Rundberg has spent seven years at the Botanical Garden and said she hopes to continue working with the garden as a volunteer. She said during that time the nonprofit Botanical Garden finished a strategic plan and tripled its membership. It now has a $1.2 million operating budget and sees 140,000 visitors a year.
“It’s a really time-consuming job,” she said. “It was 24/7. You fundraise every dollar.”
The Botanical Garden will likely carry out a national search for Rundberg’s successor. Her new position managing the day-to-day operations of the City Club will be part-time, at least at first, as that organization undergoes a strategic planning process.
The City Club sponsors lunch forums, dinners and occasional tours.