Leadership Giving Society
CFWEP’s Stonefly Circle celebrates individual donors making a gift or cumulative gifts of $1,000 or greater in a calendar year. The funds help support the organization’s bold new initiatives and award-winning education and outreach programs. Stonefly Circle members are united in a commitment to our mission to expand environmental literacy and stewardship through field-based science and research experiences.
The Stonefly Circle is named after the stonefly, a charismatic macroinvertebrate that can only survive in clean, uncontaminated waters. The Clark Fork Watershed has seen a return in stonefly populations as our waterways recover from a century of damage. CFWEP’s students learn that stoneflies are excellent biological indicators of stream health, and they celebrate each stonefly they find.
Stonefly Circle members receive recognition on our website, newsletter, social media channels, and donor recognition wall at Montana Tech. They also receive a signature Stonefly Circle lapel pin and an invitation to an exclusive leadership celebration event.
If you join the Stonefly Circle before 2025, your generosity will be matched by the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation which has issued a capacity-building challenge grant to help us diversify our funding portfolio.
Thank you for your commitment to the young people, the educators, the community, and the health of the watershed. Together we can inspire the changemakers, scientific thinkers, and problem-solvers of tomorrow!
You can increase your impact by pledging a monthly gift. At this time, you can set this option up with Shannon Sampson of the Montana Tech Foundation by calling her at (406) 496-4276. All contributions are tax-deductible.
Today we honor the first members of our Stonefly Circle Leadership Giving Society:
Colleen Elliot & Dr. Chris Gammons
Elizabeth & David Erickson
Joe Griffin & Sherry Vogel
Sidni & Bill Markovich
Leah & John McCarthy Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
Melissa Wanamaker & Gordon Wanamaker
Thank you for your generosity!