Past and Present Civic Contribution

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Civic Contributions of River Oaks Garden Club

2008–2019

  • Casa De Esperanza – Money given to help complete new parking area and beautify the entry
  • Trees for Houston – Donation to be used to plant and maintain 32 (15 gallon) trees in support of tree replacement after Hurricane Ike
  • Lamar High School – H.I.S.D. – In support of the continuing grounds improvement plan, money will be used for iron and masonry works on the school’s signage along Westheimer
  • SCA – Students Conserving America – Provides money for a local high school student to participate in the summer Houston Conservation Crew program

2007–2008

  • Students Conserving America – For a high school student to participate in the Houston Conservation Crew programs
  • Houston Arboretum and Nature Center – Toward a water line for the enhancement fo the front gate and drive
  • The Seniors Place – Toward the building of the garden at their new facility
  • Clayton Library Friends – Toward the creation of a Southern Heritage garden
  • Friends of Mandell Park – Toward electricity for the garden shed and security lighting
  • Camp for All – To help fund necessary improvements to accessible nature path
  • Buffalo Bayou Partnership – Toward the Coffee Building plaza landscaping

2006–2007

  • Brookwood Community – Greenhouse Patron – Assist in funding the teaching and training component of the functionally disabled adults
  • Museum of Health & Medicine – Sensory Garden renewal
  • Lamar High School – Assist in funding the Campus Grounds Master Plan
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston – Bayou Bend Visitor Center
  • Trees for Houston – Branching Out Project
  • Rutherford B.H. Yates Museum – Guardian of History

2005–2006

  • Buffalo Bayou Partnership – Purchase native trees and enough wildflower seeds for a one acre of prairie
  • Camp for All – Tree planting at the wetland ecology pond near the equestrian center
  • Houston Arboretum & Nature Center – To fund the renovation of one of the two Woodway fountains at entrance
  • Houston Public Library – Friends of Texas Room – Help produce a documentary video on historic photograph collections, including gardens and flower arrangements in early Houston homes
  • Kipp School – A public charter school. Provide 3-6 oak trees in front of the new KIPP Houston High School
  • Peckerwood Gardens – Funding a guide to the Quercus collection at Peckerwood Garden
  • Urban Harvest – Grant to help build a school garden at Farias Early Childhood Center
  • Washington on Westcott Roundabout Initiative – One pair (2) of benches to be placed in the native gardens that surround the roundabout

2004–2005

  • Bo’s Place – landscaping for its Memory Garden
  • Cedar Brook Elementary – landscaping for its bus drop entry
  • Houston Center for Contemporary Craft – Craft Garden
  • Urban Harvest – Emergency Garden Fund

2003–2004

  • Camp for All – To add landscaping to the existing grounds
  • Houston Zoo – To build a landscaped area in front of the Bear Habitat
  • University of Houston – To create a rose garden in front of The Moores School
    of Music
  • Seniors Place – To provide a garden at the Day Care Center for Alzheimer’s patients
  • Buffalo Bayou Partnership – To plant 3 acres of wild flowers and to restore
    a key tributary in an area originally designed by Charles Tapley
  • Hope Center for the Retarded – To build a herb garden
  • Park People – To fund the Tree Registry program

2002–2003

The Brookwood Community
Casa de Esperanza
The Chinquapin School
Houston Arboretum & Nature Center
Friends of Hermann Park
Mercer Arboretum and Botanic Gardens
Park People
Peckerwood Garden Conservation Foundation
Student Conservation Association, Inc.
Trees for Houston
University of Houston
Upper Kirby District Foundation

2001–2002

Friends of Hermann Park
Mercer Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
Park People
Peckerwood Gardens
Student Conservation Association, Inc.
Trees for Houston
University of Houston
Upper Kirby District

2000–2001

Buffalo Bayou Partnership
Camp for All
Houston Arboretum Nature Center
Houston Museum of Natural Science
Parks and Wildlife Foundation of Texas
Peckerwood Garden Foundation
Brookwood Community
The Children’s Museum of Houston
Student Conservation Association, Inc.

1999–2000

Houston Museum of Natural Science
Upper Kirby District
Student Conservation Association, Inc.
The Woman’s Home
Star of Hope
Camp for All
Friends of River oaks Park
The Senior’s Place
Houston Heights Association
Buffalo Bayou Partnership
Museum of Fine Arts – Rienzi
Casa de Esperanza
The Park People

1998–1999

The Brookwood Community
Camp for All
Houston Museum of Natural Science
Nature Conservancy of Texas
Rienzi
Trees for Houston
Student Conservation Association, Inc.

1997–1998

The Brookwood Community
Casa de Esperanza
Lamar High School
River Oaks Park
National Wildflower Research Center
GCA Project 2000
Nature Conservancy of Texas
Harbach-Ripley Neighborhood Center
Student Conservation Association, Inc.

1996–1997

Buffalo Bayou Partnership
Casa de Esperanza
Contemporary Arts Museum
Houston Museum of Natural Science
Parks and Wildlife Foundation of Texas
Ronald McDonald House
Star of Hope
The Women’s Home
Student Conservation Association, Inc.

1995–1996

Houston Arboretum and Nature Center
Houston Audobon Center
National Wildflower Research Center
Neuhaus Educational Center
River Oaks Elementary
Student Conservation Association, Inc.
Trees for Houston
Upper Kirby District Foundation

1994–1995

Armand Bayou Nature Center
Buffalo Bayou Partnership
Heritage Society/ Jack Yates House
Houston Arboretum and Nature Center
Mercer Arboretum
Nehemiah Neighborhood Center
The Women’s Home
San Jacinto Battleground State Historical Park
Student Conservation Association, Inc.
Trees for Houston for Gallegos Elementary School
Urban Harvest

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