American Public Gardens Association
2019 Conference
Washington D.C. June 17-21, 2019

Build Community, Raise More Money: Develop and Sustain a Successful Auxiliary Board
Event Type: 
Making Friends, Making Money
Date / Time: 
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Congressional B
K. Fiorile, B. Harkey, and L. Troup, Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Columbus, Ohio
Pre-Registration Required: 

The Franklin Park Conservatory Women’s Board is a dedicated group of members that has evolved into a vibrant and enthusiastic philanthropic organization. Field to Table, an annual sell-out event, realigned the group with the Conservatory’s mission and activated Women’s Board participation to unprecedented levels in support of the Conservatory’s horticulture and education programs. The board maintains a true partnership with Conservatory staff, and its members remain committed stewards as they continue to engage new audiences, contribute countless volunteer hours, and support the Conservatory’s many programs including two capital campaigns. Participants will learn the essential elements of nurturing an auxiliary that is mission-aligned, self-sufficient, deeply engaged and delivers fundraising success.


This session is approved for 1 CFRE credit hour.