Thank You To Our Donors and Members!


Thank You To Our Donors! San Diego Botanic Garden wishes to thank the following donors for cash and in-kind gifts, including our Benefactor and Larabee Society memberships made between January 1, 2020 and December 17, 2020.

Due to the overwhelming response to our ongoing Annual Appeal 2020 campaign, we continue to process donations and update donor recognition. Thank you for your patience as we do this in a new database, which we launched at the start of the new year. If you notice an error, please do not hesitate to email us at


Gifts of $100,000 or greater
Martin and Carol Dickinson
Kathryn L. Hoffman Trust
Leichtag Foundation
The Ecke Family

Gifts of $25,000 to $99,999
Anonymous Trustee
Bridget Rose Foundation, Inc.
Francis Hamilton White
Janet and John Kister
Frank and Chana Mannen
Mariette S. Pinchart Trust
Tyler and Diane Miller
Tom and Cathy Staver
Walter J. and Betty C. Zable Foundation

Gifts of $10,000 to $24,999
Margaret Carl
Randi Coopersmith and Marissa Poratto
Hunter Family Advised Fund
Mariette S. Pinchart Trust
Olive Hill Greenhouses, Inc.
Vann and Carol Parker
Bill and Mary Rawlings
Suzy Schaefer
Margaret R. Seeley

Gifts of $1,000 to $9,999
Anonymous Trustee
Allison and Robert Price Family Foundation
Katherine and Charles Anderson
Tom and Carla Applegate
Deborah Brenner
Martin and Kellie Cassell
John and Nancy Celick
City of Encinitas
City of Solana Beach
Carolyn Conant
Chris and Mila Conlan
John and Debra DeWald
Anna Dreilinger
Shahla and Ronald Sreyer
Mo Ecke
Dave and Claire Ehrlinger
Marti and James Eisenberg
Pete Elkin and Joy Delman
Jim and Judy Farley
Marjorie Fox
Mary and Jeff Friestedt
Tom and Donna Golich
Marcia Hall Brockett and Richard Brockett
HELIX Environmental Planning, Inc.
Hokanson Family Fund
Impact Cubed
Roxanna and Terrance Johnson
Keith Jones
Belina Lazzar
Cheryl and Steve Mergenthaler
Victor and Jeanne Orphan
Gary Pierson
Adam and Whitney Robinson
San Diego County Water Authority
San Dieguito Garden Club
Darrell S. Shrader and Jill S. Shrader
Stern Leichter Foundation
Anita L. Strauss
Kathleen and Jeffrey Thuner
The Dickson Family
The Gray White Family Fund
Paul and Ann Tuskes

Gifts of $500 to $999
Marjorie and Steve Abbot
Ken and Deena Altman
Charles and Gladys Baird
Mary and Richard Borevitz
Linda and Rod Cooper
Cathy and Mark Delfino
Ravi and Elizabeth Desilva
Diggers Garden Club
Julian and Leslie Duval
Ellen and Jeffrey Emory
Pam and Hal Fuson
Mrs. Dorothy E. Georgens
Kathryn Goetz
Joan and Dave Hadden
Maxine Hesse
Max and Jill Halin
Sabine and Robert Hildebrand
Rhana and James Kozak
James Krater
Kirstin and James Lee
Nancy G. Miller
Neal and Diane Openshaw
William and Rita Overman
Patrick and Monica Powell
Craig and Renee Racine
Abelardo and Mary Rodriquez
Christine Rounsavell
Liz Rozycki and Richard Botta
Daniel Schumann and Danielle Jackson
Katerina Shahpazova and Ivailo Petrov
Susan E. Smith
William Snipes
Diane Steinberg
Nancy Stoke
Romaine and Kevin Sullivan
The Mortensen Family Fund
The Olivenhain Garden Club
Walter Worley, III and Kay Worley
Cindie Wu
Deborah Young and Bernard Marcus

