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The mission of the Memorial Park Conservancy is to preserve, restore, and enhance Memorial Park for the enjoyment of all Houstonians, today and tomorrow. Founded in 2000, Memorial Park Conservancy aspires to implement principles of exceptional park management and stewardship in a successful public-private partnership with the Houston Parks and Recreation Department.
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MEMORIAL PARK CONSERVANCY7575 North Picnic LaneHouston, Texas 77007



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With 1,500 acres of forest, cycling and running trails, ballfields, picnic areas, and public spaces, Memorial Park is one of the largest urban sanctuaries in the United States. It is nearly twice the size of New York’s Central Park and equally important to the city. Its size, location, and composition distinguish it from other local parks and also make it unique nationally.

Memorial Park has played an important role in Houston’s ecological, economic and cultural history, serving as a home for Native Americans and as a training camp for soldiers in World War I named Camp Logan. Today, Memorial Park truly serves ALL Houstonians. Visitors enjoy the Park’s urban wilderness—which blends multiple regional ecology types, including woodland forest and native plant species—as well as an array of activities that range from running and cycling to croquet, volleyball and bird watching. Memorial Park hosts 4 million visitors per year and, as Houston’s largest urban park, serves as a critical civic asset.

The mission of the Memorial Park Conservancy is to preserve, restore, and enhance Memorial Park for the enjoyment of all Houstonians, today and tomorrow. Our vision is to implement principles of world-class park management and stewardship in partnership with the Houston community.


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Dear Friends of Memorial Park Conservancy:


Letter from the Board Chairman

In April of 2015, fans and supporters of Memorial Park celebrated

Houston City Council’s approval of the long-range master plan, directing

the future of our Park. I am overjoyed to share this success with all who have

contributed to Memorial Park Conservancy during our 2015 fiscal year.

Memorial Park is able to be the oasis that it is, and serve the needs of

a wide variety of Houstonians, because of the support of the philanthropic

community. Memorial Park Conservancy fills a vital role in maintaining and

improving Memorial Park in partnership with the Houston Parks and

Recreation Department, Uptown Houston TIRZ and City of Houston.

This is no small task, and includes caring for the ecological health of

nearly 1,500 acres, monitoring trail systems, providing general maintenance,

controlling invasive species, coordinating volunteer groups and managing

the many issues that arise day-to-day in one of the largest urban parks in

the nation. We steward future caretakers through dynamic programs such

as our Friends of Memorial Park membership group and Urban Wild, geared

towards young professionals and the young at heart. We continue work on

significant improvements, including progression of the master plan.

The mission of the Memorial Park Conservancy is to preserve, restore

and enhance Memorial Park for the enjoyment of all Houstonians, today

and tomorrow. Our vision is to implement principles of world-class park

management and stewardship in partnership with the Houston community.

The Conservancy is taking major steps into making Memorial Park, your

Park, into a premier park in Houston and beyond.

Thanks to friends like you we will be able to maintain the Park’s

unique natural resources and landscapes. Public and private support for

Memorial Park is critical to ensuring that tomorrow’s generation has a

beautiful and enduring urban green space. On behalf of the Conservancy’s

Board of Directors and staff, thank you for your support of Memorial Park.

With sincere gratitude,

Steve JenkinsChairman, Board of DirectorsMemorial Park Conservancy

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MASTER PLANNING with the goals of restoring habitat and a healthy ecosystem to the Park including upgrading existing amenities, addressing unmet community needs, elevating Memorial Park to an award-winning park, and honoring nature and culture.

