Biennial Report 2018-2019 - Page 18

Celebrating DuPont Environmental Education Center ( Continued from page 9 )
and stewardship of the Delaware River Watershed . Support from the Alliance brought about the development of the highly popular NatureMobile , River Days , and Watershed Fellowship . The Watershed Fellowship provides critical support for outdoor engagement on the Wilmington Riverfront and is helping to create a new youth development program for 2020 based in Southbridge called Trail Ambassadors .
DEEC and the marsh trails are open year-round from dawn to dusk .
Visit DelNature . org / DEEC to learn more .
Celebration
In the fall of 2019 , DelNature , along with RDC , celebrated DEEC ’ s 10-year anniversary .
In addition to a fun run , crafts , music , and canoeing , the Delaware Division of Natural Resources and Environmental Control unveiled a new upland trail system in the Russell Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge . The ribbon cutting occurred just 1 year after opening the Jack Markell Trail .
DEEC 10 Year Anniversary Funders : Artesian Water , Dogfish Head , DuPont Corporation , EDiS Company , RK & K , and Pike Creek Valley Running Club .
Programs at DEEC are provided by the generous funding of numerous partners , foundations and corporations including : Riverfront Development Corporation , Chichester du Pont Foundation , DuPont , BlackRock , SL Gimbel Foundation , William Penn Foundation , Chemours , and individual donors .

Advocate for Nature

DelNature advocates on wildlife and habitats , land conservation , clean water , renewable energy sources , climate change , and protection of our region ’ s natural resources .
DelNature ’ s advocacy work in 2018 – 2019 remained as strong and impactful as ever . We worked extensively with state legislators , DNREC , New Castle County and the congressional delegation on a variety of environmental issues .
We successfully advocated for millions of dollars in State funding for Clean Water ,
10 open space , and farmland preservation . DelNature also became more active in county and local environmental and land use policy . We worked with 3,000 water warriors , added climate change as one of our priority issues , and fought for the passage of the successful state plastic bag ban .
At our Clean Water Rallies , more than 300 Water Warriors and Clean Water Alliance members flooded Legislative Hall in blue in support of Clean Water Funding
To learn more , email us at Advocacy @ DelNature . org .
Photography by Nicholas Tonelli
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Johnson Spencer Kelly Barb King Reuben Klein Ellen Kohler Maya Koretzky Tim Lantz Michael Lee Ryan M. Leeson Alison Lewis Emma Lewis James Lewis Laurie Linton Jennifer Llewelyn Kelly Loeb Sallie Mae Catherine Manning-Greene Christina Marcin Cassie Matalonis Meghann Matwichuk Blair McConnel Natalie McDowell Michael McFarlin Bobbie McGeehan Adele McIntosh Rebecca Meister Julia Michael Alexandra Miller Daniel Noznisky Sally O’Byrne Christine Odom Linda Osiecki Adam Overman Jeff Pantazes Christopher Patterson Mary Peck Miles Petersen Elaine Petrowski Julie Pfeffer Grace Pignolo Christopher Przywara Shaun Quinlan Carol Ralph Ben Reardon Lily Reardon Katie Rhoades Elena Rice Michael Rice Dawn Rittenhouse June Robbins W Roberson Edward Rohrbach Robert Rufe Joseph Russell Sara Russell William Ryan Sara Sabo Luke Schneider Teresita Schubert Matthew Schwarz James Seif Brenda Sharp Zoe Skibicki Financial Highlights 2019* 2018 Support & Revenue* Dues & Donations Grants & Contracts Program Fees Special Events Other Income Investment Income (Includes Unrealized Gains/Losses) TOTAL SUPPORT & REVENUE 551,197 2,104,939 786,868 221,136 106,572 3,694,420 527,299 980,582 758,069 198,278 64,914 (1,157,734) 7,465,132 1,371,408 Other Income 3% Dues & Donations 14% Special Events 6% Program Fees 21% Expenses Suzanne Smith Isabel Snyder Andrea Spahr Carol Spease Sakeri Starry Kim Steininger Dale Stratton Gerald Street Sharon Struthers Samiah Sudler-Brooks Joe Swertinski Kathleen Szczerba Erin Thomas Chad Tolman Casey Tyler Ellery Underhill Hugh Underhill Lowell Underhill Roland Wall Cherish Warner Hannah Watson Mae Watson Mike Weaver Amy White Kari White Evelyn Williams Marian Young Nan Zamorski Charlotte Zimmerman Lauren Zurmuhl Program Management & General Fundraising & Events TOTAL EXPENSES 3,528,158 368,547 349,580 4,246,285 3,790,317 491,040 234,893 4,516,250 Change in Net Assets 3,218,847 44,205,026 47,423,873 (3,144,842) 47,349,868 44,205,026 Net Assets, beginning of year Net Assets, end of year Assets, Liabilities, & Net Asset Summary Cash & cash equivalents Marketable securities Accounts & grants receivable Prepaid expenses Property & equipment, net TOTAL ASSETS 719,266 21,489,244 1,306,155 40,737 23,976,010 47,531,412 1,366,108 17,911,967 1,076,067 67,977 23,885,986 44,308,105 Total Liabilities 107,539 103,079 Total Net Assets 47,423,873 44,205,026 Total Liabilities & Net Assets 47,531,412 44,308,105 supported our mission, totalling 29,110 hours of volunteering Blackrock Staff Volunteering for Bird Count Grants & Contracts 56% Expenses 2019 Events & Fundraising 8% Management & General 9% Program 83% * Support not reflected above: Appropriation of Endowment Assets for Expenditure in 2019 was $470,109 and in 2018 was $655,540. **2019 numbers are unaudited. To request a copy of our 2019 Audited Financial Statements, please contact us. Baltimore Oriole Photography by Tom Davis 740+ volunteers 18 Income 2019 (excluding Investment Income) 17,000+ native plants sold and distributed to household gardens in our community through our Annual Native Plant Sales 19