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Donor Stories

  • Camping Trip Leads to Lifelong Love of WildernessCamping Trip Leads to Lifelong Love of Wilderness
    Edna Kelly spent much of her childhood outdoors-she grew up in Pinole, California near San Francisco on her family's horse ranch...
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  • Dr. Richard LatterellDr. Richard Latterell
    For Dr. Richard Latterell conservation of wilderness has long been an enduring aspiration. For some seventy-five years...
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  • Robert BaconRobert Bacon
    "I was impressed by The Wilderness Society's professionalism and its focus on public lands, rather than trying to be all things to all people."
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  • David AslopDavid Aslop
    "Because of them, many people will able to see forests."
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  • Dr. Roy HolubDr. Roy Holub
    "I feel this is one way that I can honor all those of kindred spirit whose wisdom and effort have allowed so many to enjoy the wonders of our natural heritage."
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  • Edward HoaglandEdward Hoagland
    Hoagland has been a member of The Wilderness Society for more than a quarter century and has put the organization in his will.
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  • Frances CarterFrances Carter
    "With the population growing so rapidly, we need to protect wilderness, and that is The Wilderness Society's specialty."
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  • Lawrence and Shirley HuntLawrence and Shirley Hunt
    "...we recently made this society the major beneficiary of a charitable remainder annuity trust. These (this and other gifts) represent our gifts to future wilderness inhabitants."
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  • James A. MorrisJames A. Morris
    "Everyone, especially in our contemporary, urbanized society, needs to have some connection with nature/wilderness."
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  • Jim BurchJim Burch
    "My support of The Wilderness Society allows me to help preserve some of what my generation inherited from those that came before us..."
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  • Margaret MillerMargaret Miller
    "The payments I receive from it are very helpful at this point in my life."
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  • Gloria and John OsbergGloria and John Osberg
    The Osbergs drew up an estate plan that allowed them to donate real estate to non-profit organizations while remaining in their homes as long as they wish.
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  • Ernest EdwardsErnest Edwards
    "The roadless areas in our national forests play a vital role in sustaining birds and other wildlife. I appreciate The Wilderness Society's leadership in protecting those places."
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