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 authoritategically 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 launchign 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 Ms. Emily A. Walsh
Board Chair Affiliation The Observer Group
General Info
Organization DBA
Selby Gardens
Supported Organization
Former Names
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
IRS Letter of Determination
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $3,770,116.00
Projected Expenses $3,772,810.00
Other Documents
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 celebrating the 40th Anniversary of opening to the public on July 7, 1975 with a yearlong series of engaging new programs under the leadership of new President and CEO Jennifer O. Rominiecki.

The 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 3,400 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
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Environment
Secondary Org Type Arts,Culture & Humanities
Tertiary Org Type Science & Technology
Botany, Gardens, Rainforests, Conservation, Research, Education, plants, children, botany, environment, orchids, bromeliads, gesneriads,
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


Nestled on 15 verdant, bayfront acres in downtown Sarasota, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is an open-air and under-glass museum of colorful and exotic plants. Selby Gardens provides a beautiful escape, a place to celebrate, reflect, learn, and be inspired.

Explore a variety of gardens, including the Ann Goldstein Children's Rainforest Garden, towering Bamboo Grove, Succulent Garden, Bonsai Display, Tropical Fruit Garden, Fern Garden, Native Florida Plants, Mangrove Forest, and trees dripping with orchids, bromeliads, ferns, and other epiphytic plants.

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 Tropical Conservatory with its lush, rainforest atmosphere.

Visitors also enjoy two historic homes: the Selby House, home to the Café and to Kids Corner; and the Christy Payne House, also known Museum of Botany & the Arts, which offers a variety of 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 2014, Selby Gardens will:


  1. Refine and expand the program of Conservatory exhibitions begun in 2013, adding a second exhibition
  2. Work with the Education Department to carry the interpretive model developed in the Children’s Rainforest Garden into the Tidal Lagoon, adding new displays, signage, and other plant-related interpretation
  3. Complete plantings in Succulent Garden and reopen the display to the public
  4. Complete replanting native Florida plants along Sarasota Bay and add interpretive elements in preparation for the 2014/15 program year, themed “Fantastic Florida!”
  5. Use survey data measuring guests’ satisfaction with their visit to improve horticultural aspects of the visitor experience


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 well being.
  3. Selby Gardens will be regarded as one of the best gardens of its size in the nation.
  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:


  1. Monitoring attendance and membership numbers (surveys indicate most visitors come to the Gardens for pleasure, and their likelihood of returning or joining is influenced by the beauty of plant displays)
  2. Using visitor feedback obtained through surveys
  3. Measuring the number and quality of new or enhanced displays and interpretive programs created by horticulturists
  4. Tracking service to institutions including other gardens, universities, plant societies, and organizations specializing in conservation of the world’s biodiversity (because they are charged with maintaining extremely 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 2013, Horticulturists and Selby Gardens:


  1. Opened the Ann Goldstein Children’s Rainforest Garden and planted some 150 plant pockets within the new garden
  2. Created or renovated plant displays including Gems of the Rainforest, the Bromeliad Tree, and four others
  3. Opened the donor-funded Elder Garden. Betsy Elder, in whose honor the Elder Garden was created, notes, “It’s the highlight of our visits to Selby Gardens. It makes me smile!”
  4. Conducted tours for Royal Horticulture Society, Bromeliad Society International, New York Botanical Gardens, International Aroid Society and other influential groups
  5. Participated in collecting trips to Costa Rica and Gemini Botanical Gardens, Manalapan, FL
  6. Conducted trainings and lectures including three horticulture classes
  7. Received American Orchid Society Judges Commendation and AOS Best Miniature of Show award
  8. Welcomed more than 140,000 visitors and increased membership to 8,000+ households
  9. 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; 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 Rainforest Friends and 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, from an overview of Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay to reports on a recent research expedition or an update on our molecular lab. Visitors also learn through exhibitions in the Museum of Botany & the Arts and the Selby House.

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 2014, 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
  2. Refine interpretation in the Ann Goldstein Children’s Rainforest Garden as we observe how daily visitors, program attendees, and school visitors interact with and use the new display
  3. Extend interpretive methods that are successful in the Children’s Rainforest into other areas of Selby Gardens
  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, 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 2013, Selby Gardens Education Department:


  1. Served some 3,400 field trip visitors, more than one-third of them from Title I schools or nonprofits serving underserved children
  2. Mounted 9 art exhibitions, including two (Florida Fantastica and Tropical Splendor) created for and inspired by Selby Gardens
  3. Served more than 500 people who attended 8 lectures
  4. Oversaw development of new curriculum for every grade level, based on Florida and National Core Curriculum education standards, for the Ann Goldstein Children’s Rainforest Garden
  5. Won an award for posting the most new explorations on the Field Trip website for teachers, EdExplore SRQ
  6. Conducted 9 training sessions for volunteers, staff, and others
  7. Strengthened the Gardens’ docent, tour, and class programs



Botanical studies take Selby Gardens’ scientists around the world to conduct programs of inventory and classification, with the goal of conserving plants and their natural habitats. With more than 200 expeditions conducted over four decades, Selby Gardens’ botanists have discovered or described as new for science more than 2,000 plant species and added thousands more new distribution records which form the basis of our knowledge of plant diversity and distribution. Countries well-represented in our collections include Belize, Costa Rica, Panama, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia.

Selby botanists are accomplished field researchers and taxonomists (the discipline of classifying and naming plants). They continue to broaden the Gardens’ collections, collaborate with a worldwide network of scientists, and share their expertise through presentations, articles, conferences, and a juried scientific journal (Selbyana). Selby’s Botany department is highly regarded by peers.

