
Cannon Properties, Inc.
Chanticleer
Suzanne & Adam Ciongoli
John & Patty Colburn
Aldys Davis
Matt & Anna Doyle
Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP
Eastdil Secured, LLC
Ernst & Young
John & Margaret Ewing
Exelon Power
Gene & Janet Ferraro
Glenmede
Jason & Sarah Ingle
KPMG, LLP
Bob Kunz & Annette Richter
Lawrence Saunders Fund
Marsh USA, Inc.
Morgan Lewis & Bockius, LLP
Philadelphia Cultural
Management Initiative
The Philadelphia Foundation
PNC Advisors
Schmidt Properties
Speare Foundation
Tim & Marcia Sullivan
Bill Taylor
The Country Gardeners of Lima
Debi & Jeff Thomas
Scott & Diane Wade
Anonymous
Rena & Sam Barnett
Ben & Katie Carr
Cathy & Rick Colbert
Chalmers & Sandy Cornelius
Eurest Dining @ SAP
Alex & Nancy Ewing
Jim Flandreau
Walter & Jayne Garrison
Russ Gergely
Don & Lois Helwig
Wayne & Marilyn Keller
Lincoln Financial Foundation, Inc.
Guy Messick &
Lucy Wright Messick
Robin & Jonathan Moll
Betsey Ney
Jerry & Kate O'Dell
Petrikin, Wellman, Damico,
Brown, & Petrosa
Joe & Anita Pew
Molly Rouse-Terlevich &
Fabio Terlevich
Vanguard Group Foundation
$50,000 and up
Anonymous
Jerry & Lucille Francesco
$25,000 – $49,999
Lee Harper
Drew & Paula Schmidt
Rich & Tara Wood
$10,000 – $24,999
Anonymous (3)
AXALTA Coating Systems
Ethel Sergeant Clark Smith
Memorial Fund
Jane Pepper
Alan Slack
Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust
Judy & Bill Strine
Wawa, Inc.
Vicky Will & Mike Kowalski
Dick & Jean Wood
$5,000 – $9,999
Vince & Bonnie Anderson
Anonymous (2)
John & Terry Colburn
Ralph Eagle
Al & Nancy Hirsig
Huston Foundation
Sandy & Bruce Lutz
Dick & Pat Schramm
Turner Construction Company
Wipfli LLP, formerly
Elko & Associates
$1,000 – $1,499
BeneServ Corporate
Benefit Services
Aida & Edgar Berzins
Builders Incorporated
Bill & Gail Burk
Joe & Ann Damico
Dechert, LLP
Carol Dickerson
Mark & Carol Dresden
Alexis Dunn & Michael Block
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Genesis Packaging Technologies
Darcy & Jeff Gibb
Mac Given & Barbara Scott
Laura Guertin & Dan King
H&L Fund
Herb Society of America,
Philadelphia Unit
Hill International
Bob & Karen Hoover
Mary Beth & Don Jackson
JJ White, Inc.
Jo-Ann & Alex Karkenny
Gary Koretzky & Kim Overby
Evelyn Kritchevsky
Longwood Gardens
Rick & Bonnie Mainwaring
Chris & Kathleen Marr
Elizabeth McLean
Media Rotary Foundation
Messick & Lauer, P.C.
Mt. Cuba Center
Aralisha & Rob Newbold
Paul, Flandreau and Berger, LLP
Protiviti
Redbud Nursery
Steve & Sally Rogers
Ed & Elisabeth Shawl
Shooster Management Company
Pam Stephani & Dick Morelli
TD Bank
The Safegard Group, Inc.
R. William Thomas
Lois Veale
Walter M. Strine and Alice
Washco Strine Foundation
Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
Willis North America, Inc.
IN-KIND GIFTS
In-Kind Gifts
88.5 FM WXPN
The Academy of Natural Sciences
of Drexel University
Agritainment Inc./Arasapha Farm
Kathy & Drew Allinson
Mary & Shipley Allinson
Amelia Paris Salon & Spa at
Brinton Lake
American Helicopter Museum
Apple Vacations
Aqua America, Inc.
