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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…

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Madeline Fraser Cook
by Ellen Miller

What inspired you to first give to CLF? I work in the intersection of housing, community development, and environmental sustainability. Once introduced to CLF, it fit naturally with my personal and professional interests. The more I have learned about the organization, the more interested I have become. Why do you continue to give to CLF? I…

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Kate and Howard Kilguss
by Ellen Miller

What sets CLF apart from other environmental organizations in your area? CLF is extremely effective at thinking and acting strategically, especially in terms of climate change adaptation and mitigation, which is a primary concern of ours. They see the big picture as well as the smaller steps it takes to achieve long-range strategic goals. For…

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Jayne Putnam Iafrate and Barbara Stephens
by Ellen Miller

What inspired you to join the Charles Cabot Society? The talented attorneys at CLF are successful because they play the long game. When it comes to giving, we play the long game, too, by supporting CLF annually and through our estate plans. Our legacy, in partnership with CLF, will protect New England’s unparalleled natural resources…