Science to sustain a passion for the outdoors
Joanna and Stuart Brown are part of a multi-generational dedication to advocacy for science-based policies that lead the world toward a safer climate and way of life. Stuart’s grandmother, Sally Brown, was a pioneer for environmental issues in our country and a powerful force for good. She worked closely with our founder, Dr. George Woodwell, and was a transformative supporter and board member. Joanna and Stuart’s generous leadership contribution truly reflects their commitment to fighting the global climate crisis.
Joanna and Stuart’s family history first introduced them to the Center and their passion continued when they met Max Holmes, Woodwell Climate Deputy Director, and Trustees Johnny Le Coq and Stephanie Tomasky. The group connected over bringing the fly fishing and river science communities together. The Brown’s gift will support Science on the Fly, a unique program led by Dr. Holmes, that harnesses the power of citizen scientists to dramatically increase the number of rivers that are subject to water quality studies, and thus, greatly advance our understanding of climate change impacts.
The Browns live in Telluride, Colorado and are avid outdoor enthusiasts and global travelers. They channel their passion for climate change activism by volunteering for several national and global nonprofit boards and modeling sustainable principles in business. Here at the Center, they serve on the President’s Council and have hosted events to bring together and expand the Woodwell Climate community. We are grateful for their continued partnership. Thank you Joanna and Stuart.
For more information on leadership giving to support climate science for change, contact Leslie Kolterman, Chief Development Officer.