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Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History
1432 DeVinney Road
York SC 29745

All gifts are FULLY tax-deductible, and you will receive an acknowledgement letter to file with your yearly income tax return. For more information about how to contribute to Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History, contact FUNDING or call (803) 684-5852.


Click on a category below to view some of our many supporters. List is updated quarterly.

INDIVIDUAL & SMALL BUSINESS SUPPORT

TECHNICAL SUPPORT, WEBSITE HOSTING,
and e-MAIL ASSISTANCE

FOUNDATION FINANCIAL SUPPORT

AGENCY FINANCIAL & IN-KIND SUPPORT

CORPORATE FINANCIAL SUPPORT

RECENT EQUIPMENT & HARDWARE SUPPORT

RECENT SOFTWARE DONATIONS

OTHER IN-KIND SUPPORT


-- INDIVIDUAL & SMALL BUSINESS SUPPORT --

The following is a partial list of individuals or small businesses who
have shown their support for
Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History and/or
Operation RubyThroat: The Hummingbird Project
with tax-deductible gifts since 2000;
repeat supporters are marked with an asterisk (*).
Many other donor--ANONYMOUS AND OTHERWISE--also contributed.
For some, the gift was magnified by an employer's matching amount.

$30,000 Level
Susan & Bill Hilton Jr. (York SC)*

$10,000 Level
Anonymous (CA)

$3,000 Level
Steve Maier (Fredericksburg VA)*
Dr. Rick Walker (Hydes MD)*

$2,000 Level
Norma Ballard (Piedmont SC)*
Brookgreen Gardens (Litchfield SC)
Allison Woods Foundation (Statesville NC)*

$1000 Level
Melody & Robert Ballard (Easley SC)*
Becca & Harry Dalton (Rock Hill SC)
*
Avinet (NJ)
*

$500 Level
Karen & Gordon Dressler Jr. (Manhattan Beach CA)*
Dr. Steven & Christine Hightower (New Orleans LA)*
Jayne Pettus McClain (Greenville SC)*
Josephine Nixon (Baton Rouge LA)
Dr. James C. & Laurie Shuman (Morristown NY)*
El Close (Fort Mill SC)*
Will Close (Fort Mill SC)*

$250 Level
Anonymous #1 (SC)*
E. Dennis Dressler (Topeka KS)*
Hiott Forestry Consultants Inc. (York SC)

$100 Level
Anonymous #2 (NC)*
Doris Ballard (Greenville SC)
Dr. Dan Bartel (Rock Hill SC)
Luanne & Buren Blankenship (Columbus NC)*
Dr. David Blockstein (Takoma Park MD)*
Amy & Baine Carruthers (Bethany SC)
Nancy Daves (Hickory Grove SC)
Colleen & Wayne Girard (Casar NC)*
Pat Grant (Rock Hill SC)
Donna Jordan (Charlotte NC)
Mr. & Mrs. Russell M. H. Kullman (Rock Hill SC)*
John Kummer (Fernandina Beach FL)
Leaf & Petal Garden Club (Lancaster SC)
Lizann Lutz (Fort Mill SC)
Bob Olson (Rock Hill SC)*

$50 Level
Cynthia & Charles Bradford (York SC)
Mary E. Cunningham (Liberty Hill SC)*
Richard & Nancy Dietz (Statesville NC)*
Mr. & Mrs. W. C. Gladden Jr. (Richburg SC)
Dr. Bob & Ellen Hempton (San Diego CA)
Billy Hilton (Hickory NC)
Dr. Michael & Elayne Kodroff (Manteo NC)
Ken & Donna Kuehn (Tucson AZ)
Tracy & Fred Nims (Gastonia NC)*
Rev. Herb and Anne Wood (York SC)

