Volunteers…serving 48 million people and 22,000 acres!
Your gift to nature continues to give back to the people of Northeast Ohio more than ever! In 2012, more than 48 million people benefitted by your contributions to Cleveland Metroparks through volunteer service, financial support or both. We are honored to share some of the Park District’s accomplishments during the past year that are a result of your support, and hope you will take time to remember not only the important role you played in Cleveland Metroparks 2012 success, but our appreciation as well.
“What is the essence of life? To serve others and to do good.” - Aristotle
Sincerely, Debra K. Berry, President Board of Park Commissioners
Whether it is assisting with a hike, serving as a receptionist, working as a golf course ranger or helping children with crafts at a special event, volunteers fulfill critical needs within Cleveland Metroparks, and provide a ‘personal touch’ to all aspects of the Park District. For more information on volunteer opportunities, please contact Heather Triplett, manager of volunteer services, at 216-635-3258 or email@example.com.
Dan T. Moore, Vice President Board of Park Commissioners Bruce G. Rinker, Vice President Board of Park Commissioners Brian M. Zimmerman Chief Executive Officer Karen J. Kannenberg, CFRE Manager of Gift and Donor Development
Volunteers serve Cleveland Metroparks every day! In 2012, more than 1500 volunteers contributed approximately 59,000 hours of service to 31 different programs within Cleveland Metroparks, including several expanded citizen science programs such as wildlife surveys and forest restoration. In addition, 2,000 people participated in group projects in through their employers, church, scout group, etc.
Bringing Rocky River to You Through the enthusiasm and generosity of Rocky River Nature Center volunteers, Cleveland Metroparks created the Rocky River Nature Center Fund in 2012 to provide a more direct method for donations to be made to the nature center. This fund helps to support all aspects of Rocky River Nature Center such as facilitating student visits, expanding programming and resources for individuals with disabilities and improvements to the building and surrounding trails. One of the significant accomplishments of this fund in 2012 was supporting installation of a water line in conjunction with new exhibits. The new exhibit features large aquariums with fish and amphibians that live in Rocky River - directly outside the nature center! Through installing an additional water line, exhibit maintenance time has been streamlined for staff and volunteers in order to make sure that the exhibit is consistently at its best for visitors.
Forest Restoration and Rehabilitation The forests of Cleveland Metroparks are one of the most important natural resources in our region. In addition to providing a beautiful landscape, trees throughout the Park District improve air quality and create habitat for wildlife. Approximately 150 tree species may be found in Cleveland Metroparks. Donations to the Legacy Fund support tree planting throughout the Park District, as well as other native plants to provide food and shelter for wildlife. To ensure the future of its ecosystem, Cleveland Metroparks has been monitoring and evaluating forest communities throughout its 22,000 acres. As a result of this work, the natural resources division recently prepared a comprehensive plan to address priority areas that have been degraded over the years through many factors including storm damage, development of surrounding property, deer and invasive species such as the Emerald Ash Borer. Based on this plan, approximately 40,000 trees will be planted during the next several years with the assistance of donations to the Legacy Fund. To celebrate its 95th anniversary and begin reforestation efforts, Cleveland Metroparks planted 95 trees on Fort Hill in Rocky River Reservation last April. A team comprised of approximately 20 staff members and volunteers planted red oak, black oak and American hornbeam trees at this historic site with support from the Legacy Fund. During the next five years, leading to its 100th anniversary, Cleveland Metroparks will plant additional trees at Fort Hill and continue rehabilitating the surrounding trail network.
Straight from the Heart
Cleveland Metroparks Look About Lodge naturalist staff is creating a ‘nature play’ area for young children at the Arboretum in South Chagrin Reservation. The nature play area is designed to provide a safe environment for children to explore nature through unstructured play such as building with sticks or rocks, balancing on a log or walking through a living tunnel into a prairie. Through a partnership with Turner Construction, the newest nature play feature is a large deck constructed within the trees that provides a ‘squirrel’seye’ view of their surroundings. Turner Construction’s Leadership Turner Class of 2012 designed the tree deck and provided much of the physical labor to construct the project. In addition, Leadership Turner raised more than $12,000 for this special project and several dedicated Look About Lodge volunteers supported the project as well.
