Meet Our Donors

We would like to thank our ANCA donors whose support helps us to grow and improve our member services. Their generosity furthers the mission of ANCA and supports the professional development of leaders in nature and environmental learning center management.

I want to thank ANCA again for allowing me the opportunity to come to the 2014 Summit. It was great to be exposed to a group of passionate, professional people who want to be effective leaders. What an inspiration. ANCA will continue to be an important resource for me as a budding Executive Director in this field. I will always strive to implement best practices in my organization, and I thank ANCA for providing those guidelines. Your organization is essential to the future success of nature centers throughout the country. Cheers to your board and staff for acknowledging how important that is!” - Haley Breniser, Executive Director, Grass River Natural Area

With the help of our donors we will continue to make a difference for our members who, like Haley, are working everyday to connect people with nature.


Lisa Peterfreund and The Merrill G. and Emita E. Hastings Foundation

Over the past 15 years Lisa Peterfreund has donated over $20,000 to ANCA through her family foundation, The Merrill G. and Emita E. Hastings Foundation. Lisa is a trustee of the foundation and we owe her a huge debt of gratitude for her outstanding generosity. Many of you will remember that Lisa was instrumental in establishing the ANCA Nature Center Leadership Award in honor of her father, Josh Peterfreund. The Hastings Foundation provided three years of funding to support... read on.






ANCA is a 501(c)(3) organization and contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.