Land Trust Spring Benefit
Help us continue to preserve northwestern Indiana's natural places.
Virtual Spring Benefit
Welcome to Shirley Heinze Land Trust
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Executive Director Kris Krouse delivers our online Spring Benefit program, including our accomplishments and exciting plans for the future!
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Spring Benefit

The Future of Our Natural World Needs You

This year we are holding our annual Spring Benefit online! We invite you to join us from now through the end of May as we share stories from some of the people who are making a difference in our organization, and take a look at how you can help us safeguard the future of land conservation in northwestern Indiana.

The mission of Shirley Heinze Land Trust is to preserve and restore natural lands and waters in northwestern Indiana, and to engage people in nature and conservation.
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Your continued generosity and support are vital to our ongoing work. Your contribution will support our mission to preserve and restore natural lands and waters in the face of development and climate change, launch innovative programs that foster vibrant communities and improve our quality of life, and cultivate an appreciation and respect for nature here in northwestern Indiana.
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We are honored to count the individuals, families and organizations that appear below as friends and contributors to Shirley Heinze Land Trust's 2020 Spring Benefit.
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1st Source
Karl & Peggy Ackermann
Viki & Steve Adik
Carol & Lance Alberti
Frank & Sharon Ambrosic
Judith & Arthur Aros
Barth Anderson
ArcelorMittal
Brenda Ashley & Gary Johnson
Phillip & Karen Bachman
John & Joyce Bacone
John & Doris Ban
Nicole & Steve Barker
Paula Bartholome
Arlene J. Beglin
Danguole Bartkus
Jon & Nancy Bausback
Alan Bell
Daniel Bender
Geof Benson
Carol Black
Marshall Blankenship & Susan Perdomo
Blue Chip Casino
Barbara Bolesch
Ann & David Bochnowski
Martha Bohn
Mary Bolt
Peter & Cathy Bomberger
Terry Bonace & Larry Boehlke
Paul Botts
Mark Bouman & Mary Jane Keitel
Norman & Wendy Bradburn
Laurel Brown
Jim & Mimi Brault
Walt & Cynthia Breitinger
Rosanne Brown
Steve Brown & Anne Huber
Susan Brychell
Warren & Pat Buckler
Bruce Bunker
Burke Costanza & Carberry, LLC
Bill & Mary Carstedt
Jennifer & Aaron Burkhart
Renee Caprile
Perry Cartwright
Robert V. Cayia
Centier Bank
Tom & Terry Cera
Angela M Clark
Barbara Clausen
Christian Coon
Chris Cobb & Catherine Pellegrino
Susan Cohen
Joyce Craig
John & Mary Ann Crayton
Pat Crise
James Curlee
William Daunis & Christine Gerlach
Bob Daum
Kathy & Karl Dennis
Kelley Davies
David & Mary DeBoer
John DeVaney
Jitin Kain & Jean DeWinter
Nina Diamond & Jay Fahn
Jackie Diehl
James Differding & James Dickes
Jennifer Dimitroff
Joyce Drake
Jim & Julie Doran
Steven & Heather Downey
Casey Durazo
James & Nancy Dworkin
Christina Dwyre
Audra Ebling
Allen Elledge
Betsy Elsaesser & Bradley Reeg
JoAnn Engquist
Bert & Jane Emke
Kay Easton
Carla Estrada
Kristine Fallon & Jeffrey Sweeney
Philip Farese & Anne Hollingsworth
C & S Ferguson
Mary A Finnegan
Kathy Fischer & Ed Kleese
Brett & Emily Furuness
Elizabeth Fleek
Mimi Frankel
Robert & Beverly Gallagher
Martha Gallup
Susan & Gary Garrett
Judith Gaskell
Rosemary Gemperle
Gary & Beth Germann
Arnold & Constance Goldberg
Bonnie Girton
Michael Godnick
Donna Gonzalez
Dennis & Susan Gray
Andrew & Moira Griffin
Ruth & John Grote
Kristi Haas
Jim & Jessica Haniford
Jay & Molly Harrison
Melanie Hannon
Richard Harnish
Jeanette & Jefrey Hathaway
Bonnie & Richard Hawksworth
Jeanne Hayes
Grant & Ginger Hellwarth
Laura Henderson
Jay & Laura Hennessey
Collis C. Hooks
Bill Higbie
Nancy Hokanson
Julia Hostetler
Andrea Huntington & Mickey Rea
Jaimee Janiga
Patty Jenkins
Jim & Mary K Jeselnick
Nancy & Allen Johnson
Karen Kazmierzak
Henry Jones
Nancy Joseph
Sharon Kenning
Robert & Ruth Kinsman
Susan Kinsman
Jim & Debbie Kirk
Evie Kirkwood
Karin Kirulis
Marilyn Kmak
Debra Kleban
Richard and Kelly Klee
Jacquelyn Knight
Maureen Kolbusz
Karen Kovalow - St. John
Rebecca & Greg Kozlik
Natalie & Peter Krivas
Pauline & Kenneth Krouse
Don & Dorothy Kurtz
Allen Kulasa
Kuraray Monosol LLC
Hans & Barb Lagoni
Tyson Lagoni
Lakeside Wealth Management
Kathleen & Alan Lang
William & Melissa Leady
Ann & William Leavitt
Susan Loeb & Laurence Stanton
Kathleen Lewis
Bruce Lindner
Robert Long
John & Lyn MacDougall
Glenn Major
Seth Marks
Jim Martin & Linda Deany
Howard P & Mary K Marvel
Dan McDowell
Eugene & Linda Matzat
Angie Maurello
Pat McKinlay
Paddy McNamara
Dick & Joan Meister
Dorothy Meyers
Peg & Don Mohar
Richard Morrisroe
Mary Murphy
John & Cathy Moynihan
Philip & Terri Mulroe
Brad & Michelle Murray
Melinda Nagle
National Park Conservation Association
