From Our Chairman and CEO

R. Michael Leonard, ChairmanLawrence A. Selzer, PresidentFrom our first day in 1985, The Conservation Fund has pursued its distinct vision of environmental protection while advancing economic vitality. In other words, we replace the premise of “or” with the promise of “and.” We can have a healthy environment and a vibrant economy; protect nature and create jobs; conserve natural resources and use them sustainably; and support development and develop responsibly.

We are a nonprofit, but that does not mean we ignore market forces, realistic financial models or getting ahead of emerging issues. While economic disparity has gone on for too long, we have been addressing it for decades, recognizing that the spirit of enterprise is alive and well in America. A lot of our work happens in the very places that are rich in natural resources but deprived in economic circumstances. Many people in these areas are not waiting for the next job or for someone else to make their community better—they are creating their own future now.

While conventional jobs have evaporated in many small towns and isolated rural settings, these are the places where the seedlings of green business are growing rapidly. Local food, value-added agriculture, renewable energy, tourism, new markets for nutrition and other products are buoying commerce while conserving natural resources. We have found that with relatively small investments of grants or loans, imagination and drive does the rest. Our conservation-led approach addresses a broader national challenge for helping revive communities by spurring new jobs while using natural resources wisely.

We’re also hard at work ensuring nature has a place in our cities, where more than 80 percent of Americans now live. While investment in “hard” infrastructure is essential, so is our investment in parks, garden plots, trails, tree canopy and other “green infrastructure.” These natural elements help create the cities of tomorrow rather than repeating past mistakes, building in practical solutions to flood management and water quality. Green infrastructure creates jobs, too—reviving traditional skills and creating new opportunities.

As you read our report on the Fund’s accomplishments in 2016, you’ll find many stories that depict our commitment to conserve the resources that built our country and use them in a way that invigorates our future prosperity. From remote rural locations to dense urban settings, conservation does indeed work for America.


  • R. Michael Leonard, Chairman
    R. Michael Leonard, Chairman
  • Lawrence A. Selzer, President
    Lawrence A. Selzer, President

Our Vision

The Conservation Fund works at the intersection of conservation and community—we believe that environmental protection and economic vitality are inseparable.

Together We Can

...replace the premise of “or” with the promise of “and.”
healthy environment

Have a Healthy Environment...

Conserved nearly 1,250,000 acres of working farms and ranches—keeping livelihoods, habitat and landscapes protected.
vibrant economy

...and a Vibrant Economy

Awarded over $3.2 million in grants to community organizations that preserve the rural landscape and strengthen local economies—supporting 1,000 local “green” jobs and providing a $12-to-$1 return on investment through our Resourceful Communities program.
protect nature

Protect Nature...

Protected more than 7.8 million acres since 1985.
create jobs

...and Create Jobs

Created or retained more than 3,000 jobs at over 180 businesses in underserved rural and urban communities throughout central Appalachia and the Southeast through our Natural Capital Investment Fund.
conserve resources

Conserve Natural Resources...

Provided $180 million in bridge financing to our partners through our Land Conservation Loans program to acquire land with a fair market value of over $365 million dollars.
use sustainably

...and Use Them Sustainably

Protected and sustainably managed over 470,000 acres of working forest in 14 states through our Working Forest Fund—keeping forest product jobs and ecosystems intact.
support development

Support Development...

Worked with agency partners and developers on more than 160 mitigation projects in 29 states—completing more species mitigation than any other entity in the United States while protecting over $237 million in fair market value of lands.
develop responsibly

...and Develop Responsibly

Delivered green infrastructure plans in 40 states and completed statewide green infrastructure network mapping in 19 of those—helping communities balance nature and the built environment.

2016 Highlights

Click on the photos below to explore our work in 2016.
Our work spanning three decades has a clear and distinct theme, reflecting our founders’ fundamental belief that conservation can and should advance the economic well-being of people and their communities—as we say it—“making conservation work for America.”
Lawrence A. Selzer, President

Redefining Conservation in West Virginia...

In southern West Virginia, coal fueled the state’s prosperity for generations. But in recent years, the coal industry has slowed, and local communities are struggling economically. The Conservation Fund is working across the Appalachian region to help these communities with this transition by demonstrating how conservation can be a sustainable alternative for economic development.

Through our Working Forest Fund, we purchased more than 32,000 acres of forestland vulnerable to fragmentation and development in Logan, Lincoln and Mingo counties. Previously industrially owned, this rough, rugged territory once sheltered majestic, thousand-pound elk native to the region. We are working with the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources to co-manage the property as a sustainable working forest, safeguarding the timber economy and forestry-based jobs, and as habitat for elk—which had not been seen in West Virginia for almost 150 years until we helped reintroduce them in 2016. This property is now the state’s largest conserved block of prime elk habitat.

Protecting this wild landscape offers significant potential for ecotourism, hunting and other public wildlife-related recreation. To help communities capitalize on those opportunities, our Natural Capital Investment Fund (NCIF) teamed up with the Hatfield-McCoy Regional Recreation Authority to support tourism-related small businesses in communities along the Hatfield-McCoy Trail, one of the largest ATV trail systems in the world, through $2.6 million in grants from the Appalachian Regional Commission. Rebuild Struggling Economies

Southern West Virginia’s story echoes throughout America—a tale of once-thriving single-industry towns brought down by a collapsing market. Beyond its environmental value for wildlife habitat, cleaner air and cleaner drinking water, conservation also provides new economic opportunities for communities looking to diversify. These two initiatives in West Virginia will create hundreds of new jobs, contribute millions of dollars to the local economy, and preserve southern West Virginia’s rural heritage and strong ties to its land for generations to come.

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“Tourism, hunting and logging are all important parts of our state’s economy, and these protected acres will provide opportunities for all of these revenue-generating activities.”—Evan Jenkins, U.S. Representative

Investing in Central Appalachia and the SouthEast…

We pride ourselves on finding creative solutions to advance the conservation of natural resources. For the Natural Capital Investment Fund (NCIF), our green business lending arm, that means investing in central Appalachia and the Southeast, where we finance and advise some of the most innovative entrepreneurs in the region—work that advances conservation.

