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by Barbara Deutsch, Executive Director, LAF
When I think about the unbelievable gift from Clarence and Ruth Roy to LAF, and to all of us actually, I think about the little bells ringing at the end of “It’s a Wonderful Life” when we learn that Clarence, George’s Guardian Angel, has finally gotten his wings.
I think how lucky we are to have of Clarence (and Ruth) Roy as our special guardian angels at this time, ensuring that our work is done to make an important contribution to the profession and the environment.
I think it is safe to say that without the Roy Funds, LAF’s new Landscape Performance Series would be just a series of PDFs at this point. Now we have an interactive, dynamic infrastructure in place to deliver the multi-media value we’ve been able to create for the profession, as well as for those outside the profession who are also working to achieve sustainability and make a difference.
I am curious to learn more about our angels Clarence and Ruth Roy, not having had the honor of meeting them. Deb Mitchell, Senior Vice President at JJR tells us a little bit about them in her interview, but for those of you who knew them, we’d love to hear from you and appreciate you sharing your thoughts and memories of these remarkable people!
Check out the first six videos in our new Conversations with Leaders in Landscape initiative. These videos kick off the Landscape Performance Series and feature 21distinguished leaders in the profession discussing landscape performance and sustainability.
LAF sends special thanks to AHBE Landscape Architects for their editing and technical support services, and to HOK and Landscape Forms for their help in filming the interviews.
We’ll be collecting footage for future videos at our Expo Hall Booth (#2155) during the ASLA Annual Meeting Sept 10-13 in Washington, DC. Stop by to share your insights and stay tuned for more videos.