Arden Theatre Company
Axalta Coating Systems
Babikow Greenhouses/ Wm. E.
Babikow Sons, Inc.
Bankie Baby
The Barnes Foundation
Bartlett Tree Service
Bassett's Ice Cream
Bedazzled Boutique
Ben Franklin Yacht Cruises
The Ben Franklin Yacht
Bike Line
Boing! Bounce Rentals
Bonefish Grill
Parris & Valerie Bradley
Brandywine Conservancy &
Museum of Art
Brandywine Prime
Bryn Mawr Hospital Thrift Shop
Buffalo Wild Wings
California Tortilla
Carefree Kanopy
Chadds Ford Fireplace Shop
Chanticleer
The Chart House
Chester Valley Golf Club
Chick-Fil-A of Lima
Christine Dano
Classic Entertainment
The Clay Studio
Coca-Cola
Colonial Parking
Joe Consiglio
Creative Closets, LTD
Dansko, LLC
Darlington Arts Center
Deja Vu Salon
Delaware Art Museum
Delaware Center for Horticulture
Delaware Children's Museum
The Delaware Museum of
Natural History
Delco Gymnastics Center
Anne Dempsey
D’Ignazio’s Towne House Restaurant
Walt Disney World Company
Double ‘D’ Gymnastics
Doug Hendricks
Eastern State Penitentiary
Enso Yoga
North Creek Nurseries
Mayor Michael Nutter
NY Skyride
The Oasis Family Fun Center
Octoraro Native Plant Nursery
Jerry & Kate O’Dell
Olive Garden
Opera Philadelphia
Outback Steakhouse
P.F. Chang'’s
Pagano's by Chef Anthony
Paint Nite
The Palm Tree
Penn Oaks Golf Club
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
People’s Light & Theatre
Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Phillies
Philadelphia Zoo
Phillips Nurseries
Pieters Apiary
Senator Dominic Pileggi
Pinocchio’s Pizza
Platinum Salon
Pleasant Run Nursery
Tom Pleatman
Rick Ray
Riddle Hospital Thrift Shop
David Robinson
Rocky Run YMCA
Sally & Steve Rogers
Robert Rothschild Farm, LLC
Rothschild Studio
Salon Ame
Sam Browns Wholesale
Nursery, Inc.
SAP America, Inc.
Scott Arboretum of
Swarthmore College
Exelon Generation
Fancy Nails
Feed & Seed
Michelle & Dave Frank
The Franklin Institute
The Fresh Market
Frontier Airlines
Darcy & Jeff Gibb
Grace Winery
The Grand Opera House
Judy Guertin
Laura Guertin
Hagley Museum and Library
Half Moon Restaurant & Saloon
Hannum’s Harley Davidson
Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar
Hedgerow Theatre
Hershey’s Mill Golf Club
Charles A. Higgins & Sons, Inc.
Historic Philadelphia, Inc.
Brigette Hollinger
James Hollis
Il Granaio
Jeffrey A. Miller Catering Company
Jimmy’s BBQ
Alan Jones
Justine’s Cuisines
Kirkpatrick Nurseries
Barbara Knight
La Locanda Restaurant & Bar
Chris & Celia Lang
Linvilla Orchards
Little Nest Portraits
The Little Gym of Newtown Square
Loews Regency Hotel
Longwood Gardens
Louella
Sandy & Bruce Lutz
Bob Lyons
Main Line Gardens
Mann Center for the Performing Arts
Manor View Farm
Marsh, Inc.
Massage Envy
Media Theatre
Meenan Oil
Laurie Metzger
Robert & Lorna Milano
Modell’s Sporting Goods
Monroe Energy
Monster Racing Excitement
Moore Brothers Wine Company
Moro Restaurant
Mostardi Nursery
Mt. Cuba Center
Ro & Phil Mullen
Mykonos
National Constitution Center
NBC Universal
NBC10
Aralisha & Rob Newbold
Greg Nichols
Siegel Jewish Community Center
Sky Zone Glen Mills
Southwest Airlines Company
Spice Indian Thai Bistro
Pam Stephani & Dick Morelli
Greg Stratoti
Marcia & Tim Sullivan
Tango
Texas Roadhouse
Trattoria Giuseppe
Tyler Arboretum Board of Trustees
Unique Limo Concepts
University of Delaware
Botanic Gardens
Trine Vanderwall & Eric Conklin
Venux Beauty Academy
Virginia Gift Brands
Viso's Authentic Italian Desserts
Scott & Diane Wade
Maria Wanenchak
Dave Warner
Wawa, Inc.
