Summer Star Foundation

Our client, trustee for a small family foundation, had a vision for a nature sanctuary where children would come and learn about ecology and have a chance to connect with nature.

We helped her locate a suitable property and developed an educational sanctuary plan. We mapped out capital expenditures, staffing and operations costs for five years and identified key needs as the nature center was built out over the first three years. The plan included organizational structure and capacity assessments. We identified partner organizations, designers, and curricula to inform the future activities at the site. As the project moves along, we will continue to help our client incorporate sustainability so that her nature sanctuary will be truly exemplary for its class.