Benjamin F. Lenhardt, Jr.

Honorary Member, Board of Trustees at Shedd Aquarium Society

Benjamin F. Lenhardt, Jr.

Benjamin F. Lenhardt, Jr.

Honorary Member, Board of Trustees at Shedd Aquarium Society

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Director at Chicago Botanic Garden

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Executive Vice President, Finance & Administration & Chief Financial Officer at Chicago Botanic Garden

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President & Chief Executive Officer at The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

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Senior Vice President & General Counsel at W.W. Grainger, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Catholic Investment Services, Inc.

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Director, Vice Chairman-Finance & Investment at Chicago Botanic Garden

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Shedd Aquarium Society

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Former News Director at WFTV

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Life Member, Board of Trustees at Rush University Medical Center

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Trustee at Lincoln Park Zoo

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Benjamin F. Lenhardt, Jr.
Honorary Member, Board of Trustees at Shedd Aquarium Society
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Chairman Emeritus, Board of Directors
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The Garden Conservancy saves and shares outstanding American gardens for the education and inspiration of the public.The Garden Conservancy works to: • Preserve gardens by partnering with gardeners, communities, horticulturists, garden designers, and historians • Share distinctive gardens and ideas with the public through Open Days and other educational programs • Champion the vital role gardens play in our culture, our history, and our quality of life

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The mission of the Chicago Botanic Garden is to promote the enjoyment, understanding, and conservation of plants and the natural world. The Garden continues to strive to meet the lofty goals set more than a century ago. The Chicago Botanic Garden, with its world-renowned plant collections and displays, is one of the country's most visited public gardens and a preeminent center for learning and scientific research. The 385-acre Garden features 26 display gardens and four natural areas, uniquely situated on nine islands surrounded by lakes. HISTORY The Chicago Horticultural Society was founded in 1890. At its heart was the understanding that the city of Chicago was incorporated with the Latin words Urbs in Horto, meaning "city in a garden." The Society hosted nationally recognized flower and horticultural shows from its beginning. Information on the first show the new Society hosted is lost to history, but records archived at the Chicago Botanic Garden confirm the second show was held in the autumn of 1892 at the Regiment Armory, possibly at 1542 South Michigan Avenue, where a new armory opened in 1890. With two successful annual shows behind them, the Society next hosted the World’s Columbian Exposition Chrysanthemum Show, held in conjunction with the world’s fair in the autumn of 1893, at the newly built and just-opened Art Institute of Chicago. After a period of inactivity, the Chicago Horticultural Society was restarted in 1943. In 1962, modern history begins when the Society agreed to help create and manage a new public garden. With the groundbreaking for the Garden in 1965 and its opening in 1972, the Society created a permanent site on which to carry out its mission. The mission encompasses three important components: collections, education, and research. In 2012, the Chicago Botanic Garden celebrated its 40th anniversary. In looking back over the Garden's growth since 1972, Garden staff, members, and visitors could appreciate the remarkable changes that had taken place. The 40th anniversary website included a timeline of significant events, historical photos, and opportunities for community members to share their experiences at the Garden

Honorary Member, Board of Trustees
Current

Shedd Aquarium (formally the John G. Shedd Aquarium) is an indoor public aquarium in Chicago, Illinois in the United States that opened on May 30, 1930. The aquarium contains over 25,000 fish, and was for some time the largest indoor aquarium in the world with 5,000,000 US gallons (19,000,000 l; 4,200,000 imp gal) of water. Shedd Aquarium was the first inland aquarium with a permanent saltwater fish collection. It is surrounded by Museum Campus Chicago, which it shares with the Adler Planetarium and the Field Museum of Natural History. The aquarium has 2 million annual visitors; it was the most visited aquarium in the U.S. in 2005, and in 2007, it surpassed the Field Museum as the most popular cultural attraction in Chicago. It contains 1500 species including fish, marine mammals, birds, snakes, amphibians, and insects. The aquarium received awards for best exhibit from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) for Seahorse Symphony in 1999, Amazon Rising in 2001, and Wild Reef in 2004.

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$20K +
2015

The Garden Conservancy saves and shares outstanding American gardens for the education and inspiration of the public.The Garden Conservancy works to: • Preserve gardens by partnering with gardeners, communities, horticulturists, garden designers, and historians • Share distinctive gardens and ideas with the public through Open Days and other educational programs • Champion the vital role gardens play in our culture, our history, and our quality of life

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2015

Shedd Aquarium (formally the John G. Shedd Aquarium) is an indoor public aquarium in Chicago, Illinois in the United States that opened on May 30, 1930. The aquarium contains over 25,000 fish, and was for some time the largest indoor aquarium in the world with 5,000,000 US gallons (19,000,000 l; 4,200,000 imp gal) of water. Shedd Aquarium was the first inland aquarium with a permanent saltwater fish collection. It is surrounded by Museum Campus Chicago, which it shares with the Adler Planetarium and the Field Museum of Natural History. The aquarium has 2 million annual visitors; it was the most visited aquarium in the U.S. in 2005, and in 2007, it surpassed the Field Museum as the most popular cultural attraction in Chicago. It contains 1500 species including fish, marine mammals, birds, snakes, amphibians, and insects. The aquarium received awards for best exhibit from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) for Seahorse Symphony in 1999, Amazon Rising in 2001, and Wild Reef in 2004.

$20K +
2014

The Garden Conservancy saves and shares outstanding American gardens for the education and inspiration of the public.The Garden Conservancy works to: • Preserve gardens by partnering with gardeners, communities, horticulturists, garden designers, and historians • Share distinctive gardens and ideas with the public through Open Days and other educational programs • Champion the vital role gardens play in our culture, our history, and our quality of life

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