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 2019 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 that 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 (a), 2017 (b), 2018 (c), and 2019 (d):


Steven Archambault d  California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona)

Penny Beebe a  Cornell University

Barb Brant c

Loretta Carrillo a b c d  Cornell University (retired) (In support of Tom's pioneering work.)

Alice Christian & Rick Woods a b c  Colchester, Vermont

Kate Clancy a b  Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture and Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future

Frederick Clerson d  University of Arkansas

Katherine Collins c

William Coney d

Douglas Dylla c  Ithaca, New York

Cornelia & Jan Flora a b  Iowa State University

Ardyth & Gil Gillespie b c  Cornell University (retired)

Thomas W. Gray a  U.S. Department of Agriculture

Amy Guptill a c  SUNY Brockport

Erin Hampton c

Stacy Haught c

Susan Hilchey and Bob Gagnon c  Raymond, New Hampshire

Clare Hinrichs a b c  Penn State University (In remembrance of Tom Lyson, who would be so proud and inspired by the wide-ranging and vital work now generated through the Center.)

David Kay b c  Cornell University

William Kearney d (In honor of my parents and grandparents, who were hard-working farming in rural North Carolina)

Daniel N. Kluttz b c d (In memory of Thomas A. Lyson)

Philip McMichael a b c  Cornell University (We miss Tom)

Marcia Ostrom b  Washington State University

Scott J. Peters b c  Cornell University

Rich Pirog a  Michigan State University

Ken Robinson a  Clemson University

Kathryn Sargent d

Keith Schildt b  University of La Verne

Sheila Squier c  Ithaca, New York

Greg Squires a  George Washington University

Maria & J. Mayone Stycos a  Cornell University

Dory Tedford b

Camille Tischler c  Ithaca, New York

Kareem Usher b  The Ohio State University

David Williams c

Lindy Williams a  Cornell University

Andrea Woodward c  Berea College

Frank Young a  Cornell University

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