Donor Spotlight Archive

September 13, 2017

Jan Johnson

I love to volunteer! And I love being outdoors and working on projects that help the environment! Pima County is special because there are a lot of people out there that share my enthusiasm. The Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection is so active in projects that protect and connect our desert. I truly enjoy giving […]

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September 12, 2017

Chuck Graf

As a native Tucsonan, I remember when Kolb Road was dirt, as was 22nd Street out east, and have vivid memories of riding in our family car as it dropped steeply down 22nd Street into Pantano Wash. The desert from there pretty much extended undisturbed to the Catalina and Rincon Mountains.  After my junior year […]

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Sarah McKenzie

The Sonoran Desert intrigued and captivated me from the first day of my Tucson visit. On the second day I persuaded my husband that we should build a house near Catalina State Park. We never looked back and now make Catalina our home. As a Minnesotan transplant, I quickly learned how different the desert is […]

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Craig Civalier

Biodiversity became important to me in my college days. My hope then was to have the opportunity to actively do something about its preservation/conservation. Once the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) funding was approved by the voters of Pima County in 2006, I was given that opportunity. I am proud that I was part of the […]

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Kathy Renno

I became interested in the Coalition a few years ago when I met fellow masters swimmer Carolyn Campbell, Executive Director, in the locker room. After swim practice, she would often talk about the work the Coalition is dong, and I realized that this is an organization that I would like to support and get involved […]

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October 6, 2014

Susan Shobe

“I’ve been a long-time supporter of the Coalition because I’ve been inspired by the work they’ve accomplished in protecting our vanishing wild desert areas.”

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December 23, 2013

Julie St. John

“I have seen so many changes in my almost quarter of a century here, and I cannot tell you how relieved I am to know that the Coalition is here to make sure the Sonoran Desert has a voice.”

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June 11, 2012

Oona, age 12

“I think the Sonoran Desert is worth protecting because it is a place for people to be with nature.”

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May 8, 2012

Judith Meyer

“I am grateful to have this organization working towards the goals I support.”

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Mich Coker

“I support the Coalition because it consistently produces great results against often-overwhelming odds.”

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