Donor Stories

Welcome to our Shared Stories section, where donors have chosen to share their thoughts and stories regarding why they support NPCA. Thank you to all who have shared their story with the rest of us!

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I love our parks!
Mary Emmons , June 5, 2012
I love nature, the outdoors, and wildlife. My parents and grandparents always took us kids to wonderful places like Yosemite, Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon and more. I often hike the Cascades with my daughter now and enjoy every moment of our...
Loving National Parks since childhood
David Lester , June 5, 2012
I grew up in Oklahoma. I remember every summer travelling with my family out west. During our travels we have visited Grand Canyon, Carlsbad Caverns, Yosemite, Redwood Forest, Crater Lake, Mt. Rainier, Glacier, Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, Rocky...
Treasures to Share
Clyda Lutz , May 31, 2012
I have been an Earth Science teacher who is retiring at the end of this school year. Using the National Parks as a part of my curriculum has been a wonderful opportunity for my students to explore this country. Each student in my class has been...
Parks in Need
Cindy Gabriel , May 7, 2012
I've been a supporter of NPCA for over 10 years. National Parks are such an important part of our country and they don't get enough support and funding from the Government. They need so much care and protection! NPCA is a wonderful advocate for...
It's about time
Dolores McDonagh , May 2, 2012
I've long been a fan of National Parks so I'm happy to finally be supporting the work of NPCA. While I'm a fan of all parks, my very favorite are urban parks like Rock Creek Park and Meridian Hill that provide a green respite in the middle of the...
Why I Give to NPCA
Joanne Sandhu , March 31, 2012
Although I visited Crater Lake as a child and saw Yellowstone's beauty some years later, now in my retirement years I've had the opportunity to experience more of our national parks. Their variety and beauty amaze me! I am so grateful that these...
get involved and make a difference
Tommy Tomlin , March 31, 2012
By joining with others I can get involved and make a difference. NPCA is an organization that offers me an effective way to do this. I encourage others to join me and support this organization and help protect and promote our National Parks system.
Always enjoyed the excursion
Robert O. Scott , March 31, 2012
Not much of a story, but I give what little I can to the National Parks because my family and I through the years have visited those that we can and always enjoyed the excursion. We treasured the experiences and so now we support the parks as we...
Posterity
Venice Ostwald , March 17, 2012
The beauty and wonder of nature is best expressed in those areas designated as our national parks...places easily identified as worth saving for posterity. Although I have not seen them all, I greatly appreciate each one I've visited - and am...
I Give Because...
Joyce Doria, NPCA supporter since 2004 , November 14, 2011
Our parks are under constant pressure from pollution, development, and the growing climate crisis. Advocacy is crucial to the fate of our parks and their last line of defense. People need to understand that our parks need organizations that will...
I Give Because...
JoAnn Tredennick, NPCA supporter since 1984 , November 14, 2011
I started giving to NPCA after college. But now that I’m able to give at a higher level than I could when I was in my 20s, I’m more aware of how at peril our national parks are. They’re almost always, perpetually, at risk. So I think it’s very...
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