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Celebrate Climate Action Week with us

Thursday, October 08, 2020
Cook County Forest Preserve Foundation

Celebrate Climate Action Week with us

Join the Forest Preserve Foundation for "Racial Equity and Access to Nature," an engaging double-panel discussion that will include speakers from across the country and the staff of Forest Preserves of Cook County.

Register today on Eventbrite for this 90-minute online program. We don't want you to miss it!

Advocates Panel:

  • Heather Miller, Executive Director, American Indian Center
  • José Guadalupe Adonis González Rosales, Founder Latino Outdoors
  • Na'Taki Osborne Jelks, Ph.D., MPH, Assistant Professor, Environmental & Health Sciences, Spelman College

Forest Preserves of Cook County Panel:

  • Arnold Randall, General Superintendent, Forest Preserves of Cook County
  • Raquel Garcia-Alvarez, Stewardship Program Coordinator
  • Emily J. Harris , Conservation and Policy Council, Principal, Harris Strategies, LLC

Read more about the participating panelists here.

"It is about making sure that we are stewarding our donor dollars well and converting those dollars into impact and stories about the youth who are directly supported."

Shelley Davis shares fundraising insights

After seven years at the helm, Shelley Davis will officially step down on Oct. 9 as the Foundation's President. She will become the new President and CEO of the Coleman Foundation, effective Nov. 16. Shelley, who has an extensive background in philanthropy, successfully shepherded the Forest Preserves Foundation’s growth, taking it from its first-year grants of $3,500 to more than $3 million over the Foundation's lifetime.

The Forest Preserve Foundation staff and board members wish Shelley all the best and thank her for her dedication to the Foundation's mission, for championing next-gen environmental advocates and efforts in the Forest Preserves to mitigate climate change.

As Shelley wrapped up her duties with the Foundation, she took time to talk with the Foundation's communications manager about staying focused on the organization's mission and fundraising during the global pandemic.

READ THE FULL CONVERSATION HERE.

Conservation Cup 2021

SAVE THE DATE

Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021

George Dunne National Golf Course, Oak Forest

View photo galleries of this year's Cup:

Group photos with President Preckwinkle

Candids on the course


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