Weeds, Inc.
Heather & David Wells
Kay & Bill Wells
Rosalie & Bill Wells
John Wenderoth &
Annette Hearing
Vicky Will & Mike Kowalski
Winterthur Museum,
Garden & Library
Wipfli LLP, formerly
Elko & Associates
Tara & Rich Wood
World Cafe Live
Xfinity Live
Xilantro
Yangming
Giving Total – $537,995
Annual Fund
$144,134
27%
Overall
Private Support
$393,861
73%
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MEMORIAL AND TRIBUTE GIFTS
Many members choose to honor loved ones with gifts to Tyler in their memories. Thus, loved ones become part of
the legacy of Tyler Arboretum.
Susan Hetherington
David & Sarah Jane Holt
Linda & Donald Hosier
Sibylle & Raymond Jefferis
Stanley & Caryl Johnson
Kenneth & Maureen Kelk
James & Barbara Knight
In memory of Helen & George
In memory of Robert Wool
In memory of Candy Stephani
In memory of Raymond P. Jeffris, Jr.
In memory of Sam Corea
In memory of George M Kelk
In memory of Theresa & Edward
Walmsley and Theresa & Jack Cutler
Martha M. Latshaw
In memory of Will Latshaw
Franz & Elke Matschinsky
In memory of Walter Fritz
Carla & Theresa Price
In memory of Matt Mullin
Marilyn & Paul Pujol
In memory of Carroll Mahoney
Gillian & Susan Reitsma
In memory of Douglas Reitsma
Scott Roosa & Jeanne Harrington In memory of Helen DiCecco from Milena
Gretchen & Brian Scheidly
In memory of Carol Scheidly
Mary W. Scott
In memory of Louis W. Scott
Theresa & Ken Seiverd
In memory of Candi Stephani
Joan & Keith Sendall
In memory of Pearl Shannon
Joan M. Smallwood
In memory of Mark Ratkus
Fay A. Snyder
In memory of John C. Snyder
Joseph & Lorraine Stavola
In memory of Mary Stavola
Diane & Michael Thase
In memory of Carl & Evelyn Thase
Helen Welc
In memory of John Welc
Adopt-A-Tree Dedications
Some people choose to support our trees by symbolically adopting one of our
collections for the year.
Adopt-A-Tree Honors
Jeffrey & Lori Austino
Ellen D. Blume
Jessica & Dylan Cardwell
Stacy & Joseph Castagna
In honor of Olivia Austino
In honor of Joan M. Blume
In honor of Eileen Tigges
In honor of Bethanne White's
40th Birthday
Mark & Kathryn Clatterbaugh In honor of Helen Clatterbaugh
Carrie Collins
In honor of Tom Matesevac
Kelly & Shawn Corey
In honor of Erin Corey
Lisa J. Craft
In honor of the wedding of Kathy
Hornberger & Craig Hilleman
Allan & Sara Crimm
In honor of Sara & Allan Crimm
Daniel & Jayne Cross
In honor of Jonathan Feltre, Michael
Feltre, and Nathaniel Cross
Aldys C. Davis
In honor of Richard Colbert
William & Leigh Dawson
In honor of Leigh Dawson
Brendan & Michelle Duffy
In honor of Thomas & Ryan Duffy
Robert & Roberta Ericson
In honor of Judy Ericson
Mike & Alicya Gorski
In honor of Gorski Family
Berton & Roxanne Heaton
In honor of Rick Colbert
Fredrik & Katherine Hiebert
In honor of James A. Moore
David & Sarah Jane Holt
In honor of Margaret Wool
Terry & John Hopkins
In honor of John & Nancy Thomas
