December 1, 2010

President’s 2010 Year End Letter

Holiday Greetings from the Frederik Meijer Gardens Foundation,

Wow, what a year! Just when we were beginning to think Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park couldn’t get any better - it did! It was a record-breaking year, thanks to the outstanding leadership of the Gardens staff, board, volunteers and its many loyal supporters. A very special thank you is due to Foundation contributors whose gifts made it possible for the Foundation to provide $1.3 million in support of that record-breaking year.

Now the question is: how can we help the Gardens continue to “grow and bloom forever?” I believe the best answer is to build the Foundation’s endowment to a level that will help sustain the Gardens throughout its future. That goal can be achieved with all of us working together. So, as this very successful year comes to a close, and you reflect on the joy the Gardens has brought to you and others, please consider “paying it forward” by making a year-end gift to the Frederik Meijer Gardens Foundation. Your contribution will be matched, dollar-for-dollar, by the continued generosity of Fred and Lena Meijer, doubling the impact of your gift.

Thank you for considering this request and best wishes to you and yours for a peaceful and prosperous New Year.

Ray B. Loeschner