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“The Chinese Garden is a place that has enriched our lives and so beautifully represents the best of Chinese culture and its heritage. We are thrilled for this opportunity to be a part of a living legacy that can be enjoyed and shared with others.”
–Judy Yin Shih and Joel Axelrod, Donors
Philanthropic Support for Liu Fang Yuan
The Garden of Flowing Fragrance is privately funded, and many donors have come from the Chinese and Chinese-American communities, both local and overseas. The effort was launched in 2001 with a $10 million bequest from the estate of Peter Paanakker, a Los Angeles businessman and philanthropist. Half of the $10 million seeded the construction fund, and the other half formed an endowment for programs and maintenance.
Since then, donors have made generous gifts of cash, in-kind goods and services, and of discounts, providing millions of dollars to fund construction, programs, and endowments. The public support is a testament to the cross-cultural and international appeal of the project.
Recognition and Acknowledgment Opportunities
The Huntington acknowledges the generosity of individuals, corporations, and foundations by including them in recognition societies, events, and communication. The Garden of Flowing Fragrance project offers special recognition as well as full membership benefits to The Huntington for a limited time. Acknowledgment on the Chinese Garden Donor Wall begins at $10,000. Participation in the Jade Circle Council, an affinity group for the Chinese Garden, which receives added benefits related to the Garden, starts at $25,000. In addition to acknowledgment on a collective donor wall, donors of $100,000 or more are invited to receive special recognition at an appropriate site or structure within the garden.
Make a Gift
To make a gift to support The Huntington Chinese Garden, please fill out a pledge card and return it to the address printed on the card. For more information, please contact Christina Park, Development Coordinator/Chinese Garden at email@example.com or 626-405-2123.