James & Kathleen Lange
In honor of Michael McGlone
Dee Montgomery
In honor of Diane Schaffer
Kristina J. O'Doherty
In honor of Muriel Chapman
Dan & Peggy Olley
In honor of Margaret Mathias
Mary R. O'Malley
In honor of Betsey Ney
Tom & Monica Peta
In honor of Dan Lyons
William & Cheryl Pfeiffer
In honor of Margaret T. Pfeiffer
Lois Rizzo
In honor of Louis Giuffrida
Jane Sheeran
In honor of Katie Sheeran
Lorraine Smull
In honor of Bob Cunningham
Michael & Stacy Tegan
In honor of Stacy Tegan
Charles L. Webb
In honor of Helen Gorman
Kelly & Ansa Yiadom
In honor of Elaine Hines
Jeff & Melanie Ziegler
In honor of Grace Avery Ziegler
Answering Service for Directors In honor of the staff at Answering
Service for Directors (ASD)
Other Memorial Gifts
Janice L. Conner
In memory of J. Hubert Conner
Delaware County Bar Association In memory of George Stellwagon
Saulnier, Esquire
Robert Donato
In memory of Joan & Edward Edmunds
Robert Moll
In memory of Ruth Moll
Greg & Melissa Haebel
In memory of Bob Shaffer
Stephanie Nichols
In memory of Della Christine Swesey
In memory of Gerald F. Adams
Janie & John Braverman
Suzanne Buechner
Douglas & Barbara Groff
Maya Selber
Barbara Silver
J. Richard & Maryann Volpe
In memory of Dr. Howard E. Blake
Marion & Dennis Bailey
Sara Barber, from the Gries Family
Phoebe Cascaden
Judith & David Eber
Joseph & Ruth Ann Fleischut
George & Barbara Goodley
Ann Grumet Littman & Jeffrey J. Littman
J. Martin Myers
Marta M. Padula
John & Cathy Poynton
Ivan & Cheryl Quandt
Robert & Charme Walter
Adopt-A-Tree Memorials
Mary Austin
Helen R. Brossman
Candy Bucolo & Barb Dwyer
Benjamin & Joy Catanese
Charles C. Clark
Paula DeLucco
Henry A. Fallon
Thomas Fields, III &
Eleanor Fields
William & Melissa Gaskins
Russell S. Gergely
Donna Girton
James & Laura Harrington
Margaret & Merv Harris
Carol Henn
In memory of Jabez T. Austin, Jr.
In memory of John Brossman
In memory of Austin Michael Dwyer
In memory of Russell LaGreca
In memory of Janet Clark
In memory of Carrie Kirshbaum
In memory of Noreen Fallon
In memory of Mr. & Mrs. Thomas F.
Fields, Jr.
In memory of Mary Tyler
In memory of Eileen Gergely
In memory of Barbara Lacusch
In memory of Jeff Gribb
In memory of Caroleann Deane
In memory of John Henn
In memory of Patricia Colbert
Kathleen Callahan
Peggy J. Carbone
Paul T. Clark
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Karen Gratton
Prabodh & Jean Gupta
Margaret Harbison
Jennifer Ierardi & Laurie Kessler
Natasha Jarbah
Heather Lash
Robert B. Livermore
Virginia Livolsi
Cristin Muscatiello
Erin Nafziger
James O’Melia
Michele Pressman & Deborah Levy
Susan Reinagel
Christine Stephan
Kathryn Welgoss
Mary D. Crouch
Elaine E. Eichler
Susan & Richard Gays
Donna Hendrie
Lelia, Pam & Mike Hooton
Patricia A. Horney
Toni & Terry Jackson
Florence E. Klimas
Scott & Sharon Lonsdale
Ludowici Roof Tile, Inc.
