2014 Annual Report

2014 Was a Very Good Year: The JC Raulston Annual Report

By Anne M. Porter, Former Director of Development

The previous year was a very good year and an exciting time at the JC Raulston Arboretum. There is always something innovative going on in the garden, and the last year proved to be no exception to those initiatives. Below are just a few of the major accomplishments of 2014.

  • $1,527,104 in JC Raulston Arboretum endowments (including the JCRA Endowment for Excellence which reached over and $575,000 in 2014)
  • A $125,000 legacy naming donation was received from the A. E. Finley Foundation in 2014 to support the new Finley-Nottingham Rose Garden
  • $155,171 in membership support (representing 1,799 members) in 2014
  • $99,055 earned at the 2014 Gala in the Garden—An Asian Reflection
  • $48,073 was earned at Raulston Blooms!
  • $10,000 was given by Patricia and Francis (Chuck) Koppeis to support the Dr. Susan L. Stephenson Endowment for Education at the JC Raulston Arboretum that they created in 2013 with a $25,000 contribution
  • 9,736 hours were given by the dedicated JCRA volunteers in 2014 (That’s the equivalent of five full time employees each year!)
  • 6,328 taxa (different types of plants) with 1,131 new accessions and 1,707 plantings in 2014
  • 15,233 plants distributed in 2014 (nearly twice as many as in 2013)
  • Thousands people attended more than 150 JCRA sponsored or cosponsored events in 2014
  • The Linda and Theodore “Ted” Bilderback Endowment for the JC Raulston Arboretum Children’s Program was established in 2014

Impressive—and just wait to see the 2015 Annual Report!

There are many people to thank for their continued support. In an effort to conserve monetary and natural resources, the full 2014 annual report is being offered on the JCRA Web site at https://jcra.ncsu.edu/publications/annual-reports/ instead of printed copies.

The JCRA board and staff are proud of all the accomplishments of the last year and extremely grateful to everyone who gave generously 2014. Please take a few moments to visit these pages on the Web site and discover all the many Friends of the Arboretum who continue to advocate for and invest in the JC Raulston Arboretum.

Membership Makes a Difference

Thank you for your support and advocacy of the JC Raulston Arboretum through the membership program. Memberships are the primary unrestricted support for the JCRA's daily operations and vital for its success. Thanks to these special friends who gave the gift of membership—the gift that keeps giving all year!

Philanthropist

Charles and Kathy Hornbuckle

Benefactor

Jack and Micki Cox
Taylor's Nursery

Founder

Scott Anderson
Cynthia Green and S. Bruce Martin
David Griffin
Robert and Pickett Guthrie
Henry Leon Lobsenz Foundation
Ray and Annie Hibbs
Jerry and Nina Jackson
Katherine Mauney
Jane Meadows
Pender Nursery (Jim and Kathy Deal)

Patron

Karen Bauer
Sylvia Blankenship
David and Judith Bradyhouse
Malcolm and Patty Brown
Cindy Chappell
Haddon and Irma Clark
Stanton Ezzell and Lisa Kafer
Falls Revival (Jeffrey Bottoms and John Martin)
Hoffman Nursery
Arthur Kelley
Richard and Melanie Kelley
John and Jamie Kellner
Julia Kornegay and Alfredo Escobar
John and Betsy McBrayer
Peter and Jainel Morris
Sampson Nursery
Bobby Ward and Roy Dicks
Joe and Dana Woody

Sponsor

Doug and Margaret Abrams
Bruce and Mary Barron
John and Patti Becherer
Bland Landscaping
Richard Blanton and Candace Haigler
Charles and Lois Brummitt
Thornton Burnet, Jr.
Andrew and Sarah Butler
Carolina Seasons Nursery
Henry and Irene Cotter
Creative Landscape Designs
Currin's Nursery
Rufus and Linda Edmisten
Risa Ellovich
Fair View Nursery
Frankie Fanelli
Paul and Janet Fantz
Victor Farah and Robin Hudson
Gardeners of Wake County
Lyle and Rhonda Gardner
Barbara George
David and Liza Gettles
Richard Hartlage
Guy and Sandra Harwood
Hefner's Nursery
Jeanette Hyde
Karla Jacobus
Susan Joyner
Paul Kellum and Todd Delk
Lady Slipper Garden Club
Krystle Lambert
Alexander and Carol Lawrence
Charles and Wanda Leffler
Craig and Zermeena Marshall
Mary McClure
Ross and Margaret McKinney
Rita Mercer
Novozymes North America
Panther Creek Nursery
Steven and Katharine Perry
Maynard and Joy Phelps
Pistole
Planning Strategies
Pleasant Run Nursery
Mark and Jane Ritchie
Saunders Brothers Nursery and Orchard
Eugene and Roberta Schmidt
Carl and Janet Shafer
Lawrence and Jean Shuping
Mark Smith
Lois Sowers
Swift Creek Nursery
Rodney Swink and Juanita Shearer-Swink
Russell and Anthea Tate
John and Lorely Temple
The F. A. Bartlett Tree Expert Co.
Nadine Tope
Turftenders Landscape Services
Susan Van Eyck and Barry Johnson
Jay and Colleen Warfield
Phillip and Sara Watts
Jerry and Adela Whitten
George and Claudia Wilson
Farrell Wise and Levis Handley
Louise Wrinkle
Johnny and Jackie Wynne
Smedes and Rosemary York
Joe and Lisé Zublena

