2015 Annual Report: A Voice for Rivers

Date: 
Monday, July 18, 2016

As climate change accelerates, our planet faces an unprecedented number of new threats. Healthy rivers, the foundation of the world's most critical ecosystems, are essential to conserving and restoring our environment. Yet with 3,700 large dams are currently planned or under construction around the world, rivers need our protection -- they need a voice. In 2015, International Rivers was there to meet the challenge. Watch the video for a summary of our work in 2015, and see below for financial information.














International Rivers would like to thank the following institutions, organizations, and individuals for their support in 2015:

Foundations

AIG Matching Grants Program
AmazonSmile Foundation
American Jewish World Service
Benevity Community Impact Fund
blue moon fund
Bruno Manser Fonds
CASA Socio-Environmental Fund
C.S. Mott Foundation
Calvert Social Investment Foundation
Clif Bar Family Foundation
Conservation, Food & Health Foundation
Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Cultures of Resistance Network Foundation
Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
Fred Gellert Family Foundation
Fund for Ecology and Culture
Fund for International Rivers
George and Miriam Martin Foundation
Global Greengrants Fund
H.B. Henson Fund
Heinrich Boll Foundation


John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
K. Foundation
Klorfine Foundation
Marisla Foundation
McKnight Foundation
National Geographic
New Place Fund
Orchard House Foundation
Oxfam AustraliaPanta Rhea Foundation
Patagonia Environmental Grants Program
Porticus
Santa Cruz Community Foundation
Schmidt Family Foundation, 11th Hour Project
Schwab Charitable Fund
Skoll Global Threats Fund
Synchronicity Earth
Tikva Grassroots Empowerment Fund
Vanguard Charitable
Weeden Foundation
YHWH School of Christiantity

Corporations

Alligator Planet
Alter Eco
Design Action
Do Good Events
Greenstein & McDonald
Infinite Empathy Massage & Bodywork
Pomegranate Communications, Inc.

Matching Gifts

Google Inc.
PG&E Corporation
Skoll Global Threats Fund
The Clorox Company

 

 

River Defenders

Anonymous
Jane and Gerald Baldwin
Margo Blair
Peter and Mimi Buckley
André Carothers and Firuzeh Mahmoudi
Steven and Martina Chapman
Chelsea Congdon and James Brundige
Barry and Monica Davis
Christina Desser and Kirk Marckwald
Michael and Tracy DiLeo
Kathleen Ecker and John Mackie
Charles and Mary Gibbs
Ken Greenstein
Marvin and Tamara Greenstein
Christopher and Christina Herman
John and Mary Hooper
Thomas King
Beth Kirkhart
Todd Koons and Laura Berryman


Rebecca Lee
Leslie and Jacques Leslie
Leonard Sklar and Amy Luers

Ralph Luken
George Martin
Patrick McCully and Sarah Bardeen

Gail and Gerrish Milliken
Milan and Letitia Momirov
Deborah Moore and Adam Dawson
Nick and Sloane Morgan
Thomas Nerger
Cymie Payne and Stephen Elston
Welling Pope
Regan Pritzker
Bruce Rich
Paul Strasburg and Therese Saracino
Aniruddha Vaidya and Neerja Bhatt
Theodore Von Der Ahe
Effie Westervelt

