An Emerald Evening
Honoring Janet Atkins
Janet’s years of dedication to the Emerald Necklace include service on the Conservancy Board; co-chairing Party in the Park, the Conservancy’s high-profile annual fundraiser; assisting in the restoration of the Kelleher Rose Garden and Fountain; launching the Olmsted Tree Society and Emerald Necklace Tree Inventory to ensure stewardship of trees in the Emerald Necklace; and introducing key initiatives to encourage new donor involvement in and support of the Conservancy. Janet brings strategic vision, wisdom and experience to all her work on behalf of the Conservancy and Boston’s parks, helping build organizational capacity and further the Conservancy’s mission, to restore and improve the Emerald Necklace for all.
We are grateful to benefit from Janet’s passion and commitment to our parks, and, in honor of Janet, all proceeds from ticket and sponsorship sales to An Emerald Evening will support the Conservancy’s ongoing work of tree care and capital improvements in the Emerald Necklace parks, education programs for youth and adults, year-round activities that engage the local public with these historic parks, and more.
An Emerald Evening will be held on November 8, 2018 at 6 pm at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The evening will include a reception and the awarding of the Olmsted Award of Excellence to our honored guest.
The Olmsted Award of Excellence
The Olmsted Award of Excellence is awarded biennially to an individual or organization who demonstrates an unwavering determination to carry out Frederick Law Olmsted’s vision and commitment to urban parks. The award was presented to park supporter and advocate, Sarah Freeman, in 2013, former Governor Michael Dukakis in 2014 and Emerald Necklace Conservancy Board President Ben Taylor in 2016.