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GWA Foundation


In 2002, the GWA launched the GWA Foundation as a 501(c)(3) charitable, educational organization. The GWA Foundation offers the Association a unique opportunity to expand its outreach to the industry and the public with special projects and activities funded through tax-free grants, gifts and donations.

The objectives of the GWA Foundation are to:

  • Provide public education on gardening, horticulture, and environmental issues.
  • Support GWA members by expanding education on career development.
  • Increase public awareness on a variety of gardening issues.
  • Conduct and publish statistical surveys of the gardening industry.
  • Gather and disseminate consumer research on gardening trends and attitudes, and
  • Seek to reduce hunger through expansion of public participation in the Plant a Row for the Hungry program.

GWA Foundation Board of Directors


President:                    Larry Hodgson
Vice President:            Kirk Brown
Secretary:                    Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp
Treasurer:                    Maria Zampini
Executive Director:      Robert C. LaGasse


Becky Heath
Jeff Lowenfels
Nan Sterman
Bill Thomas


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