Without YOU, there’d be no US!

Thank you to these 2018 cash and in-kind sponsors and donors.

Your support is critical in allowing us to continue to share exceptional films, educational programs, and engaging events with you. Please consider adding your name to the list for 2019!

2018 Sponsors

Aldo Leopold

HHMI Tangled Bank Studios

The Campbell Foundation

Nora Roberts Foundation

The Allemall Foundation

Shepherd University

Rachel Carson

Shepherdstown Art Glass & Jewelry

Sierra Club

Tito’s Handmade Vodka

John Muir

Schutte & Yenser Wealth Management of Raymond James

Jane Goodall

Potomac Valley Audubon Society

Route 11 Potato Chips

Spichers Security Services

Sustainable Solutions, LLC

Winchester Gastroenterology Associates

Jacques Cousteau

Flying Dog Brewery

Friends of the National Conservation Training Center

Jefferson County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Hospitality Sponsor – Groovetown Lounge

Clarion Hotel & Quality Inn, Shepherdstown

Media SponsorSpirit of Jefferson newspaper

Sponsor levels of giving: Aldo Leopold $5,000+, Rachel Carson $2500+, Jane Goodall $1000+, Jacques Cousteau $500+

2018 Donors

Conservationist Fund Members

John C. Allen, Jr.

Randy Barber & Melissa Moye

Elise Baach

Frances Brolle

Jeff Feldman & Kristin Alexander

Marguerite Harden

The Rogers Family

Nicholas Snow & Cathleen McCoy

Harry & Becky Stimpson

George & Holly Stone

Hank Willard


Mark Burgess, CPA

Alex Campolietoa

Mark & Robie Cucuzzella

Eileen Davis

Mark & Susan Galbraith

Alexandra Hazel

Chris Hoelzl

Bill McShea

Daniel Rogers

Deborah Tucker

Michael & Nancy Spensley

Barbara Spicher & Martin Burke

Christina Van Hilst

Beatrice von Gontard

Kurt Weitz

Lynn & Chess Yellott


Beverley Byrd & Keith Harrington

Kristy Cherry

Greg & Machi Dilworth

Barbara Ferrari

Jeffrey Gustafson & Stephen Skinner

Michael Hobert & Mary Jane Lee

Judy Jones

Harry “Marty” Kable

James Klenkar & Belinda Burwell

Diana Kincannon

Michelle Miller

Allison Spensley & Tim Lawrence

Frank & Annette Van Hilst

Craig & Roy Winkel

Locke Wysong


Duane & Marianne Alexander

Chris & Lauren Ames

Amy Mathews Amos

Doug Canfield

Adam Cole

Lynn Coddington

Michelle Goldman

Sara Jones

Jennifer Lee

Stephen Lee

John McGrath & Amy DuBrueler

Lex & Pam Miller

Susan Mills

Jean Neely

Pia Peltola & Andrew Singletary

James Rieger & Caroline McKay

Donnie & Geri Rivers

Randy Robinson

Michael R. Shepp

Joseph & Julie Siler

John & Susan Skinner

Kathy Smart

Hal & Betty Snyder

Marie Tyler-McGraw

Lisa & Paul Welch

Paul & Johnna Woods

Reel Friends & Patrons

Anna Billman

Janna Bond

Marcy Coppenger

Steve & Lucy Dorick

Patti Fredericks

Nancy Gregory

Jennifer Haynes

Catherine Irwin

Clayton Johnson

Roslyn Johnson

Ronald Kaltenbaugh

Judith Katz-Leavy

Megan King

Dave Kirkwood

John Lacey & Carolyn Holcomb

Dennis Liu

Steve Luke

Frances Lynch

Mary McQueen

Babulal Pragani

Jim & Melinda Schmitt

Lisa Shepherd

Ron & Lyn Widmyer

Carolee Youngblood

Donor levels of giving:

Conservationist $1,000+, Guardian $500+, Steward $250+, Caretaker $100+, and Reel Friends & Patrons <$100

 All of these lists include cash and in-kind contributions made between August 29, 2017 and August 21, 2018. Please forgive and contact Jennifer at jennifer@conservationfilmfest.org if we have made an error or omission.

Alex Kemnitzer Emerging Filmmaker Fund ($50-$1000)

Irene Dent

Elizabeth Giese

Catherine Irwin

Lorraine Kelly

David & Sue Kemnitzer

Thomas Mika & Ora Christi Maynes

Lois Schiffer

Marjorie & Allan Weingold


We deeply appreciate the assistance of these people and businesses that have supported our work this year with donations of time, talent, hospitality, and wisdom!

ACFF Board of Directors

Amy Mathews Amos

Johnna Armstrong

John Barrat

Bistro 112

Blue Moon Café

Jonathan Brauman

Don Briggs

Fran Brolle

Geoffrey Brown

Imogene Cancellare

Kristy Cherry

Clarion Hotel & Quality Inn, Shepherdstown

Cress Creek Golf Course

Sonya Evanisko

Tatianna Evanisko

Mike Fallon & Fallon Insurance Co.

Four Seasons Books

Friends of NCTC

Grapes & Grains Gourmet

Nancy Gregory

Sarah Gulick

Dr. Mary J.C. Hendrix, Shepherd University President

Catherine Irwin

Sarah Joseph

Marty Kable

Bonnie Kazepis

Sue & David Kemnitzer

Karen Kinnett

David Lillard

Rick Lo & Clara Lo

Mark Madison

Michelle Miller & Panache Catering Co.

Emily Morgan

Ellen Murphy

Nall’s Farm Market

Kristin Noggle

The Observer newspaper

Nathaniel Orr

Anna Perkins

The Press Room

Progressive Printing


Thad Reid

Tom Reilly & Accurate Systems

Daniel Rogers

Jen Rolston & Eden Design

Eddie Sampson & Shepherdstown Pedal & Paddle

Shepherd University Campus Police

Shepherdstown Police

Shepherdstown Visitors Center

Sonya Sholley

Jonathan Smith

Michael Spensley

Barbara Spicher

Spirit of Jefferson newspaper

Bridget Tinsley

Bailey Vogt

Welsh Sound

Rie Wilson



We are proud to partner with the following organizations to strengthen our respective missions, grow our networks, and provide support.

Barns of Rose Hill

Contemporary American Theater Festival

DCEFF – Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital

Dulles Area Transportation Association

Endangered Species Coalition

Friends of NCTC

International League of Conservation Photographers

International Big Cats Film Festival

Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival

National Geographic Society

Potomac Riverkeeper Network

Potomac Valley Audubon Society

Rappahannock Association for Arts & Community

Shepherd University

Shepherdstown Film Society

Sierra Club, Catoctin Group

Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute

Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation

Weinberg Center for the Arts