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					                                            Celebrating 40 Years                                                                     Message from Alliance Leadership:
                                                                                                                                     New leadership for a new era
                                            T  he Alliance celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2010. More than a generation has
                                               passed since our founding in 1970, a generation whose members — like the Alliance
                                            — are rooted in a time when Lake Erie was proclaimed dead, Ohio’s Cuyahoga River was                                                   lakes and the people who enjoy them            From our start in 1970, the chal-
                                            on fire, and a new environmental movement was just finding its feet.                                                                     settle for nothing less than the best.         lenges facing the Great Lakes and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  our organization were daunting and
                                                                                                                                                                                   This year (FY Sept. 1, 2008 – Aug. 31, 2009)
                                            These first 40 years have seen tremendous growth and improvement in the Great Lakes                                                                                                    the future looked bleak. Today, each
                                                                                                                                                                                   was a remarkable one by any metric. Your
                                            and in all of us who champion them. In the years since the Alliance’s birth, much of                                                                                                  of you can look out onto clear blue
                                                                                                                                                                                   Alliance:
                                            the Great Lakes’ visible pollution has been cleared, some native fish and wildlife have                                                                                                waters and see the difference 40 years
                                            returned, and cities that once turned their backs on Great Lakes waters have built                                                     • Set the standard for stopping invasive       of leadership has made.
                                            waterfronts that celebrate them.                                                                                                         species. The Alliance released a first-of-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Our work is not done. Tomorrow’s
                                                                                                                                                                                     its-kind report on how to permanently
                                                                                                                                     Joel Brammeier          Jack Bails                                                           threats are often hidden from view or
                                            The Alliance — in the business of restoring the Great Lakes’ health — has rejoiced                                                       stop Asian carp from invading the Great
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  delivered to our door unannounced
                                            in seeing these lakes evolve from requiring life support to once again becoming life-                                                    Lakes, proposing a solution to today’s

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  from far afield. Your voice, your sup-
                                            supporting. Our work during the past 40 years has been deliberate and our successes         n a year that gives new meaning to           crisis even before it happened — a solu-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  port and your investment have built a
                                            many, achievements made possible thanks to our greatest resource: those of you who          the simple phrase “ups and downs,”           tion now advocated by policymakers, con-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  nimble, credible and entrepreneurial
                                            have risen to the challenge to safeguard the Great Lakes.                                we always seem to be preparing for the          servationists and members of Congress.
                     Photo: Lloyd DeGrane                                                                                                                                                                                         Alliance that is capable of both fore-
                                                                                                                                     worst. Businesses are making tough deci-
                                                                                                                                                                                   • Helped secure a $475 million down            casting new threats and advocating
Our Mission
                                            In our 2009 annual report, we share milestones of the past 40 years, forecast some of    sions, families are hunkering down and
                                                                                                                                                                                     payment on Great Lakes restoration. A        practical solutions before the clock
                                            the challenges that remain, and scope out new ones on the horizon. Looking ahead,        uncertainty about the future reigns.
                                                                                                                                                                                     decade-long chorus supporting unprec-        turns back on four decades of success.
To conserve and restore the                 equal measures of vigilance and action will be needed to ensure the continued prog-
                                                                                                                                     But one thing is absolute: the only accept-     edented federal investment in the lakes
                                            ress of the last four decades. We hope you join us as we work to protect, conserve and                                                                                                Whether you are a new member of
world’s largest freshwater                                                                                                           able trajectory for the lakes is up.            was finally met with a resounding “Yes!”
                                            restore the Great Lakes, which together comprise a natural resource beyond compare.                                                                                                   the Alliance family or were here from
resource using policy, education                                                                                                     The Great Lakes, and the Alliance, have       • Expanded our influence across the             the start, the lakes owe their contin-
and local efforts, ensuring a                                                                                                        been here before. We’ve kept our finger          region. We opened an Ohio office for          ued well-being to you.
                                                                                                                                     on the up-and-down pulse of the lakes in        the first time in our 40-year history to
healthy Great Lakes and                                                                                                                                                                                                        Thank you for your support.
                                                                                                                                     times of both health and ill health. With       enhance the shores and waters of the
clean water for generations                                                                                                          your support, we’re proving that rather         Buckeye state, adding to our office pres-
of people and wildlife.                     Cover photos: U.S. Geological Survey, Butch Jorgenson, Lloyd DeGrane
                                                                                                                                     than sit back and brace for the worst, the      ence in Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Joel Brammeier      Jack Bails
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1970–197


                                             Photo: Lloyd DeGrane




                                                                                                                    Photo: Cameron Davis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Provides key
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       support in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       updating the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       landmark Great
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Lakes Water
                          Joins with                                                                                                                                                                                   Quality Agree-
                          Chicago Mayor                                                                                                                                                                                ment between
                                                                                                                                                                                               Photo: Lloyd DeGrane
                          Richard J. Daley                                              Elevates                                                                                                                       the United States
       Alliance           to successfully                                               to federal                                                                                                                     and Canada
       founding           campaign for                                                  appeals court a    Leads efforts                                                                                               to recognize
       as the Lake        Chicago to be                                                 legal challenge    with U.S. EPA                                                                                               toxic pollutant
       Michigan           the first city to                          Supports pas-       over Palisades     Region 5 to call                                                                                            threats.
       Federation.        ban phosphates                            sage of Chicago’s   Nuclear Power      attention to the
                          in detergents.                            Lakefront Protec-   Plant license in   health hazards                                                                                              Earns national
       Helps create                                                 tion Ordinance,     Michigan. None     of polychlori-                                                                                              recognition when
       system for citi-   Pushes for adop-                          which today         of an additional   nated biphenyls                                                                                             President Jimmy
       zens to monitor    tion of the new                           remains one of      20-plus nuclear    (PCBs), resulting                      Photo: National Park Service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Carter appoints
       compliance of      federal Clean                             the strongest       power plants       in a PCB ban in                                                                                             Alliance founder
       hundreds of pol-   Water Act and                             local Great Lakes   contemplated on    the federal Toxic                                                                                           Lee Botts to lead
       lution discharge   other national                            coastal protec-     Lake Michigan      Substances Con-                                                                                             the Great Lakes
       permits.           policy reforms.                           tion laws.          is built.          trol Act of 1976.                                                                                           Basin Commission.
                                                                                                                                                                                 Photo: Alliance for the Great Lakes


            1970                1971                                     1972                1973                1974                      1975                   1976                      1977                            1978           1979
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Palpable Peril Leads              I  n 1970, the Great Lakes were in peril,
                                     and the peril was palpable. Algae piled
                                                                               mother of four, family trips to the Indi-
                                                                               ana shores of Lake Michigan had become        T   hreats to wildlife and wildlife habitats
                                                                                                                                 invariably translate into threats to hu-
                                                                                                                                                                                   In the 1970s, the need for a shared agree-
                                                                                                                                                                                   ment to protect the waters shared by the     Great Lakes Water
to Founding                       up on Lake Michigan beaches. Massive
                                  die-offs of alewives threatened to clog
                                                                               tradition, as would her love and fervent
                                                                               advocacy for the Great Lakes.
                                                                                                                             man life. True in any setting, the danger
                                                                                                                             of such threats extends deep and wide
                                                                                                                                                                                   two nations was evident. Growing public
                                                                                                                                                                                   concern about the downward spiraling         Quality Agreement
                                  drinking water intakes. Shorelines reeked                                                  when it resides within an ecosystem as                conditions in the Great Lakes encouraged
                                  of rotting fish and birds killed by botu-     Her work with the Save the Dunes Council      grand as the world’s largest surface fresh-           the Alliance to play a key role in early
                                  lism. Pollution from pesticides threatened   in Indiana and with Chicago’s Openlands       water resource — the Great Lakes.                     discussions leading to the first binational
                                  the Great Lakes and its entire ecosystem.    Project proved to be gateways leading                                                               Great Lakes Water Quality agreement in
                                                                               her to embrace an even larger mission         More than 42 million Americans and                    1972, as well as updates in 1978 and 1987.
                                  Such vivid evidence fueled environmental- — a commitment to protect all the Great          Canadians rely on Great Lakes water daily,
                                  ism within the Great Lakes region as simi- Lakes. Keenly aware that her cherished          for drinking, cooking, showers and more. The results were soon visible: floating
                                  lar sentiments surged across the country. In shores and the Great Lakes whose waves                                                   debris and oil slicks disappeared, odor
                                  time, 1970 would be recognized as the year crashed upon them were visibly endan-                                                      problems dissipated, and many beaches
                                  the modern environmental movement was gered, she led the founding of the Lake                                                         reopened in the wake of better controls
                                  born; the decade it launched would be        Michigan Federation, now the Alliance for                                                on sewage and phosphorus discharges.
                                  known as “The Environmental Decade.”         the Great Lakes. Thus was born the first                                                  The historic agreement set common U.S.
                                  It was the year of the first Earth Day, held citizens’ organization dedicated to saving                                                and Canadian goals for Great Lakes re-
                                  April 22 and conceived by a Great Lakes      the Great Lakes.                                                                         sources.
                                  senator: Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin.
                                  Before the year closed, the newly created Although Botts’ pioneering work led to                                                                 Today, experts cite as a key turning point
                                  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency had her dubbing as the “Lady of the Lake,”                                                                  the agreement’s call for “zero discharge”
                                  begun operations as the government’s         the Alliance’s founding vision of involving                                                         of toxic pollutants that harm people, fish
                                  first environmental watchdog.                 the greater collective of Great Lakes citi-                                                         and wildlife. This mandate is one the
                                                                               zens remains at the heart of that success.                                                          Alliance works to uphold each time a
                                  It was also the year that environmentalist Since its founding, thousands of individu-                                                            new request is made to increase pollution
                                  Leila “Lee” Botts, a native of Kansas who    als and entire communities have stepped                                                             discharges to the Great Lakes.
                                  was raised in Oklahoma and later claimed up to embrace their roles as Great Lakes
                                  Chicago as home in the early 1950s, took     stewards.
                                  action to help save the Great Lakes. As a

             Photo: Jamie Cross                                                                                                                               Photo: Pat Collins                                                          Photo: Robert F. Beltran



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1980–199

                                                                                                                                                                    Opens Michigan
                                                                                                                                                                    office to press
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Photo: Rhett Sutphin
                                                                                                                                                                    for contami-
                                                            Photo: U.S. EPA                                                Photo: Jamie Cross
                                                                                     Leads in                                                                       nated sediment                                           Launches
                                        Supports                                     holding citizen          Assists in                                            cleanup and                                              congress of
                                        spin-off of the                              hearings on              development                                           human health        Helps stop                           community-                Wins commit-
                                        Grand Calumet                                updates to               and outreach for                                      protections;        large lake fill on                    based organiza-           ment from
                                        Task Force as one                            the Great                models of the                     Wins federal        becomes state       Indiana shoreline                    tions around              Chicago to
                                        of the first com-                             Lakes Water              first “Remedial                    lawsuit chal-       coordinator for     by joining with                      Lake Michigan             reduce South
                                        munity-based                                 Quality Agree-           Action Plan” for                  lenging Illinois’   the International   Grand Calumet                        to protect the            Lake Shore Drive
                                        environmental                                ment, which              sediment clean-                   giveaway of 20      Coastal Cleanup     Task Force and                       lake’s health on          runoff into Lake
                                        organizations in                             is amended in            ups in the Great                  acres of lake       in Michigan and     Save the Dunes                       a community-by-           Michigan by up
                                        the Great Lakes.                             1987.                    Lakes.                            bottom land.        Illinois.           Council.                             community basis.          to 98 percent.
               Photo: Butch Jorgenson


       1980   1981             1982          1983           1984              1985        1986         1987        1988          1989                  1990          1991        1992       1993        1994   1995   1996        1997          1998        1999
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Cleanup Model      D    espite a decade of diligent oversight
                        to control pollution discharges into
                                                                with human immune and reproductive
                                                                systems, as well as child development.              G    reat Lakes
                                                                                                                         waters rush                                                                                  Better Beaches,
Engages Citizens   the Great Lakes, the health of the lakes
                   remained precarious. The 1970s were pre-     In an effort to clean up the most polluted
                                                                                                                    to great beaches
                                                                                                                    — or so one                                                                                       One Butt at
as Stewards        ceded by decades of pollution discharges
                   into the Great Lakes and their tributaries
                                                                areas in the Great Lakes, the United States
                                                                and Canada amended the Great Lakes
                                                                                                                    would hope. Too
                                                                                                                    often, those who                                                                                  a Time
                   — and it left a lasting mark.                Water Quality agreement in 1987, com-               revel along Great
                                                                mitting to develop and implement Reme-              Lakes shorelines
                   Among the damages: toxic contaminants        dial Action Plans for 43 severely degraded          leave behind
                   in riverbeds and lakebeds that were invis-   “Areas of Concern” within the Great                 more than sand
                   ible to the naked eye yet posed a signifi-    Lakes Basin. In 1988, the Alliance was a            castles. Indeed,
                   cant health hazard for people and wild-      key player in developing the first of these          the most com-
                   life. These lingering contaminants, among    cleanup plans.                                      mon traces of
                   them polychlorinated biphenyls and the                                                           human activity on
                   pesticide DDT, were                                                                              our beaches are
                   found to travel up the                                                                           often not foot-
                   food chain and cause                                                                             prints or sand art,                                                        Photo: Lloyd DeGrane
                   visible harm to wild-                                                                            but cigarette butts.
                   life — among them                                                                                                                              armies of thousands of citizens who pluck
                   eggshell-thinning,                                                                               Since 1991, when the organization first        cigarette butts, balloons, bottles, paper,
                   crossed bills and fish                                                                            began hosting beach cleanups in Michigan      cans, plastic and other trash left behind
                   tumors. The con-                                                                                 and Illinois for the International Coastal    by beachgoers or washed ashore from
                   taminants and their                                                                              Cleanup, our volunteers have worked           littering boaters. In addition to clearing
                   byproducts have been                                                                             to combat the glaring problem of beach        thousands of pounds of trash from miles
                   linked to problems                                                                               litter. In 2003, the Alliance launched its    of Great Lakes coastline, volunteers in
                                                                                                                    popular Adopt-a-Beach™ Program, which         our year-round Adopt-a-Beach™ Program
                                                                                                                    now involves some 9,000 volunteers on         collect water samples and record science-
                                                                                                                    four Great Lakes in five Great Lakes states.   based observations about shoreline
                                                                                                                                                                  pollution, information that aligns with
                                                                                                                    Our annual Adopt-a-Beach™ September           a federal survey officials now rely on to
                                                                                             Photo: Lloyd DeGrane   cleanup day brings together all-volunteer     improve beach health.                                            Photo: Lloyd DeGrane



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2000–200
                                                                                            Leading other groups
                                                                                            with a major market-
                                                                                            ing campaign, defeats
                                                                                            a Michigan proposal                                                         Photo: Cameron Davis
                                                                                            to open the shoreline
                                                                                            to new oil and gas
                                                                                            drilling.                                                                             Adopts new name:
                                                                                                                       Launches Adopt-a-                                          Alliance for the
                                                                                            Helps author the           Beach™ as the most                                         Great Lakes.
                           Photo: Spencer Rogers
                                                                                            Great Lakes Legacy Act     extensive volunteer
                                                                                            to direct $270 million     program ever to                                            Helps Michigan
                                                                                            in federal funding to      collect data on          Hosts more public                 become the first
                                                                                            contaminated sedi-         Great Lakes beach        outreach workshops                Great Lakes state to
                                                                                            ment cleanup.              litter, monitor water    than any other                    write and pass legal
                                                                     Photo: Lloyd DeGrane
           Releases report card of                                                                                     quality and improve      organization to                   standards for the
           counties that test for                                                           Researches and helps       beach health.            educate the public                discharge of polluted
           bacteria pollution that                 Creates an education                     draft, at the invitation                            about draft standards             ballast water from
           leads to swimming                       department to train                      of Great Lakes gover-      Prevents North Shore     for the Great Lakes               oceangoing ships.
           bans and beach clos-                    teachers and teach                       nors, what ultimately      Sanitary District from   Compact. More
           ings, prompting new                     students of all ages                     will become the            expanding sludge-        than 15,000 public                Releases Great Lakes in
           counties to commit to                   about the importance                     historic Great Lakes       burning facility on      comments pour in;                 My World, a K-8 Great
           new testing.                            of the Great Lakes.                      Compact.                   Waukegan lakefront.      most are supportive.              Lakes curriculum.

                    2000                                   2001                                      2002                       2003                    2004                                   2005
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New Nameplate,                    T   hirty-five years after its founding, the
                                      Alliance emerged in 2005 with a new
                                                                                “If water is our region’s lifeblood, then
                                                                                the Great Lakes are the heart. As the       P  rotecting the world’s largest surface
                                                                                                                               freshwater system requires a steadfast
                                                                                                                                                                          decision makers. “A perfect fit,” was how
                                                                                                                                                                          Amy Davis Navardauskas, an early review-     Alliance Tailors
Same Game Plan                    name: the Alliance for the Great Lakes.
                                  The short- and long-term goals first laid
                                                                                ‘Alliance for the Great Lakes,’ we’ll be
                                                                                able to do a better job protecting the
                                                                                                                            commitment to its stewardship — and
                                                                                                                            an understanding of what’s at stake if
                                                                                                                                                                          er, described the curriculum. “Children
                                                                                                                                                                          will learn about the environment in which    Education for Kids
                                  out back in 1970 remained intact, however,    heart by protecting all its chambers.”      we don’t.                                     they live.”
                                  as the Alliance took on a new nameplate
                                  but not a new game plan.                    The name change was hailed as particu-        In 2001, the Alliance expanded its public     Designed by teachers, scientists and other
                                                                              larly timely given the advancement at         education mission by creating an educa-       specialists, the curriculum uses science,
                                  Indeed, the name change served to affirm that time of two regional policies of his-        tion department to train teachers and         social studies and language arts activi-
                                  the federation’s comprehensive approach toric proportions, namely, the Great Lakes        students about the importance of the          ties to educate students about the Great
                                  to Great Lakes protection in the years run- Compact and early plans for a federal         Great Lakes. In 2005, the Alliance released   Lakes. Now in its second edition, Great
                                  ning up to it.                              Great Lakes Regional Collaboration that       Great Lakes in My World, a kindergarten       Lakes in My World is used by 1,500 educa-
                                                                              would kick-start the lakes’ restoration.      through eighth-grade educational re-          tors in schools, nature centers, museums
                                  “You can’t protect one lake without                                                       source kit intended to nurture under-         and families, reaching more than 10,000
                                  protecting the others,” Dale Bryson,                                                      standing of the Great Lakes’ importance       students.
                                  Alliance board president, said at the time.                                               among future Great Lakes stewards and




          Photo: Steve Petrides


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2006–200
                                                                                                                                                                              Releases groundbreaking report
                                                                                                                                                                              calling for permanent separation of
                                                                                                                                                                              the Great Lakes and Mississippi River
                                                                                                                                                                              basins to prevent the inter-basin
                                                                                                                                                                              transfer of invasive species.

