Fundraising Highlights Q4 2023

Party for the Parks:  Miami Vice

Key Takeaways:

  • Party for the Parks had its most profitable year yet in 2023 with over $200,000 raised to support the Conservancy.
  • Event income up 4% from 2022; due to inflation, expenses up 8% from previous year
  • 1/3 of income comes from sponsorships
  • Goal: raise $250,000 annually, this can be best accomplished through increasing sponsorships to help cover increasing event costs


Fall Campaign: Planting the Seeds for a Better Charleston

Key Takeaways:

  • Fall campaign revenue up 16%; number of donors up 40% from 2022
  • Number of donors up across nearly all gift sizes
  • 26% of donors were first time donors to the Conservancy
  • $1,500 raised in one day for Cut Flower Program expansion through successful Giving Tuesday campaign

All donors listed alphabetically. 

Heather AntosJoseph HarleThomas & Lee Otis
Sara ArnoldLucille HarrisLeeAnne Owens
Debbie Austin & Randall PhillipsJohn & Cynthia HayesShelly Ozark
Tara BaileyDarlene HeaterAbraham Pardee
Veronica BeardElizabeth HeckW. Scott & Anne Parker
Mandy & Eddie BelloStephen & Susan HoffiusCheryl Pederson
Jon BoltSean HolleranDiana & Mark Permar
Susan & Gary BowenSarah & Ozey HortonBill & Sheila Prezzarno
Donna BowersGreer HostetterSusan Ravenel
George BullwinkelDonna & Carter HudginsDavid Rawle & Carol Perkins
Brian BurgessLyla HudsonEllen Read
Robert & Cristina CainAllison HuntGrace Reed
William CapehartElizabeth IldertonLayton Register
Kevin & Mary CaseyCarol JacksonBrooks & Erin Reitz
Matthew ChalifouxDonna & Jeff JacobsAnonymous
Suzanne CoffmanChristopher Jaros & Brooke SeidelmannKatharine & Randal Robinson
Tammy CoghillHeather JohnsonSamuel & Sara Beth Rosen
David & Claudia CohenJohn & Sarah KaczmarMarlene & Joe Rotter
Ellen ColehowerMichelle KauczkaMargaret P. Schachte and Hal S. Currey
Mandy ColemanKathy KauffmannThomas & Alison Schneider
Becki ColemanAlexandra KejnerAlysann Sieren
Paul CollinsLucille KellerW. Lucan & Susan Simons
Nigel & Kathleen CooperGrimes KendrickTara & Dave Skirsenski
Jill Marie & David CrossWilliam & CJ KerrAmanda Slade
Renee DeeringKelsey KoolMichael & Tammy Smith
Andy DetterlinePatricia & David KozerskyNora Smith
English Drews & Stephen GiebnerSteve KrameisenMichael & Tammy Smith
Kim DuckworthSusan KridlerThe Speedwell Foundation
Pamela DuganJason KronsbergBrian & Cheryl Starer
Sissy EhrnhardtCynthia LawsonTeri Stech
Lewis & Yvonne EvansStephanie LeeJustin Stokes
Mary FetscherAnne Rhodes LeeMary Ann Sullivan
Peter Finnerty, Jr.Harry Lesesne and Kendra StewartSean & Bridget Sykes
Marie Gross & Kevin FitzgeraldMargaret LewisDonna & Richard Tadler
Angeleita FloydSally LovejoyBruce Thiers
John FordThomas MaherEvan Tomascher
Paul FreestoneKim MaloofJeffery & Lynn Trenning
Claire FundPeter ManiColleen & John Trepen
Neva GadsdenAnn & David MarconiLeigh Trivette and Richard Malaspina
Mark GayMichael & Susan MasterDerek Wade
Jessica GibadloEileen McGuffie & Meta CarterJudith Walker
Gary & Carolyn GildersleeveMartha McLendonErin Walker
Joseph & Penelope GnesinCharles McLendonMargaret White
Louisa GoodingCarl W. Meares FoundationRonald & Pamela Wyman
Marian Greely & Darrell OlsonJan & Richard MennitiJames Yanney
Becky & Paul GriffinHarold & Diana MillmanJohn Young
Faye GriffinGeorge MosbyStephen & Susan Zoukis
Mary & Stephen HammondLaura Moses
Devin HannahMarion Neely
Stephen HansonLinda & George Neill
Celina HansultMelissa Nelson
Hal HarkinMarcia Newbert-Eslami

Grants & Corporate Support Awarded: 

Thank you to the companies and corporate partners who pledged to support the Conservancy in the 4th quarter.   Your financial support allows us to continue to fulfill our mission.  If your organization’s values align with the Conservancy’s mission, please contact us to discuss partnership options.

  • $20,000: Dominion Energy in support of Teddy Bear Picnic
  • $16,000: Dominion Energy in support of Charleston Trees
  • $10,000: HDR Young Professionals Grant in support of adding Vego Beds to Medway Community Garden
  • $5,000: 2023 Northern Lowcountry Regional Grant in support of our Horticulture Fellowship Program
  • $5,000: Publix in support of Light the Lake
  • $5,000: Publix in support of Grow it Forward: Thanksgiving
  • $4,000: Employees Community Fund of Boeing in support of Parks & Gardens for All
  • $1,500: Network Distribution Solutions in support of a workday at Medway Community Garden
  • $1,400 Greystar in support of adding irrigation for the cut flower donation program
  • $1,000 SC Ports Authority Grant in support of Corrine Jones Park renovation
  • $250 Dance Conservatory of Charleston in support of Summer Ice Cream Socials

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