About the Center
History & Major Donors
In November of 2008, Audubon broke ground on a construction project to renovate the old Granite Mountain community center to serve as the Audubon state headquarters and as a nature education center. Besides the state offices, the building boasts a community room that will seat 100+ people and a science and technology lab. The Audubon Center is adjacent to a 400 acre park that is used for recreation and field science studies.
The City of Little Rock leased Audubon the center and grounds for 99 years for a nominal sum in exchange for Audubon establishing and operating the Audubon Center on site. The city's contribution is approximately a half million dollars. Audubon in turn raised approximately $1.4 million to renovate the center. Audubon is grateful to major donors to the center.
Major donors include:
$500,000 and above:
Winthrop Rockefeller Charitable Trust
City of Little Rock
$100,000 and above:
J.A Riggs Benevolent Fund
$50,000 and above:
Roy and Christine Sturgis Charitable and Educational Fund
$30,000 and above:
Wright, Lindsey & Jennings, LLP
$10,000 and above:
Joyce and Ted Boswell
$5,000 and above:
Marilynn and Rob Porter
Millie and Don Nelms
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