Parkways Foundation Marks Unveiling of The Tiffany & Co. Foundation Celebration Garden September 2009
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Brenda Palm, Executive Director of Parkways Foundation, Fernanda Kellogg, President of The Tiffany & Co. Foundation, and Denise Stefan, Chairman of Parkways Foundation, at the Parkways Foundation 7th Annual Garden Party. © John Reilly
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On September 9, 2009, Parkways Foundation and The Chicago Park District unveiled The Tiffany & Co. Foundation Celebration Garden located in Grant Park, just south of Buckingham Fountain. This unveiling marked the seventh annual Parkways Foundation Garden Party, attended by 650 people including Foundation president Fernanda Kellogg and Chicago's First Lady, Maggie Daley. During the celebration, Parkways Foundation awarded The Tiffany & Co. Foundation the Jens Jensen Award, in recognition of those whose efforts have improved and enhanced life in Chicago.

The Tiffany & Co. Foundation awarded Parkways Foundation a $1.25 million grant in 2008 for the transformation of Grant Park's south rose garden into a formal garden and event space. This grant is a part of The Tiffany & Co. Foundation's urban parks program, furthering the Foundation's mission to positively impact the environment and local communities by beautifying urban parks through strategic design improvements. Parkways Foundation has created a successful model for the sustainable management of this garden: rental fees for The Tiffany & Co. Foundation Celebration Garden will go directly towards its maintenance.