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The Ebersole Foundation exists to support and assist
Ebersole Center in its mission: "to inspire learners of all ages
to embrace nature,
to engage their minds,
and to acquire an awareness of responsible stewardship for our planet

Ebersole Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  The official registered name of the foundation is "VERNON D EBERSOLE ENVIRONMENTAL EDU & CONF CENTER FOUNDATION"
3400 2ND St
Wayland, MI 49348.
Donations to Ebersole Foundation are tax deductible.

Ebersole Foundation...  began in 2003 as a non-profit charitable organization focused on supporting and assisting Ebersole Center in its mission.

The foundation works at raising funds to help defer expenses for urban children to visit Ebersole Center, for capital improvements for Ebersole Center, and to protect the Ebersole Center from urban sprawl.

In February, 2009, Ebersole Foundation completed an ambitious $600,000 capital campaign to complete the purchase of an adjacent property!

Current Goals...

Now that the farm property has been paid for, the foundation is turning its attention towards raising funds to help with:

  • student scholarships
  • endowments
  • capital campaigns to assist with daily center operations.

So please, whether you've donated in the past or have never made a donation, consider making a gift today so that we can continue to offer the best Environmental Education Opportunities to Michigan children!

Donate through Network for Good How you can help...  we are looking for supporters who believe in our mission of "linking kids and the environment" and who are willing to assist in a variety of ways.  Direct financial support is the most crucial since we are a "new foundation" with a volunteer staff and board and are trying to develop an endowment to become self supporting:

  • Make a tax-deductible monetary gift to Ebersole Foundation: online through Network for Good or through the US Mail to Ebersole Foundation, 3400 Second St., Wayland MI 49348.
  • Consider including Ebersole Foundation in your planned giving as part of your estate planning.  Contact Ebersole Center for more information: 517-755-5000
  • Join the Ebersole Foundation Facebook "Cause" page and encourage others to join you in supporting Ebersole.  Online donations can also be processed through our cause page!
  • Become an "Environmental Steward" to assist with a variety of ongoing projects.
  • Volunteer to be part of the Ebersole Foundation Board or to assist with foundation fundraising efforts.
  • You can also raise money for Ebersole Foundation simply by searching the internet using "Good Search" .  For every search made through this site, a donation will be made to Ebersole Foundation!  (Be sure to include Ebersole Center Foundation as your charity name!)
  • They will also donate to the Ebersole Foundation for online sales through hundreds of online retailers through "Good Shop"  (Be sure to include Ebersole Center Foundation as your charity name!)
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Ebersole Foundation- Field of Dreams

Thank You...  to all of our supporters over these past five years we've done it! 
Foundation HandshakeTogether, we've raised almost $600,000 and were able to purchase the former Stora Farm on the western edge of Ebersole Center property!  The final piece of the farm puzzle was completed at the Ebersole Foundation Fundraiser Auction on February 28, 2009!  Thank you to everyone who attended the fundraiser, donated items, bid on items and made donations!

 Thanks to you, we were able to complete the final payment on the farm property!

Aerial view of Foundation Farm
Ebersole Foundation Farm BuildingsThe aerial photo (far right) shows part of the 80-acre Ebersole Foundation farm.  The buildings at the top center, along 135th Ave (red line) are the barns and farmhouse.  Near the center, the spring-fed pond is visible.  The area around the pond and farm buildings is currently being used for agricultural purposes.  The blue lines along the left side are marking the path of Rabbit River, which is fed by Ebersole Center's Jackson Lake. The forested area to the right is the western edge of the existing Ebersole Center property.Foundation Farm Fields

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  Ebersole Environmental Education and Conference Center
3400 2nd Street, Wayland, Michigan 49348
517-755-5000    or    269-792-6294
web: ebersole.lansingschools.net
email: ebersole@lansingschools.net
embracing nature    :    engaging minds
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Lansing School DistrictVernon D. Ebersole Environmental Education and Conference Center is owned and operated by Lansing Public School District
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