Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Inc.
811 S. Palm Avenue
Sarasota FL 34236-7726
To provide an oasis of inspiration and tranquility while furthering the understanding and appreciation of plants, especially epiphytes.
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is the world leader in the cultivation, study and display of epiphytic plants and the premier bayfront urban attraction connecting people with nature.
  • Strategically steward and expand our living and preserved plant collections to enhance Selby’s leadership position as the world renowned authority on epiphytic plants.
  • Build Selby's Visitor Engagement model by launching a Major Exhibition Program and leveraging our world-class, unique features including Ann Goldstein Children's Rainforest Garden.
  • Foster a diversified Revenue Model that will yield sustainable funding for the institution by significantly increasing earned and contributed revenue, engaging new individuals and philanthropic institutions, and building upon existing relationships.
  • Attain national and international visibility for Selby Gardens by building and strengthening our institutional branding and global positioning.
  • Provide the physical and network infrastructure for staff to carry out the institution's mission.
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Jennifer O. Rominiecki
Board Chair Michael J. Wilson Esq.
Board Chair Affiliation Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen
General Info
Organization DBA
Selby Gardens
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 1973
Awarded competitive grant from Community Foundation in the last 5 years? Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Exempt 0
State Registration Exempt 0
Financial Summary
IRS Letter of Determination
IRS Determination LetterView
Other Documents
Strategic Plan 2016-2021View
Impact Statement

During FY 2015, Selby Gardens accomplished the following:

  • Welcomed new CEO Jennifer O. Rominiecki, formerly of The New York Botanical Garden 
  • Completed a year-long focus on Florida plants & culture, "Fantastic Florida"
  • Building on the success of the Ann Goldstein Children's Rainforest Garden, introduced new family programs including:
  •    Partners in Play with Forty Carrots - education program for underserved families
  •    Added Wednesday an Saturday dates to monthly Little Sprouts program (formerly Tuesday only) - Little Sprouts attendance doubled
  •    Inaugurated Splashin' Selby Saturdays, a summertime family program
  • Visitors - up 15%
  • Memberships sold increased 9%; number of member households up from 8.600 to 9,300
  • Education program attendance up 35%
  • Estimated operating revenues up 30%
  • Paid down debt and invested in the Gardens' future

 During FY 2016, Selby Gardens will:

  •  Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of its official opening
  • Continue to improve the experience of every visitor with renovations of the Welcome Center, shop, and other visitors services areas
  • Introduce a new history exhibition in the Selby House
  • Rebuild and expand the Mangrove Walkway
  • Inaugurate exciting new programs designed to broaden outreach to new audiences
Needs Statement

  1. Program Funding: $10,000 will underwrite field trips by 10 classes from Title I schools, including pre- and post-visit activities, hands-on activities, and busing; $5000 will underwrite the cost of removing and replacing one large tree; $2500 will help to underwrite ongoing research activities including expeditions and collections care.
  2. Master Site Plan: $400,000. Selby Gardens seeks to maximize the impact of its magnificent bayfront acreage. A well-crafted site plan will provide a blueprint to make the most of this incomparable venue.
  3. Endowed Research Chair: $2,500,000. Selby Gardens is among the elite institutions that employ field botanists and taxonomists. The Gardens plans to endow at least three new chairs. Research and botanical knowledge are at the heart of the Gardens’ programs.
Background Statement

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is the world's only gardens specializing in epiphytes: plants that attach to other plants without harming them. The Gardens is celebrating the 40th Anniversary of opening to the public in 1975 with a yearlong series of engaging new programs.

Selby Gardens was Marie Selby's final wish, established with the gift of her property to the people of Sarasota. This lovely oasis provides visitors with a place to ease the stress of everyday life, to celebrate, to gather, to heal, and to learn. Through botanical research, education, and beautiful display, Selby Gardens strives to inspire a passion for preserving the Earth’s biodiversity with a focus on plants.
The Gardens is a private not-for-profit in the heart of Sarasota. Purchases of adjacent property have enlarged Marie Selby’s original seven acre estate to nearly fifteen acres on the shores of Sarasota Bay. Lushly-landscaped, waterfront display gardens surround two historic homes. Thousands of “hothouse” plants, including world-renowned orchid and bromeliad collections, are cared for in eight greenhouses, and these beautiful, fascinating, and rare plants are exhibited as they come into bloom.