Family/Dual

Ellen Adams
David and Gail Addison
Anne Albright
Tim and Debra Alcorn
Howard and Mary Edith Alexander
Janet Alford and John Morey
Jay Althouse and Sally Albrecht
George Alwon
Thomas and Jeanne Andrus
David and Brienne Arthur
Ronald and Aleta Ash
David Auerbach and Cat Warren
Bryan and Carol Aupperle
Susan Bailes and Betty Bailes
Susan Bailey
Betty Baker
Walter and Marcia Ballard
Allyson Banas and Aline Cote
Gail Bannister
William and Sandra Barnard
John and Nona Barnes
Julie and Michael Barnes
Russ and Mitzie Barnette
Llewellyn Beaman
Michael and Pam Beck
Meredith and Anna Berry
Stephanie Bertsche and Joseph Hadala
Big Branch Nursery
John and Carolyn Bigliardi
Ted and Linda Bilderback
David and Tammy Biondi
Richard and Susan Bir
Jean Blaine
Alan and Gene Blatecky
Andrew and Elizabeth Blue
Ed Boer and Eve von Deck
Edgar and Ethel Boone
Penelope Booze Foss
Clarence and Samantha Boyd
Leonard Boyle
Robin Boyles
Brady & Associates Forestry Services
Dallas Bretzman and Carl Piraneo
Kevin and Mary Brice
Raymond and Dianne Brinker
Frances Brogden and Chris Nash
Brookhaven Night Garden Club
Donnie and Phyllis Brookshire
Stephen and Amanda Browde
Patricia and Gerald Brown
Robert and Regan Brown
John Buettner and John Dole
Walter and Frances Bull
David and Patricia Burgess
James Burnette
Kathryn Burrell
David and Dawn Burtt
Kevin and Marie Butler
Richard and Carrie Joy Bylina
Basil and Diana Byrne
Richard and Marilyn Calfee
Bob Cantwell and Lydia Wegman
Meighan Carpenter
Donald and Kathy Carter
Evelyn and Conwell Carter
Jason and Quincy Caspar
Arthur and Jean Chard
Rayburn and Jean Cheely
Roger and Julie Chenoweth
John and Molly Chiles
Barbara Church and Jim McIver
Allen and Anne Clapp
George and Pam Clark
John Clark
Brenda Cleveland and Barry Engber
Connie and Laurie Cochran
Dan and Lyn Cochrane
Paul Cole and Randy Gaugert
Coley Bunch Nursery
Bill and Eileen Conklin
Josh Connolly
Dick Conrad and Judith Irven
Curtis and Anna Cook
Dan and Fairley Bell Cook
Peter and Colleen Cook
Josephine Corro
Michael and Jennifer Cox
Gary and Christi Cramer
Jacob Crandall and Deborah Myatt Crandall
Cynthia Cromwell
Courtney and Kathy Crosby
James and Patricia Cross
Kelly and Patsy Crump
Bill and Mary Cruse
Marc and Julie Cubeta
Jonathon and Rachel Cummings
Michael and Heather Curcio
Christopher and Kelly Curley
Steve and Jere Curtis
Vincent and Sandra Dabrowski
Lawrence and Sarah Davenport
Nicholas and Katharine Davies
Jerry and Rosanne Davis
Robert Davis and Judy Morgan-Davis
William and Kyra Davis
Alexander and Linda De Grand
Gus and Mary Belle De Hertogh
Jim and Betty Deal
Dina Deaton and David Collier
Michael and Linda DeFrancesco
Robert and Ann DeMaine
William Dement, Jr., and Ed Sessoms
Stephen and Martha Derbyshire
John and Judith Dewar
Robert and Colleen Dodds
Alexander and Georgia Donaldson
John and Bonnie Downs
Joseph Dubanowich
David and Catherine Duch
Brandon and Ashlee Duncan
Justin Durango
Todd and Susan Eichler
Rich and Sylvia Elwyn
Thomas Emmel
William Emory and Jo Quinn
Nick England and Mary Whitton
Chris Ess and Amanda Saville
Raeford and Donna Eure
John and Carolyn Falletta
Richard and Margaret Faust
Gina Fernandez and Craig Yencho
Michael and Joy Ferrell
Alan and Marty Finkel
Peter and Vivian Finkelstein
Carolyn Fletcher
William and Deborah Forster
Mary Fosnaught
Myron and Ginny Fountain
Ann Fox
William and Carol Freund
Kenneth and Lynn Gaito
H. A. and Sue Gallis
Sheldon Galloway
Garden Club Council of Winston Salem & Forsyth County
Gardener by Nature (Dale Batchelor and John Thomas)
Gardens by Design
Gordon Garner
Andrew Gentry
Fred and Susan Gentry
John Gerwin and Kathy Lynn Lagana
Andrew and Sheree Goettman
Danold and Marilyn Golightly
Raymond and Susan Goodmon
Karl Gottschalk and Dorothy Pugh
Henry and Ellen Graden
Elizabeth Graff and Scott McLellan
Ronald Grainger
William and Amy Gray
Jeffrey and Sally Greaser
Thomas and Moira Griffin
Jean Gross and Donald Miller
Rick and Annette Guirlinger
Karen Gulledge and George Grant
Christopher and Ann Marie Gunter
David and Karen Guy
Shawn and Tammie Guyer
Elizabeth Guzynski and Patrick Chu
George and Priscilla Haddad
Ed Haffer and Marilyn Butler
Gail Hafley and Chris Merrill
Porter and Marty Halyburton
Brenda Hamm
JoAnn Hammerberg
Robin Hammond
Deborah Hamrick and Ed Gaines
Philip and Caroline Hamrick
Larry and Kathy Hancock
James and Dorthy Hardin
Neil and Margaret Harper
Brode Harrell, Jr.
Paul and Dixie Harrell
Johnathan Harter and Debra Singer-Harter
Barbara Harvey and Keith Jensen
Felton and Betty Hastings
Derek and Melanie Hawkes
Steven and Elizabeth Hawley
Bruce and Cynthia Heinlein
Bruce and Peggy Herbert
David and Cynthia Herlong
Melissa Hill
Paul and Judy Hoffman
James Holcomb
Leslie Hollan
James and Anita Hollister
Hedy Hollyfield and Jim VanKirk
Lisa Holmson
Adam and Maria Holtzman
Will Hooker and Jeana Myers
Donna Hooper-Knox and Robert Rice
Harold and Patsy Hopfenberg
Donald and Loretta Hopper
Robert and Roberta Horton
Hooker and Dianne Horton
Donald and Carolyn Hoss
Laurie House and John Hopkins
Alton and Ramona Howard
Charlie and June Hoyle
Elizabeth Hubbe
Peter and Patrice Hubert
Herbert and Judy Hudson
Michael and Deborah Humphrey
Ashley Hunsberger
Garrett and Susan Hunter
David Iwig
Jim and Gloria Jahnke
Tom and Pam Jeffrey
Jericho Farms
Frederick and Kimberly Johnson
Harold and Kristina Johnson
Johnson Nursery Corp.
Ozzie Johnson, Jr.
Jeff and Jennifer Jones
Nancy Jones
Wendy Kanable and Ginna Browning
John and Jane Kanipe
Veena Kannan
Kenneth and Virginia Karb
Curtis Kasefang and Sharon O'Neill
Max and Gisela Kasselt
Shirley Keel and Don Tessman
Charles Keith and Muki Fairchild
David Kelley and Jann Martindale
Sheila Kellogg
James and Ellen Kelly
George and Fonda Kendley
Larry and Barbara Ketchum
Russell and Malissa Kilpatrick
John and Gloria Kimber
Heidi King
Larry King and Susan Matthews-King
Thomas and Shannyn King
Paul and Phebe Kirkman
Christoph and Katherine Kirschling