Through the generosity of Cleveland Clinic’s Western Region (Fairview, Lakewood and Lutheran Hospitals), Cleveland Metroparks received 30 Automatic Electronic Defibrillators - commonly known as AED units in 2012. This gift was made possible through proceeds from Straight From the Heart which is an annual fundraising event presented by Cleveland Clinic’s Western Region and the Community West Foundation. Through this donation, Cleveland Metroparks has placed an AED unit in each Ranger zone car to significantly increase victim response time. This gift has also increased coverage at facilities throughout the Park District. Nationally, instances of cardiac arrest commonly occur at golf courses, swimming beaches and areas with high attendance such as Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. This contribution is truly a life-saving donation for the 48 million annual visitors to the Park District’s 22,000 acres.
A Lasting Gift Cleveland Metroparks Emerald Necklace Endowment Fund of The Cleveland Foundation helps to preserve and protect Cleveland Metroparks, as well as support special initiatives. During the past year, funding from the Emerald Necklace Endowment Fund supported the following: Field trip transportation - in response to the needs of local schools, a new opportunity was created to provide reimbursement for school bus transportation for classes to attend programs at outdoor education facilities that are offered at no cost by Cleveland Metroparks. Specifically, a teacher may request up to $150 once per year for reimbursement of bus expenses which allows up to 50 students to participate in a field trip. Sustainable equipment - several pieces of equipment were purchased designed to maximize efficiency while minimizing the impact on natural resources including hand tools, a power wheel barrow and small excavator. These items will be used primarily for natural surface trail work throughout the Park District as needed. Personalized proposals for endowment gifts to support programs or locations within Cleveland Metroparks are available by contacting Karen Kannenberg at 216-635-3217 or kjk@clevelandmetroparks. All inquiries are confidential.
Emerald Necklace Endowment Fund The Emerald Necklace Endowment Fund was established within The Cleveland Foundation to ensure the future of the Park District for generations to come. Gifts may be made to the Emerald Necklace Endowment Fund through cash donations, bequests, appreciated securities and other forms of estate planning. Cleveland Metroparks gratefully acknowledges the following members of the Emerald Necklace Fellowship who have included Cleveland Metroparks Emerald Necklace Endowment Fund in their estate plans: Anonymous (16 donors) Jay Beswick* Nancy and Joseph Bozicevich* Sheila Brown Kara Browning Warwick A. Buer* - in memory of my beloved wife, Marguerite A. Buer Helen E. and Robert L. Burns* Michael and Susan Clark Mina Davis* Michael and Marcia Dolyk Jeanette Eustache Carol Glotzbecker Dorothea Jean Hassler* Bernice C. Haytas* Barbara A. Hershkowitz Dr. Robert D. Hinkle Constance M. Howell* William D. Howerton Paula T. Hurwitz* Alyce M. Jarr* Marion E. Johnson* Fred R. Jones* Constance M. Junge* Mort* and Emilie Kadish Karen J. Kannenberg and Dennis A. Seifert* Julia Kunes* Christopher Malek and Friends Terence J. and Nancy S. McCann Jean C. Murphy* Celia and Edward Nedved* George and Cynthia Oprita
Ian Roy Phillips Elizabeth H. Ragg* Margaret Rawsthorne Carmen R. Reeths Kathleen Schlemmer Dorothy D. Schmidt* Lynn A. Schreiber* Mary Sedlack* Kathryn S. Spilar* Coletta L. Stopp* Angela M. Thiery - in celebration of the lives of Daniel and Victoria Thiery Mildred Turza Constance S. White, MD Dorotha L. Whitney* Brian M. Zimmerman *Deceased
