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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.”

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Development Staff

Headshot of Rebecca Duczkowski.

Rebecca Duczkowski

Assistant Director of Donor Relations and Watershed Restoration Assistant
Jessica Provinski

Jessica Provinski

Director of Development
Nicole Wickenhauser

Nicole Wickenhauser

Director of Strategic Partnerships and Institutional Advancement

Development News

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Plan Your Legacy
When you make an estate plan and include a gift to the Stroud Center, the ripple effect of your action will preserve fresh water for generations to come. 
As the day turned to night, the sky turned beautiful shades of orange and purple.
A Wild & Scenic Night: The 15th Annual Film Festival
The outdoors is a great place for family fun, and Trail Creek’s 15th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival was no exception.
Celebrity Chefs Wow Judges at Roaring Twenties Soirée for Rivers
Celebrity Chefs Wow Judges at Roaring Twenties Soirée for Rivers
Dishes featuring pawpaws, kombucha, and hemp hearts lent a Chopped-style flair to this 1920s-themed event in support of clean fresh water.
The 2022 Stroud Award for Freshwater Excellence
The 2022 Stroud Award for Freshwater Excellence
The 2022 award recipient is Michael E. Mann, Ph.D., a climate change author, distinguished professor of atmospheric science at Penn State, and director of the Earth System Science Center.
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Did You Know That August is Make-A-Will Month?
Whether you are 18 or 80, now is the time to plan your legacy! We invite you to join our Headwaters Society to ensure the future of clean fresh water.
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Meet Our 2022 Summer Interns
This is the 50th year that the Stroud Center has welcomed interns to help develop their skills and give them memorable experiences in their fields.