Donor Recognition

We are now able to accept stock donations – contact us for details. If you’d like to support our endowment, you can find more information here or contact us at the link above.

New Grants & Donations

Grants and donations totaling $500 or more for calendar year 2022

$25,000 - $50,000

Tejemos Foundation
Mindy Vescovo

$10,000 - $24,999

Kathy Estes-Morgan
Jean Jarvis
Joan Negley Kelleher Living Trust
Michael Karapetian
Joanna Langdale
Margaret Sprenger
Cathy Staver

$5,000 - $9,999

Gwen Brewer
Kris Chambers
Matt Gove
Herlinda Hernandez
Barbara Rutter
Maria Serrano
William Scanlan III
The Summerlee Foundation
Kate Yates
Alyson Yates

$2,000 - $4,999

Jeff Acopian
Benjamin Gostisha
Alex Hoar
Sally-Ann Hurry
Lisa P. & Thomas M. Read Family Fund
Racine Community Foundation
Jennifer Shallman
Karina Strnad
Swift River Pecans LLC

$1,000 - $1,999

Anonymous
Anonymous
Lynne Ayres, In Honor of Bonnie Miles
James Bledsoe
Robert Call
Anastasia Chisiu
Sandra Denman
Sharon Goldston
Daniel Hargreaves
Charles Jackson
George Jett
Clinton Kennedy
HEB
Ashlyn Higareda and Harry Lee
Josef Loeffler
Bonnie Miles
Thien Nguyen
North American Symposium on Bat Research (NASBR)
Andy Pastor
The Post Family
RecognizeGood the Foundation
Walter Rowntree
Evan Segal
Silicon Labs
Lorie and Bud Sjogren
Mary D Smith
Matthew St Louis
Kody Wallace
Loti Woods

$500 - $999

Chris Amaris
Austin Community Foundation, Recommended by Mari & Dudley Houghton
Nina Beck
Lisa Bernier
Caroline Bissell
Mat Brady
Darla Brunner
Richard Burgess
Igino Cafiero
Cara Rozell and Roger Kornfein Foundation
Mark Caridi-Scheible
James Checco
Eugenio Clariond
Ted Dewald
Carol Eklund
Natasha Figueroa
Roya and Anthony Franseth
Nathaniel Frey
Nancy Gaedke
Tracy Gamble
Genevieve Gurnick
Katherine Hadley
Sharon Hamor
Elisabeth Hartman
Daisy Hollman
Phoebe Janflone
Justin Killgoar
Gene Landriau
Sally Lincoln in Honor of Nick Lincoln
Barbara Macdonald
Meagan Mayo
Dave McClure
Ian Nixon
Savannah Pratt
Mary Read
Cara Rozell
Theresa Rutz
Joanne Seehousen-Jackson
Jody Shoup
Jill Smith
Speleobooks
Mary Stockard
Deborah Stuck
Katherine Terrell
Jane Thompson
Linda Tomas
Carole Tower
Vince Vannelli
Terek Varland
Adam Wegrzyn
Barbara C Williams
Ashton Wilson
Nate Wolverton
Mo Zhu
Betsy Zimmerman

