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Review for The Connecticut Audubon Society, Inc., Fairfield, CT, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

In a wink, after being asked to join in 2004, I was consumed by the volunteer spirit and camaraderie of the regional board of the Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Glastonbury. This group works tirelessly and selflessly to plan and conduct fundraisers - five per year - to support the children's education programs about the natural world that the Center provides. You have but to shadow one class of third graders and to watch the awe and excitement on their faces as they have first-hand experiences with nature, on our field trips or in the classroom, to to understand why your volunteer effort makes a difference and how your investment of time and money reinforces the Society's mission. It is also a joy to watch our after school group of volunteer children learn how to take care of and handle the animals (birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and arthropods) at the Center.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

How did you learn about this organization?

Through a friend of my wife's.

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

Increase membership and donations to the annual appeal.

What is its top priority in the long run?

Strengthen the education program: broaden its reach and make it profitable.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Role:  Board Member & I become president of the Glastonbury Center's regional board, from which position I could help its director manage the financial resources needed to run the Center. I volunteer and/or contribute to all of our special events. I also became Secretary of t.