Selby Gardens is a true botanical garden: it has a documented scientific collection, assembled on more than 200 expeditions, widely recognized as the world’s best collection of epiphytes (non-parasitic plants adapted to live upon other plants, often in the tree canopy). In addition to its living collection, the Gardens has an excellent research library, more than 100,000 herbarium specimens, the world’s second-largest spirit collection (plants preserved in alcohol), a DNA lab, and the Orchid, Bromeliad, and Gesneriad Research Centers. Selby botanists conduct expeditions (currently focused in Brazil & Costa Rica) and Florida programs including botanical inventory of environmentally sensitive lands and repopulation of endangered plants to the Everglades. Their work supplies critical baseline data necessary for conservation.

Selby educators provide a wide range of learning opportunities including tours, docents, and a school field studies program based on Florida education standards. The Gardens serves more than 6,000 students and teachers annually and partners with Title I schools and other nonprofits to ensure access to those who otherwise could not visit. The Gardens also offers a music series, art and science-based exhibitions, lectures, and other programs.

Areas Served
Areas Served
In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
FL- Sarasota
FL- Manatee
FL- Charlotte
FL- DeSoto
Areas Served Comments The Gardens serves local families and individuals from Southwest Florida and visitors from around the world.
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Environment
Secondary Org Type Arts,Culture & Humanities
Tertiary Org Type Science & Technology
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President

Statement from the CEO/Executive Director

I feel fortunate to have joined Marie Selby Botanical Gardens as we commemorate 40 years as an extraordinary botanical institution that has made world-class contributions to the fields of horticulture, plant research, conservation, and education. The year-long celebration will include some dynamic exhibitions and a variety of exceptional programs planned to mark the occasion. I have been impressed by the level of Selby’s important work and the passionate enthusiasts who support it. It is the right moment to celebrate!

Selby Gardens is held in high regard around the globe. Our staff and volunteers are earnestly dedicated to sharing their knowledge and resources in the name of plant conservation, habitat preservation, horticultural display, and environmental education. As a result, Selby Gardens is widely represented in scholarly journals, in field expeditions throughout the New Tropics, and at international conferences. We are honored to have the top minds in the botanical world coming to Sarasota to collaborate and access our living and preserved collections.

With your help, Selby Gardens can reach even greater heights in the next 40 years. While building upon our current momentum, we need to create dynamic initiatives to attract new audiences. We also need to shore up our infrastructure and endowment to provide for Selby Gardens’ long-term success. Your partnership can help advance these strategic priorities. We look forward to keeping you informed about all that we do here in the community and around the world.

My family and I are delighted to call Sarasota our new home and become integral members of the Selby Gardens family. Thank you for being so warm and welcoming. I look forward to seeing you here often!

Best regards,

Jenn Sig
Jennifer O. Rominiecki, President and CEO


Selby Gardens is the world’s only garden specializing in epiphytes–plants that attach to other plants without harming them. Nestled on 15 verdant, bayfront acres, the Gardens is a museum of colorful and exotic plants, a beautiful escape, a place to celebrate, reflect, learn, and be inspired.

Explore gardens such as the Ann Goldstein Children's Rainforest Garden, Koi Pond, Bonsai Exhibit, Steinwachs Family Foundation Mangrove Walkway, and magnificent trees dripping with epiphytes.

Eight greenhouses are filled with rare and unusual species seldom seen outside their native habitats. As they bloom, these astounding plants are displayed in the Conservatory with its lush rainforest atmosphere. Guests enjoy spectacular plant exhibitions such 2016's The Orchid Show: Celebrating 40 Years at Selby Gardens.

Two historic homes are on site: the Selby House, home to the Café and to Kids Corner; and the Payne Mansion/Museum of Botany & the Arts, which offers botanical art exhibitions.

