Building Address: 4421 Beryl Road (show on map)
Building Abbreviation: AZH
Building Number: 446B
The Visitor Center was named in honor of Bobby G. Wilder for his many hours of volunteer service, years of financial commitment and very generous planned gifts. He is recognized as one of the Arboretum’s most treasured friends. He has been actively involved with the JC Raulston Arboretum since J. C. Raulston first thought of creating an arboretum 30+ years ago.
Bobby has generously made planned gifts – charitable gift annuities – to benefit the Arboretum. As part of his gifts, Bobby designated that two endowments be created to support the JCRA student internship program. One is the Jack R. Lamm JCRA Internship Endowment in memory of his life partner and dear friend of 43 years. The other is named the Bobby G. Wilder JCRA Internship Endowment. The second part of his gifts has created the Bobby G. Wilder and Jack R. Lamm Horticultural Scholarship Endowment.