Friends of a Feather Gala Fundraiser
Proceeds benefit Audubon Pennsylvania’s efforts to ensure that birds and nature are accessible to all.
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John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove
1201 Pawlings Road, Audubon, PA 19403
Thursday, May 14, 2020
5:00 pm Cocktails & Tour of New Visitor Center
6:00 pm Dinner & Awards
Friends of a Feather 2020 celebrates these recipients:
Legacy Award: The McLean Family
Anchored by Elizabeth and the legacy of William L. McLean, III (1927-2011), the McLean family has had a tremendous impact on the landscape and people of the Philadelphia region. Elizabeth is a renowned garden historian and author who has shared her knowledge with thousands of people through her writing and lectures. William L. McLean, III was a leader of the family foundation, the McLean Contributionship, starting in 1954 and serving as chairman from 1984 until 2010. The Contributionship has supported projects that enhance the lives of those living in the greater Philadelphia area, including initiatives taht stimulate a better understanding of the natural environment and encourage the preservation of its important features. Now led by Executive Director Sandra Lee McLean, many family members have been involved in this important work, including current Trustees Wendy Whiteman McLean and Diana McLean Liefer. William "Will" L. McLean, IV (1957-2015), and Susannah G. McLean also served as Trustee and Advisory Trustee, respectively. The Contributionship has been a generous supporter of Audubon's work at the John James Audubon Center since 1994, most recently providing a leadership gift that enabled the construction of a new home for the Center's live Bird Ambassadors.
Outdoor Action Award: Todd Pride
In his role as Managing Partner and Lead Coach at Mid-Atlantic Youth Anglers & Outdoor Partners, Todd introduced more than 11,000 diverse youth - our next generation's stewards - to outdoor resources in southeastern Pennsylvania and the surrounding states. Todd has stated that "as a minority-led organization, the Mid-Atlantic team is intentionally diverse...because we want to look like the communities we serve and realize this is important to getting more youth and families into fishing, hunting, conservation and outdoor activities." Todd is currently the Managing Director for The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County. Audubon PA is proud to honor Todd, who embodies what it means to be a conservation leader and for his work connecting thousands of young people with the outdoors.