Sandy & Bruce Lutz
Sara & Vance Pennington
Barbara & R.A. Shapley
Carolyn J. Smith
Paula Whetham Smith
Robert Wehr & Robyn Racey-Wehr
Tom & Amy Whetham
In memory of John Zappacosta
Michael Abbriano
Peter Barsz & Maria Wanenchak
Brian & Suzanne Clauser
Rita R. Deitrich
Raymond Didinger & Maria Gallagher
Connie Egan
Ann & James Hornaday
Mary C. LeFever
Bob & Peg McCauley
Helen Reison
Lisa Roberts
Susan Romano
John & Alice Smith
Delia Stafford
Daniel & Barbara Wark
Steve Zappacosta
In memory of Pam Harper
Virginia Bolmarcich
Martha Brody
Clayton Crawford
Michael & Virginia Darmon
Delaware County Historical Society
Margaret & Merv Harris
Dorothy D. Haviland
Lawrence Imhof
The KKG
Evelyn MacDonald
George Nofer
Judith Obetz & Angela Matina
Deborah Sax & Richard Kunkle
James & Frances Wood
In memory of Sally Hanlon
Geoffrey Aronow
Joanne & Dawn Creamer
Wendy Demchick Alloy & Curtis Alloy
Jim & Frances Donovan
Victoria Edwards
Chuck & Patti English
Donald & Mariel Frank
Rose E. Isard
Jerry T. Jordan
Stacy E. Kincaid
Andrea & Robert Levine
Lawrence & Michele McAlee
William & Amy Mowbray
Joseph Quinn & Patricia Schlicht
Kathy Rodriguez, Sharon Galitzer, Maureen Flannigan, and
Marie McNamara
Andrew M. Rosen
Jack & Mona Steinberg
Kari Stevens
Willig, Wiliams & Davidson
In memory of Arthur S. Mickley
David & Joan Healy
George & Carole Williames
In memory of Alfred V. Weyhmuller
Ateeq Ahmed
Donald Andersen
Fay Beanland
Bill Clayton
Cytopathology
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TRIBUTE CAMPAIGN TO HONOR
RICK COLBERT ’S TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP
These donors have given over $272,000 to endow a part-time gardener position to care for the Native Woodland
Walk and Tyler's core garden areas to support Rick’s dream to sustain Tyler for generations to come.
Anonymous (2)
Tony Aiello
Shipley & Mary Allinson
American Hydrotech, Inc.
Vince & Bonnie Anderson
Melanie, Bonnie, & Wendie Baldwin
Rena & Sam Barnett
Mr. & Mrs. William Bathon
Joseph & Sandra Battaglia
Jon Bauer
Janice Beale
Lewis & Peggy Beatty
Barbara Begleiter
Murray Belman
Ann Benzel
Aida & Edgar Berzins
Jack & Jane Blandy-Stoney
Bank Nurseries
Margaret Bue & Frank Steinmiller
Andrew Bunting
Martha Burke
Jeffry Cadorette
Barb Calkins & Chris Dominic
Florence Callahan
Christine Fizzano Cannon &
Mark Cannon
Peggy Carbone
Ben & Katie Carr
Erin Colbert Challburg &
Joe Challburg
Chanticleer
Linda & A.G. Ciavarelli
Suzanne & Adam Ciongoli
Paul Clark
Mark & Kathy Clatterbaugh
Cathy Colbert
John & Patty Colburn
John & Terry Colburn
Barbara Conn
Sandy & Chalmers Cornelius
Mary Crouch
Joe & Ann Damico
Edward & Kathryn Davis
Aldys Davis
Deer Management Professionals
of SE PA
Mary Douglas
Matt & Anna Doyle
Mark & Carol Dresden
McIver & Donna Edwards
Elsa Efran
Paul & Cheryl Eichler
Elaine Eichler
Linda Eirhart
Michelle & Paul Eisenberg
Ludowici Roof Tile, Inc.