                                                                                      Photo: Jerry Bielicki
                                                                                                                                                                              Celebrates congressional approval
                                                            Leads charge to beat back proposal                                                                                of Great Lakes Restoration Initiative,
                                                            by fuel giant BP to increase pollution                                 Helps shepherd historic Great Lakes-       a $475 million down payment on a
                                                            discharges into Lake Michigan.                                         St. Lawrence River Basin Water             multibillion-dollar plan to improve
                                                                                                                                   Resources Compact through Great            Great Lakes’ health.
                                     Photo: Lloyd DeGrane   Defends Michigan’s groundbreaking                                      Lakes state legislatures and the U.S.
                                                            ballast water discharge law against a                                  Congress.                                  Gains national recognition when
                                                                                                              Photo: Jamie Cross
           Helps defeat a pipeline that would               federal court challenge by oceango-                                                                               Alliance President Cameron Davis is
           tunnel through a 5,000-year-old                  ing shipping interests. In 2008, helps                                 Partners with U.S. EPA to document         tapped to become EPA’s senior advisor
           barrier sand dune to discharge treated           defeat the shipping industry’s final                                    beach pollution sources as part of the     to the administrator overseeing new
           mining wastewater and support an                 appeal, setting the stage for similar                                  Adopt-a-Beach™ cleanup.                    Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.
           unsustainable development.                       state laws.
                                                                                                                                   Receives the American Bar Asso-            Embarks on era of new leadership
           Earns two Ocean Conservancy                      Inspires Adopt-a-Beach™ volunteers                                     ciation’s Distinguished Achievement        with Joel Brammeier named Alliance
           awards for educational efforts in                to push for and win beach smoking                                      Award in Environmental Law and             president and chief executive officer,
           connection with Adopt-a-Beach™                   bans along 30 miles of shoreline in                                    Policy, the first not-for-profit citizen’s   the organization’s first new leader in
           cleanup program.                                 Michigan and Chicago.                                                  group to win the award.                    11 years.                                Photo: Lloyd DeGrane



                           2006                                             2007                                                                    2008                                       2009
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Swift Alliance Action               T    he Alliance made national
                                         headlines in 2007 in lead-                                                                                  T   he Alliance’s Great Lakes victories may
                                                                                                                                                         be celebrated in a given year, but the
                                                                                                                                                                                                   launched a 10-year effort to ensure their
                                                                                                                                                                                                   protection far into the future.                   Origins of 2008
Blocks Increases in                 ing an effort against fuel giant
                                    British Petroleum’s proposal to
                                                                                                                                                     origins of success can date back months,
                                                                                                                                                     years, even a decade or more.                 In 2002, the Great Lakes’ governors               Water Compact
Pollutant Dumping                   increase the amount of pollut-
                                    ants its Whiting, Ind., refinery                                                                                  Momentum for what would become the
                                                                                                                                                                                                   invited the Alliance to help research and
                                                                                                                                                                                                   draft the historic pact. The Alliance went        Triumph Run Deep
                                    dumps into Lake Michigan.                                                                                        historic Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River       on to co-host public meetings around the
                                                                                                                                                     Basin Water Resources Compact began in        region that helped garner a record 15,000
                                    A team of noted Great Lakes                                                                                      1998, with Ontario’s issuance of a permit     public comments on the legislation.
                                    experts assembled by the Alli-                                                                                   allowing a private firm to ship millions
                                    ance was the first to take note                                                                                   of gallons of Lake Superior water to Asia     From there, the Alliance partnered with




                                                                                                                              Photo: Lloyd DeGrane
                                    and offer constructive criticism                                                                                 annually. The incident served to under-       the public to sustain the needed pressure
                                    of the potential environmen-                                                                                     score the Great Lakes’ vulnerability, and     to win support from all eight Great Lakes
                                    tal harm, even before regula-                                                                                                                                                 state legislatures and the
                                    tors granted BP’s request. The                                                                                                                                                U.S. Congress, culminating
                                    team warned that the $3.8                                                                                                                                                     with the president’s signa-
                                    billion plan to expand refining                                                                                                                                                ture on Oct. 3, 2008.
                                    capacity should not unfold at the expense    “I haven’t seen anything like this in 10
                                    of the largest lake within U.S. borders.     years,” then-Alliance President Cameron                                                                                               The Alliance continues to
                                                                                 Davis said at the time. “People are wak-                                                                                              keep the pressure on today,
                                    Normally taking years to re-issue permits,   ing up and saying we need to restore                                                                                                  pushing for the states to
                                    Indiana regulators issued the permit         the Great Lakes, not turn back the clock                                                                                              adopt strong, aggressive
                                    within a month after the public comment      to the days of increased industrial pollu-                                                                                            water protections during
                                    period, sparking calls by the Alliance       tion.”                                                                                                                                the compact’s implementa-
                                    and regional lawmakers for a U.S. EPA                                                                                                                                              tion phase.
                                    investigation. The controversy generated     Within a week of the Alliance filing a
                                    widespread press and public outrage, as      formal appeal to suspend the permit,
                                    some 100,000 petitioners protested and       BP backed down, agreeing to adhere to
                                    Congress passed a resolution condemning      lower pollution limits set in 1990.
                                    the permit.
             Photo: Lloyd DeGrane                                                                                                                                                                  Photo: M. Quigley                                             Photo: Kevstan



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Alliance Efforts Earn               E  arning honors for Great Lakes protec-
                                       tion is not a goal. Yet our successes —
                                                                                 is gaining support at the regional and
                                                                                 national levels. Issued a year before Asian                       C    ameron Davis served as the organiza-
                                                                                                                                                        tion’s longest-running president and
                                                                                                                                                                                                   countless citizens,” said Jack Bails, Alliance
                                                                                                                                                                                                   board chairman.                                  Cameron Davis:
National Notice                     and yours — haven’t gone unrecognized.       carp DNA was found in Lake Michigan
                                                                                 and in Chicago waterways leading to the
                                                                                                                                                   CEO, leading through times of major inter-
                                                                                                                                                   nal transition as well as during some of the    During Davis’s tenure, the Alliance launched     From the
                                    Within eight years of the organization’s
                                    creation, its leader and founder was
                                                                                 lake, the report
                                                                                 proposes the
                                                                                                                                                   most dramatic shifts in Great Lakes policy.     its Adopt-a-Beach™ Program, now 9,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                   volunteers strong and active on four of the      Great Lakes
                                    tapped by a U.S. president to preside over
                                    the development of Great Lakes policy
                                                                                 only solution
                                                                                 guaranteed
                                                                                                                                                   First volunteering for the then-Lake
                                                                                                                                                   Michigan Federation fresh out of college
                                                                                                                                                                                                   five Great Lakes. He helped write and pass
                                                                                                                                                                                                   the Great Lakes Legacy Act and reauthori-        to Washington
                                    as head of the federal Great Lakes Basin     to stop the                                                       in 1986, Davis launched a career in envi-       zation legislation that sped contaminated
                                    Commission. Three decades later, in 2009,    destructive                                                       ronmental advocacy that would see him           sediment cleanups in the Great Lakes.
                                    a U.S. president again turned to Alliance    Asian carp and                                                    serve stints on the federation’s board and      Perhaps most notably, Davis led the Alliance
                                    leadership to oversee and guide a sweep-     other invasives                                                   staff and eventually steer him back to          to help write and pass the landmark Great
                                    ing new federal initiative for Great Lakes   from gaining a                                                    lead the organization in 1998.                  Lakes Compact in 2008, ensuring historic
                                    restoration.                                 foothold in the                                                                                                   protections for Great Lakes waters.




                                                                                                                                 Photo: USF & WS
                                                                                 Great Lakes.                                                      During his 11 years as president and CEO,
                                    The Alliance earned recognition from the                                                                       Davis helped the organization emerge            Earning the unofficial title of “Mr. Great
                                    Ocean Conservancy in 2006 and                                                                                  from difficult times not only intact, but        Lakes,” his work at the Alliance made him
                                    2008 for leading the largest                                                                                   bigger, stronger and more effective than        an obvious choice when the Obama ad-
                                    number of inland cleanups and                                                                                  before. Those years saw the federation re-      ministration sought someone to oversee
                                    for related educational work. In                                                                               cast itself as today’s Alliance for the Great   implementation of the first installment
                                    2009, the Alliance received the                                                                                Lakes, its staff double from about 10 to        of a promised multibillion-dollar federal
                                    American Bar Association’s Dis-                                                                                20, and the launching of several key Great      initiative to restore Great Lakes’ health.
                                    tinguished Achievement Award                                                                                   Lakes initiatives that remain hallmarks of
                                    in Environmental Law and Policy                                                                                the organization’s recent success.              Davis’s appointment as EPA’s senior advisor
                                    — a first for a not-for-profit                                                                                                                                   to the administrator in June 2009 repre-
                                    citizens’ organization.                                                                                        “Cameron Davis’s work at the Alliance           sented not only an opportunity to play a
                                                                                                                                                   during the last 23 years helped put the         key role in Great Lakes policymaking at the
                                    Today, a prescient 2008 Alliance                                                                               Great Lakes on the national radar — not         federal level, but was hailed as a nod to the
                                    report calling for a permanent                                                                                 only with the new administration and            Alliance’s stature and achievements after 40
                                    breakup of the Mississippi                                                                                     Congress, but with states, cities and           years of dedicated Great Lakes stewardship.
             Photo: Lloyd DeGrane   River and Lake Michigan basins                                        Photo: Lloyd DeGrane



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          Celebrating 40 Years:                                        • Monitoring emerging pollutants: pharmaceuticals and
                                                                         nanotechnology waste. The rapidly expanding use of                    A   lliance founder Lee Botts has been an
                                                                                                                                                   invaluable Great Lakes resource for
                                                                                                                                                                                               “The earlier mobilization of actions
                                                                                                                                                                                               against eutrophication and toxic chemicals      Alliance Founder
          The Best is Yet to Come
2010 & beyon                                                             pharmaceuticals and nanotechnology pose significant
                                                                         threats. In a new comprehensive report on drugs in
                                                                                                                                               four decades. Botts, now 82, reflects on
                                                                                                                                               the Alliance’s history and its future as a
                                                                                                                                                                                               was the first of such large environmental
                                                                                                                                                                                               successes to occur across an international      Reflects on Our
          I                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    History, Future
            n celebrating 40 years of Great Lakes progress, we know      drinking water, the Alliance demands more research into               steward of the Great Lakes:                     border. The U.S.-Canadian efforts occurred
            much work remains to protect, conserve and restore this      the long-term effects of pharmaceutical pollution and                                                                 through the interaction of government
          shared international treasure.                                 calls attention to the lack of tools available to limit their         “The survival, growth and, most impor-          agencies, scientists and citizens in pro-
                                                                         entrance into the lakes.                                              tant, the influence of the organization          cesses fostered by the Great Lakes Water
          The challenges before us require that we remain proac-                                                                               that began as the Lake Michigan Federa-         Quality Agreement and its parent Bound-
                                                                       • Improving Great Lakes in a changing climate. Global
          tive and pre-emptive, and that we take a comprehensive                                                                               tion are beyond what I could have com-          ary Waters Treaty with Canada. The fish,
                                                                         warming is poised to bring greater variation in water
          approach as we champion the Great Lakes and watchdog                                                                                 prehended in proposing its organization         water and air still do not know where
                                                                         levels, less predictable and more intense storms, and
          those agencies and policies that affect the lakes and life                                                                           40 years ago. Alas, so are the threats as       the line is, but the status of the agree-
                                                                         new technologies to sustain the region’s energy needs.
          within the region. Among the challenges:                                                                                             the Great Lakes continue to provide early       ment and the treaty has declined. Unified
                                                                         The Alliance is anticipating these changes now to pro-
                                                                                                                                               warning to the world about threats to           citizen action on both sides and across the
          • Halting the devastating, invading Asian carp and other       tect the lakes from future damage.
                                                                                                                                               ecological integrity.                           border is essential to maximize the influ-
            future invasives that move between the Mississippi                                                                                                                                 ence of citizens and concern of govern-
            River and Great Lakes basins. A groundbreaking 2008        As the Great Lakes’
                                                                                                                                               “Successes resulting from citizen interac-      ments for the Great Lakes today.
            Alliance report calling for the permanent separation       oldest citizens’ group,
                                                                                                                                               tion with governments include stricter
            of the two basins continues to gain support as the only    we have a proven
                                                                                                                                               regulation of pollutant discharges, includ-     “I am proud of my part in setting up the
            100 percent effective way to stop invasives from moving    track record 40 years
                                                                                                                                               ing the excess phosphorus that acceler-         first citizen organization for the Great
            between these two great watersheds.                        strong. With your
                                                                                                                                               ated eutrophication, limitation of nuclear      Lakes. My hope now is to become even
                                                                       help, the Alliance will
          • Ensuring appropriate use of Great Lakes Restoration                                                                                siting (only six sites instead of the 20-plus   more proud if the Alliance takes the lead
                                                                       meet these and other
            Initiative funding. With $475 million in federal funding                                                                           proposed for Lake Michigan alone), and          in pushing for a binational treaty and
                                                                       challenges by continu-
            pledged in 2010 as a down payment on a multibillion-                                                                               attention to persistent organic toxic           executive agreement with capacity to lead
                                                                       ing to do what we
            dollar plan to improve Great Lakes health, and another                                                                             chemicals that made Great Lakes science         the world in seeking to preserve ecologi-
                                                                       do best: predicting
            $300 million included in the president’s 2011 budget                                                                               the basis for global action.                    cal integrity for the Great Lakes in spite of
                                                                       tomorrow’s threats
            proposal, the Alliance will work to ensure the money                                                                                                                               climate change.”
                                                                       before they become
            is used as intended: preventing the spread of invasives,                                                                           “Now, citizen action is needed to prod
                                                                       today’s crises.
            cleaning up beaches, removing toxic pollution, and                                                                                 response, not just from governments but
            restoring fish and wildlife habitat.                                                                                                all society, to climate change.
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Treasurer’s Report                       I f 40 years has taught us anything, it’s that the soundest investments in Great Lakes
                                           health are made for the long term, regardless of which way fickle fiscal winds are
                                                                                                                                       FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF ACTIVITIES
                                                                                                                                       REVENUES, GAINS & OTHER SUPPORT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 EXPENSES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Program expenses                                       $1,424,174
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ASSETS

for Fiscal Year 2009                     blowing. As those winds swirl, the Alliance for the Great Lakes remains a rock-solid “buy.”   Grants and Contracts          $1,030,790                                  Management & general                                      311,777          Cash and cash equivalents                                 $ 81,143
                                                                                                                                       Donated services                 240,114                                  Fundraising                                               318,938          Investments                                                659,623
                                         Despite revenues being understandably reduced during 2009, years of preparation               Contributions                    118,716                                                                                                             Accounts receivable                                        103,547
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        $2,054,889
                                                                                                                                       Sustainable business             211,399                                                                                                             Contributions receivable                                   250,000
                                         allowed the Alliance to actually increase delivery of the program services that bring                                                                                   General operations
(Sept. 1, 2008, through Aug. 31, 2009)   help directly to the Great Lakes.
                                                                                                                                       Conference revenues                79,851
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Salaries                                                  $864,711
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Prepaid expenses and other                                  16,135
                                                                                                                                       Fundraising events                 95,372                                                                                                            Property & equipment, net                                   99,609
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Professional services                                      102,077
                                                                                                                                       Membership dues                    36,611
                                         And while global financial uncertainty is rocking boats this way and that, the Alliance                                                                                  Consultants                                                479,088                                                                $1,210,057
                                                                                                                                       Other revenue                      12,187
                                         is making solid investments in its own future. Our longevity depends on growing our                                                                                     Conference costs                                            73,130
                                                                                                                                       Product sales                      13,057
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Employee benefits                                           130,000
                                         ability to serve both our supporters and the lakes. We scoped the horizon this year           Investment return                (29,031)                                                                                                            LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Printing & reproduction                                     47,541
                                         and, despite the rough water, decided to position our staff to guarantee that we                                                                                                                                                                   LIABILITIES
                                                                                                                                       TOTAL REVENUES                                         $1,810,212         Occupancy costs                                             79,766
                                         emerge from future downturns the same way we’re emerging from today’s economic                                                                                          Supplies                                                    41,029         Accounts payable & accrued expenses $65,923
                                         crisis: fit and in fighting shape.                                                                                                                                        Payroll taxes                                               59,796         Deferred revenue                     10,231
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Travel                                                      50,998         Deferred rent obligation             30,000
                                         The volunteer board continues to be impressed with the commitment shown by our                                                                                          Telephone & Internet                                        23,669                                                                   $106,154
                                         diverse and growing family of generous contributors, both old and new. The accompa-                                                                                     Depreciation & amortization                                 21,321
                                         nying financial statements demonstrate that the Alliance is here to get the job done                                                                                     Postage & shipping                                          13,185
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Other                                                       20,891         NET ASSETS
                                         when the need is most urgent, not just when it’s convenient or safe. Nowhere was this
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Communications                                             10,4453         Unrestricted                                              $690,227
                                         more apparent in 2009 than with the success of securing unprecedented new federal                                                                                                                                                                  Temporarily restricted                                     413,676
                                         investment in the lakes while being first to set the stage for permanently protecting                                                                                    Promotional items                                           37,234
                                         the Great Lakes from Asian carp.                                                                                                                                        TOTAL EXPENSES                                         $2,054,889                                                                 $1,103,903
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            TOTAL LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS $1,210,057
                                         As the economy rebounds, we’re confident that your personal investment in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 NET ASSETS
                                         Alliance will pay dividends for years to come. The lakes can’t afford anything less.                                                                                    Beginning of year                                      $1,348,580
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Prior period adjustment                                         –
                                         Respectfully submitted,                                                                                                                                                 Net assets – end of year                               $1,103,903


                                         H.S. “Buzz” Patterson, Treasurer                                                              This information summarizes the Alliance for the Great Lakes’ financial activities for the period from Sept. 1, 2008 to Aug. 31, 2009. It was taken from the organization’s Aug. 31, 2009, financial statements, which were
                                                                                                                                       audited by FGMK, LLC. Because the information does not include all of the disclosures required by generally accepted accounting principles, it is not intended to present our financial condition or results of operations in
                                                                                                                                       accordance with those principles. A copy of the audited financial statements is available upon request. Independent Auditor: FGMK, LLC - Bannockburn, Illinois



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Alliance Donors
                                                             Charles R. Evenson           Aaron and Whitney Fershee     Forest Dunes Association       M. Cherif Bassiouni           Beverly and David McClellan   Michael and Janice           Consumers Energy               Rob and Cathy Graettinger     Bernice and Keith Lamkin   New Holland Brewing
                                                               Foundation                 Great Lakes & St. Lawrence    Roger and Emily Grimes         Judith Beck                   Cate McGinn                     Anderson                     Foundation                   Grand Haven Beach             John Landreth                Company
                                                             Consumers Energy               Cities Initiative           Sally M. Hands                 Anne S. Bent                  Kathryn McNeil                Tim Armour                   Dennis and Sara Cook              Association                Roger E. Larsen            Loreen Niewenhuis
Sept. 1, 2008 – Aug. 31, 2009                                  Foundation                 Bob and Janet Helman          Harbor Industries, Inc.        William and Sarah Black       William and Patricia Mills    Paul and Michelle Astolfi     Craig Cooper                   E. Lynn Grayson               Robert J. Levy             Scott and Ann Norton
                                                             Dewoskin/Roskin              Jamee and Marshall Field      Margaret S. Hart               Dan and Sharon                Kevin Mize                    Ann Hopkins Avery and        Mr. & Mrs. Rudy Cooper, Jr.    Jean and John K. Greene       Bob Lewis                  Brian Nottage
                                                               Foundation                   Foundation                  Craig J. Iammarino                Bloomgarden                Melanie Napoleon                Lance Avery                John B. Costello               Janet Greenwald               Hamilton Licht             Virginia M. Noyes
$200,000+                     Illinois Conservation          Earth Share of Michigan      Stephen J. Landes             J.F. New & Associates, Inc.    Ralph and Gina Boswell        Sarah B. Nerenberg            Larry Bailey                 Ramona Craig                   Melvin and Sylvia Griem       Kurt Lindland              James P. O’Brien
Aveda Corporation                Foundation                  Gougeon Brothers, Inc.       Howard Learner                John D. and Catherine T.       Paul R. Botts                 North Shore Unitarian         Joy Baird                    Joe Cromer                     Mr. Charles C. Haffner, III   Michael J. Lisak           Mark A. Olinger
                              Indiana Department of          Mrs. Paul W. Guenzel         Lincoln Financial Group         MacArthur Foundation         Thomas F. Brett                 Church                      George E. Balsano            Barbara F. Currie              David Hagen                   Kathryn M. Lisek           Bill Olson
$100,000 – $199,999              Natural Resources           Diane Herr and               Manitowoc Public School       The Kenilworth Garden Club     Stephen and Alison Brewster   Irene S. Phelps               Diane M. Barkley             Mary E. Davenport              Ms. Jennifer Hamilton         Karla Livney               Steve C. Olson
Charles Stewart Mott          The Margaret A. Cargill          William E. Hall              District                    Gregory and Lynn Kirby         Kevin and Kristi Brown        Norman and Janet Pylman       James and Justine Bartell    Susan Davis                    J. Michael Heaton             James A. Lustman           Stuart Opdycke
 Foundation                      Foundation                  Herman Miller Foundation     Arthur M. Martin              Herbert and Natalie Kohler     Karen and Roger Bruchan       Julieta Riesco                Jack Beam                    Dave Dempsey                   Paul and Nancy Herbert        Larry MacDonald            Sarah Forbes Orwig
The Joyce Foundation          Mayer & Morris Kaplan          Congressman Mark Kirk        Mr. and Mrs. Theodore B.      Andrew and Janet Lubetkin      Rebecca Burns                 Gail K. Russell               Robert and Julie Bender      Donors Forum                   Jesse D. Horvath              Mr. & Mrs. David O.        Hon. Harry Osterman
Palmer Foundation                Family Foundation           Peter and Dorothy Marks        Martin, Jr.                 Kevin Massey                   William J. Campbell           Donald and Kate Sackman       Robert and Carolyn           Harry and Elizabeth            David Hoyt                       MacKenzie               Laurel O’Sullivan
                              Michigan Department of         National Enironmental        Ann McGill                    Ryan Mcinerney                 Karen-Elise Clay and          Jonathan Schlack                Berghoff                     Drucker                      Hoyt and Helen Hudson         Alice Magos                Linda and Anthony Packard
$50,000 – $99,999                Environmental Quality         Education & Training       Mid-Lakes Distributing Inc.   James D. Meadows                  Justin J. Tedrowe          Carolyn Scholz and            Michael Berman               Arthur J. Duquette             Terrence Hutton               F. M. Malone               Diane Pascal and
The Oberweiler Foundation     National Oceanic Atmo-           Foundation                 Debbie Musiker and            Mission Accounting             Martha and Robert Collins       Linas Peckus                Rebecca Berman               Tarek and Susan Elmasry        Anthony and Olga              Dina Manasses                Thomas L. Richie
Scotts Miracle-Gro Company       spheric Administration      Oppenheimer Family             David Chizewer              Jo-Elle Mogerman               Daniel J. Deeb                Penny B. Sebring and          George C. Bermingham         Beverly and Douglas               Ivankovich                 Daniel and Vida Marks      John Pascente
Searle Funds at The Chicago   National Wildlife Federation     Foundation                 Ms. Katherine Newhouse        Lois L. Morrison and           Tracy A. Dobson                 Charles Lewis               James and Jennifer Besse       England                      Safiyah Jackson                Michelle Marme             Matthew H. Patterson
  Community Trust             NIB Foundation                 Our Lady of Peace            Nicholas and Susan Noyes        Justin Daab                  Barbara and Stephen           Maureen P. Sertich            Clarence Beutel              Daniel Ephraim                 Robert Jacob                  Mason County Garden Club   Marian P. Pawlick
                              REI                            State of Illinois            Ken O’Keefe and               Donald H. Mullins                 Fredman                    John R. Siragusa              Glenn and Dolores Bjorkman   Albert F. Ettinger             Nancy Jaffe                   Mark Matthews              Amada Pena
$25,000 – $49,999             SC Johnson Fund, Inc.          Whirlpool Foundation           Jason Stephens              NIPSCO a NiSource              Dr. Kristine Garrigan         Bruce and Sandra Smith        Shane Blackstone             Richard and Marjorie           Robert E. Janes               Frank D. Mayer, Jr. and    Norman and Lorraine
Alphawood Foundation          Sehgal Family Foundation       Winnetka Garden Club         Buzz and Carol Patterson        Company                      Catherine Giebel and          TBAC Windy City               Susan and David Blaydes        Ettlinger                    Patricia Jeffs                   Linda M. Mayer            Perman
Gaylord & Dorothy             Wisconsin Coastal Manage-                                   Elizabeth A. Patterson        Nicholas and Susan Pritzker       James E. Maslanka          Elaine and Richard Tinberg    Keith Boyd                   Cynthia L. Euscher             Peggy and Gerald Jensen       James O. McDonald          Cheryl and Clifford Pixler
  Donnelley Foundation           ment Program                $1,000 – $2,499              Sandy Phelps                  Tiffany & Jeffrey D. Sevener   David Glatz                   David A. Ullrich              Arnold and Ruth Brammeier    Fenn Valley Vineyards, Inc     Barbara Johnson               Amanda McElroy             Bill Power and Michelle
Grand Victoria Foundation                                    Cindy and Bob Ackerman       Policy Analytics, LLC         Mark Shadle                    Goods for the Garden          Kimberly and Christopher      Joel and Denise Brammeier    Jack Ferguson                  Jay and Kathy Johnston        Andrea G. McGlynn            Marmé
Great Lakes Fishery           $5,000 – $9,999                Nathan Arnold                James Ridgway                 Bob and Sylvia Shrauger        Great Lakes Editions            VanGorder                   Alison and Benjamin Brown    James Filippini                Darrin and Michelle Jolas     Jim McIntosh               Dan Power
  Commission                  Janet and Bill Boyd            Atlas Tube                   Cathleen Rose                 Ross Siragusa                  James and Phyllis Griffith     Russell Van Herik             Peter and Sharon Brown       Russell and Christina Fisher   Mr. and Mrs. Horace W.        Jeffrey and Nancy Mengel   Bob Pratt
Great Lakes Fishery Trust     Bank of America                Jack and Janis Bails         Chris Sheean                  Joyce and Charles Solberg      Jennifer M. Hager             Elmer Michael Walsh, Jr.      Kerry Buchar                 Elaine Fishman                    Jordan                     Ladd Mengel                Glenn and Susan Pratt
The Keller Family             Brock Family Foundation        George W. Blossom, III       Mrs. Jean Stremmel            UBS Foundation USA             Louis and Jennifer            Gini A. Welch                 Deborah Bullwinkle-          Julia B. Fiske and             Kimberly A. Kanaar            Frank Monnelly             Samuel and Karen Purves
  Foundation                  Brunswick Public Founda-       Nick Bothfeld and            Tucker, Ellis and West          Global Impact                   Hernandez                  Douglas and Deborah West        Erlenbaugh                   James F. Parker              Dr. Kenneth and               Michael and Louise         Karolyn and Lance Raphael
Prince Charitable Trusts        tion, Inc.                     Bobbie Brown               Walter and Mary Tuohy         L. J. Verplank                 Frank and Mary Anne           Payson S. Wild, Jr.           Mr. & Mrs. Louis P. Cain     Bill S. Forcade                   Michelle Kaye                 Monnelly                Janet and Charles Remen
Rockwell Automation           Frederick S. Upton             Lee Botts                      Foundation                  Gordon C. Vieth                   Hoover                     Mr. & Mrs. Andrew A.          Karen M. Camilli             Michael L. Fortney             David Keller                  Patricia Monnelly          Ray Reott
Virginia E. Tuohy Trust         Foundation                   Emily and Matthew C. Brett   The Wege Foundation           Lyman and Deana Welch          Beth Houseal                    Yeager                      Peter Camilli                Janet and Merrill Freed        Angelique Kepshire            Joe Morford                Mark Reshkin
                              ITW Foundation                 Dale and Judy Bryson         Lisa S. Yee-Litzenberg        Liz T. Williams                David and Joi Hunt                                          Phillipa A. Cannon           Ms. Ann Garcelon               Larry E. Kitchel              Ms. Lolita Moroney         Gerald and Maria Riccioni
$10,000 – $24,999             Johnson Controls Care &        John E. Chipman                                            Mary Winburn                   Jenner & Block, LLP           $100 – $249                   Carney Family Foundation     Garden Club of Evanston        Robert P. Knight              William L. Morrison        Karen M. Ristau
The Buchanan Family             Share Program                Lori J. Colman-Kroeter and   $500 – $999                   Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company        Mr. & Mrs. Howard Jessen      Russell W. Abraham            Ann S. Carton                Matthew Garrigan               Barbara A. Koch               Mary B. Mumbrue            John Ritz
  Foundation                  The Judy Family Foundation       Cliff Kroeter              17 N. State Street, LLC         Foundation                   Connie and Dennis Keller      Fakhruddin Adamji and         William B. Caswell           Cathy B. Geraghty              William L. Koch               Bill and Jane Muno         Nancy Ritz and Jack Jasper
Henry T. Chandler and         Deborah A. Loeser and          Jonathan R. Cooper and       Alcoa Howmet                  Susan P. Wolz                  J. Samuel and Joan Lovering      Mary Daley-Adamji          Todd and Shirley Cayer       Doug and Barb Gerleman         Jill L. Kooiman               David M. Murdoch           Robert R. McCormick
  Chris Chandler                Thomas P. Small                Rebecca J. Hartman         Gary Ballesteros                                             Rakesh M. Madhava and         Adler Planetarium             T. Tolbert Chisum            Robert and Nancy Gielow        Alex Kramer                   Steven C. Murdock            Foundation
Crown Family Philanthropies   The Siragusa Foundation        Paul and Diane Culhane       Jane and Jon Blyth            $250 – $499                       Jennifer Pope              J. William Allen              Vernon Churchill             Anita Marie Gilleo             Kathleen Kulick               Thomas Neill               Helen Rogal
Dr. Scholl Foundation                                        Cameron Davis and            Laurel and John Bobrowich     Kate Arnold                    Denise K. Marx                Andrea and Richard Amend      Elizabeth Cisar              John M. Goeke                  Paul Kutsche                  David and Jeanne Nelson    Mary Anne Rogers
Earth Share of Illinois       $2,500 – $4,999                  Katelyn Varhely            Bruce and Beth Boyd           AT&T United Way/Employee       Michael and Catherine         Ameriprise Financial          Edward A. Cladek             Golden Sands Lighthouse        J. Scott Lafferty, Jr.        Kay Nelson                 Tina Rongers
The Field Foundation of       The Boeing Company             Carrie Davis and             Ed and Laura Carney             Giving Campaign                 Matson                     Jo-Ellen Anderson             Brian Clarke                   Association                  Lake Forest Garden Club       Valerie B. Nelson          Edward Rosenthal
  Illinois, Inc.                                               Agustin Gomez-Leal         First Giving                  John and Lisa Baccich          Peter and Carolyn Mattox                                    Ms. Carol A. Cleave          Lydia Goodwin Cochrane         Suzanne Lambert                                          Ira S. Salafsky, M.D.

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William and Marie           Ellen Vonesh                  Marc T. Boucher              Mr. Gerald A. Gruen          Julie A. McCollum           Save the Dunes              Burt Babcock                Goose Island – Sail 312         Patricia Mawst                Stephen J. Schlegel          $1 – $24                       Dennis McKee
   Sandstrom                James and Susan Vroman        Janet Branton                Bette Harper                 Gregory J. McCoy and          Conservation Fund         Dan Balanoff                Bradford K. Grassmick           Donald and Ruth McCarthy      Paul and Nell Schneider      Jeff Alexander                 James R. Messick
Gerald S. Sapp              Allison D. Walker             Dr. Donald and Mary Brown    Harriet Hausman                Kathryn Kreitzer          Melanie Scholten            Katherine Beck              Jeffrey Grendysa                Terry McCloskey               Marybeth Schroeder           Gerald R. Bakker               Lydia and Tim Meyer
Peter and Mary Sawers       Ms. Debra N. Walters          Rex P. Brown                 Genevieve R. Hebeka          Mae-Jeanne McGill           Susan Shellar               Jill Berkeley               Cindy Guiney                    Carmela M. McGill             Marv Schumer                 Barb Barteau                   Edward and Alinda Michael
Carol F. Scallan            Andrew and Kathleen           Jeffrey Bruce                Will Heelan and              Margaret McInerney          Fawn L. Shillinglaw         Robert S. Blatt             Michael and Claudia Hanley      Paul and Lisa McGill          Thomas Shanabruch            Marianne Bergs                 Milwaukee Public Library
James Schaefer                Warren                      Clark and Irene Bullard        Patricia Snowdon           Shirley McIntire            Diane Sipe                  Kenneth L. Block            Paul and Rebecca Hanson         Mary M. McInerney, Esq.       James L. Shonkwiler          Stacy Bierling                   Serial Section
Carol Grossman Schneider    Frederick and Katherine       Jamie Campbell               Charles Henderson            Mark and Betsy McKelvey     Steven Siros and            Mike and Becky Boyer        June A. Hardy                   David and Nancy McKeague      Eunice and Gordon Smith      Rick and Sarah Boss            Tom Olson
Theresann and                 Weber                       Thomas G. Cardelli           Patricia Hendricks           Eugenio Mendoza               Kimberly Ritko            Kathryn S. Bricker          Charlie Heekin                  Max McKee                     Burton K. Snyder             Diane Braun-Cutie              Sherry O’Neill
   David Seeger             Charlie Webster               Cargill                      Paul and June Hennip         Jeffrey R. Miller and       Gina Smith                  Ronald and Renee Burisek    Stephen Hernan                  Tom McMahon                   Angela and Mark Soya         Darlene Camp                   Katerina Paskaris
Maureen and Ben Sehgal      Bonnie and W. Daniel Wefler    Mr. & Mrs. Paul A. Carlson   Stephen M. Herman              Dr. Margot L. Van Dis     James and Sheila Smith      William Burton              Martha C. Hilboldt              Stanley R. Mehaffey           Charles W. Staley, Jr. and   Mary Carroll                   George W. Randall
Irene Senn                  Bill Weller                   Cheryl and Jimmy Chapman     John and Rachel Heuman       Tull Monsees                Jonah and Sara Smith        Denise and Rudy Bylund      Arlene Gloria Hirsch            Ms. Suzanne Meyering            Lynne McCollum Staley      Robert and Patricia            Janet Reens
Janet L. Settle and         Ann W. Wheat                  Joan D. Clark                Jeanne and David Hunt        Dr. Carla Montgomery        Stephanie Smith and         Alisa Caron                 Robert Hoge                     Benjamin and                  Starcom MediaVest SC USA       Cavallino                    Bill Richardson
   Bradley H. Winick        Suzanne Whitfield              Marilynn J. Cobb             IBM Corp                     Thomas and Cecilia Murphy     Ric Edinberg              Nancy L. Carpenter          Susan J. Holkeboer                 Elisabeth Mills              Global Functional          Lisa M. Chester                Laura Rozek
F. Sheppard Shanley         Joe D. Winger                 Jane Coleman                 Ross and Eleanor Jannotta    Seymour Musiker             Snug-Harbor, Inc.           Evelyn Cheslow              Carl J. Hujet                   Christie Mole                 Elizabeth B. Stearns         Peter Clarke                   Schaumburg Township
Amy Shannon                 Marion Witte                  Jo Ann B. Collins and        Eleanor Johnson              Jack Nahigian               Stacy Sochacki              Randal J. Christl           Ms. Chrissy Jacobs              Randall C. Moles              Zuzana Stepanek              Ryan Daro                        Public Library
Debra Shore                 Carol K. Wittwer                Julien H. Collins, Jr.     Patsy and William Johnson    Eric Neagu                  Diane M. Steggerda          Mary Jane Clay              Don and Penny Johnson           Mary J. Moran                 Allen J. Taylor              Darlene DeHudy                 Suzanne Scholl
Travis Solberg              Ken Wolf                      Phil Cook                    Dr. Margaret E. Keller and   Richard and Eloise          Steven &. Dickerson         Maria Clementi              Brady Jones                     Karlene K. Mostek             Ruth J. Thiede               Diane R. DeMers and            Larry Schutt
Dr. Samuel W. Speck, Jr.    Mr. & Mrs. Alain              Ann M. Cordes                  Thomas Keller                Neidhardt                 Robert and Mary Stofft      Shaun Clifford              Ruth and Lawrence Kane          David Mrazek                  Thomas Thompson                David S. Ballantine          Tim Secen
Cory Spence and               Wood-Prince                 Bonnie Cowles                Joan M. Kendall              Robin and Susan Neufelder   Jan Stowell                 Frank and Janet Covington   James O. Kelley                 Glenn C. Muhr                 Shirley Tompkins             Christine and Jan Deur         Serials Section Library
   Gretchen Fox             Mary and Robert Wygant        William and Margaret         Debra Kerr                   Dona and Michael Nishi      Stuart and Melissa Strahl   Abby Crisostomo             Mr. Craig H. Kemnitz            Jack H. Murchie               Tyler VanLonkhuyzen          Janet Dirkse                     of Michigan
Annoesjka and               Catherine Young                 Crane                      Jean R. King                 Nick & Sue Novakovich       Mr. David Sutlin            Buckley and Susan Crist     Paul J. Kendall                 Jeannette Neagu               Timothy VanTassel            Claudette Dirsmith             Karen Shirilla
   Alan Steinman            Louise B. Young               Jamie H. Davis               Peter and Julie Kinzelman    Mary O’Connell              Jennifer Thornton and       David W. Cromer             Barbara and David Kimball       Norman Nexon                  Lois Veenstra                William Eager                  Melissa Simon
