Faculty Advisor

Manzari, H.J. J.

Faculty Advisor

Vernon-Gerstenfeld, Susan


This report was prepared for the Lankester Botanical Garden over the period of time between March 11 and July 1, 2003. We have conducted a study of the various ways by which Lankester can increase human as well as monetary means of resources. We have researched grant organizations, investigated various foundations that have experienced obtaining funding and donations, and examined the procedures and laws for establishing a foundation. Using the data collected in the project, we have formulated several recommendations that the garden should follow in order to obtain a consistent influx of resources. These recommendations included creation of a "Friends of Lankester" society, establishment of a United States-based foundation, and pursuit of grant sources around the world.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2003

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs