Donor Testimonials

Don Cheley

Director Emeritus, Cheley Camps

“I would appreciate it if you would join us in supporting the John Austin Cheley Foundation (A THOUSAND SUMMERS) making it possible for more children to attend more camps.”

Sondra Eddings

Adopt A Camper Patron

“The Adopt A Camper Program has given me a chance to (support a camper) through the camp experience. I’ve watched her develop and blossom into a wonderful young woman.”

Bill LaBahn

Summit Society Member

“Join me in my lifetimes work for the Foundation. I will be designating part of my estate. I am dedicated and I hope you will be too.”

Ann Kuhn Memorial Endowment

A Loving Memorial

“Cheley Camps brought together wonderful girls that Annie cherished. Cheley was a very important part of Annie’s life and we can’t believe that they have never forgotten their 15 year old friend.” – Holly Kuhn Lee

Lebor Family Foundation

Annual Grant Partners

“We want to pass (the camp experience) down to a lot more individuals than just the ones inside of our family. We are investing in kids and their future.”

Martha & Andy Livingston

Endowed Campership Patrons

“We were privileged as children to spend our summers at camp. It is our hope to send children to camp for as long as they are able and to be an additional source of support to them into adulthood.”

Richard ‘Smitty’ Smith

Former Board Chair

“My love of Cheley started in 1943…so much of my development came out of my camp experiences. The rewards that these kids (receive) going to camp is something that you would never know unless you had the opportunity yourself.”

Shari Sigoloff

Owner, Camp Thunderbird

“Help us raise the money to send as many children as possible to camp this summer and in the future.”

Alan Ater

Endowed Campership Patron

“We recognize just how important a camp experience is for EVERY kid. We will always support (A THOUSAND SUMMERS) and we hope you will too!”

Barb Emmons

Legacy Bequest

Learn how Barb joined our Summit Society to leave a legacy gift that will shape A THOUSAND SUMMERS long into the future.

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