HIGHLIGHTS:• Continuedstudiesandanalysisinconjunctionwithover70consultants andexperts• Completedarobustpublicengagementprocesstoinformplanningthat included3,000Houstoniansin8largepublicmeetingsand20workshops• Engageda25-memberEcologyandTechnicalpaneloftoplocalecological scientistsandexpertstoensurethatdesignservedtoenhancetheresilience ofthePark’secologyandtoenrichhabitats• Establishedanoperationsandmaintenanceplantoensurestewardshipof theParkastheMasterPlanisimplemented• AchievedunanimoussupportfromHoustonCityCouncilfortheMemorial ParkMasterPlanonApril1,2015

Fiscal Year 2015 in Review

PARK CARE including ecological restoration, reforestation, watering and irrigation, landscape maintenance, invasive species control, wildlife conservation, soil conservation and the creation of fire protection zones as part of the Conservancy’s transition to a proactive natural resource and park maintenance management model.

HIGHLIGHTS:• ContinuedreforestationandecologicalrestorationthroughoutthePark• Deliveredinvasivespeciesandundergrowthremovalprogramonover 400acres• Conductedthefirstpark-widetreeinventory,providingcriticalbaseline dataforproactivenaturalresourcemanagement

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PARK IMPROVEMENTS including new trails, structures, commemorative plaques and pavers, and general upgrades.

HIGHLIGHTS:• OpenedtheRunningTrailsCenterprovidingrestrooms,lockers,showers andcommunityspaceinthesouthsideofthePark• UpgradedtheSouthSideTrailssurfaceandsignage• ResurfacedtheiconicSeymour-LiebermanExerTrailinconjunctionwith ourpartnersatUptownHoustonTIRZ• SupportedadditionalmaintenancestaffinpartnershipwithHouston ParksandRecreationDepartment

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT including volunteer natural resource maintenance projects, trail cleaning, special events, and advocacy for Park needs.

HIGHLIGHTS:• Mobilized3,300hoursofvolunteerworkinMemorialParkresultinginover $75,000ofparkcare• Continuedcommunityeducationontheneedsofanurbanpark,andhowto proactivelycareforanurbangreenspace• LaunchedFriendsofMemorialParkmembershipprogramaswellas UrbanWildtoengageyoungprofessionals• Hostedthreesuccessfulsignatureevents–theannualGolfTournament, theGreenGalaandtheBrunchRun

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Memorial Park Conservancy is deeply grateful for the support of the community as we continue with our mission of caring for the Park. We would like to thank the following donors who supported us during the 2015 fiscal year.

GENERAL OPERATIONSMaking Our Mission Possible$50,000+AnonymousThe John P. McGovern Foundation

$25,000 – $49,999George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation Houston Striders The Wortham Foundation

$10,000 – $24,999Albert and Margaret Alkek FoundationMr. and Mrs. Casey W. Doherty The Elkins Foundation The Hildebrand FundHuffington Foundation McCoy-RockfordThe Powell Foundation The Robert and Janice McNair Foundation The Susan Vaughan Foundation Wells Fargo

$5,000 – $9,999AnonymousMr. Kenneth Jones Marvy Finger Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. John Paukune The Ray and June Smith Charitable Foundation Mr. Jeffrey Shidler

$2,500 – $4,999Abbott and Leslie Sprague Family Foundation Edward H. Andrews Foundation Ms. Nelsy Gomez Jean Lykes Grace Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. MeadowsMr. and Mrs. Steven J. Lindley Runners High Club Mr. Robert Saltiel Mr. and Mrs. Mark Shidler

$1,000 – $2,499Mr. Jim F. Avant Mr. David E. Auer M.D. Mrs. Leslie Blanton Mr. and Mrs. Guy P. Burdett Mr. and Mrs. Paul D. Chapman Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Francis Clark, Jr. Ms. Lorie DunneMrs. Clare Attwell Glassell

Mr. Michael H. Grasley Mr. and Mrs. Joe Greenberg Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Harrill Mr. Brian Hollowell Ms. Katherine Holt The Jacob and Terese Hershey Foundation Mr. Willy Kuehn Mr. and Mrs. Randall B. Lake Luke’s Locker LyondellBasell Mr. and Mrs. Jordan Marye Mr. and Mrs. Richard Mithoff Mr. and Mrs. Gary P. Moss National Christian Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Rice Neuhaus The Oshman Foundation Ms. Chalon Fontaine and Mr. Pete Seale Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Schmitt Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Scott, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Mark NewellSilver Eagle Distributors Mr. Tom SimmonsMr. and Mrs. Charles E. Strange, Jr. Texas Stairs and Rails, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Thomas Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Vincent Mr. and Mrs. Melvyn Wolff Mr. and Mrs. Ed Wulfe

