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Development Department

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Active freshwater research, environmental education, and watershed restoration programs require funding from a wide variety of sources. The Development Department connects interested donors with many different projects. Funding at Stroud™ Water Research Center comes from a wide variety of research and philanthropic sources including grants and contracts from the National Science Foundation, state and federal agencies, foundations and corporations. The generous support from hundreds of individuals make up the “Friends of the Stroud Center.”

Learn how you can support the Stroud Center

Development Staff

Rebecca Duczkowski

Rebecca Duczkowski

Assistant Director of Donor Relations and Watershed Restoration Assistant
Jessica Provinski

Jessica Provinski

Associate Director of Special Events and Corporate Relations
Nicole Wickenhauser

Nicole Wickenhauser

Director of Development

Development News

Family with dog, children blowing bubbles at an outdoor festival.
Film Festival Draws Outdoor and Online Attendees to Support Local Nonprofits
The films began as the sun was setting and the lineup included short films and documentaries produced by independent filmmakers from all over the world.
Stories From the Clean Water Paddle Push
Stories From the Clean Water Paddle Push
Participants as far away as Alaska and Hawaii logged 149 hours on the water and raised more than $3,000 to support clean fresh water while enjoying their favorite body of
Nicole Wickenhauser in Bangladesh.
Ready, Set, Go: How Marathoner Nicole Wickenhauser Is Poised to Protect Clean Fresh Water
At Water.org, Wickenhauser connected funders to projects that deeply resonated with their unique interests. She hopes to be part of a similar trajectory of impact at Stroud Water Research Center.
Melissa Ho, Ph.D.
The 2021 Stroud Award for Freshwater Excellence
The 2021 Stroud Award for Freshwater Excellence will be presented to Melissa D. Ho, Ph.D., Senior Vice President for Fresh Water and Food at World Wildlife Fund.
Chukkas, Caddisflies, and Chapeaus Was a Success!
Chukkas, Caddisflies, and Chapeaus Was a Success!
Two years after planting 1,500 trees at the Brandywine Polo Club, the Stroud Center returned with guests to enjoy the sport of polo and a party at the pavilion.
2021 entomology summer intern group photo.
Meet Our 2021 Summer Interns
Our summer internship program, now in its 49th year, has ushered through hundreds of interns seeking meaningful learning experiences.