When Alain and May White founded The White Memorial Foundation in honor of their parents, they exemplified the spirit of giving. Because of their generosity, thousands of people will be able to enjoy the wonders of nature for generations to come. You can continue this tradition of giving by making a donation, no matter how small, to White Memorial. Donations go a long way here, from helping feed our education animals to covering the cost of public programs to maintaining the Museum and grounds of White Memorial, and so much more. Every dollar counts, and would be very much appreciated!


The White Memorial Conservation Center Announces
Its Annual Year-End Appeal

That 2020 has been a challenge is probably the greatest understatement of all time. Whether you have experienced the loss of a loved one, are juggling home schooling and career, are grappling to keep your business afloat, or are just plain lonely, Covid-19 has spared no one. The Conservation Center had to close in March. Our heads were reeling! With a huge loss of income, but more importantly, our inability to reach out to you in person, how could we remain relevant during this crisis? Thousands flooded our trails, retreating to Nature, but The Conservation Center remained closed. I kept repeating a quote from Charles Darwin, “In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.”

Since March, the Conservation Center, through ZOOM and Facebook Live, has educated over 14,000 children and adults, even in places such as India, Iceland, Japan, Canada, Chile, The Netherlands, France, and Malaysia. From Maine to California, Wisconsin to Texas, our programs have spanned our nation and the globe. Imagine what Alain and May White would be thinking! We’ve developed a lecture series for assisted living facilities…enrichment for the most vulnerable. We’ve collaborated with libraries. We’ve taught schoolchildren. We’ve been on television and radio. We have prevailed…virtually.

Your tax-deductible donation, no matter how small, to our Annual Year End Appeal supports our devotion to serving your interests. You can also donate securely online by clicking on the button to your right . Be sure to indicate that your donation is for the Annual Appeal.

Carrie, Jamie, Lois, and I thank you for your generosity during these difficult times. We really miss you. Until we are able to meet again, please join us on this virtual magic carpet ride. We are heading to Egypt to visit animal mummies and Costa Rica to meet the most colorful and diminutive frogs. You’ll encounter an American Mastodon with Connecticut roots and learn how to cook a comforting chicken and apple dish from France…Poulet à la Normande! I hope, in some small way, The Conservation Center is helping you and your family prevail.

We are now accepting online donations! Just click the “add to cart” button to make an online donation with your credit card.

You can also send a check made out to White Memorial Conservation Center to the following address: White Memorial Conservation Center, PO Box 368, Litchfield, CT 06759 (please write “donation” in the subject line of your check). An attached note with the reason for your donation would be very helpful.

We sincerely thank you!