River Friends


Anonymous    
Wendy Addison   
Nitish Agrawal and Shirpa Bansal 
Lindsey Allen   
Elnora Andersen   
Clifford Anderson   
E.N. Anderson   
Siddhanth Aney   
Roda Angeles   
Karolo Aparicio and Rosa Valdez 
Rachelle and Colin Apse
David Arkin and Anni Tilt 
Sally Arnold and Christine Weir 
Martin Arnould   
John Arthur and Joni Sutherland 
Rachel Atkinson   
Rebecca Atkinson   
Devin Baker   
William Barclay and Cathy Fogel 
Bill Bardeen   
Christopher Bardeen   
Paul Beach   
Martha Belcher and Martin Wagner 
Lynda Bell   
Olivier Bercault   
Matt Berzel   
Teresa Beynart   
Sham Bhat   
Manu Bhatnagar   
Brent and Teresa Blackwelder
Richard Bloom   
Peter Bosshard   
Bertrand Bouchard   
Terrel Brand   
Ann Braudis   
David and Ellen Breazeale
Dr. Warren Brockelman   
David Brooks   
Dorian Brooks and Malcolm Kottler 
Ulrich Brossmann   
Chris Brown   
Ian Brown   
Lois Brubeck   
Pedro Brufao Curiel   
Zoe Katherine and Thomas Burke 
Kathryn Burnett   
Allene Burns   
Brian Burns   
Jaymee Faith Cadiz Sagisi   
John Denys Cadman   
William Cameron   
Hamilton Candee   
Anne Carey and Karen Berry 
Chris Carlsson   
Liz Carlton   
Colin Carpenter   
Madeline Carretero   
Juan Paolo Castano   
Catherine Caufield and Terry Nordbye 
Katherine Chaitin   
Annaliese Chapa   
Jing Chen   
Laura Chenel   
Cinnie Chou   
Yvon and Malinda Chouinard
Michael Christopher   
Brian Clark   
Dana Clark and Scott Roach 
Jo Clifton   
Brent Clothier   
Pamela Coddington   
Paula Cohen   
Noah Cohen-Cline   
Robert Collier and Heather Sarantis 
Raylene Collins   
Lafcadio Cortesi and Jo Anne Welsch 
Betsy Cory   
Peter Coyote
Ashley Daggs   
William Davis   
Robert Dawson and Ellen Manchester 
C.J. De Vries   
Nick Dedina   
Pianporn Deetes   
Diana Defrenza   
Christopher DeJong   
Candace Dekkert   
Dr. Thomas DeMarco   
Darleen DeMason   
Helen Desai and Raj 
Jasmin Dial   
Eugene Dickey and Pamela Wellner 
Marion Dickson   
Frederik Dolmans
Tom Dorsey   
Chantal Douesnard   
Elinor Dowling   
Mark Drake   
Charles Drucker   
Marta Drury and Kerry Lobel 
Charis Dunn   
Jonathan Dwyer   
Dan Eisenstein   
Neil and Barbara Elliott
William Ellis   
Robert Everett   
Pamela Fausty-Flores   
Claire Feder   
Mary Felley   
Thomas Ferguson   
Lawrence Fernald   
Kyla Fisher   
Mandy Fitzpatrick   
Michele Flannery   
Alexander Flemmer   
Cathy Fogel   
Catherine Fong   
Don Foster   
Jonathan Fox   
Andrew Friedman   
Elizabeth and Guy Fulford
Matthew Gallo   
June Garcia   
Elizabeth Garsonnin and Richard Neill 
Serina Garst   
Lydia Garvey   
Steven Gaskin   
Caleb and Sidney Gates
Eleni Gekas   
Ariel Gershon   
John and Heidi Gerstle
Leah Gibbs and John Jansen 
Mark Giese   
Betty Gips   
Diana and Marc Goldstein
George Gonzalez   
Jonmin Goodland   
David and Lysbeth Gordon
JoAnne and John Gottcent
MaryLou Graham   
Gretchen Grani   
William Grant   
Miriam Greenblatt   
Gus Greenstein   
Fred Greenstein   
Thomas Greenwood   
Evelyn Gross von Rehlingen   
Sophie Hahn and Eric Bjerkholt 
Robert and Donna Halcomb
Stephen Hamilton and Suzanne Sippel 
Felina Hamren   
Crystal Han   
John Handley   
Byron Hann   
Faye Harasack   
Kathryn Harlow and Hans Holznagel 
Andrew Harrell   
David Harrison   
Gary Harvey   
Anna Hawken   
Christine Hayes   
Inanna Hazel   
Gary Held   
Pamela Hewitt   
JE Hewitt   
Dr. Donald and Louise Heyneman
Debra Higgins   
Susan Hills   
Jane Hirshfield   
Robert Hitchcock   
David Holden   
Glen Holstein and Susan Torguson 
Susan Hopp   
Michael Horowitz   
Alcina Horstman   
Cathy Hoshour   
Abu Saleh MD Mosharraf Hossain   
Mary Houghteling   
Susan Howatt   
Nicolas Huber   
Gary Hughes   
Thomas Huntington and Shelly Guyer 
Shay Hurley   
Aviva Imhof   
Carla Jackson   
Padmapriya Jagannathan   
Srikanth Jandhyala   
Alfred and Bonnie Janssen
Heiko Janssen   
Robyn Janssen   
Chuck Johnson   
Barbara Rose Johnston and Ted Edwards 
Runa Jones   
Lynn Jordan   
James Jorgensen   
Olivia Jovais   
Christopher Jovais   
Emily Jovais   
Beverly Jovais   
Peter Jowers   
Yodou and Kawzaw Jumlongrach
Jens Junghans   
Jen Kalafut and John Russell 
Cindy and Mike Kamm
Mike and Saori Kappus
Josh Karliner   
Juliet Kastorff   
Jonathan Kempsey   
Nadia and James Khastagir
David Kleiman   
Lauren Klein   
Donna Knipp   
Alana Knutson   
Anna Kongs   
Jeanne Koopman   
Susan and Carl Kopman
Dr. Richard Krejsa   
Steven Krolik   
Karl Krooth   
Larry Laba   
Joe Lamb   
John Landers   