For example, NCIF provided a loan to Earthseed Land Cooperative—an organization that supports the collective health, wealth and environmental sustainability of diverse communities in Durham, North Carolina—to quadruple the acreage of its land base. Earthseed will host outdoor classes, events and farm plots, while serving as a business incubator and much-needed community resource for people of color.

In West Virginia, a bright idea is helping Inter-State Hardwoods of Bartow reduce its energy consumption by 40 percent and save nearly $3 million over 15 years. With NCIF’s assistance, this family-owned sawmill secured a grant through the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) for LED lighting upgrades and to replace four 30-year-old wood-fired dry kilns with new energy efficient ones.

NCIF’s Value Chain Cluster Initiative’s core strategy is to build resilient food and farm businesses that create jobs throughout West Virginia by growing, buying, moving and consuming local foods. In the Greenbrier Valley of West Virginia, NCIF provided financing, technical assistance and coaching to help two college friends turn their brewing hobby into Hawk Knob Hard Cider and Mead, the state’s first cidery business that sources all its apples locally. We’ve also worked with Swift Level Land and Cattle Co., a family-owned cattle farm and agritourism destination, to keep up with demand for its high-quality, grass-fed beef. With our ongoing technical assistance and three rounds of financing, Swift Level has been able to add new value-added products and increase sales and profitability. And Swift Level now proudly serves Hawk Knob ciders at events it hosts—connecting two thriving, local businesses and contributing to each company’s bottom line.

…to Support Innovative Entrepreneurs in Underserved Communities

Our work extends beyond land protection; we invest in communities—and entire regions—for long-term sustainability that benefits people, the environment and the economy. Through NCIF, we’ve provided 17,111 hours of technical assistance to 924 companies, and we’ve helped create or retain more than 3,000 jobs at 183 businesses. We empower entrepreneurs with the tools and resources they need to achieve their bold visions.

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“Natural capital abounds in central Appalachia and the Southeast; financial capital does not. By providing funding and know-how to the region’s entrepreneurs, NCIF helps create sustainable businesses where once only extractive industries thrived. NCIF often partners with local banks. This combined leverage allows businesses to acquire the equipment and technology that both respects the environment and generates real, living wages for local employees.”—Gat Caperton, CEO, Gat Creek; Chairman of the Board, Natural Capital Investment Fund
The Conservation Fund
has saved over
7.8 million acres

From Our CFO

Dave Phillips
Thanks to our supporters and partners, 2016 was another strong year for The Conservation Fund, and we continue to be the best investment in conservation.

Since our founding in 1985, swiftness and agility have remained core to our work. But it’s also our ability to execute—which is born from our trusted and established relationships with our partners—that has been a hallmark of our continued success. We invest in people and communities to do meaningful and sustainable work across this nation.

The Fund’s Total Consolidated Revenues at the end of 2016 came in at a healthy $225,551,200, a 2% increase over the prior year and one of the largest amounts in our history. We continued to diversify our revenue streams, and expanded critically important initiatives such as our Working Forest Fund, Mitigation Solutions and the Land Conservation Loan program which accelerate results and speed to market.

With 98 percent of all revenue going directly into conservation programs, the Fund’s dollars were targeted where the most benefits could be realized.  We remained the most effective organization in our peer group: rated A+ by Charity Watch and awarded 4 stars by Charity Navigator for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.

Of course, the gap between strategy and execution is always complemented by talent, and it’s our forward-thinking, adept staff who bridge that gap. A lesson I learned early on is that the only way to make the numbers better is to build the strongest team.  And we have what I believe are the best and brightest in our field.

Thank you for your continued support.


David K. Phillips Jr.
Executive Vice President
CFO, Treasurer, CPA

Combined Statement of Activities
And Changes In Net Assets

For the year ended December 31, 2016, with comparative totals for 2015

Support and Revenue 2016 Total 2015 Total
Conservation Land Transactions 104,238,000 69,814,500
Mitigation/Carbon/Timber 34,716,100 35,536,400
Foundation Contributions 22,816,900 30,804,700
Gifts of Land 22,120,300 14,125,500
Investment and Other Programs 11,158,200 7,960,000
Individual Contributions 9,755,500 14,090,600
Contract Income 8,434,200 6,659,800
Federal and State Grants 8,429,200 9,723,800
Corporate Contributions 2,414,100 26,886,400
Other Contributions 1,468,700 5,942,200
Total Support and Revenue $225,551,200 $221,544,000

Expenses 2016 Total 2015 Total
Total Conservation Programs 223,343,900 178,975,200
Management and General 2,588,200 2,815,500
Fundraising 1,722,100 2,138,900
Total Expenses $227,654,200 $183,929,500

Change in Net Assets ($2,103,000)* $37,614,500
 Net Assets, Beginning of Year $594,310,900 $556,696,400
Net Assets, End of Year $592,207,900 $594,310,900

*Net losses in real estate activity are a normal and recurring part of our business model as we acquire and dispose of property in different fiscal periods. These losses, when they occur, do not affect yearly operating results. Such was the case in 2016 where the $2.1M loss was the result of a nearly $20M book write-down of a very large property in North Carolina that was acquired and then transferred to a partner agency in different fiscal years.

Sources of Funds - 2016

Conservation Land Transactions 104,238,000
Mitigation/Carbon/Timber 34,716,100
Foundation Contributions 22,816,900
Gifts of Land 22,120,300
Investment and Other Programs 11,158,200
Individual Contributions 9,755,500
Contract Income 8,434,200
Federal and State Grants 8,429,200
Corporate Contributions 2,414,100
Other Contributions 1,468,700

Uses of Funds - 2016

Total Conservation Programs $223,343,900
Management and General $2,588,200
Fundraising $1,722,100


Board of Directors


Chairman of the Board

R. Michael Leonard
North Carolina

Vice Chairman

John Winthrop Jr.

President and CEO

Lawrence A. Selzer
Kay Kelley Arnold
Julie G. Barker
Julie G. Barker
Todd Carter
Todd J. Carter
Charles R. Cherington
Luis de la Garza
Stephen A. Elbert
Paul E. Hagen
District of Columbia
G. Wilson Hughes
James A. Joseph
North Carolina
Thruston B. Morton III
North Carolina
Charles Porter Schutt III
Jill Long Thompson
Jill L. Long Thompson
Jay F. Wagley
James M. Whitehurst
North Carolina

Chairman Emeritus

Patrick F. Noonan

Director Emeritus

Gilbert M. Grosvenor

Director Emeritus

Kiku H. Hanes

Director Emeritus

In Memory of
Charles R. Jordan


Collectively, our officers have more than 600 years of conservation experience.


