Annual Appeal 2017

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Dear Friends,

Carol E LargeLong Island native Walt Whitman wrote, “America is only you and me.” Since opening the doors of Westbury House and its beautiful gardens to the public 58 years ago, Old Westbury Gardens has welcomed thousands of people from all over the world. Today, as we witness countless examples of a diminishing natural environment, the rare moment to experience beauty and serenity becomes even more precious. As a direct result of support from committed donors and members, Old Westbury Gardens shares over 80 acres of gardens and a glorious 20th century estate with more than 70,000 people a year.

Nancy CostopulosThe Gardens prospers only with the commitment of those of us that believe in the value of preserving this extraordinary example of a gracious and splendid era in American history. Safeguarding a historic landmark and sharing its legacy with a community takes bricks and mortar, sustainable programs, horticultural expertise and an ambitious preservation program - all which require a significant source of unrestricted funds.

Each year around this time, the Gardens’ reaches out to its closest friends to ask for your support. A gif to the Annual Appeal has a dramatic impact on the quality of the work done here. Please consider Old Westbury Gardens as you plan your annual gifts.

The spirit of your generosity will continue to strengthen the Gardens, maintaining the standards of excellence in horticulture and preservation that we have grown to value over the years. We hope that you will join us in taking pride in the results because, truly, Old Westbury Gardens is and will continue to be “only you and me.”

With warm regards,
Carol E. Large
Carol E. Large
Chairman, Board of Trustees

Nancy Costopulos
Nancy Costopulos
President & CEO

P.S. With every passing year, preservation and protection of this extraordinary place becomes more and more critical. Please help Old Westbury Gardens continue to be that place of peace and beauty for all of us. Your gift will make all the difference.

Sources of Support

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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