Friends of the Ansonia Nature Center, Inc. (FANCI)
The Friends of the Ansonia Nature Center, Inc. (FANCI) exists to support the staff, the programs, and the vision of the Ansonia Nature Center.
The Great Give
Please consider donating to FANCI in this year’s Great Give, an online giving event to support Greater New Haven nonprofits.
Select the Friends of the Ansonia Nature Center, then make your donation. Nonprofits that participate in the annual event can win thousands of dollars in grant prizes from The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven and its partner in philanthropy, the Valley Community Foundation.
Ion Bank Foundation Annual Community Awards Program
Ion Bank customers can still help FANCI earn up to $5,000 by voting for us in Ion Bank’s Community Awards Program through March 31! Vote online at http://ionbank.com or visit one of Ion’s branches. One vote per customer. For more information call 203-729-4442 or toll free 877-729-4442, or speak to an Ion staff member.
Help FANCI While You Shop!
If you shop at Amazon.com, you can easily donate to FANCI at no cost to you by using AmazonSmile, a website operated by Amazon that lets you enjoy the same selection of products, low prices, and shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organization you select.
When you first visit AmazonSmile, you’ll be prompted to select a charitable organization from almost one million eligible organizations. Type in Friends of the Ansonia Nature Center, click the “select” button, and shop as usual. That’s all you have to do for FANCI to receive a donation with each eligible purchase you make. And there is no cost to FANCI or to you! The shopping experience is identical to Amazon.com with the added benefit that you’ll be helping the Friends raise funds.
Nature Center Wish List: New Shed •Items for Earth Day Raffle • Stackable Washer & Dryer • Large Flat Screen for Powerpoint Presentations • Bird Feeders • Suet Cakes • Sunflower & Mixed Bird Seed • Good Quality Hand Pruners & Loppers • Gift Certificates to Pet Supply Plus, Petco, Staples, & Art Supply Stores • and VOLUNTEERS for Greeting/Clerical Work • Nature Store Clerks • Docents • Nature Trail Maintenance • Critter Care • Exhibit Work • Habitat Conservation Projects • (Due to Covid – 19 we are not accepting volunteers at this time.)
Winter 2020 program presenters:
Winter 2020 Calendar of Events mailing crew:
Administrative assistance/clerical work: Renee Crainer, Allie & Adam Schaefer, Pauline Sholtys, Donna Lindgren.
Park maintenance: Geoffrey and Marilyn Turner, Kaycee Farm, LLC.
Birthday party presenters:
Animal care: A Place Called Hope, James Tully
ANSONIA NATURE AND RECREATION CENTER STAFF
Director: Alison Rubelmann; Assistant Director: Wendy Sabol;
Rangers: Evelyn Kubik, Dawn Sotir, Amie Ziner
TELEPHONE NUMBER: 203-736-1053
The Friends’ Focus is published seasonally by the Friends of the Ansonia Nature Center, Inc. (FANCI) as an information link between FANCI and its members.
Editors: Alison Rubelmann, Pauline Sholtys.
Mailing: Rich Wade.
The Friends of the Ansonia Nature Center meet at the Nature Center on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm. All members of FANCI and interested folks are invited to attend. All meetings are being held via Zoom until further notice please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to join.
The Friends’ Focus is published seasonally by the Friends of the Ansonia Nature Center, Inc. (FANCI) as an information link between FANCI and its members. Editors: Alison Rubelmann, Pauline Sholtys. Mailing: Rich Wade.