Yellowstone Forever

Annual Report

Letter from the Chairman and President

There are many reasons to celebrate the groundbreaking accomplishments that have taken place in Yellowstone National Park since 1996, when the Yellowstone Park Foundation was created. But the main reason to celebrate our work together during this time is you.

For over 19 years, your generous support has made the difference for the world’s first national park. A difference that has seen landmark milestones occur in native wildlife research and restoration, enhanced visitor experiences, cultural heritage preservation, ranger effectiveness, sustainability, and youth programs.

“Milestones” is the focus of this annual report, because we want to acknowledge all we have accomplished together throughout the history of YPF and the past year. These milestones would not have happened without your responsiveness and thoughtful caring.

And now . . . we also begin a new era.

Next year, as we merge with the Yellowstone Association, we believe that the new organization will serve the Park that we all love even better. As we close this chapter and begin a new one, we hope that this annual report will provide you with pride in our past efforts, and give us all the inspiration to move into a bold new future together.

Kay Yeager
Chairman of the Board
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Karen Bates Kress


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2015 Annual Report

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Annual Report Highlights

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Letter from the Superintendent:

Read Yellowstone Superintendent Dan Wenk's letter for FY15.
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Strategic Initiative Logos for Annual Report

Strategic Initiatives:

Here you will find project highlights from within each of our six initiatives - accomplishments that you made possible through your support of the Yellowstone Park Foundation.
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Avalanche Peak Hiker

Individual Donors:

View the lists of 1872 Society members, Old Faithful Society members, memorial and honor gifts, and those donors who contributed $1,000 or more in program support during FY15.
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Michelin Man - Annual Report 2015

Corporate and Foundation Donors:

View a list of corporate and foundation donors, and learn more about the important work they have funded.
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