Attendees of NANPA’s 2019 Nature Photography Summit and Trade Show rose to the occasion for the NANPA Foundation – to put it mildly!
Nearly $22,000 was raised at the February event in Las Vegas, thanks to the $11,821 donated by attendees and the additional $10,000 that was pledged by several donors before the event as a match to donations secured onsite.
In addition to its fundraising campaign, the NANPA Foundation also engaged attendees in a game of “Dead or Alive” during Saturday’s luncheon. Participants listened to a list of famous individuals and had to correctly identify if the person was dead or alive to continue playing the game and having a chance to win the cash prize. Congratulations to Julie Gustafson who was the last donor standing!
The NANPA Foundation is a separate nonprofit organization that provides resources to advance the awareness and appreciation of nature through photography. The Foundation funds NANPA’s high school and college student photography programs as well as awards grants for photo blinds to be built in public nature areas, conservation projects using photography, and for the study of photography in a higher education setting.
Money raised at the Summit will be used to fund NANPA’s 2020 High School Scholarship Program, the 2021 NANPA Summit College Scholarship Program, the 2019 Philip Hyde Grant and potential photo blind grant applications that are received.
For more information on the NANPA Foundation and the programs that it supports, visit the Foundation’s website at www.nanpafoundation.org.
A special thanks to the following donors who gave during the 2019 Summit:
Richard & Susan Day
George Feehan – in memory of Peggy Feehan
Jane Halperin – in memory of Richard Halperin
Cindy Miller Hopkins
Lou Nettelhorst – in memory of Nancy Rotenberg and Pat Wadecki
Naiara Paiva – in memory of Richard Halperin
Dee Ann Pederson
Larry St. Pierre