Cleveland Metroparks gratefully acknowledges the following contributions made to the Emerald Necklace Endowment Fund in 2012: Christina Anderson Robert Angiocchi Anonymous (4 donors) Patrick Arch Theodore and Dona M. Ashton Mr. and Mrs. Matt Beischlag in memory of John D. Kason Mr. and Mrs. John Beischlag in memory of John D. Kason Brown and Kunze Foundation Tom Coles Dan Crandall Patricia Deno -in memory of Robert Patrick Nancy Desmond Mark Douglas David Duane Michael Durkalec - in memory of John Mack, Sr. Mike Durkalec - in memory of John D. Kason Warren and Zoann Dusenbury Charitable Trust Lou Erdei- in memory of John D. Kason Cheryl and Al Fejes - in memory of Anton Koloini Philip Forrest John and Susanne Gerres - in memory of John D. Kason Ronald P. Gleske Jennifer Grieser â€“ in memory of John D. Kason Jennifer Grieser - in memory of John Mack, Sr. Millie Harnocz Harte Family Gwyn Hartman - in honor of Todd Lamperski Constance E. Hausman - in memory of John Mack, Sr. William D. Howerton Karen Kannenberg - in memory of John D. Kason George and Marlene Kason - in memory of John D. Kason Bill and Rita Kaye - in memory of John D. Kason Mary Kay and Marty Kelly - in memory of John D. Kason Janice Kinchy Kohlâ€™s Department Stores
John N. Krock - in memory of John Mack, Sr. Christopher Kuhar John and Karen Lanigan Elizabeth C. Lipiec - in memory of John D. Kason Nathan and Elaine Miller Christina B. Moffett Keith Nemec James Nemet John and Jean Piety - in memory of John D. Kason Rademaker, Matty, Henrikson & Greve in memory of Eugene Lazarowicz Thomas Robatin Scott Robbins Terry Robison Terry L. Robison - in memory of John Mack, Sr. Robert Rotatori Anne and Bruce Sako - in memory of John D. Kason Kathleen Schlemmer Brenda Schuster Bill and Jean Schwartz - in memory of John D. Kason Philip Scott Erik Shaffer - in memory of John Mack, Sr. Debra Shankland Ronald Skiba - in honor of Michael Skiba Phil Stella Donna Studniarz James Szabo Sandra Tata Charles R. Thomas - in memory of John Mack, Sr. June Thompson - in memory of John D. Kason Heather Triplett Helene Vidra - in memory of John D. Kason Robert Voytas Paul Wolansky Brian M. Zimmerman
Legacy Fund 2012 Cleveland Metroparks Legacy Fund helps to create a welcome and healthy environment for wildlife and preserve the natural beauty of the “Emerald Necklace.” Cleveland Metroparks gratefully acknowledges the following gifts to the Legacy Fund in 2012: Sophie Alexander - in honor of Patricia A. Palko Robert M. Alexander Pinnacle Gardens Foundation Jon Pronovost - in honor of Barbara Burke Robert J. Angiocchi Anonymous (3 donors) and Patrick O’Connor Patrick Arch Delle Rayner - in honor of Irv and Edward and Evelyn Badt - in honor of Zerda Malkin Mildred Beach Anita Reese Carolyn Balzersen - in honor of Marian Reid - in honor of Barbara Burke Barbara Burke and Patrick O’Connor and Patrick O’Connor Sue Balzersen - in honor of Daila Rence Marianne and Kieran Repko - in honor of Barbara Burke and Patrick O’Connor James Bell Barbara Burke and Patrick O’Connor Chris Brabander Thomas Robatin Marilyn Bruneau - in honor of Scott Robbins Ro and Bob Kuntz Katherine Romich and Chris Bata Carl Cassavechia Debra Shankland Richard Catteau Alica Stanfill Cleveland Metroparks Employees - in Mary Stanutz - in honor of Barbara Burke honor of Chris Brabander and Patrick O’Connor Herb and Ursula Cohrs Barbara Tague - in honor of Barbara Burke Cuyahoga County Library Union - in and Patrick O’Connor honor of Terrance Cariglio Patrick Tague - in honor of Barbara Burke Philip Forrest and Patrick O’Connor Mary Gill - in honor of Barbara Burke Margaret A. Thomas - in honor of and Patrick O’Connor Ro and Bob Kuntz Mark and Thea Graham - in celebration Len Vickory of Mr. and Mrs. George