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Virtual Spring Benefit
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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.
Our Mission
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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
Mary Beth Berkoff & Brian Horwood
Carol Black
Marshall Blankenship & Susan Perdomo
Martha Bohn
Blue Chip Casino
Ann & David Bochnowski
Barbara Bolesch
Mary Bolt
Peter & Cathy Bomberger
Terry Bonace & Larry Boehlke
Paul Botts
Mark Bouman & Mary Jane Keitel
Walt & Cynthia Breitinger
Norman & Wendy Bradburn
Jim & Mimi Brault
Janice & Stephen Brown
Laurel Brown
Rosanne Brown
Steve Brown & Anne Huber
Susan Brychell
Warren & Pat Buckler
Jennifer & Aaron Burkhart
Bruce Bunker
Burke Costanza & Carberry, LLC
Renee Caprile
Bill & Mary Carstedt
Perry Cartwright
Chris & Nancy Cassidy
Robert V. Cayia
Centier Bank
Barbara Clausen
Tom & Terry Cera
Angela M Clark
Chris Cobb & Catherine Pellegrino
Susan Cohen
Clyde & Karen Compton
Cynthia Conway
Christian Coon
Richard & Joyce Coprljevic
Pat Crise
Joyce Craig
John & Mary Ann Crayton
Rosemary Crowley & Jeanne Atkinson
James Curlee
William Daunis & Christine Gerlach
Bob Daum
Kelley Davies
David & Mary DeBoer
John DeVaney
Anthony & Sheila DeBonis
Kathy & Karl Dennis
Jitin Kain & Jean DeWinter
Nina Diamond & Jay Fahn
Jackie Diehl
James Differding & James Dickes
Jennifer Dimitroff
Joanne & Tom Dodd
Joyce Drake
Jim & Julie Doran
Steven & Heather Downey
Casey Durazo
James & Nancy Dworkin
Christina Dwyre
Audra Ebling
Allen Elledge
Bill Ellis
Kay Easton
Betsy Elsaesser & Bradley Reeg
Bert & Jane Emke
JoAnn Engquist
Hilary J. Eppley
Carla Estrada
Kristine Fallon & Jeffrey Sweeney
Philip Farese & Anne Hollingsworth
C & S Ferguson
Kathy Fischer & Ed Kleese
Richard & Louise Fessenden
Mary A Finnegan
Elizabeth Fleek
Mimi Frankel
Brett & Emily Furuness
Robert & Beverly Gallagher
Martha Gallup
Susan & Gary Garrett
Rosemary Gemperle
Judith Gaskell
Mary Gehrling
John & Jennifer Gerber
Gary & Beth Germann
Gary and Debra Gilot
Bonnie Girton
Michael Godnick
Arnold & Constance Goldberg
Dennis & Susan Gray
Donna Gonzalez
Glenn Goodwine
Andrew & Moira Griffin
Ruth & John Grote
Kristi Haas
Jim & Jessica Haniford
Melanie Hannon
Richard Harnish
Bonnie & Richard Hawksworth
Jay & Molly Harrison
Jeanette & Jefrey Hathaway
Jeanne Hayes
Grant & Ginger Hellwarth
Laura Henderson
Jay & Laura Hennessey
Bill Higbie
Jonathan Hildebrand
Nancy Hokanson
David Hirschey & Sue Strohkirch
Nancy Hoffa & Linda Burton
Collis C. Hooks
Julia Hostetler
Andrea Huntington & Mickey Rea
Claudia & Jim Huson
Jaimee Janiga
Patty Jenkins
Henry Jones
Jim & Mary K Jeselnick
Nancy & Allen Johnson
Nancy Joseph
Janet & Jim Kaminski
Karen Kazmierzak
Sharon Kenning
Robert & Ruth Kinsman
Susan Kinsman
Karin Kirulis
Jim & Debbie Kirk
Evie Kirkwood
Debra Kleban
Richard and Kelly Klee
Marilyn Kmak
Jacquelyn Knight
Maureen Kolbusz
Karen Kovalow - St. John
Natalie & Peter Krivas
Marcia & Robert Kozelka
Rebecca & Greg Kozlik
Kristopher & Heidi Krouse
Pauline & Kenneth Krouse
