Nature For All - Irvine Nature Center's 2023 Annual Report

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NATURE Annual Report FOR ALL 2023

Letter from Our Director For 48 years, Irvine has been a leader in environmental education, both locally and nationally, as we teach and inspire others to explore, respect, and protect nature. Approaching our 50th anniversary, a strategic priority for Irvine is to increase access and provide a community resource around education and conservation where ALL are welcome. We strive to make each visitor, volunteer, or program participant comfortable engaging with nature regardless of experience, background, or interest — helping all community members thrive outside — and it is both a privilege and responsibility to share the joy and importance of our environment and its connection to each of us. This year, we have made enhancements to our property, introduced new programs, and increased access to nature in a variety of ways, including the start of Free Fridays generously funded by The Orokawa Foundation. Throughout the pages of this year’s annual report, we are pleased to share highlights of these efforts. We set out to deliver Nature For All for our community, and I am pleased to report that we’ve been successful in making new nature connections for many — largely due to you, our loyal members, and supporters.

Executive Director

We are thrilled to sponsor access to the Irvine Nature Center for families throughout the Baltimore region. We believe firmly in supporting the wellness of all individuals, an integral component of which is time spent outdoors. We are deeply grateful to Irvine and its staff for their tireless efforts in creating an oasis so unique and so special right here in Baltimore County. It is a great honor to partner with Irvine as we work to improve the lives of all members of our community. – Samantha Cleland Manekin Executive Director, The Orokawa Foundation

5, 6 87 A R E A ST U D E N TS PA R T I CI PATED in Irvine’s Field Trips, Nature in the Classroom, and Eco-Explorers, including 81 grant-funded programs for Title 1 schools.

632 C HI L DRE N experienced the benefits of learning in nature, in our Nature Preschool, Little Birds, and Earth Friends Outdoors Homeschool programs.

7 1 1 VO LU N T E E R S contributed to projects on our property and our programs.

7, 4 58 PA RT I C I PA N TS of all ages engaged in one of Irvine’s nature programs.

OVE R 35 ,0 0 0 U N IQU E V IS ITORS from around the state spent time in nature at Irvine.

1,731 TO DDL E R S A N D T H E IR CA R EG IV ERS enjoyed stories, music, movement, and an animal encounter during Irvine’s FREE Tales & Tails story time.

1 , 8 3 0 P OU N DS OF T RAS H W E RE REMOV ED from nearby roadways as part of Project Clean Stream.


Through Our Programs Irvine’s robust environmental education programs propel our mission of inspiring people of all ages and backgrounds to explore, respect, and protect nature. Our talented team of educators work diligently to plan, prepare, and deliver lessons that resonate with all learners. Their passion and devotion provide students and program participants with the knowledge to develop a genuine appreciation and love of nature that inspires nurturing of our planet.

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION Irvine’s free weekly Tales and Tails environmental literacy program has been a signature community builder. Each week we welcome little ones along with their parents, grandparents, and caregivers to our Outdoor Classroom for music, stories, and animal encounters. Irvine’s early childhood educators create rich relationships with their students in Little Birds, Earth Friends Outdoors Homeschool, and The Nature Preschool. In these semester-long classes, children engage in hikes, investigations, crafts, and nature-inspired lessons. Each age group continues to fill to capacity as families value learning at Irvine.

Our award-winning Nature Preschool served 56 students, a fifth of whom received financial aid through our Woodpecker Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), thanks to the generosity of the Medicine Bow Fund.

SCHOOL PROGRAMS Thanks to the support of the Thomas Wilson Foundation, T. Rowe Price Foundation, Merritt Properties, and State of Maryland State-Aided Institutions Program, Irvine delivered nature to more students through grant-funded field trips for Title I schools in our region. Over the past year, our educators served 2,958 students for nature field trips; half of these field trips were grant-funded. For school-aged children these immersive academic experiences can be life changing; for many, a first introduction to the natural world and to animals. Students from community organizations and academic institutions such as Bridging the Gap, Holistic Life Foundation, Next One Up, and St. Vincent de Paul Head Start were among the many from underresourced neighborhoods in Baltimore City who spent time outdoors on our campus.

You have improved my child’s life so much! And we are so happy that she had access to this life-changing experience! – Preschool Woodpecker Tuition Assistance Program parent

SUMMER NATURE CAMP Under the direction of our new Director of Nature Camps, Colby Warner, over 650 campers soaked up the summer at Irvine enjoying fun-filled, nature-based adventures on our property. We are grateful to our Summer Camp sponsors: Ortho Maryland, David Ross Orthodontics, Davey Mitigation, and Northwest Hospital. Thanks to several generous individual donors in addition to the Shawe Family Foundation and The Dillon Fund, we were able to offer 18 camp scholarships to students in nearby Reisterstown and Glyndon.

Irvine’s programming is the best children’s programming we have ever seen, and we continue to have this opinion after three years spent at summer camp. – Summer Nature Camp 2023 Parent

Adult Programs This past year, we continued our popular adult programs including the monthly Eat, Drink, and Learn speaker series sponsored by Lumina Solar, seasonal Lunch and Learns, and many weekend learning programs such as Pine Needle Basket and Natural Wreath Making. Irvine continues its Health and Wellness through Nature program and is grateful to Qigong and Tai Chi leader Mary Pinkard for conducting classes to inspire others through holistic wellness. Mary and her team are grounded in their passion for helping adults deepen their connections with nature through meditative motions of body, mind, and spirit.

