A note from the Executive Director about COVID-19
Together, we face a period of uncertainty as the COVID-19 virus spreads around the globe. At the same time, the Fund’s commitment to our mission, the teams we are funding, and our Great Lakes community remains unchanged.
We want everyone to stay healthy so that our shared work can accelerate when restrictions ease. We’re doing our part to slow the spread of the virus. We have restricted all travel and Fund staff is working remotely. We understand that Fund-supported work may progress more slowly than originally planned, and we’re okay with that. We recognize that projects require travel and coordination of multi-disciplinary teams and that teams may not able to travel—or even meet—for some time. We’re working with our teams as they adjust their plans over the coming months.
We have contingency plans in place to navigate the turbulence in the financial markets and protect the permanent endowment. So far, so good.
But even in this challenging time, we are still open for business. We continue to seek transformative solutions to restore Great Lakes health. In 2020, we will develop projects and fund teams to better manage nutrients on farmland and increase adoption of regenerative agriculture systems. Let us know if you have a project idea that could contribute to these outcomes by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope you will continue to be a part of our collaborative network to shape a brighter future for the Great Lakes.
We will post updates on this site, so please keep an eye out for more information.
Our team is available. You can reach us as you always do, by email or phone.
Shannon Donley, Project Implementation Manager
Ryan Smith, Project Development Manager
Steve Cole, Vice President of Programs
The next few months will be challenging for all of us. Please keep in touch.
Be safe and well,