Gifts of $100 to $499
David Allen
Colin Anderson
Barbara Atkisson
William and Mary Jane Bagby
Radka and Greg Bartholomew
Katherine Basmagy
Edmund and Pam Beimel
Linda and Richard Beliveau
Chad Berwald
Fiona Black and Stuart Shannon
Michael and Janice Blanco
Scott Borino and David Lee
Janis and Michael Brams
Cara Brockhoff
Robyn Broock
Mark and Cynthia Bryant
Sherilyn and Bob Buell
Leonard Burkhart and Jeff Clingan
Lana Burns
Rita Campbell
Edgar and Linda Canada
Donna and Robert Cancel
Scott Carr and Heather Rosing
Nancy Carol Carter
Martin and Kellie Cassell
Lori Chamberlain and Michael Davidson
Sarah and Tim Clayton
Della Cole
Janet Colvard
Heidi Conlan
Edward W. Cox
Nan and Mike Criqui
Kimberly Croot
Andrew Cusick and Izumi Takiguchi
Fred Cutler
Lindsey Davidson
Allison and Mark DeGeorge
Granny and Gramps Doe
John and Pam Eckert
Karen Eckhart
Elliott and Pat Elledge
Kathleen and Steven Emmert
Barbara Emont
Billie English and George Wilson
David and Linda Erickson
Louise and James Esposito
Jennifer Fabbi and Michael Springs
Viviana Faga
David and Ann Fege
Jerry Feitelson
Stephen Feldman and Teresa Kapphahn
Donna Fenske
Susan Brule Finger and Stephen Finger
Terry Fox
Ellen Fujikawa
Viviana Galindo
George Geller and Susan Y. Tamura
Mary Jo Germain
Joan Gildin
Eve and David Godfrey
Luz M. Godina
Barbara Goott
Dwight Gordon and Gayle Jameson Gordon
James Graham
Neal and Margaret Grant
Craig Green and Betty Ristau
James and Carrie Greenstein
Rosemary and James Haggarty
Judith and Elvin Harper
James and Barbara Hartung
Suzanne and Lawrence Hess
Blaine Hibbard
Sharon Holden
Bruce Hubbard and Ann Wycoff
Michelle and Warren Isenberg
Joel Jacklich
Pam and Tim Jara
Alice and Tom Keener
David Kellum and Carolyn Hilliard
Maureen King
Nancy Kohutek
Robert and Karen Kopfstein
Alice Kovalcik
Ralph and June Kubo
Mei-Mei Lai
Kimberly Lande and Scott Henry
Joy and Rodney Lappe
Alan and Ruth A. Larson
Gregory S. Laurinat
Sara LaVere
Perry and Veronica Leonard
John and Pam Lundblad
Edward S. Lynds, III
Lars and Pam Madsen
Eve and Ron Marshall
Barry and Linda Martin
Anne and Andy McCammon
Bonnie McKean
Faith Meakin and Edward Frederick
Rachel Michel
Keith and Heayoung Mikas
Betsy Miller
Andra Moran Bacon
Lisa and Jeff Mortenson
Andrea and Spencer Murray
Steven and Leslee Newton-Reed
Joan Noble
Donald and Marla Novy
Jill Ohagan
Stephen and Kathleen O'Leary
Mary and Tom Parker
Douglas Pegg
Ann and Dave Perkins
Hilton and Chandra Perry
Gina Pisello and Brady Duga
Arlene and Ron Prater
Sally and Robert Prendergast
Ilyse Rathet and Ronald Post
Beverly and George Reed
Julie and James Regan
Nancy and Steve Reitzler
Stella Reynolds
Susan and Gary Richardson
Michelle and Floyd E. Roberson
Raymond and Patricia Root
Steve and Sharon Rose
Jerome and Diane Rothenberg
Jim and Julie Ruecker
David and Stacey Schmolke
Judy and Dalton Schnack
Ken and Mary Lou Schultz
James and Joanna Schumacher
Mindy and Ira Schwartz
Karen Searcy
Julia Sheldon and Jim Wurzbach
Jerry and Jamie Shiller
Stephanie R. Sides
Leslie and Marshall Sigesmund
Michael and Lorinda Simpson
Bonnie and Jack Sipe
Marian Spanos and Susan Holcombe
Susan and Ross Starr
Sylvia Steding and Roger Thieme
Claudia and Rellen Stewart
Heather and Filip Stojiljkovic
Mark and Toni Storer
Donn and Susan Takahashi
Renee and Allen Tepper
Elizabeth Tesolin-Hamilton and Christopher Hamilton
Charlene and Bjorn Thoreen
Florence Tiraby
Diane and Alan Uke
David Vieira
Susan and Geoffrey Vincent
Jack and Anne Wadlington
Virginia Watchorn
Bethal Watt
Erica Wehrung
Ted and Barbara Wheeler
Richard and Elizabeth Wilkes
Clinton and Elizabeth Winant
Richard and Mary Witesman
Renna and Jason Wolfe
Julie Young and Bea Tamariello

