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Monthly Giving Spotlight
June 06, 2019
Monthly Giving Spotlight

Meet Monica

Monica Dore might be new to monthly giving, but she is far from new to ASA. In 2016 Monica spent her summer as ASA’s program intern. She graduated a year later from SUNY Oneonta with a bachelors degree in conservation biology and ecology.

Monica’s connection to ASA goes deeper than her internship. She was about 9 years old when her grandpa Mosher passed, but he took advantage of their short time together to impart the values of the farm to her. Today, Dave and Margaret Horn own the Mosher Farm. When they purchased the farm along with their partners in 1993, they promised the Moshers that they would not subdivide the land. Two years later, they fulfilled that promise by donating the development rights to ASA. Naturally, in the summer of 2016 when it came time for the annual stewardship visit to the property, ASA’s easement steward, Janet Britt invited Monica along for the walk.

Monica says, “I hope one day I am in a position where I can write a check that accurately reflects how grateful I am to ASA for the work you’ve done for our community. For now, I am thankful to be able to give what I can. It makes me so happy every month when I get a notification that my donation has been received. It would mean a lot to my grandfather, and it means a lot to me that the farm is here forever.”

Currently, Monica resides in Greenwich and is the Conservation Project Manager at the Lake George Land Conservancy.

To learn more, contact Donna Dodd-Thomas, Development Manager at 518-692-7285 or donna@agstewardship.org