May 11, 2017
Thank you for Giving Big
Thanks to everyone who Gave Big to The Whale Trail yesterday! Twenty donors contributed a total of $1206.00. We are so grateful for your support!
Thanks also to the Seattle Foundation and Give Big sponsors for making this great day of community giving possible.
We’re turning our attention to getting ready for Celebrate Springer events next weekend (do you have your tickets yet?). And remember, though the Give Big campaign is for one day, it’s always a good time to give big for the whales.
Thanks again, and see you on The Whale Trail!
Donna Sandstrom has been interested in orcas since 1982, when she moved to Seattle. She saw her first orca from the deck of the Gikumi in Johnstone Strait in 1985.
Over the next years she produced events like OrcaFest 1995, and a symposium "Lolita Come Home" in 1996. She is expert at bringing diverse people together to achieve a common goal, a skill honed during her 14 years in software development at Adobe Systems.
In 2002, Donna was part of the effort to return Springer, an orphaned orca, to her pod and native waters on the north end of Vancouver Island. The project is the only successful orca rehabilitation in history. In July 2013, Springer was seen with her first calf!
Inspired by Springer's success, and alarmed at the plight of the southern resident orcas, Donna started The Whale Trail in 2008. Contact her at email@example.com. 206.919.5397