Kruckeberg Botanic Garden Foundation Welcomes New Executive Director and Board of Directors

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

On January 18, the Kruckeberg Botanic Garden Foundation (KBGF) Board of Directors approved the selection of Mary Schubert-Schultz as the Foundation’s new Executive Director. This position is partially funded by a generous $10,000 grant from the Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust. “I am looking forward to an exciting future for the Garden and am inspired by the family of supporters,” she said.

Mary has more than 20 years of management and development experience, and has worked extensively within the non-profit sector and in a management role at a major for-profit corporation. Mary holds a Bachelor’s degree in history and music from Rutgers University and a Master’s in Asian Studies from the University of Hawaii. She is a gardener and a birder, and she has volunteered for the King Conservation District in protection and enhancement of the Eastside’s Totem Lake.

Additionally, the KBGF membership elected new board members at their annual meeting on January 13. Enid Kruckeberg-Kriewald and Eric Swenson have joined the KBGF board, and T. Richard Leary was re-elected for another term. The board also selected new officers-- Ann Jacobus as President, T. Richard Leary as Vice-President, Eric Swenson as Secretary, and Enid Kruckeberg-Kriewald as Treasurer.

KBGF is responsible for operation and maintenance of the Kruckeberg Botanic Garden, in collaboration with the City of Shoreline.The Garden is located at 20312 15th Ave NW and is open to the public Friday-Sunday from 10am-3pm. For more information, contact the Garden at 206-546-1281 or see the website.


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