Chairman of the Board

R. Michael Leonard

Vice Chairman

John Winthrop Jr.

President and CEO

Lawrence A. Selzer
Holly Cannon
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Richard L. Erdmann
Executive Vice President
David K. Phillips, Jr.
Executive Vice President, CFO, Treasurer, CPA
Mark W. Elsbree
Senior Vice President, Conservation Acquisition, Western Region
Sydney S. Macy
Senior Vice President, Western Regional Director
Robin Murphy
Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications
Blaine T. Phillips Jr.
Senior Vice President, Conservation Acquisition, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Regions
Matthew S. Sexton
Senior Vice President, Conservation Acquisition, Southeastern Region
Evan H. Smith
Senior Vice President, Conservation Ventures
William L. Allen, III
William L. Allen, III
Vice President, Conservation Services
Alisa E. Borland
Vice President, Development
Brian J. Dangler
Brian J. Dangler
Vice President, Director - Working Forest Fund
Thomas R. Duffus
Vice President, Midwest Region and Northeast Rep., Conservation Acquisition
Joseph A. Hankins
Vice President and Director of the Freshwater Institute
Jena C. Meredith
Jena C. Meredith
Vice President, Business Partnerships
Erik J. Meyers
Vice President
Jodi R. O'Day
Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Assistant Secretary
Kelly M. Reed
Kelly M. Reed
Vice President, Government Relations
Mikki J. Sager
Vice President and Director of Resourceful Communities
Gates Watson
Gates M. Watson
Vice President, Montana and Northwest Director, Conservation Acquisition
Margaret A. McCants
Elizabeth Engle
Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Secretary
Paul F. Hurt
Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Secretary
[not pictured]

Beth Ann Burns
Assistant Secretary
Scott M. Tison
Assistant Secretary


National Office

(Arlington, VA)

Alisa Borland
Vice President of Development

Kendra Briechle
Senior Training Associate, Conservation Leadership Network

Deborah Branch
Desktop System Administrator, IT

Beth Ann Burns
Executive Assistant to the Chairman Emeritus

Holly Cannon
Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Claire  Cooney
Senior Major Gifts and Communications Officer

Michael Cox

Lily G. Engle
Deputy General Counsel

Richard L. Erdmann
Executive Vice President

Joyce Ferrell
Director, Human Resources and Administration

Reggie Hall
Director, Land Conservation Loans

Alterra Hetzel
Manager, Business Partnerships

Zhivko Illeieff
Online Content Manager & Creator

Kelly Ingebritson
Senior Representative, Government Relations

Rachael Joiner
Major Gifts Manager

Patricia Kelmartin
Assistant Controller

Frances H. Kennedy
Director, Historic Lands Program, Consultant

Dagny Leonard
Marketing and Communications Specialist

Kecia Logan
Real Estate Assistant

Hazel Mayers

Meg McCants
Conservation Acquisition Department Manager and Secretary to the Board of Directors

Raiza D. McCutchan
Assistant Controller

Erik Meyers
Vice President

Carolyn McCoy
Senior Paralegal

Robin Murphy
Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications

Patrick F. Noonan
Chairman Emeritus

Ainsley M. Pittman
Development Manager

David K. Phillips Jr.
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Kelly M. Reed
Vice President of Government Relations

Bobbi Reierson
Development Assistant

Wendy Sams
Chief Information Officer

Lawrence A. Selzer
President and CEO

Ann Simonelli
Media Relations Director

Kaitlyn Sipos
Database Specialist

Stacia Stanek
Senior Representative, Government Relations

Wendy Taylor
Director of Strategic Giving

Scott M. Tison
Conservation Acquisition Legal Manager

Renee Washington
Human Resources and Administration Assistant

Lesley White-Kayser
Development Systems Manager

David Williams
Director, IT

Tom Williams
Federal Projects Coordinator, Consultant

Pousga Yerbanga
Staff Accountant

Conservation Acquisition Directors

Mark Elsbree
Senior Vice President and Western Director, Conservation Acquisition

Blaine Phillips
Senior Vice President and Mid-Atlantic Regional Director, Conservation Acquisition

Matthew Sexton
Senior Vice President and Southeast Regional Director, Conservation Acquisition


Brad A. Meiklejohn
Alaska State Director, Conservation Acquisition

Glenn Elison
Alaska Representative, Conservation Acquisition

Christopher Little
Alaska State Associate, Conservation Acquisition


Chris Kelly
California State Director, Conservation Acquisition

Jena Thompson Meredith
Vice President, Business Partnerships

Lauren A. Fety
Forest Analyst

Olivia Fiori
Forest Technician

Margery Hoppner

Parker A. Jean
Forestry Technician

Scott Kelly
Timberlands Manager

Holly Newberger
North Coast Program Coordinator

Derek Ostensen
Conservation Acquisition Assistant

Madison Thomson
Registered Professional Forester


Stephanie Brady
Director, Business Partnerships

Sydney S. Macy
Senior Vice President and Colorado State Director, Conservation Acquisition

Christine Quinlan
Western Field Representative, Conservation Acquisition

Thomas T. Macy
Western Representative, Conservation Acquisition

Elizabeth Slokar
Office Manager


Blaine Phillips
Senior Vice President and Mid-Atlantic Regional Director, Conservation Acquisition


Matthew Sexton
Senior Vice President and Southeast Regional Director, Conservation Acquisition

Lauren Day
Florida Representative, Conservation Acquisition

Todd McNew
Florida Representative, Conservation Acquisition

George Wilson


Andrew Schock
Georgia State Director, Conservation Acquisition

Stacy Funderburke
Southeast Region Assistant, Regional Counsel, and Conservation Acquisition Associate

Shannon Lee
Urban Conservation Manager, Conservation Acquisition

Krista Montgomery
Office Manager


Mark Elsbree
Senior Vice President and Western Director, Conservation Acquisition


Ray S. Herndon
Director, Central Gulf and Lower Mississippi River Region, Conservation Acquisition

Sarah Howard
Central Gulf Region Representative, Conservation Acquisition


Ginevera Moore
Midwest Field Representative, Conservation Acquisition


Thomas Duffus
Vice President, Midwest Region and Northeast Representative, Conservation Acquisition


