Meet Our Donors

Jacob Done and Amethyst Shepherd
The Garden is thankful for friends, volunteers and members — like Jacob Done and Amethyst Shepherd, who included the Garden in their estate plan. Legacy gifts support the Garden's four mission pillars, special projects and the endowment. More

Dawn and Don Goldman
We’re thankful for the friends, volunteers and members, like Dawn and Don Goldman, who have included the Garden in their estate plan. Legacy gifts support operations, special projects and the Garden’s endowment. More

The Papp Family
"When we were growing up, our family always shared the importance of supporting arts and cultural institutions. We continue to appreciate wonderful Arizona organizations, like Desert Botanical Garden and the enrichment they bring to the community," says Jenny Papp. More

Maja Wessels and Charles Covington
The conservation work and sense of wonder of the natural environment at the Garden led Maja and Charles to continue the work of the Garden's founders through a legacy gift.  More

Janet and Rev. Dr. Walter Wieder
Janet became a volunteer in the Garden, VIG as we like to say, in 2005 as an instructor aide. From that first moment, she has served the Garden with much gusto, contributing more than 800 annual hours in recent years as a docent, guest guide, membership envoy and instructor aide.  More

Jeff and Lexine Hebets
Jeff Hebets embodies the spirit of philanthropy. Jeff credits this philosophy to his parents, Mel and Peggy Hebets, who were “exceptional at giving their time and energy to social programs.”  More

Kathy and Bruce Weber 
Kathy and Bruce Weber planted themselves firmly in the Desert Botanical Garden immediately upon moving to Arizona. After their first visit they became members, enrolled in volunteer botany training and enlisted as volunteers.  More

Marilyn Wolfe
"The Garden is beautiful, fabulous — it was calling to me!" A first Luminaria visit persuaded Marilyn Wolfe and her husband to become Garden members.  More

Diane and Mike Kulow
"The Garden is filled with beauty, a sense of calm and it's a wonderful place to learn about native plants and enjoy with friends. It's a peaceful oasis that we hope will be here forever!"  More

Pam Cooper & Margaret Wilson
Pam Cooper and Margaret Wilson are without doubt a couple who enjoy the Garden with gusto. They've been loyal members, very generous donors and volunteers of the Desert Botanical Garden since 2002. More

Donna Dehn
Donna is an unbelievable resource for the Garden," says Plant Physiologist Kevin Hultine. Donna Dehn, who has a Ph.D. in molecular toxicology, an MPH and an MS in plant ecology, came to the Garden as a volunteer in 2011. More

Jane Jozoff
Jane has been investing in the Phoenix arts and cultural community for decades, chairing successful events and serving on the Arizona Commission on the Arts and the Phoenix Arts and Culture Commission.  More

Dedrie and Matt Cohen
Year after year, Sonoran Circle Members Dedrie and Matt Cohen find new ways to get involved with the Desert Botanical Garden. Garden photography classes attracted Matt, providing fascinating botanical subjects along with new friends. More