Endowment/Charitable Funds

The Endowment Fund

Early supporters of the Nature Center had the foresight to create the Shaker Lakes Regional Nature Center Endowment Foundation to establish consistent funding and long-term security for the Nature Center. Donations to the Endowment Foundation are strategically invested by its Board, which allocates annually a percentage of the revenue from those investments to the Nature Center for daily operations, guaranteeing a source of income each year. Generally, bequests, memorial donations, and other designated gifts are placed in the Endowment Fund. Donations to the Endowment Foundation remain a living legacy, ensuring that the Nature Center will exist into perpetuity.

 

The Jenny Goldman Fund

The Jenny Goldman Fund was established in memory of Jenny Goldman, a young naturalist and devoted volunteer to the Nature Center.  Jenny’s wondrous spirit and joy for nature live on through this vital fund that underwrites the Environmental Educator in Residence program that provides environmental education for underserved urban youth.

 

Contact Robert Sikora, Director of Development, at (216) 321-5935, ext. 223 or sikora@shakerlakes.org for more information.