Eat, Drink and Learn combines the best of so many worlds – socializing with other Irvine supporters and meeting new friends, sharing a top-notch meal, enjoying clever (and tasty!) drinks, and being introduced to experts in a variety of fields. Each speaker is working on a project that has meaningful and lasting impacts on the natural world around us. I have invited many to EDL over the years. Everyone always has a wonderful time – many of them have become repeat subscribers themselves! – Frank Dudek Eat, Drink, and Learn Participant


At Our Events Just as Irvine offers a wide array of programs and activities for all ages on our property, we also host a multitude of events throughout the year. Like our nature programs, our events serve as community builders for people to come together.

NATIVE PLANT SALE AND WORKSHOP Hundreds of plant lovers made their way to Irvine on a beautiful Saturday in May to shop the wide variety of native plants from several different expert growers and attend informative workshops. Attendees could even build their own planter to attract pollinators throughout the season. Irvine is grateful to Biohabitats for underwriting this event.

PUMPKINS ON THE GREEN Last October, our signature annual fundraiser, Pumpkins on the Green welcomed over 50 corporate sponsors, headlined by M&T Bank, Constellation and Arbor Valley. Sponsors, VIP Underwriters, and guests gathered on a cool autumn evening for drinks, dinner, live music from the Jody West Band, and a fabulous silent auction. We are grateful to all of our event sponsors, as well as our chairs, Embry and Harris Peace, Hanna and Jeff Fountain, and Kiley and Will Mellor, and an enthusiastic host committee.

FAMILY EVENTS Irvine hosted many weekend events this past year including our annual Maple Magic, Holidays with Hoot, and Springfest to create easy access for families to enjoy seasonal festivities while spending time in nature. These events welcomed children and adults from around the community, many for the first time.

NEW PROGRAMS In October, we introduced our first Indigenous People’s Day community event to honor the many contributions of Maryland’s First People. This year, we also introduced PRIDE Outside for teens and are preparing to become a local chapter of LGBT Outdoors, a national organization that is connecting the LGBTQ+ community to the outdoors and its members to one another.


On Our Property Irvine provides an extraordinary resource and destination for outdoor nature exploration and education. First time visitors are often surprised to find our special gem of 211-acres of preserved land in Baltimore County. With eight miles of trails through wetlands, forests, and meadows, there is constant upkeep and preservation required to welcome visitors of all ages.

WEDDING POINT On Earth Day, a group of over 150 local real estate professionals from 40 different organizations, NAIOP Maryland, spent many hours at Irvine on an unusually hot spring day building a new pergola and arbor at Wedding Point, mulching 325 linear yards of the Understory Loop Trail, reseeding our Pollinator Meadow with over 100 pounds of native plant seed, and removing 33 trash bags of garlic mustard weed from our trails. In addition to their volunteer day of service, NAIOP made

Partnering with Irvine Nature Center was the perfect opportunity for our over 150 volunteers to connect with nature and to provide a meaningful day of service. We appreciate the staff and their efforts to create a program day that enabled our volunteers to have significant and positive impact on our watershed.

a substantial contribution to Irvine for the purchase of solar panels for our barn which will provide much-needed electricity for the campsite area.

– Nicole Smith NAIOP Maryland Community Service Committee Co-Chair

NATIVE AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL SITE Irvine’s unique and authentic Native American Educational Site was originally constructed in 2016 with the cooperation of the Baltimore American Indian Center, Stevenson University, and primitive naturalist and educator, Jeff Gottlieb. Recognizing the original stewards of our land, the Site offers visitors and students a glimpse at the dwellings, structures, and tools used by the First Americans. A primary structure at the site, our longhouse, was in desperate need of repair. In late May, Jeff Gottlieb dismantled and rebuilt it reusing natural materials and harvested tulip poplar bark. Numerous individual volunteers and groups rolled up their sleeves to be a part of this effort and learned a lot of new skills in the process.

OUTDOOR CLASSROOM Another principal feature on our property is our Outdoor Classroom. This unique space is used by our early childhood programs including The Nature Preschool during the week, and for weekend birthday parties and families who visit year-round. The centerpiece of the Outdoor Classroom is the stage, which is used for play and for performances, including Tales and Tails. Due to constant weather exposure, the stage needed major renovations. In memory of their colleague Michael B. Klein, WPM Real Estate Management employees and volunteers rebuilt the stage to make it bigger, better, and sturdier.

TRAILS Kyle Gillen, our Natural Resources Manager, works yearround to ensure that our trails are safe and accessible for our visitors and program participants. With the help of volunteers and the summer trail crew, the group labored through this year’s unprecedented heat and humidity monitoring trail conditions, clearing debris, removing invasive species, and planting natives throughout our property.


In Our Community Two of Irvine’s main outreach programs that take nature into schools and classrooms are Eco-Explorers After-School Nature Club and Nature in the Classroom. Both are engaging, immersive, and fun learning opportunities that connect young learners, many from under-resourced areas in our region, to the benefits of our natural world. An integral part of both programs is showcasing our animal ambassadors to teach students about their purpose, habitats, and living environments.

In the past year, Irvine’s educators delivered Nature in the Classroom to 2,134 students and our Eco-Explorers afterschool club to 595 students in Baltimore County, Baltimore City and Carroll County. Irvine is most grateful to the Galanthus Foundation, Venable Foundation,

Many of our families do not have consistent transportation, or the financial means, to expose their children to opportunities outside of school and home. Irvine’s EcoExplorers program gives students hands-on experiences and opportunities to learn about their local environment.

the Fancy Hill Foundation, and Thomas Wilson Foundation for supporting these enriching and impactful academic programs.

