May Arboretum Society

Reno, NV   |  www.mayarboretumsociety.org

Mission

To serve the Wilbur D. May Arboretum and Botanical Garden through creating and maintaining educational opportunities which foster greater awareness, understanding and appreciation of the role of plants in the high desert and mountain bio-regions and by promoting the beauty and benefits of the Arboretum throughout our community and state.

Ruling year info

1994

President

Lynn Ann Bethel

Main address

PO Box 6225

Reno, NV 89513 USA

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EIN

88-0205838

NTEE code info

Botanical Gardens, Arboreta and Botanical Organizations (C41)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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Gingerbread Festival

This fundraising event is held annual in December and promotes the holiday season at the Arboretum. Open to "chldren of all ages" the event is family-centric and open to the community. Participants listen to local school choral groups, decorate gingerbread houses, and visit with Santa Claus. There is also a gingerbread house decorating contest and local merchants donate prizes for the winners in each category.

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

1. Expanding our membership by 20% in 2015-2016. 2. Enhancing member benefits.; 3. Expanding Society events and resources by 10%.; and 4. Build community collaborations to showcase the Arboretum.

1. Redesign, update and expand the Society's internet and social media experience; 2. Collaborate with local landscapiing, gardening and horticulture businesses.; 3. Build on community partnerships and established evnts in the region; and 4. Reach out and partner with other non-profits at the local, regional and state level with similar interests.

The May Arboretum Society has a dedicated Board of Directors from diverse professional backgrounds - each willing to share their expertise to promote the organization and ensure successful acheivement of its goals. The Society's membership base is its greatest resource - actively involved in volunteer efforts to support the Society and promote the May Arboretum and Botanical Garden.

1. As of 2/2015, the Society's updated website - www.mayarboretumsociety.org - is live, they are actively and regularly using social media, and have established at least two community collaborations and are developing two new fundraising events for implementation in 2015.

Financials

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May Arboretum Society

Board of directors
as of 6/3/2016
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Board chair

Lynn Ann Bethel

Rodney Dimmitt

Susan Campau

Karen Clayton

Phil Brazier

Diane Rugg

Valerie Ellis

Bill Carlos

Marilynn Clarke

Sharada Dasyam

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No