Bench at the Ithaca Childrens GardenFriends of the Lyson Center

We invite you to join your friends and colleagues in making our programs possible by becoming a Friend of the Lyson Center. You can become a friend by making a tax-deductible, secure donation at our GiveGab page. If you prefer to donate by check, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details.

As a token of our appreciation, you will receive:

  • An annual update on Lyson Center activities. Read the 2017 Thanksgiving Report.
  • Listing on the Lyson Center website as a Friend of the Lyson Center.
  • Article Heads-up notifications as new articles are published in JAFSCD.

The Lyson Center for Civic Agriculture and Food Systems is a project of the Center for Transformative Action, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, which accepts all funds on our behalf.

We appreciate the support of the following Friends of the Lyson Center who have made contributions in honor of Tom Lyson in 2016 (*) and 2017 (º):


Penny Beebe,* Cornell University

Loretta Carrillo,* Cornell University (retired)

Alice Christian & Rick Woods,*º Colchester, Vermont

Kate Clancy,*º Senior fellow, Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture, and visiting scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future

Cornelia & Jan Flora,*º Iowa State University

Ardyth & Gil Gillespie,º Cornell University (retired)

Thomas W. Gray,* U.S. Department of Agriculture

Amy Guptill,* SUNY Brockport

Clare Hinrichs,* Penn State University

David Kay,º Cornell University

Daniel N. Kluttz º

Helena Lyson,º UC-Berkeley

Mercedes Lyson,*º Tufts Medical Center

Philip McMichael,* Cornell University

Heidi Mouillesseaux-Kunzman,* Cornell University

Marcia Ostrom,º Washington State University

Rich Pirog,* Michigan State University

Ken Robinson,* Clemson University

Keith Schildt,º University of La Verne

Greg Squires,* George Washington University

Maria & J. Mayone Stycos,* Cornell University

Dory Tedford º

Kareem Usher,º The Ohio State University

Lindy Williams,* Cornell University

Frank Young,* Cornell University

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