Doris Kistler and Frederic Wightman
Matthew Kizak and Amy Clifford
Mark and Julie Kleiman
Edmund and Ruth Klemmer
Matt and Trina Kline
Kurt and Nona Kloecker
Barbara Kloth
Charles and Amy Kneifel
John Kocher and Britt Crews
John and Julia Kolb
Joanne Kollar and Richard Wolfe
Chuck and Patsy Koppeis
Patricia Korpik
Charles and Peggy Korte
Sergei and Amy Krasnyanski
Jerod and Anne Kratzer
Ken and Betsy Kukorowski
Jack and Annetta Kushner
Jack Lamm, II and Dan Gant
Bryce and Sue Lane
Richard and Amelia Lane
Darlene Lannon
Duane and Joanne Larick
Linda Larkins
Richard LaRose
Todd Lasseigne and Heather Toedt-Lasseigne
Anna Laurel
Brent Lawrence
Darlene Lee and Steve Wales
Mary Leonhardi and Bradley Dokter
Denis and Tracy Levy
Timothy and Pamela Lietz
Frank and Mildred Liggett
Robert and Sandy (Yu-Yen) Lin
David and Pamela Livingston
Steven and Marie Lommel
Longview FFA
Steven and Arlene Lord
Bill and Valerie Lorenz
Grace Lossman and Ken Pollock
Philip and Jamie Lovdal
Sarah Lowder
Joseph and Debra Ludas
Curt and Diane Lunchick
Kerry and Patricia MacPherson
Heinrich and Martha Malling
Brooks and Karen Malone
Gus and Geary Mandrapilias
Douglas and Linda Mann
Gary Mathews and Eiko Tai
Michael and Audrey Matteson
Patrick and Marcia Mattingly
Catherine Maxwell and Ben Fewel
James and Connie Maynard
Ruth McBride
Judy McComb and Mindy Allport-Settle
Ralph McDonald and Margaret McLaurin
Michael and Virginia McKay
Michael and Carla McKinney
Bob and Jean McLeod
Karen McMillan
James and Ruth Mead
Larry and Audrey Mellichamp
Theodore and Jennifer Midthun
Dale and Sharon Miller
John and Stephanie Mitchell
Ariel Montañez
Fred and Jeannie Morelock
Jacob and Jennifer Morgan
Karen Moriarty and James Penry
Robert and Christine Mulder
Laddie and Edna Munger
John and Ann Myhre
Harry and Rebeccah Neff
Norbert Nevid and Andree Allen
Brian and Lou Raye Nichol
Hilary Nichols
Joan Nielsen
Thomas and Jane Norris
Charles and Beverly Norwood
Jim and Katherine Nutt
Henry and Heidi Nuttle
David O'Loughlin and Cecilia Raphael-O'Loughlin
Janie and Keith Oliphant
Richard and Erin Olsen
Outdoor Images
James and Shirley Overcash
Kevin and Elizabeth Overcash
Teri Page
Diana Parrish and Max Wallace
Sam and Linda Pearsall
Kenneth and Ana Pecota
Michael and Linda Peele
Larry and Susan Pegram
Ric and Delphine Peller
John and Carol Pelosi
Donald Perry, III
Robert and Sharon Peter
Patricia Petersen and Douglas Young
Matthew Pickens
Pinkham's Horticultural Services
Plantworks Nursery
Marshall and Evangeline Porter
Gerbrand and Karyn Poster
Kevin and Laura Potter
Ken and Margaret Powell
Stephen and Jenny Powers
Kelly Prelipp and Sandra Prelipp
John and Charlotte Presley
Elaine Price-Schwartz
Robert and Rose Mary Pries
Tom and Amira Ranney
Earl and Sharon Raupach
Donald and Cynthia Rayno
Wade and Kathy Reece
John and Diane Rees
Marshall and Pat Reese
Mary Beth Rehm and Ed Brown
William and Margaret Reid
Alan and Evelyn Reiman
Laurie Renz and Connie Renz
Bobby and Mary Reynolds
Lisa Richardson
Rudy Riggs and Jim Phillips
Frances Riley
Michelle Ripple and Greg Burkett
Linda Robinson and Richard Snow
David and Diane Rodger
Rodgers Landscape Services
Charles and Karen Root
Ben and Jeanne Rouse
Amy Rullis and Jordan Hester
Richard and Andrea Rushing
Jim and Diana Rutledge
David Sabio and Christine Doyle-Sabio
Richard and Judith Salentine
Amber Salter
Sandra Savage
Charles and Mary Sawyer
Gary and Lee Schaffer
James Schlitt
Jill Schmitter and Phillip Hall
John Schott
Chad and Lisa Schutte
Pablo and Patricia Scolnik
Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College
Walter and Bonnie Shackelford
Jarin Shahrier
Jule and Mary Lou Shanklin
David and Susan Shevach
David and Barbara Shew
Edward and Kay Shiflett
Rene and Claudia Sierra
Ian and Talmadge Silversides
Gilbert Simmers and Kathleen Adams-Simmers
Sims Farms
Thomas Skolnicki and Kevin Kane
Amy Slater
Chip and Celeste Sloop
Michael Smith and J. W. Shearin
Nathaniel and Roberta Smith
Robert and Martha Smith
Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance & North Carolina Farm Bureau
Bob and Judy Spaziano
Lori and Ken Special
David Spencer and Dee Pickering
Mike Stallings and Mitzi Hole
Donald and Sylvia Stanat
Lance and Kaye Starnes
Matt and Katherine Steindl
Paul and Kim Stephenson
Johnny and Nancy Stevens
George and Rose Ann Stilwell
Brandon Stokes
Thomas and Julia Stovall
C. B. and Carol Strange
Sidney and Rachel Strauss
Joyce Stroud
Sugarbush Gardens
Robert and Dorothy Suggs
Ramasubraman Suresh
Ravi Swamy
James and Lynn Swanson
Cornelius and Charlotte Swart
Prudence Swartwood
John Sweet
Piroska Szabo and Margaret Link
Edward and Michele Szwedo
Tarheel Native Trees
Steven and Patricia Taylor
Nile Testerman, Jr., and Elizabeth Austin
Cynthia Thacker
Marvin and Ann Thompson
Lisa Thompson and Steve Thompson
Walter and Kathleen Thompson
Robert and Margaret Thornton
Mary Beth Tobin and John Connors
Edward and Cornelia Trimble
William and Jane Tucker
Fred and Elaine Turner
Gerald Tynan and Martha Stark
John Uhlenbrock and Jennifer Watkins
Henry and Nancy Unger
The Unique Plant
Karen Untz
Ann Van Sant and Roberta Newton
Glenn Veit and Judith Kane
Martha Warburton
Christopher and Sybille Ward
Arthur and Jacqueline Warner
Harry and Rita Warren
WaterWise Garden Design
Kenneth and Phyllis Watts
Dee Welker
Thomas Wentworth and Linda Rudd
Glenda Westbrook-Neilsen and Kenneth Neilsen
Thomas and Laura Whatley
Ralph and Cheryl Whisnant
David White and Janine LeBlanc
David and Carolyn White
John and Jeanne White
Marshall and Kelley Whitehurst
Matthew and Alison Whitfield
Harold and Kathryn Wiebusch
Bill and Libby Wilder
Bobby Wilder
David and Judiann Wilkinson
Oliver and Julia Williams
Paul and Linda Williams
Bonnie Wolf
Karen Wood
James and Brenda Woodley
Robert Wooten and Sheila Hunter-Wooten
Lynnette Worrell
Worthington Farms
Malcolm and Donna Wright
Susan Wyatt and Robert Kellam
Joseph and Molly Yoder
Philip and Louise York
Charles and Robin Zevenhuizen