$500 – $999Mr. and Mrs. J. Murry Bowden ChanelMs. Almeria Cottingham Mr. and Mrs. James F. Craig III Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Allen Dundee EP Energy Ms. Patricia Freeman Mr. and Mrs. Donald M. Gray Mr. and Mrs. James Hamilton Houston Croquet Association Ms. Shelly Immel Ms. Nancy Younger Kruka Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Lyman Maddox Thomson and AssociatesMr. Stephen Massad Mr. and Mrs. Timothy NeumannMr. William J. Rafferty Mr. and Mrs. David Rogers

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Sheldon Ms. Carol M. Slator Ms. Deborah Sondock Ms. Dorothy C. Sumner Mr. and Mrs. Michael H. Sutton Mr. and Mrs. Winston Talbert Mr. Cole Thomson Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Tullier Mr. and Mrs. Mark Viets Ms. Dena Wilson Mr. and Mrs. Welcome W. Wilson, Sr. Mrs. Penelope Wolter Mr. and Mrs. Harry Zuber

$100 – $499Mr. Roy B. Adams Ms. Linda Alardin Aguilar The Alkek and Williams FoundationMr. and Mrs. Steven E. Amstutz Mr. and Mrs. William J. Anderson, Jr. AnonymousDr. and Mrs. Michael F. Appel Mr. Toby D. Atkinson Ms. Cara BaezMs. Faye Baker Baker Hughes Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Vic E. Baldridge Ms. Cynthia J. Bamberger Bayou City Outdoors Ms. Zoe Dolly Bell Ms. Patricia Biggers Ms. Margaret W. Blome Ms. Shirley Bludau Mr. Mark Bradicich Ms. Maria Brown Ms. Sheila Brugger Mr. Kanwalpreet Bual Mr. Clyde Burleson Mr. James Calbeck Mr. John CaterMr. and Mrs. Clyde Certain Ms. Janet Cheung Mr. Jack Chism Mr. William V. Conover, II Ms. Barbara G. Cowan Mr. Travis Crabtree Mr. and Mrs. W.B. Crist Mr. Rod L. Crosby

Mr. and Mrs. Wallace E. Davenport Ms. Ellen Donnelly Mr. William Dooley Ms. Dortha L. Dougherty Mr. Pat Taylor Dyer Dr. and Mrs. Edward Earle Ms. Virginia A. Elkins Mr. Christopher Foyt Ms. Jan F. Fuerst M.D. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Gee, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey S. Gilbert Ms. Michelle Phebe Grace Mr. Taylor GreenMr. and Mrs. Dennis L. Greer Mr. and Mrs. R. Kent Grubbs Ms. Nancy S. Hall Mr. and Mrs. Henry R. Hamman Ms. Amy R. Harberg Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. and Vicki E. Harvey Mr. and Mrs. David T. Hedges, Jr. Ms. Sandra Herrin Mr. and Mrs. Edward B. Hicks Mr. Michael B. Hicks Mr. and Mrs. Richard P. Hogan, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. John Huber Huml Mr. and Mrs. Michael Jones Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Johnston KBR Mr. and Mrs. Mark H. Kelly Mr. and Mrs. Carl Baker King Ms. Katherine L. Kohlmeyer Mr. Bryce D. Kotzebue Mr. Michael Kuhn Ms. Lizabeth Lary Mr. Douglas A. Leach Ms. Janie Lee Mses. Ariel and Doreen Leibovitz Ms. Lynne Liberato Mrs. William C. Liedtke, Jr. Mr. Thomas Lockwood Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey C. Londa Mr. John Maclay Ms. Meredith Macnaughton Mr. Emerson Marcellus Mrs. Graeme M. Marston Mr. and Mrs. Tom Mason Ms. Joanne B. May Ms. Linda May

