2014 Golden Barrel Honor Roll

Benefactor ($5,000+)

Elisabeth Andreason and Melissa Allen ∙ Gretchen Bartzen ∙ Chris Codding and John Ricca ∙ Ken and Donna Coit ∙ Gail Giffen and Chris Pisarra ∙ Billie Hopper and David Mitchell ∙  The Mervyn L. Brenner Foundation ∙ Susie Newcomb ∙ The Quest Foundation ∙ Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust ∙ Michael Rippey ∙ Maynard and Olga Jane Rotermund ∙


Preservationist ($2,000 - $4,999)

Anonymous ∙  American Express ∙ Bonita Garden Club ∙ California Horticultural Society ∙ East Bay Community Foundation ∙ Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund ∙ Luman and Marilyn Hughes ∙ Lorna Lee and James Keefe ∙ James and Dorothy Mills ∙ Patricia Paulson and Pat Matthews ∙ Robert and Alice Bridges Foundation ∙ Valent U.S.A. Corporation ∙


Bed Sponsor ($1,000 - $1,999)

Chevron Matching Gift Program ∙ The Clorox Company Foundation ∙ Contra Costa Water District ∙ Jane Freeman ∙ Marianne and William Gagen and the Neil and Amelia McDaniel Charitable Trust ∙ Gwen Gallagher ∙ Eileen Hansen ∙ Laura and Bill Hogan ∙ Julia and Colin Holland ∙ Joan and Sandy Hughes ∙ Barbara Lyss ∙ Republic Services ∙ Lisa and Scott Robinson ∙ Julie and Bernard Rose ∙

San Francisco Succulent & Cactus Society ∙


Agave ($500 - $999)

Bank of the West ∙ Pat and Tom Bassett ∙ Barbara Cox ∙ Danville-Alamo Garden Club ∙ Diablo Women's Garden Club ∙ Nina and John Dickerson ∙ Gail and Charles Entrekin ∙ Polly Fleischer ∙ Patricia Gleason ∙ Yan Hong and Patrick Heim ∙ Laura Kennedy ∙ Maureen Knight ∙ Richard and Sally Ingraham ∙ Livermore Amador Valley Garden Club ∙  Karen and Steve Meyer ∙ Prudence J. Noon ∙ David and Sally Nosal ∙ Julie and Bernard Rose ∙ Mort and Mickey Schwartz ∙

Cindy and Thomas Silva ∙ Kristin Yanker-Hansen and Dick Hansen ∙


Aloe ($250 - $499)

Ken and Tammie Anderson ∙ David Angeli ∙ Kim Bancroft ∙ William Billings ∙ Susan Chapman ∙ Ronald and Rosemary Clendenen ∙ Lassie and Don Colebourn ∙ Darlene and David DeRose ∙ John Fischer ∙ Diane and David Goldsmith ∙ Robin and Bob Griffiths ∙ Louella and Ralph Haskew ∙ Jerry and Kathy Hicks ∙ Kathy and Loreto Hidalgo ∙ Highlanders Garden Club ∙ Holly Hollings ∙ Linda and Paul Holmes ∙ Sally and Richard Ingraham ∙ Natalie Inouye ∙ Glenn and Joel Jackson ∙ Carol and John Maerzke ∙ Malloy, Imrie, and Vasconi ∙ Barbara McDonnell ∙ Galen Schauer ∙ Johna Winters and Jack Fink ∙ 

Friends of the Garden ($100 - $249)

Leland and Mary Anderson ∙ Web Beadle ∙ Jon Beauchamp ∙ Nicole Bennett ∙The Blackhawk Bloomers ∙ Leonie and Jack Bonarius ∙ Carol and Scot Bergren ∙ Edith Bergstrom ∙ Lorie Bird∙ Michael Braude ∙ Marilyn Berg Cooper ∙ Bob and Cynthia Brittain ∙ Robert Bru ∙ Linda and Bob Carloni ∙ Ralph Carter ∙ Janice Cattolica ∙ Paul Cortese ∙ Harvey and Phyllis Ceaser ∙ Ann Cox ∙ Sue Cross ∙ Casper Curto ∙ Janet Deeney ∙ Deb DeVries ∙ Rebecca Doe ∙ Sharon Enright ∙ Kathy Essick ∙ Andrew Fallat ∙ Karen and Aurelien Ferriere ∙ Jennifer Fish ∙ Carol Fowler ∙ Pauline and Robert Gould ∙ Arlene Groen ∙ Barbara and Reijer Groenveld ∙ Jan Hamby ∙ Alexa Hansen ∙  Susan Harmon ∙ Becky and John Harrington ∙ Stu Harris ∙ Mildred and Jack Heims ∙ Jack and Judie Hockel ∙ Lois Holt ∙ Ruth and Robert Hussey ∙David Iventosch ∙ Joyce Jacobs ∙ Jean and George Jardim ∙ Irma Jarvenpaa ∙ Linda and Bob Kluber ∙ Mimi Knox ∙ Phil Lendaris ∙ David and Elaine Light ∙ Carolyn Madison ∙ Linda Mercer ∙ Patricia and Roger Moore ∙ Jody and Jim Morgan ∙ Carol and Niel Nielsen ∙ Orinda Garden Club ∙ Mary Anne Pienta ∙ Andy Pojman ∙ Mary Jo Potter ∙ Peter Raisbeck ∙ Richard Rex ∙ Elise Riggs ∙ Ellen and Jorge Sanchez ∙ Richard Schmidt ∙ Abby Sher ∙ Don Steffen ∙ Delores and Fred Thompson ∙ James Thompson ∙ Sharon Villarreal ∙ Judith Wagoner ∙  Mariam Worsham ∙ Robert and Janet Yolland ∙


Special Donations

Bonnie Ricca, in honor of Christine Codding ∙ Elisabeth Andreason and Melissa Allen, in honor of Kristin Yanker-Hansen ∙ Mr. and Mrs. John Urban, in honor of Billie Hopper and Laura Hogan ∙ Nicola Clegg, Ronald Hanson, in memory of Mariece Matthew Batey ∙ Bob and Robin Griffiths, JoAnn Hanna, Virginia Holcombe, Elmer and Gloria Kaprielian, Rosemarie Kramer, Duncan and Cheryl Matthey, Clay and Linda Morey, Maynard and Olga Jane Rotermund, Carlene Sanders, Ritamarie Sustek, Betty Yates, in memory of great friend of The Ruth Bancroft Garden, Howard Rudiger


The 2014 Honor Roll reflects monetary donations made between

January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014.

We have made every possible effort to ensure the accuracy of this report. 

Kindly inform us of any errors so that we can correct our records.

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Mission Statement
The mission of the Ruth Bancroft Garden, Inc. is to preserve this exceptional example of garden design and to continue to develop its collection of water-conserving plants for the education and enjoyment of the public.
Grant Funders

The Ruth Bancroft Garden would like to recognize the following grant funders:

The Quest Foundation for funding our Education Coordinator’s position

The Mervyn L. Brenner Foundation for funding our directional signs

The California Horticultural Society for funding towards our restoration projects

The Bonita Garden Clubfor funding restoration and education projects


The Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust for funding out nursery renovation


The Ruth Bancroft Garden GardenConservancy