Meredith S Navarro
Eric & Rebecca Neagu
Kay Nelson
Steve Newland
Pat Nemeth
Myrna Newgent
Dale & Nancy Nichols
Richard Niemi
NIPSCO
Diane & Stephan Noe
Charles & Rita Oberlie
Lorain Olsen
Orbis Environmental Consulting
Jerry & Elizabeth Lee Olson
Kathleen O'Neal
Victor & Dorothy Palmer
Mia Park & Paul Levy
Kimberly & Randall Pavlock
Noel & Sarah Pavlovic
Stephen & Robin Perkins
Betsy & Mark Perrine
David & Patricia Potempa
Mary G. Persyn
Barbara E. Plampin
Mary Carol & Anthony Puntillo
R.V. Sutton Inc.
Alex & Jude Rakowski
John & Julie Rapisarda
David & Karen Read
Marge & Victor Riemenschneider
Tove Roe
Will & Jennifer Roberts
Karen Rodriguez
Gloria & Michael Rohrman
Bruce & Tammy Rowe
Monique & Peter Rub
Lori & Larry Rubin
Jean Rudd
Sue Rutsen & George Rogge
Darlene Scherer
Kristine Sandrick & Karl Krizmanic
Rachel & John Saxon
Carol Schickel
Alec Schlyer
Ken & Peg Schoon
Christine & Edward Schrey
Steven & Nancy Schwab
Leonard & Loretta Schwarz
Richard & Janet Sheffer
Jamie Schwinger
Leslie Shad & Joseph Brennan
Kelly Shikany
Michelle Shirk
Robert & Joyce Shone
Jack & Terry Shouba
Ken & Carol Sibbrell
Adele Simmons
Jen Soffin
Cheryl Snay
David A Sneider
Mary Sola
Vicki Sparks & Don Reinke
Craig Steele
Valerie Steil
Lorna Straus
Stu & Megan Summers
Jim Sweeney
Kenneth J. Svitko
John & Mary Kay Swanson
Kim Swift
Jerry Szatan & Katherine Abbott
Judi & Steve Tallackson
Ann Tanner
Lane & Tim Theriac
Tyler Thorgren & Ellen Kapitan
Ron Trigg
Mary Ann Tittle
Maria Torres & Matthew Piers
Mike Trkulja
Terrence & Laura Truax
Alexia Trzyna
Donna Tuke
Lois & Dean Upton
Spero Valavanis
Therese & Mark Vande Hey
Joseph & Sally Van Bokkelen
Suzy Vance & Tim Griffin
Deana & Matt Vessely
Jenny & Scott Vidimos
Allison Visnyak
Anne & Tim Walsh
Tom & Ines Weber
Timothy & Katie Whalen
Laurie Wink
Eve Wierzbicki
Margaret Williford & Greg Lyman
Douglas Wolfe
Kevin & Claudia Wood
Beverly Wright
Roger Wykes
George & Kay Yatskievych
Howard Zar
Paul & Susan Zucker
James & Mary Zmuda
Gene C. Zollman & Judith L. Davis
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We're grateful to have the generous support of the northwestern Indiana business community, including:
Corporate Support
NIPSCO
ArcelorMittal
1st Source Bank
Kururay MonoSol
Orbis Environmental Consulting
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Dale & Nancy Nichols
Leslie Shad & Joe Brennan
Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors!
Robert Long
Spero Valavanis
Therese and Mark Vande Hey
Paul & Susan Zucker
Brenda Ashley & Gary Johnson
Ann & Dave Bochnowski
Tom & Terry Cera
Kristine Fallon & Jeffrey Sweeney
Nancy & Allen Johnson
Susan Loeb & Larry Stanton
Myrna Newgent
Mia Park & Paul Levy
Barbara Plampin
Suzy Vance & Tim Griffin
Challenge Sponsors
Green Heron Sponsors
Yellow Lady's Slipper Sponsors
Karner Blue Butterfly Sponsor
Ann & Tim Walsh
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We're grateful for the videography and website design expertise donated by these generous partners to make our first-ever virtual spring benefit a success.
With Special Thanks
JCMA Website Design
Lasting Legacy Video
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Watch All the Videos
Just catching up? Watch all the interviews and videos from our Virtual Spring Benefit here.
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By making a gift today, you will help Shirley Heinze Land Trust secure a special $50,000 challenge gift pledged by two generous donors when we meet our Spring Benefit goal of $100,000.
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Executive Director Kris Krouse delivers our online Spring Benefit program, including our accomplishments and exciting plans for the future!
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Volunteer Jaimee Janiga explains her connection and commitment to Meadowbrook, Shirley Heinze Land Trust and nature.
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Board Member Dale Nichols gets involved and so can you!
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Board Treasurer Matt Vessely shares how supporting Shirley Heinze Land Trust benefits our community "forever."
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Longtime Board Member Anne Walsh shares her passion for land conservation in this unique and special area.
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Executive Director Kris Krouse explains how our online Spring Benefit will unfold over the coming two weeks, and what you can do to get involved.
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Executive Director Kris Krouse kicks off our online Spring Benefit and shares an online invitation to participate. Learn about how you can help Shirley Heinze Land Trust secure a special $50,000 challenge gift pledged by two generous donors when we meet our Spring Benefit goal of $100,000.
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