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 2014, Selby botanists will:


  1. Describe at least five new species for science
  2. Participate in at least one research expedition
  3. Participate in botanical inventory within the state of Florida
  4. Add 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
  6. Deliver at least five lectures or other presentations outside Selby Gardens
  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
  3. Number of items accessioned to the Gardens collections, including the Living Collection, Preserved Collections, Research Library, and other information stores
  4. Number of expeditions in which Selby Gardens Botany staff participate


Program Success Examples

In 2013, Botany staff:

  1.  Presented 20 lectures/presentations in Florida, California, Costa Rica, and Singapore to over 1140 individuals
  2. Described 10 new species of orchid for science in Harvard Papers in Botany
  3. Published two issues of the juried scientific journal, Selbyana
  4. Supervised one intern and two graduate students from Brazil
  5. Were featured in two documentaries on the Sarasota Education Channel
  6. Co-taught a course at the prestigious Organization for Tropical Studies in Costa Rica
  7. Conducted field research in Florida, Costa Rica, and Brazil. Work in Florida includes botanical inventory of environmentally sensitive lands and re-establishment and augmentation of several rare plant species. In Costa Rica, botanists are conducting inventories of the Coastal Range in southwestern Costa Rica and training staff from a wildlife refuge on basic botanical techniques. 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

Program Comments by Foundation
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 Director of Events
Grace Carlson Marketing Director
Bruce Holst Director of Research and Collections
Ms. Emily Chalker Lane Director of Institutional Advancement
Ann Logan Chief Development Officer
Ms. Carol Ann Malinowski Chief Financial Officer and Interim Chief Operating Officer
Mike McLaughlin Director of Horticulture
Jeannie Hendrick Perales Director of Education
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 31
Part Time Staff 12
Staff Retention Rate % 91
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 5
Volunteers 924
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 Society of Plant Taxonomists
Association for Tropical Biology
Botanical Society of America
International Association of Plant Taxonomy
Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections
American Association of Museums - Member
Florida Association of Museums
External Assessments and Accreditations
American Association of Museums - 10 Year Accreditation
Awards & Recognition
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 No
Strategic Plan Years 3
Strategic Plan Adopted June 2010
Management Succession Plan No
Policies and Procedures Yes
Continuity of Operations Plan Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Management Comments by Organization
Management Comments by Foundation
Board Chair
Board Chair Ms. Emily A. Walsh
Company Affiliation The Observer Group
Board Term Sept 2015 to Aug 2017
Board Chair Email
Board Members
Board Members
Ms. J. Allison Archbold Fergeson Skipper, Shaw, Keyser, Baron & Tirabassi
Dr. Kelvin Cooper Ph.D., C.Chem., MRSERetired - Pfizer, Inc.
Mr. Steve Hazeltine Hazeltine Nurseries
Ms. Pauline W. Joerger Community Volunteer
Ms. Nora Johnson Michael Saunders & Company
Ms. Cathy Layton Layton and Company
Dr. Carlyle Luer Retired Physician and Amateur Orchidologist
Mr. Thomas Luzier EsquireDunlap & Moran, P.A.
Ms. Marina Mazzarantani Community Youth Development
Mr. Sanford Rederer Aviation Planning & Finance
Mr. O. Wayne Rollins Black Bird Home Galleries
Ms. Michael Saunders Micheal Saunders Realty Company
Dr. Laurey Stryker Education Consultant
Ms. Emily Walsh The Observer Groups
Mrs. Sharyn Weiner Community Volunteer
Mr. Michael Wilson Williams, Parker, Harrison, Dietz & Getzen
Mr. Arthur M. Wood Jr.Northern Trust Bank - Retired CEO
Student serving on the board through Community Youth Development? Yes
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 16
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 8
Female 8
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Board Meeting Attendance % 79
Board Self-Evaluation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 30
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Standing Committees
Board Governance
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Program / Program Planning
Governance Comments by Organization
Governance Comments by Foundation
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2015
Fiscal Year Ends 2016
Projected Revenue $3,770,116.00
Projected Expenses $3,772,810.00
Endowment Value $2,400,000.00
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage
Endowment Spending Policy % 5
Capital Campaign
In a Capital Campaign No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
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 Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$684,700$10,500$117,742
Individual Contributions$1,723,084$1,021,007$1,642,007
Investment Income, Net of Losses$56,490$76,204$121,592
Membership Dues$789,168$726,311$605,763
Special Events$666,844$623,793$467,424
Revenue In-Kind$190,253$179,329$225,278
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$3,301,551$2,654,119$2,367,922
Administration Expense$614,695$459,749$402,443
Fundraising Expense$630,888$530,478$405,045
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.211.171.51
Program Expense/Total Expenses73%73%75%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue21%26%14%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$12,631,108$11,877,137$11,214,064
Current Assets$3,306,882$2,958,748$3,489,571
Long-Term Liabilities$644,686$679,577$715,223
Current Liabilities$644,244$811,908$998,939
Total Net Assets$11,342,178$10,385,652$9,499,902
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $1,723,084Contributions, gifts, grants $1,021,007Contributions, gifts, grants $2,282,972
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountAdmissions $1,098,792Admissions $997,427Admissions $818,230
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountMembership Dues $789,168Membership Dues $726,311Membership Dues $605,763
CEO/Executive Director Compensation N/A
Co-CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits No
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities5.133.643.49
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets5%6%6%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization
Financial Comments by Foundation
Financial figures taken from IRS Form 990s. 990 and audit are reconciled. 
Nonprofit Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Inc.
Address 811 S. Palm Avenue
Sarasota, FL 342367726
Primary Phone 941 366-5731

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