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph McCoy Mr. and Mrs. Paul J McConnell III Ms. Rita McKenzie Microsoft Matching Gifts Program Messrs. Bert Melnick and Carl MooreMr. and Mrs. David B. Middlebrooks Mr. and Mrs. Roland W. Miller Mr. Robert Mitrane ML Interiors Ms. Marion Fay Monsen Moore Archeological Consulting Mr. Alfred Jay Moran, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Seth Irwin Morris, Jr. Mr. Clinton F. Morse Mr. and Mrs. Mark Newell Mr. and Mrs. William D. Noel Mr. and Mrs. Jim L. Oakes Mr. Timothy Opartny Ms. Eveline Iris Otten Mr. John E. Parkerson Ms. Jan Pasternak Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Pastorek Ms. Jaunda Payne Ms. Louise Perlitz Mr. and Mrs. George A. Peterkin, Jr. Phillips 66 Company Ms. Marie Maxwell Mr. and Mrs. Gary Polland Mr. and Mrs. Allan Port Mr. and Mrs. Gary Pressel Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Purcell Dr. and Mrs. William Henry Quayle, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Eric Raschke Ms. Cheryl Ray Mr. Paul Richardson Ms. Sonia Marisol Rocha Mr. and Mrs. Jay Rogers Ms. Polly Roth Mr. and Mrs. Milton R. Rose Ms. Lillian C. Rowan Dr. Richard S. Ruiz Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Rudy Mr. Mark Ryan Saunders Foundation Mr. Richard Scharchburg Mr. Mark Schwartz Mr. Bryan S. Scrivner Dr. Mary N. Shinn

Thank You to Our Supporters


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Mr. Donald G. Simpson Mr. and Mrs. James R. Smith Mr. Tracy D. Smyth Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Steadman Mr. David R. Swenson Mr. Andrew Tallin Mr. and Mrs. James Taylor Texas Star Garden Club Mr. and Mrs. Stephen G. Tipps Ms. Mary Tysor Mr. Mike Urban Mrs. Anne Vance Ms. Nelva L. Wagner Mr. and Mrs. David C. Wallace Mrs. Pamela A. Wallace Ms. Virginia Seale Watt Mr. Brian Witt WR Starkey MortgageMs. Penelope WolterMs. Patti Young Ms. Cheryl Lynn Zane The Hon. and Mrs. Alvin L. Zimmerman Mr. and Mrs. Marvin H. Zindler, Jr. Mr. Henry N. Zwirek

PARK CAREInvesting in Today’s Park$25,000 – $49,999Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

$10,000 – $24,999Charles N. and Melissa Davis Charitable Foundation The Hildebrand Fund

$5,000 – $9,999Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Coco The Lillian H. and C.W. Duncan Foundation GRITS Foundation Mr. and Mrs. C. Leland Hamel Ms. Susan Garwood and Dr. George A. Peterkin III The Louis and Joyce Tucker Foundation

$2,500 – $4,999Mr. and Mrs. William L. Hixon, Jr.

$1,000 – $2,499Mr. and Mrs. Jim DuLaneyMs. Anna Kuhn Lynch Molitoris Group Mr. and Mrs. Richard SchmittMr. and Mrs. Lee Slataper

$500 – $999Mr. and Mrs. Terry Bridges Mr. and Mrs. Randy Broiles

Mr. John O. Brown Ms. Terrie GorneyMr. Michael H. Grasley Houston Croquet Association Ms. Alyssa Howell Mr. Jacques Landry Mr. and Mrs. Richard G. Lummis Mr. Alexander Petrovic Ms. Suzy Seeley Mr. and Mrs. Gerald J. Swonke Mr. and Mrs. Michael Talbert