Sandy & Bruce Lutz
Bob Lyons
Rick & Bonnie Mainwaring
Spencer & Sandy Manthorpe
Judith Mazur
Joan McClintock &
Richard Greenwood
Elizabeth McLean
Dorothy & Deborah McThenia
Alan & Barbara Mennig
Guy Messick &
Lucy Wright Messick
Jeffery Miller
Robin & Jonathan Moll
Dee Montgomery
Betsey Ney
Barbara Norton & Dave Warner
Rhoby O'Neill
Carla Pastore
Joseph Patti
Jane Pepper
Judy Perego-Williams &
Jim Williams
Joe & Anita Pew
Eileen Raffaele
Barbara & Rathbone-Frank
Thomas Reeves
Molly Rouse-Terlevich
Jack & Holly Rutkowski
Tony & Gay Sabatelli
Maureen Scholz
David & Winnie Schmeling
Drew & Paula Schmidt
Scott & Patricia Schultz
Kevin & Rose Shields
Jonathan & Virginia Emerson
Charles & Sheree Emerson
John & Margaret Ewing
Gene & Janet Ferraro
Jim Flandreau
Michael & Shannon Fortner
Mary Beth & Douglas French
Garden Club of Bala Cynwyd
Walter & Jayne Garrison
Susan & Richard Gays
Darcy & Jeff Gibb
Jay & Lynne Gingrich
Mac Given & Barbara Scott
Glenmede
Elsa & Allen Hancock
Lee Harper
Tom & Katie Harrison
Donna Hendrie
Herb Society of America,
Philadelphia Unit
Al & Nancy Hirsig
David & Angie Holmes
Lelia, Pam & Mike Hooton
Bob & Karen Hoover
Beth & Lloyd Hoppe
Michael Howanski
Jason & Sarah Ingle
Mary Beth & Don Jackson
Walter & Perry Jeffords
Jenkins Arboretum
Jo-Ann & Alex Karkenny
Anne & Morris Kellett
Wayne & Marilyn Keller
Paula & Jim King
Kittleman & Associates
Cynthia Klemmer
Florence Klimas
Jim & Barbara Knight
Jean Kunkle, from Jean, Barb,
Tom, Esther & Dick
Bob Kunz & Annette Richter
Margaret & Warren Kuo
Bill LeFevre
Lonni Lehman
Harvey Lerman
Jeannie Liggett
Dick & Sally Lighty
Ella & Frank Loffelman & Family
Scott & Sharon Lonsdale
Longwood Graduate Program in
Public Horticulture
Longwood Gardens
Bill & Linda Lorenz
Vivian Lovingood, from the
Board & Staff of APGA
David & Donna Shooster
Craig & Liz Single
Alan Slack
W. Gary Smith
Marshall & Karen Soss
Pamela Sapko, from all his
friends at Delaware Center
for Horticulture
Robert Speare, Esq.
Pam Stephani & Richard Morelli
Judy & Bill Strine
Student Health Service, from
co-workers of Catherine Colbert
Tim & Marcia Sullivan
Kate & Neil Sullivan
Bill Taylor
Barbara & Frederick Thomas
Debi & Jeff Thomas
R. William Thomas
Trine Vanderwall & Eric Conklin
Peter & Patricia Vagenas
Jane & Dan Valdes-Dapena
Helene Weathers
Donna & Mark Weidel
Mark & Maryann Whetham
Keren White & Jared Reed
Ruth, Karen & Kevin Williams
Vicky Will & Mike Kowalski
Kevin & Kimberly Winter
Wipfli, formerly
Elko & Associates
Tina Marie & Steve Wisniewski
Dick & Jean Wood
Fred Wood
Richard Wood, III & Tara Wood
Mark & Sally Zelonis
These donor recognition lists are true and accurate to the best of our knowledge for gifts received in fiscal year 2014. If you note any errors, please let us know so
that we may correct them promptly. Thank you.
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SEQUOIA SOCIETY
Tyler’s Sequoia Society honors those who have
generously included Tyler in their estate plans.
Members of the 2014 Sequoia Society are:
Anonymous (3)
John & Patty Colburn
John & Terry Colburn
Anne Donnell
Mary Pat Ford & Hugh Weldon
Bill & Marjorie Goettle
Al & Nancy Hirsig
Bob Huey & Pat Armstrong
Kris & Dick Hughey
Pat Johnson
Paula & Jim King
Alan & Barbara Mennig
Mary Packwood
Miriam Fisher Schaefer
Bruce & Marta Simons
Alan Slack
Pam Stephani & Dick Morelli
Jeff & Janie Stopford
Judy & Bill Strine
Judy Perego-Williams &
Jim Williams
EVERGREEN SOCIETY
Evergreen Society members specify monthly recurring
amounts to donate via credit card. By eliminating checks
and processing, it’s the greenest way to donate and the
gifts go further in supporting care of our natural world.
