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Osprey Society members reflect on the state of the world today

Individuals who have included EDF in their estate plans, gathered online to share reflections on the pandemic. These are their truly inspirational responses. Read more

Sara Steiner

Sara Steiner: Making an impact with a charitable gift annuity

Sara Steiner has supported EDF's efforts for more than 30 years. It was only recently that she decided to make a future gift to support us for years to come. Read more


Nancy Carol Ramsey: Protecting the environment

A career librarian, Nancy Carol values the academic approach EDF takes to problem solving. As a woman of modest means and grand passion, Nancy Carol could do more giving through a charitable gift annuity—a gift that pays you income. Read more


Laura and Frank: Advancing solutions

Laura and her husband, Frank, live near the largest of the Great Lakes with their son. "I was stunned to see the north shore of Lake Superior in 1970, and then find a paper mill's unrestricted flowage into the lake along the same shore a few days later," Frank says. Read more

Stephanie Barko

Stephanie Barko: Online, and ready to make a difference

“I contacted EDF and said I know a lot of young women with kids who blog about their lives,” she says. “They have a voice and they are not afraid to use it. They care about what kind of air their children breathe.” Read more

James Benkard

James Benkard: A tenacious advocate

“Jimmy’s idea was that we could use the law as a tool to get dangerous things out of the environment and move the ball forward,” says Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) Board member and childhood friend Governor Thomas Kean of New Jersey. “That’s what excited him.” Read more

Bob and Leslie Cutler

Leslie and Bob Cutler: Partnership power

“EDF partners with really valuable players, and that really makes a difference,” says Leslie Cutler, an avid gardener who lives in Boulder, Colorado, with her husband, Bob. Read more