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The Wilderness Society
A NODOG Cluster Group

The Wilderness Society
1615 M St NW
2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20036

www.wilderness.org
Phone: (202) 833-2300
Email contact:
robin_robinson@tws.org
EIN: 53-0167933
Founded: 1935

Exempt since: 1942

The Wilderness Society is mapped on Muckety.

Description: an old-line land control organization founded in 1935 by Robert Marshall (Socialist Party of Norman Thomas), Benson MacKaye (Socialist Party of America), and Aldo Leopold (U.S. Forest Service ranger and advocate for the end of private ownership of land). The Wilderness Society has remained true to its socialist origins in advocating increasing government control over private lands and increasingly stringent anti-industry regulation for federal and state government lands.

Trashing the Economy (1994) by Ron Arnold and Alan Gottlieb contains a detailed documentary profile of The Wilderness Society (PDF).

Wilderness Society financial condition 2006

 Revenue     Expenses
Contributions $35,689,044
Government Grants $0
Program Services $71,098
Investments $1,137,997
Special Events $0
Sales $0
Other $573,239

 

Program Services $16,846,993
Administration $1,463,728
Other $6,767,916
Total Expenditures $25,078,637
Total Revenue $37,471,378   NET GAIN/LOSS $12,392,741

Wilderness Society Officers and Directors, 2006

Name Title Compensation
WILLIAM H MEADOWS PRESIDENT $244,793
DONALD J BARRY EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT $183,620
BARRINGTON L MCFARLANE VICE PRESIDENT CFO $148,960
KELLY PARKER VICE PRESIDENT CFO $40,769
DOUGLAS W WALKER SECRETARY GOV COUNCIL $0
AMY VEDDER PHD GOV COUNCIL EXEC COMM $0
CHRISTOPHER J ELLIMAN GOVERNING COUNCIL MEMBER $0
BRENDA S DAVIS PHD VICE CHAIR GOV COUNCIL $0
WILLIAM M BUMPERS TREASURER GOV COUNCIL $0
CAROLINE M GETTY GOVERNING COUNCIL MEMBER $0
WALTER C MINNICK GOV COUNCIL EXEC COMM $0
PATRICK L SMITH GOV COUNCIL EXEC COMM $0
CATHLEEN DOUGLAS STONE GOVERNING COUNCIL MEMBER $0
SHARON PARKER GOVERNING COUNCIL MEMBER $0
REGINALD HAGOOD GOV COUNCIL EXEC COMM $0
BERTRAM J COHN GOVERNING COUNCIL MEMBER $0
HEATHER KENDALL MILLER GOVERNING COUNCIL MEMBER $0
THEODORE ROOSERVELT IV VICE CHAIR GOV COUNCIL $0
GEORGE T FRAMPTON JR GOV COUNCIL EXEC COMM $0
THOMAS A BARRON GOVERNING COUNCIL MEMBER $0
HANSJORG WYSS GOV COUNCIL EXEC COMM $0
BERT FINGERHUT GOVERNING COUNCIL MEMBER $0
SCOTT NATHAN GOV COUNCIL EXEC COMM $0
DAVID BONDERMAN GOV COUNCIL EXEC COMM $0
REBECCA L ROM CHAIR GOV COUNCIL $0
DAVID J FIELD GOV COUNCIL EXEC COMM $0
JAMES R BACA GOVERNING COUNCIL MEMBER $0
EDWARD A AMES GOVERNING COUNCIL MEMBER $0
MOLLY MCUSIC GOV COUNCIL EXEC COMM $0
DAVID GETCHES GOVERNING COUNCIL MEMBER $0
MARCIA KUNSTEL GOVERNING COUNCIL MEMBER $0
JAIME A PINKHAM GOVERNING COUNCIL MEMBER $0
RICHARD BLUM GOVERNING COUNCIL MEMBER $0
WILLIAM J CRONON PHD GOVERNING COUNCIL MEMBER $0
BETHINE CHURCH GOVERNING COUNCIL MEMBER $0
JERRY F FRANKLIN PHD GOVERNING COUNCIL MEMBER $0

Foundation grants to The Wilderness Society 2006-2007

Donor
Foundation

 

Amount

Year

Grant Description

P TWENTY-ONE FOUNDATION
Houston
Texas

$25,000

2007

To Defend and Expand National Wilderness Protection Areas

WILBURFORCE FOUNDATION
Seattle
Washington

$50,000

2007

Unified Arctic Campaign

WILBURFORCE FOUNDATION
Seattle
Washington

$15,000

2007

High Priority Campaigns to Advance Conservation

WILBURFORCE FOUNDATION
Seattle
Washington

$70,000

2007

Northern Rockies Field Office: Protecting the Wild Lands of the Crown of the Continent

