IWF Georgia Event Registration
Atlanta Botanical Garden Member Reception & Tour:
Thursday, June 3rd, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Join IWF Georgia Members for an outdoor in person reception hosted by Mary Pat Matheson, CEO of the Atlanta Botanical Garden on June 3rd from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm. Guests will have a chance to reconnect together in an outdoor environment, hear from Mary Pat on the challenges the Garden faced in 2020 as well as what is in store for the future. You are welcome to come early for a self-guided tour of the Garden as well as stay after the reception to enjoy their event, "Cocktails in the Garden".
Passed hors d'oeuvres, wine/beer and non-alchoholic beverages will be provided along with complimentary Garden admission. Parking is self-paid.
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Reception in the Robinson Gazebo
*Gazebo is a covered area in case of rain
About Our Host:
Mary Pat Matheson, CEO, Atlanta Botanical Garden Since 2002, Matheson has directed all operations for the 30-acre public garden, and under her leadership, the nonprofit organization has actively expanded fund-raising, education, marketing, business administration, horticulture and conservation efforts with a rapidly growing membership base of more than 40,000.
Additionally, she is responsible for the development of the Atlanta Botanical Garden, Gainesville, a 185-acre public garden in Gainesville, Georgia. She also was the driving force behind a $55 million capital campaign completed in 2012 that enabled the Garden to expand, doubling its size to 30 acres with a new Visitor Center, SAGE Parking Facility, Canopy Walk and Edible Garden.
Currently, she is concluding a $53 million capital campaign, launched in 2014, that has supported the development of additional gardens, expanded facilities, a full-service restaurant and a renovated children’s garden.
The meteoric growth in Garden attendance over 16 years has enabled it to reach larger and broader audiences for its mission in educating the public about its plant and animal conservation efforts. Matheson was named one of 14 Women of Excellence by Business to Business magazine, 2005 Professional of the Year by the American Horticultural Society and the Lexus Leader of the Arts by Public Broadcasting Atlanta.
She is a past president of the American Public Gardens Association and has served on the board of directors for the Midtown Alliance, the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau Cultural Tourism Committee, and the International Woman’s Forum.
Before joining the Garden, Matheson was Executive Director of the Red Butte Garden and Arboretum in Salt Lake City. Originally a horticulturist, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Resource Management & Park Planning and an Executive Masters degree in Public Administration from the University of Utah.
Save the Date!
June through August – Casual cocktail gatherings for members
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Spring Member Dine Arounds
Sunday, April 11, 5 pm - 7 pm and Tuesday, April 13, 6:30 pm - 8 pm
Tuesday, May 18th, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
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IWF Global Conferences:
March 18 – 25, 2021:
IWF Cornerstone Conference, Virtual
(Postponed to 2025). September 29 – October 1, 2021: IWF World Leadership Conference, Seattle, Washington
May 18 – May 20, 2022:
IWF Cornerstone Conference, Santiago, Chile
November 2 – November 4, 2022:
IWF World Leadership Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada
October 4 – October 6, 2023:
IWF World Leadership Conference, Detroit, Michigan
May 15 – May 17, 2024:
IWF World Leadership Conference, New York, New York