Individual

Stephanie Abee
Deborah Albertine
Tim Alderton
Shelia Alexander
Nina Allen
William Alston
Amaryllis Gardens
Geoffrey Anderson
Susan Andrews
Roberta Andrews
Jim Apken
Appeldoorn Landscape Nursery
Arbor Enterprises
Arborcrest Gardens
Architectural Trees
Jane Arey
Martha Ashby
John Atkinson
Brian Attwood
Pamela Baggett
Eloise Baines
Kristen Balhoff
Liz Ball
Robert Barker
Carol Barmann
Elizabeth Barnard
Jared Barnes
Elizabeth Barrett
Susan Bartone
Jerina Barutis
Garnet Bass
Jean Bassett
Patricia Battle
Arthur Baugh, III
Robin Baumgart
Billie Bean
Alice Beasley
Angelia Beasley
Connie Bechdolt
Daphne Beck
Jayme Bednarczyk
Harriet Bellerjeau
Caroline Bellis
Elizabeth Bender
Teri Bennett
Albert Benshoff
Marilyn Bensinger
Jan Beresford
Monica Binger
Diane Birkemo
Fred Blackley
Charlotte Blackwell
Anna Blanchard
Tatiana Blazej-Seltzman
Heidi Bodley
Elizabeth Boehringer
Lisa Bohlen-Admire
Patricia Booth
Wendy Boss
Nancy Bost
Warren Boyette
Sarah Bradeen
John Bradfield
Vandy Bradow
Carol Breckheimer
Ethan Bridges
Meriel Brodie
Brookscapes
Barbara Brown
Lark Brown
Mary Brown
Brown's Nursery
Lauren Browning
Mary Louisa Bryant
Buds & Blooms Nursery
Tom Bumgarner
Andrew Bunting
Jean Burda
Debra Burke
Bruce Burton
Allen Bush
James Bustrack
Virginia Cahill
Lamar Caldwell
Weston Caldwell
Arlene Calhoun
Anne Calta
Cam Too Camellia Nursery
Camellia Forest Nursery
Mary Cameron
Amy Camp
Lynn Canada
Carla Carpenter
Roberta Carpenter
Bonnie Carson
Lisbeth Brittain Carter
Sharyn Caudell
Karen Cayes
Katherine Chambers
Pamela Chance
Michael Chelednik
Elizabeth Chicas
Bernadette Clark
Kathleen Clark
Virginia Clay
Stuart Clayman
Bruce Clodfelter
Leslie Cohen
Amber Coleman
Rebecca Collis
Jane Conolly
Becky Cook
Tammy Cook
Melinda Corn
Dale Cousins
Kirtley Cox
Lilly Craig
Margaret Crooks
Tammie Crosier
Jan Crotts
Custom Landscapes (Suzanne Edney)
Ann Cutter
Anne Dahle
Genelle Dail
Kelly Dail
Mary Dallas
Karen Damari
Colin Daniels
Susan Daughtry
Megan Davies
Jinnie Davis
Angela Davis-Gardner
Meredith De La Vergne
Doris Deal
Donna Deal
Vicky DeGroote
Loretta Del Palazzo
Kelly Del Tufo
DeRose Garden & Landscape
Cathy DeWitt
Lacy Dick
Tom Dickey
Bob Dietz
Nancy Doubrava
Doug Pitts' Photography
Janet Draper
Dennis Drehmel
Sylvia Drew
Melissa Dudley
Karen Duke
Darrin Duling
LaJuana Dunn
Durham Council of Garden Clubs
Jared Dutton
Sandra Dutton
C. J. Dykes
Earth Graphics of Raleigh (Jeff Evans and Dave Parnell)
Earthforce Design Group
Edith Eddleman
W. L. Edmundson
Garuna Edwards
Celia Eicheldinger
Tim Elliott
Wendy Elliott
Valerie Engel
Shelly English
Mary Epperly
Lisa Evans
Terri Fairley
Martha Farmer
Faust Nursery
Susan Fedor
Anne Feind
Karen Ferguson
Robert Ferone
Kathryn Field
Margaret Fisher
Fishing Creek Tree Farm
Carol Fishman
Marilyn Flannigan
Marilyn Fleming
Pattie Fleming
Roland Flory
Chris Foley
Marion Foran
Laura Ford
Gerald Fountain
Sonya Fox
Cynthia Fulbright
Sandra Fussell
Catherine Gaertner
Alan Galloway
The Garden Collection
Gardening with Confidence (Helen Yoest and David Philbrook)
Lucy Gardiner
Courtney Gardner
Jeanette Germaine
Edward Gerster
Gethsemane Gardens and Nursery
Charles Gilliam
Marilyn Gist
Dollie Glaum
Christopher Glenn
Linda Glenn
James Godwin
Victor Gordon
Julie Gorka
Lori Gould
Elizabeth Graham
Green Prints
Shirley Green
Jason Griffin
Anne Grimes
Walter Gutierrez
Mary Haigh
Jenny Haire
The Hamlin Companies
Susan Hammer
Leigh Ann Hammerbacher
Larry Hammett
John Hammond
Kate Hanser
Elizabeth Hardie
Frank Harmon
Gail Harris
Karen Harris
Thomas Harville
Barbara Haskell
Awatif Hassan
Robert Hauver
Nancy Haywood
Charles Heatherly
Johnsie Hege
Jennifer Helms
Margaret Helms
Warren Henderson
Ken Henke
Anderson Hensley
Martha Herlihy
Leslie Herndon
Vicky Herring
Ellen Herron
Mary Benjamin Hester
Joy Hicks
Sheila Higgins
Dennis Hinkle
Robert Hinson
Eric Hirsch
Margaret Hoffman
Norfleet Hoggard
Carol Hogue
James Holland
Marcia Hollis
Helen Holt
Sandra Homes
Sandra Horn
Laszlo Horvath
Marc Houyoux
Marty Howard
Marcia Hubbard
Thomas Hudak
Patricia Hudson
Thomas Hunter, Jr.
Hunter Tree & Landscape
Fran Hutchison
June Hutson
Linda Hyman
Catherine Isaza
L. A. Jackson
Lisa Jackson
Chris Jaeger
Linda Jaeger
Edwin Jenkins
Kata Jenkins
Jere's Landscaping
Barbara Johnson
Ellen Johnson
Jim Johnson
Joan Johnson
Joe Jones
Sam Jones
Margaret Jordan
David Josephus
Arleen Justick
Kathie Kalmowitz
Deborah Kane
Gloria Kanoy
Olivia Kemp
Karen Kendig
Barbara Kennedy
Melissa Kennedy
Frances Kerr
Laura Ketcham
Sarah Ketchem
Tim Ketchie
Zeba Khan
Charles Kidder
Donna Kidder
Susan Kimbrell
Jennette King
Lyla Kloos
Jon Knight
Elizabeth Koehler
Sarah Konradi
Faye Koonce
Ekaterina Korobkina
Charles Kronberg
Anita Kuehne
Diane Kuzdrall
Carolyn Lackey
Thomas Lamb
Dante Landucci
Blair Lane
Mary Larkin
Elizabeth Lathers
Stephanie Lauck
Laurel Springs Nursery
Betty Lazo
Rebecca Lee
Legacy Lighting
Robert Lemasters
Virginia Leone
Colin Lickwar
Mary Beth Liles
Cynthia Lincoln
Betsy Lindemuth
Elsa Liner
Carolyn Littles
Jane Litton
Shirley Livengood
Annie Long
Longwood Gardens
Wayne Love
Paige Luck
Heather Luden
Keith Lukowski
Harry Luther
Elizabeth Lyne
Robert Lyons
Jill Mace
Cathy Mack
Robert Mackintosh
Jeffrey Malcolm
Jacquelyn Manning
Gene Mapes
Kathleen Marano
Sarah Marano
Gustavo Maroni
Elisabeth Martensen
Rebecca Martin
Lynn Martin
Robert Massengale
Susan Mastro
Julie Matlock
Margaret Matrone
Terry May
Mike McCarthy
Rogeania McCay
Leslie McCormick
Charles McCue, Jr.
Diane McDaniel
Janet McGettrick
Alberta McKay
Thearon McKinney
Rachel McLaughlin
Bonnie McLeod
Rosalind McMillan
Carol McNeel
Elizabeth Mew
Marilyn Michie-Grist
Lynn Miller
Marilyn Miller
Cindy Mills
James Minor
Melissa Mitchell
Jean Mitchell
Kristen Monahan
Sandy Morgan
Jeffery Morton
Moss & Stone Gardens
John Mulkey
Sharon Munger
Peggy Murray
Mary Jo Muzzey
Zsolt Nagy
Mari Nakayoshi
The Nature of Art
Nature's Art by Susan Aldworth
Shannon Neiley
Charlotte Newby
Brenda Newman
Niche Gardens
Elizabeth Norval
Hughen Nourse
Novozymes North America
Neena Nowell
Janis Nutt
Flora O'Brien
Mary Elizabeth O'Connor
Peggy O’Neil Ross
Diane Olson
Sue Ellen Ott
Mary Overcash
Richard Moss
Beth Owens
Candis Owens
Elaine Pace
Heather Page
Palm Avenue
Jane Pan
Carolyn Parker
Ginny Parker
Astrid Parker
Robert Payne
Dorinda Peacock
Janet Peele
Dolores Pendergast
Lottie Peppers
Jo Perry
Terry Perry
Karin Petzold
Doug Phillips
Rose Phillips
Whitney Phillips
Byron Pilkington
Piney Ridge Nursery
Betty Pipes
Mike Pittman
Plantation Springs Nursery
Pleasant Acres Nursery
Catherine Poff
Marguerite Pond
Edward Ponek
Jeanne Poole
Tracy Poole
Thomas Pope
Anne Porter
Dixie Porter
Gail Posey
Joe Powell
Miranda Powell
William Powell, Jr.
Jeffrey Preddy
Fran Preston
Kathleen Price
Elizabeth Pringle
James Proctor, Jr.
Linda Quarles
Rodney Queen
Jacqueline Quinn
Charles Racine
Kathleen Ramage
Martha Ramirez
Marti Ranney
Sharon Raschke
Graham Ray
Kathleen Redfern
Redwine's Plantscaping & Special Events (Sylvia Redwine)
Renz Landscape & Irrigation
Durban Rhame
Caroline Richardson
Jessica Rigouard
Sarah Rigouard
Patricia Roberts
Louise Rogers
Mary Roman
Michelle Rose
Gina Ross
Kay Ruark
Steve Rubin
Douglas Ruhren
Jean Rundquist
Linda Saah
Amy Sackaroff
Lorraine Salois-Deane
Rosalie Satcher-Clark
Joyce Sathoff
Harriet Sato
Harriet Sayre-McCord
Portrait Scene
Dianne Schaffer
Robert Schall
Aaron Schettler
Stephen Schroedl
Iris Schwintzer
Garrison Scott
Melody Scott
Alkesh Shah
Toni Shelton
Mark Shuman
Tracy Sides
Betsy Sigmon
Evaron Sigmon
Brian Simet
Nancy Simonsen
Algie Simpson
Hannah Simpson
Elaine Sisko
Lynn Smiley
Andrea Smith
Christine Smith
Jane Smith
Sarah Smith
SOD
Southern Horizons Landscaping
Anne Spafford
Esther Spaltenstein
Annabelle Stein
Carol Stein
Flo Stein-Bolton
Anita Stejskal
Marian Stephenson
Mary Stewart
Jacqueline Straub
Gayle Streifford
Dorothy Strickland
John Suddath
Edna Suggs
Jason Suite
Marguerite Summers
Janice Swab
Ann Swallow
Swanson & Associates
Jennifer Swift
Pamela Taheri
Beverly Taylor
Cheri Taylor
James Taylor
Theresa Thacher
The Lehmann Design Group
Char Thomann
Alden Thompson
Christine Thomson
Margaret Thurston
Ken Traynham
Kelly Trimyer
Tween Streams Gardens
Valerie Tyson
Camie Ulibarri
Effie Underwood
Paulette van de Zande
Deborah Vaughan
Vrb Photography
Lynda Waldrep
Daryl Walker
Hallie Walker
Jared Walker
Ann Frye Wallace
Blair Walter
Joann Warner
William Warner
Donna Warren
Jo-Anne Wazlowski
Mark Weathington
Laura Weaver
Jeffrey Webb
Nancy Wehling
Timothy Weiler
Georgina Werner
Weston Farms
Patricia Westphal
Florence Whatley
Patricia Wheaton
Elisabeth Wheeler
Sara Wheeless
Robert Whisnant
Marla White
Warren White
Randall Whittington
Sheila Wilkerson
Amanda Wilkins
Laura Willer
Anne Williams
Helen Williams
Katherine Williams
Ross Williams
Carol Williams
Mark Willis
Adrianne Wilson
James Wilson, Jr.
Stephen Wirth
Karin Wolfe
John Wood
Nancy Woods
Will Wooten
Richard Woynicz
Melanie Wyatt
Jewel Wynns
Edward Yellig
John Yelvington, Jr.
Barry Yinger
Charles Young
Loretta Young
Mary Zimmerman

Gifts of Membership

These friends of the Arboretum gave the distinctive gift of membership to friends, colleagues, and loved ones. Th anks for giving the gift of a JCRA membership—a gift that keeps on giving all year!

