Benefits: Ron Grant Memorial Monarch Conservation Fund
Ron Grant Memorial Fund for Monarch Butterflies
DONOR LIST
The Biers/Radlauer Family
$ 150.00
May the Monarchs continue to affirm the beauty of our world - a fitting memorial to our dear friend Ron.
Anonymous
$ 100.00
Erin Engman
$ 50.00
What a wonderful tribute to Ron.
Alec Bigelson
$ 50.00
Ralph & Caroline Grierson
$ 100.00
Thanks for a beautiful memorial service.
Shelley
$ 50.00
Fly free forever! Love Shelley Fisher
Geri-Ann & Don
$ 100.00
We miss you, Ron! May your spirit be flying free with the butterflies.
Anonymous
$ 2,000.00
Anonymous
$ 1,000.00
Ellen Prell
$ 100.00
Anonymous
$ 10.00
Anonymous
$ 100.00
Dana Huff
$ 44.00
We are all better for having known him. And Monarchs too.
Anonymous
$ 20.00
Anonymous
$ 1,000.00
Marley, Ziggy, Buddy And Pepi
$ 106.00
We will always love you and miss you......
Anonymous
$ 50.00
Anonymous
$ 100.00
Barbara Goodhill
$ 100.00
Ron was a bright light in my life. A loving friend. His love for butterflies was one of many ways he embraced life and I will never look at a butterfly without thinking of Ron!
Marylin Krell
$ 50.00
South Brentwood will miss Ron and his contributions to our community. Happy to contribute to a cause so dear to him. Our website has his video of the monarchs in his backyard at: https://southbrentwood.org/this-video-taken-by-ron-grant-in-1990-shows-the-m
Elyse Arbour
$ 200.00
Ron will certainly be missed in the neighborhood. Thank you for all that you have done for South Brentwood Residence Assn. I hope that you are surrounded by hundreds of butterflies right now.
South Brentwood Resident's Ass
$ 50.00
This contribution is from the South Brentwood Resident's Association
Nicole & Ari Bayme
$ 100.00
We will miss you so much but every time we a butterfly crosses our path we will remember all the beauty you left this world...
Ron And Kathy Folsom
$ 50.00
We always enjoyed his enthusiasm and joy!
Ben And Winnie Chaffey
$ 200.00
A beutiful man taken from to soon from those that loved him
Sandeep Parikh & Hannah Johnso
$ 50.00
What a beautiful way to honor such an inspiring man!
Anonymous
$ 20.00
Jim Mindling
$ 1,000.00
In memory of a warm, loving and special Dad and husband, not to mention composer, zany, great sense of humor, and just a very nice person etc etc.
Mark & Mona
$ 100.00
Our Beloved Ron.
Anonymous
$ 250.00
Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency
$ 1,500.00
Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency
$ 1,000.00
James DiPasquale
$ 100.00
Anonymous
$ 50.00
Marcy Vaj
$ 50.00
As beautiful a spirit as the monarch. Thank you for the wonderful memorial.
The Kessey's
$ 25.00
Perhaps this will help a little to realize Ron's dream.
Cheryl And Dan Foliart
$ 150.00
Ron will forever be in our hearts. A monarch flew by today.
Anonymous
$ 50.00
Betina Loudermilk
$ 40.00
Thank you Ron for sharing your love of butterflies with me. It will be remembered always.
Anonymous
$ 50.00
Anonymous
$ 50.00
Tery Arnold
$ 50.00
"Butterflies....flowers that fly and all but sing" ....Ron, remembering fondly the song of your spirited and musical life!
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Professionally, Ron Grant was a brilliant composer, but he also shared his passion for monarch butterflies with everyone who would listen. Ron's love for butterflies began when he was a boy, but became even more meaningful when he and his wife, Benida, moved into their home in Brentwood in 1972. Their backyard is a redwood grove and every fall migrating monarchs would stop there for a few months. In recent years, the number of monarchs visiting the Grant home has diminished drastically. This was a source of heartbreak and concern for Ron.

Through the Ron Grant Memorial Monarch Conservation Fund, it is our goal to support monarch conservation and education efforts through Monarch Joint Venture in Ron’s memory to honor his passion for butterflies. We ask for your contribution to this fund at the University of Minnesota (where the Monarch Joint Venture is based) in memory of Ron; saving butterflies is a cause that meant the world to him. Contributions will be used to support a nationwide effort to protect monarchs and their beautiful migration that meant so much to Ron. Additional gifts can be made to the fund at any time.

Monarch butterflies have experienced steep decline in recent decades. Only if these charismatic insects have adequate habitat to survive will our children and grandchildren and generations to come have the opportunity to build their own memories of this amazing orange and black butterfly. The Monarch Joint Venture (MJV) is a national conservation partnership working to conserve and protect monarch butterflies throughout the U.S. With nearly 60 partners nationwide working together on this important conservation issue, the MJV plays a vital role in coordinating conservation, research, monitoring, and education projects to ensure our overall efforts to support monarchs and other pollinators will be worthwhile.

Each year, MJV program funds are set aside to help our partners move priority conservation actions forward. Contributions to Ron’s memorial fund will support conservation projects and help more monarchs take flight!

For more information on monarch conservation efforts, please visit the Monarch Joint Venture website at www.monarchjointventure.org, or reach out to the MJV Coordinator by email (monarchs@monarchjointventure.org). 

All donations received through the University of Minnesota Foundation are tax deductible. 

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