Michael & Lois Brooks
Stephanie Browning &
Anthony Orr
Charles & Sabine Cranmer
Michael & Ann DiDonato
Alexis Dunn & Michael Block
Ted & Shannon Farmer
Laura Guertin & Dan King
Johanna Heine & Ben Freid
James & Nancy Kremmel
Evelyn Kritchevsky
Dan & Erin Lievens
Robin & Jonathan Moll
Juliann & Theresa Pinto
Alan & Janet Vaskas
Helene Weathers
John Wenderoth &
Annette Hearing
Keren White & Jared Reed
VOLUNTEER GIVING
Volunteers at Tyler contributed over $277,861
in volunteer hours (based on the 2014
national average of $22.55/hour).
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Financials
Building support from diverse sources
strengthens Tyler’s sustainability
for future generations.
FINANCIALS
Revenues
Expenses
Earned income
Admissions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $176,421
Membership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222,201
Educational programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174,266
Arboretum shop sales. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42,762
Facilities rental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152,884
Special events. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 228,430
Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Contributions and grants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184,482
Investment income . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314,305
Net assets released from restrictions . . . . . . . . 175,440
Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $340,558
Curatorial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111,635
Grounds maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181,199
Building maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126,083
Equipment maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41,262
Visitor center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97,253
Membership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79,661
Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139,796
Fundraising . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99,524
Special events. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65,845
General and administrative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 254,096
Total revenue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,671,191
Total operating expenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,536,942
Change in net assets $134,249
Net Assets
released from
restrictions
10%
Investment
Income
19%
General and
Administrative
17%
Admissions
11%
Special Events
4%
Membership
13%
Programs
22%
Fundraising
7%
Educational
Programs
10%
Contributions
and Grants
11%
Special
Events
14%
Development
9%
Arboretum
Shop Sales
3%
Facilities
Rental
9%
Curatorial
7%
Membership
Grounds
5%
Maintenance
12%
Visitor Center
Building
6%
Equipment
Maintenance Maintenance
8%
3%
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Board
& Staff
Our dedicated Board and staff
work tirelessly and enthusiastically
to complete Tyler’s mission.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Shipley A. Allinson (President)
Benjamin Carr
Linda Ciavarelli, DPM
Suzanne K. Ciongoli
Matthew R. Doyle
John M. Ewing
Gene S. Ferraro (Vice President)
James R. Flandreau
Laura Guertin, PhD (Secretary)
Andrew W. Harobin
Jason W. Ingle
Robert A. Kunz, MD, PhD
Jeannie K. Liggett (Vice President)
Sandra Lutz (Treasurer)
Guy Messick
Craig Single
Keren White
Victoria K. Will
STAFF
Administrative
Educators
Rick Colbert – Executive Director
Shipley Allinson – Acting Executive Director
from November 1, 2014
Sally Rogers – Special Events Manager
Laura McPhail – Communications Manager
Darcy Gibb – Office Manager
Beth Hoppe – Bookkeeper
Allison Mafodda
Cory Davis
Karen McDonald
Kristin Simmons
Lauren Ritchey
Marg Fields
Maria Wanenchak
Molly Scott
Rachel Ndeto
Sue Lucas
Vail Ryan
Visitor Center
Chris Lawler – Visitor Center Coordinator
Annemarie Rapp – Visitor Services
Joseph Giordano – Visitor Services
Development
Kathryn Ombam – Development Associate
Mary Beth Jackson – Major Gifts Officer
Drew Schmidt – Corporate Development Associate
Public Programs
Amy Mawby – Director of Public Programs
Martha Moore – Youth Education Coordinator
Joanne Landau – Registrar
Julia Lo Ehrhardt – Volunteer Coordinator
Horticulture
Mike Karkowski – Director of Horticulture
Jeff Wilson – Arboretum Manager
Alison Dame – Plant Recorder
Austin Deputy – Gardener
Stephanie Santucci – Gardener
Jerry O’Dell – Rhododendron Gardener
*As of January 31, 2015
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