$100 – $499Mr. Gregory M. Attrep Ms. Kelly AyersMs. Laura Blowey Ms. Elise Brooking Ms. Karen Clarke Mr. and Mrs. Knut Eriksen Mr. Robert L. Gerry III Ms. Joanne L. Graf Mr. and Mrs. Lee E. Greb III Mr. and Mrs. Richard Haberman Ms. Melissa Hahn Mr. Warren Holleman Ms. Odette McMurrey Mace Ms. Michelle Mishoe Miller Mr. Victor C. C. Murray Mr. Adam J. NewarMs. Anne Rappold Ms. Jennifer Reichek Ms. Kristina Sebesta Ms. Janette Smith Mr. and Mrs. Richard R. Vernotzy Mr. Juan Zapata

CONSERVATION and NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENTCaring for Urban Greenspace$50,000+Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Stanford and Joan Alexander Foundation

$25,000 – $49,999Mr. and Mrs. Russell Hawkins KBR

$10,000 – $24,999Albert and Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation The Garden Club of Houston

$5,000 – $9,999Ray C. Fish Foundation

$2,500 – $4,999Chevron Products Company

$500 – $999Candace and Mark Williams Charitable Foundation

$100 – $499Mr. and Mrs. Larry Anderson Mrs. Patricia Grant Mr. Orlando Montesino Mr. and Mrs. Jack Moore Ms. Laurette Wilson

ENDOWMENTInvesting in Tomorrow’s Park$10,000 – $24,999Mr. and Mrs. Shannon B. Sasser

$5,000 – $9,999Mrs. Leslie Blanton Nicklos Drilling Company

$2,500 – $4,999Chanel

$500 – $999Mr. and Mrs. Jim S. Dougherty

$100 – $499Dr. and Mrs. Peter Thompson

EVENTSSharing Passion for the ParkGreen Gala$25,000 – $49,999City Kitchen

$10,000 – $24,999Mr. and Mrs. Fielding L. Cocke Mr. and Mrs. Stephen C. Costello IndemCoMr. and Mrs. Steve Jenkins Mr. and Mrs. Ben T. Morris Mr. Adam J. Newar Mr. and Mrs. Grier P. Patton Mr. John W. Porter The Radoff Family Foundation Ms. Shannon Robinson Uptown Houston Wells Fargo

$5,000 – $9,999Ms. Julie B. Alexander Mr. and Mrs. Gregory J. Armstrong Mrs. Leslie Blanton Mr. and Mrs. John H. Briscoe Mr. Joseph A. Cleary, Jr. Mr. Larry S. Davis The Elkins Foundation Mr. and Mrs. James C. Flores Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Franklin

Mr. and Mrs. Doug Hill Hines Interests Mr. and Mrs. Chris O’Sullivan Mr. and Mrs. Michael K. Pierce The Richard W. Weekley Family Fund Mr. and Mrs. Michael Rudelson Silver Eagle DistributorsMr. and Mrs. Russell Windham

$2,500 – $4,999Mr. and Mrs. Myron G. Blalock III Mr. and Mrs. Bill Burke Mr. and Mrs. John CaudillMr. and Mrs. Steven J. Gibson Highland ResourcesMr. and Mrs. Paul Hobby InduMar Products Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Johnston Mr. and Mrs. Mavis P. Kelsey, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. John Knapp Lauren Griffith AssociatesMr. and Mrs. Gary P. Moss Mr. and Mrs. Michael Padon Mr. Philip M. Schneidau Mr. Mark Seavers Mr. and Mrs. Gerald SmithMr. and Mrs. Tio Suman Mr. and Mrs. Michael Talbert Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Thomas Walter P. Moore and Associates Mr. and Mrs. K.C. Weiner