New or Renewing Benefactor Society Members

Torrey Pine $10,000 or greater
Patrick Anderson
Martin Dickinson and Carol Dickinson
Tyler Miller and Diane Miller
Tom Staver and Cathy Staver

Sapphire Tower $5,000 - $9,999
Jim Farley and Judy Farley
Paul Tuskes and Ann Tuskes
Adam Robinson and Whitney Robinson

Cork Oak $2,500 - $4,999
Donald Callard
John Celick and Nancy Celick
Chris Conlan and Mila Conlan
Mark Dowling and Jenny Dowling
Anna Dreilinger
Donald Novy and Marla Novy
Arlene and Ron Prater
William Rawlings and Mary Rawlings
Darrell Schrader and Jill Schrader
Fay Schopp
Kathleen Thuner and Jeffrey Thuner
Timothy Wright and Elizabeth Wright

Dragon Tree $1,200 - $2,499
Martin Adams and Irma Ojeda
Joan Ades
Charles Aldrich
Tom Applegate and Carla Applegate
Richard Borevitz and Mary Borevitz
Ray Brooks and Bonnie L. Brooks
Leonard Burkhart, Jr. and Jeff Clingan
Steve Charton and Kristine Charton
Carolyn Conant
Randi Coopersmith and Marissa Coopersmith
Steven Dempsey and Jane Dempsey
Mo Ecke
Ruth Todd Evans
Francesca W. Filanc
Mary Friestedt and Jeff Friestedt
Tom Golich and Donna Golich
Douglas C. Gregg
Marcia K. Hall Brockett and Richard Brockett
Bruce Hubbard and Ann Wycoff
Paul Judge and Maggie Judge
David Kellum and Carolyn Hilliard
Pam Koide Hyatt and Richard Hyatt
James LaGrone and Janice LaGrone
Drew Liddle and Leslie Jones Liddle
Frank Mannen and Chana Mannen
Gary Means and Jan Means
Cheryl Mergenthaler and Steve Mergenthaler
James Merrill and Janice Merrill
Pamela Palisoul
Ari Novy and Christine Poulsen
Vann Parker and Carol Parker
Katie Pelisek and Steve Pelisek
Allison Price and Robert Price
Suzanne Schaefer
Leslie Sigesmund and Marshall C. Sigesmund
Richard B. Stevens and Lynn Stevens
Anita Strauss
Pat Welsh
Sally D. Willis and William Willis

New or Renewing Larabee Society Members

Fellow $600 - $1199
Alan Barnebey and Cheryl Barneby
Linda Beliveau and Richard Beliveau
Fred Cutler
Shala Dreyer and Ronald Dreyer
Mark Huffman and Davielle Huffman
Mary Dunning
Jane Hunt
Robert Kopfstein and Karen Kopfstein
Rhana Kozak and James Kozak
Kerry Kusiak and Julie Kusiak
Rachel Michel
Bonnie K. Minamide
Bruce Orisek and Pam Orisek
William Overman and Rita Overman
Carol Salatka and Nora Salatka
Margaret J. Schoeninger and Jeff L. Bada
Marie Silver and Bryan Silver
Linda D. Wagner and Winfield J. Wagner
Katherine D. White

