RSVP for the Annual Founders Fund Society Reception

Announcing the 2015 Founders Fund Scholar

With the support of the Founders Fund Society, the Founders Fund Committee selected Charles Robinson as the 2015 Founders Fund Scholar. Mr. Robinson is in the M.S. program in Conservation Biology at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. A member of Beta Beta Beta Biology Honor Society, he has served as a DEC seasonal field technician and is considered one of the top ever field people for his work. His graduate research will measure the dispersion of pathogen levels across the Hudson River watershed. His findings will be published in peer review journals and presented nationally. Upon completion of his degree, Mr. Robinson intends to pursue a career in wetland ecology/management in New York State and aid in the restoration and protection of compromised wetland habitats.

2015 Founders Fund Leadership Award

Each year, the Founders Fund Society honors an established, exemplary environmental leader. This year we honor Joe Martens, former Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation, to receive the 2015 Founders Fund Leadership Award. Mr. Martens has led the state in numerous initiatives to protect drinking water, improve air quality, and reduce greenhouse gases. Among his many achievements, Commissioner Martens issued a Findings Statement concluding that high volume hydraulic fracturing should not be allowed to move forward in New York State.

RSVP and Donation Information

Join the Founders Fund Society at one of the giving levels described below to attend the Annual Founders Fund Society Reception on Tuesday, November 3rd.  Society members may also bring a guest(s) at $100 per per person.


If you would like to make an additional donation in honor of Joe Martens’ contribution to environmental conservation, click below to be directed to the Donation page.

TGF Founders Fund Society Giving Benefits

  • Cocktail Reception on November 3rd
  • TGF Membership and invitations to TGF events and subscription to Quill
  • Founders Fund Society (FFS) Membership and listing on all printed FFS material
  • all Member level benefits and
  • complimentary invitation to FFS/Pace Environmental Consortium event for FFS members
  • all Supporter level benefits and
  • invitation to reception with TGF Directors and Environmental Consortium faculty
  • all Sustainer level benefits and
  • invitation to a Founding Patrons fishing party with TGF President and Directors