$1,000 – $2,499The Ann Lents and J. David Heaney Foundation Mr. James A. Baker III Mr. and Mrs. Jorge Blanco Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Brewster, Sr. Mr. Jimmy Brooks Mr. and Mrs. Russell Brown Mr. and Mrs. Jay Chernosky Mr. and Mrs. Harvey H. Cody III Mr. and Mrs. Jim ConnellMr. and Mrs. Taylor Cooksey Mr. and Mrs. Rogers Crain Mr. and Mrs. Markley Crosswell III Mr. and Mrs. Steven Crowell Mr. and Mrs. James L. Cuclis Mr. and Mrs. Carl R. Dawson Mr. and Mrs. C. William Doubleday Mr. Thomas K. Dowe, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Barton Duckworth Sis and Hasty JohnsonMr. and Mrs. Jonathan Finger Dr. Kathryn S. Galvin

Mr. and Mrs. C. Michael Garver Mr. Robert L. Gerry IV Mr. and Mrs. Lance Gilliam Mr. and Mrs. Doug Glass Mr. Michael H. Grasley Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Hansen Mr. and Mrs. Russell Hawkins The Hildebrand FundMr. and Mrs. Harold Holliday Mr. Jay Houren Houston Croquet Association Mr. Steven Howard Mr. and Mrs. Peter K. Jameson Mr. and Mrs. Sam Jones Mr. and Mrs. Jay D. Kelley Mr. Victor A. Kormeier, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Mark Lamp Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lee Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ted Lyons Mr. and Mrs. Larry Maddox Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Mansell Mr. and Mrs. Mike M. McDaniel Mr. Robert T. McDowell Mr. and Mrs. Michael F. McGowan Mr. and Mrs. Robert MaceMr. and Mrs. Dorrance Monteith Mr. and Mrs. M. Bradford Moody Mr. and Mrs. P. Chad Moss Mr. and Mrs. R. Nelson Murray, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Gary Norris Mr. and Mrs. John Paukune Ms. Kay Kamas and Mr. Jim Porter Ms. Dena Prasher Mr. Bradley L. Radoff Mr. Robert K. Reeves Mr. and Mrs. Scott Rice Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Roberson Drs. John Roff Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Ruddy Mr. and Mrs. Louis Sklar Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Springmeyer Mr. and Mrs. Terry Strange Mr. and Mrs. Bass C. Wallace, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. David Wilde Mr. and Mrs. Ed Wulfe Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Zdunkewicz

$500 – $999Mr. and Mrs. Mickey Ables Ms. Jennifer Arnold Ms. Maggie Brown Mr. and Mrs. James David Cecil Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Coco Dancie Perugini Ware Public Relations Mr. and Mrs. James Doyle

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Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Duenner Mr. and Mrs. John T. Fenoglio Ms. Deborah Francis

G2X Energy

Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Gaylor

Mr. and Mrs. George Hawkins

Ms. Jennifer Hazelton

Mr. and Mrs. William L. Hixon, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Barry Hunsaker

Mr. and Mrs. Dunham Jewett

Mr. and Mrs. Lee Alan Lahourcade

Mr. and Mrs. Jay Levy

Ms. Linda Lorelle

Mr. and Mrs. Richard G. Lummis

Mr. and Mrs. Hugh E. McGee III

Mr. and Mrs. Richard K. McGee

Mr. and Mrs. Downing Mears

Dr. and Mrs. Cary Moorhead

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Mueck

Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Paine

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Patterson

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Pepi

Mr. and Mrs. George A. Peterkin, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Randy Petersen

Mr. and Mrs. Noel Roberts

Mr. and Mrs. Matt Rowland

Mr. and Mrs. John Sanchez

Ms. Chalon Fontaine and Mr. Pete Seale

Mr. and Mrs. James E. Thorp

Mr. Craig Van de Mark

Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Wood

Ms. Tana R. Wood

$100 – $499Mr. John O. Brown

Mr. and Mrs. Paul S. Chan

Ms. Sara Paschall Dodd

Mr. and Mrs. John E. Hine

Mr. and Mrs. Sharam Honari

Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Levitt

Mr. and Mrs. Bart Menscher

Mr. and Mrs. David Miclette

Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Pennington

Mr. Kenneth Susman

Mr. and Mrs. James Vick

Mrs. Sara E. White

Mr. Thomas B Wynne, Jr.

