A three-year giving society

The Lady Bird Society is a growing circle of individuals and companies dedicated to continuing the vision of Lady Bird Johnson and the mission of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Society members sustain the work of the Center by pledging unrestricted annual gifts at one of three levels for three years or more, providing a stable source of funding for key programs and services.

Society Member Benefits

Members of the Lady Bird Johnson Society receive invitations to special events, recognition in Wildflower Center publications and so much more:

  • Free admission for two adults + children and grandchildren under 18
  • Free admission for six additional guests on each visit
  • Early admission and 20 percent discount at our biannual plant sales
  • Concierge service at the plant sales and from the Gift Store – call us with your order and we will assemble it to be picked up
  • 20 percent discounts on educational programs for children and adults
  • 20 percent discount at the Gift Store
  • Reciprocal privileges at more than 300 of North America’s top gardens
  • A complimentary subscription to Wildflower magazine
  • A Family-level membership to give as a gift
  • Recognition as members of the Lady Bird Society on the website, at special events and in Wildflower magazine
  • Biannual Wildflower Center email news updates from the executive director
  • Free admission for two to special events
  • A personal contact at the Center for all inquiries and needs

Additional Benefits

Redbud Circle – $2,500 – $9,999 per year for 3 years

All benefits above plus:

  • Insider Tour of the Center with a director-level staff member

Cedar Elm Circle – $10,000 – $24,999 per year for 3 years

All benefits above plus:

  • Insider Tour of the Center with the Executive Director

Live Oak Circle – $25,000 – $49,999 per year for 3 years

All benefits above plus:

  • Insider Tour and lunch at the Center with the Executive Director, or gift your experience to family and friends
  • One home garden or landscape consultation with a staff expert on your property (within Texas)

The Wildflower Center is conscientious about how your funds are spent. If you would like to waive your benefits to make your gift fully tax-deductible, you may indicate your preference to us. 

The Wildflower Center always recommends you speak with your financial advisor or tax expert especially when paying for membership with certain charitable giving methods. Some methods may not allow you to receive benefits.

How to Join

To join the Lady Bird Society:

1. Call or email:

Leslie Zachary
Director of Development
[email protected]

2. Download and complete the pledge form, and send via USPS with your first $2,500 payment to:

Terri Killen
Development Specialist
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
4801 La Crosse Avenue
Austin, TX 78739

3. Join online:

Go to the UT Austin giving page. Choose the Gift Area as “Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center” and the Sub Department as “Lady Bird Society.” Enter the total amount of your pledge into the Amount field ($7,500 to $150,000 depending on your level). Choose “Recurring Gift” as your Gift Type with the Frequency as “Annually.” Choose the duration of 3 years (or more if you prefer). Click continue and follow through to payment.

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Live Oak Circle

Jeanie and Thomas Carter
Colin Corgan
Luci Baines Johnson and Ian Turpin
Ann H. Moore*
Lynda and Chuck Robb

Cedar Elm Circle

Laura Beckworth
Kathryn Fuller/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Carolyn and Jack Long*
Ellen and Eric Petersen
James J. Truchard*

Redbud Circle

Dean Michelle Addington
Tara Armistead
Kim and William P. Bacon
Mary Ann and George Baker
Joseph E. Batson*
Ariane Beck and Eric Sebesta
Mary Hooper Bell
Amy Bishop
Ruthie and Gene Burrus
Eric Bustos
Steve Carothers and Vicki Reed
Lynn and Mason Carter
Chris and William Caudill*
Susan Conway and John Howell
Hester J. Currens
Germaine Curry and Borge Endresen
Carolyn and Tom Curtis
Kit and Carl Detering
Tyrrell Flawn
Karen and Warren Hayward
Suzanne and Steven Hesley
Jeffrey Howell*
Tommy Lee and Dawn Jones
Chris and Carole Bond Jordan*
Carol and Kelley Knutson
Sarah Westkaemper Lake
Sally and Dennis Loner
Julia Marsden
Thomas Mays, III and Orlando Zayas
Mary McKeown-Moak and Lynn Moak
Jean and James Murff
Alan Muskin
Overland Partners, Rick Archer
Nancy Perot and Rod Jones
Anne Neal “Dede” Petri
Camille and Richard Raycraft
Arthur Reis
Jennifer Robb
Celina Romero and Paul Williams
Jennifer and Luke Schneider
Wendy Serrell
Brian and Debra Jones Shivers
Alane and Doyle Simons
Ellen Temple*
Christine Ten Eyck and Gary Deaver
Alexander Tschursin
Mary and Roger Wallace
Marilyn Weber
Banford Weissmann
Matt and Peggy Winkler
Melinda Winn and Heather Bowman
David Yeomans

*Founding Member