“I have been advocating for the environment in my personal and professional life for many years — as both former Director of the RI Department of Environmental Management and as an avid outdoorswoman. The environment is important to me as a Rhode Islander who enjoys the many open spaces, the water, and the parks our small state has to offer.
“I am the current Chair of CLF’s Rhode Island Advisory Board, where I have served since 2000, but I have supported CLF for most of my life. I believe that CLF’s tireless advocates have the skills to fight for and protect our environment: they are there when you really need them. CLF is extremely effective because they change public policy and they use the law to create a cleaner environment for Rhode Islanders.
“A few years ago I joined the Charles Cabot Society — where donors, big or small, make planned and estate gifts to CLF. These donors play a special role in ensuring that CLF’s voice will continue to be heard. This was important to me because I know that through my bequest, my family will understand my deep commitment to the environment.
“I can’t think of a better way to help an organization like CLF thrive into the future than to make its legacy my legacy. I want to be sure I am leaving Rhode Island in the well-protected hands of the advocates of CLF so that generations to come can benefit from their great work.”