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Thanks to strong community support, Hat Day 2022 successfully raised $650,000 for our youth education and outreach programs—a record sum! 

Friday, May 6 was the 21st annual Les Chapeaux dans le Jardin, our celebration of camaraderie, community and philanthropy. This special event celebrates and supports Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Garden’s positive impact on thousands of children in our community—of all ages and backgrounds—through a diverse array of youth programs.

Our Hat Day sponsors and guests provide the critical funding to maintain these initiatives and build on their impact. We give a special thanks to 2022 Hat Day Co-Chairs Thomas Havens and Tina Skestos, who led one of the most memorable and successful Hat Days on record!

We hope you’ll join us for another wonderful Hat Day in 2023!

Thank You to Our Sponsors

2022 Ann Isaly Wolfe Award Honoree: DeeDee Glimcher DeeDee Glimcher’s dedication to Franklin Park Conservatory is rooted in a childhood love of nature and the desire to provide children with the same life-long connection to the beauty and wonder of the natural world. A background in landscape architecture has made DeeDee an invaluable volunteer, advisor and supporter of the Conservatory for more than two decades.

DeeDee’s lasting impact extends to arts and cultural organizations across Columbus, including leadership roles at the Columbus Metropolitan Library and the Greater Columbus Arts Council.

About the Ann Isaly Wolfe Award

The Ann Isaly Wolfe Award recognizes individuals who, through enduring service, leadership and financial support, have enabled the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens to take its place among the leading cultural institutions in Columbus. The award was created in 2004 and is given in honor of Ann Isaly Wolfe, a passionate and dedicated champion of the Conservatory.