Fort Worth Wild 2021

May 6, 2021

Thank you to our sponsors!

On a beautiful May evening, the Friends gathered at the new Lotus Marsh Pavilion at the Nature Center to honor Marty Leonard for her many years of service to the Nature Center and the community.

This evening would not have been possible without the generous support of our sponsors. We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the following donors:

The Ryan Foundation

Janie Rector
William O. Rodgers / Pegasus Resources Operating, LLC
Tarrant Regional Water District
Edward & Sasha Bass
Madelon L. Bradshaw
Gretchen Denny & George Bristol
Murray James
Paula & Bob Lansford
Adelaide Leavens / Meta Alice Keith Bratten Foundation
Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation
Ramona & Lee Bass
Rebecca & Jon Brumley
Laura & Fred Harrison
Sue & John Harvison
J.P. Morgan Private Bank
The Junior League of Fort Worth
Mason King / Luther King Capital Management
Live Oak Foundation
Patricia & Bill Meadows
Elaine & Tim Petrus
Janet & Jack Stevens
Suzanne & Steve Tuttle
Carol Witcher & Jill Black
Kathryn & Tom Armstrong
Joani & Robert Benda
Sano Blocker / Vista Energy
Kay & Ralph (Buz) Campbell
Linda Christie
Alice Cranz
Kimberly & Glenn Darden
Margaret & James Demoss
Ralph Duggins
Caroline M. Dulle
Christie & Lee Eckler
Ashley & Andy Elgin
Joanna & Stephen Gant
Ginger & Joe Gearheart
Linda & John Maddux
Nancy & John McClane
Judy Needham
Kristy & Rob Odom
Gail Rawl
Elizabeth & Paul Ray
Tracy Rector & Greg Fitzgerald
Mary Margaret Richter
Missy & Randy Rodgers
Robin & Douglas Sanders
Margaret & David Sykes
Shirley & Wesley Turner

We would also like to extend a special thank you to:



Harpist Gonzalo Marta

Marty & Pat’s Frame Shoppe

Onstage Stage Systems 

Finally, we would like to thank our event chairs for their tireless efforts in making this evening a success:

George Bristol

Bill Meadows

Janie Rector

The Friends prepared a special tribute video for Marty that was played during the event. You can watch it here:

We hope you enjoy some photos from the evening!

Marty Leonard and sister Madelon L. Bradshaw

Spending time with people who love nature creates priceless experiences; sharing a mission with them generates exceptional satisfaction. Both are benefits of Friends membership. This award-winning organization is a strategic force in keeping the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge an exciting and innovative place to visit in our fair city.

To preserve, protect, and conserve in perpetuity the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge.

View a gallery of the photos our members have taken!