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Nate Hausman and Christine Hertz Hausman
by Julie Gal-Or

Vermont natives Nate and Christine have a strong sense of place and belonging – especially in nature. They spend much of their time outdoors hiking, paddling, and enjoying all of Vermont’s natural beauty.  Today they share that passion with thier daughter, Marie. ” We love to see her interactions with nature and want to be…

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Andrew and Priyanka Bobenski
by Julie Gal-Or

We thoroughly appreciate New England’s beauty and are excited to watch our children develop curiosity and awe for nature, whether we are exploring the mountins of Vermont, the coast of Rhode Island, or the waterfront and green spaces of greater Boston.  To preserve these New England treasures, we must continue to step up as their…

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Summer Zeh
by Julie Gal-Or

I have been a lifelong environmentalist. My parents and grandparents instilled in me a love and respect for nature and the environment, and I am continuting that legacy with my own family.  It wasn’t until my expereince as a Cavers Legal Inten at CLF [in 2007] that I was able to combine my passions of…

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Gordon Hall
by Julie Gal-Or

In 2016, CLF launched the Senior Fellows program with support from two longtime and generous supporters, Gordon Hall and former Board of Trustees Chair Michael Moskow. The Senior Fellows program allows lawyers, paralegals, engineers, scientists, journalists, and other seasoned professionals who are transitioning into retirement or coming out of a career break to donate their…

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The Hildreth Family
by Julie Gal-Or

Surrounded by the natural beauty of Maine’s woods and sea, Alison Hildreth and her late husband Horace (“Hoddy”) worried that someday it could all disappear because of development and industrialization. It was this concern that first prompted them to support CLF in 1970. Together, they watched the organization grow from humble beginnings to a regionwide…

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The Ramos Family
by Julie Gal-Or

For Adam, Tracy, Max, and Lily Ramos, their philanthropy is a family effort.  Each month they decide on a theme, then gather with their prepared lists of organizations and reasons why they should support them. Each family member presents their list, they vote. In addition to their monthly theme, they consider how their donation is…

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Eric Grunebaum
by Julie Gal-Or

I grew up in Cambridge and was fortunate to have a father who instilled in us a deep love of the outdoors. He was an avid rock climber in the 1940s and 50s in New England – and in the “’Gunks” and Bugaboos – and together we spent time hiking in the mountains and boating,…

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Bonnie Christie
by Julie Gal-Or

Bonnie Christie has seen CLF’s work from multiple angles over her years living and working in New England.  Her first experience with the organization came when she worked for the Appalachian Mountain Club in Boston. “I got to know and collaborate with many dedicated environmentalists during that time, including attorneys at CLF,” she recalls. When…

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Linda Deegan and Chris Neill
by Ellen Miller

Why is cleaning up New England’s waterways important to you? During the nearly 30 years we have lived in Falmouth, nitrogen pollution has transformed our estuaries from eelgrass-filled bays with scallops and winter flounder to less attractive and less diverse algae-choked waters. We study these changes in our lives as research scientists. Why do you…

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Justin Boyan
by Ellen Miller

What inspired you to first give to CLF? Although I grew up in a land of malls and cul-de-sacs in suburban Baltimore, my parents raised me to love nature. As a political science professor, my dad always wanted to engage with the political process and the law in combatting environmental degradation. When my parents retired…