With a very generous gift from Jeff Shimonski, the Paul Drummond Fund continues to grow. Montgomery Botanical Center (MBC) has earmarked this fund for palm conservation work via expeditionary fieldwork to collect palm germplasm. The Fund honors the life and work of Paul Drummond, past president of the International Palm Society and lifelong palm enthusiast. Mr.  Drummond passed away in September 2007; this recent gift was made in remembrance of his birthday.