As Old Westbury Gardens' approaches the conclusion of the successful summer of 2015 I am grateful for objectives met, and exceeded. I am also keenly aware of the challenges that lie ahead. The legendary level of horticulture and preservation the Gardens attains is totally due to the financial commitment of all of us who believe in its importance. I am taking this opportunity to ask for your continued support through a donation for the 2016 Annual Appeal.
Safeguarding this historic house museum and garden and sharing its legacy with a broad based community takes interpretive tours, horticultural expertise, bricks and mortar, and an ambitious program to maintain and preserve the paintings and collections. Old Westbury Gardens will be sustained now and in the future only through our financial support as members and committed donors.
The success of this Annual Appeal over the years has empowered the Gardens to deeply examine and enhance the visitor experience, and maintain the funding to continue the high standard of horticulture and preservation that inspires thousands to visit one of the precious few remaining complete examples of an earlier era on Long Island. This year, we were also able to deliver another successful series of incomparable experiences with a full calendar of environmental and cultural programs. I am deeply grateful for all you’ve done as a Gardens’ friend and partner.
At the heart of Old Westbury Gardens is the intimate relationship between a visitor, the house, and the vast grounds. Visitors often comment that they regard these grounds as their own backyard. I truly value that sense of ownership and pride as we respond to the needs of the community.
My deepest thanks to you as you join me as committed supporters and donors to the 2015 Annual Appeal. Our collective and steady generosity insures that the Gardens will continue to thrive. Please jump in anytime with thoughts and ideas. We are eternally appreciative of your interest and confidence in the organization. It means a great deal to us all.
With warm regards,
Carol E. Large
Chairman, Board of Trustees
If you wish to mail a check, please make it payable to Old Westbury Gardens and send it to P.O. Box 430, Old Westbury, NY 11568. Thank you!
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