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50 & Forward Campaign Raises $4.2 Million

With heartfelt gratitude, the Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) is pleased to announce that our LAF: 50 & Forward Campaign raised $4,230,000 to support landscape architecture research, scholarships, and leadership initiatives. The 1.5-year-long campaign concluded on December 31, 2016, with 55 companies and 92 individuals contributing.

Soundly surpassing the campaign’s initial goal of $3.5 million, the funds raised will be used to expand LAF’s existing programs and support new initiatives to increase the capacity of the profession to meet the demands of the 21st century.

Three of the major campaign initiatives are already underway:

For 50 years, LAF has worked to provide knowledge and resources to enable landscape architects to use their unique skills to change the world. The campaign provides critical support to help  LAF continue this legacy of leadership and rise to take on current challenges.

We would like to specially thank the following donors for their leadership and significant commitments to the LAF: 50 & Forward Campaign:


Jeanne Dawson Lalli
Debra Mitchell


EDSA, Inc.
Landscape Forms
Landscape Structures
Sasaki Associates 


Brightview and Brightview Design Group
Design Workshop
TBG Partners
Anonymous, in memory of Deb Mitchell
Phillip Arnold
Joe Brown and Jacinta McCann
Mark and Doreen Dawson
Thomas C. and Gerry D. Donnelly
Kona Gray
Jim Manskey
Lucinda Reed Sanders
Sally Schauman


Aquatic Design and Engineering
Burton Landscape Architecture Studio
L.M. Scofield Company
Ruppert Landscape
SWA Group
D’Arcy and Diane Deeks
Barbara Deutsch
Jennifer Guthrie
Laura Solano
Beth Wehrle 


!melk landscape architecture & urban design
CMG Landscape Architecture
Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply
Forum Studio
Gustafson Guthrie Nichol
James Corner Field Operations
The Office of James Burnett
PWP Landscape Architecture
Rain Bird Corporation
Reed Hilderbrand
Roman Fountains
Kofi Boone
Chip and Pat Crawford
Glen Dake
Bob Evans
Kathleen Garcia and David Rapaport
Sara and Eric Gilbert
Signe Nielsen
Forster Ndubisi
Patrick Phillips
Barbara Wilks

LAF is grateful to the many individuals and organizations that provide financial support towards fulfilling our mission to support the preservation, improvement, and enhancement of the environment.

Much of what LAF is able to accomplish would not be possible without the thought leadership and financial investment of our major supporters, including ASLA, which provides over $125,000 of in-kind support annually.