Having lived within two blocks of the W.K. Kellogg Biological Station (KBS) since 1973, one of David Dvorak’s favorite forms of relaxation is visiting the W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary with family.
Dr. Dvorak and companion, Karol J. Peterson, especially enjoy walking the Lake Loop Trail around Wintergreen Lake, and have taken many friends to the Bird Sanctuary. Thus, he and Karol established a $1 million planned gift, creating the KBS Bird Sanctuary Enrichment Fund. Funds from this future gift will support staffing, programming, equipment, supplies and facility needs.
Dr. Dvorak, has been a member of the KBS Director’s Advisory Board since 2006. In 2007 Dvorak established his first major gift to KBS, the Conservation Legacy Fund (CLF). CLF funds are used for programming at KBS, as well as upkeep and enhancement of facilities, and student scholarships, fellowships and stipends.
In 2011, Dr. Dvorak was a major funder for the Sanctuary’s bridge replacement project, naming the bridge in memory of his late brother, Tom Dvorak, a MSU alum.
As a University of Michigan Medical School alumnus, he sets the rivalry aside and donates to a place that holds a special place in his heart. “Karol and I pledged $1 million because we both love the Kellogg Biological Station, the Bird Sanctuary, and the Manor House,” Dr. Dvorak said. “Our goal is to help preserve them for many future generations.”
“David’s past gifts to KBS, and now this gift from both he and Karol will provide the means to continue the legacy of connecting people to the natural world. We are grateful for these gifts and of Dave and Karol sharing their appreciation of KBS with others”, said Dr. Katherine Gross, KBS Director.
Learn more about supporting the Sanctuary by contacting the Development office at (269)671-2444 or firstname.lastname@example.org.