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Category: Funding | The Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame

On-Line Donate Link is Live

On-Line Donate Link is Live

Out of the Mail Age and into the Digital Age, WCHF now has an on-line donate and join function.WCHF Donate Page

Thanks to some much appreciated volunteer time from Jim and Sunshine Buchholz, WCHF now has an online donate and join function. Use this page to renew your membership or make a year-end donation to the WCHF with the convenient PayPal feature. The Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame (WCHF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your membership/donation is tax-deductible.

Just click on the Join/Donate tab on the WCHF website and give it a try.…

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WCHF receives First Thrivent Choice Program Donation

WCHF receives First Thrivent Choice Program Donation

Reference my earlier post WCHF enrolled in Thrivent Choice Program. We recently received our first donation through the Thrivent Choice Program!

Jerry Knuth, WCHF Secretary, wrote:

“Following up on your recent announcement about WCHF now being eligible for Thrivent Choice Dollars, I gave the folks at Thrivent a call to make sure the Hall of Fame is now listed.  It is, so I have directed Choice Dollars to be wired to the WCHF Bank Account. I’m told that the wire transfer should go out at the end of next week and will show up on the next Bank Statement. It’s a start toward our 100th WCHF Inductee Fundraiser.

Your announcement, Donna, was a good explanation. If eligible Thrivent Customers are interested in directing Choice …

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September 9th is the 100th Anniversary of Lorrie Otto’s Birth

September 9th is the 100th Anniversary of Lorrie Otto’s Birth

Today, September 9th would have been Lorrie Otto’s 100th birthday. Lorrie Otto — Queen of the Prairie. Lorrie Otto — the inspiration for Wild Ones — was a 1999 inductee into the Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame. Consider making a donation in her memory to the Hall of Fame Today!

LORRIE’S STORY

Lorraine “Lorrie” Stoeber was born in 1919 near Madison, Wisconsin. She lived on a farm where she learned to love the soil and the biodiversity of the landscape. As a young woman who was tall and smart, she got involved in many things from modeling evening gowns for wholesale houses to preparing to be a pilot in the World War II Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) program.

She graduated from the University …

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The Wisconsin Pollinator Protection Fund

The Wisconsin Pollinator Protection Fund

Anonymous members of WCHF voting member organization Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin recently donated $500,000 to establish the Wisconsin Pollinator Protection Fund which will support native pollinator conservation across the State. This donation requires a matching donation to establish a permanent endowment fund for Wisconsin pollinator conservation.

Goals of the program include:

  1. capacity building for Wisconsin polliantor conservation
  2. habitat creation and enhancement
  3. research and monitoring
  4. education and outreach

See also Anonymous half-million dollar donation creates hope for Wisconsin pollinators.

For more information, contact Caitlin Williamson Director of Conservation Programs.…

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WCHF Enrolled in Thrivent Choice Program

WCHF Enrolled in Thrivent Choice Program

We received word this past week that the Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame Foundation Inc is now enrolled in Thrivent Choice® and will be listed in the Thrivent Choice online catalog.

Thrivent Choice is a member-advised program that allows eligible members to recommend where Thrivent distributes part of its charitable outreach funds each year. When eligible Thrivent members direct Choice Dollars® to WCHF in a particular month, Thrivent reviews the recommendation and makes an electronic deposit in our bank account by the 10th of the following month. Those funds may be used to carry out the WCHF mission.

Please make friends, co-workers and family members, who may be eligible to direct Choice Dollars, aware of this recognition. WCHF Thrivent Choice

If you …

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