The Morgans, hikers with lifelong roots in the Adirondacks, made a significant gift several years ago toward restoration of Huntington Lodge at the College’s Huntington Wildlife Forest in the Adirondacks. And they’re now contemplating a larger gift to help refurbish the College’s Adirondack Interpretive Center, in Newcomb, NY.
Charles, who is an emeritus member of the ESF College Foundation board, has also contributed many important ideas to ESF over the years, including the use of cutting-edge computer software in the development office and the creation of the 1911 Society, named for the year of the College’s founding, whose members have given an annual unrestricted gift to the ESF Annual Fund of at least $1,911.
Charles, who works at Morgan Stanley, initially got involved with ESF by helping the College significantly grow its endowment. “I bought into the mission that ESF can educate people in areas that can make a difference in the world,” he said.
Betsy, who currently serves on the ESF College Foundation board, is also on the board of the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake. ESF’s “attempts at being green have been very successful and have shown the way for other people,” she said.