Some of Our Donor Stories
“I’ve always loved roses,” replied Ann Harder when asked why she gives so generously to the American Rose Society, “but you might say that a rose helped save my life.”
How? One might ask. To understand the answer, it’s important to know a little about Ann and her personal journey.
Ann Harder’s roots run deep in the clay soil near her home in Beaumont, TX, where oil and agriculture complement the industrial economy of the Gulf Coast’s Golden Triangle — cities that include Orange and Port Arthur as well. With lineage stretching back to her granddaddy’s days as a wildcatter in the area’s Spindletop oil boom of the early 1900s, her family subsequently settled on property west of town and engaged in farming as well. Full Story.