Other
Labre Allen & Family (Manchester MI)
David Angel (Rock Hill SC)
Dr. Keith Bildstein (Hawk Mountain Sanctuary PA)*
Dr. Laura Neath Black (Central SC)
Elsie Curtin (Fort Mill SC)
Marian Fricano (Melno Park CA)
Patsy Fyfe (Raleigh NC)
Pat Guerry (York SC)
Don Lomax (Fort Mill SC)
Les Lemley (Charlotte NC)
Gina Alexis Lorenzin (Charlotte NC)
Duncan & Dot McKay (Wagram NC)
Mary & Neal Martin (Mooresville NC)
Barbara Masson (Moorseville NC)
Janet A. Mathis (Wilkesboro NC)
Robert Miller (Columbia SC)
D'Ann O'Donovan (Murrels Inlet SC)
Polly Pace (Easley SC)
Elaine & Richard Sealy (Rock Hill SC)
Melissa & Mark Smith (Tucker GA)
Steve Wagner (Greenwood SC)
Dr. Carmen Dressler Ward (Durham NC)

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TECHNICAL SUPPORT, WEBSITE HOSTING,
and e-MAIL ASSISTANCE

Comporium Communications, based in Rock Hill, South Carolina.


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FOUNDATION FINANCIAL SUPPORT

The Christensen Fund
whose generous grant of $35,000 made it the first major underwriter of Operation RubyThroat (2001-2002 academic year)

 

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation &
PhillipsConoco Bird Conservation Fund
jointly provided matching grants of $17,500 each in support of
Operation RubyThroat in 2001-2002 and again in 2002-2003

The Impact Fund of
The Foundation for the Carolinas

whose grant of $6,000 underwrote
installation of seven Schoolyard Hummingbird Habitats in
schools in Mecklenburg County (NC)
and York County (SC) in 2001-2002


Agilent Technologies
provided $36,000 in support of
Operation RubyThroat for 2002-2003.

National Science Foundation
whose 42-month grant of $180,000 provided significant support as Hilton Pond Center recruited teachers and students to participate in Operation RubyThroat through The GLOBE Program (Jan 2003-Jun 2006)


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AGENCY FINANCIAL & IN-KIND SUPPORT
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources,
Nongame & Heritage Trust Program

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CORPORATE FINANCIAL SUPPORT


Perky-Pet,
manufacturers of hummingbird feeders

($2,000 in 2001 & 2007)


Chirp N' Chatter
Bird Feeding Store
721 Crossroads Plaza
Fort Mill SC


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RECENT EQUIPMENT & HARDWARE SUPPORT


Mist Nets & Other Support
Avinet Inc.
Manufacturers & retailers of
bird banding supplies

iBot Web Camera
by OrangeMicro

Krittercam by IREZ

DiskOnKey
by MSystems

Wacom Intuous2 Graphics Tablet
provided by Visual Graphics

The Plamp
by Wimberley

Quick-release "L" Plate &
Telephoto Plate
by Really Right Stuff

Big Bo Gourd
Purple Martin System
S&K Manufacturing

On-The-Go
250GB Pocket Hard Drive
Other World Computing

. . .


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RECENT SOFTWARE DONATIONS
(Click on links below to go to software websites.)

EvoCam
(Evological)

Spell Catcher 10.4
(Rainmaker Research Inc.)



FocusFixer, Shadow Fixer, NoiseFixer, TrueBlur
(FixerLabs)



QuicKeys X
(Startly Technologies)



MacGPS Pro
(James Associates)


Default Folder X
(St. Clair Software)

gifConverter
(ArtAge)

ProJPEG & PhotoGIF
(BoxTop Software)

Suitcase, Font Doctor, Intellihance, PhotoFrame, PhotoTools & Portfolio
(Extensis)

VSE Web Site Turbo & VSE Be Found Standard

ImageViewer
(Plato Grande Software)


NetFinder


TypeStyler
(Strider Software)

BTV Pro
(Ben Software)

iMsafe
(Sweet Cocoa)


MaxBulk Mailer, eMail Extractor, eMailBounce Handler & eMail Verifier X
(Max Programming LLC)

DragThing
(TLA Systems)

Chartsmith
(Blacksmith)

Page Sender
(Smile Software)

GraphicConverter
(Lemke Software)

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OTHER IN-KIND SUPPORT
Joseph L. Raad, Esq.
Earl Gatlin, Esq.

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