News & Events | Past Events

LAF 27th Annual Benefit

2012 Annual Benefit2012 Annual Benefit2012 Annual Benefit2012 Annual Benefit2012 Annual Benefit2012 Annual Benefit

Sonoran Celebration


Friday, Sept 28, 2012


Phoenix Art Museum
1625 N. Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ


Thank you to all who attended and to our generous Annual Benefit sponsors. Your support helped raise critical funds for two of LAF’s signature programs: the Olmsted Scholars Program and the Landscape Performance Series.


For additional photos from the event, visit photographer’s Photo Gallery or LAF’s Flickr Photostream.

LAF’s 27th Annual Benefit was held on Sept 28, 2012 at the Phoenix Art Museum. With over 300 guests and 22 generous sponsors, the benefit was our most successful to date, raising over $160,000 to support LAF’s research and scholarship programs.

Guests enjoyed cocktails, fine food, unique art, and live entertainment while helping celebrate the 5th year of LAF’s acclaimed Olmsted Scholars Program. To mark the occasion, LAF announced that starting in 2013 the program will include a separate $15,000 award for undergraduates. 

The event also included a certificate ceremony for the 2012 Olmsted Scholars, recognition of the 2012 CSI Research Fellows, and a preview of new initiatives that LAF will launch as part of the Landscape Performance Series in 2013 and beyond.

LAF was honored to have John Deere Landscapes as the Annual Benefit’s Lead Sponsor, along with 21 other sponsors whose financial and in-kind support made the event such a success.


Thanks to our Lead Sponsor: