Support Connolly Ranch


“Teaching children about the natural world
should be seen as one of the most important events in their lives.”

– Thomas Berry, The Dream of the Earth


As simple as it may sound, the benefits of learning how to connect with nature are tremendous, and we need your help to make an impact in the Napa community through farm-based environmental education.

We know it is important to unplug and get outside, but it’s even more important to develop a love and appreciation for nature that will last a lifetime. We share these lessons at Connolly Ranch every day. And each year, we push ourselves to offer deeper, more enriching experiences, and make stronger connections with our community.

5 Amazing Ways to Support Connolly Ranch:

  1. Make a donation to Connolly Ranch Education Center
  2. Become an official Connolly Ranch Animal Sponsor
  3. Sponsor a child through the Farmer Thom Scholarship Fund
  4.  Join the Legacy Fund
  5. Fund a project or donate a wishlist item




Gene Kelly, Chairman of the Board
Sarah Pursell, Vice Chair
Griselda Ceja
Kris Cosca, ED.D
Jeff Dodd
Sarah Mitchell Hansen
Elizabeth Healy
Tony McClung
Arthur Roosa
Michele Truchard

Barbara Balik
Andy Beckstoffer
Eileen Chiarello
Harold Kelly
Barbara Nemko
Jennifer Putnam
Denise Renteria
Leona Rice
Dorothy Salmon
Gladys Thacher


Please contact Jennifer Fotherby at or 707-224-1894, if you are interested in joining our Board of Directors, Advisory Board or a one of our committees.

Every donation matters

$25 –   Gives a scholarship to a family for a Saturday “Parent and Child” program
$50 –   Provides a one day camp for a child in need
$100 – Pays for teaching supplies for a farm-to-table field trip for 60 kids
$250 – Allows us to open for free on Walk-in Wednesday
$500 – Gives an interactive, hands-on educational field trip for 30 kids from low income families
$1,500 –  Feeds all our friendly farm animals for an entire month
$2,500 – Covers the daily costs of maintaining an educational farm
$5,000 – Completes the construction of a new outdoor classroom!