- Joyce M. Powell Green School Chairperson, Reisterstown Elementary School

PUBLIC OUTREACH Just as we take our nature programming to classrooms, we do the same in the community to build connections and invite neighbors to Irvine’s property and programs. With animals in tow, Irvine makes frequent appearances at area farmers markets and festivals. Through a partnership with Greenberg Gibbons, a new corporate underwriter, Irvine took part in Tuesday Tots at Kenilworth Mall and a family concert at Hunt Valley Towne Center, two of their retail properties. Irvine’s environmental educators also present nature and animal programs at local libraries, senior centers, retirement communities, and garden club meetings.

PROJECT CLEAN STREAM 1,830 pounds of trash – 60 trash bags, 21 tires, 6 road signs, various scraps of metal, an old swing set, and about a dozen cinderblocks – that is what 23 volunteers from the local wealth management company The StepStone Group, along with Irvine staff, collected on Garrison Forest Road and Crondall Lane in Owings Mills on Irvine’s Project Clean Stream Day in April. This annual watershedwide cleanup initiative was started by Irvine in 1977 and has continued every year since that time.

Donors Thank you to our loyal and generous donors for your support in helping Irvine provide Nature for All on our property and in the community over the past year. A special thank you to our Trailblazers, Irvine’s Leadership Giving Society, for supporting our mission at the highest level.

CONSERVATIONIST $25,000 + Mr. Gregg Campbell Mr. and Mrs. Terral Jordan Mr. Truman T. Semans SUSTAINER $15,000 + Mrs. Charlton G. Friedberg Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lawrence Mr. and Mrs. Peter Van Dyke AMBASSADOR $10,000 + Mrs. Richard Allchin Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Preston G. Athey Mrs. Nelson Bond Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Bonsal Jr. Mr. and Mrs. James Piper III* Mr. and Mrs. James S. Riepe GUARDIAN $5,000 + Mr. and Mrs. Kurt Aarsand Anonymous Ms. Mary Catherine Bunting Mr. and Mrs. David O. Dardis Ms. Marion P. DeGroff Mrs. Jennifer Glose Mr. and Mrs. John W. Guinee Ms. Mary Howard Ms. Lila Boyce Lohr Mrs. Cassandra S. Naylor Mr. W. Brooks and Dr. Elizabeth V. Paternotte Mr. and Mrs. Gregory C. Pinkard Mr. and Mrs. George K. Reynolds III Christina Riepe Mrs. Frances Rockwell Mr. and Mrs. J. Mark Schapiro Mr. and Mrs. James Shea Mr. and Mrs. James B. Stradtner Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Travers Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Wilbanks PROTECTOR $2,500 + Ms. Amy J. Boebel Mr. and Mrs. Angus M. Burton Ms. Virginia T. Campbell CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Mr. and Mrs. Eric M. DeCosta Mr. Jack Finney Mr. and Mrs. John L. Flanigan III Mr. and Mrs. Michael Glick Mrs. Charlotte Goodwin Dr. and Mrs. Francis C. Grumbine Mr. and Mrs. R. Dixon Harvey Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Heidebrecht

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Lewis Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. McCord Mr. and Mrs. Tyler Mills Owings Mills Green Action Mr. and Mrs. Clement J. Palevich Mr. George S. Rich Dr. Barbara B. Shelton and Dr. Gordon Shelton Anna and Beetle Smith Mary Jean and Oliver Travers Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Washburn Ms. Susan G. Waxter STEWARD $1,000 + Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey Adams Mr. and Mrs. David W. Allan Amazon Smile Miss Mary Elizabeth Baetjer Mrs. Daniel Baker Mr. Jason Bisciotti Mrs. William F. Blue Mr. and Mrs. Richard F. Blue Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Perry J. Bolton Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Bonsal III Mr. J. Keith Bowers and Ms. Christel K. Cothran Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Brennen Mr. James D. Brown IV Mrs. Debbie Cameron and Mr. Ron Solomon Dr. Suzanne E. Chapelle Ph.D. Mr. and Mrs. August Chiasera Mr. and Mrs. Ward Coe Mr. and Mrs. Steve Collins Capt. Tom I. Dodge and Mrs. Kimberly Dodge Mr. and Mrs. Kevin R. Dunbar Ms. Donna Eden Mr. Charles C. Fenwick Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Bruce W. Fleming Mr. and Mrs. James R. Garrett Ms. Sandra L. Gerstung Mr. and Mrs. W.T. D. Gibbs Jr. Green Spring Valley Garden Club Mr. and Mrs. Don Greenman Mr. and Mrs. B.H. Griswold IV Mrs. Brigitte Harper Mr. and Mrs. Michael Harris Mr. F. B. Harvey and Mrs. Janet Marie Smith Mrs. E. Phillips Hathaway * Mrs. Molly Hathaway Dr. Robert and Dr. Zoh Hieronimus Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Hirsch Ms. Jean Hoblitzell and Mr. Tucker Glotzbach Mr. and Mrs. Louis A. Hogan III Mr. Stephen S. Howard and Mr. Monty Howard Mrs. Susan Iglehart Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Killebrew Jr. Mrs. Diana Krevor-Levine and Mr. Robert Levine

Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Krongard Mr. and Mrs. Edwin W. Levering IV Margie MacNeille and Julian Mason Madeline Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Maddox Mr. and Mrs. Alexander T. Mason Mr. and Mrs. Seth McDonnell Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Newhall III Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Nigro Mr. Carl Osterman and Ms. Sandra Liotta Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Paternotte Mr. and Mrs. William L. Paternotte Alan Penczek Mr. Philip Perkins and Ms. Margaret Allen Mr. George Roche Ms. Nancy Savage Mr. and Mrs. Brian Singer Mr. and Mrs. Jared Spahn Mrs. Clare H. Stewart Mr. William G. and Rev. Caroline R. Stewart Ms. Anne L. Stone Petra Karen Tischer Mr. and Mrs. Thomas D. Washburne Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Waters Mr. and Mrs. John G. Watt Mr. and Mrs. Craig Williams Mr. and Mrs. David Wilmerding Mr. Edward Winstead and Ms. Ann-Barron Carneal Zwagil Foundation ADVENTURER $500 + Mr. and Mrs. Charles Allen America’s Charities Mrs. Mary Hannah Arnot Mr. and Mrs. Daniel M. Billig Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Blue Mr. John L. Bowman Jr. David W. Buck Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Burdette Rabbis Nina Beth Cardin and Avram Reisner Mary and Cato Carpenter Mr. and Mrs. Beverley C. Compton Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Crawford Mrs. Hartley C. Etheridge Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Farber Mrs. Patricia Finney Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Fleury IV Mr. and Mrs. Jack Fruchtman Dr. and Mrs. Earl P. Galleher Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Sherlock S. Gillet Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Ned Halle Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Hedden Mr. and Mrs. Bruce D. Henderson Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Hubbard Jr.

J. McLaughlin Mr. and Mrs. Henry Jenkins II Ms. Cheryl Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Mitch Kearney Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Lapham Mr. and Mrs. Stephen LeGendre Mr. and Mrs. Joshua H. Levinson Ms. Amy Macht and Mr. George Grose Mr. Theodore McKeldin III Ms. Louise Meledin Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Meredith Mr. Randolph Metcalfe Mrs. Amy Metzger Mr. and Mrs. David Y. Norris Mr. and Mrs. Peter B. Orthwein Ms. Katherine Pisano Mr. and Mrs. Henry A. Rosenberg Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Martin S. Schugam Mr. and Mrs. Stephen D. Shawe Mr. and Mrs. Chad Steele Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Stifel II Rachell Stump Mr. and Mrs. Edward C. Teffeau Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Vieth EXPLORER $250 + Dr. and Mrs. Franklin Adkinson Anonymous (4) Mrs. Anne D. Bailliere Mr. and Mrs. William L. Balfour Sanaa Balghiti-Myers and Andrew Myers Mr. and Mrs. Matt Baum Mr. and Mrs. Anthony R. Becker Mr. and Mrs. Konrad Berk Mr. Bert Berney Ms. Ethel W. Berney Mr. and Mrs. Louis Breitenother The Honorable Gerry L. Brewster Mr. and Mrs. Rick Brocato Gina Brown Ms. Andrea Burch and Mr. Daniel Gallik Mrs. Carol Burdette Ms. Lynne Cannon and Mr. Anthony Olsen Mr. Calvin Chue and Ms. Julia Romano Mr. Phillip Closius and Ms. Merritt J. Pridgeon Dr. Holly Cymet and Dr. Tyler Cymet Mr. and Mrs. Timothy W. Davis Mr. and Mrs. Michael T. Dett Mr. and Mrs. Brian Dettmann Mrs. Theresa Dieveney Ms. Linda Durey Cliff Essman and Susan Feigelman Dr. Ben M. Fertig and Dr. Elana Fertig Ms. Judith Fulton Garden Club of Twenty Erin and David Gatz Ms. Lauren A. Goodsmith Jenepher B. Hall Mrs. Lindsay D. Hardesty Ms. Mariesa Hawkins The Honorable Shelly Hettleman and Mr. Jeff Hettleman Mr. and Mrs. Crawford Hubbard Allison Ingalls and Fabien Cinus Ms. Tamera Jett-Parmer Mr. and Mrs. Baker Koppelman Hannah Krocheski

Mr. and Mrs. Justin Label Dr. and Mrs. Samuel Mace Mr. and Mrs. Clark F. MacKenzie Ms. Karen Makino Dr. and Mrs. William McConnell Mr. Pete Munsey and Ms. Jan Anderson Mr. James C. Murray Dr. and Mrs. David Nasrallah Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Naylor Ms. Rebecca J. Nelson Dr. and Mrs. Mark D. Norris Ph.D. Mr. and Mrs. Scott R. Osborne Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Owsley Mr. and Mrs. Harry Pappas Mr. and Mrs. John J. Pauliny Mr. and Mrs. W. K. Powell Mr. and Mrs. Richard Reaven Mr. Preston Reeves and Ms. Lauren Berry Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Richardson Mr. Dieter Rollfinke and Ms. Sonia Flegeal Mr. and Mrs. Tom Rutigliano Ms. Courtney Sagal Mr. and Mrs. David R. Schiminger Dr. and Mrs. Carlton C. Sexton Katie and Jody Shaw Mr. and Mrs. David Simon Mr. and Mrs. Steven Sklar Mr. and Mrs. Josh Slater Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Slater Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Slatkin Mr. and Mrs. Beetle Smith Mr. P. David Sowell St. Thomas’ Church Mr. and Mrs. John Tiralla Ms. Emily Tucker and Mr. John Justice Lori Ulloa Mrs. Umberto VillaSanta Mr. and Mrs. John Voneiff Tracy and Ben Waller Mr. and Mrs. John H. West III Mr. and Mrs. Brad Woloson Mr. Dan Zaccagnini PACESETTER $100 + Ms. Katherine Albertson Mr. and Mrs. Judd P. Anderson Ms. Ann Russell Ashton Robert Dean Avery Mr. and Mrs. Gilad Cohen Aviram Mr. William C. Baker Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Balfour Mr. and Mrs. Lev Bar-av Brian Baublitz and Pam May Nicole and Kevin Beal Mrs. Melissa Becker Lisa Belcastro Tina and George Beneman Ms. Christine Bird Simon Birenbaum Scott and Jennifer Blalock Renee and Ryan Bourke Robin and William Boyd Ms. Patricia Boyle Ms. Virginia K. Brace Dr. and Mrs. Joel Brenner Mrs. Robert S. Bricken Mr. Bob Brown and Ms. Sindee Ernst

Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Bunting Courtney Campbell Jessica Campbell Ms. Lydia Cardwell and Mr. Andrew Lund Ms. Geraldine Carey Ms. Katie Cashman Kelly Castano and Matthew Barrett Youngjee Choi Mr. and Mrs. Matt Clark Ms. Leigh Cochrane and Mr. Ron Caplan Mr. and Mrs. Carlo Colantuoni Mr. and Mrs. Grafflin Cook III Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Copeland Mr. and Mrs. S. Christopher Costa Mr. and Mrs. James Cox Ms. Lyn Cox and Ms. Rebecca Brooks Ms. Anna Curren Mr. Gislin Dagnelie Ms. Ellen Danielson Mr. Keith Danielson Mr. and Mrs. Timothy W. Davis Devin and Rachel Demers Ms. Lauren Desilva Sarah Dhillon Mr. and Mrs. Paul Dittmar Mr. and Mrs. David Donahoo Mr. and Mrs. Brian Doory Erin Dore Joseph Downs Mr. Thomas Dugas and Mrs. Amy Fine Dugas Kayleigh and Bill Early Mr. and Mrs. William Elder Ms. Stephanie Etienne Ms. Rachel Fabian Jean and Sarah Fedder Linda Felker Ms. Catherine Fields Mr. and Mrs. Brian Finkelstein Gunnar Fisher Mr. and Mrs. Michael Fishman Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Forbes Franklin Garden Club Mr. and Mrs. Bennett Gaeger Ms. Marisa Galitz Dr. Joseph Gall and Dr. Diane Dwyer Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Galuardi Ms. Wendy Gamble Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Gartner Ms. Karen Gibbs Mr. and Mrs. W. Brian Gill Ms. Miriam Glaser and Mr. Daniel Isenberg David Glasgow Heidi Goldberg Rachel Goonan and Michael Robbins Ann Gordon and Jackie MacMillan Dr. and Mrs. Jim Gordon Mr. and Mrs. Steve Grant Ms. Sharon Green Mr. Zack Green Ms. Beth Gregory Melissa Guttman Sabina Haberlen and Brady Roberts Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Claflin Hall Ms. Britt Harlow and Mr. Michael Ryan Mr. Curran W. Harvey and Ms. Joanne M. Larson Mr. Al J. Herron Ms. Priscilla Hoblitzell

Lele Horich Ms. Adreon Hubbard and Ms. Dorothy Stoltz Mr. and Mrs. Crawford Hubbard Mr. and Mrs. Josh Hurwitz Mr. and Mrs. Keith Isaacs Ms. Cornelia M. Ives Andrea and Steve Jarosinski Darlene R. Johnson and Marc Butt Ms. Danielle Kane Kathryn Kawecki and Cael Mulcahy Mr. and Mrs. Duncan Keir Mr. and Mrs. Joe Kelleher Mrs. Ellen Harvey Kelly Mrs. Anna Kharlamova Mr. and Mrs. James S. King Mr. and Mrs. Justin Klein Karen Kolowski and Aiman Shammas Mr. and Mrs. Mikhail Kozlov Mrs. Jo-Anne Kreiner Mr. Lawrence Krevor and Ms. Marjorie Norris Ms. Elisa Lane and Mr. Doron Kutnick David Layne Mr. and Mrs. Christopher B. Legg Mr. Jeffrey Lieman Tracy Lingo Mr. Marc I. Lipnick Ms. Louisa Lopez Mr. and Mrs. DeWitt Lott Rachel Lucke Ms. Emily Macenko and Mr. Andrew Reamer Ms. Margaret MacLeod Cindy Jeanne Madden Mr. and Mrs. George P. Mahoney Jr. Marian Maihan Mr. Richard D. Malsbary Mrs. Vivian Manekin Mr. Scott E. Martin Ms. CJ McAuliffe Mr. and Mrs. Sean McCaslin Ms. Margaret McKinley Ms. Claire McMillan Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Meyer Ms. Mary Page Michel Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Miller Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Miner Mr. Michael Mininsohn and Ms. Pamela Marks Mr. and Mrs. Paul Monaghan Ms. Joan Moore Dr. Amaya Moro Martin and Mr. Alberto Noriega-Crespo Mr. and Mrs. Paul Muhlhauser Linda Myers and Jay Magaziner Mr. and Mrs. G. Peter O’Neill Mr. Philip D. Orwig Mr. and Mrs. Michael Pachino James Palma and Jeri Stolk Mrs. Gayle Parnell Mrs. Mary Charlotte Parr Cheryl Pavlovsky Dr. Robert W. Peters and Ms. Nancy Mastellone Mr. and Mrs. Walter D. Pinkard Jr. Mr. and Mrs. A. MacDonough Plant Sr. Dr. and Dr. William Prevas Mr. Zachary Price Dr. Eugene P. Pryor Jr. Mr. John P. Railey and Ms. Christine J. Kuduk Mr. Walter D. Ramberg

