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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
Like all capital projects at The Huntington, the Garden of Flowing Fragrance is privately funded. Under discussion since the 1990s, the garden was launched with a $10 million bequest received in 2001 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.
Donors and Donations
Many donors to the Garden of Flowing Fragrance have come from the Chinese and Chinese-American communities. Enthusiastic and generous, these donors, both local and overseas, have contributed millions of dollars to fund construction, programs, and endowments. This support is a testament to the cross-cultural and international appeal of the project. Donors have made generous gifts of cash, in-kind goods and services, and of discounts. The project is complex and ambitious, and we are grateful for every gift. Please visit Ways to Give to the Chinese Garden (English) (Chinese) for more information, or contact Suzy Moser, 626-405-2277.
Pledge Card (English) Pledge Card (Chinese 中文)
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 a special cascade of 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. View Donor Honor Roll.
Cascade of Donor Benefits
In addition to acknowledgment on a collective donor wall, donors of
$100,000 or more are invited to receive special recognition (English) (Chinese) at an appropriate
site or structure within the garden. To make a gift to support The
Huntington Chinese Garden, please fill out a pledge card in English or
Chinese and return it to the address printed on the card.
For more information, please contact Suzy Moser at firstname.lastname@example.org or 626-405-2277.