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LAF 34th Annual Benefit

Guests around the courtyard fountain at LAF's 34th Annual Benefit


With more than 600 guests and 28 generous sponsors, this event raised over $275,000 to support LAF's research, scholarships, and leadership programs.

LAF's 34th Annual Benefit was held on November 15, 2019 at The Prado in San Diego's Balboa Park. Many thanks to all who joined us! Guests enjoyed the historic space, local food, and an open bar while mingling with leaders from design practice, academia, and industry.

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Guests caught up with old friends and made new connections while enjoying the renovated House of Hospitality with its Spanish Colonial Revival architecture, grand ballroom, and charming central courtyard.

The program recognized the exceptional student leaders named as 2019 LAF Olmsted Scholars and shared highlights from the year, including the release of two research guides, the launch of a new $25,000 research grant, and the transformation projects undertaken by the recipients of the LAF Fellowship for Innovation and Leadership.

A group of attendees at LAF's 2019 Annual Benefit

Thank you to our Annual Benefit sponsors!

The support of our sponsors ensures that all proceeds from ticket sales go directly toward LAF research, scholarships, and leadership initiatives.

LAF was honored to have IRONSMITH and SiteOne Landscape Supply as the Annual Benefit’s Lead Sponsors.

IRONSMITH logo SiteOne Landscape Supply

LAF Annual Benefit Sponsors

Platinum and Gold Levels

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  • Gold Sponsor

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  • Promotion Partner


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Interested in sponsorship?

For information on becoming a sponsor of the LAF Annual Benefit, contact Christina Sanders at csanders [at] (csanders[at]lafoundation[dot]org) or 202.331.7070x13.

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.