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2022 Gala: What a Swell Party!

Thanks to all for making our gala a swinging success! While we had high hopes for our first post-COVID fundraising event, you – our friends and, especially, our generous sponsors – ensured we broke all records. Not only were prior fundraising totals smashed, but the event was sold out!

Bill Lincoln, Dan Foliart, and Richard Schulhof, our three exceptional honorees, were also delighted and enjoyed the festivities. All guests experienced a fun-filled evening in the garden, under the stars and bistro lights. Fine dining, retro-inspired and delicious, was accompanied by cool music from the Great American Songbook. Live entertainment, Frank-Sinatra style, along with dancing and appearances by internationally-noted musicians, added to the high-spirited event.

We are immensely grateful for this support, which will go directly toward impactful education programming and the care of our gardens and landmark structures. One ant may move a rubber tree plant, as the “High Hopes” song goes, but the Los Angeles Arboretum Foundation is truly fortunate to have an army of ants. It’s all the better for our beloved garden that we have supporters, like you! Thank you, again, for your generosity and belief in our mission.

Our next gala is already in the works, and the date is set for Saturday, October 14, 2023. Return to this page next year for further updates. If you have any questions, please contact Judith Hamilton-Márquez at 626.566.3707 or at judith.marquez@arboretum.org.

From left: Dan Foliart, Richard Schulhof, and Bill Lincoln   

About our Honorees

Our trio of honorees are stalwart Arboretum friends who have left a lasting imprint on the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden. Bill Lincoln joined the Los Angeles Arboretum Foundation Board of Trustees in 2014 and served as President for four years. His business acumen as a finance professional resulted in the expansion of Arboretum earned-income opportunities and a steady financial picture. Dan Foliart, a prolific composer for television, served as President of the Foundation Board from 2015-2018, having been a member since 2012. His tenure was marked by energetic efforts to care for the irreplaceable historic landmarks and collections here, which included securing funds to help renovate Baldwin Lake. Richard Schulhof, the Foundation’s Chief Executive Officer since 2009, holds advanced degrees in forestry and botanic garden administration. He has worked to transform the Arboretum into a world-class public garden by creating new gardens and capital projects to enhance the visitor experience. The Arboretum is fortunate to have such dedicated leaders, who have realized some high hopes indeed!



Heidi Hood, Co-Chair
Susan Kranwinkle, Co-Chair
Peggy Dark
Diane Grohulski
Karen Hudecek
Ginger Lincoln
Eva Quan
Peg Rahn
Annette Castro Ramirez


Event Donations

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Engelmann Oak

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)
Robbie & Jeanne Anderson
Supervisor Kathryn Barger, L.A. County Board of Supervisors, 5th District
Brad & Louise Edgerton

Trumpet Tree


Ann Dobson Barrett
Cheryl & Dan Foliart
Sandra Goodenough & Richard Schulhof
Ellen & Harvey Knell
Mr. & Mrs. William Lincoln

Coral Tree

Dolphin Event Services
EPTDESIGN Landscape Architecture
Fessel International Hospitality Consultants
Hahn & Hahn LLP
Harrington Group, CPAs LLP
Freddi & Ken Hill
Scott & Heidi Hood
JT Site Services, Inc.
Doug & Susan Kranwinkle
Longo Toyota/Longo Lexus
Merrill Lynch - Tanabe, McMahon, Tanimoto, Farmer & Holcher Group, Los Angeles
Marcia Kay & Ron Radelet
San Gabriel Nursery & Florist
Peggy Stewart
Betsey Tyler

Rainbow Gum

Peggy Jo & Jim Clark
Marie Csete & John Doyle
Joe & Diana Eisele
Kathleen Ellison
Bob & Kathy Gillespie
HKG, LLP - Certified Public Accountants
Janice & Dane Hoiberg
Patrick & Jill Holland
Knight Insurance Services, Inc.
Ilona Linden
Beverly Marksbury
Nancy Neal Davis
Pasadena Symphony & POPS
Pinnacle Building Maintenance, Inc.
Peggy Rahn
Tammy & Michael Silver
Laney Techentin
John Tegtmeyer & Pamela Hillings Tegtmeyer
The John Blanchard Company, Inc.
Paul & Char Vert
Booker & Sarita White
Alyce de Roulet Williamson

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