Budget $1,220,600
Category Environment, General/Other Botanical & Aquatic Gardens
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served General/Unspecified US US& International
Short Term Success

During 2016, Selby Gardens’ Horticulturists will:


  1. Open a major six-week horticultural Show, a six-week Conservatory display as part of “Selby’s Secret Garden,” and prepare for the opening of “The Color of Dreams: Marc Chagall, Flowers, and the French Riviera” in February, 2017.
  2. Collaborate with Gardens educators and botanists on programs including botanical expeditions, lectures, education programs, and tours
  3. Use survey data measuring guests’ satisfaction with their visit to improve horticultural aspects of the visitor experience
  4. Establish relationships with fellow botanical gardens for professional development and benchmarking as well as to exchange wild-collected specimens
Long Term Success


  1.  An increasing number of visitors will enjoy the Gardens and help us fulfill our mission: To provide an oasis of inspiration and tranquility while furthering the understanding and appreciation of plants, especially epiphytes.
  2. People who visit Selby Gardens will learn new things about plants and about the importance of preserving the ecosystems upon which humanity depends for its wellbeing.
  3. Selby Gardens will be regarded as one of the best gardens in the world.
  4. Selby Gardens’ plant displays will serve as a source of inspiration and information for plant enthusiasts, especially those interested in orchids, bromeliads, gesneriads, and other epiphytic and tropical plants.


Program Success Monitoring

Selby Gardens measures Horticulture Department success by:

Monitoring attendance and membership numbers: surveys indicate most visitors come to the Gardens for pleasure and learning, and their likelihood of returning or joining is influenced by the beauty of plant displays.
Using visitor feedback obtained through surveys
Measuring the number and quality of new or enhanced displays and interpretive programs created by horticulturists
Tracking the number of institutions with which we collaborate including other gardens, universities, plant societies, and organizations specializing in conservation of the world’s biodiversity. Because they are charged with maintaining rare and valuable specimens used for research by scientists around the world, Selby horticulturists often are called upon for lectures and interviews, to write articles, and to provide advice and information.
Program Success Examples

In 2015, Horticulturists and Selby Gardens:


  1. In collaboration with Gardens educators, introduced new features in the Ann Goldstein Children’s Rainforest Garden including new planting beds and edible plants
  2. Assisted in rebuilding and replanting of the Steinwachs Family Foundation Mangrove Walkway
  3. Created or renovated plant exhibitions including Pura Vida, Living Sculpture: the Art of Air Plants and Back to Our Roots
  4. Conducted tours for visitors from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Smithsonian Institution, Gardens by the Bay Singapore, Royal Horticulture Society, Bromeliad Society International, New York Botanical Garden, International Aroid Society and other influential groups
  5. Participated in two collecting trips to Belize
  6. Conducted trainings and lectures including three horticulture classes
  7. Welcomed more than 145,000 visitors and increased membership to 10,500+ households
  8. Received highly favorable survey ratings




Education at Selby Gardens comes in all shapes and sizes: from unintended learning that results when a group on a social outing takes a tour or views one of our displays; to an interest investigated in a class; to lectures, field trips, and more.

Starting early is key to developing a lifelong love of nature. At Selby Gardens, children explore a world filled with wonder. The Gardens offers Field Study programs for schools, a summer camp, Kids Corner, and family programs like Little Sprouts. Educators also reach out to under-served communities including Title I schools, Head Start, programs that serve visitors with disabilities, and others.

The Gardens offers classes in plant care, photography, art, and more. Noon Lectures explore a variety of topics. Visitors also learn through exhibitions in the Museum of Botany & the Arts.


Budget $524,400
Category Environment, General/Other Botanical & Aquatic Gardens
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adults Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Families
Short Term Success

During 2016, Selby Gardens educators will:

1. Push the boundaries of our education programs, especially interpretive programs: that is, the ways in which the Gardens tells visitors about the things they see and experience while visiting the Gardens including signage, tours, and hands-on activities

  1. Refine interpretation Gardens-wide as we observe how daily visitors, program attendees, and school visitors interact with and use our displays
  2. Open a display of rare prints and books from the Gardens’ Library
  3. Prepare for a major interdisciplinary art and horticulture exhibition to open in 2017
  4. Work closely with educators to design and deliver meaningful “field study” programs based on Florida and National Core Curriculum standards
  5. Strengthen the messaging and quality of our exhibitions, lectures, classes, and other education programs
Long Term Success
  1. Daily visitors’ appreciation and understanding (knowledge) of plant life grows.
  2. School program participants increase their knowledge through engaging, hands-on Field Study programs.
  3. Visitors to the Museum of Botany & the Arts experience a wide variety of artistic expression that increases their engagement with, and interest in, plants.
  4. Community Class participants gain new knowledge and skills.
  5. An educated population of Selby Gardens visitors and members embraces and understands the importance of plant & land conservation.
Program Success Monitoring


Selby Gardens monitors the success of its education programs by tracking:


1. The number of people who participate in education programs (classes, lectures, field trips and formal tours plus programs such as camp and Little Sprouts)

