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Team Nature Conservancy NYC Marathon 2011

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Beth Wheatley via Crowdrise
November 19, 2011

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Beth Wheatley

THE STORY:

Dear Friends and Family, 

Over the years, I have been part of many conversations in which friends shared, "I hate my job" and "The atmosphere in my office is so negative". I listen.  I provide support.   And I quietly give thanks that I work for The Nature Conservancy.

Yes, I admit it.   I like my job.  Even in recent months, I continue to enjoy work.  

You see, in recent months, my Nature Conservancy colleagues and I have been climbing over and around obstacles as the federal budget challenge plays out on a political and economic landscape covered with uncertainty and divisiveness.  We are engaged in this process because federal funding is critical to conservation of important lands and waters -- those natural systems that provide habitat for wild creatures, sustain our economies, and provide clean water, clean air, and food.  We certainly recognize that cuts to conservation programs may be unavoidable in the deficit reduction process.  Our objective is simple:  to ensure that conservation programs are not singled out for cuts more severe than -- and disproportionate to -- those in other government sectors.  

Given these unprecedented funding challenges, it did not surprise me when a friend asked, "How is it that you continue to enjoy your job amidst the budget madness in DC?"     

As I reflected on the answer, two clear thoughts emerged.   First, I have been interacting more than ever with Nature Conservancy colleagues leading the charge in DC.   They do so with a drive fueled by passion.   Passion for protecting the grasslands of Australia, the temperate hardwood forests of the Central Appalachians and China, the Gulf of Mexico, and many other precious natural systems.  And, second, I receive encouragement from supporters who are keenly aware that such severe cuts to conservation funding would translate into real consequences -- wildlife habitat lost, the spread of invasive pests and diseases causing economic and ecological damage to farms and forests, and streams providing drinking water to millions of people not restored to health.

So the short answer to my friend's question is this:  one of the key reasons I continue to enjoy work is that I am lifted by the positive energy and determination of Nature Conservancy staff, volunteers, and friends.   I am lifted by you.   

This November 6, I am running the New York City Marathon to say thank you...and to rally together supporters like you to make an additional investment in The Nature Conservancy during this challenging time in DC.   Please use your energy and determination to support my participation in this 26.2 mile race for nature!

As I approach mile 21 with cramps in my calves and knees failing, I will be lifted by your support.  And when I enter Central Park to cross the finish line, I will remember that every day is race day as we work together to protect migration corridors for tiny songbirds, rare and beautiful flowers like Barbara's buttons, spectacular expanses of forest and water, and your special places.  

With joy,

Beth

Do me the honor of investing in my 26.2 mile run for nature! Here's how:  Just hit the big, orange DONATE button above. 

Know that you are helping to support the Conservancy's vision to leave a sustainable world for our children and grandchildren.   Thank you for your support of our natural world, of me, and of Team Nature Conservancy!

$3,513

MONEY RAISED
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  • Alison Verey

    $50

  • EDWARD WHEATLEY

    $200

  • Brian Wheatley

    $100

  • John T. & Frances A. Foy

    $150

  • Rex Workman Jr.

    $100

  • Ben and Ericca Workman

    $25

  • Jessica Keith

    $15

  • Rex Workman III

     

  • Steve & Amanda Cherry

    $50

  • Cindy Boggs

    $25

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    $25

  • HELENA WHEATLEY

     

  • Rich Pfeil

     

  • Patrick and J.C. Pfeil

    $50

  • Sara OConnor

    $25

  • Holmes & Antoinette Morrison

    $50

  • Kee Morrison Moon

    $50

  • George and Deanna Mitchell

    $50

  • Jerry&Cheryl; Workman

    $50

  • The Fitzpatrick Family

    $10

  • Linda Arnold

    $100

  • Susan & Lisa

    $25

  • Sue & Ellen

    $25

  • Rodney

    $250

  • Cynthia Holt

    $25

  • Eleanor Morris

    $20

  • Barbara Steinke

    $25

  • Jason and Amy Foy

    $100

  • Barron & Laurie Helgoe

    $100

  • Elizabeth and Jamie Gaucher

    $25

  • Missy Menefee

    $25

  • Bruce Haley

    $50

  • Katherine Gillis

    $50

  • peggy sadd

     

  • Chris & Liz Mitchell

    $75

  • David Wright

    $50

  • Joyce and Len Verey

    $50

  • Jim Wallace

    $25

  • Jonathan, Kate and Morgan Verey

    $50

  • Bowman Family

    $50

  • Denise and Todd

    $55

  • Chrissy Preservati and Bobby Nelson

    $20

  • Allen H Ball & Michelle Burdette

    $50

  • donna dean

    $50

  • Christine Loewe and Ian Miller

    $25

  • Brandon & Erica

    $35

  • Anonymous

    $53

  • Sara Bird

    $25

  • Mary and Roy Burrows

    $30

  • Misty McPhee

    $25

  • David and Lindsay Workman

     

  • Scott & Catherine Wallace

    $50

  • David Parker

    $50

  • Chris & Mary Slack

    $25

  • The Kaplan Family

    $50

  • Cynthia and John Barrett

    $100

  • Cas

    $25

  • Barbara Steinke

    $25

  • The Royalty Family

    $25

  • Nat, Nicole and Oliver

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $40

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $75

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Ken Dwyer

    $25

  • Laura Wilhelm

    $35

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Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $104,572 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Nate Woiwode

Amount Raised

$40,144

 

80% Raised of $50,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Otho Kerr

Amount Raised

$8,090

Fundraiser Title

Stefanie Gitler

Amount Raised

$6,913

 

69% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

James Riviezzo

Amount Raised

$6,005

 

120% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Anne Kubik

Amount Raised

$6,002

 

86% Raised of $7,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Chris Clapp

Amount Raised

$3,960

 

113% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Caitlin Milbury

Amount Raised

$3,731

 

107% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

christy radke

Amount Raised

$3,705

Donor Comments

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $75

6 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Ken Dwyer

Ken Dwyer

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Laura Wilhelm

Laura Wilhelm

DONATION: $35

6 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $40

6 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $30

6 years ago

Nat, Nicole and Oliver

Nat, Nicole and Oliver

DONATION: $20

Congratulations on completing the run, Beth! We are very proud of you and your efforts for the Nature Conservancy - so awesome! Love, Nat, Nicole and Oliver 6 years ago