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The Evergreen Society Members and Spotlight

The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes has a wonderfully rich history, one that begins with the dedicated individuals who helped to create it and continue to help the organization evolve into what it is today. Mary Alice (“Mickey”) Horner was a wonderful example.

As a long-time friend and supporter of the Nature Center, Mickey spent endless hours working on events and programs alongside her husband John Horner, a former Board President and two-time interim Executive Director of the Nature Center. Mickey was also one of the passionate individuals that helped to create the Nature Center’s Duck Pond, our wonderful gift shop that visitors enjoy today.

Mickey was always excited about what the Nature Center means to the community and the important roles it continues to play today. As a reflection of how much she valued the Nature Center, in 2019 she made a gift to support the current capital campaign to enhance our outdoor classroom. In addition, she agreed to join the Evergreen Society as a legacy supporter with a planned gift during this crucial time for the organization.

To learn more about how you can help us to continue to be a vibrant part of our community for generations to come through a planned gift and joining the Evergreen Society, please contact Kimberlee Jones, Director of Philanthropy at or 216.321.5935 ext. 223.


as of January 1, 2024

Anonymous member (4)
John C. Barber
Jane C. Busch
Harry and Mary Ann Carlson
Kathryn A. Carlson
Sharon A. Coyle
Kathleen A. & Thomas A. Heffernan
Ann T. Herbruck
John A. Horner, III
John E.* & Paula Horner

Carole J. Kass
Chip and Pat Kulp
Lynda & Charlie Mayer
Courtney & Michael Novak
Mrs. Clara T. Rankin
John B. & Sally R. Schulze
Ruth J. Skuly & Leo A. Deininger
Deborah A. Smith
Kempton & Nancy King Smith
Julie A. West

Interested in creating your own legacy of conservation and environmental education?

To learn more about making a legacy gift and joining the Evergreen Society, please contact Director of Philanthropy Kimberlee Jones at (216) 321-5935 ext. 223 or

If you have already included the Nature Center in your plans, we would like to thank you for your generosity by welcoming you to the Evergreen Society. Please let us know by contacting the Nature Center’s development team at (216) 321-5935.

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The Evergreen Society recognizes and honors those friends and members of the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes who have made a commitment to the Nature Center by including us in their estate plans. We are grateful to those who have invested in the future of the Nature Center through a planned gift.

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You can play an integral role in securing the future of the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes. Making a planned gift is one of the most impactful ways to invest in the Nature Center and to create a legacy of conservation and environmental education.

You may designate your gift for a specific purpose or offer broad support through a gift to the Endowment Fund–your generosity will help ensure that we can enhance and preserve this natural place of respite and learning for generations to come.

There are many ways to make a planned gift to the Nature Center, including bequests, charitable trusts, and gifts of appreciated securities. Your lawyer or financial advisor can assist you in making informed decisions.

By making a planned gift, you can play a vital role in nurturing the native habitats and outdoor adventures that will enrich lives now and into the future.

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