Craig Latimer   
Kristall Laursen   
Daniel and Laura Leaverton
Kathryn Lee   
Stephanie Lee   
Iara Lee   
Daniel Leffler   
David Leinheardt   
Annie Leonard   
Sarah Leslie   
Zahavah Levine   
Dr. Karen Levy   
Frank Lewin   
Gregar Lind   
Barbara Lindman   
Warren Linney   
Christopher Lish   
Zach Lloyd   
Petra Loesch   
Frank Lorch   
Edward Lorraine   
Melinda Lowrey   
Nicholas Ludlow and Joan Schwartz 
Oskar Luger   
John Lyddon   
Henry Lyman   
Natalie Magnus   
Grace Mang and Will Johns 
Giovanna Marcus   
Erna Marcus   
Sherry Marsh   
Lucia Maxwell   
Thomas and Dorothy Mayer
Chip McAllister   
Kristen McDonald   
Carin McKay   
Julie and Byron McKee
Marcia McNally and Randy Hester 
Mary McPherson   
Mike Mehiel   
Monica Mehiel   
Samir Mehta   
Barbara and Gerald Meral
Kevin Merwin   
Jeffrey Miley   
David Miller   
Monica Miller and Michael Jacobs 
Yuval Miller   
Kyra Millich   
Ross Millie   
Flavia Millikan   
Brent Millikan   
Ann Millikan   
Sarah Minick and Siddhartha Mitra 
Edith Mirante   
Dusanka Miscevic   
Colleen Mlecoch and Ms. Anderson 
Virali and Nupur Modi-Parekh
Andreas Molz   
Laurel and Grant Moorhead
Megan Morrissey   
Daniel Moss and Tyler Haaren 
Paul Moss   
Karimeh Moukaddem   
Patricia Munoz   
Alison Murray   
Jean Naples and Christina Roman 
Do Nguyen   
Catherine Nguyen Huy   
Tina Nielsen   
Sabra Noordeen   
Eli Noyes and Augusta Talbot 
Dr. Gretchen Noyes-Hull and Jonathan Hull 
Meaveen O'Connor   
Rosli Omar   
Juan Pablo Orrego   
Claudia Osei   
Dr. Marvin and Mrs. Osman
John Paisley   
Payal Parekh   
William Pier   
Kimberly Pikul   
Rohit Pillai   
Deirdre Popplewell and Louise Belle 
Rebecca Porter   
William and Lori Pottinger
Rosie Powell   
Dean Preston   
John Preston   
Melissa Joy Pugash   
Richard Quartaroli   
Jason Rainey and Tania Carlone 
Bonnie Raitt   
Tory Read   
Uffe Refslund Christensen   
Nancy Reichard   
Amanda Renz   
Daniel Richman
Brian Richter and Martha Hodgkins 
Lawrence Rinder   
Heddy Riss   
Andre Rollinger   
R. Thomas Rosin   
Kate Ross   
Robert and Cynthia Rothfeder
Claudia Rousseau   
Brian Rowley   
Zbigniew Rozbicki   
Ramona Rubin   
Nicole Rycroft   
Sarah Sackner   
Leila Salazar-Lopez   
Karin Salfi   
Hisham Salih   
Stewart and Nancy Sanders
Rudo Angela Sanyanga   
Manojkumar Saranathan   
Heather Sarantis   
Mary Sari   
Pasquale Scaturro   
E. Schapiro   
Daniel Schneider   
Seth Schoenfeld   
Douglas Scott   
David Seaborg   
Caroline Seckinger and Gustave Carlson 
Trina Seefeldt   