WILBURFORCE FOUNDATION
Seattle
Washington

$35,000

2007

Wilderness Support Center: Helping People Protect Wild Places

WILBURFORCE FOUNDATION
Seattle
Washington

$35,000

2007

Pacific Northwest Office: North Cascades Initiative

WILBURFORCE FOUNDATION
Seattle
Washington

$25,000

2007

CPAWS Yukon - Peel River Watershed Assessment

WILBURFORCE FOUNDATION
Seattle
Washington

$20,000

2007

CPAWS NWT South Nahanni Caribou Research and Management Recommendations

WILBURFORCE FOUNDATION
Seattle
Washington

$5,000

2007

First Nations Leadership Gatherings

WILBURFORCE FOUNDATION
Seattle
Washington

$25,000

2007

Climate Change Adaptation and Policy in BC

WILBURFORCE FOUNDATION
Seattle
Washington

$222,915

2007

Delivering Y2Y in Western Canada

WILBURFORCE FOUNDATION
Seattle
Washington

$25,000

2007

Cpaws National - Advancing Conservation in The Yellowstone to Yukon Region

WILBURFORCE FOUNDATION
Seattle
Washington

$4,000

2007

Flathead Medical Tour

WILBURFORCE FOUNDATION
Seattle
Washington

$4,000

2007

Elders Council Event

HARDER FOUNDATION
Tacoma
Washington

$60,000

2007

Public lands protection

HARDER FOUNDATION
Tacoma
Washington

$40,000

2007

Public lands protection

THE OCTOBER HILL FOUNDATION
Newtown
Connecticut

$20,000

2007

Reforestation of land

MYRTLE V C HUPLITS & WOODMAN E HUPLITS FOUNDATION TRUST
Washington Crossing
Pennsylvania

$106,250

2007

Wilderness improvements

AGUA FUND INC
Washington
Dist Of Columbia

$10,000

2007

For the recreation planning program

GILES W & ELISE G MEAD FOUNDATION
Napa
California

$20,000

2007

Support for environmental projects

CARL JACOBS FOUNDATION
Cincinnati
Ohio

$4,000

2007

Annual Fund

CURTIS AND EDITH MUNSON FOUNDATION
Washington
Dist Of Columbia

$10,000

2007

Support of the Alabama conservation program

BARNET SEGAL CHARITABLE TRUST
Carmel
California

$10,000

2007

For the preservation of the wildlife in Monterey County

PROSPECT HILL FOUNDATION INC
New York
New York

$15,000

2007

To support the eastern forest program

PROSPECT HILL FOUNDATION INC
New York
New York

$12,500

2006

To support the Eastern Forest Program

LASALLE ADAMS FUND
New York
New York

$80,000

2006

General support

BARBARA E PARISH FOUNDATION
Kalamazoo
Michigan

$5,000

2006

General support

EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION OF AMERICA
Westport
Connecticut

$200,000

2006

Southern Rockies Conservation Alliance

EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION OF AMERICA
Westport
Connecticut

$97,000

2006

Protecting Colorado's Wild Heritage

B T ROCCA JR FOUNDATION
Lafayette
California

$4,000

2006

Conservation Wildlife Environment

WILLIAM PENN FOUNDATION
Philadelphia
Pennsylvania

$82,500

2006

Toward coalition building and advocacy to promote federal support for land protection in the Pennsylvania highlands

BARNET SEGAL CHARITABLE TRUST
Carmel
California

$5,000

2006

To provide funds for the preservation of the wildlife in Monterey County

MWC FOUNDATION
Boston
Massachusetts

$5,000

2006

General fund

OVERHILLS FOUNDATION
New York
New York

$25,000

2006

Eastern Forest Program

CURTIS AND EDITH MUNSON FOUNDATION
Washington
Dist Of Columbia

$15,000

2006

Funding in support of the Alabama Conservation program

GERALDINE R DODGE FOUNDATION INC
Morristown
New Jersey

$35,000

2006

For the campaign to increase funding for eastern land conservation

GERALDINE R DODGE FOUNDATION INC
Morristown
New Jersey

$10,000

2006

For general operating support

GERALDINE R DODGE FOUNDATION INC
Morristown
New Jersey

$20,000

2006

For general operating support

WILLIAM & FLORA HEWLETT FOUNDATION
Menlo Park
California

$600,000

2006

For general support to save lands managed by the Bureau of land management

J M KAPLAN FUND INC
New York
New York

$6,000

2006

Linking the world grasslands planning

FORREST C AND FRANCES H LATTNER FOUNDATION INC
Delray Beach
Florida

$10,000

2006

General fund

MARS FOUNDATION
Mclean
Virginia

$5,000

2006

America's Wilderness Legacy

JOHN R. MCCUNE CHARITABLE TRUST
Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania

$97,000

2006

General support

SARAH I SCHIEFFLIN RESID TRUST BANK OF NEW YORK TTEE
New York
New York

$5,000

2006

Operating Funds

CHRISTENSEN FAMILY FOUNDATION
Twin Falls
Idaho

$5,000

2006

General Operating Fund

GEOFFREY C HUGHES FOUNDATION INC
New York
New York

$25,000

2006

Maine Wood Net Project

444S FOUNDATION
Bellevue
Washington

$15,000

2006

Environmental preservation

444S FOUNDATION
Bellevue
Washington

$355,000

2006

Environmental preservation

RICHARD AND RHODA GOLDMAN FUND
San Francisco
California

$125,000

2006

Build an economic political and legal case for restrictions of off road vehicle use on public land in California

MYRTLE V C HUPLITS & WOODMAN E HUPLITS FOUNDATION TRUST
Washington Crossing
Pennsylvania

$106,250

2006

Wilderness improvement

OAK LODGE FOUNDATION
Aspen
Colorado

$5,000

2006

Support for education

JUDITH S RANDAL FOUNDATION
New York
New York

$5,000

2006

Operating Funds

JAMES M COX JR FOUNDATION INC
Atlanta
Georgia

$25,000

2006

Operating Funds

VANGUARD CHARITABLE ENDOWMENT PROGRAM
Southeastern
Pennsylvania

$104,000

2006

Environment & Wildlife

DAVID AND LUCILE PACKARD FOUNDATION
Los Altos
California

$100,000

2006

Oceans and coasts

LAZAR FOUNDATION
Portland
Oregon

$30,000

2006

 

FERGUSON FOUNDATION
Ventura
California

$5,000

2006

Wilderness conservation

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