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October 27, 2013

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October 27, 2013

Phipps Conservatory is one of the most loveliest gardens ever. After entering thru the LEED certified Welcome Center and viewing the Chihuly chandelier, you walk into another world, filled with all sorts of flowers and various plants from absolutely everywhere. For a volunteer, I don't consider this work @ all, but a wonderful garden oasis that brings delight to all who visit Phipps. The special flower shows throughout the seasons ensure a continuim of beautiful garden displays all year long. Indoors and outdoors, there's truly always something blooming in the gardens.
One of the newest features of Phipps is the Center for Sustainable Landscapes (CSL). Truly a showcare to the world that building & operating a green sustainable office building is achievable & architecturally beautiful. From the green roof to the sustainable landscaped hillside, Phipps extends it's commitment to living green by sharing the CSL with us & to all future generations. As a CSL docent, I get to share Phipps story of the CSL but als get to hear Phipps visitors green stories. Phipps is truly a world class organization, devoted to caring for all that is green (plants) & blue (our planet)!

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Help to make parking and/or transportation to Phipps more abundant and free! Phipps visitors need to 'feed the meters' causing some anxiety as they visit the greenhouse and/or get a parking ticket (ugh). Plust I'd encourage more music in the outdoor gardens, free for the community - another way to give back to the supporting community & to open the doors to new members!

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

October 9, 2013

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October 9, 2013

My husband and I have volunteered for Phipps for the last several years and are so proud to be even a small part of such a well-run organization whose positive influence has spanned generations. Phipps remains the "jewel of our city" for many reasons -- their many displays and events provide a wide variety for folks of all interests and ages -- toddlers to seniors -- and their attention to detail with all of these offerings transcends language. On even the greyest of days, we know we will be surrounded by beauty, interesting and accomplished folks but most especially an organization that makes you feel valuable and appreciated for even the smallest of contributions.

It was our original intent to contribute and feel good about that so imagine our utter surprise when we actually "got" more than we "gave". Thank you Phipps -- may your many success continue!!

Carmen N. Sapir
Grateful Volunteer

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Increase their global profile. The accolades I have heard from many visitors reinforces how proud we are of Phipps.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

April 28, 2010

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April 28, 2010

I had a very enjoyable evening greeting and directing guests as a volunteer for Phipps' recent collaboration with the Pittsburgh Opera. This was a unique event in which opera performances were held in the conservatory rooms. All the guests had a wonderful time.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

meeting the interesting variety of people who come to the conservatory every day.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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