  1. The number of repeat visitors to a Selby Gardens education program, including classes, Little Sprouts, Rainforest Friends, lectures, and summer camp
  2. Survey responses indicating what a respondent explored or learned about on their visit
  3. Survey responses indicating ways in which the Gardens’ educational and interpretive programs can be improved
  4. Education staff requests educator feedback on its Field Studies program, including suggestions for improvements and measuring whether intended outcomes (such as increases in knowledge) were achieved

Selby Gardens monitors the success of its education programs by tracking:


  1. The number of people who participate in education programs (classes, lectures, field trips and formal tours plus programs such as camp, Little Sprouts, and Rainforest Friends)
  2. The number of repeat visitors to a Selby Gardens education program, including classes, Little Sprouts, Rainforest Friends, lectures, and summer camp
  3. Survey responses indicating what a respondent explored or learned about on their visit
  4. Survey responses indicating ways in which the Gardens’ educational and interpretive programs can be improved
  5. Education staff requests educator feedback on its Field Studies program, including suggestions for improvements and measuring whether intended outcomes (such as increases in knowledge) were achieved


Program Success Examples

During 2015, Selby Gardens Educators:

1. Introduced new signage and interpretation throughout the Gardens, including new directional signage and three new audio tours

  1. Added enhancements to the hands-on activities available to visitors to the Ann Goldstein Children’s Rainforest Garden
  2. Served some 6,000 school children, nearly half of them from Title I schools or nonprofits serving underserved children
  3. Mounted 7 exhibitions in the Museum of Botany & the Arts
  4. Assisted Horticulture and Botany to mount three interdisciplinary plant exhibitions: Pura Vida, Back to Our Roots, and Living Sculpture: The Art of Air Plants
  5. Served more than 500 people who attended 8 lectures
  6. Conducted 20 training sessions for volunteers, staff, and others
  7. Strengthened the Gardens’ docent, tour, and class programs

Selby Gardens is the only botanical garden specializing in epiphytes. Selby has amassed a highly-specialized collection, 47% of which was field-collected—the highest percentage of wild-collected plants on the globe. The Gardens holds the world's best collection of epiphytes, best-documented collection of orchids and 2nd-largest collection of blossoms preserved in alcohol.

Botanical studies take Selby scientists around the world to conduct plant inventory and classification, with the goal of conserving plants and their habitats. Selby botanists have discovered or described more than 2,000 new species and added thousands of distribution records which form the basis of our knowledge of plant diversity and distribution.

Selby botanists are accomplished field researchers and taxonomists. They continue to broaden the Gardens’ collections, collaborate with a worldwide network of scientists, and share expertise through presentations, articles, and a juried scientific journal (Selbyana).


Budget $659,000
Category Environment, General/Other Botanical & Aquatic Gardens
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served General/Unspecified Other Named Groups
Short Term Success

During 2016, Selby botanists will:

1. Describe at least 12 new species for science

2. Participate in at least three international research expeditions

3. Participate in botanical inventory, collecting, and conservation within the state of Florida

4. Add 2000 new specimens to the Gardens’ living collection, herbarium, spirit collection, library, and other scientific collections

5. Continue to monitor the health of threatened plants repopulated to the Everglades and Fakahatchee Strand

6. Deliver at least five lectures or other presentations outside Selby Gardens, and ten within

7. Collaborate with Gardens horticulturists and educators to deliver meaningful and substantive programs for members, volunteers, staff, and the general public

Long Term Success

  1. Due to contributions by Selby Botany staff, plant life, especially epiphytes, is more fully understood by scientists and interested community members.
  2. Selby Gardens’ reputation as the world expert on epiphytic plants will grow.
  3. Selby Gardens botanists contribute important data which plays a role in the conservation of endangered species, and this data feeds into our understanding of how to preserve the health of all life on Earth.
  4. Selby Gardens’ work to propagate and re-populate threatened species to their natural habitats has measurable successes.

