Houston First Supports Hermann Park Conservancy's Annual Gala

Houston • April 25, 2019

Houston First supported Hermann Park Conservancy's annual gala, Evening in the Park, on Thursday, April 25, 2019. The annual spring event raised funds that help the Conservancy continue to improve and maintain Hermann Park through daily volunteer and stewardship programs. The event began with cocktails along the Jones Reflection Pool followed by dinner beside McGovern Lake in an elegant outdoor setting. Chaired by June Deadrick & Barbara Friedman the gala honored Terrylin G. Neale, and drew more than 500 guests, raising $525,000.

Hermann Park Conservancy is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the stewardship and improvement of Hermann Park.  Through a public-private partnership with the Houston Parks and Recreation Department, Hermann Park Conservancy raises millions of dollars each year to enhance and maintain the Park. The Conservancy also manages the design of projects, and then shares construction costs with the City of Houston. Thanks to the generous financial support of foundations, corporations, and individuals, the Conservancy has raised more than $122 million for improvement projects in Hermann Park.  The Conservancy also oversees programs focused on visitor services, conservation and stewardship, tree care, and operations and maintenance of the McGovern Centennial Gardens. 

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Leigh Smith, Desrye Morgan and James Haddon

Pictured in Top Image: Mack Fowler, Lainie Gordon and David Mincberg