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Marcia Stephenson Named DCH’s New Director of Advancement

Wilmington, DE – The Delaware Center for Horticulture (DCH) recently announced Marcia Stephenson as its new Director of Advancement. Stephenson, who will officially assume the role on October 1, has been with DCH for the past 16 years, most recently in the role of Member Donor Relations Manager. “We are thrilled to announce that Marcia Stephenson will be stepping into this vitally important role for the organization,” said Vikram Krishnamurthy, DCH’s Executive Director. “Marcia has long been one of the leading advocates for our mission. She is perfectly positioned with her knowledge of the organization and passion for her work to lead DCH’s fundraising efforts, given her talents and interests in philanthropic relationships, data-driven decisions, best practices, and the highest ethical standards.” As Member Donor Relations Manager, Stephenson has grown DCH’s membership and donor base and increased volunteer involvement throughout all aspects of the organization while managing major fundraising drives, including our Annual Appeals, and coordinating large-scale aspects of our Rare Plant Auction®. A well-known public face for the organization, she organizes trips and garden tours, obtains artists for DCH’s art gallery, manages facility rentals, and coordinated the Wilmington City Gardens Contest. Stephenson holds a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture with a minor in Art from the University of Delaware. Prior to moving to Delaware to return to school, she lived in Boston, Massachusetts where she worked as a sales representative for a film manufacturer in the printing industry. While living in Boston, she became interested in plants, gardening, and community beautification and cofounded the Evening Garden Club of West Roxbury, which began implementing community projects, garden tours, and speaking engagements. Enlightened by her garden club experience, Stephenson moved to Delaware to pursue her horticulture degree. She is married, has a stepdaughter and two Maine Coon cats, and tends a delightful garden around their home.
Category: Horticulture, Wedding Venue
The Delaware Center for Horticulture (DCH) cultivates greener communities by inspiring appreciation and improvement of the environment through horticulture, education, and conservation. Founded in 1977, the Center’s headquarters in Wilmington’s Trolley Square is an oasis in the city. The venue hosts many weddings and corporate events and includes a public demonstration garden that backs up to Brandywine Park, an art gallery, lecture hall, and a greenhouse. The DCH plants thousands of trees and leads regional projects to enhance Delaware’s urban forests; supports community gardens, urban farms, and school gardens; organizes city park improvement projects; beautifies Delaware’s roadsides with native vegetation; maintains the landscaping of many traffic medians and streetscapes; and provides educational programs for families and adults. Members of The DCH and more than 700 active volunteers come from Delaware and the surrounding region. Mission The Delaware Center for Horticulture cultivates a greener community by inspiring appreciation and improvement of the environment through horticulture, education, and conservation. Their work is focused on making Delaware a beautiful, healthy place to live, work and play. Their mission is important as they help people incorporate trees, parks, and gardens into the urban environment.
Beautiful venue for a wedding or another kind of celebration.
Kayla R. Jackson July 30, 2018, Facebook

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