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BBG Announces $7.5M Leon Levy Foundation Gift for Campaign for the Next Century

The Leon Levy Foundation, led by philanthropist Shelby White, has pledged its support of Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Campaign for the Next Century with a gift of $7.5 million, the largest contribution by a living donor in the institution’s 100-year history. The gift will help support a suite of projects and initiatives that affects virtually every part of the Garden and will extend well beyond its borders, collectively comprising the most ambitious set of enhancements since the Garden’s founding. View the full press release here.

To learn more about the campaign and the projects this generous donation will fund, visit Campaign for the Next Century.

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Water conservation project kick-off
Project kick-off reception with the Leon Levy Foundation at Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates Inc, the landscape design partner for BBG’s new Water Garden and Water Conservation Project. Photo by Leslie Findlen. From left to right: Earl D. Weiner, Campaign co-chair and BBG board chair emeritus; Michael Van Valkenburgh, principal, Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc.; Frederick Bland, BBG chairman of the board of trustees; Scot Medbury, BBG president; Shelby White, Leon Levy Foundation trustee; John Bernstein, Leon Levy Foundation president and CFO; Elizabeth Moynihan, Leon Levy Foundation trustee.