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John N. Barnes Environmental Education Endowment

In his 24 years of life, John expressed his passion for the outdoors and beauty of Benzie County. 

The endowment in his memory was established in 1993, allowing his spirit to live on through grants supporting environmental education in Benzie County communities and preserving his passion for generations to come.


What impression will you make? Let's give it forward, together.

 

Alison Metiva, Vice President, Strategic Engagement and Programs


Alison has been part of the Foundation staff since October 2005. She grew up in Traverse City and was excited to return to the area after earning a Bachelor's Degree in English from Western Michigan University. She previously worked as a journalist at a small daily paper in Southwest Michigan. In addition to her position at the Foundation, Alison also coached seven seasons of high school softball at Traverse City West, where she also played as a high schooler. Alison and her husband, John, live in Traverse City with their two young children.


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