As a student at Marcellus High School in the 1990s, Frank Moses was a part of a team that won Operation Green Eyes, a national environmental competition sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The team, which designed a reclamation project for a mining company, won $10,000.
That team was led by highly-acclaimed teacher Heidi Busa, an ESF grad who helped inspire Moses to go to ESF himself. After graduating from ESF in 2001, Moses worked for 18 months in the College’s development office.
Today, Moses -- the director of the Montezuma Audubon Center for the past five years -- is giving back to ESF in another way: he’s made a five-year pledge to the campaign as part of the College’s centennial celebration, and he’s a Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) member of the 1911 Society. GOLD members are eligible to join the 1911 Society by making a gift of at least $19.11 per month or a total of $229.32 to the Annual Fund in their first decade out of ESF, rather than an annual unrestricted gift of $1,911.
“I gave back to the College because of all the positive experiences I had,” Moses said. “I wouldn’t be in the professional position I’m in without ESF. And having been involved in the development office gives me a greater appreciation of where that help goes.”