ENHANCING YOUR OUTDOOR CLASSROOM

CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE

CAMPAIGN FOR THE NATURE CENTER AT SHAKER LAKES

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THE CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE

Co-Chairs

Graham P. Hearns
Cynthia M. Klug
David H. Lavelle
Michael T. Novak

Honorary Co-Chairs

Rita M. & Peter A. Carfagna
Harry and Mary Ann Carlson
Claudia & David C. Fulton, Jr.
Stewart A. Kohl

Committee Members

John C. Barber
James T. Dixon
Kimberly H. Dyer
Margaret R. Giltinan
Matthew R. Goldman
Kathleen A. Heffernan
Kitty L. Makley
Denise L. Neary
Carrie B. Shelfer

Nature Center at Shaker Lakes board

Co-chairs (L-R) David Lavelle, Cindy Klug, Graham Hearns, Michael Novak

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FROM OUR PAST
TO OUR FUTURE
"This forward vision we are embarking upon is emblematic of who we are and were we came from. Since 1966, community members, just like three generations of my family who have enjoyed and grown up at the Nature Center, have been forging a future for this conserved space. Decades later, we continue to carry out that same mission to preserve the trails and habitats that give so much to our region."

DAVID LAVELLE
Campaign Co-Chair

Photo: 1969, civic leaders celebrate the end of the freeway fight and a new beginning for the community with the groundbreaking of the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes.

UNPARALELLED
LEARNING EXPERIENCES
"Aside from the outstanding educational programs the Nature Center offers, the conserved space itself serves as a wise schoolmaster. The marsh, the prairie, the vernal pool, the forest and gardens whisper lessons for those who wish to listen and it is imperative that we contribute to its future. The coming enhancements will allow thousands to establish profound connections to nature and experience the boundless ways learning can take place outside of the four walls of a classroom."

CINDY KLUG
Campaign Co-Chair

A PROFOUND
CONNECTION
TO NATURE, OURSELVES AND OTHERS
"We are all passionate about preserving this urban oasis and ensuring a bright future for the next generation of environmental stewards. When you step into the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes, time seems to stand still and allows for deeper learning and connection with nature and others in our lives. Without an effort to enhance a space and resources such as this, we risk losing an invaluable community treasure that would be deeply felt for decades to come."

GRAHAM HEARNS
Campaign Co-Chair

Bringing Nature Home Series
PROTECTING OUR
BELOVED SPACES
FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS
"As stewards of one of the best community resources in the Cleveland area, both individually and collectively, we share a desire to enhance this space for future generations."

MICHAEL NOVAK
Campaign Co-Chair

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