by Lori Turner, President

It is hard to put into words what it means to the CAS board that so many members, neighbors, friends and family members donated during this holiday season to help us reach our goal of raising $10,000. THANK YOU, THANK YOU for taking the time out of your busy schedule during the most hectic time of the year to donate. Thank you to the over 100 people that donated to help support our mission of, “Preserving the natural world and its ecosystems, focusing on birds and other wildlife, and the earth’s biological diversity through education, environmental study and habitat restoration and protection.”

We raised $11,712 through our CoMoGives page. We also had over $3,700 worth of donations that was either in check form or donations made through our website.

153 community nonprofit organizations participated in CoMoGives in 2022 and CAS ranked 53rd overall for donations! 2022 was the 8th year CAS has participated in CoMoGives.

We’d like to give a big thank you to Songbird Station and their store manager, Becky Toellner, for allowing CAS to display its CoMoGives poster and postcards at the store. We’d also like to thank Peace Nook for allowing us to display our postcards there too.

Thank you to the 2022 CoMoGives committee: Lori Turner, Allison Vaughn, Kevin Wehner – with special assistance from John Besser, Lottie Bushmann, Bill Mees, Doug Miller and Lisa Schenker.

Please consider volunteering to chair the 2023 CoMoGives Committee. This is the one and only fundraiser for CAS and is critical to our continued success. It is one of the most rewarding committees you can chair on the CAS board.