D. Graham John Wadolowski Mr. and Mrs. Herbert E. Harpster Mr. and Mrs. Dan West - in honor of Cindee Hughes Barbara Burke and Patrick O’Connor Paula Jacobs-Meesig - in honor of Lucille Whalen - in honor of Barbara Burke Barbara Burke and Patrick O’Connor and Patrick O’Connor Norman Kammer James Kastelic The following memorial gifts were contributed to Cleveland Metroparks John C. Kilgore Stephen Kinczel Legacy Fund in 2012: David Krause In memory of Martin F. Berei, Sr. Doug Fisher Estate of Julia Kunes Gayle Fisher and Russell Thompson Gary and Bonnie Lesny Dorothy Lewers In memory of Anna M. Biebel Lubrizol Foundation Lucy and Howard Evans Philip Madden In memory of Jeremy Bucholz Thomas and Juliette Madigan - in honor Bob and Julie Breining of Barbara Burke and Patrick O’Connor In memory of James Bycoskie Bob Malkin - in honor of Irv and Lucy and Howard Evans Zerda Malkin In memory of John Caputo Greg Malkin - in honor of Irv and Chuck and Maryann Bruder Zerda Malkin Dale and Rebecca Caputo Deborah Marcinski Susan DeFauw Paul and Elaine McCarty - in honor of David and Roberta Knoepp Barbara Burke and Patrick O’Connor Walter and Mary Pusateri Michael Ann Mewhinney - in honor of Dan and Marty Stewart Family Arlynn Burton Gary Winkler Cynthia Mulligan - in honor of Barbara In memory of Lilian Church Burke and Patrick O’Connor Linda Romans Hnath
In memory of William R. Clark In memory of Dominick Previte Lucy and Howard Evans Dalia N. Armonas In memory of Robert L. Cody In memory of Josephine and Linda Feigel Dominick Previte In memory of Vera Cola Mary and Robert Sberna Competitive Aquatic Supply Staff In memory of Evelyn (Toni) Saari In memory of Robert F. Collett Peter Stadler Dan and Joy Gura Ruth A. Stadler In memory of Charles Ellison In memory of Jacqueline Penner Safier Christie Lucco and Michael Devlin Linda Donley In memory of Linda Fehling Art Penner Bruce and Cheryl Baldwin Rob Penner Mike and Susan Cleverdon In memory of John W. Scott Holly and Kevin Greenawalt Chris and Ava Kennedy Gene and Art Heidrich In memory of Marge Stiffler Shan and Robert Koehler Lucy and Howard Evans In memory of Richard E. Tischler, Sr. Jacob Krecic Faye Marcum William and Lynda Wallets In memory of Daniel Ulicky Kathy and Barney Mead Marcia Meckstroth Sue Kardish and Family Rarity Bay Ladies Golf Association Mr. and Mrs. Tary Labyk and Family John and Sue Seitz June and Charles Nemec Claudette St. Onge and Don Meyer Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Parker In memory of Edward Wargo Brian and Mimi Sturgell In memory of Bob Gadbau Dan Ulicky Family Sandra Platt In memory of Melissa Warren In memory of Ed Haddad Major, Janet, Sharon and Eva Gaudreau William and Lynda Wallets In memory of Margaret Windt In memory of Dorothy Wilson Hatcher Major, Janet and Sharon Gaudreau Linda Donley In memory of Beverly Zuchelli Art Penner The Dedek Family Rob Penner In memory of Maryanne Hnath Linda Romans Hnath In memory of Eloise Marie Johnson The Brennan Family In memory of William J. Klotzbach The Klotzbach Family In memory of Anton Koloini Jean L. Blosser Lillian and Dave Blosser Peggy Brewster Lou and Judy Dobos Ann Iaffaldano Geoffrey and Sarah Kasulones Marilyn and Anthony Menich In memory of Joseph Kubic Shawnee Hills Turf Staff In memory of Irma Kurkowski Denis Adair In memory of Cymie Kwait Sandra and Sig Stechler In memory of Greg Liber Robin and John Graham In memory of Helen Marecki Linda Romans Hnath In memory of Virgil and Henrietta Martin Jane Martin In memory of Jo, Bill, Jim and Jane McGowan Janis McGowan and Jim Henderson In memory of Nathan Orchard Mr. and Mrs. Jim Tighe In memory of Libby Paskoff Sandra and Sig Stechler In memory of David Petrie Linda Petrie Davis In memory of Erma Plachy Warren E. Bucher