Brunch Run$25,000 – $49,999AnonymousRaymond James Financial

$10,000 – $24,999Cumulus Media, Inc.

Luke’s LockerLOCAL Houston Schlumberger Technology Corporation

$5,000 – $9,999D.E. Harvey Builders Silver Eagle Distributors

$2,500 – $4,999The Bank of River Oaks

CenterPoint Energy


$1,000 – $2,499Amegy Bank of Texas


Mr. Andrew A. Bernstein

Breathe Physical Fitness


Koala Health and Wellness

Memorial Park Vision


Charles T. Zimmerman Family Foundation

$500 – $999Strake Jesuit Booster Club

$100 – $499BHP Billiton

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Brown

Mr. and Mrs. David Doherty The Hildebrand Fund

Golf Tournament$10,000 – $24,999AnonymousIndemCo Tokio Marine HCC West Point Lincoln Buick GMC

$5,000 – $9,999H-E-B

The Hanover Company

$2,500 – $4,999Axia Partners

Chicago Title Insurance Company

Chilton Capital Management

Cobb Fendley and Associates

Mr. and Mrs. Doug Glass

Mr. and Mrs. R. Randall Grace, Jr.

Green Bank


Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Johnston

Gorrondona and Associates

The Kayser Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. John Knapp

Lockton Companies

Mr. Steven Madden

McCombs Energy

Mr. and Mrs. Gary P. Moss

Mr. Adam J. NewarMr. Brian Romere Mr. Dane Stewart Uptown Houston

$1,000 – $2,499Anonymous

Atlantic Trust

Ballard Exploration Company

Chilton Capital Management

The Jeff B. and Katherine B. Love Foundation

Mike Calvert Toyota

Mr. John S. Moody

Moss Landscaping

O’Rourke Petroleum

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Pickering

Rowan Companies Ms. Chalon Fontaine and Mr. Pete SealeMr. Tadd Tellepsen

$500 – $999Mr. Matt Barker

Mr. Ben Brown

Mr. Will Brown

Mr. B.W. Crain IV

Mr. and Mrs. Rod L. Crosby

Mr. T. Kelley Erwin

Fisher Trigg Interests

Mr. P. Richard Gessinger

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Baker King

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen A. Lasher

Mr. R.D. Maxson

Mr. and Mrs. Mike M. McDaniel

Mr. Doug Murphy

Mr. and Mrs. Grier P. Patton

Silver Eagle Distributors

Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Springmeyer

Mr. Adam Tepper Texas Petroleum Investment Company

$100 – $499Becks Prime

Mr. and Mrs. Rogers Crain

Mr. James Elder III

Mr. Charles Kingswell-Smith

Mr. Charles L. Lamme

Dr. and Mrs. William Henry Quayle, Jr. Mr. Neil Stone

FRIENDS OF MEMORIAL PARKConnecting with Your Park

Ambassador Mr. and Mrs. Mike Dishberger

Hero Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Carey

Mr. and Mrs. Gary P. Moss

Patron Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Claiborne Ms. Bridget Day Mr. Tom Doneker Mr. and Mrs. Steve Durham Ms. Nealan Kerwin

Mr. Marty Lindle

Lodge Lumber

Mr. and Mrs. Michael K. Pierce Mr. and Mrs. Julian Ramirez Mrs. Anita Smith

Supporter Mr. and Mrs. John H. Briscoe Mrs. Betty T. Chapman Ms. Nancy S. Hall Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kuhn Mr. Robert W. Lowerre Mr. and Mrs. Adam Metry Drs. Stanley Novy Mr. and Mrs. Ted Reynolds Ms. Janet Rothwell Mr. Rob Todd

