50 Donors Celebrating 50 Years

Become one of our 50 donors!

As a donor to The Fund for the Future, you’ll become a stakeholder in the future of Indian Creek Nature Center and have an outsized impact on our efforts to build a more sustainable world.

While our 50th year has come and gone it’s never too late to invest in Nature Center’s future.

You can make a donation at our online form or by contacting Sarah Halbrook, Director of Development and Marketing, at shalbrook@indiancreeknaturecenter.org.

Meet our 50 Donors

Generous individuals and organizations are coming together to celebrate our 50th anniversary by investing in the future of Indian Creek Nature Center.

Every donor has contributed $2,000 to the Fund for the Future to provide a steady source of funding for years to come. Click the arrow near their name to read why they choose to support Indian Creek Nature Center’s bright future.


“With the wide variety of educational and fun-filled events and programs offered by Indian Creek Nature Center, it is an easy choice to support the organization. Let’s not forget the opportunity to get out in nature 7 days a week. Sunrise Builders is just a baby supporter and the least we can do is show up, spread the word, and hopefully inspire a few people to enjoy the resources available.”

“Indian Creek Nature Center has been our strategic partner for decades on our environmental stewardship and sustainability initiatives and we look forward to another 50 years!”

“Indian Creek Nature Center is a unique and special asset for this community and on behalf of Bankers Trust thank you to your staff and leadership for enriching our lives with everything you do.”

“Our family has always loved exploring the outdoors in any season. We feel it’s important to ensure future generations can do the same. That’s why we are contributing to The Fund for the Futue so the Indian Creek Nature Center can sustain its Amazing Space.”

“We are all ancestors. It is our privilege & obligation to support the efforts of the Indian Creek Nature Center for the generations to come.”

“Heather and I are deeply appreciative for all that the Nature Center offers our community. For half a century, the ICNC has conserved and restored lands, provided educational opportunities to lead and inform around best practices and policies, and has helped individuals of all ages connect more intimately with the natural world. We hope our gift serves to extend this impact for the next 50 years.”

“Our first experience was a 1977 drop-in snake program given by first executive Director, Curt Abdouch. Thrilled to find a nature center so reminiscent of my childhood adventures at a DC nature center, we became members immediately and remain Life Members to this day.”

“Indian Creek Nature Center is a pillar for environmental stewardship and leadership in our community. We are proud to have partnered with them for many years, and look forward to many more!”

“The Nature Center is really great at getting kids connected to nature. Esther and I have supported because of the great connections and education opportunities that are available for kids in the area.”

“Congratulations to Indian Creek Nature Center for 50 years of providing opportunities for environmental education and leadership in land protection and restoration. We are proud to have partnered in your very important mission for many years.”

“We’re delighted the Nature Center is half a century old. Our pledge of $2000 to the endowment will help the organization welcome people to enjoy and care for our environment for the next 50 years and beyond.”

“The Center has been an important part of my life since it opened (I was one of the original Teacher Naturalists) and I hope its programming will continue to enrich all who discover this Amazing Space. Some of the happiest memories of our family (husband Gene, sons Dave and Jim) involved walking there year around or enjoying events like the pancake breakfast (Maple Syrup Festival).”

“Since moving to Iowa in 2019 and especially post-Derecho, we have learned to better appreciate nature’s beauty and the importance for everyone in our community to have access to nature. We believe in the mission and vision of ICNC and are blessed to be able to financially support it.”

“I remember exploring the trails and waterways at Indian Creek Nature Center when I was young. It was important to me to be able to share similar experiences with my children, and we spent many days exploring the grounds and attending various programs and activities. I’m contributing to the Fund for the Future so future generations can continue to enjoy the Center for years to come.”