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The Baker Endowment: An Enduring Legacy

by Lucy K. Bradley,
Extension Agent, Urban Horticulture


For over 35 years, Jim and Collette Baker have helped bring beautiful gardens to the Valley of the Sun. Now, with the establishment of a new scholarship endowment in their name, that legacy will continue to blossom and bear fruit for years to come.

Mr. and Mrs. Baker have long been friends and generous supporters of Master Gardeners in Maricopa County. For donations of plants and material as well as financial help, Master Gardeners have always been able to turn to the Bakers. In honor of the Bakers' friendship and support, the Baker Master Gardener Endowment will provide scholarships for future Master Gardener Interns, as well as exciting opportunities for advanced training for existing Master Gardeners.

The Baker Endowment was founded through generous gifts from Mr. and Mrs. Baker, from dozens of dedicated Master Gardeners, and from other organizations. Best of all, as an endowment every dollar donated becomes part of a permanent fund that will continue to provide benefits to Master Gardeners year after year.

Please join us all in thanking the founding donors to the Baker Endowment. And please consider joining them by making your own donation to the endowment. Your contribution will help to honor the Bakers, and make certain that the dedication and commitment of today's Master Gardeners will always be a part of our tomorrows.

Donations to the Endowment can be made by sending a check made out to "The University of Arizona Foundation" to: c/o Lucy Bradley, 4341 East Broadway Road, Phoenix, AZ 85040. Please be certain to write "Baker Scholarship" in the memo line.

Founding Donors: Arcadia Garden Club, Arizona Wholesale Growers, Inc., Lee Ann Aronson, Judy Bates, Margery Bayless, Karen Berg, Copper Bittner, Lucy Bradley, Carol Brecker, George Chott, Sandy Cielaszyk, Cynthia Cox, Cathy Cromell, Desert Tree Farm, Sharon Dewey, Dorothy Dudgeon, John & Kim Eisenhower, James Ellner, Dick Gross, Tesfaye Gulilat, Linda Guy, Evan Hammond, Mike Hills, Linda Huff, Janet Jacobsen, Martin Johnson, Mavis Johnson, Tom Jones, Peggy Jukkala, Rick Kassel, Nancy Kinney, Joan McCarter, Susan Messerly, Don Nordlund, Diane Nowlin, Erin O'Dell, A. Gordon Olsen, Linda Overby, Barbara Parker, Rose Parker, Carol Peluso, Mary Pena, Phoenix Bonsai Society , Cynthia James Richman, Inese Santaromita, Fran Schott, Joan Schrempp, Joseph Sershen, Jo Ann Setliff, Deb Sparrow, Suzanne Stemnock, Charles Stephens, Marjorie Sykes, Marjorie Talbot, Amy Tayor, Valley of the Sun Gardeners, H. Bruce Vaughn, Ellen Scott Wait, Annette Weaver, Deborah Wolfe, Three Anonymous Donors.



Maricopa County Master Gardener Volunteer Information
Last Updated October 4, 2003
Author: Lucy K. Bradley, Extension Agent Urban Horticulture, University of Arizona Cooperative Extension, Maricopa County
© 1997 The University of Arizona, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cooperative Extension in Maricopa County
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