QUEENS BOTANICAL GARDEN SOCIETY INC
43-50 MAIN STREET, FLUSHING, NY 11355 www.queensbotanical.org

Total Revenue
$5,698,185
Total Expenses
$6,362,951
Net Assets
$22,785,698

Organizations Filed Purposes: QUEENS BOTANICAL GARDEN IS AN URBAN OASIS WHERE PEOPLE, PLANTS AND CULTURES ARE CELEBRATED THROUGH INSPIRING GARDENS, INNOVATIVE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS AND DEMONSTRATIONS OF ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP.

THE ORGANIZATION IS AN EDUCATIONAL, ENVIRONMENTAL, CULTURAL AND RECREATIONAL RESOURCE FOR THE RESIDENTS OF QUEENS AND THE NEW YORK METROPOLITAN AREA.

EDUCATION - PROVIDES PROGRAMS, WORKSHOPS AND SPECIAL EVENTS THAT ADVANCE A DUAL MISSION OF SUSTAINABILITY AND CULTURAL EXPRESSION. IN FY19, QBG EDUCATORS WORKED WITH ALMOST 35,000 SCHOOL CHILDREN AND 5,600 TEACHERS THROUGH ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION WORKSHOPS, TOURS AND TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAMS. EDUCATION PROGRAMS FOCUS ON STEAM LEARNING (SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, ART, MATH) TO TEACH URBAN CHILDREN ABOUT PLANTS, ECOSYSTEMS, TREES, AND BEES. QBG IS HOME TO ONE OF THE LARGEST COMPOSTING EDUCATION SITES IN THE CITY, AND FOCUSES ON OUTREACH TO VARIOUS NEIGHBORHOODS IN QUEENS. QBG ALSO HOSTS SEVERAL NATURE-BASED PROGRAMS FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD THROUGH MIDDLE SCHOOL-AGED YOUTH THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, RANGING FROM ONE-TIME CLASSES TO MULTI-WEEK SESSIONS DURING OUT-OF-SCHOOL TIMES.

GROUNDS CARE AND SECURITY - RESPONSIBLE FOR THE UPKEEP AND SECURITY OF THIS 39-ACRE PUBLIC GARDEN AND LIVING MUSEUM, COMPRISING 18 ACRES OF FORMAL GARDENS AND 21 ACRES OF ARBORETUM. MAINTAINS MORE THAN 20 ORNAMENTAL AND EDUCATIONAL GARDENS INCLUDING: AN HERB GARDEN, WOODLAND GARDEN, ROSE GARDEN, WEDDING GARDEN, OTHER PERENNIAL GARDENS AND SEASONAL DISPLAYS. ENVIRONMENTAL STRATEGIES ARE IN PRACTICE THROUGHOUT THE FACILITY: WATER PERMEABLE PAVERS ARE IN PLACE THROUGHOUT THE GARDEN; BIOSWALES ABSORB EXCESS RAIN WATER, HELPING TO EASE THE BURDEN ON NYC'S SEWER SYSTEM; GEOTHERMAL WELLS HEAT AND COOL THE LEED PLATINUM CERTIFIED VISITOR & ADMINISTRATION BUILDING; NATIVE PLANTINGS, INCLUDING THE GREEN ROOF, FEED LOCAL FAUNA AND MIGRATORY BIRDS. COMPOSTING TOILETS AND GRAY WATER SYSTEM RESULT IN USING 82% LESS WATER, PHOTOVOLTAIC PANELS HARNESS THE SUN'S ENERGY JUST AS PLANTS DO. ALL FEATURES MENTIONED SUPPORT THE GARDEN'S COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABILITY.

VISITOR SERVICES & PUBLIC PROGRAMS - PROMOTES A POSITIVE VISITOR EXPERIENCE AND WELCOMED MORE THAN 211,928 VISITORS LAST YEAR. (QBG SERVED 265,597 WHICH INCLUDES 53,669 PEOPLE REACHED THROUGH OUR OUTREACH EFFORTS.) THE VISITOR & ADMINISTRATION BUILDING HOUSES A VARIETY OF AMENITIES INCLUDING THE GIFT SHOP, QBG GALLERY, FACILITY RENTALS AND QBG MEMBERSHIP HOSPITALITY. PUBLIC PROGRAMS STAFF COORDINATE MORE THAN 100 PUBLIC PROGRAMS AND EVENTS FOR VISITORS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR; PUBLIC PROGRAMS HIGHLIGHT THE CHANGES IN NATURE THROUGHOUT THE SEASONS, PLANT COLLECTIONS THROUGHOUT THE GARDEN, BEES AND HONEY, CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE OF PLANTS, VISUAL ARTS, PERFORMING ARTS AND GREEN/SUSTAINABLE LIVING. LARGE-SCALE, SEASONAL EVENTS INCLUDE ARBOR FEST, HARVEST FEST, PUMPKIN PATCH, HALLOWEEN IN THE GARDEN AND CHRISTMAS IN THE GARDEN, AS WELL AS PUBLIC PROGRAMS INCLUDING MUSIC IN THE GARDEN, ART IN THE GARDEN, AND NEWLY BRANDED TWIST & SPROUT FOCUSING ON HEALTHFUL LIVING AND EXERCISE. SPECIAL CULTURAL FESTIVALS, TAIWAN: A WORLD OF ORCHIDS AND LUNAR NEW YEAR ARE CELEBRATIONS THAT PROMOTE COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT AND REFLECT THE DIVERSITY OF QUEENS AND NYC. THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, VISITOR SERVICES PROVIDES MEANINGFUL VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCES FOR HUNDREDS OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AND COLLEGE INTERNS; SUMMER YOUTH INTERNS SUPPORT THE GARDEN WITH WORK IN HORTICULTURE AND ADMINISTRATION. OVER 2000 VOLUNTEERS CONTRIBUTED THEIR TIME AND EFFORT TO THE GARDEN LAST YEAR ALONE.

Executives Listed on Filing

Total Salary includes financial earnings, benefits, and all related organization earnings listed on tax filing

NameTitleHours Per WeekTotal Salary
Susan LacerteEXECUTIVE DIRECTOR40$154,885
Wai LiDIR. OF FINANCE40$107,085
Rebecca Wolf-GurmanDIR. OF EDUCATION & GARDEN OPERATIONS40$91,195
Stephanie EhrlichDIR. OF DEVELOPMENT40$82,869
Michelle StoddartBOARD MEMBER2$0
Frank SantoroBOARD MEMBER THRU DEC 20182$0
Edward R PotterBOARD MEMBER3$0
Larry OskowskyBOARD MEMBER3$0
Judy NgBOARD MEMBER2$0
Bianca NgBOARD MEMBER3$0
Edith MeyerBOARD MEMBER3$0
Debra LodgeBOARD MEMBER2$0
Saul KupferbergBOARD MEMBER5$0
Lucy HossainBOARD MEMBER THRU DEC 20181$0
Julia ErmishBOARD MEMBER THRU DEC 20183$0
Jack EichenbaumBOARD MEMBER1$0
David CinelliBOARD MEMBER THRU APRIL 20183$0
Eunice ChungBOARD MEMBER8$0
Ming-Der ChangBOARD MEMBER4$0
Neil FleischmanTREASURER7$0
Michael BronsteinSECRETARY5$0
Suzanne BrienzaVICE CHAIR4$0
Pauline HuangBOARD CHAIR13$0

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