Board Member Recruitment

Thank you for your interest in serving as a member of the Board of Directors of The Mercer Society. Serving on the board is a rewarding experience and an opportunity for personal and professional growth. Completing this form will help you understand the skills and time/resource commitments of this leadership position. You may find it helpful to read through the entire application and Board Member Responsibilities before you begin filling it out.

This application will be kept confidential and on file at the TMS office. Applications are used by the Board’s Nominating Committee to identify and evaluate potential board candidates. All new directors are elected by a majority vote of current board members.


The Mission of The Mercer Society is to “Bring Together Plants, People and Opportunities” to benefit Mercer Botanic Gardens.

The Mercer Society (TMS) is the nonprofit 501 (c) 3 organization of the Mercer Botanic Gardens working to enable Mercer Gardens to fulfill its mission “To improve quality of life and inspire greater appreciation of the essential value and beauty of the plant world”. Through fundraising, specialty plant sales, horticultural propagation and outreach that fosters and develops relationships, partnerships and connections, TMS is a vibrant and essential partner of the Mercer Botanic Gardens.

Together, The Mercer Society and the Mercer Botanic Gardens, create a social space that draws people of all ages to the Gardens for fun, learning, social interaction, quiet and peaceful spaces, beauty and personal enrichment.

Board Member Responsibilities