Ann and Leonard Seip
Bharat Lal Seth   
Lucie Seward   
Virginius Shackelford   
Krista Shaffer   
Vibha and Ashvin Shah
Andrea Shallcross   
Karen Shelar   
William Shutkin   
Craig Siegel   
Bibi Sillem   
David Simon   
Kathryn Sklar   
Ulla Skold   
Rick Smith   
Tom Smith   
Stephanie Smith   
David and Judith Snyder
Ladan Sobhani   
Gerard and Nonie Socci
Atossa Soltani   
Scott Spann and Nicole Gnutzman 
Joshua Sperry and Ilinisa Hendrickson 
Ann Sprayregen and Stan Sperber 
Beom Sun Suh   
Mary Sweeters   
Bernadette Talbot and Bruce Hayes 
Shanti Tangri   
Jean Tarantino   
Petur Thorleifsson   
Adity Tibrewala   
Stephanie Tidwell   
Trish Tierney   
Patricia Todd   
Karen Topakian   
Brian Towns   
Ann Leslie Uzdavinis   
Patti Vachal   
Maureen Vachal and Ash Smolenski 
Paul Vachal   
Aniruddha Vaidya and Neerja Bhatt 
Elissa and Scott Van Deursen
Thomas Van Dyck   
Tom van Hettema   
Quinn Van Valer-Campbell   
Richard Vanden Heuvel   
Anne Veh   
Francesca Vietor   
Eve Vogel   
Peter Vorster   
Gisa Wagner   
Marilyn Wall   
Joanna Wallace   
Christopher Watts and Linda Rhyne 
Laurie Wayburn   
Nadine Weil
Brian Weissbuch
Margaret Welke   
Pam Wellner and Eugene Dickey 
Jennifer Wells   
Tracy Welsh   
Leon Werdinger   
Brett Werner   
Timothy Wernette   
Jace White   
Brandon Wied   
Stewart Wiggers   
David Wikander   
Andrew Wilcox   
Charles Wilkinson   
Lawrence Williams and Patti Pride 
Diane Williams   
Crystal Williams   
Cecily Wilson   
Daniel Wing   
Chusak Wittayapak   
Jonathan and Susan Wittwer
Susanne Wong and Craig Latimer 
Susan Wood   
Mary Woolsey   
Matthew Wright   
Katy Yan   
Sarah Yang   
Elizabeth Yates   
Samuel Young   
Eddie Yuen   
Gary Yules   
David Yusem   
Qingtuan Zhang   
Margaret Zhou   
Joe Zhou   
Marc Zimmerman   
Scott Zimmermann   
Ben Zuckerman   
Michael Zuckerman



2015 Board

Jane Baldwin
Brent Blackwelder
Margo Blair
Gary Cook
Kenneth Greenstein
Robert Hass (Honorary)
Susan Kopman
Leslie Leslie


Virali Modi-Parekh
Deborah Moore
Juan Pablo Orrego
Cymie Payne
Athena Ronquillo-Ballesteros
Leonard Sklar
Scott Spann

2015 Staff

Monti Aguirre
Ange Asanzi
Sarah Bardeen
Peter Bosshard
Inanna Hazel
Chuck Johnson
Emily Jovais
Josh Klemm
Candace Lazarou
Tania Lee
Berklee Sati


Grace Mang
Samir Mehta
Brent Millikan
Lori Pottinger
Kate Ross
Rudo Angela Sanyanga
Bharat Lal Seth
David Snyder
Ame Trandem
Maureen Vachal
Margaret Zhou


2015 Interns

Venus Escribano
Gus Greenstein
Legeng Liu
Jessica Joy Maccaro
Erskine Mdone
Molly Sagar
Josh Schott
Yao Ying