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About the Nancy Z Fund

The Fund will provide monetary support for students, researchers, activists and others engaged in the conservation of native plants and animals in the Sky Island region of southeastern Arizona, southwestern New Mexico, northwestern Chihuahua and northern Sonora.

Monies donated to, and accumulated by, the Fund will be used directly or placed in revenue producing investments and distributed by Sky Island Alliance as advised by the Fund oversight committee. This committee will meet once a year to review proposals and determine the distribution of funds. All distribution will be predicated on a consensus of all three members of the Fund Oversight Committee and the positive effect on conservation in the Sky Islands. Sky Island Alliance will provide administrative oversight during the first year and will reevaluate yearly until the Fund is dissolved or evolves into a stand-alone tax exempt, 501-C-3 project.

The Nancy Z Fund Oversight Committee:

  • Rod Mondt – Tucson, Arizona
  • Susie Brandes – Tucson, Arizona
  • Rob Zierenberg – Davis, California