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2009 Cozumel Marine Turtle Program Donors & Thank You
For information on donating and becoming a Turtle Program Supporter please visit Emergency Fundraising Campaign for 2009 and the Cozumel Marine Turtle Salvation Program.



 
June 2009
Greetings Cozumel Turtle Supporters and Friends!

On behalf of the over 3,000 nesting green and loggerhead turtles of Cozumel and the Marine Turtle Salvation Program Committee, I would like to thank each and every one of you for your generosity and participation in our 2009 Marine Turtle Salvation Program Volunteers & Supporters Program..

As you are aware, there was no organized fundraising initiative prior to the 2009 season. However, as Cozumel felt the full force of the global financial crisis as well as the influenza shut down with drastic budget cuts, the Turtle Program Committee had no alternative but to look for supporters to help us through this difficult season.

The 2009 Turtle Program Supporters are being recognized publicly here as well as on other web pages maintained for the Turtle Program by the City.

The content of this Recognition Page will continue to change in the weeks ahead as more donations come in throughout the 2009 season. In addition, we will provide Turtle Salvation Program updates and progress reports throughout the nesting season here as well. So make this page one of your “Favorites” and check back frequently for updates!

It is very important to recognize two critical donors who immediately infused funds into the 2009 season in order to help ensure that the fundemental activities of the season could continue despite budget cuts:
  1. Casa Gordon's donation of US$1,250 to cover gasoline needs for most of the season
  2. IslaMar Vacation Villas donation of US$1,000 to help pay biologists salaries
It goes without saying that these donors have been critical to the survival of the 2009 Turtle Salvation Program. However, the season is not yet over and as always, there have been and will be many, many donations made to the program and they are all important to the survival of the program. So please, never under estimate the power of ANY size donation!! Every donation of every size is very much appreciated by the Cozumel Turtle Salvation Program!

As always, the funds donated by supporters will be utilized to try to maintain the turtle program by purchasing various supplies and equipment needed for this season’s efforts. These donations make an extraordinary difference to the more than 100 volunteers who work the program each year.

Again, thank you so very much to all of our 2009 TURTLE SUPPORTERS! We appreciate your support and look forward to keeping you updated on the 2009 Season’s activities as well as seeing you soon here on the island!

Thanks for helping me and my offspring!Sincerely,

Rodrigo Navarro
Cozumel Marine Turtle Salvation Program Coordinator 2009

Sherri Davis
Cozumel Marine Turtle Salvation Program Volunteer 1998 - 2009
2009 Contributors to the Turtle Salvation Program

Laud (More than 15,000 Pesos, US$1,500+)
Casa Gordon Cozumel MX


Caguama (5,000–14,999 Pesos, US$500-1,499)
IslaMar Vacation Villas Cozumel MX


Carey (1000-2,999 Pesos, US$100-299)
Barbara Homan St. Petersburg FL
Deborah Jernigan Houston TX
Ed & Mary Collier, Edward & Zoey Allen TX
Gary & Phyllis Larsen Lincoln NE
International Education Center of Excellence San Antonio NM
Kyle, Jessica, Mason & Noa Solomon New York NY
Larry and Karen Pedersen Des Moines IA
Lloyd, Kristen & Deborah Powell Rusk TX
Marie & Nicole Claiborne Denver CO
Marla & Kelly Godfrey Aurora CO
Mary, Kirby, Niki & Julie Diller Cottleville MO
Thomas, Joy, Taylor & Angela Johnson USA
Todd Bonham Dallas TX
Univ. of Nebraska - Journalism Study Abroad Program Lincoln NE


Lora ($50-999 Pesos, US$5-99)
Aaron & Melissa Kendrick Toledo OH
Adam Birk Denver CO
BreAnna Haessler Lincoln NE
Duc Dang Allentown PA
Duke Tran Allentown PA
Erin Sorensen Lincoln NE
Erin Starkebaum Lincoln NE
Jennifer Larson Lincoln NE
Jessica Dalton Lincoln NE
Jessica Sorsensen Lincoln NE
Jim & Debbie Tenorio Menomonie WI
Julie Zimmerman USA
Katie Gilliland Lincoln NE
Kristin & Karin Turner Orange County CA
Melissa Gilham Denver CO
Ruth & Cassie Rabner Cabin John MD
Sherry Dolly Allentown PA
Wade & Kathy Lawrence CA


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