Thanks to Our Expansion Fund Major Donors

Many thanks to those who have made major contributions to our Nature Center Expansion Fund.  Their support is helping our long awaited dream of a greatly expanded and enhanced nature center become a reality.

Oak (Champion) – $25,000+

Massengill-DeFriece Foundation

Anne and Ben Cowan

Strongwell Corporation


Maple (Benefactor) – $10,000-$24,999


Joe and Sandy Armstrong

Friendship Enterprises

In Memory of Wallace Coffey


 Chestnut (Sponsor) – $5,000-$9,999

Bill and Sonie Schermer

Don and Gina Shawl

Spike Tickle


 Hemlock (Patron) – $2,500-$4,999


Eastman Credit Union

Margaret and Robin Feierabend

Marcia and Marvin Gilliam Jr.

Carolyn Hanlon (In-kind)

Connie Mergel

Optimist Club of Bristol

John and Karen Vann

Audrey and Sarfraz Zaidi


We greatly appreciate these very generous donors, as well as the hundreds of other contributors who have helped us reach almost 50% of our overall goal.

But we still need lots of help! 

If you would like to learn more about becoming a major donor, please contact us by e-mail ([email protected]) or by phone (423-764-8828).  You may also contribute online or by mail, or make a pledge online.


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