Individual Plus Mr. and Mrs. Peter Arbour Ms. Shellye Arnold Mr. Stephen Bond Mr. David Bucci Ms. Janet Fisher Mrs. Kerry Goelzer Mr. Keith Hagler Mr. and Mrs. David R. Hoyer, Jr. Ms. Lee McCarthy Huber Ms. Tajdin R. Popatia Mr. David C. Redford Ms. Margaret Rochs Mr. and Mrs. Scott Simmons Ms. Courtney Smith Mrs. Carter Stone Mr. Harve Truskett Mr. Jon Welkey Ms. Carolyn Wildenthal Mr. David Williams Mr. Colby Wright

Individual Ms. Sadie Gwin BlackburnMs. Andrea CashCenter for Assisted LearningMr. Larry CuccinielloMr. Robert DouglasMs. Janae Evans

Mr. Christopher GoinsMs. Marianne GoochMr. Steve GreenMs. Zenab HaqMr. Robert HayMs. Laura HollingerMs. Nanette HydenMs. Shannon JackMs. Suzanne LandauMr. William LeeMs. Susan LynnMr. Mark McDowellMs. Odette McMurrey MaceMs. Cathy MillerMr. Juergen Carl MuellerMs. Susan OsterbergMr. Timothy PottsMr. Matthew RamirezMs. Cara RudelsonMs. Rupal ShahMs. Anne Vance

Urban Wild Patron Mr. Michael Vaughn

Urban Wild Dual Ms. Ecky Prabanto Mr. Trey Bahney Mr. and Mrs. David Brannen Ms. Caitlin Davis Mr. Arin Formanek Mr. Rob Todd

Urban Wild Individual Ms. Anna BrewsterMr. John BrewsterMs. Madeleine DittoMs. Elyssa FinkDr. Roger MooreMs. Maiella OlmosMr. Taylor RichardsonMr. Brian RudelsonMr. Mark SalvieMs. Holly SamahaMs. Sarah Schellenberg Ms. Elisabeth SchulzMs. Jenny StevensMs. Lindsay SturmMs. Bianca Vance

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Cash and cash equivalents $ 1,783,394 $ 2,264,444

Pledges receivable 72,000 245,800

Grants receivable 36,968

Prepaid expenses and other assets 5,215 2,333

Cash restricted for Endowment 10,849 12,025

Investments 223,968 185,376

Property and equipment, net 42,233 5,917

TOTAL ASSETS $ 2,174,627 $ 2,715,895

Liabilities: Accounts payable $ 39,860 $ 395,706

Net assets: Unrestricted 1,243,286 1,223,709

Temporarily restricted 736,658 985,480

Permanently restricted 154,823 111,000

Total net assets 2,134,767 2,320,189

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS $ 2,174,627 $ 2,715,895

Consolidated Statements of Financial Position as of May 31, 2015 and 2014

Financial Information

2015 2014




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Consolidated Statement of Activities for the year ended May 31, 2015





Contributions $ 585,459 $ 391,322 $ 3,200 $ 979,981

Special events 746,803 746,803

Donor benefit costs (176,083) (176,083)

Government grants 36,968 36,968

Investment return 2,116 12,052 14,168

Total revenue 1,195,263 403,374 3,200 1,601,837

Net assets released for: Purpose restrictions 611,573 (611,573)

Donor redesignation (40,623) 40,623

Total 1,806,836 (248,822) 43,823 1,601,837


Park enhancement and programming 1,007,532 1,007,532

Management and general 365,982 365,982

Fundraising 413,745 413,745

Total expenses 1,787,259 1,787,259

CHANGES IN NET ASSETS 19,577 (248,822) 43,823 (185,422)

Net assets, beginning of year 1,223,709 985,480 111,000 2,320,189

NET ASSETS, END OF YEAR $ 1,243,286 $ 736,658 $ 154,823 $ 2,134,767

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The mission of the Memorial Park Conservancy is to preserve, restore and enhance Memorial Park for the enjoyment of all Houstonians, today and tomorrow.

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MEMORIAL PARK CONSERVANCY7575 North Picnic LaneHouston, Texas 77007