Founding Supporters

Al Kisner, Alexandra Clarfield, Amy Ejma, Andrew Puntch, Anita Buck, Ann Heagney, Ariadna Morales, Ariana Tellez, Baptiste Chadeyron, Barbara Williams, Barbara Royal, Beth Robertson, Bill Bowser, Bridget Odgen, Bryan Bongey, Bryan Pearson, Callie Herman, Carol Tiderman, Cathleen O’Laughlin, Cathy Pohlman, Cecilia Ball, Chris Borthistle, Christine Cuccia, Christopher Dickey, Claire Szeto, Claude Villemagne, Connie Beroza, Courtney Donnell, Courtney Kimmel, Craig Stihler, Cynthia Myers, Cynthy Whitlock, Dania Moss, Daniel Hargreaves, Daniela Schmieder, Danielle Brancazio, Dave Weaver, David King, Dean Jones, Deborah Zent, Deepti Boddapati, Derek Allen, Donald Jones, Derek Morningstar, Donald Oestreicher, Dylan Goldade, Ed and Vicki Bass, Ed West, Edward Frederick, Eldrid Kaplan, Elizabeth Flaco, Ellen Douglass Emmanuel Cosson, Eric Coppinger, Eva Marie Boel, Formosan Golden Bat’s Home, Fred Thom Jr., Frances Larson, Francine Prager, Frank Bibin, Frank Verbeek, Galen Hekhuis, Geoffrey Gomes, Greg Asay, Greg Falxa, Gretchen Van Cleave, Guy Baele, Hugo Vargas-Zesati, Ian Nixon, Ina Helmers, Jacob Erdman, James Grantges, Janell Cannon, Janet Thorne, Jay Obojski, Jay Ritterson, Jeanette Lebrecht, Jeffrey Dinardo, Jennifer Judd, Jennifer Westerfeld, Jerry Hughes, Jerry Palmer, Jesse Labbe, Jesus Rafael, Jinhong Luo, JoAnn Kennedy, JoEllen Arnold, Joel Stewart, Joel Tigner, Joette Martin, John Vogt, Jonathan Duward, Jon Mills, Jonas Steiger, Jonathan Townsend, Joy Devito, Jody Carthur, Judy Curran, Juana Ham, Karen Black, Karen Slote, Karen Tuttle, Karla Payes, Karlissa Martin, Katherine Roberts, Kathryn Ehlert, Katheryn Taylor, Kathleen Estes, Kathy Moran, Kelly Franson, Ken Bowman, Kimberly Borrowdale, KN Richards, Kody Wallace, Koryn Woodward, Kristine Shallman, Kyndal Irwin, Kypfer Cordts, Laura Shireman, Lawrence Love, Lee and Ramona Bass, Linda Moore, Linda Williams, Lisa Card, Lisa and Thomas Read, Lucyn Wielgos, Lucas Miller, Luke Davison, Margaret Moody, Maria Serrano, Marie Pino, Marren and Mark Adkins, Mary Mousseau, Mary and Ross Read, Mary Smith, Mel Sunquist, Melinda McBride, Melissa Donnelly, Mindy Vescovo, Nancy Goodman, Natalia Gonzales, Parks Association, Pam Resurreccion, Paul Motts, Paula Tuttle, Paula Wong, Peter Dunlap Shohl, Peter Ommundsen, Rachel Ristine, Rebecca Edwards, Reed Crawford, Rene Walker, Rhea Groepper Pettit, Richard LaVal, Robert and Cecilia Ball, Robert J. Nuelle, Jr., Rodrigo Antonio Araujo Pires, Russell Galen, Sasha Elan Stimmel, Sally Christy, Sandy and Cindy Read, Scott Osborn, Shahroukh Mistry, Sharon Forsyth, Sharon and Joe Goldston, Sharon and Larry Nichta, Sharon Ogle, Sharon Siekerman, Sharon Yildiz, Sherry Ross, Sky Chaney, Stephanie Sheperd, Stephen Saunders, Steve Bohleber, Susan Estes, Susan McGrath, Szilard Bucs, Snode-Brennman Kinion, Teresa Nichta, Tessa Laird, Thomas Butts, Thomas Ryan, Tim Tapio, Trinibats, Wilson Uieda.

Michael Lazari Karapetian

Michael Lazari Karapetian has over twenty years of investment management experience. He has a degree in business management, is a certified NBA agent, and gained early experience as a money manager for the Bank of America where he established model portfolios for high-net-worth clients. In 2003 he founded Lazari Capital Management, Inc. and Lazari Asset Management, Inc.  He is President and CIO of both and manages over a half a billion in assets. In his personal time he champions philanthropic causes. He serves on the board of Moravian College and has a strong affinity for wildlife, both funding and volunteering on behalf of endangered species.