In 2020, the Washington Park Conservancy marked its 35th anniversary. As the year began, we were planning a year full of programs and events, as well as engagement activities to expand our circle of Conservancy members and Park supporters. And then, as the saying goes, life happened while we were making plans. The world went into pandemic lockdown just a week before we were to launch our celebratory year at our March Annual Meeting.
As an all-volunteer non-profit, with no payroll and no office space to maintain, the Conservancy was fortunate that we did not face extreme financial challenges because of the Covid-10 pandemic.
We cancelled all programs and events, but we carried on with several major projects and initiatives during 2020: a record-breaking investment in tree plantings; developing plans for a new playground, the completion of the Moses Fountain lighting project; and work on a book that will document the history of Washington Park, planned to commemorate with the Park’s 150th anniversary.
These projects, like all Conservancy initiatives, were made possible by the support of our many members and friends. And even though we suspended active fundraising last year, we are most grateful for the continuing support and advocacy that we received from the many individuals, businesses and foundations that renewed memberships and made contributions to the Conservancy in 2020.
THANK YOU! Follow the link below to read the complete list of 2020 Conservancy members and donors.