Patron $300 - $599
Carlos Aguilar and Kimberly Aguilar
Kathy Anderson and Charles Anderson
Sarah Apuzzo and Al Apuzzo
Teresa Barth and Don K. Barth
Mona Baumgartel and JohnDeBeer
Richard Borden
David A. Cain and Sherre L. Cain
Marie Campagna
Edgar and Linda Canada
Jorge Carrera and Margot Carrera
Martin Cassell and Kellie Cassell
Luke Cocalis and Hilary Cocalis
Lindsay Conway
Linda Cooper and Rod Cooper
David A. Coup and David C. Smith
Ralph Crane and Barbara Crane
Nan and Mike Criqui
Cindy and Mark Dankberg
Alison and Mark DeGeorge
Harold P. Dunn and Nancy Dunn
Kathleen Dye
Peter Elkin and Joy Delman
Jeffrey Emory and Ellen Emory
Paula Eoff and Alvis Eoff
Thomas Farley and Barbara Farley
Stephen L. Feldman
Phyllis G. Flechsig
Ruben Flores and Gail Flores
Ray Ghanbari
Lance Gillett
Andrew Grant and Sue Grant
James Greenstein and Carrie Greenstein
Julia W. Halliday and John Wertz
Gregg R. Hamann and Debra Hamann
Patricia Hilty
Bobby Hinostro and Fran Hinostro
Dolores Hofmann
Tim Jett and Ian Jett
Lois A. Jones
Tom Keener and Alice Keener
Christine Kiffmann
William Kovach and Marilyn Kovach
Ralph T. Kubo and June K. Kubo
Alan LaRue
Dennis Lee and Sandra Lee
Judy Leff
Sue Ellen Leroy and Barbara Germann
Ruth Levor
Lambert A. Ling and Kathleen Ling
Pamela Maher and David Schubert
Gary Martin and Bella Rose Martin
George E. Matt and Ana Navarro
Andra Moran Bacon
Karen Morse and Bob Morse
Janice Mullin and David Mullin
Joan J. Noble
Leo P. Norton and Donna Norton
Daniel Petersen and Ellen Petersen
Patrick Powell and Monica Powell
Margaret Pryatel
Craig Racine and Renee Racine
Lou Rehberger and Pat Rehberger
Abelardo Rodriguez and Mary Rodriguez
Jim Ruecker and Julie Ruecker
Sally A. Sandler
Daniel Schumann and Danielle Jackson
Steve Seaborg
Katerina Shahpazova and Ivailo Petrov
Jeff A. Shaver and Cheryl Shaver
Susan E. Smith
Marian Spanos and Susan Holcombe
Susan Starr and Ross Starr
Diane Steinberg
John Stewart and Donna Stewart
Eva Stjernfeldt and Alec J. Babiarz
Mark C. Storer and Toni Storer
Romaine B. Sullivan and Kevin Sullivan
Donn Takahashi and Susan Takahashi
Jean K. Tempke
Donna Thal and George Carnavale
Jack Wadlington and Anne Wadlington
John You and Marjorie You
Paul Youngborg

Steward $150 - $299
Marjorie Abbot and Steve Abbot
Alana Althage
Susan Armstrong
Jarka Bartl
Diane Baxter and Garth Ware
Edmund R. Beimel and Pam Beimel
Linda Bergen
Fiona Black and Stuart Shannon
Susan M. Blacker
Allison Blackwell and Rob Blackwell
Mike H. Blanco and Janice A. Blanco
Shaorn Bohannon
Clarissa Brody
Janis A. Brams and Michael R. Brams
Deborah Brenner
Clarissa Brody and Dyllan Brody
Jennifer Brooks and Ryan Wong
David G. Brown and Carol Brown
Daniel Buker and Jack Mulder
Joanne Butler and Barry Butler
Donna Cancel and Robert Cancel
Janell Cannon
Suzanne M. Carneiro
Nancy Carol Carter
Lori Chamberlain and Michael Davidson
Bette and Will Childs
Jodie Chin
Mei Christensen
Sarah Clayton
Brett Cohen and Rachel Cohen
Nathan Cohen and Barbara Cohen
Heidi Conlan
Richard D. Contreras and Beth A. Jarosz
Tom Cozens and Peggy Cozens
Linda Daniels
Mark Delfino and Cathy Delfino
Magaly Drant
John East
Carol Eblen
John Eckert and Pam Eckert
Susan Eschbach and Bruno Eschbach
Stacy Fattaleh
Amy Frank
Ellen Fujikawa
Chris Garrod
Joan Gildin
Robert Glaser
Julie M. Gillespie and Gary R. Gillespie
Luz M. Godina
Kenneth Golden and Lauren Golden
Kirk Gruenwald
John Gubler and Lisa Gubler
John Gurrera and Mindy Gurrera
Kathryn Hamblin
James Hartung and Barbara Hartung
Barbara Helland
Shaun Henry and Mike Henry
Carlos Hernandez
Peter Holliday
Diane Hollister
Derek Hook and Barbara Hook
Bonnie Hubbard
Raymond Jacobus and Ileana Jacobus
Tim Jara and Pam Jara
Marguerite M. Jaster
Rigdon Currie and Trish Johnson
Adam Jonas and Julie Jonas
Mike Kalichman and Linda Roux
Phoebe Katsell
Mary Keefe
Liz Kellogg-Sharp
Carol Kerridge
Linda Kewin and Megan White
Sandra Knowles
Candace Kohl
Nancy Kohutek
Joanne Kroll
Mitchell Kronenberg and Hilde Cheroutre
Sergey Kupriyanov and Tatyana Kupriyanova
Mei-Mei H. Lai
Julia A. LaPlante
Joy Lappe and Rodney Lappe
Gregory S. Laurinat
Kirstin Lee and James Lee
Scott Lentz and Alice Lentz
Ryan Ley and Jaime Gardner
Sheldon Lisker
Jan Lorenz
Norma McAfee
Duncan McFarland
Kathleen J. McKee and Jeffrey Davidson
Matt McManus
Nancy McTigue
Faith Meakin and Edward Frederick
Karen Mortensen and Harold Mortensen
Walter Nelson and Joanne Nelson
Meral Omurtag and Brendan Biamon
John Overland and Peggy Overland
Susan Parnell and Jonathan Cates
Mary Quinn
David Rados annd Peggy Rados
Beverly L. Reed
Cassandra Renn
Susan and Gary Richardson
Nita Rodriguez
Regina A. Rose and Patricia Rose Toy
Mary-Jo Rolnick
Joyce Ross
Christine Rounsavell
San Diego Horticultural Society
Dino Santos
Dempsey Sawyer
Susanne Scheulen
Karen Searcy
Margaret R. Seeley
Julia Sheldon and Jim Wurzbach
Jerry I. Shiller and Jamie Shiller
Mary Jill Sparrow-Koch
Jean Stanzick
Nan Sterman
Karen Stone
Tracy Strahl and Dana Strahl
Jay Sweeney and Diane Sweeney
Tara Terpening
Elizabeth Tesolin-Hamilton and Christopher Hamilton
Deborah D. Thompson
Kevin Thompson and Jennifer Thompson
John T. Tilton and Kate B. Tilton
Bonnie Tincup
Mark Tuller and Mary Tuller
Maria Turingan
Thomas Uter and Dorothy Zeavin
Rick Van Schoik and Joyce Crosthwaite
Jan Westman
Dennis Wilson
Clinton Winant and Elizabeth Winant
David Wolf
Kay R. Worley and Walter L. Worley


