About the Foundation

Grants in Aid of Research

 For over 50 years the Highlands Biological Foundation, Inc. has provided grants in support of scientific research, bringing graduate students and research scientists to Highlands from all over the country.

Foundation Events

Throughout the year the Highlands Biological Foundation hosts events to support and raise funds for the three pillars of the Highland Biological Station: The Nature Center, Botanical Garden and Laboratory. Your participation allows for the care and expansion of the Botanical Garden’s plant collection, improvements to the exhibits and programs of the Nature Center, and support for research and education conducted through the Laboratory.


Annual Meeting Minutes

Review the minutes from the Foundation’s annual membership meeting.

Foundation Newsletter

See what’s been happening with the latest from the Foundation.


Join or Renew Membership

Click here to contribute to the Highlands Biological Foundation.


Zahner Lectures

Learn more about the Zahner Conservation Lecture series.

Foundation Board of Trustees

Lisa Armstrong

Linda Barlow

Kenneth Conover

Kimberly Coward

Ruth Edwards

Monte Gaillard


 Julia Grumbles – President

Marianne Jenkins

Cathy Jones

David Martin

Melanie Mauldin

James Milby


John Mitchener

Glenn E. Murer

Frances Oakley

Ruthie Oliver – Secretary

Amy Patterson – Treasurer

Karen Patterson


William Reeves

Elizabeth Sargent

Vernon Skiles

Martha Stibbs

Jennie Stowers

Sarah Morgan Wingfield