Sujata Rana and Jonathan Murray Jered Rasmussen and Claire Pierson Dr. Anna Razynska and Mr. Jan Razynski Ms. Alison Rees and Mr. John Morgan Mr. and Mrs. James H. Resau Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Reynolds The Honorable Barry D. Richmond Mrs. Kathleen Rickle Mr. and Mrs. John H. Riehl IV Ms. Emily Ries and Mr. Benjamin Leigh Marlene and David Riley Mrs. Ava B. Roberts Miranda and Joey Rocha Mrs. Karen Ropka Heather Rosenthal Mr. Richard Rubin Ms. Caroline Rummel and Mr. Jonathan Greer Ann Saar Beulah Sabundayo Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Sawyer Ms. Kelly Schmal and Mr. Ryan Murray Weston Schreiber Mr. and Mrs. Marc Scimonelli Ms. Eileen Scully and Mr. Sebastian Seiguer Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Seville Mr. Patrick Shea Mr. and Mrs. Steven Shea Mr. and Mrs. George M. Shriver IV Erin Shucosky Mr. Cleon Shutt Jr. Ms. Jane Silver Mr. and Mrs. Steven Siperko Mr. and Mrs. James T. Smith Jr. Ms. Lorna Sotoloff Mr. David Soud and Ms. Rohini Ralby Mr. and Mrs. Daniel South Ms. Stephanie Sparks and Mr. David Bolling Maria Spiegel and Joseph Hsu Adam Spira Arushi Srivastava and Ninad B. Kothari Dr. and Mrs. Harold C. Standiford Mr. and Mrs. Chris Steele Leslie and Mark Steele Ewa and Robert Stevens Ms. Andrea Stronski and Mr. Doug Conyers Mr. and Mrs. Brendan Sullivan Ms. Eva Sunell Kim Szager-Hemler and Rebecca Hemler Mr. and Mrs. Michael Telewicz Mr. and Mrs. Philip Toohey Mr. and Mrs. Matt Tucker Ms. Victoria Vestrich and Mr. Neil Shade Visionary Eye Care, LLC Mrs. Ilene Vogelstein Rachael and Timothy Wallace Mrs. Katharine M. Washburne Ms. Melissa Weinberg and Mr. Brian Kirby Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Weingram Mr. and Mrs. Nolan Weltchek Dr. and Mrs. E. F. Shaw Wilgis Ms. Ann Williams Mr. and Mrs. Robert K. Wood Jr. Mr. and Mrs. William Wright Lauren and Charles Ziegler

CULTIVATING COMMUNITY CAMPAIGN $250,000 + Charles T. Bauer Charitable Foundation $100,000 + Gail and Jim Riepe $50,000 + Middendorf Foundation, Inc. $25,000 + Constellation $15,000 + Amy Jean Boebel $10,000 + David and Jen Dardis Nettie and Tom Washburn $5,000 + Kari-Ann and Mark Lynne $2,500 + Leah and Jeff Maddox Brian and Joy Singer Bob and Arden Travers $1,000 + Green Spring Valley Garden Club Cara and Mark Norris Charm City Run GRANTS AND FOUNDATIONS $50,000 + The Citizens of Baltimore County The Orokawa Foundation $25,000 + The John J. Leidy Foundation Medicine Bow Fund $15,000 + Anonymous Arbor Dog Foundation Bunting Family Foundation E. C. Wareheim Foundation Galanthus Foundation John Ben Snow Memorial Trust The Kahlert Foundation Maryland State Department of Education AID/State Aided Maryland State Department of Education Office of Child Care $10,000 + Clayton Baker Trust NAIOP Maryland The Thomas Wilson Sanitarium for Children of Baltimore City $5,000 + Biohabitats The Dillon Fund

Lois and Philip Macht Family Philanthropic Fund PUMPKINS ON THE GREEN T. Rowe Price Foundation, Inc. 2022 VIP UNDERWRITERS Venable Foundation $3,000 $2,500 + Jeanne and Kurt Aarsand J.C. Crothers Foundation Arielle Goldman and Stephen Krichbaum Maryland Department of Housing and Harry William Holt, Jr. Community Assurance The Lynn and Terral Jordan Fund Merritt Properties Ms. Diana Krevor-Levine and Dr. Robert Levine The Dr. Allan and Charlene Macht Gail Macht $1,000 + Brook Family Philanthropic Fund Howard C. Muller & Marguerite E. Muller Jennifer and Christopher Paternotte Charitable Foundation George S. Rich Family Foundation Koinonia Foundation William and Lynn Roohan L’Aiglon Foundation Dave and Kristin Schiminger The Paul and Emily Singer Family Foundation PUMPKINS ON THE GREEN The Yapsuga Family 2022 SPONSORS $1,500 TITLE $20,000 Elizabeth and Lee Gaines M&T Bank Geo-Technology Associates, Inc. Lexie and John Greene SUPPORTING $10,000 + T. Rowe Price Arbor Valley Tree Service George and Jennifer Reynolds Constellation Kimberly and John Wolff ADVOCATE $6,000 Bolton Caves Farm The Cordish Companies The Eisenbrandt Companies Greenberg Gibbons Commercial MarketWise Solutions Obrecht Properties ProMD Health PURE Insurance The Whit Harvey Group PATRON $3,000 AR Marani Baltimore Ravens Brown Advisory Green Spring Wellness Forbes Design Center GWWO, Inc. / Architects Knott Mechanical Maury Donnelly & Parr, Inc McCormick & Company, Inc. Niles, Barton & Wilmer, LLP Pinehurst Nursery William Blair FRIEND $2,000 A.J. Billig & Company, Auctioneers Aetna U.S. Healthcare, Inc. Beechbrook Landscape Architecture CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Charm City Run Cigna Healthcare Everside Health MetLife Miles & Stockbridge Offit Kurman Attorneys at Law Resource Environmental Solutions Stevenson University Ten Oaks Homes The Standard VEL