Tribute Gifts
In Honor of John Clements
Deborah Young and Bernard Marcus

In Honor of Randi Coopersmith’s and Marissa Poratto’s Wedding
Suzonne Hale

In Honor of Mary Friestedt
Leigh Ernst and Matthew Friestedt

In Honor of Liliana Green
Craig Green and Betty Ristau

In Honor of Fran & Bill Lambert
James Van Praagh

In Honor of Scott Schwimer
James Van Praagh

In Honor of Joe Skeehan
James Van Praagh

In Honor of James and Catherine Thomson
Jill Ohagan

In Honor of Jau-Fang Wu
Cindie Wu

In Memory of Jan Brees
Raymond and Patricia Root

In Memory of John Chin
Molly Pong

In Memory of Lois Dickson
Julian and Leslie Duval
Michelle Fisette
Steve and Nita LaRock
Nancy and Gilbert Orabuena
Brandy and Monte Robold
Randall and Margaret Wensman

In Memory of William Gish
Andra Moran Bacon

In Memory of Peter Jones
Leslie Jones Liddle and Drew Liddle

In Memory of Garrett Matthew Krater
James Krater

In Memory of Thelma Montag
John and Cora Buell
Beverly Cormier
Steve and Ethington
Sherri Heffner
Rebecca Komisar
Barbara Schwartz
Claudia Stewart
Nell-Anne Waldman
Ronald Yagura

In Memory of Tom Paine
Renee and Bruce Michelson

In Memory of Donna Repp
Brown Wealth Management

In Memory of Mike Sullivan
Romaine and Kevin Sullivan


Matching Gifts
Nordson Corporation Employee Giving
RBC Foundation – USA Matching Grant Program
Qualcomm Matching Gift Program
Your Cause, LLC Trustee


In-kind Gifts
Mike and Stacy Atkinson
Bird Rock Tropicals
Bob Caligiuri
Chandler Asset Management
Julian and Leslie Duval
Grangetto's Farm & Garden Supply Co.
Keith Huber
Robert and Karen Kopfstein
Olive Hill Greenhouses, Inc.
Daniel Petersen
Harry Phillips
Liz Rozycki
Sandra Sandquist
Pauline Wong
Ryan Wong