Staff & Board of Trustees

Staff

General Inquiries

Cornell Cafe

  • (561) 233-1366

Curatorial

Donations

DONATING TO OUR COLLECTION
Thank you for your interest in donating objects to the permanent collection of the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens. The Museum is not accepting donations to the collection at this time. This moratorium is in effect until the end of February 2023. Please check back periodically for updates and donation guidelines.

Education

Private Events/Facility Rentals

Finance

Marketing

Membership

Museum Store

  • General Inquiries – (561) 233-1312
  • Director of Retail Operations – Susan Keller | skeller@pbcgov.org

Sponsorship

Volunteer & Docent Information

Board of Trustees

Palm Beach County and the Board of Trustees of Morikami, Inc. have been partners in bringing Morikami’s services to the public since opening in 1977. The park and building are the property of Palm Beach County. Morikami Inc., a non-profit corporation, provides financial backing from membership, donations, grants and other revenue-producing activities, and volunteer support for all aspects of the institution’s operations.

Officers

  • Celia Turner Zahringer, President
  • Robin May, Vice President
  • Christine Carton, Secretary/Treasurer

Trustees

  • Randal J. Baker
  • Rosie Puello Burkman
  • Norma C. Geller
  • Peter B. Marks
  • Robin S. May
  • Juan J. Nogueras, M.D.
  • Stilson Tomita
  • Celia T. Zahringer
  • Paul Connell, Palm Beach County Representative
  • Bonnie White-Lemay, Director

Palm Beach County Commissioners

  • Commissioner Gregg K. Weiss, Mayor
  • Commissioner Maria Sachs, Vice Mayor
  • Commissioner Maria G. Marino
  • Commissioner Dave Kerner
  • Commissioner Marci Woodward
  • Commissioner Sara Baxter
  • Commissioner Mack Bernard

Palm Beach County Executive Staff

  • Todd J. Bonlarron, Assistant County Administrator
  • Reginald Duren, Assistant County Administrator
  • Dorritt Miller, Assistant County Administrator
  • Patrick Rutter, Assistant County Administrator
  • Jennifer Cirillo, Director of Parks & Recreation

Board Meetings

2022 Board Meeting Schedule

The Full Board of Trustees meetings will be held on the 3rd Wednesday of every month unless otherwise noted, from 4:30-6:00 p.m. Meetings will take place in the Sakai Room at Morikami.

Meeting Date Time
January 19 4:30pm
February 16 4:30pm
March 16 (Annual Meeting and Year-in-Review) 4:30pm
April 20 4:30pm
May 25 (4th Wednesday) (Rena Blades Workshop) 4:00pm
June 15 4:30pm
July 20 (Budget Workshop) 4:30pm
August 17 4:30pm
September 21 4:30pm
October 19 4:30pm
November 16 4:30pm
December 14 (2nd Wednesday) 4:30pm

Committee Meetings

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.

The Committee on Collections meetings are held on an as needed basis.

The Development Committee meetings are held on the 2nd Friday of the month at 11:30am.

The Education Program & Cultural Events Committee meetings are held on an as needed basis.

The Executive Committee meetings are held on an as needed basis.

The Facilities Committee meetings are held on an as needed basis.

The Governance & Scholarship Committee meetings are held on an as needed basis.

The Finance, Budget, and Endowment Committee meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 3:30pm. in Morikami’s Conference Room.  Meetings will be called as needed.

The Bonsai Garden Committee meetings are held on an as needed basis.

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