At the annual meeting of the Conservation and Research Foundation on October 19, 2014, the Trustees voted to discontinue the existence of the Foundation and donate its endowment to the Connecticut College in honor of our founder, Dr. Richard H. Goodwin, Sr. The funds will be held in Trust by the college and the income from the Goodwin Environmental Trust will be used to further their environmental educational programs. The Foundation has also provided $42,600 in new grants for the coming year as in past years. We are also honoring our commitment to provide for two Pelton Awards of $1,000 each already awarded to deserving botanists chosen by the Botanical Society of America from a capital gift to the Foundation from Dr. Fred Kavanagh who provided the funds for these awards many years ago. The Pelton Award will now be funded and administered by the Botanical Society via a Trust Fund our Foundation will provide.

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