Joyce W. Stevenson                                        Rick Doehler                 Kirkland and Ellis LLP       Arthur Olt, Jr.               Adam E. Sebastian         Helen Cuprisin              Douglas M. Kinney, Jr.          Patricia and Grover           Anita L. Wallgren            Ellen D. Fagerburg             Randy S. Smith
Jeffrey H. Stewart          $50 – $99                     Barbara and Thomas Dolan     Phillip Klein                Leah I. Ording              Charles E. Tindall          Mary and Gust Danigelis     Helen A. Klein                     Niergarth                  Jean E. Walsh                Judy Freed and David Diaz      Eugene J. Solar
Houston and Diana Stokes    David E. Adams                Clifford W. Dolan            Lyle L. Klimesh              Kristie Osterbusch          Robert D. Tolpa             Brooks Davis                Sidney C. Kleinman              Meghan O’Brien                Kimberly J. Walz             Margaret A. Gordon             Ralph E. Spelbring
Sharon R. Stolz             Mr. Gerald W. Adelmann        David Duback                 Joyce C. Knauff              Luvian M. Owens             Frances Vandervoort         Jeff Davis                  Roger and June Klettke          Renuka Susan O’Connell        Hempstead Washburne          Grand Valley State             Ellen P. Sypura
Joseph W. Strazanac         Barbara W. Amberg             Clarence and Doris Duesing   Susan F. Knight              Keith D. Parker             Jozsef and Barbara Vass     Terry Deegan                Mr. Steven Krull                Catherine O’Grady and         Marjorie J. Watson             University Library Serials   Monte and Mary Thompson
Charles H. Sutfin            Philip and Beverly Arnold     Theo Dunham                  Dr. Michael E. Kraft and     Catherine Patterson         Richard G. Vega             J. Tom Derrickson, II       Lake County Fish and Game          Brian J. Meenahan          Jack Weiss                   Neil Graves                    Terry Turkelson
Robert Swaney, Jr.          Norman D. Axelrad             Mel Eddy                       Sandra Simpson-Kraft       James and Elizabeth         Terrence M. Walsh           Janis and Roland Ditto        Protective Association        K. Oleske                     Lyman C. Welch               Gloria A. Gregory
Sweet Cakes Bakery          Robert M. Bacon               Howard and Becky Emmons      Anna Kraftson                  Peterson                  Jennifer Weglarz            Suzanne D. Dixon            Lakeshore Environmental, Inc.   Dessie Panomitros             Ms. Susan K. Welsford        Robert Handelsman              Gift Memberships
Robert and Hope Taft        Beverly and Bill Baker        Epworth Assembly             Frank F. Lahr                Marija Petrauskas           Judy and Ron Williams       Alan M. Dobry and           Jerry L. Lamb                   Donald G. Pardonner           Rise Wendt                   William L. Harwood             Darren Beck
Abby and Michael Taylor     Mr. and Mrs. John &           Ms. Rosemarie Faraone        Beth M. Lange                Pfizer Foundation Matching   Patricia L. Witt               Lois Friedberg-Dobry     Pamela J. Lewis                 Mr. & Mrs. William W. Parks   James Wenner                 Larry C. Hatch                   On behalf of Judy Beck
Douglas and Alix Thompson     Jane Balaban                Pauline Farmer               Kathleen L. Laragy             Gifts Program             Shirley and Mike Woleben    Norman Dodds                Dorothy Liphardt                Lynn A. Persson               Sally W. Whitbeck            Cindy Hicks                    Mr. & Mrs. Lee Berlin
William and Anne Tobey      Sarah A. Ball                 Jeff Flocken                 Laurie M. Leigh              Shelley Phillips            Martha and Tom Wood         Doris Ducey                 Stephen A. Ludwig, PhD          Steve Petrides                Sara L. Wick                 Susan Holmes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Jim Bruno
Dona-Lee Trotter            Steve Barker                  Joan Lee Froman and          Ms. Gina A. Lettiere         Michael Pink                Milton M. Wood              Jeffrey Edstrom             Dorothy Lynch, CSJ              Carolyn A. Ptaszenski         Corinne O. Widdis            Megan Husband
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    On behalf of Bonnie Cowles
John and Anne Tuohy         Tracy Barrett-Franken           Charles A. Froman, Jr.     Esther and Marvin Letven     Patricia Piper              Ms. Susan J. Wright         Eric and Cindy Johnson      Lisa Lyon                       Joyce Radtke                  Gary W. Wilson               Elizabeth E. Jump
Reed J. Tupper              Alfred and Ruth Beeton        Kent and Jeryl Fuller        Catherine Lindland Young     Eugene L. Pomerance         Ronald Yee                     and Family               Winny MacLeod                   Mary Rathbun                  John P. Wolter               Kristin Kerry                  Gayle and Mike Grotenhuis
Sophia B. Twichell          Michael and Carolyn Bielski   John Gabrosek                Mildred A. Lindland          Dr. Russell W. Radford      Kevin M. Young              Elaine Fandell              Bernice C. Maertz               Pierre D. Roche               Susan E. Woods               Jacob and Margaret Kroon         On behalf of Cliff Kroeter
David and Linda Upton       Tom Bloomer                   Donna Gardner                Carol Lisle                  Mary W. Remien                                          Edward G. Forester          William R. Maher                Mr. Robert A. Roth            Bill Wortel                  Elena Kuo-Harrison               and Lori Colman-Kroeter
Urban Science               Judy C. Blunck                Ed and Judith Glatfelter     Timothy M. Lyons             Constance Richter           $25 – $49                   Jessica French-Cossey       Jim Malles                      Nunilo and Elenita Rubio      Donald Wozniak               Michael R. Laux                Nelson Haydamacker
Mark C. Van Putten          Mrs. Judith N. Boggess        Barry and Juraine Golin      William and Elizabeth        Jennifer Roche              Bob and Fraida Aland        Mr. Angelo Frigo            Juanita Malloy                  J. Fredric Ruf                Seiko Yee                    Gail Law                         On behalf of Cliff Kroeter
Jumana Vasi                 J.R. M. Borie                 Mary Ellen Gondeck             Maclean                    Alfred M. Rogers, Jr.       Robert T. Alis              Monica and Michael Garcia   Steven Mandel                   Stephanie Sandy               David and Donna Zibton       Michael S. Longo                 and Lori Colman-Kroeter
Lawrence and Cheryl Veary   Will Gay Bottje and           Mary W. Goodley              Paul Manghera CFP            Brenda Rossini              Cheryl L. Althoff           Kimberly Garrison-          Marietta Marcin and             Julie Sannito                                              Cheri McCloughan
Arthur A. Vogel, Jr.          Joyce T. Bottje             Thomas and Nina Grote        Madelin Martin Wexler        Debbie Savaiano             Gunnar Anderson                Clannon                    Julius Steinberg              Elizabeth R. Schenkier                                     Ferry McCracken
Laurene A. von Klan         Joyce B. Bottum               Paulette and Harv Grotrian   Terri and Stephen McCarthy                               Jean K. Anderson            Loretta Gesmond             Jennifer Mason                  Barbara Schermer                                           Mr. Patrick J. McGovern

