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LAF Launches 50 & Forward Campaign

50forward-226The Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) has announced the public launch of its LAF: 50 & Forward Campaign with a $3.5 million minimum goal. This campaign coincides with LAF’s 50th anniversary, at a time when greater investment in landscape architecture research, scholarships, and leadership is critically needed.

LAF works to support the preservation, improvement and enhancement of the environment through research, scholarships, and leadership to increase our collective capacity to achieve sustainability.

The campaign will allow LAF to expand its existing programs for research and scholarships by increasing stipends to Case Study Investigation (CSI) teams, strategically enhancing the Landscape Performance Series, and endowing $20,000 in new awards to students. Additionally, LAF will create two new $25,000 long-term research grants, and $25,000 fellowships as part of a new leadership program for mid- and senior-level professionals.

Critical, early investment in the campaign was provided by way of 77 gifts from organizations and individuals. With $3.28 million already raised, LAF anticipates achieving and exceeding its goal, allowing the foundation to provide even more programming and investment for the landscape architecture profession.

We would like to thank the following donors for their early, leadership commitments to the LAF: 50 & Forward Campaign:


Jeanne Dawson Lalli


Landscape Forms
Landscape Structures
Sasaki Associates


Brightview and Brightview Design Group
Design Workshop
TBG Partners
Anonymous, in memory of Deb Mitchell
Joe Brown and Jacinta McCann
Mark and Doreen Dawson
Thomas C. and Gerry D. Donnelly
Kona Gray
James Manskey
Lucinda Reed Sanders
Phillip Arnold


Aquatic Design and Engineering
Burton Landscape Architecture Studio
Ruppert Landscape
SWA Group
D’Arcy and Diane Deeks
Barbara Deutsch
Jennifer Guthrie
Laura Solano


!melk landscape architecture & urban design
Gustafson Guthrie Nichol
James Corner Field Operations
PWP Landscape Architecture
Roman Fountains
Chip and Pat Crawford
Bob Evans
Kathleen Garcia
Eric Gilbert
Forster Ndubisi
Patrick Phillips

A full list of campaign donors can be found at:

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