Richard Haley Memorial Scholarship Fund

     Richard Haley     

Established in 2006 in memory of long-time ANCA member Richard Haley, this endowment funds scholarships for ANCA Summit participants. Learn more about Richard Haley. Summit scholarships offer nature center professionals the opportunity to attend this national gathering that might not otherwise be able to afford this valuable leadership training. Preference is given to those who are new in the field, represent centers with low budgets, and are first-time attendees.

At the 2015 ANCA Summit, we launched the ANCA Nature Nerd Campaign in honor of Richard- the ultimate Nature Nerd! We were thrilled that the campaign took off enabling the investment of $4,455 in the Memorial Scholarship Fund. Again, in 2016, the campaign was a success resulting in the investment of $4,808 in the Memorical Scholarship Fund. For the 2017 Nature Nerd campaign, we are excited to have received a generous lead gift of $1,000 from The Merrill G. & Emita E. Hastings Foundation as a challenge matching grant for our members to meet and exceed. 

Each year the ANCA Nature Nerd Campaign is represented by a new mascot that makes its debut on buttons available to you at and after the Summit. Donate in honor of Richard and invest in the future of the nature and environmental learning center profession. If you donate $25.00 or more, you will receive a 2017 Nature Nerd button featuring Sal as a thank you!

Testimonial from a Natural Connections Summit 2015 Scholarship Recipient:

"I wasn't sure what to expect, but from the time I stepped onto the Elachee Nature Center grounds I was thrilled to have decided to attend. Having so many like-minded people in one location to bounce ideas off of was outstanding. I seem to have come back to work refreshed and more confident (after having attended sessions) knowing I am not in this alone and that others deal with much of the same." 

Donate now via PayPal below or  download a Pledge Form here.


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