Barbara Albright
Fisher Beasley
Bell Family Foundation
Harriet Bellerjeau
Meredith and Anna Berry
David and Judith Bradyhouse
Claude and Mary Caldwell
Arlene and Jim Calhoun
Cindy Chappell
Haddon Clark, III
Dan and Lyn Cochrane
Karen Collins
Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro
Kelly and Patsy Crump
Ann Cutter
Stanton Ezzell and Lisa Kafer
Alan and Marty Finkel
Wilton Fitzgerald
The Hamlin Companies
W. R. and Margaret Helms
Ray and Annie Hibbs
Jerry and Nina Jackson
Richard and Melanie Kelley
Larry and Barbara Ketchum
Bryan Lowrance
Sarah Marano
John and Betsy McBrayer
Bette Newsome
Pender Nursery (Jim and Kathy Deal)
Rudy Riggs and Jim Phillips
Jessica Rigouard
Stephen Schmidt
Carolyn Slavin
Cynthia Stokes
Ken and Caroline Terrett
Bobby Ward and Roy Dicks
Bridget Way
Dennis and Georgina Werner
Shannon Williams
Worthington Farms

Gala in the Garden

The annual proceeds from the Gala in the Garden support not only vital JC Raulston Arboretum staff positions, but critical unrestricted funds that are used for its daily operational expenses and on-going research. These proceeds directly help to keep the gates open, the gardens in top shape, and the plant collections impressive.

2014 Sponsors

Diamond

North Carolina Nursery & Landscape Association

Platinum

Bayer Advanced
Pender Nursery (Jim and Kathy Deal)

Gold

A. E. Finley Foundation
Hoffman Nursery
Bobby Wilder

Silver

Ted and Linda Bilderback
The Brickman Group
Tommy Bunn
Tim and Teri Clark
Fair Products
The Hamlin Companies
Jeanette Hyde
Jerry and Nina Jackson
Arthur Kelley
Jane Meadows
North Carolina Agricultural Foundation
Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance & North Carolina Farm Bureau
Taylor's Nursery
Worthington Farms
Johnny and Jackie Wynne

Bronze

Bell Family Foundation
John Buettner and John Dole
Cheryl Kearns Landscaping
Haddon and Irma Clark
Duke Energy
Rufus and Linda Edmisten
The Fire Place
Deborah Hamrick and Ed Gaines
Jere's Landscaping
Johnson Nursery Corp.
William and Melda Lamm
LanArc
The Lundy Fetterman Family Foundation
Robert Lyons
Piedmont Carolina Nursery
Plantworks Nursery
Anne Porter
Redwine's Plantscaping & Special Events (Sylvia Redwine)
Sampson Nursery
Rodney Swink and Juanita Shearer-Swink
Russell and Anthea Tate
Walter and Kathleen Thompson
Bill and Libby Wilder
Laura Willer and David Huffstetler

Special Gift

Guirlinger Family Fund of Triangle Community Foundation
The Hayter Firm
Mary Joslin
Dora Zia

Investment into Perpetuity

All of the endowments that support the JCRA are wise investments and support a lasting legacy. Heartfelt thanks to these friends who chose to invest in the Raulston Arboretum.

JC Raulston Arboretum Endowment for Excellence

Ted and Linda Bilderback
James Bustrack
Johnie and Genelle Dail
Leah Dail
Doris Deal
Paul and Kathryn Field
Peter and Vivian Finkelstein
Susan Fisher
Dennis Flood and Carl Duyck
Merideth Garrigan
Evan Germond
Charles Goode
Joseph Harmon
Ray and Annie Hibbs
Betsy Hutchinson
Ricardo and Catherine Isaza
J. Frank Schmidt Family Trust
Donald and Diana Jackson
Daniel John
Zeba Khan
Kathy Kichnet
Richard and Amelia Lane
Robert and Sandy (Yu-Yen) Lin
Bill and Valerie Lorenz
Lee Lowden
Jesse McDaniel and Beverly Thomas
Ronald and Melissa Mitchell
William Mitchell, III
North Carolina Landscape Association
Jeff and Amy Oakes
Richard Paul
Anne Porter
Raleigh Garden Club
Jim and Janet Rapp
Robert Rice
Mike Stallings and Mitzi Hole
Jane Sterner
Avril Tanner
Virginia Woodhead

Linda and Theodore "Ted" Bilderback Endowment for the JC Raulston Arboretum Children's Program

Tim Alderton
Howard and Mary Edith Alexander
Geoffrey Anderson
Thomas and Jeanne Andrus
Architectural Trees
Robert and Jane Avinger
Mark and Beth Barnes
Jerina Barutis
Larry and Joyce Bass
Harriet Bellerjeau
Berylwood Tree Farm (Rolla Wilhite)
Big Branch Nursery
Ted and Linda Bilderback
Tim and Kylene Bilderback
Richard and Susan Bir
Sylvia Blankenship
Wendy Boss
Vandy Bradow
Buds & Blooms Nursery
John Buettner and John Dole
Wayne and Jill Buhler
Tom Bumgarner
Thornton Burnet, Jr.
James Bustrack
Claude and Mary Caldwell
Arlene and Jim Calhoun
Joanne Canganelli-Parman
Pamela Chance
Cheryl Kearns Landscaping
Connie and Laurie Cochran
Albert Cooke and Daphne Hill
Custom Landscapes (Suzanne Edney)
Johnie and Genelle Dail
Christopher and Jennifer Daniels
Robert Davis and Judy Morgan-Davis
William and Kyra Davis
Brandon and Ashlee Duncan
Edith Eddleman
Fair View Nursery
Paul and Kathryn Field
Roland and Connie Flory
Mark and Diane Gantt
Gardening with Confidence (Helen Yoest and David Philbrook)
David and Liza Gettles
Goodson & Associates
Elizabeth Graff and Scott McLellan
Susan Grayson
Green Industry Council
Gary Gupton
Pat Gupton
Deborah Hamrick and Ed Gaines
James and Dorthy Hardin
Paul and Dixie Harrell
Barbara Harvey and Keith Jensen
Hefner's Nursery
Hoffman Nursery
Jere's Landscaping
Jericho Farms
Robert and R. J. Johnson
Roberta Johnson
Johnston County Nurserymen Association
Kathie Kalmowitz
Gale and Faye Koonce
Patricia Korpik
Thomas Krenitsky
Ken and Betsy Kukorowski
Bryce and Sue Lane
Richard and Amelia Lane
Virginia Lawler
Mark Lurey
Catherine Maxwell and Ben Fewel
Thearon and Vanette McKinney
Bob and Jean McLeod
Larry and Audrey Mellichamp
Wayne and Jean Mitchell
Jay and Sharon Molvie
John and Ann Myhre
Andrew and Dianne Nicholas
North Carolina Landscape Association
Bobby Oakley
Kevin and Elizabeth Overcash
Panoramic Farm
Patterson's Nursery
John and Carol Pelosi
Steven and Katharine Perry
Plantation Springs Nursery
Plants Nouveau
Plantworks Nursery
Anne Porter
John and Charlotte Presley
Tom and Amira Ranney
Caroline Richardson
Sampson Nursery
The Sarah P. Duke Gardens
James Schlitt
Robert and Martha Smith
Stephen and Georgiana Snyderman
Kenneth and Joyce Sorensen
Samuel and Marie St. Clair
Swift Creek Nursery
Rodney Swink and Juanita Shearer-Swink
Walter and Kathleen Thompson
Triangle Gardener (Beverly Hurley)
Fred and Elaine Turner
Turtle Creek Nursery
Valerie Tyson and Richard Ehrhardt
Naomi Vining
Bobby Ward and Roy Dicks
Mark and Mary Weathington
Robert Whisnant
David White and Janine LeBlanc
John and Jeanne White
Anne Williams and John Burness
Jason Williams and Conna Blackwell
Ross and Bobbie Williams
Farrell Wise and Levis Handley
Joe and Dana Woody
Robert Wooten and Sheila Hunter-Wooten
Worthington Farms

Marian Nottingham Finley/Marian Nottingham Rice Rose Garden Endowment

A. E. Finley Foundation

Robert E. Lyons J C Raulston Arboretum Internship Endowment

Tim Alderton
Arlene and Jim Calhoun
Elizabeth Chicas
Bernadette Clark
Nancy Doubrava
Paul and Kathryn Field
Christopher Glenn
Gale and Faye Koonce
Elizabeth Lathers and Stephen Dorn
Kevin and Elizabeth Overcash
Anne Porter
Ann Swallow
Valerie Tyson and Richard Ehrhardt
Mark and Mary Weathington

Bricks—Building a Legacy

A very special thank you to these donors who chose to invest in the JC Rauslton Arboretum by purchasing a brick.

