Thanks

2020 Donations

Thanks to the following significant financial donors:

  • Village School for a gift of $500 from their Fall 2019 Community Walk-A-Thon.
  • Laura Lanahan and Jeff Schroeder for a gift of $750 to help alleviate the impacts of COVID-19.
  • Ellen P. Tykeson & Ken Hiday for a donation of $2,000 for general support.
  • An anonymous donor for a gift of $4,000. Thanks to this donor for MANY years of generous donations!

Thanks to the following people for sharing their skills and talents with Nearby Nature!

  • Ian Whitelaw for designing and installing our new Park Host attic stairs and fixing our park host house garage roof and helping to plan our office makeover.
  • Robin Seloover for donating over 100 handmade masks for our summer daycamp staff, volunteers, and campers.
  • Carol Milliman for creating our new Sound Garden stage curtain.
  • Barb Sammons for creating 60 cloth sit spots for our summer daycampers.

Thanks to the following people for material donations.

  • Wil and Nicole Orr for donating two outdoor sinks for the Learnscape.
  • Elaine Yoch for donating books, craft supplies, a guitar, and so much more!

2019 Donations

Thanks to the following significant financial donors:

  • MillsDavis Foundation for its gift of $1,000.
  • Larson Family Foundation for its gift of $1,000.
  • Suwinski Family Foundation for its gift of $1,000.
  • Ahrens Family Foundation for its gift of $5,000.
  • Beers-Neubert Foundation for its gift of $2,000.
  • Gamma Rho — Delta Tau Delta Fraternity for their donation of $1,200.
  • Capella Market for its donation of $727 from it’s fall fundraiser. Thanks also to Down to Earth for donating a gift basket.
  • Sundance Natural Foods for donating $531.90 from its bag donation fund.
  • Benevity and employees of Kohls for a donation of $1,000 in honor of Kohls employees who participated in our Earth Day event.
  • Ellen P. Tykeson & Ken Hiday for a donation of $2,000 for general support.
  • An anonymous donor for a gift of $3,500. Thanks to this donor for MANY years of generous donations!
  • Wendy Loren for her donation of $1,000.

Haunted Hike Raffle and Food Donors: Thanks so much to all of the businesses and individuals who made donations of goods, services, and time for our 2019 Haunted Hike. Your generosity is truly appreciated!

  • 90+ Volunteers for 290+ hours!
  • Actor’s Cabaret
  • Albertsons on 30th
  • Amy Minato
  • Bianca’s Esthetics
  • Borealis
  • Bounce Gymnastics
  • BRING Recycling
  • Butler family
  • Cascades Raptor Center
  • Chuck Roehrich
  • Cornbread Café
  • Elevation Bouldering Gym
  • Eugene Science Center
  • Footwise
  • Fridays at the Farm
  • Glenwood
  • Grace Chollar-Webb
  • Grocery Outlet on River Road
  • Ian Whitelaw Design and Construction
  • J Michael’s Books
  • Kiva
  • LTD
  • MECCA
  • MOD Pizza on 29th
  • Mount Pisgah Arboretum
  • Natural Grocer’s on Coburg Road
  • Off the Waffle
  • OMSI
  • Onsen Hot Tubs
  • Oregon Contemporary Theatre
  • Organically Grown Coop
  • Papa John’s Pizza on 29th
  • Papa’s Pizza on Coburg
  • Pegasus Pizza
  • Potter’s Quarter
  • Salmon Stoich
  • Shane Slayer
  • Shedd
  • Skipping Stones Magazine
  • St. Vincent de Paul
  • Sweet Life
  • Tacovore
  • Track Town Pizza
  • Trader Joe’s
  • Turning Point Center
  • Uncommon Scents
  • UO Art Museum
  • UO Natural and Cultural History Museum
  • Very Little Theatre
  • Walk with Me
  • William Sullivan
  • WOW Hall
  • Za Cart Pizza

2018 Grants and Gifts

Thanks so much to all of the foundations, organizations, businesses, and individuals that made significant financial contributions in 2018:

  • Alan Hancock for his generous donation of $300.
  • Andy Peara and Alison Cantril for their generous gift of $500.
  • Capella Market for its gift of $210 from their August barbeque fundraiser.
  • Columbia Bank for its generous donation of $500.
  • Gamma Rho — Delta Tau Delta Fraternity for its gift of $1,540 total from their spring fundraiser.
  • The Larson Family Foundation for its generous gift of $1,000 in support of our programming.
  • SOLVE for a $100 grant for kid-sized tools.
  • Springfield Kohl’s employees through Benevity for $1,500 in grants in honor of folks who volunteered at our Earth Day work party and helped with Frohnmayer Footbridge painting prep.
  • Stephen and Devonia Stein for their generous gift of $500.
  • The Suwinski Family Foundation for a generous grant of $1,000 in on-going support.
  • Ellen P Tykeson and Ken Hiday for their generous gift of $2,000.
  • The Village School for adopting us as a benefactor of its Walk-A-Thon and donating $725 to our programs.

2018 Donations

Thanks for the following generous material donations in 2018:

  • Jerry’s Home Improvement for donating a $100 gift card for bridge painting supplies.
  • True Value on Willamette for donating $100 worth of bridge painting supplies.
  • City of Eugene Parks and Open Space Division for donating grey paint for the bridge mural, as well as providing additional safety gear and painting supplies.
  • Down to Earth and Pierce Street Gardens for donating strawberries for our Learnscape.
  • Cafeto Coffee for donating burlap bags for the Learnscape.
  • Kristen Anderson for donating tomato starts for the Learnscape.

Haunted Hike Raffle and Food Donors: Thanks so much to our 2018 Haunted Hike raffle and food donors! We really appreciate your support!