Special gifts to Cleveland Metroparks are gratefully accepted to support designated projects. The individuals and organizations listed below have made gifts in support of the programs or facilities listed below: Brecksville Nature Center Anonymous (3 donors) Nancy E. Dowding - in memory of Wilma J. Futty Kenneth and Marilyn Foster - in honor of John Miller Mark L. Gehringer - in memory of Barbara Barbour Jacquel Mark L. Gehringer - in memory of Wilma J. Futty Mark L. Gehringer - in memory of Geraldine Rawlins Mark L. Gehringer - in memory of Carol Hovorka-Villanueva Girl Scouts of Avonworth Schools - in memory of Neil Rackliffe Melinda Kellerstrass Parma-South Fellowship Club Chris and Steve Spisak - in memory of Marie Klamut Walton Hills Fifty Plus Club CanalWay Center Norman Clary Cleveland Natural Science Club Joy Foote International Women’s Air & Space Museum Mayfield Garden Club Ohio Horseman’s Council St. Columbkille Holy Name Society Westlake Garden Club Cleveland Steel Heritage Center ArcelorMittal Field Trip Transportation Fund Anonymous Richard Westmeyer Fishing Fund Louis Bates Cleveland Fishing Association John Daters Diana Durica Barb Forgus - in memory of Daniel Rocha Mr. and Mrs. James Iaffaldano - in memory of Anton Koloini Carol Jasin Diana Keller Mark Kriwinsky, DDS Inc. Erica McCrodden Steve Nyetrae Ohio Central Basin Steelheaders Optimist Club of West Suburban Cleveland Quarry Golf Course Jeffrey S. Taggart - in honor of Frank Silver University School Waste Management
Garfield Park Nature Center Cleveland Hiking Club - in memory of Lee Shainker GAP Inc. Judy Malasky Jonathan J. Rosati Historic Interpretation Friends of Bay Village Library Church of the Ascension Joy Foote St. Columbkille 50 Plus Club Southwest Area Retired Educators Zoar Community Association Institute of Great Outdoors The North Face John and Nora Kowalchik Look About Lodge Cleveland Natural Science Club Fox Hollow Garden Club Ohio Horseman’s Council Pioneer Preschool Village Garden Club Nature Play Area Turner Construction Brooke Breiner John Elsey Frederick Fields Roger Fuhrmeyer Jerry and Sue Graham Todd Hatley Jack Kellogg Kevin Kennedy John Long James and Evalie Merda Phillip Nagle Karen Nagle Calvin Ochendowski Heidi Solomon Carolyn Wilson Nature Tracks Emmanuel Christian Academy Wiley Hardy Jennings Center for Older Adults North Chagrin Nature Center Anonymous (3 donors) Chapter II East Rachel Fink – in memory of Nathan Finck Nancy Hanger Emilie P. Kadish Richard Lorentz - in honor of Marie Lorentz Lyndhurst Garden Club Mayfield Garden Club Marcia and Michael Neundorfer Allan and Barbara Peskin
North Chagrin Nature Center continued William and Thelma Pierce - in memory of Nathan Finck Sandra Stechler - in honor of Karen Kannenberg Joseph and Katherine Zack Fund of The Cleveland Foundation Outdoor Education Blanche and Kenneth Cooley Fund of The Cleveland Foundation Matthew Dahlhausen- in honor of Emily Dahlhausen Outdoor Education Scholarships Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. William Avery - in memory of William Becka Leslie Becka - in memory of William Becka Bentleyville Road Neighborhood Club Cleveland Natural Science Club Jill Dugovics - in memory of William Becka J. Elizabeth Duncan - in memory of William Becka Mr. and Mrs. William Gebing - in memory of William Becka Rosemary Holycross - in memory of William Becka Mr. and Mrs. John Jencik - in memory of William Becka Joan D. Kalinowski - in memory of William Becka KeyBank Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lindberg - in memory of William Becka Mary and Richard Maltry - in memory of William Becka Sheila Marcus - in memory of William Becka Barbara Nitsche - in memory of William Becka Mary E. Ritchey - in memory of William Becka Jean I. Sinzinger - in memory of William Becka Harry and Carol Sleith - in memory of William Becka Betty St. John - in memory of William Becka Mrs. R. Steigerwald - in memory of William Becka Kurt Steigerwald - in memory of William Becka Lisa Steigerwald - in memory of William Becka Rick Steigerwald - in memory of William Becka Charles Tramel - in memory of William Becka Charles and Joyce Tramel - in memory of William Becka Kenneth and Mary Ellen Vogt - in memory of William Becka Mr. and Mrs. P. Yauger - in memory of William Becka Ranger Department Target and Blue Law Enforcement Program Walmart Foundation Ranger Department Explorer Fund Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 15 Diana M. Kall Ranger Department K9 Unit Fund Kay Abrahamson - in memory of Sandy Mozny John Altmeyer - in memory of Sandy Mozny Anonymous Anonymous - in memory of Bosley Church of the Ascension Laura Baylon - in memory of Sandy Mozny Bob Beach - in memory of Sandy Mozny Scott Bradach - in memory of Sandy Mozny Linda K. Brady - in memory of Sandy Mozny Lee and Amy Breeler - in memory of Sandy Mozny
Ranger Department K9 Unit Fund continued Bruce Burger - in memory of Sandy Mozny Debbie and Vicki Callender - in memory of Sandy Mozny Vinnie Capka - in memory of Sandy Mozny The Capka Family - in memory of Sandy Mozny James Cihlar - in memory of Sandy Mozny Scott Collins - in memory of Sandy Mozny Greg Coven - in memory of Sandy Mozny Susan and Michael Cristal - in memory of Sandy Mozny Chris Cunningham - in memory of Sandy Mozny Brian Day - in memory of Sandy Mozny Marilyn and Roger Dorer - in memory of Sandy Mozny Roger, Sue and Max Dorer - in memory of Sandy Mozny Charity Fiala - in memory of Sandy Mozny Joan E. Fitchet Mike Fox - in memory of Sandy Mozny Mrs. Virginia Frantz - in memory of Sandy Mozny Shirley Freshwater - in memory of Sandy Mozny JD Frost - in memory of Sandy Mozny Jay Fulmer - in memory of Sandy Mozny Steve Genter - in memory of Sandy Mozny Wendy Getz - in memory of Sandy Mozny Tracy and David Gigliotti - in memory of Sandy Mozny Sharon Goede - in memory of Sandy Mozny Brenda Gyory - in memory of Sandy Mozny Chris Hammond - in memory of Sandy Mozny Sally Haug - in memory of Sandy Mozny Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hays - in memory of Sandy Mozny Judi Hill - in memory of Sandy Mozny Mildred A. Hood - in memory of Sandy Mozny Mary Hromco - in memory of Sandy Mozny Nicola Hustick-Sollars - in memory of Sandy Mozny Ken and Nancy Jalovec - in memory of Sandy Mozny Vic and Bev Janezic - in memory of Sandy Mozny KeyBank Foundation - in memory of Emilio “2 Sticks” Cesar Matt King - in memory of Sandy Mozny Brenda and Rich Knotek - in memory of Sandy Mozny Melissa Lehman - in memory of Sandy Mozny Marilyn, Rosaleen and Kyle - in memory of Sharon Sullivan Graham Lobban - in memory of Sandy Mozny Cindy Lobban - in memory of Sandy Mozny Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Lynch - in memory of Sandy Mozny Rod and Linda MacDonald - in memory of Emilio “2 Sticks” Cesar Nick Mahoney - in memory of Sandy Mozny Nicholas and Renee Mahoney - in memory of Sandy Mozny Mike Mantoudis - in memory of Sandy Mozny Peter and Diane Mazzeo - in memory of Sandy Mozny Eva McCaffrey - in memory of Sandy Mozny Karsey McMillen - in memory of Sandy Mozny Chris Meland - in memory of Sandy Mozny Dan Mille - in memory of Sandy Mozny Greg Mozny - in memory of Sandy Mozny Dave Niezgoda - in memory of Sandy Mozny North Royalton Animal Hospital Frank and Olga Nowatzke - in memory of Sandy Mozny Bud Ols - in memory of Sandy Mozny Annette Piechowski - in honor of Radar’s retirement Bill Pizzuli - in memory of Sandy Mozny
