LETTER FROM FOUNDER + CHAIRMEN
The Cultural Landscape Foundation (CLF) experienced tremendous maturation in 2002. With the completion of the first site in our Cultural Landscapes as Classrooms series and the release of the Landslide endangered landscapes website, TCLF captured national attention for melding artistic and environmental concerns which are frequently overlooked by the media. Please visit the sections of this report entitled Educational Programs and Exhibitions for further details.
TCLF participated in numerous conferences and seminars throughout the year all across the country, from Santa Barbara to Chicago to New York City. We also had the pleasure to host or attend several special events, including TCLF’s first Awards for Stewardship ceremony that was held in Louisville in June. These exciting events were photo documented and can be viewed in the Seminars and Special Events sections of this report.
In addition to programmatic expansions, TCLF is pleased with the financial growth experienced in 2002. With generous gifts contributed by foundations, corporations, and individuals, TCLF posted its highest yearly revenue since its inception in 1998. Thank you to all of the people who helped make 2002 a success for TCLF and its ever-growing programs.
TCLF is poised on the precipice of another productive year with the beginning of production of the next two sites for the Cultural Landscapes as Classrooms series, as well as our expanded and interactive new website. It is our hope that TCLF will continue to attract attention and educate future stewards about the need for better protection and preservation of America’s landscape legacy.
Charles A. Birnbaum, FASLA, Founder
Jo Ann Nathan, Co-Chairman
Behula Shah, Co-Chairman
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