Meet Our Donors

We thank all our planned-gift donors for their generous support.

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Arnold Berke and Jake Pearce

For Arnold Berke and Jake Pearce, Grand Canyon National Park and Glacier National Park top their extensive list of favorite parks. “We spent considerable time at the Grand Canyon when Arnold was researching his book on Southwest architect Mary Coulter,” Jake says, “and it gave us the time to get to know the park very well.” Read More »

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Donna Boone

I hope every American can have the opportunity to experience our national parks. That’s why I decided to leave a gift to the National Park Foundation. Read More »

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Susan Fraker

Thoreau said, “In wilderness is the preservation of the world.” That’s why I’ve made the National Park Foundation a beneficiary of my IRA. Read More »

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Susan And Will Harbaugh

“Visiting the national parks as adults is our way to live out our childhood longing for that iconic American family vacation.”
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Gail Heine

Gail Heine

My most treasured national park memory took place on a sunny summer day in Glacier National Park with my mother, about five months before she died. She had traveled from her home in Georgia to Montana, where I lived. My son and I took her to the park along with a bunch of our family members. My mother, who wasn’t easily impressed, spent the whole day “oohing” and “aahing.” Read More »

Jayne Iafrate and Barbara Stephens

“When I go to a park, I love looking at all the old pictures in visitors’ centers. I love imagining that in 1916 someone thought about me visiting one day. And it’s only right that I do my part to protect it for someone else 100 years from now.” – Barbara Stephens
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Russell James and Brenda Tanner

My wife and I decided to leave a gift to the National Park Foundation in our will because we want to do our part to keep the parks vibrant and available … for my granddaughters, for their generation, and for everyone who comes after.
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Charlene and Gerry Keller

“What do we really love? The National Parks!”-Charlene Keller
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Marlene Kennedy

With our families spread out across the country, my husband Alex and I started planning trips to bring everyone together in our beautiful national parks. First it was just with my parents, but soon enough my brother and sister joined with their families. We created so many wonderful memories over the years at places like Grand Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, and Acadia National Park Read More »

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Petta and Ron Khouw

Petta and Ron want everyone to experience beautiful moments like that in our national parks.
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Carolyn Knoll

Like so many other baby boomers, Carolyn Knoll decided that retirement was not going to keep her from living an active and adventurous life. Read More »

Monica Kramer

Monica Kramer

For as long as I live, I will always associate Crater Lake National Park with rebirth. You see, in 2017, I suffered a brain aneurism that required surgery. As you can imagine, that took me out of commission for a little while — but I was determined to recover in time for a trip to Crater Lake with my friends.
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Jay Lindsey

My love has grown over the years as I’ve witnessed the amazing natural beauty of even more national parks
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Janean Mann

It is available to everyone for only a nominal fee. Each park provides a different learning experience along with peace and beauty.
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Monica & Buddy McSwain

We’ve created so many wonderful memories in our national parks.
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Deborah Milkowski

Deborah Milkowski

“My love for the national parks was sparked in college when I moved from upstate New York to California. Being a young college student with a tight budget, hiking and camping with friends quickly became a favorite hobby.”
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Kathi & Kim Miller

“We’re thrilled that Stonewall is now a national monument so that people can experience that important part of our history—not just read about it in textbooks.”- Kathi Miller
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Maureen O’Leary and Mary Pat Gallagher

Maureen O’Leary and Mary Pat Gallagher

Stepping away from the day-to-day stress of living in our fast-paced world and into the unmatched beauty, fresh air, and star-filled skies of a national park is a gift. Everything slows down. Our tension dissipates and a sense of well-being takes over.
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Anthony Powell

Anthony Powell’s earliest memory of national parks was a trip to the Great Smoky Mountains when he was 7 years old.
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Linda Spaulding

Linda Spaulding

After caring for my elderly parents for ten years, I was exhausted and ready for a new adventure. On an impulse, I jumped in my car and drove from where I was living in Wisconsin to South Dakota. I hit all the national parks in the state. I was floored by the beauty of so many incredible landscapes. I was hooked and I knew national parks would be a big part of my future.
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Mari Tustin

There’s nothing quite like opening up your tent flap at 2 a.m., 11,000 feet up in the Sierras to see the Milky Way in the summer night sky. Or standing near a remote waterfall and feeling its spray on your face. Read More »

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Phyllis Webster

Like many fellow supporters, I’ve been very concerned about the national park budget cuts that have occurred over the years.
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Louise Wiedermann

I have loved the outdoors since I was a kid and I’ve been blessed to visit many national parks with my own children. But there is one evening in particular I will remember for as long as I live. My partner, Wayne, and I visited the Grand Canyon National Park. On a beautiful fall evening with not a cloud in the sky, we visited the amphitheater on the South Rim. Read More »