Ted and Linda Bilderback
Johnie and Genelle Dail
Leah Dail
Susan Fisher
Merideth Garrigan
Evan Germond
Charles Goode
Ricardo and Catherine Isaza
Daniel John
Zeba Khan
Kathy Kichnet
Richard and Amelia Lane
Jesse McDaniel and Beverly Thomas
Jeff and Amy Oakes
Richard Paul
Anne Porter
Raleigh Garden Club
Robert Rice
Mike Stallings and Mitzi Hole
Jane Sterner
Avril Tanner

Special Gifts

Sincerest thanks to these donors who gave special monetary gifts over and above membership.

Giulia Acquisti
Ellen Adams
Nina Allen
Cloyce and Carole Anders
Thomas and Jeanne Andrus
Dick Annand
Arbor Enterprises
Ronald and Aleta Ash
Edward and Corinna Bailey
Breck and Cheri Barker
Lisa Barrie
Angelia Beasley
Harriet Bellerjeau
Jack and Patricia Benson
Michael and Meredith Berard
Big Branch Nursery
Richard and Susan Bir
Charlotte Blackwell
Sylvia Blankenship
Tatiana Blazej-Seltzman
Penelope Booze Foss
Wendy Boss
Rebecca Boston and Scott Shore
Robin Boyles
Sayer Brosnahan
Andrew Brown
Caitlin Brown
Mary Brown
Charles and Lois Brummitt
Tom Bumgarner
Andrew Bunting
James Bustrack
Anne Calta
Lynn Canada
Kay Carrington
Charles and Margie Case
Sapna Chandra
Anna Chase
Rayburn and Jean Cheely
Cheryl Kearns Landscaping
Allen and Anne Clapp
Haddon Clark, III
Haddon and Irma Clark
Carolyn Cline
Chris Cline
Kenneth and Ann Cobb
Connie and Laurie Cochran
Colony Woods Garden Club
Dick Conrad and Judith Irven
Sue Copley
Wayne and Carol Corbett
Jack and Micki Cox
Michael and Jennifer Cox
Susan and Larry Craven
Jan Crotts
Kelly and Patsy Crump
Chicita Culberson
Nicole D'Ambrose
Johnie and Genelle Dail
Sophie Dangtran
Larry Daniel
Mike Davis
Robert Davis and Judy Morgan-Davis
Alexander and Linda De Grand
Gus and Mary Belle De Hertogh
Glenn DiNella
Frank and Maureen Donini
Joseph Dubanowich
David and Catherine Duch
William and Donna Duffy
Rick and Nancy Dunford
Rufus and Linda Edmisten
Allan and Susan Eure
Lisa Eyster
Fallon Park Garden Club
Martha Farmer
Wayne and Carolyn Ferguson
Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
Alan and Marty Finkel
Roland and Connie Flory
James and Mary Gray Fullwood
Sheldon Galloway
Garden Club Council of Winston Salem & Forsyth County
The Garden Conservancy's Open Days Program
Gardening with Confidence (Helen Yoest and David Philbrook)
John and Rebecca Gardiner
Dollie Glaum
Eileen Goldgeier
Henry and Ellen Graden
Elizabeth Graff and Scott McLellan
Ronald Grainger
William and Amy Gray
Jeffrey and Sally Greaser
Green Thumb Garden Club
Jean Gross and Donald Miller
Mark Guenther
Guirlinger Family Fund of Triangle Community Foundation
Patsy Gullett and Beth Crowder
Christopher and Ann Marie Gunter
Walter Gutierrez
David and Karen Guy
Elizabeth Guzynski and Patrick Chu
Jenny Haire
Bill and Deidre Haley
Jim Hanger
James and Dorthy Hardin
Smitty Harvell
Robert Hauver
Paul Heidepriem
Warren Henderson
Henry Leon Lobsenz Foundation
Sylvester and Martha Herlihy
David and Cynthia Herlong
Ellen Herron
Virginia Hester
Linda Hickman
Clay and Kelly Hodges
Paul and Judy Hoffman
Will Hooker and Jeana Myers
Sandra Horn
Charles and Kathy Hornbuckle
Stephen and Donna Hughes
Vickie Hundley
Thomas Hunter, Jr.
Brian Jackson
Jim and Gloria Jahnke
David and Lucile James
JDavis Architects
Johnson Nursery Corp.
Johnston County Nurserymen Association
Robyn Johnston
Frank Jones, Jr.
James Jones
Jeanne Jones
Sam and Connie Jones
Kathie Kalmowitz
Garima Kamo
Carrie Kanaby
David Katzin
Charles Keith and Muki Fairchild
Arthur Kelley
Sheila Kellogg
James and Ellen Kelly
George and Fonda Kendley
Russell and Malissa Kilpatrick
Matthew Kizak and Amy Clifford
Walter Klausmeier
Charles and Amy Kneifel
John Kocher and Britt Crews
Chuck and Patsy Koppeis
Ekaterina Korobkina
Jack and Annetta Kushner
Susan Lamb
Richard and Amelia Lane
Eugene and Vicky Langley
Laurel Hills Garden Club
Alexander and Carol Lawrence
Paul Layne
Betty Lazo
Thomas and Christie Lee
Charles and Wanda Leffler
Robert Lemasters
Margaret Lewandowski
Charles and Shirley Livengood
Steven and Marie Lommel
Wayne Love
Joe Lumbrazo
Lynn van Dokkum Photography
MACHO Garden Club
Robert Mackintosh
Erin Malloy-Hanley
Gus and Geary Mandrapilias
Thomas Manshack
Patrick and Marcia Mattingly
Robert McCamy, Jr.
Jennifer McCarthy
Wayne and Rogeania McCay
Ralph McDonald and Margaret McLaurin
Liz McFarlane Mansfield and David Mansfield
Michael and Carla McKinney
Sam and Carol McKnight
Rosalind McMillan
Patricia McQuillan
Susan Mears and Brad Wiemer
Elizabeth Meldau
Thomas and Judy Melton
Carolyn Miller and Carl Blackman
Nature's Art by Susan Aldworth
Dennis Niemeyer
Phil Normandy
North Carolina Landscape Association
Allison Northcutt
Henry and Heidi Nuttle
Donald and Molly O'Toole
Clint and Debora Oster
Daniel and Elizabeth Page
Holly Parrett
Richard Pearson and Jo-An Robertson
John and Carol Pelosi
Nicole Pertuifet
Charles and Vicki Phaneuf
Pi Alpha Xi, NC State University
Piedmont Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society
Claire Poole
James and Mary Ann Poole
Dixie Porter
John and Charlotte Presley
Betsy Anne Price
Judy Price
Janet Pullen
Judy Raybon
Donald and Cynthia Rayno
John and Diane Rees
William and Margaret Reid
Laurie Reinhardt-Plotnik and Ofer Plotnik
Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment (RISE)
Charles Rice
Tamra Richardson
Michelle Ripple and Greg Burkett
Mark and Jane Ritchie
Charles Rodes and Tina Belmaggio
David and Diane Rodger
Louise Rogers
Michelle Rose and Steven Wasleski
Elise Ross
Rufus L. Edmisten Law Offices
Jean Salemme
Richard and Judith Salentine
Jill Santa Lucia
Gary and Lee Schaffer
James Schlitt
Ronald and Melody Scott
Mark Shuman
Betsy and Greg Sigmon
Silver Palate Feeders
Daniel and Carolyn Solomon
Anne Spafford
Andrew and Esther Spaltenstein
Michael and Kim Spinello
Samuel and Marie St. Clair
Mike Stallings and Mitzi Hole
Lance and Kaye Starnes
Mark Starrett
State Employees Combined Campaign
Anita Stejskal
Mary Jo Stephenson
Charles Stewart
Lisa Stewart
Marshall and Jan Stewart
George and Rose Ann Stilwell
George and Jewel Suddath
Jason Suite
Swift Creek Nursery
Jim and Alice Swindell
Paul and Sally Tesar
Nile Testerman, Jr., and Elizabeth Austin
The Lehmann Design Group
Brian Thompson
Doris Thompson
Lois Thompson
Walter and Kathleen Thompson
Ken Traynham
Triangle Gardener (Beverly Hurley)
Fred and Elaine Turner
Karen Untz
Paulette van de Zande
Robert Van Dyck
Glenn Veit and Judith Kane
Jared Walker
Bobby Ward and Roy Dicks
Christopher and Sybille Ward
Arthur and Jacqueline Warner
Gregory and Laura Anne Welch
Charis West
Glenda Westbrook-Neilsen
Patricia Westphal
Thomas and Laura Whatley
Steven and Patricia Wheaton
Sara Wheeless
Robert Whisnant
David and Carolyn White
John and Jeanne White
David and Judiann Wilkinson
Mark Willis
Joe and Dana Woody
George and Reba Worsley
Johnny and Jackie Wynne
Edward Yellig and Sylvia White
Smedes and Rosemary York
Dora Zia
Joe and Lisé Zublena

