The Nancy Sellars Memorial Foundation grants money to causes that were close to the heart of its namesake, Nancy Sellars. Although much of the foundation money goes toward projects that promote bicycle safety, especially among children, NSMF also supports efforts at enhancing access to the outdoors. Anyone who knew Nancy remembers her passion for nature, both competitively in ski, run and triathlon competitions, and casually as she hiked trails and paddled waterways throughout Wisconsin.
With that passion in mind, the Nancy Sellars Memorial Foundation recently gave $3,000 to the Friends of the Wehr Nature Center at Whitnall Park in suburban Milwaukee.
Money will go toward trail maintenance and the building of a new stretch of the elevated walkway.
Every 15 Minutes
As noted above, the majority of foundation money goes toward projects aimed at promoting bike safety, including the mindful use of automobiles.
We are also pleased to announce a recent $3,000 donation to the Every Fifteen Minutes Program at Germantown High School. This is the second time the NSMF has sponsored a “15 Minutes” program.
Unique in its design and powerful in its impact, “Every 15 Minutes” is an educational experience that reminds us all of the dangers associated with driving while impaired and texting. As organizers note, while the crash depicted in the program is staged, the EMOTIONS are very real.
Recipients of previous grants have included the Bike Federation of Wisconsin, an “Every 15 Minutes” program at Menomonee Falls High School, last year’s “Share and Beware” billboard campaign, and a helmet give-away program in the Town of Raymond, Wis., that seeks to make sure that every child in the town has and wears a helmet when biking.
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