WCHF Receives $250 Seed Money from Thrivent Financial

WCHF is pleased to announce they have received “seed money” in the amount of $250 from Thrivent Financial. This seed money is to be used toward developing a Touchscreen Computer Exhibit for the Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame Gallery.

Thank you to the Thrivent Action Team that made this possible.

 

Thrivent Action Teams

Thrivent Financial is a not-for-profit financial services organization which helps people be wise with their money, and helps their members to live generously and make a positive impact in their community. Thrivent members have the opportunity to carry out two Action Team projects each year. Approved project leaders receive $250 in “seed money” to carry out a community service project. The seed money helps offset event costs, provide food and beverages for volunteers, and purchase supplies for fundraisers and educational events or opportunities. To learn more, visit Thrivent Action Teams.

WCHF Receives Notice of Besadny Grant

WCHF was recently notified by the Natural Resources Foundation (NWF) that they will be receiving a C.D. Besadny Conservation grant for $1,000 to be used to develop a Touchscreen Computer Exhibit for Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame Gallery. The actual award will be delivered in person to the WCHF Board on November 3, 2018. Congratulations to WCHF.

Thank you to the Natural Resources Foundation.

List of other grant recipients.

WCHF Receives Grant from We Energies

We Energies Foundation has granted WCHF $1000 toward the development of a new computer exhibit in the Hall of Fame.

WCHF Treasurer Steve Levine has received a check in the amount of $1000 from We Energies Foundation as a grant to be used in support of the development of  a touchscreen computer exhibit in the Hall of Fame at the Schmeeckle Reserve Visitor Center. We are hoping to develop this in time for 2019’s Induction ceremony visitors to use. Read more

WCHF Receives C.D. Besadny Conservation Grant

This past year, WCHF received a C.D. Besadny Conservation grant for $1,000 through the Natural Resources Foundation (NWF) of Wisconsin for the purpose of expanding the WCHF website. The actual award was delivered in person to the WCHF Board at their annual meeting at the Schmeeckle Reserve Visitor Center on November 4, 2018 by NWF Board member Bill Lunney.

For over thirty years NWF has worked to preserve our state’s most vulnerable public resources – our land, our water, our endangered species as well as providing conservation education to thousands.

In making the presentation, Bill said “Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction” as well as physical and mental health. So we are all in this together.”

He concluded with, “The Natural Resources Foundation is pleased to present the Besadny grant award to the Conservation Hall of Fame. The grant to the Hall of Fame will help with website design and upgrades. The committee felt its importance mirrors the evolving methods of getting one’s message across many venues and commended the Board and staff for taking those steps. It will help the Hall of Fame do its important work even more effectively by getting the message out to larger more diverse audiences.

We look forward to working closely with the Hall of Fame to preserve Wisconsin’s Conservation Legacy for the future.”

The Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin is a new voting member of WCHF and on the WCHF Board of Directors.

Shown above are (left to right) Ruth Oppedahl, NRF Executive Director and WCHF Director; Bill Lunney, NRF Board Member and Besadny Grants committee; Donna VanBuecken, WCHF Vice President and grant writer; Joe Passineau, WCHF President and Diane Lueck, past-Chair NRF Board of Directors. Photo by Donna VanBuecken

Thank you Natural Resources Foundation. Congratulations to WCHF.

WCHF Receives C.D. Besadny Conservation Grant

WCHF was recently notified by the Natural Resources Foundation (NWF) that they will be receiving a C.D. Besadny Conservation grant  for $1,000 to be used expand the WCHF website. The actual award will be delivered in person to the WCHF Board on November 4, 2017 by Bill Lunney. Congratulations to WCHF.

Thank you to the Natural Resources Foundation.

List of other grant recipients.