$750 Bonnie and David Allan Laura and Sander Campbell Ecotone Leila and Ridge Hardy Mike and Gerry Harris Farida and Chris Hughes Leah and Jeff Maddox Randolph Metcalfe James C. Murray Wells and Mary Obrecht Merle and Tom Peace People’s Water Service Thomas and Barbara Schweizer Robin and Will Tress Scott Vandiver and Stacy-Seward Vandiver Nettie and Tom Washburn GIFTS IN HONOR in Honor of Nancy B. Allchin Mr. Douglas Allchin for the Birthday of Ariel Allen Ms. Alana Snyder in Honor of All Volunteers at Irvine Nature Center Dr. Elana Fertig and Dr. Ben M. Fertig in Honor of Irvine’s Animal Care Team Mr. and Mrs. William W. Whitehurst III in Honor of Elizabeth Cook Anonymous for the Birthday of Mario Cuocci Amanda Cuocci in Honor of Susan and Timothy Davis Rosie and Simon Aronin a Holiday Gift for Lucas Dett Mr. and Mrs. Michael T. Dett in Honor of Isaac Easton Ms. Sara Skotzko in Honor of Kitanna Easton Ms. Sara Skotzko in Honor of W.T. Dixon Gibbs

Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Lapham in Honor of Janet Harvey Mr. and Mrs. Eric M. DeCosta for the Birthday of Ava Hilderbrand Lauren Copper Eunjoo Ellis Don and Cheryl Anna Powell Leia Wilson a Holiday Gift for Harry Holt, Sr. Nancy Brown-Holt Karen Proudford in Honor of Jensen Hufnagel Mr. J. Keith Bowers and Ms. Christel K. Cothran in Honor of the Native Plant Sale Mr. J. Keith Bowers and Ms. Christel K. Cothran in Honor of Earth Friends teaching teams Ms. Lyn Cox and Ms. Rebecca Brooks in Honor of Lynn Jordan Mr. Philip Perkins and Ms. Margaret Allen in Honor of Samuel Kelemen Lisa Kelemen for the Birthday of Aviva Khan Ms. Rebecca Leaf in Honor of Margaret Lawrence Mr. and Mrs. Preston G. Athey a Holiday Gift for Audrey and Dylan Levenson Ms. Linda Durey in Honor of Annie Lewis’s 1/2 Marathon Fundraiser Mr. and Mrs. Edward Lewis in Honor of Karen Madigan Mr. and Mrs. Sameer Joshi in Honor of Mark & Cara Norris, Mae & Sofia Mr. and Mrs. David Y. Norris in Honor of Gayle Parnell Robert Dean Avery in Honor of Chris and Jen Paternotte Mr. and Mrs. Matt Baum Melissa Guttman in Honor of Katharine Pinkard Mr. Zack Green in Honor of Adam Powell Heather Tracey for the Birthday of Dane Rianhard Courtenay Chavez in Honor of Katie Rooney Mr. and Mrs. Sameer Joshi in Honor of Sandra Simon Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Kelbaugh in Honor of Anna Smith Mary and Cato Carpenter Jennifer Meyerhoff in Honor of Max and Daddy Mr. and Mrs. Edward C. Teffeau in Honor of Anna Lincoln Whitehurst Heather Rosenthal Mr. and Mrs. Jared Spahn GIFTS IN MEMORY in Memory of Luke Miller Allen Mr. and Mrs. Charles Allen in Memory of Avery Berman Sarah Calhoun in Memory of Ray Bietsch

Ms. Lauren Kallins in Memory of Sarah Bloomer Mr. Frederick H. Frey in Memory of William F. Blue Mrs. William F. Blue in Memory of Betsy Brock Mr. Jason Beauregard in Memory of Eugenia Fisher Elder Mrs. Susan Iglehart Mr. and Mrs. Ernest D. Levering Ann MacNeille and Macy Nelson Margie MacNeille and Julian Mason Ms. Rachel Vere Nicoll in Memory of Joan Hoblitzell Mrs. Mary Hannah Arnot Ms. Marjorie M. Bride and Dr. M. Terry McEnany in Memory of Barbara Kelly Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Hirsch in Memory of Michael B. Klein Mr. and Mrs. Tim Lewis in Memory of Joan Kolker Mr. Peter Lucas in Memory of Cornelia Levering Mr. and Mrs. Edwin W. Levering IV in Memory of Mushroom Cindy Jeanne Madden in Memory of Jeannine Michel Ms. Patricia Alt Susan Ashtianie Ms. Amy Bartholomee Mr. Jeff Brookes Ms. Ann Burton Carmen Diaz-Vergara Mr. and Mrs. Douglass G. Doak Mr. William Gallion Ms. Kathryn Grossman Ms. Marilyn Handwerger Ms. Amy Herr Ms. Allison Joyce Mr. Robert Kavetsky Ms. Erika Loder Ms. Nicole Marsh Mr. John Meise Joan Michel Mr. Jon Michel Ms. Eugenia Sander Ms. Lauren Schwiebert Mr. and Mrs. Manny Shalowitz Ms. Eunice W. Shands Ms. Lydia Thomas Ms. Patricia Vandrey Dana Weckesser Ms. Mary Bea Wright-Daly in Memory of Emily Myers Sarah Calhoun in Memory of Charlie Nelson Sarah Calhoun in Memory of James Piper III Mr. and Mrs. Chris Baratta Mr. and Mrs. William E. Berndt Mrs. William Fownes Blue Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Blue Mrs. Anne F. Dorsey Mrs. Molly Hathaway Mr. and Mrs. Samuel K. Himmelrich Jr. Ms. Mary Page Michel Ms. Sally M. Prince

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Sears Mr. and Mrs. John Snead Ms. Allison B. Spadone Mr. William G. and Rev. Caroline R. Stewart in Memory of Judy Sowell Mr. P. David Sowell in Memory of C. Van Leuvan Stewart Mrs. Clare H. Stewart in Memory of Frank Trotta Ms. Elise M. Burns in Memory of John Wagener Carolyn Sellman in Memory of William E. Wilcox Ms. Cheryl Goldsmith in Memory of Jean Worthley Mr. Colin A. MacLachlan IN MEMORIAM