Program Success Monitoring


Selby Gardens measures the success of its Botany Department by tracking:

  1. Recognition within the scientific community, including use of the Gardens’ collections and expertise by other institutions as well as requests for lectures, presentations, etc. by Selby Botany staff
  2. Contributions to scientific knowledge, including publications, lectures, number of species described for science, number of publications resulting from consultation of the Gardens' collections

  1. Number of items accessioned to the Gardens collections, including the Living Collection, Preserved Collections, Research Library, and other information stores
  2. Number of expeditions in which Selby Gardens Botany staff participate


Program Success Examples

In 2015, Botany staff:

  1. Presented 15 lectures/presentations in Florida, California, Belize, and Brazil, reaching 950 individuals
  2. Described 12 new species
  3. Awarded two visiting scientist scholar positions
  4. Conducted field research in Florida, Belize, and Brazil. Work in Florida includes botanical inventory of environmentally sensitive lands and re-establishment and augmentation of several rare plant species. In Belize, Selby Gardens is part of a team systematically exploring remote regions to document biodiversity. In Brazil, Selby botanists are inventorying orchids of the Atlantic Rainforest, one of the most highly threatened areas in the tropics.

Program Comments by Organization

CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Jennifer O. Rominiecki
CEO Term Start Feb 2015
CEO/Executive Director Email

Jennifer Rominiecki joined Selby Gardens as the new President and CEO in February, 2015. She views Selby Gardens as a "museum of plants" and is introducing a variety of exciting new programs designed to bring visitors and members back to the Gardens again and again. Ms. Rominiecki brings with her 15 years of extensive professional background in capital planning and funding, institutional operations, management, special events, and exhibition projects with The New York Botanical Garden. Ms. Rominiecki held the title of Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Special Assistant to the President at NYBG. Previously, she held management and development titles at The Metropolitan Opera and The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

Former CEOs/Executive Directors
Mr. Thomas Buchter Feb 2009 - Oct 2014
Mrs. Jessica Ventimiglia Oct 2007 - Feb 2009
Senior Staff
Mr. Roger Capote Senior Director of Special Projects
Ms. Judi Cox Director of Customer Service
Mr. Mark Elliott Director of Facilities and Security
Mr. Bruce Holst Director of Research and Collections
Ms. Jacinta Kavanaugh Director of Accounting
Ms. Mischa Kirby Director of Marketing
Ms. Emily Chalker Lane Director of Institutional Advancement
Mr. Angel Lara Director of Glasshouse Collections
Ann Logan Chief Development Officer
Mike McLaughlin Senior Director of Horticulture & Site Operations
Jeannie Hendrick Perales Director of Education & Visitor Engagement
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 47
Part Time Staff 8
Staff Retention Rate % 90
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 0
Volunteers 610
Management Reports to Board Yes
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes

Education partnerships: Sarasota County Public Library; Embracing Our Differences; Forty Carrots’ Partners in Play; Sarasota and Manatee County schools; Florida Studio Theater; Mote Marine Laboratory; Ringling Museum of Art; EdExplore; Science & Environment Council of Sarasota County; the Arbor Day Foundation; the Dimensions Educational Research Foundation; Sarasota County's STEM Steering Committee, and the State College of Florida’s Biotechnology Advisory Council.

Botany and research: Botanical Institute Foundation of Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela; Boracayan Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica; Florida Museum of Natural History Florida, Gainesville, FL; Jodrell Laboratory, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK; Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, Missouri; Oakes Ames Orchid Herbarium, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