Partnerships

Thanks to these generous businesses and organizations that help strengthen the JCRA's membership program. Please visit the JCRA's Web site for more details regarding these outstanding benefits.

Membership Benefit Providers

Architectural Trees
Atlantic Avenue Orchid & Garden Center
Big Bloomers Flower Farm
Campbell Road Nursery
Fairview Greenhouses and Garden Center
Homewood Nursery & Garden Center
Indigo Marsh Nursery
Lasting Impressions
Lynn van Dokkum Photography
Mountain View Nursery
Neomonde Deli
Norwood Road Garden
Oakmont Nursery
The Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Tarheel Native Trees
WaterWise Garden Design

Matching Gifts

Corporate matching gift programs are a great way to optimize individual gifts to the JCRA. We sincerely appreciate the generosi ty of the corporations that sponsor these programs and the donors who make the initial gift to benefit the Arboretum.

2014 Gala Bronze Sponsor
GE Foundation
GlaxoSmithKline
IBM
Metropolitan Life
Microsoft
Pfizer
Saint Gobain
Siemens Energy & Automation
Sprint Foundation
Verizon Foundation

Gift-in-kind Donors

Support through in-kind gifts is vital to the success of our events, especially the Gala in the Garden and the JCRA Plant Sale. They also provide services and plant materials that keep the Arboretum beautiful for everyone.

Non-botanical Gifts

Dwen Andrews-Cita and Felix Cita Gomez
Joe and Sarah Ellen Archie
Joseph and Sarah Archie
David and Brienne Arthur
Jayme Bednarczyk and Philip Abbott
Marilyn Bensinger
Deborah Brogden
Burke Brothers Hardware
Mark Burnham
Bill and Jeannie Carney
Carolina Stalite
Cheryl Kearns Landscaping
Mike Ciriello
Haddon and Irma Clark
Custom Landscapes (Suzanne Edney)
Susan Dahlin
Johnie and Genelle Dail
Gayle Davidonis
Robert Davis and Judy Morgan-Davis
Dennis and Claire Drehmel
Dan Dye
Falls Revival (Jeffrey Bottoms and John Martin)
William Farley
Marion Foran
Wayne Friedrich
Lena Gallitano
Jerome and Linda Glenn
King Godwin
Danold and Marilyn Golightly
Frank and Judi Grainger
Sylvia Grant
Elizabeth Guzynski and Patrick Chu
Gail Harris
David and Lori Hattori
Charles and Evelyn Heatherly
Joe and Anna Ball Hodge
Margaret Hoffman
Hoffman Nursery
Lawrence and Ilene Holmes
Jewelry by Artie
Richard and Melanie Kelley
Loren and Barbara Kennedy
Anita Kuehne and Bill Swint
Richard and Amelia Lane
Lasting Impressions
Mary Leonhardi and Bradley Dokter
Richard and Sally Linton
Ruth Little
Sally Lumpkin
Ronald and Verna Medeiros
David and Jean Millward
Preston Montague
Natural Stone Sculptures
Nature's Art by Susan Aldworth
Kevin and Elizabeth Overcash
John and Carol Pelosi
Pennington Seed Co.
Phil Morgan Pottery
Anne Porter
John and Charlotte Presley
Carol Robertson
James Schlitt
Silver Palate Feeders
Skin Sense
Prudy Smith
Mary Jo Stephenson
Richard and Jere Stevens
Phillip and Lisa Stroud
Yuko Taylor
Walter and Kathleen Thompson
Robert and Margaret Thornton
Triangle Gardener (Beverly Hurley)
Valerie Tyson and Richard Ehrhardt
Hallie Walker
Mark and Mary Weathington
David White and Janine LeBlanc
Randy and Susan Woodson

Botanical Gifts

Adcock's Nursery
Tim Alderton
Architectural Trees
Baucom's Nursery Co.
Jayme Bednarczyk and Philip Abbott
Bennett's Creek Nursery
Big Bloomers Flower Farm
Big Branch Nursery
Buchholz & Buchholz Nursery
Cam Too Camellia Nursery
Camellia Forest Nursery
Campbell Road Nursery
Casey Nursery
Classic Viburnums
The Conard-Pyle Co.
Cynthia Cromwell
Custis Nursery
David Austin Roses
Greenleaf Nursery Co., North Carolina Division
Hands on Nursery, NC State University
Hawksridge Farms
Hefner's Nursery
Heritage Seedlings
Hidden Hollow Nursery
Highland Creek Nursery
Hoffman Nursery
The Holden Arboretum
Iseli Nursery
The Ivy Farm
Jericho Farms
Sam and Connie Jones
Lazy S's Farm Nursery
Manor View Farms
Mike McCarthy
Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center, NC State University
Mr. Maple Nursery
NCSU Bedding Plant Trial Program
NCSU Department of Plant Pathology
Joe Neal
Nelson Nursery
Norfolk Botanical Gardens Society
North Creek Nurseries
Old Courthouse Nursery
Panoramic Farm
Patterson's Nursery
Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden
Pender Nursery (Jim and Kathy Deal)
Piedmont Carolina Nursery
Plant Delights Nursery
Plantworks Nursery
Pleasant Run Nursery
Sampson Nursery
Spartanburg Community College
Specialty Ornamentals
Spring Meadow Nursery
Swift Creek Nursery
Tarheel Native Trees
Taylor's Nursery
Terra Nova Nurseries
The Lehmann Design Group
Walters Gardens
Dennis and Georgina Werner
Williford's Nursery
Worthington Farms

Internships

Thanks to these donors for investing in the next generation of horticultural science students through their gifts to support the JCRA Internship Program. Internships are a win-win opportunity for students and the Arboretum.

James Bustrack
Buzz and Debbie Mills
Ronald and Melissa Mitchell
Robert Nichols, III
John and Charlotte Presley
Raleigh Garden Club
Jim and Janet Rapp
Twin City Garden Club
Bobby Wilder

Children's Program

Thanks to these friends who supported the budding Children's Program at the JC Raulston Arboretum. Young people are the future stewards of earth, so now is the time to teach appreciation and care of the natural world.

JC Raulston Arboretum Children's Program Enhancement Fund

Donna Arthur
Jayme Bednarczyk and Philip Abbott
Eric and Sally Benson
James Bustrack
Rita Mercer
Shirley Phillips and Gary Jordan
Michael Walsnovich and Frederick Ibberson
Jason Williams and Conna Blackwell
Kunfeng Wu

Gifts in Honor

These special people and organizations were honored by gifts to the JCRA from the friends, family, and colleagues listed.