Bill Crouch
Maryland State Director, Conservation Acquisition

Jennifer R. McNulty
Office Manager/Legal Assistant

Amelia Matthews

Jodi R. O’Day
Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Assistant Secretary

Strategic Conservation Planning (MD office)

Ted Weber
Science Manager, Strategic Conservation


Peg Kohring
Midwest Regional Director, Conservation Acquisition

Michael T. Kelly
Director, Great Lakes Office, Conservation Acquisition

Danielle D. Casavant
Senior Major Gifts Officer

Lauri Lindquist
Midwest Office Project Assistant

Ruth Thornton
Program Associate, Midwest


Steve Hobbs
Minnesota State Director, Conservation Acquisition

Clint Miller
Midwest Project Director, Conservation Acquisition

Emilee S. Nelson
Representative, Conservation Acquisition


Gates Watson
Vice President, Montana and Northwest Director, Conservation Acquisition


Mike Ford
Nevada and Southwest Director, Conservation Acquisition

Barry Stubbs
Conservation Acquisition Associate

New Hampshire

Sally Manikian
Vermont/New Hampshire Representative

New Mexico

Whitney Flanagan
Creative Director

North Carolina

Tatia Ash
Capacity Builder, Resourceful Communities

Justin Boner
North Carolina Director, Conservation Acquisition

Margaret Conrad
Capacity Builder, Resourceful Communities

Justine Post
Faith & Food Coordinator

Kathleen Marks
Associate Director

Bill Holman
North Carolina State Director

Paul F. Hurt
Deputy General Counsel

Bethany Olmstead
Midwest Conservation Manager, Conservation Acquisition and Working Forest Fund

Carey A. Phelps
Office Manager

David Proper
Urban Program Director, Conservation Acquisition

Mikki Sager
Director, Resourceful Communities

Natural Capital Investment Fund (NC Office)

Rick Larson
Senior Vice President and Director of Strategic Initiatives, Natural Capital Investment Fund

Anna Tefft
Senior Vice President and Director of Lending, Natural Capital Investment Fund

Quinn Coleman
Credit Analyst, Natural Capital Investment Fund

Tiwardo Congleton
Business Lender

Erika McGilley
Western North Carolina Business Lender, Natural Capital Investment Fund

Kristy Sitton
Load Closing Specialist, Natural Capital Investment Fund

Resourceful Communities Headquarters (NC)

Mikki Sager
Vice President and Director, Resourceful Communities

Kathleen Marks
Associate Director, Resourceful Communities

Monica McCann
Associate Director, Resourceful Communities

Ricky Bratz
Healthy Eating, Active Living Coordinator, Resourceful Communities

Jesalyn Keziah
Community Food Coordinator, Resourceful Communities

Donna F. Pratt
Program Associate, Resourceful Communities

Jasmine A. Stammes
HEAL Coordinator

Julius Tillery
Food and Farm Field Coordinator, Resourceful Communities

Strategic Conservation Planning, National Headquarters (NC)

William L. Allen
Vice President, Conservation Services

Jazmin Varela
Information Manager, Strategic Conservation Planning

Working Forest Fund, National Headquarters (NC)

Brian Dangler
Vice President, Director, Working Forest Fund

Trevor Cutsinger
Forest Operations Manager, Working Forest Fund

Buck Vaughan
Manager, Forest Financial Planning and Analysis, Working Forest Fund

David Whitehouse
Forest Operations Manager, Working Forest Fund


Cassandra Garrison
Office Manager

Evan H. Smith

Senior Vice President, Conservation Ventures

Tom Pinit
Associate, Conservation Ventures

Kayla M. Walker
Major Gifts Officer


Kyle Shenk
Pennsylvania State Representative, Conservation Acquisition

Megan Zack
Program Associate

South Carolina

Jason Johnson
South Carolina State Director, Conservation Acquisition


Ralph Knoll
Tennessee Representative, Conservation Acquisition


Callie Hastings Easterly
Major Gifts Officer

Vanessa Hague
Office Manager

Andy Jones

Texas State Director, Conservation Acquisition

Julie Shackelford
Texas Programs Director, Conservation Acquisition

Roberta Zwier
Director, Mitigation


Nancy Bell
Vermont and New Hampshire State Director, Conservation Acquisition


Heather Richards
Senior Representative, Mitigation Services


Kenny Fahey
Food Ventures Associate

Caitlin Guthrie
Associate, Land Conservation Loans

West Virginia

Janette DeLapa
Staff Accountant

Conservation Leadership Network, National Headquarters (WV)

Katherine Allen
Program Associate, Conservation Leadership Network

Margarita Carey
Program Associate, Conservation Leadership Network

Freshwater Institute National Headquarters (WV)

Joseph A. Hankins
Vice President and Director, Freshwater Institute

Katherine E. Atkinson
Project Engineer, Freshwater Institute

Shanen A. Cogan
Facility Operations Assistant, Freshwater Institute

Laura J. Bailey
Project Engineer, Freshwater Institute

John W. Davidson III
Senior Research Associate, Freshwater Institute

C. Frederick Ford II
Facilities Manager, Freshwater Institute

Christopher Good
Director of Aquatic Veterinary Research, Freshwater Institute

Carolyn Koldos
Administrative Assistant

Christine Lepine
Research Associate, Freshwater Institute

Travis May
Aquaculture Production Manager, Freshwater Institute

Natalie Monacelli
Environmental Lab Technician, Freshwater Institute

Karen Schroyer
Environmental Laboratory Manager, Freshwater Institute

Michael Schwartz
Senior Environmental Associate, Freshwater Institute

Kata Sharrer
Engineering Technician, Freshwater Institute

Steven Summerfelt
Director of Aquaculture System Research, Freshwater Institute

Scott Tsukuda
Director of Operations, Freshwater Institute

Brian Vinci
Director of Environmental Engineering Services, Freshwater Institute

Wendy Wilson
Project Accountant, Freshwater Institute

Natural Capital Investment Fund Headquarters (WV)

Janette Delapa
Senior Accountant, Natural Capital Investment Fund

Marten Jenkins
President and CEO, Natural Capital Investment Fund

Rosalind L. Black
Senior Accountant, Natural Capital Investment Fund

Robert Keel
Loan Fund Administrator, Natural Capital Investment Fund

David McCann
Central Appalachia Business Lender, Natural Capital Investment Fund

Kevin O'Connor
West Virginia Business Lender, Natural Capital Investment Fund

Hannah Vargason
Energy Project Manager, Natural Capital Investment Fund

Justin White
Businesss Lender


David Grusznski
Program Director, Greenseams Program

Angie Doucette
Project Coordinator, Greenseams Program


Dan Schlager
Wyoming State Director


Our Supporters

The Conservation Fund gratefully acknowledges the gifts made from the following corporations, foundations, individuals and organizations. With your support, we have saved 7.8 million acres of America’s treasured lands and waterways since 1985.

