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Cheetah Conservation Fund

The Cappellato Legacy
In memory of: Dr. Rosanna Cappellato

Donations as of April 24, 2014:

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$5,700.00 Raised Online
$5,700.00 Total Raised

The Cappellato Legacy

For many of us, Dr.Cappellato was much more than a professor. She was a friend, mentor, and source of inspiration. Known affectionately as Cappy or RC, she always had an unrivaled passion for the natural environment. She was tremendously strong-willed and honest to a fault, but deeply compassionate at the same time.  

She introduced many students to conservation and brought students to Namibia to research sustainable conservation techniques for cheetahs, lions, and elephants. She effectively changed the lives of hundreds of students and colleagues, and will always be remembered.            

Her wish was to give to “causes that further the preservation of wildlife and the natural world.” A group of students have decided to formally endorse the Cheetah Conservation Fund located in Otjiwarongo, Namibia. Cappellato had a great passion for Southern Africa, and especially these charismatic cats!            

Our goal is to raise a minimum of $5,000 in her memory so that we can sponsor a cheetah, and have a plaque be made in her honor. Donating to the CCF is simple, fast, and secure. For more information on the CCF and their work for the Namibian community, please watch the video on the right.

Please feel free to use this page as a means to share personal stories about her! Let's celebrate her life and continue her legacy!


UPDATE: Great news! From now until December 31st, 2012 ANY donation made in honor of Dr. Cappalletto to the Cheetah Conservation Fund will be matched by an anonymous CCF donor.

 

 

When Great Trees Fall By Maya Angelou

When great trees fall,
rocks on distant hills shudder,
lions hunker down
in tall grasses,
and even elephants
lumber after safety.

When great trees fall
in forests,
small things recoil into silence,
their senses
eroded beyond fear.

When great souls die,
the air around us becomes
light, rare, sterile. We breathe, briefly.
Our eyes, briefly.
see with
a hurtful clarity.
Our memory, suddenly sharpened,
examines,
gnaws on kind words
unsaid,
promised walks,
never taken.

Great souls die and
our reality, bound to
them takes leave of us.
Our souls,
dependent upon their nurture,
now shrink, wizened.
Our minds, formed
and informed by their
radiance,
fall away.
We are not so much maddened
as reduced to the unutterable ignorance
of dark, cold
caves.

And when great souls die,
after a period peace blooms,
slowly and always
irregularly. Spaces fill
with a kind of
soothing electric vibration.
Our senses, restored, never
to be the same, whisper to us.
They existed. They existed.
We can be. Be and be
better. For they existed.


Supporters

Comment Donation
Elda Mazzaro In memoria di Rosanna che amava gli animali
$500.00
Jordan Perchik
$200.00
P.Pyda Thank you for everything.
$50.00
Sara Gremillion For a wonderful colleague who will be missed, but not forgotten.
$50.00
Allie Dillon In honor of an incredible mentor, teacher, and especially friend. Your inspiration in my life is immeasurable.
$50.00
Vivian McWilliams
$350.00
Camilla Morrison
$100.00
Adiha Khan Thank you for your mentorship and your passion for your work. It's been inspirational for all of us, and most definitely for me as well.
$50.00
Daniel Eastlack In honor of an excellent professor who taught me so much.
$25.00
Sophie Altamirano
$75.00
Serena M Bagnasco To remember one of my best friend
$50.00
Anonymous
$25.00
Jen Kotrady Dedicated to the memory of the unforgettable Dr. Rosanna Cappellato.
$25.00
Jasmina M. I will miss you, Cappy. Thank you for everything!
$75.00
Maria and Morsy Alsamadisi In honor of an inspiring teacher who had a great impact on our son's life.
$150.00
Tony Becker
$100.00
Jeff Hamrick In memory of an amazing colleague!
$100.00
Robert Lenzini In honor of an amazing advisor and professor. Thank you for everything.
$75.00
Blaire O'Neal For my mentor and friend, so that she will always be remembered for her selfless dedication to wildlife preservation.
$100.00
Dorothy Cox
$100.00
Amy Diallo
$100.00
Teton Sci Sch Josh Kleyman and Doug Wachob Rosanna leaves a marvelous legacy of excellent education.
$50.00
Alan and Carolyn Jaslow
$100.00
Anonymous
$15.00
Anonymous
$50.00
Jennifer Brady
$100.00
Ashlyn Cahill To the woman that showed me there is a greater purpose to life. We will all miss you.
$50.00
Anna Ranson What an amazing woman
$50.00
Brian Tchang Thank you for everything.
$50.00
Anonymous
$25.00
Paula Martin In memory of a former colleague who had extraordinary energy and commitment.
$250.00
Victor Coonin
$50.00
Natalie Malouf Your legacy will love on. Thank you for inspiring me to love even fungi. Just one part of the amazing whole.
$75.00
Kimber Jones To the woman who showed me where my freedom lies, and ignited a fire in my soul
$25.00
Anonymous
$25.00
sarah hasty In honor of a wonderful instructor and friend. We will miss you.
$100.00
Mike Kiriby I enjoyed working with Dr. Cappellato on urban environmenal issues and appreciated the way she involved students in researching the topic.
$50.00
Sarah Tchang & Beamer Dyas
$400.00
Anonymous
$20.00
Max Hardy What a perfect example of a truly committed citizen of the world Dr. Cappellato was. This is a great cause to honor her memory!
$50.00
Adam Alsamadisi thank you.
$100.00
Anonymous
$100.00
Khang Dang She will always be my best adviser and favorite mentor. I will truly miss you, Dr. Cappellato.
$25.00
Joshua Anderson
$15.00
Anonymous
$25.00
Carsen Bahn She was an amazing professor, an inspirational person and changed the way I viewed the world forever. Thank you, Dr. Cappellato.
$40.00
Terry Hill
$500.00
Jackie Ward
$25.00
Jacquelyn Hancock
$25.00
Kelsey Dean For a wonderful professor. Rest in peace.
$10.00

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