Ranger Department K9 Unit Fund continued Nancy Post - in memory of Sandy Mozny Kristie Santa - in memory of Sandy Mozny Steven Schaub - in memory of Sandy Mozny Suzanne Shea and Larry Pierce - in memory of Sandy Mozny Cathy Sidley - in memory of Sandy Mozny John Sim - in memory of Sandy Mozny Chuck Slusarczyk - in memory of Sandy Mozny Snyder, Davies and Karnas Families - in memory of James E. (Jim) Cowher Pat Spellacy - in memory of Sandy Mozny Mike Uttech - in memory of Sandy Mozny Janet Wiencek - in memory of Sandy Mozny Ranger Department Mounted Unit Fund Eleanore L. Gates Rocky River Nature Center Fund Anonymous (35 donors) Bethany English Lutheran Church Judy Boone Patricia Boutall and Family - in memory of Bob Gadbau Cleveland Natural Science Club Elaine Fifner Rosemary Fowler - in memory of Susan Leonard Steve and Sue Furjanic - in celebration the Clary Family Devin Healy Hildegard and Gerald Martin - in honor of Paul Hilston Robert Mendenhall - in memory of Barbara A. Mendenhall Mary Moeller - in memory of Helen Peterjohn Allison Motz Consulting, LLC Alan Previte Dominick and Josephine Previte Barb Ridel and family - in honor of Richard and Janice Wittig Rocky River Trailsiders Maureen Rumancik - in memory of Susan Leonard Mary Nano-Schilstra - in memory of Bob Gadbau L. Domanski-Stampfl Strongsville Garden Club The Study Club Marie R. Velotta Walton Hills Fifty Plus Club Doug Wittig and family - in honor of Richard and Janice Wittig Gary Wittig and family - in honor of Richard and Janice Wittig South Chagrin Polo Field Western Reserve Kennel Club, Inc. Trails Fund Don Best and Ellen Garbuny - in honor of Grandson Jamison Whitesel Pam Blake - in honor of Jesse Kleinman and Family The Brachna Family of Sagamore Hills Thaddeus Brown Pellegrino and Christine Ciccarello Jan Clark - in memory of Marge Shepard Cleveland West Road Runner Club Richard Cole
Trails Fund continued Carol Edwards Linda Heiden - in honor of Cleveland Hiking Club Robyn Herr and James Madison Mr. and Mrs. James Iaffaldano - in memory of Anton Koloini Julie Jenson Jerry Kagen and Ruth Mardell - in memory of Sue Roth Katarzyna Karelus Kimball Family Charitable Fund Linda Kinde - in memory of Marge Shepard David Krause - in memory of Frank B. Krause III David Krause Richard and Virginia Labus Lid Lights Jan Maziasz - in memory of Marge Shepard Peggy Metzner - in memory of Marge Shepard Christina B. Moffett Michael Monkiewicz Ohio Mountain Bike Association Chris Paternite Ray Petro Deepak Pisipati Susan Plaskon Susan Plaskon - in memory of Bailey Ray’s Indoor Mountain Bike Park Susan Russo Michael and Lori Scheeringa - in memory of Mr. Bud Martin and his love of the outdoors Kristen M. Schmidt Judy Schuster Bob and Darlene Somrak - in honor of Barbara Burke and Patrick O’Connor SPIN, INC. Vertical Runner VR Training LLC Western Reserve Racing Western Reserve Trail Running Mike, Lori and Melanie Yates - in honor of Barbara Burke and Patrick O’Connor Trail Monitor Fund Judie and Bruce Amsel Anonymous Nordson Corporation Foundation Victoria Plata Youth Outdoors Cleveland Natural Science Club Frostville Arts and Culture - in memory of Janet Barnard Linda and Tim Hnath - in memory of Joe Lehner North Royalton Kiwanis Ohio Central Basin Steelheaders Mr. and Mrs. Ken Strauss - in memory of Lillian Swiech Youth Outdoors/4-H Sea Camp Scholarships Cleveland Natural Science Club Kiwanis Club of Cleveland Ohio Central Basin Steelheaders Phyllis and Mike Toke
For more information regarding contributions to Cleveland Metroparks, please contact Karen Kannenberg, CFRE, Manager of Gift and Donor Development at 216-635-3217 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, visit clevelandmetroparks.com and click donate to make a gift online.
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