The Tiffany & Co. Foundation Announces Grants to Restore and Beautify Urban Environments September 2008
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Celebration Garden Groundbreaking in Chicago's Grant Park © Barry Brecheisen Photography
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Hermann Park Conservancy Grant Announcement in Houston © Rajat Chopra: Silver Crystal Studios

In support of its mission to preserve the natural heritage that distinguishes great urban centers, The Tiffany & Co. Foundation announced grants on September 25, 2008 to three organizations—Hermann Park Conservancy in Houston, Parkways Foundation in Chicago, and The Vizcayans in Miami—for the restoration of parks and gardens in their individual cities, totaling $2,750,000. These grants expand the Foundation's urban parks program that originated with support for New York City's parks through the Battery Conservancy and Friends of the High Line and now includes parks in other major cities, as well.

Hermann Park Conservancy receives a grant for The Tiffany & Co. Foundation Bridge at the newly redesigned Lake Plaza in Hermann Park. Parkways Foundation receives a grant for the creation of The Tiffany & Co. Foundation Celebration Garden in Chicago's Grant Park. The Vizcayans, on behalf of Vizcaya Museum and Gardens in Miami, receives a grant for the restoration of the Sutri Fountain and the garden in which it resides.

Maggie Daley, First Lady of Chicago, and Fernanda Kellogg, President of The Tiffany & Co. Foundation, joined Brenda Palm and Denise Stefan from the Parkways Foundation, at the Groundbreaking Ceremony in Chicago.(top photo)

Laurie Olin, Hermann Park Master Planner, and Fernanda Kellogg, President of The Tiffany & Co. Foundation, joined Doreen Stoller and Sanford Criner from Hermann Park Conservancy in celebrating the grant and the restoration of Hermann Park (bottom photo)