Thank you for supporting the Gala!

With your support and contributions, we were able to meet our fundraising goal of just over $150,000. As a nonprofit organization, the Ruth Bancroft Garden relies on the dedication of its donors, members, volunteers, and staff to preserve Ruth’s Garden for the education and enjoyment of the public. Every dollar we raised at this year’s Gala will be funneled back into the organization to ensure the Garden’s longevity and invest in a legacy of climate-resilience and education.

It’s not too late to donate! Support our mission and Ruth’s Garden with a donation to our Golden Barrel Fund today.

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Photography credit: Adriana Avila

Gala Committee pictured left to right: Roger Ravenstad (Incoming Executive Director), Anotnia Adezio (Interim Executive Director), Cynthia Foster (Gala Co-Chair and Board Member), Mary Maxwell (Events Associate), Tawny Bourque (Events Manager), Christina Ascencio (Gala Co-Chair and Board Vice President), Sarah Nelson (Marketing Director), Susan Ruby (Board Member), Monica Avila (Marketing Manager)

Thank you, Sponsors!



Sharon Simpson


Earl and Susan Ruby

RG Turner Jr



Gwen Gallagher

Julie and Bernie Rose


Ruth’s Manzanita


Christina Ascencio

Vicki Durst

Jane Freeman

Cynthia Foster

Lauren Ross & Michael Goldberg

Diane and David Goldsmith

Loella and Ralph Haskew

Helen Josephine

The Kosakura Family

Kathy and Jerry Hicks

Ken Abrams & Roger Ravenstad

Cindy & Tom Silva

Mary Walker

Media Sponsors



Sue Hamill

RG Turner Jr