Gerald Adams

Honored by
Laurel Hills Garden Club

Tim Alderton

Honored by
Steven and Patricia Wheaton

Rick Barrier

Honored by
Buzz and Debbie Mills

Betsy Bigsby

Honored by
Clint and Debora Oster

Linda and Ted Bilderback

Honored by
Richard and Susan Bir

Ted Bilderback

Honored by
Breck and Cheri Barker
James and Dorthy Hardin
Anne Porter

Frank Blazich

Honored by
Mark Starrett

Maria Boehringer

Honored by
Ricardo and Catherine Isaza

Brie's Tomato Tasting

Honored by
Kunfeng Wu

Allen and Anne Clapp

Honored by
Virginia Hester

Anne Clapp

Honored by
Green Thumb Garden Club
Claire Poole

Mark Crisco

Honored by
Chris Cline

Michael and Irene Kizak

Honored by
Matthew Kizak and Amy Clifford

NC State Department of Horticulture Science

Honored by
Sarah Smith

Slater Newman's 90th Birthday Day

Honored by
Charles and Wanda Leffler

Anne Porter

Honored by
Dixie Porter
Robert Davis and Judy Morgan-Davis
Doris Deal

Anne Porter's Retirement

Honored by
Ken and Betsy Kukorowski
Catherine Maxwell and Ben Fewel

Dixie and Jack Porter

Honored by
Mary Brown

Joab Thomas

Honored by
Charles Stewart

Mark Weathington

Honored by
Lisa Eyster

Bobby Wilder and Bob Lyons

Honored by
Anne Porter

Gifts in Memory

Memorial gifts support the Arboretum while paying tribute to family and friends. The following people were remembered with a gift in 2014. Heartfelt thanks to the listed donors who honored their loved ones and colleagues in this way.

Ed Alston

Remembered by
William Mitchell, III

Ed Alston, Jr.

Remembered by
Cloyce and Carole Anders
Wayne and Carolyn Ferguson
James and Mary Gray Fullwood
John and Rebecca Gardiner
Mark Guenther
Bill and Deidre Haley
Stephen and Donna Hughes
Frank Jones, Jr.
Jeanne Jones
Elizabeth Meldau
George and Jewel Suddath

John Peter Aldred

Remembered by
Merideth Garrigan

Caroyn Babbitt

Remembered by
Richard and Amelia Lane

Carl Ephraimson Barrie

Remembered by
Lisa Barrie

Allen Beals

Remembered by
Jerod and Anne Kratzer

Virginia Cairns

Remembered by
Virginia Cahill

Sally Comer

Remembered by
Betsy Hutchinson
Kathy Kichnet

Ann Duke

Remembered by
Eugene and Vicky Langley

Mildred Ellovich

Remembered by
Erin Malloy-Hanley

Nancy Carolyn Geek

Remembered by
John and Charlotte Presley

Judy Harmon

Remembered by
Joseph Harmon
Donald and Diana Jackson
Nicole Pertuifet
Paul and Sally Tesar
Virginia Woodhead

Jack Lamm

Remembered by
Allan and Susan Eure

Perin Merchant

Remembered by
Michael and Meredith Berard
Sapna Chandra
Clay and Kelly Hodges
Garima Kamo
Carrie Kanaby
Susan Mears and Brad Wiemer
Donald and Molly O'Toole

Hazel James O'Brien

Remembered by
David and Lucile James

Ken Pomer

Remembered by
Kay Carrington
Susan and Larry Craven
Rick and Nancy Dunford
Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
Patricia McQuillan
Betsy Anne Price

Ed Swab

Remembered by
Giulia Acquisti
Ronald and Melissa Mitchell

Scott Swindell

Remembered by
Jim and Alice Swindell

Dick Thompson

Remembered by
Doris Thompson

Helen Bruce Thompson and Paul Thompson

Remembered by
Peter and Vivian Finkelstein

Earl Wooten

Remembered by
Robert Wooten and Sheila Hunter-Wooten

Aat Zevenhuizen

Remembered by
Ken and Caroline Terrett

Volunteers

Every year we are amazed with the amount of time and effort our volunteers devote to the Arboretum. Two thousand and fourteen is no different. Our volunteers continue to take on new projects and look for ways to make the Arboretum a wonderful place to visit and enjoy. Though we try to thank them in many ways, it will never be enough. As you can see from the number of hours our volunteers log each year, they are an amazing group. We are truly grateful for all they do.

Volunteer Hours: January–December 2014

Our volunteers gave an amazing 9,736 hours of their time in 2014. Their efforts have made the Arboretum a showplace in the community.

300+ Hours

Marilyn Golightly

200+ Hours

Mary Leonhardi
Larry and Cathy Mack
Patricia MacPherson
James Schlitt
Helen Yoest

100+ Hours

Mary Edith Alexander
Judith Bradyhouse
Laurie Cochran
Cynthia Cromwell
Heather Curcio
Tom Dickey
David and Catherine Duch
Michael Ferrell
Vivian Finkelstein
Charles Heatherly
Annie Hibbs
Laszlo Horvath
Patricia Korpik
Richard and Amelia Lane
Robert and Sandy (Yu-Yen) Lin
Wayne Love
Diane McDaniel
John Pelosi
Debra Singer-Harter
Walter and Kathleen Thompson
Robert Thornton
Elisabeth Wheeler
Ralph Whisnant
Bobby Wilder

40+ Hours

John Atkinson
Susan Bailey
Carol Barmann
Garnet Bass
Jayme Bednarczyk
Harriet Bellerjeau
Marilyn Bensinger
Penelope Booze Foss
Wendy Boss
Kathleen Clark
Jan Crotts
Colin Daniels
Dennis Drehmel
Suzanne Edney
Jeffrey Evans
Terri Fairley
Sonya Fox
Lucy Gardiner
Liza Gettles
Christopher Glenn
Jerome and Linda Glenn
Kate Hanser and John Brubaker
Gail Harris
Norfleet Hoggard
Margaret Jordan
Barbara Kennedy
Barbara Ketchum
Charles Kidder
Anita Kuehne
Alexander and Carol Lawrence
Thearon and Vanette McKinney
Jean Mitchell
Sandy Morgan
Laddie Munger
Sue Ellen Ott
Elaine Pace
Linda Peele
Mike Pittman
Charlotte Presley
Douglas Ruhren
Dianne Schaffer
John Schott
Toni Shelton
Nancy Simonsen
Ann Swallow
Nancy Wehling
Dee Welker
David White
Warren White
Amanda Wilkins
Carol Williams

Other Contributing Hours

Jeanne Andrus
Charlie Bauer
Anna Berry
Lisa Bohlen-Admire
Eduardo Borja
Vandy Bradow
Alex Brinkley
Mark Bruno
John Buettner
Tom Bumgarner
Joe Butters
Arlene and Jim Calhoun
Lynn Canada
Tara Carr
Hongxia Chen
Anne Clapp
Arnette Clark
Beth Cleveland
Sherman Criner
Kathy Crosby
Julie Cubeta
Verd Anna Cunningham
Ellen Darst
Chris David
Stephen Davis
Graham Dean
Mary DeFino
Loretta Del Palazzo
Cathy DeWitt
Sarah Dixon
Maureen Donini
Sylvia Drew
Edith Eddleman
Lin Ellington
Kathryn Field
Julia Flores
Roland Flory
Jens Geratz
Rebecca Glass
Susan Grayson
Douglass Gross
Jean Gross
Onay Gutierrez
Barbara Harvey
Robert Hauver
Cynthia Herlong
Sheila Higgins
Sarah Himmelfarb
Mitzi Hole
Lawrence and Ilene Holmes
Marty Howard
Ann Howell
Catherine Isaza
Beth Jimenez
Jim Johnson
David Josephus
Gus and Laura Keane
Cheryl Kearns
Melanie Kelley
Sheila Kellogg
Malissa Kilpatrick
Jennette King
Michele Kornegay
Susan Kuti
Grace Lackmann
Linda Larkins
Bill and Valerie Lorenz
Friederike Machilek
Sarah Marano
Alison Martin
Elena Matthews
Guy Meilleur
Rita Mercer
Melissa Mitchell
Robert Davis and Judy Morgan-Davis
Jenny Mullinax
Cathy Olson
Jacquie Ossi
Jane Papegaay
Richard Pearson
Whitney Phillips
Glenda Potter
Martha Ramirez
Kathe Rauch
Earl and Sharon Raupach
Mary Roman
Dan Ruehlman
Judy Ryan
Martha Sawall
Daria Slack
Andrea Smith
Rachel Strauss
John Suddath
Ken Traynham
Fred Turner, III
Jay Warfield
Bee Weddington
Paul Yen
Yue Zeng
Dora Zia