$1 Million +

  • The Keith Campbell Foundation for the Environment Inc.
  • Danny Herman
  • Knobloch Family Foundation
  • Leuthold Wilderness Foundation
  • National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
  • Richard King Mellon Foundation
  • Mr. and Mrs. Fred Stanback Jr.
  • Mr. Timothy D. Sweeney 

$500,000 - $999,999

  • Chesapeake Conservancy
  • Colorado Conservation Partnership
  • HSBC Bank USA
  • Estate of John M. Kauffmann
  • Brad and Shelli Stanback
  • U-Haul International 
“I discovered The Conservation Fund on Charity Navigator. I like that you work across the U.S. to further environmental issues on multiple levels. We need you, especially in these political times.” 

– Dawn W. Yamada,
Donor since 2009 

$100,000 - $499,999

  • Anonymous (3)
  • The Allerton Foundation
  • The Bingham Trust
  • BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina Foundation
  • Brunckhorst Foundation
  • Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
  • Colcom Foundation
  • C&S Wholesale Grocers
  • CSX Corp.
  • Ed Davies
  • Dell Technologies
  • Dow Chemical Co.
  • The Duke Endowment
  • Frank E. and Seba B. Payne Foundation
  • Estate of Sherrie A. Inness
  • Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust
  • Malone Family Foundation
  • NRG Energy
  • Oak Foundation
  • Open Space Institute
  • Pisces Foundation
  • Estate of Philip S. Richardson
  • Shikar Safari Club International Foundation
  • Wallace Genetic Foundation
  • David and Rachel Weidman
  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation
  • Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation
“I love The Conservation Fund's mission, but I appreciate the way it does business for two reasons. First, it keeps administrative costs low. And second, donors aren't hounded for more money. These things matter because it means more of our money goes toward the mission. Thank you for doing it the right way!” 

– Amanda Boyers,
Donor since 2009 

$50,000 - $99,999

  • Agua Fund
  • Beaverdale Foundation
  • Mary Catherine Bunting
  • Estate of Carol J. Dietrich
  • Estate of Lawrence W. Fagg
  • Fair Play Foundation
  • George L. Ohrstrom Jr. Foundation
  • James and Lauren Whitehurst Family Charitable Trust
  • Land Rover Portland
  • McKnight Foundation
  • Pigeon River Fund
  • Pokagon Fund
  • Scott Randell
  • Turner Foundation Inc.
  • The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

$10,000 - $49,999

  • Anonymous (7)
  • American Conservation Association
  • Bob J. Anderson
  • David H. Anderson
  • Arbor Day Foundation
  • Riley and Susan Bechtel
  • The BPB & HBB Foundation
  • Mr. and Mrs. Kenton Brown
  • Judith M. Buechner
  • The Bunting Family Foundation
  • Stanley and Susan Casto
  • The Cerimon Fund
  • Gordon Chaffee and Nancy Kedzierski
  • Charles Reed Cherington and Ashley S. Pettus
  • The Cook Family Foundation
  • Cox Enterprises Inc.
  • Cross Charitable Foundation
  • Dallas and Louise Anderson Foundation
  • Dallas Safari Club
  • David S. Van Denburgh Family Foundation
  • Phyllis L. Dixon
  • Louisa C. Duemling
  • William C. Eisenhauer
  • Theresa Estes
  • Freshpet
  • John K. Greene
  • Hancock Natural Resource Group
  • The Hugh Kaul Foundation
  • David Jenkins
  • James L. Johnson
  • Peter and Susan Karches
  • Nicholas Lapham
  • Leanin' Tree
  • Lux Foundation Inc.
  • Frederick and Judith Mancheski
  • Mary Alice and Bennett Brown Foundation
  • Greg McCourt
  • Michael and Emily McIntyre
  • Nancy Michel
  • Thruston Morton III and Patricia Morton
  • The Nathan P. Jacobs Foundation
  • New Jersey Natural Gas
  • The North Face
  • The Open Society Institute
  • Overhills Foundation
  • Patrick and Aimee Butler Family Foundation
  • Partnership Foundation
  • Phalarope Fund of Community Foundation Sonoma County
  • Protective Life Foundation
  • R. Howard Dobbs Jr. Foundation
  • The Robert P. Rotella Foundation
  • Gary Roberts and Barbara Parish
  • The Robertson Foundation
  • Mr. Olof Röstlund and Dr. Emily Röstlund
  • Sarah I. Schieffelin Residuary Trust
  • Truman T. Semans
  • Steve and Martha Hixon Family Foundation
  • The Stokes Family
  • Suggs Family Foundation
  • SunTrust Bank
  • Amelia C. Tate
  • TIF Foundation Fund
  • Tim and Karen Hixon Foundation
  • Turner Foundation Inc.
  • S.D. Trombetta Foundation
  • Paul J. Volpe
  • Waste Connections of Alaska
  • Ryan Wise and Leslie Brunner 
“We felt strongly that we needed to support an organization focused on preserving land for the future. After looking at Charity Navigator we felt comfortable knowing our donations to The Conservation Fund would be used for the intended purpose.” 

