January 2010 Backyard Heroes

Catherine WillisCatherine Willis, Community Shares of Wisconsin

As a UW graduate student, Catherine Willis helped with a Community-Based Research project, a partnership between UW and Community Shares of Wisconsin.  At semester’s end, however, Catherine continued volunteering her time to complete this project. Her analytic skills, her attention to detail, and the data she provided were an immense help to Community Shares, providing important information that will benefit all 64 member nonprofits.

For information about Community Shares of Wisconsin, please visit www.communityshares.com or call 608.256.1066.

Chris HughesChris Hughes, Gathering Waters Conservancy

Chris Hughes serves on the Board of Gathering Waters Conservancy, and he plays a valuable role as an advisor for land trust services work.  Chris is also an accomplished attorney and partner with Stafford Rosenbaum, as well as a busy husband and father to two boys.  Chris continually goes above and beyond in his board duties for Gathering Waters, and his commitment is inspiring.

For information about Gathering Waters Conservancy or to volunteer, please visit  www.gatheringwaters.org or call 608.251.9131.

Photographer John Urban for both photographs, The Urban Photo Company