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Please contact a member of the Development Department with questions about how you can support the Stroud Center.

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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

J. Denis Newbold, Ph.D., at his desk
UpStream Newsletter, Spring 2012
A Seeker of the Truth: Denis Newbold, Ph.D., holds both strong political beliefs and an absolute commitment to scientific rigor, not an easy place to be when science is under
Olivia Newton-John and John Easterling receive the SAFE Water Award.
The Water’s Edge: An Evening in Review
Olivia Newton-John and John Easterling received the Stroud Award for Freshwater Excellence for their commitment to rainforest conservation in the Amazon River basin.
Olivia Newton-John embracing her husband John Easterling.
Olivia Newton-John, John Easterling Honored for Role in Amazon Conservation
The Stroud Award for Freshwater Excellence is awarded to those who contribute broadly to the conservation and protection of fresh water.
Fly River in Papua New Guinea.
UpStream Newsletter, Summer 2011
The difference between the organic materials that enter and leave a river system tells us how the river affects greenhouse gases.
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Dr. Peter Gleick to Speak at The Water’s Edge Gala
Gleick is co-founder and president of the Pacific Institute which is dedicated to fostering environmental protection, economic development, and social equity.