Our mission is to engage a diverse audience by presenting Japanese cultural experiences that educate & inspire.
The vision of the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens is:
- To be a leading destination for experiencing Japanese culture outside of Japan;
- To present opportunities for transformative personal experiences;
- To be a leader in community engagement operating as a public-private partnership.
Celia Turner Zahringer,
Christine T. Carton,
First Vice President
Second Vice President
Christine T. Carton
Paul Connell (ex officio)
Janice D. Florin
June A. Gelb
Norma C. Geller
Leslie C. Gross
Cristina O. Montana
Andrew M. Saidel
Celia T. Zahringer
Bonnie White LeMay, Director
To provide authentic Japanese cultural experiences that entertain, educate and inspire.
Palm Beach County Commissioners
Paulette Burdick, Mayor
Melissa McKinlay, Vice Mayor
Mary Lou Berger
Hal R. Valeche
Steven L. Abrams
Palm Beach County Executive Staff
Verdenia C. Baker, County Administrator
Jon Van Arnam, Deputy County Administrator
Nancy L. Bolton, Assistant County Administrator
Todd J. Bonlarron, Assistant County Administrator
Shannon R. LaRocque, P.E., Assistant County Administrator
Faye W. Outlaw, Assitant County Administrator
Eric Call, Director of Parks & Recreation
Committee Meeting Schedules
All dates and times are subject to change and Committee Meetings are set by the chairperson of each committee. If you plan to attend a meeting, please call ahead (561-233-1348) to confirm date, time, and exact location.
Regular meetings of the Board of Trustees shall be held at 4:30 on the third Thursday of each month at the Museum, unless otherwise noticed.
The President may, from time to time, call a Special Meeting of the Board at his or her discretion.
*May 11 (note date change)
July 20 (budget workshop)
September 14 (note date change due to Rosh Hashanah)
December 14 (Meeting will begin at 4 p.m., holiday social at 5 p.m.)
The Committee on Collections will meet on an as needed basis. The Development, Membership and Special Events Committee meetings are held on the 2nd Friday of the month at 11:30am.
The Education Program & Cultural Events Committee will meet on an as-needed basis.
The Executive and Reaccreditation Committee will meet on an as needed basis.
The Facilities Committee meetings are held on the 2nd Friday of the month at 9:00am.
The Governance & Scholarship Committee meetings are held on an as needed basis. The Finance, Budget, and Endowment Committee meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 3:30pm.
The Bonsai Garden Committee meeting will be held on the 2nd Friday of the month at 9:00am.