The Friends of Hog Island has a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. This time last year, we were not sure about the disposition of the Hog Island Audubon Camp. But this year, the camp is under National Audubon ownership and management. Because of your support, it is well on its way to a secure and financially stable future.
The camp has enjoyed two seasons bursting at the seams with campers. FOHI fulfilled its annual commitment to the camp of $50,000. The 2012 sessions are 20% full; FOHI volunteers are already signing up; and we have a challenge donation of $500,000 toward our promised endowment.
We have many to thank for this – volunteers, who give so generously of their time; donors, who are unwavering in their financial support; campers, who keep us going with their smiles and enthusiasm; instructors, who never fail to make you feel special; staff, who tend our every need; Dr. Steve Kress, who makes sure good looks at puffins are seen by all; and last, but not least, David Yarnold and the National Audubon staff, who gave us a new beginning.
From the FOHI board,
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.