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Special Thanks

Those who have helped us to thrive:

Adeena Black – scout, first individual to introduce us to the land

Alain Coleman – trail work, Land volunteer

Al Gonzales – regional historian/storyteller

Alix Phillips – brave soul, creative visionary

Anna Brody – photography, web design, creative visionary

Brian Horton – thought provoker

Calvin Clark – creative visionary, motivator, board member

Carmella Ortega – Tohono O'odham basket weaver, Bear grass gatherer, workshop participant

Casey Woods & the late Punch Woods – mentors, supporters in every possible way

Christina Bascom –donated supplies

Chuck Kowalski – donated supplies

David Huber – mentoring and design for book publication

Don, Jan, & Lindsay Rheinheimer – event prep, trail work, Land volunteer

Donna DeRosia – quiche provider, Kestrel Kafe owner, free parking provider for land events

Ellen McMahon – University of Arizona professor of art, ongoing participant with students, board member 

Elizabeth Ortega – Tohono O'odham basket weaver, teacher of weaving and clay

Garth Davis – plant whisperer, plant teacher

Gina Cestaro – retreat leader, art teacher, Tohono O'odham Community College workshop leader

Jackie Fordyce – donated materials

James Schaub – guest sculpture tour guide 

Jane & Gene Evans – plant teachers, plant identification guides

Jeff & Kris Clarke – satellite consultant, Vermont based

Jeremy Frey – trail love Maestro, photography

Jim Cook – University of Arizona professor of art, ongoing participant with students, video artist at the land

Josh Sanabria – ongoing participant, group work days 

Judy Pfaff – mentor, board member

Julie Frey – early days trail work, all around helper

Julie Sasse – mentor

Kelvin Yazzie – out of the box Navajo thinker, mentor, contributing artist

Kevin Silary – wood cutter, weed eater man

Liang Liuyun, and parents Ying and Fan – Land volunteers

Mariel Miranda – ongoing participant, border artist extraordinaire, creative visionary 

Matt Cordes – tent site helper, singer and guitar player extraordinaire on the patio

Matt and Jeanne Baer – ongoing participants, group work days

Mimi Petro – lawyer, mentor

Moira and Charles Geoffrion – mentors

Nacho Flores – Tohono O'odham basket weaving instructor, storyteller

Naomi Molina – tent site repairs, straw bale house repairs

Nathan Cordova – photography

Patricia Donahue – donated materials

Paul Greengard and Ursula von Rydingsvard – mentors

Peter Baer – cookout specialist, early day leader, facilitator

The late Rafina Chavez, grandmother to Nacho Flores – basket weaver

Richard Wager – supportive neighbor

Rick Green – satellite consultant, Vermont based

Rob Bauer – dirt and sculpture mover

Suzie Saxman – legal mentor

Tony Paniagua – Arizona Illustrated journalist, storyteller

Thomasa Rivas – art workshop leader, story teller, Tohono O'odham discussion group leader, board member

Varga Garland – donated supplies

Financial Contributors:


With respect for the privacy of our contributors, we would like to thank the many individuals who have continuously shared their support through financial contributions. For this we are forever grateful. We could not do what we do without you.


April Logan

Brooke Kilander

Grant French

Hannah Osborne

Liang Liuyun (Tracy)

Sam Rodriguez

Community Support

We are thrilled to have been awarded grants from the following community organizations. These grants included private, state, and federal funds and have been essential in continuing our work here at The Land With No Name Sanctuary. Through these grants we have increased LWNN's financial stability, allowing us to offer low-cost programming to our participants. Thank you to all!

2024 - Community Foundation for Southern Arizona – Viola Steinfeld O'Neil Fund, Endowment for the Arts of Tucson Fund, and Donna M. Rich Legacy Fund

2024 - Community Foundation for Southern Arizona – Comunidad Grant

2023 - Arts Foundation for Tucson & Southern Arizona – Project Mesquite Grant

2023 - Arizona Commission on the Arts – Lifelong Arts Engagement Grant

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