James Piper III | 1934-2023 Jimmy Piper, Emeritus Trustee, was one of the original founders of Irvine Nature Center 48 years ago. He was instrumental in the organization’s growth and a loyal supporter for over four decades. We miss his visionary leadership and generous soul. IRVINE LEGACY SOCIETY Anonymous Mrs. Richard Allchin Mrs. Jeanne H. Baetjer* Ms. Joan S. Barton* Estate of Lane Berk* Ms. J. Catherine Bishop* Ms. E.J. Coffin* Mrs. Olivia I. Dodge* Ms. Ruth Fegley* Mr. and Mrs. W.T. Dixon Gibbs Jr. Mr. Louis Hillman Mrs. Townsend Hoen Mr. and Mrs. Daniel I. Kemper Mrs. Cynthia Murray Mr. and Mrs. G. Peter O’Neill Mr. W. Brooks Paternotte Mr. James Piper III* Mrs. Ann L. B. Yellott* *Deceased GARDEN CLUB DONORS Annapolis Horticulture Society Franklin Garden Club Garden Club of Twenty Gibson Island Garden Club Green Spring Valley Garden Club Gunpowder Garden Club Lutherville Garden Club Monkton Garden Club Mt. Washington Garden Club Town and Country Garden Club

MONTHLY DONORS Mr. and Mrs. Anthony R. Becker Mrs. Melissa Becker Lisa Belcastro Kristen Blosser Mr. Ron Caplan and Ms. Leigh Cochrane Dr. Holly Cymet and Dr. Tyler Cymet Ms. Ellen Danielson Dr. Ben M. Fertig and Dr. Elana Fertig Ms. Marisa Galitz Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Galuardi David Glasgow Harry William Holt, Jr. Ms. Elissa Hozore and Dr. Charles Locke Ms. Adreon Hubbard and Ms. Dorothy Stoltz Mr. and Mrs. Mitch Kearney Dr. Charles Locke and Ms. Elissa Hozore Ms. CJ McAuliffe Mr. and Mrs. W. K. Powell Ms. Alison Rees and Mr. John Morgan Mrs. Karen Ropka Ms. Courtney Sagal Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Sawyer Mr. and Mrs. Chad Steele Mr. and Mrs. Chris Steele Mr. and Mrs. William Wright IN-KIND GIFTS AND SERVICES Mr. and Mrs. Kurt Aarsand Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey Adams Arbor Valley Tree Service Mr. and Mrs. Mark Arnold Baltimore Ravens Barrett’s Grill Mrs. Susan Beare BGE, an Exelon Company Robin Bille Butler Cabin Caves Farm Checkerspot Brewing Company Chesapeake Beverage Angie and Blake Cordish Dr. Meghan F. Davis Ms. Marion P. DeGroff Sandra DeMillo Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Farber Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Flamholz Tom and Lois Frank Ms. Kathy Frazier The French Paradox Wines G and G Catering Mr. and Mrs. John W. Guinee Mr. and Mrs. G. Ridgely Hardy Mr. and Mrs. Michael Harris Mrs. Molly Hathaway Mr. and Mrs. Harry W. Holt Jr. Humidour Cigar Shoppe Smyth Jewelers Mr. and Mrs. Terral Jordan Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Keelty Sorrell King Mr. and Mrs. David Knipp Diana Krevor Mr. Mark B. Letzer Lauring Dermatology Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Maddox

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Marsden Kiley and Will Mellor Mr. and Mrs. Tyler Mills Morgan Truesdell Gifts & Candy Mrs. Cassandra S. Naylor Mr. and Mrs. C. Ashton Newhall North Furnishings Oregon Grille Mr. and Mrs. Harris Peace Kate Perito Pinehurst Nursery

Mr. and Mrs. Gregory C. Pinkard Mr. and Mrs. George K. Reynolds III Sassanova Mr. and Mrs. James Shea Anna and Beetle Smith Mrs. Clare H. Stewart Ms. Lillie Stewart Dr. Clare Walker Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Washburn Mr. and Mrs. John Worthington

SPECIAL PROJECTS Dr. and Mrs. Dan Morhaim Mr. and Mrs. George K. Reynolds III Anna and Beetle Smith

We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this list. If you notice any errors, please accept our apologies and contact us at 443-738-9241.


(July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023) Full Financials can be found on Irvine’s website.



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Board of Trustees Founder Olivia Irvine Dodge President David O. Dardis Vice President Harry William Holt, Jr. Secretary Nettie Washburn Treasurer Leah Maddox Trustees Geoffrey L. Adams Theodore W. Bauer Amy Jean Boebel Debbie Cameron Melissa Chiasera Frank Dudek Jack Finney John Guinee Mike Harris Diana M. Krevor Josh Levinson Annie Jenkins Lewis Catherine P. McDonnell Katie Miller Lexie Rich Mills Mark D. Norris, PhD George K. Reynolds Brian Singer Anna L. Smith Chad Steele Robert Travers Trustees Emeriti Nancy B. Allchin William L. Balfour Angus M. Burton Suzanne E. Chapelle, PhD Marion DeGroff Frances H. Flanigan Malcolm Gee W.T. Dixon Gibbs, Jr. Robert H. Johnson Lynn R. Jordan Ellen H. Kelly Robert L. Mardiney Clem Palevich Gregory C. Pinkard Page Ward Seville Barbara B. Shea Judy Van Dyke Howie Wolfe Executive Director W. Brooks Paternotte Photography by Rich Riggins, David Stuck, Irvine Staff

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