Selby Gardens also considers its funders partners, including Gulf Coast Community Foundation, Community Foundation of Sarasota County, William and Marie Selby Foundation, Tourist Development Council of Sarasota County, Woman's Exchange, Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, and others. Selby Gardens also partners with local media organizations, including: the Observer Group, Sarasota Magazine, WFLA TV, ABC-7, SNN-6, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, and SRQ Magazine.
American Association of Museums - Member1997
American Society of Plant Taxonomists
Arts & Cultural Alliance of Sarasota
Association for Tropical Biology
Botanical Society of America
Florida Association of Museums
International Association of Plant Taxonomy
Science and Environmental Council of Sarasota County
Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections
External Assessments and Accreditations
American Association of Museums - 10 Year Accreditation2017
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of ExcellenceTripAdvisor2015
Ten Top Botanical Gardens in United StatesCoastal Living
Arts Organization of the YearSarasota Chamber of Commerce
Number One Garden in FloridaFlorida Monthly Magazine readers
Number One of the Top Ten “Must Do’s in Sarasota”Sarasota Magazine
Risk Management Provisions
Commercial General Insurance
Commercial General Liability
Commercial General Liability and D and O and Umbrella or Excess and Automobile and Professional
Computer Equipment and Software
Directors and Officers Policy
Employee Benefits Liability
Employee Dishonesty
Employment Practices Liability
Exhibit Liability
Fiduciary Liability
General Property Coverage
General Property Coverage and Professional Liability
Improper Sexual Conduct/Sexual Abuse
Life Insurance
Medical Health Insurance
Property in Transit and Off Premises
Risk Management Provisions
Special Event Liability
Umbrella or Excess Insurance
Workers Compensation and Employers' Liability
Workplace Violence
Accident and Injury Coverage
Automobile Insurance
Automobile Insurance and Umbrella or Excess Insurance
Blanket Personal Property
Business Income
Fine Arts and Collectibles
Inland Marine and Mobile Equipment
Internet Liability Insurance
Disability Insurance
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan Yes
Strategic Plan Years
Strategic Plan Adopted 0
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures Yes
Multi-Media Comments by Organization More videos about Selby Gardens are available on our YouTube Channel:
Other Documents
Board Chair
Board Chair Michael J. Wilson Esq.
Company Affiliation Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen
Board Term Sept 2017 to Aug 2019
Board Chair Email
Board Members
Board Members
Ms. J. Allison Archbold EsquireFergeson Skipper, Shaw, Keyser, Baron & Tirabassi
Mrs. Beverly Bartner Broadway Theatrical Producer
Andrew M. Economos Ph.D.Retired Software Company Founder
Mrs. Jean Weidner Goldstein Community Volunteer
Ms. Teri A Hansen The Charles and Margery Barancik Foundation
Ms. Pauline Wamsler Joerger Community Volunteer
Dr. Carlyle Luer Retired Physician and Amateur Orchidologist
Mrs. Katherine A. Martucci Community Volunteer
Mr. Daniel M. McDonald STAR Leadership Program
Mr. O. Wayne Rollins Black Bird Home Galleries
Ms. Jennifer O. Rominiecki President and CEO, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
Mrs. Sharyn Weiner Community Volunteer
Mr. Michael Wilson EsquireWilliams, Parker, Harrison, Dietz & Getzen
Mr. Arthur M. Wood Jr.Northern Trust Bank - Retired CEO
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 14
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 6
Female 8
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 7
Board Meeting Attendance % 79
Board Self-Evaluation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 30
Standing Committees
Board Governance
Program / Program Planning
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Start Month July
Fiscal Year Start Day 01
Fiscal Year Begins 2017
Fiscal Year End Month June
Fiscal Year End Day 30
Fiscal Year Ends 2018
Projected Revenue $6,450,057.00
Projected Expenses $6,045,881.00
Total Projected Revenue includes "in-kind" contributions/ donations Yes
Organization has Endowment Yes
Endowment Value $2,400,000.00
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage
Endowment Spending Policy % 5
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign No
Anticipate Campaign within 5 years? Yes
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
Historical Financial Review
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201720162015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$188,862$188,788$684,700
Individual Contributions$2,061,489$1,735,333$1,723,084
Investment Income, Net of Losses$319,782$67,095$56,490
Membership Dues$1,174,920$918,334$789,168
Special Events$689,752$734,976$666,844
Revenue In-Kind$211,558$110,757$190,253
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$4,538,599$3,543,831$3,301,551
Administration Expense$752,707$656,052$614,695
Fundraising Expense$692,104$552,840$630,888
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.141.111.21
Program Expense/Total Expenses76%75%73%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue22%21%21%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$15,066,138$13,215,126$12,631,108
Current Assets$4,847,886$3,529,652$3,306,882
Long-Term Liabilities$509,730$73,474$644,686
Current Liabilities$1,932,139$1,359,476$644,244
Total Net Assets$12,624,269$11,782,176$11,342,178
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $2,061,489Contributions, gifts, grants $1,735,333Contributions, gifts, grants $1,723,084
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountAdmissions $1,587,590Admissions $1,149,350Admissions $1,098,792
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountMembership Dues $1,174,920Membership Dues $918,334Membership Dues $789,168
CEO/Executive Director Compensation N/A
Tax Credits No
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities2.512.605.13
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets3%1%5%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Foundation
Financial figures taken from IRS Form 990s. 990 and audit are reconciled.   Financial information for TY 2017 taken solely from the audited financial statements as the Federal tax return was not available at time of review.
Nonprofit Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Inc.
Address 811 S. Palm Avenue
Sarasota, FL 7726
Phone 941 366-5731

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