Ron Grant Memorial Fund
Professionally, Ron Grant was a brilliant composer, but he also shared his passion for monarch butterflies with everyone who would listen. Ron's love for butterflies began when he was a boy, but became even more meaningful when he and his wife, Benida, moved into their home in Brentwood in 1972. Their backyard is a redwood grove and every fall migrating monarchs would stop there for a few months. In recent years, the number of monarchs visiting the Grant home diminished drastically. This was a source of heartbreak and concern for Ron.
The Ron Grant Memorial Fund was established to honor Ron's memory and his passion for butterflies. Now the fund is an ongoing tribute supporting monarch conservation and education efforts through the Monarch Joint Venture. Saving butterflies meant the world to Ron and your continued contributions to this fund support the vital work being done to preserve this beautiful species. Contributions are used to support a nationwide effort to protect monarchs and their beautiful migration that meant so much to Ron. The memorial fund has moved, so please contribute additional gifts in honor of Ron to the MJV through our donation page, with a special note indicating that your gift is to be directed toward The Ron Grant Memorial Fund.
Monarch butterflies have experienced steep decline in recent decades. Only if these charismatic insects have adequate habitat to survive will our children and grandchildren and generations to come have the opportunity to build their own memories of this amazing orange and black butterfly. The Monarch Joint Venture (MJV) is a national conservation partnership working to conserve and protect monarch butterflies throughout the U.S. With partners nationwide working together on this important conservation issue, the MJV plays a vital role in coordinating conservation, research, monitoring, and education projects to ensure our overall efforts to support monarchs and other pollinators will be worthwhile.
Each year, MJV program funds are raised to help our partners move priority conservation actions forward. Contributions to the Ron Grant Memorial Fund have supported conservation projects across the country and have helped more monarchs take flight! Please help keep this vital work and Ron's memory alive! Thank you!
For more information on monarch conservation efforts, please visit the Monarch Joint Venture website at www.monarchjointventure.org, or reach out to the MJV Coordinator by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).