All posts categorized “Letters from the President” (19)

June 19, 2024

President's Letter - Annual Report 2023

What a difference a year makes! In the Foundation’s 2022 annual report, I had to lead with bad news—that after many years of robust investment gains, there were no safe havens for…

June 18, 2024

A Letter from Incoming Foundation President

As I begin my tenure for calendar years 2024 and 2025, I want to start by thanking Michael R. Julien for his outstanding leadership as Foundation President in 2022 and 2023. Mike…

July 13, 2023

President's Letter - Annual Report 2022

Dear Friends, When there is bad news I like to lead with that. 2022 was not a good year for endowment fund investments. Both stock markets and bond markets were…

September 12, 2022

President's Letter - Annual Report 2021

Dear Friends, As I reflect on the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Foundation during the last couple years in particular, “bridge” comes to mind as an appropriate metaphor,…

July 20, 2021

President's Letter - Annual Report 2020

Dear Friends, A simple Google search of the word “legacy” reveals a synonym, “heritage,” defined as “valued objects and qualities...that have been passed down from previous…

February 5, 2020

President's Letter - Annual Report 2019

Dear Friends, As visitors and supporters of Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, we’re all familiar with that feeling we experience when we enter its spaces. As each of us…

President’s Letter 2018

Dear Friends of the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Foundation, It is almost overwhelming to consider that last year, we celebrated our silver anniversary – commemorating…

August 7, 2018

Welcome from the Foundation President

Welcome to the website where you can discover everything you need to know about the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park Foundation! As president, I invite you to explore all…

January 19, 2017

President’s Letter 2016

Dear Friends of the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Foundation, As I hand over the reins of my office to the very qualified John Baab, I’m reminded of the pensive tone of…

December 30, 2016

2016 Year End Letter

Happy Holidays! As we reflect on the past year, we are incredibly grateful for your support of the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Foundation. Your gifts to the Foundation…