– Dale and Ila Wiersma, Donors since 2011 

$5,000 - $9,999

  • Anonymous (3)
  • American Rivers
  • Michael and Susan Arneson
  • Kay K. Arnold
  • Anne H. Averett
  • Julie G. Barker
  • Michael and Kathleen Barth
  • Roger A. Bell
  • James Bodner and Victoria Greenfield
  • Sanford Bragg
  • Brown Investment Advisory & Trust Co.
  • Holly Cannon and John Guttmann
  • Todd and Susan Carter
  • Clayton Fund Inc.
  • Marjorie Cohen
  • ConocoPhillips Alaska
  • Consumers Energy Foundation
  • John P. Densmore
  • Rufus H. Duncan Jr.
  • Earl M. and Margery C. Chapman Foundation
  • Marcy and Gene Elsbree
  • Emkay Inc.
  • Esri
  • Spencer Frasher
  • A. Gileski
  • Gulf Power Foundation
  • Gustaf Westfeldt McIlhenny Family Foundation
  • Anita and John Howell
  • IBM
  • Paul Hagen and Christine Jahnke
  • Mrs. Marten R. Jenkins
  • Edith Jones
  • Mavis and Wendy Kelsey
  • Aaron Land
  • Robert Litzke
  • MaCher
  • Terry and Constance Marbach
  • The Merrill Foundation
  • Momentum Group
  • Monsanto Co.
  • Munchery Inc.
  • Orton Foundation LLC
  • The Orvis Company Inc.
  • Peter S. Paine Jr.
  • Park Avenue Charitable Fund
  • Bonnie Pence
  • Tim S. and Katherine E. Philip
  • Sally Pian and Ira Silverman
  • Jacqueline Ratner
  • David G. Ritchey
  • Evan and Janna Roze
  • Ruth Covo Family Foundation
  • SEAT Planners Inc.
  • James and Janna Shennan
  • Thomas and Elizabeth Stults
  • Susan Mott Webb Charitable Trust
  • Ellen Temple
  • Andrew W. White
“We searched for reputable environmental organizations and liked that The Conservation Fund spends almost all of its budget on program expenses and manages its finances well.” 