Allen Kulasa
Kuraray Monosol LLC
Don & Dorothy Kurtz
Paul & Sue Labovitz
Lakeside Wealth Management
Hans & Barb Lagoni
Tyson Lagoni
Kathleen & Alan Lang
William & Melissa Leady
Ann & William Leavitt
Kathleen Lewis
Bruce Lindner
Susan Loeb & Laurence Stanton
Eric Macey & Dana Wesolek
Robert Long
John & Lyn MacDougall
Glenn Major
Seth Marks
Jim Martin & Linda Deany
Howard P & Mary K Marvel
Eugene & Linda Matzat
Angie Maurello
Pat McKinlay
Geraldine McCabe-Miele
Dan McDowell
Paddy McNamara
Dick & Joan Meister
Dorothy Meyers
Mercedes Miramontes
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
Chuck & Sharon Nelson
Myrna Newgent
Kay Nelson
Pat Nemeth
Steve Newland
Dale & Nancy Nichols
Richard Niemi
NIPSCO
Diane & Stephan Noe
Charles & Rita Oberlie
Kathleen O'Neal
Lorain Olsen
Jerry & Elizabeth Lee Olson
Orbis Environmental Consulting
Vivian Ott
Karen Otto & Jim Vance
Victor & Dorothy Palmer
Mia Park & Paul Levy
Kimberly & Randall Pavlock
Stephen & Robin Perkins
Noel & Sarah Pavlovic
Arthur & Susan Pearson
Betsy & Mark Perrine
Mary G. Persyn
Barbara E. Plampin
Dan & Vicky Plath
David & Patricia Potempa
Mike & Susan Pound
Alex & Jude Rakowski
Mary Carol & Anthony Puntillo
R.V. Sutton Inc.
John & Julie Rapisarda
Elizabeth Raven
David & Karen Read
Marge & Victor Riemenschneider
Will & Jennifer Roberts
Rodney Robichaud
Gloria & Michael Rohrman
Karen Rodriguez
Tove Roe
Bruce & Tammy Rowe
Monique & Peter Rub
Lori & Larry Rubin
Jean Rudd
Sue Rutsen & George Rogge
Kristine Sandrick & Karl Krizmanic
Carol Schickel
Rachel & John Saxon
Darlene Scherer
Alec Schlyer
Ken & Peg Schoon
Christine & Edward Schrey
Steven & Nancy Schwab
David & Jessica Schwarz
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
David A Sneider
Jeffrey Singer
Cheryl Snay
Jen Soffin
Mary Sola
Vicki Sparks & Don Reinke
Craig Steele
Valerie Steil
Lorna Straus
John & Mary Kay Swanson
Stu & Megan Summers
Kenneth J. Svitko
Jim Sweeney
Kim Swift
Jerry Szatan & Katherine Abbott
Judi & Steve Tallackson
Ann Tanner
Lane & Tim Theriac
Nicholas Timm & Deborah Longworth
Joe & Helen Thoesen
Tyler Thorgren & Ellen Kapitan
Mary Ann Tittle
Maria Torres & Matthew Piers
Ron Trigg
Mike Trkulja
Terrence & Laura Truax
Alexia Trzyna
Wendy Vachet
Donna Tuke
Lois & Dean Upton
Spero Valavanis
Joseph & Sally Van Bokkelen
Suzy Vance & Tim Griffin
Therese & Mark Vande Hey
Deana & Matt Vessely
Jenny & Scott Vidimos
Anne & Tim Walsh
Allison Visnyak
John & Diane Visnyak
Tom & Ines Weber
Beth & Wayne Welter
Timothy & Katie Whalen
Eve Wierzbicki
Margaret Williford & Greg Lyman
Laurie Wink
Beverly Wright
Douglas Wolfe
Kevin & Claudia Wood
James & Catherine Wrzesinski
Roger Wykes
George & Kay Yatskievych
Howard Zar
James & Mary Zmuda
Gene C. Zollman & Judith L. Davis
Paul & Susan Zucker
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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
Eric Macey & Dana Wesolek
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
Check & Sharon Nelson
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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