Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Revenues Exceed Expenses for FY 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
media contact: Diane Creasy

dcreasy@selby.org
/ 941.366-5731 ext. 225

[September 08, 2011 — Sarasota, Florida]  Marie Selby Botanical Gardens announces positive financial performance.  Financial results for the organization’s fiscal year, ending June 30, 2011, resulted in a positive bottom line for the year. 

“Despite these economically challenging times, I am especially pleased to report our strong financial performance this year,” states Thomas Buchter, CEO of Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.  “I would like to thank staff, volunteers, donors, members, and our Board of Trustees.  We attribute these results to our commitment to mission, customer service, repositioning of our brand, and our change in marketing strategy emphasizing Selby as a cultural destination,” Buchter continues. 

This is the second year of strong cost management and revenue enhancements at Selby Gardens.  To learn more about all the new activities, events, what’s blooming in the Gardens, and other exciting enhancements, please visit www.selby.org.   

About Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is a leader in the display and study of orchids, bromeliads, gesneriads, epiphytes and tropical plants with a focus on botany, horticulture, and environmental education. For more information please visit www.selby.org

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, 900 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota, open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except Christmas, regular admission $17, Members and children 11 and under enter free, (941) 366-5731 or our website.
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