– Michael and Avery Sadoff, Donors since 2007 

$1,000 - $4,999

  • Anonymous (15)
  • Peter and Diane Abbrecht
  • Thomas and Cassandra Abeln
  • Adam T. Abraham
  • Katharine Abraham and Graham Horkley
  • Admiral Real Estate Services Corp.
  • Jon A. Agar
  • Daniel E. and Kelli J. Ahern
  • Jerry Ahrens
  • Gerard and Kathleen Albanese
  • Jessica F. Albert
  • Lindsay and Bradley Alger
  • William and Tiffany Allen
  • American Public Land Exchange Co. Inc.
  • Catherine H. Anderson
  • Judith and Roger Anderson
  • Kevin E. Anderson
  • Wendy and Dave Andrews
  • Atlassian Inc.
  • Scott and Mary Kay Ausenhus
  • Robert and Margaret Ayres
  • Ayudar Foundation
  • Tracy and Susan Baker
  • Solomon Barnett
  • Allison and Daniel Baskes
  • Alexander Beaman
  • Beauty 21 Cosmetics Inc.
  • Krystina Becker
  • Arthur Behm and Alyson Rooney-Behm
  • William and Sandra Behnke
  • John and Shari Behnke
  • Bella Figura Letterpress Invitations
  • Paul F. and Henrietta B. Bente
  • Chris Bentzel
  • David and Nicole Berger
  • Douglas Berke and Patricia Wirtz
  • Natalie S. Berman
  • Dr. and Mrs. A. David Bernanke
  • Greta and Brad Bertinot
  • Catherine Bettcher and Praveen Dayalu
  • Black Dog Foundation, Inc.
  • William and Corinne Blakley
  • Karl and Rita Bongarten
  • Mrs. Edward S. Bonnie
  • Wendy Bost
  • Robin Boyer
  • Jayson and Mandy Boyers
  • BP Exploration Alaska Inc.
  • Joseph Bradaseric
  • Bristol Bay Native Corp.
  • Dan Brodnitz
  • Brodsky Charitable Foundation Trust
  • Kathryn Brown
  • Matthew D. Brown
  • Matthew Brown and Sandra Lopez
  • Bruckner and Luzietti Family
  • Jack Burkhalter and Larry Chanen
  • James L. Burns
  • Jay and Donna Bushnell
  • Sam and Geanie Callahan
  • Carl Family Foundation
  • Eric Carlton
  • Carl M. Carstensen
  • Danielle Casavant
  • Paul and Gail Caslavka
  • Gregory F. Chapados
  • Eric and Suzanne Cheek
  • Brian and Sally Chess
  • Ray and Marian Christensen
  • William Chudd and Gretchen Hoffmann
  • City of Pensacola
  • Richard Cline
  • Brad Cloverdyke
  • Linda Benedict Colvin
  • Randall and Mary Conklin
  • Gina M. Cornick
  • George M. Covington
  • Peter C. Crary
  • Karen Crennan and Allen Toman
  • Christian Crowley
  • Scott and Renae Croy
  • Dr. and Mrs. Richard Culatta
  • David Cushing
  • The Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation
  • Peter Dahlberg
  • Danem Foundation
  • Brian Dangler
  • Judy Danish and Miles Greenbaum
  • Nicholas Danoff
  • Gail Danto and Arthur Roffey
  • Max de La Bruyere
  • Luis A. de la Garza
  • Brian R. Decker
  • Judith L. DeGraaff
  • Sunita Deshmukh
  • Tony and Juli Dewar
  • Elizabeth Diamond
  • Diane Dickinson
  • The Dickson Foundation Inc.
  • Kay M. Diederich
  • Samuel K. Diederich
  • Michael DiGregorio
  • Sara A. Divall
  • Gilbert and Ruth Dix
  • Brad Dobski
  • Michael J. Doring
  • Melanie Dorsey and Dan Standish
  • Maria Drees
  • Clay Dukes
  • Ronald A. Duncan
  • Terry and Elaine Eby
  • David B. Edelson
  • Teon E. Edwards
  • Eklutna Inc.
  • Stephen and Marilyn Elbert
  • Glenn and Denice Elison
  • Tom and Kate Ellis
  • Brian and Marie Epstein
  • Richard L. Erdmann and Dawn MacPhee
  • Erna and Isaac Stern Foundation Inc.
  • Douglas I. Evans
  • William B. Fagan
  • Fanwood Foundation-West
  • Brent H. Farmer
  • Steven B. Farmer
  • Nathan Faulkner and Julia Burdick
  • Gary M. Felker
  • Carol Fendler
  • George and Rita Fenwick
  • Joseph and Marie Field
  • Niki Flacks
  • Michael and Elizabeth Fleenor
  • Mike and Robin Ford
  • Fred and Charlotte Hubbell Foundation
  • Frederic C. Hamilton Family Foundation
  • Mark J. Freitag
  • Winrich Freiwald
  • Greg and Amanda Friedman
  • Amy Futa Horn
  • Babette Gade
  • Joyce and Roy Gamse
  • Neha Gandhi
  • Robert and Joyce Gay
  • Joseph Geierman
  • General Reinsurance Corp.
  • Douglas A. Gentile
  • Daniel Getler
  • Terry and Yvonne Giese
  • Anthony C. Gilbert and Laurel Wroten Gilbert
  • Jim and Lucia Gilliland
  • John C. Giuffrida Jr.
  • Glatfelter Co.
  • Spencer P. Glendon
  • Rick and Alice Godfrey
  • Karen R. Godoy
  • Goetze's Candy Co. Inc.
  • Jessica L. Goldberg
  • Ann Goldenberg
  • Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
  • Steven Gorton
  • The Grace Jones Richardson Trust
  • Robert and Sarah Green
  • In Memory Of Steve Greenland
  • Gary W. Greer
  • Steven M. Greim
  • Martin Greven
  • G. William Walker Charitable Trust
  • Christian B. and Rebecca R. Hall
  • John Halligan
  • John W. Hanes Jr. and Elizabeth M. Hanes
  • Kevin and Amber Hanlin-Rowney
  • Lucas D. Hansen
  • Jessie M. Harris
  • David Harrison and Joyce Millen
  • Dorian Hart
  • Sherry S. Hechler
  • Larry T. Hegland
  • Eveleen Henry and Allen J. Smith
  • Joseph R. Herring
  • Troy J. Hickman
  • Lorraine and Harley Higbie
  • Gordon Hilbun
  • William and Barbara Hildreth
  • Tim Hillas
  • Daniel M. Hinkle
  • Alexander Hinz
  • Robert Hirst
  • Robert and Caroline Hoag
  • Steve, Michelle and Madison Hobbs
  • Mary Hoiles
  • William E. Holman
  • Pieter Hondius
  • Stan and Loni Hooley
  • Andrew Hopkins and Eliza Hirst
  • Kelly Horner
  • Nina Rodale Houghton
  • Wilson Hsieh and Mingqian Huang
  • Brian C. Huberty
  • Wilson and Nancy Hughes
  • Adam and Patricia Hunninghake
  • Keith A. Hurder
  • Rhonda Hyder and Justin Moats
  • Kenneth and Krisztina Inskeep
  • Interstate Battery Alaska, LLC
  • Scott D. Izzo
  • LouAnn Jacobson and Robert Ball
  • Robert James
  • Jim Jansen
  • Lynn Jarke
  • Jamie Jarvis
  • Brian J. Jennings
  • Georgia Jeppesen and Skylar Jeppesen Benedict
  • JL Properties Inc.
  • John Hirschi Donor Advised Fund - Wichita Falls Area Community Foundation
  • Thad and Suzy Johnson
  • David and Carolyn Johnston
  • Brian E. Joseph
  • James and Mary Joseph
  • Jeannie and Vali Seidler Kahn
  • Eric and Cindy Kalman
  • Dale S. Kammerlohr
  • Daniel and Krista Karo
  • Robert S. Katz
  • Robert and Lisa Kazden
  • Dillon T. Kearns
  • Elizabeth Keating and Will O'Brien
  • Keller Benefit Services Inc.
  • Frances Kennedy
  • Rich and Denise Kerns
  • Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Key
  • Michael Kilian and Valerie Hurley
  • Beth E. Kirkhart
  • Ralph Knoll and Kim Barber
  • Tony and Susan Knowles
  • Margaret A. Kohring
  • Ann McLaughlin Korologos
  • C.J. Kotler
  • John Kretchmer
  • Thomas Kyle
  • Dennis and Kristen LaCroix
  • Eseng Lai
  • Victoria Lai
  • Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Laird Jr.
  • Dr. and Mrs. Raymond Lang
  • Robert and Esther Langley
  • Randall W. Larrimore
  • Alexander M. and Judith W. Laughlin
  • Ruth and Christopher Lawler
  • Karen Lawrence
  • Christine Lee
  • John M. Legg
  • Douglas Leith
  • William and Kristine Lennon
  • Leonard and Elaine Silverstein Family Foundation
  • Pete J. Levitas
  • Herbert Ley
  • Michael Lidell and Jill Merrill
  • Arthur M. Lieberman
  • Carl and Martha Lindner
  • Alasdair D. Lindsay
  • Kenneth E. Lipson
  • Peter B. Locke
  • Lois Zussman Trust
  • Christine and Dan Long
  • Jill Long Thompson
  • Glenn Lopate
  • Jennifer and Jason Love
  • Jim Lovell and Adelle Treakle
  • John and Mary Lowber
  • LSR Fund
  • Charles and Carly Lusky
  • Stuart Lustig
  • Kenneth A. Makowski
  • Michelle A. Manzo
  • Randall P. Mariger
  • Marcia Angle and Mark Trustin Fund of Triangle Community Foundation
  • Mary Kay Inc.
  • Barry Martin and Lee Nettke-Martin
  • Stephanie Mason
  • Matson Navigation Co.
  • Fred D. Mattocks III
  • Mark D. McBride
  • Tim and Marcia McBride
  • Charles and Carol McCullough
  • Katherine A. McKittrick
  • Dennis and Barbara McNeely
  • Ruth C. Mead
  • Bradley and Jennifer Meeker
  • Andrew and Suzanne Meneilly
  • Travis and Karen Meredith
  • Robert E. and Cama C. Merritt
  • Meshewa Farm Foundation
  • Erik and Claire Meyers
  • David Michelson
  • Paul and Shabree Miller
  • William and Mary Moore
  • Georgina A. Moreno
  • Jennifer Morris
  • Andrea and Matthew Morrison
  • Jim Morrison
  • Bruno J. Moschetta
  • Ken Muller
  • Michael R. Munsell
  • Deron and Xenia Murphy
  • Robin and Mary Murphy
  • Marcie and Robert Musser
  • William and Michele Nalls
  • Jim and Mary Neal
  • Travis and Mink Neely
  • Mr. and Mrs. Patrick F. Noonan
  • Joseph P. and Rebecca B. O'Brien
  • Daniel O'Connell
  • Karen S. Oles
  • Martha W. Olson
  • Mr. and Mrs. George D. O'Neill
  • Charles J. Orella
  • John Owens and Karen Sundback
  • Benjamin Paar
  • Jacqueline Page
  • Ganesh and Anuradha Palapattu
  • Noreen J. Parrett
  • Martha J. Pastore
  • The PatLow Fund
  • Jeff and Annette Patterson
  • Phil Perelmuter
  • Bret and Rebecca Perisho
  • Eve G. Phelps
  • Philadelphia Eagles
  • Dave and Mary Phillips Jr.
  • Todd Plunkett
  • George and Barbara Porter
  • Prairie Foundation
  • Premiere TV Inc.
  • The Prentice Foundation Inc.
  • Robert and Ellie Primeau
  • Dr. Patricia Troncoso and Dr. William Pugh
  • Robert K. Pyle
  • Edward and Meghan Quinn
  • Mitchell and Kathy Racoosin
  • Rain Proof Roofing
  • Julie M. Ralph
  • Ed Rasmuson
  • Gregory and Sandy Rasp
  • Daniel Ratner
  • Joshua Ratner and Hannah Koenker
  • Paul Read
  • Lisa Regul and Rand Hawkins
  • Jamie S. Resin
  • Resource Systems Group Inc.
  • John D. Richardson
  • Barbara Richmon
  • Ariel L. Rideout
  • Lisa Riera
  • Bill Riffle and Ruann Ernst
  • Julie and Richard Rimer
  • Don Ripple
  • Cornelia W. Ritchie
  • Robert J. Ritchie
  • Richard and Juanita Ritland
  • Riverview Plantation Inc.
  • Kim Robbins
  • Stephen and Lisa Robertson
  • Chris Rodriguez
  • Pamela A. Roeming
  • Rosemore Inc.
  • Rachel S. Rosen
  • Brendan Ross
  • Robert Rothhouse
  • Philip Ruedi
  • Carole Rush and Richard Andler
  • Robert O. and Joan E. Rushton
  • Russell and Frieda De Yong Foundation
  • William R. Sachs
  • Michael and Avery Sadoff
  • James Safranek and Julie Leader
  • Mikki Sager
  • Hunter and Karen Saklad
  • Joshua M. Sandberg
  • Mary Sanger
  • Santa Rosa County Board of Commissioners
  • Jon Schairbaum and Amy Askins
  • Jeffrey Schriber
  • William and Debra Schultz
  • Porter and Laurisa Schutt
  • Stuart and Anne Scott
  • Edward B. and Laurie P. Sears
  • Martin E. Segal
  • Larry and Rossi Selzer
  • Gilbert and Judy Shelton
  • Sarah Sinha
  • James and Christina Siva
  • James S. Sligar and Diana M. Sattelberger
  • E. LaVerne Smith and Rick Trois
  • Edmund Smith
  • William R. and Barbara A. Snell
  • Alison and James Soldano
  • Gene and Peggy Somoza
  • Susan L. Spencer
  • Justin D. Spitzer
  • Eldon and Judy Spradling
  • Springwood Property Co.
  • Stanhagen Consulting LLC
  • William D. Stanhagen
  • Stanley Family Foundation
  • Rebecca Stecker
  • Robert P. Stockman
  • Eleanor Stokes
  • Parker L. Storey and Melissa Kimbrell
  • Brian J. Strife
  • Connie Strobbe and Carter De Werd
  • Barry and Cindy Stubbs
  • Stephen C. Stubbs
  • Naveen Subhas
  • Timothy Sullivan
  • Sumner Gerard Foundation
  • David A. Surrey
  • Mr. and Mrs. William H. Suter
  • Carol Swarts
  • Amy and Jeff Swartz
  • Don Swenholt and Kristina Harper
  • Nathan Swisher
  • Mrs. Thomas E. Taplin
  • TD Ameritrade
  • Steve and Renee Thompson
  • William Thompson
  • Grady A. Tibboel
  • Stephen and Linda Tillinghast
  • Kit Tilly
  • Cameron Tomele
  • Skipper Tonsmeire
  • Michael L. Trancynger
  • C. Gabriel Traupman
  • Jay V. Trotta
  • Megan and Ben Tsai
  • Rebecca Tucker
  • John and Mary Kay Turner
  • Lynn and David Ulrich
  • Daniel and Bridget Unger
  • Gale E. Unterberg
  • Theodore Van Belle and Sasha Vivelo
  • Daniel D. Van Denburgh
  • Thomas and Kristie Vaughan
  • Verity Instruments Inc.
  • Dave and Susan Vermeulen
  • Visit Pensacola Inc.
  • Mark R. Voigt
  • David and Ellen Wagner
  • William and Anita Wahl
  • David Wahl
  • Christopher and Jaclyn Wahlers
  • Denise and Michael Walker
  • Scott A. Wallace
  • Susan and Marc Wallace
  • Alexandra Walton
  • Paul M. Warner
  • Diane and Mark Warren
  • Susan and Michael Watson
  • Christina Wei
  • Joyce Weidenaar
  • Georgia E. Welles
  • Dewey W. Wells
  • Western Piedmont Community College
  • Rick Weyerhaeuser and Anne C. Brewster
  • Dale and Ila Wiersma
  • Mr. and Mrs. James and Raylene Wilborn
  • William C. and Joyce C. O'Neil Charitable Trust
  • William Howard Flowers Jr. Foundation Inc.
  • Margaret D. Williams
  • Wendy S. Williams
  • Julia and Matt Wills
  • John and Ashley Wilson
  • Jay and Louisa Winthrop
  • John and Libby Winthrop
  • Dallas Wisehaupt
  • Linda S. Wojcik
  • Albert and Michele Woodroof
  • Ward W. and Priscilla B. Woods
  • Samuel Woodworth
  • William J. and Denise L. Wozencraft
  • Scott and Aloha Wyse
  • Derek Yergler
  • Tom F. Yohe
  • E. M. Young
  • Catherine M. Zammito
  • Steven and Celeste Zelitch
  • Peter Ziegler
  • Nora Zizlsperger
  • Imran and Jacqueline Zoberi