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Christian and Aija Jantz –    In honor of Joel Brammeier    In honor of Regan Heating     Donors Forum                 James O. McDonald             The Wege Foundation            Fiscal Year 2010 Staff                                Fiscal Year 2010            Benjamin Mills
  in honor of their wedding     Arnold and Ruth               & Mechanical Services       IBM Corporation              Carmela M. McGill             Tiffany & Jeffrey D. Sevener                                                                                     Jo-Elle Mogerman
                                                                                                                                                                                    Joel Brammeier, President & CEO                       Board of Directors
  On behalf of Beth Houseal     Brammeier                     leader award in LEED        Jenner & Block, LLP          Paul and Lisa McGill          Jon & Jane Blyth
                                                                                                                                                                                    Todd Brennan, Outreach Coordinator, Wisconsin         Jack Bails, Chairman        Sarah Nerenberg
Debbie Kaltman                In memory of Jeremias           equipment                   John D. and Catherine T.     James Ridgway                 Michelle & Chris Tracy
                                                              Mid-Lakes Distributing        MacArthur Foundation       Diane Sipe                    Harbor Industries, Inc.        Susan Campbell, Manager, Communications Program       Lori Colman, Vice Chair-    Tina Rongers
Sharon Kaltman                  “Jerry” Canonizado
David Kaltman                   Frances Canonizado &          Inc.                        Kirkland & Ellis LLP         Charles W. Staley, Jr. and    Fenn Valley Vineyards, Inc.    Frances Canonizado, Outreach Coordinator, Chicago       woman, Development        Mark Shadle
  On behalf of Rebecca          Dennis Belogorsky           In memory of                  Lincoln Financial Group        Lynne McCollum Staley       New Holland Brewing            Jamie Cross, Acting Manager,                          Matt Brett,                 Bill Sheldrake
  Berman                                                      William H. Rehr             McCormick Tribune            Robert E. Stofft                Company                        Adopt-a-Beach™ Program                                                          Unmi Song
                              In honor of Terry Deegan                                                                                                                                                                                      Vice Chairman, Policy
                                                              Clarence Beutel               Foundation                 Charles H. Sutfin                                                                                                                               Bob Taft
Mr. & Mrs. David Kimball        Jennifer Mason                                                                                                                                      Judy Freed, Manager, Marketing Program                Beverly McClellan,
                                                              Eleanor Johnson             Pfizer Foundation             Bob and Hope Taft             Taste of the Great Lakes
  On behalf of Buzz and       In honor of Jexa Soleil and                                                                                                                           Ed Glatfelter, Director, Water Conservation Program                               Lee Botts, emeritus
  Carol Patterson                                             Eric O. Johnson             Robert R. McCormick          David A. Ullrich              2009 Sponsors                                                                          Secretary
                                Azra Elan Edinberg
                                                              Monte Thompson                Foundation                                               Lake Sturgeon Sponsor          Janet Hanley, Manager, Financial Operations           Buzz Patterson,             Henry T. Chandler,
Jacqui & John Lyons             Bruce and Sandra Smith                                    Starcom MediaVest SC USA     The Cameron Davis             Deborah A. Loeser and                                                                                              emeritus
                                                              David J. Zibton                                                                                                       Jennifer Jazwiec, Manager, Chicago Office                Treasurer
  On behalf of                In memory of Jesse Folsom                                     Global Functional          Intern Fund                     Tom Small
                                                            In honor of the anniversary                                                                                             Michelle Liebetreu, Grant Manager                     Joel Brammeier,             James Griffith, emeritus
  Bonnie Cowles                 Ted & Jan Stowell                                         UBS Foundation USA Global    Jill Berkeley
                                                              of Susan and Michael                                                                   Yellow Perch Sponsors          April Mather, Outreach Coordinator, Ohio
Sr. Joellen Sbrissa           In memory of Fred A. Froede                                   Impact                     Paul and Diane Culhane                                                                                               President & CEO
  On behalf of Dorothy
                                                              Remson
                                                                                          Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company      Peter and Dorothy Marks
                                                                                                                                                     Colman, Brohan, Davis, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                    Carolyn Scholz, Director, Individual Philanthropy     Lisa Yee-Litzenberg,        Advisors
                                Barbara Kimball               Esther and Marvin Letven                                                               The Boeing Company
  Lynch and the Congrega-                                                                   Foundation                 Mark Shadle                                                  Jonah Smith, Director, Sustainable Business Program     ex officio                 Robin Black
                              In memory of Wayne F. Gunn    In memory of                                                                             Lake Trout Sponsors                                                                                                                        Chicago
  tion of St. Joseph                                                                                                   Bob Shrauger                                                 Stephanie Smith, Director, Education Program          Jim Ridgway, ex officio      Sarah Black
                                Janet Branton                 Bettimae Reshkin                                                                       Atlas Tube
Carrie Schiff                   Kristie Osterbusch                                        The Dale Bryson Water                                                                     Janet Taylor, Administrative Assistant,                                           William Black             17 North State Street, Suite 1390
                                                              Dr. Mark Reshkin                                                                       Rockwell Automation, Inc.                                                            Gary Ballesteros
Davida Schiff                                                                             Quality Intern Fund          In-Kind Donations                                                                                                                              Nick Bothfeld             Chicago, IL 60602
                                Irene S. Phelps                                                                                                      Great Lakes Boating              Grand Haven Office
Eugene Schiff                                               In honor of Jim Ridgway       Bryson Charter Benefactors   Colman, Brohan, Davis, Inc.                                                                                        Kate Bartter                                          P 312-939-0838 F 312-939-2708
                                John R. Siragusa                                                                                                     Debbie Musiker and             Elizabeth Teague, Associate,                                                      Paul Brourman
Rachel Schiff                                                 Jean Walsh & Graham A.      Nick Bothfeld and            Dennis Belogorsky                                                                                                  Sue Conatser
                                Ross Siragusa                                                                                                          David Chizewer                 Membership/Sustainable Business Programs                                        Dale Bryson               E chicago@greatlakes.org
  On behalf of Rebecca                                        Davies                        Bobbie Brown               Lloyd DeGrane                                                                                                      Jonathan Cooper
                                Elizabeth B. Stearns                                                                                                 Ken O’Keefe and                                                                                                  Nancy Burns
  Berman                                                    In honor of Lindsey           Dale and Judy Bryson         Great Lakes Boating                                          Lyman Welch, Manager, Water Quality Program                                                                 Grand Haven
                                The Senior Management                                                                                                  Jason Stephens                                                                     Paul Culhane
Charles Shanabruch                 Team of the Adler          Rosenthal                   Henry T. Chandler and        The Home Depot
                                                                                                                                                     Carrie Davis and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dan Deeb
                                                                                            Chris Chandler             Janice Enloe                                                                                                       David Keller                                          700 Fulton Avenue, Suite A
  On behalf of Thomas              Planetarium                Edward Rosenthal
                                                                                          Cathleen Rose                Jenner & Block LLP
                                                                                                                                                       Agustin Gomez-Leal           2009 Annual Report                                    John Landreth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Jim Filippini
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Grand Haven, MI 49417
  Shanabruch & Kate Klein     In memory of John M.          In honor of Carolyn Scholz                                                               Policy Analytics, LLC          Writer: Laura J. Merisalo                                                         Barbara Gilmore
                                                              Shelley Phillips            Donors                                                                                                                                          Deborah Loeser                                        P 616-850-0745 F 616-850-0765
Steve and Nicole                Havranek                                                                               Sunset Sail In-Kind           Whitefish Sponsors              Editor: Susan Campbell                                                            Jan Montgomery
                                                                                          Jack & Janis Bails                                                                                                                              Larry MacDonald                                       E michigan@greatlakes.org
  VanderVoort                   Jessica French-Cossey       In memory of Paul and                                      Donations                     17 N. State Street, LLC        Graphic Designer: Janice Enloe                                                    Bill Muno
  On behalf of Peter &                                        Irene Vernon                James and Jennifer Besse                                                                                                                        Peter Marks
  Frances VanderVoort
                              In honor of Charlie and
                                                              Patricia and Grover         Susan and David Blaydes      James R. Bartell
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Ted Martin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Tom Murphy                Milwaukee
                                Simon Hunt                                                Ronald and Renee Burisek     Deborah Bullwinkle-                                                                                                                            Chris Tracy               1845 North Farwell Avenue, Suite 100
Ann McGill and                  Jeanne and David Hunt         Niergarth                                                  Erlenbaugh                                                                                                       David McClellan
                                                                                          Todd and Shirley Cayer                                                                                                                                                                                Milwaukee, WI 53202
  Kate Welborn                In memory of                  In honor of Martha            Frank and Janet Covington    Joan D. Clark
  On behalf of Mary             Dr. Lee A. Lewis              Borie Wood                  Cameron Davis and            James D. Griffith                                             Special Acknowledgments                                                                                     P 414-559-0317
  Rathburn                      Pamela J. Lewis               J.R.M. Borie                  Katelyn Varhely            Robert E. Janes                                              The Alliance gratefully acknowledges Cathy Rose for her service as our fiscal year 2009 board secretary.
                              In memory of Joe Lisak                                      Beverly and Douglas          Arthur M. Martin                                             We also thank Jan Boyd, Dave Dempsey and Arthur Martin for their service as FY 2009 directors. The Alli-
Memoriam and                                                Matching Gifts                  England                    Mary W. Remien
                                Michael J. Lisak                                                                                                                                    ance gratefully acknowledges and thanks Cameron Davis for his years of dedication and service as Alliance
Honorarium                                                  Ameriprise Financial          Jack Ferguson                Stephanie Smith
In honor of Alliance Staff    In memory of William P.       AT&T United Way/Employ-                                                                                                 president and CEO. We also thank the following staff members for their work on behalf of the Alliance:
                                Meyering                                                  Emily and Roger Grimes
  Frances Canonizado &                                       ee Giving Campaign                                        Big Lake Bash 2008                                           Sharon Cook, Partnership Development director; Anna Lang, Grand Haven administrative assistant; Tricia
                                Suzanne Meyering                                            Charitable Fund
  Dennis Belogorsky                                         Cargill                       Larry C. Hatch               Sponsors                                                     Piper, Chicago office manager and Membership Program associate; and Theresann Seeger, Events Program
                              In honor of Buzz Patterson
                                Erin & Paul Manghera
                                                            Charles Stewart Mott          Paul and June Hennip         Alcoa Howmet                                                 assistant.                                                                                                  greatlakes.org
                                                             Foundation                   Lawrence and Ruth Kane       Herman Miller Foundation

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